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14th June 2017 Issue no. 366
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Always at home with Urmet's CallMe app
CallMe is aimed at individual homes and small to medium-rise apartment blocks. It enables residents to speak with visitors, open gates and open doors - all using a mobile device.
Niu Solutions launches disaster recovery product
IT solutions and infrastructure service provider, Niu Solutions, has launched its latest Disaster Recovery as a Service product (DRaaS).
The offering gives firms cost-optimised cloud platform delivery and incorporates orchestration and automation technologies that can minimise the recovery time, ensuring access to critical data in the event of a catastrophe.
New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security
By Rob LeFebvre
The New York Attorney General's office settled with Safetech to provide better security for its smart locks. Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key.
Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they're also pretty easy to hack open. The office of New York's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, announced a settlement with one such smart lock manufacturer.Full Story
Boon Edam's popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile series now "Made in the USA"
These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially "Made in the USA."
Yale's smart solution secures National Technology Award
Customers take opportunity to see ABUS production first-hand
ABUS have always sold its cylinder systems by endorsing the USPs that make ABUS cylinder suites special:
BSIA to co-host thought provoking webinar on tackling vehicular terrorism
Hanwha Techwin video surveillance solutions integrated with SureView Immix
The integration allows the latest Wisenet IP camera series and NVRs, as well as analogue DVRs to interact with Immix CS which is designed to improve the efficiency of central alarm monitoring stations offering video monitoring services.
Banorte Financial Group standardises on Boon Edam turnstiles and gates for Building Access Control
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This Week's News
Modern vehicles vulnerable to tech-savvy thieves
The Metropolitan police warn that an increasing number of vehicles are being stolen by criminals exploiting electronic controls. Once inside the vehicle, the thieves plug a device into the on-board diagnostic port (OBD), which allows them to download the vehicle's electronic information on to a blank key.
This amazing 17th Century lock has a few clever mechanical tricks
... it even counts how many times it has been opened!
In the 17th century, security was often a matter of mechanical ingenuity rather than the kinds of technology we rely on today such as cameras and alarm systems. If you wanted to keep someone out, you had to physically bar them, or devise a mechanism that would-be intruders couldn't solve.Full Story
Security Union: European Commission welcomes the Council's commitment to improve information exchange and border management
Following the adoption by the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the conclusions on information systems and interoperability and the general approach on the Commission's proposal for a European Travel and Information Authorisation System (ETIAS), Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King made the following joint statement:
Bored and distracted employees biggest potential security risk
Employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll* conducted by Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, at Europe's leading infosecurity event, Infosec Europe in London this week.
While more than a third (35 per cent) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19 per cent), excessive policies and compliance regulations (5 per cent), social media (5 per cent) and password sharing (4 per cent).
VR pioneer founds border security start-up
Virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey has founded a start-up concentrating on technology to police borders and large events, reports the New York Times.
Allegion appoints John Hiscock to lead UK's South West business team
Allegion UK - part of Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider - has named John Hiscock as business development manager of its business development team in the South West.
Hiscock joins Allegion from Siniat UK, where he held a similar position, working with channel partners, contractors and specifiers. Prior to Siniat UK, Hiscock was territory manager for Travis Perkins.
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Simply Keys 2017. WOW! What a great show!
IFSEC International 2017 introduces exclusive on-site discounts programme
CSL, Vanderbilt and Anglia Tool Centre are among the many exhibitors that have signed up to the IFSEC Discounts scheme, which gives visitors - who pay nothing to get into the show - discounts and incentives they will simply not be able to get anywhere but London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017, when the show is held.
BSIA members excel at industry influence
GJD announces technical service provider agreement with VMS
GJD, a world class leading designer and manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators has announced a new service deal with VMS, a provider of installation and maintenance services within the Audio Visual, Networking and Security markets. The innovative approach aims to strengthen GJD's customer relations and provide unparalleled levels of field support.
Lockdecoders is on the road again.
Lockdecoders will be showing the Miracle A9 Premium and the new Magic 2S portable engraving machine.
This show will be hosted by SKS. Also at this show are various other manufacturers like JMA, Maxus, Ifam, Codelocks, Yale and Era.
Times: 10am - 5pm
South Bank Patrol officers praised for their actions following Westminster terrorist attack
BSIA celebrates increasing membership growth in its 50th year
UK cyber security start-up raises £2.5m as WannaCry lifts demand
By Cara McGoogan , The Telegraph
British cyber security start-up Panaseer has raised $3.25m (£2.5m) in the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware attack to develop its product and make further inroads into the US.
Panaseer uses data analytics to look for risks within companies' computer systems and mitigate them before they can be used by cyber criminals.Full Story