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15th September 2010 Issue no. 41
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With the new security calculator customers no longer need any codes and the system offers 100% correct codes. Furthermore, older Ford vehicles used a 10 minute countdown before the keys can be programmed, this system has been bypassed on many vehicles making the key programming instant.
The security calculator is available at a cost of £79 and there is a generous upgrade opportunity for users of the older AD100 & MVP.
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Airport authorities in India selected Infinova surveillance cameras integrated with Videonetics Intelligent Video Management Server System (IVMS) software to combat terrorism and increase security
The locks come with faceplates (letters, numbers, colors, shapes and symbols) that can take the place of the arrows.
23 - 25 November, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
Now in its fourth year, IFSEC India, India's largest international exhibition for commercial homeland security and fire technology, is set to take place from 23-25 November 2010 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Co-located with Homeland Security India and Firex India and produced in association with the Asian Professional Security Association, India Chapter, IFSEC India has been a resounding success since its launch in 2007 attracting an annual attendance of more than 11,000.
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In this week's issue:
- Mul-T-Lock codes its handles
- Yet another product launch from Samsung. This time it's entry level surveillance cameras
- Paxton Access works out at the 24 hour Gym
- Locksmith has to open security van
- Budget for London Olympic Games security under increasing pressure
- Milestone covers all the bases for retail security at Goodwill
- Lishi to sponsor the Auto Lock Convention in Manchester - Mr Li to hold tutorial sessions
- LEGIC distribution partnership brings the latest lock technology to China
- Sheffield University chooses Raytec to enhance security on campus
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This Week's News
Code-It is designed to enable conveniently controlled access to a door, without the need for any secondary locking unit and is ideal for offices, storage cupboards or areas where sensitive or hazardous items are kept.
A locksmith had to be called to a security van outside Lloyds Bank; it was believed the G4 van's crew were trapped inside.
One witness said of the incident: "I saw a man trying to drill the door lock out. The auto alarm had gone off saying 'help we are being robbed please call the police'.
And police had to direct traffic as an elderly woman collapsed on a pedestrian crossing.
"I thought it was odd because the policeman was standing right next to the van where he was directing the traffic."Full Story
This year Lishi will be the sponsor of the International Auto Locksmith Convention at the Manchester Airport Hilton over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November 2010, and with a magical theme, they have a few tricks up their sleeves! Distributor Tradelocks are delighted to announce that Mr Li, founder of the Lishi Brand, will be visiting from China to lead Auto Lock Picking training classes throughout the event. Chris Belcher will also be present, offering Auto Chubb AVA pick and decoder training sessions, so register now and come and find Tradelocks and Lishi at Stand J1!
Mr Li will also be running 6 Tutorial Sessions from Monday 8th November to Wednesday 10th November 2010 at The Reebok Conference Centre in Bolton for all locksmiths who aren’t members of the ALA, MLA or ELF.
The Gym is a rapidly developing chain of venues that offers their customers flexible and accessible gym membership. With 11 sites in major cities across the UK, The Gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing a modern health club for people on the move.
All day, every day, gym members can access the premises using an eight digit PIN code they receive when they join The Gym online. This means that The Gym is constantly accessible, even after staff have gone home.
Despite being extremely competitively priced, the SNB-1000 and SND-1010, which are part of Samsung fast growing iPOLiS network camera and dome range, incorporate all of the features demanded by today's video over IP installations. A multiple codec, for example, enables the simultaneous multi-streaming of video using H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG compression. Real time monitoring, high quality or high efficiency recording, mobile monitoring and e-mail on alarm can all therefore be achieved at the same time.
London officials believe the £600 million earmarked for security at the 2012 Olympics may be insufficient to provide a safe and secure Games, according to an article in the The Daily Telegraph
Security planners for the Olympic Games have been working on the premise of a severe level of threat, meaning an attack is likely.Full Story
New mechanical and electronic locking systems are the result of the newly announced partnership between Shanghai United Sea Trading and Switzerland based LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification. United Sea Trading can now offer innovative and flexible access solutions to its customers such as banks or commercial buildings. The integration of LEGIC advant technology further improves its strong market position in China.
The University of Sheffield has installed the latest energy-efficient White-Light LED technology from Raytec to achieve huge energy bill and CO2 savings. In a project handled by Clear Image, the University has chosen Raytec LED units for upgrades to improve security and ensure the safety of 25,000 students living on campus; providing a safe environment during the hours of darkness.
"The University of Sheffield has a very strong commitment to reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint and we are always keen to look at new ways to reduce environmental impact, as well as costs," says Sheffield's Energy Manager, Phil Riley. "Choosing energy efficient outdoor LED lights rather than the more conventional energy-hungry, maintenance- intensive metal halide lights will reduce our energy consumption on these buildings by 63% and carbon emissions by over 22,000 kg pa."
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News in Brief
AMG launches what is claimed to be the world's most sophisticated single channel transmitter that's as small as the palm of your hand; powerful Vision 5000 proves that size doesn't matter! The Vision 5000 series has been enhanced with additional transmission options. Users are said to be particularly impressed with the dimensions of the mini transmitter. In addition to high resolution video at 728 TV Lines the transmitter -which is as small as the size of your palm (55 x 55 x 26 mm) and weighing only 150g – can now achieve transmission distances in excess of 7 km on multimode fibre (Vision 5600) and more than 40 km with the Vision 5700 singlemode version. Codestuff has announced a distribution agreement with Controlware to offer the world’s first purpose-built touchscreen based CCTV monitoring, recording and management system to over 500 European channel partners. Quorum Touch is an innovative system for up to 16 cameras combining all the elements of a traditional CCTV system into a single, self-contained desktop device.
AMG launches what is claimed to be the world's most sophisticated single channel transmitter that's as small as the palm of your hand; powerful Vision 5000 proves that size doesn't matter!
The Vision 5000 series has been enhanced with additional transmission options. Users are said to be particularly impressed with the dimensions of the mini transmitter. In addition to high resolution video at 728 TV Lines the transmitter -which is as small as the size of your palm (55 x 55 x 26 mm) and weighing only 150g – can now achieve transmission distances in excess of 7 km on multimode fibre (Vision 5600) and more than 40 km with the Vision 5700 singlemode version.
Codestuff has announced a distribution agreement with Controlware
to offer the world’s first purpose-built touchscreen based CCTV monitoring, recording and management system to over 500 European channel partners. Quorum Touch is an innovative system for up to 16 cameras combining all the elements of a traditional CCTV system into a single, self-contained desktop device.
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