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12th September 2018 Issue no. 424
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The safe dates to Japan's Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the katakana script on the dial is no longer legible.
Vanderbilt, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced today that it would showcase the latest version of ACT Enterprise at Security Essen 2018.
Along with demonstrations of the access control software solution, visitors to Security Essen can explore the full range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer at Stand 6D90, with a significant focus on increased integration within the company's products and with third-party systems.
The latest ACT Enterprise features, which include integration with Vanderbilt's award-winning SPC intrusion system, a rules mapping engine, and a smartphone app, were previewed at the IFSEC tradeshow in London in June and received a wave of positive feedback from visitors to the show.
Remote access management
Rosslare Enterprises Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of professional security solutions including Access Control, Detectors, and Guard Patrol, has launched the Rosslare BLE-ID apps. By installing the apps onto their smartphones, users can use the smartphone as a credential for access control and automation applications.
The ID code generated by the app is unique to the device, and may be transferred easily by email to the system administrator. Rosslare's new CSN SMART readers will appear in the app, and the user just needs to tap on the reader name to submit the credential to that particular reader.
The China Internet Security Conference 2018 (ISC2018) invites cybersecurity experts from leading think tanks and security vendors around the world to share your expertise at ISC 2018, the largest Asia-pacific security event with the highest level and widest influence.
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The latest addition to the wide choice of Securefast electric locking and access control solutions, the new range of slimline AL900 series Electric Releases offers ANSI style door release and are supplied complete with stainless steel short or long faceplates for use in a wide range of metal and timber door applications.
The versatile AL900 electric release is designed to work with all leading brands of deadlocking night latch locks. With a holding force of 1000lbs, when an electrical current is applied to the mechanism the release will either open (Fail Safe) or lock into position (Fail Secure).
TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have not only been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK, they have also passed the ISO 9001 and 14001 management systems audits which come in to force next month.
The 4-day visit by both auditors involved full scrutiny of the TC Security Services operation and for the ACS audit included visiting both the Head Quarters and satellite offices along with a mix of varied customers.
The maximum overall score on the ACS audit that can be achieved is currently 175 points. TC Security Services' score of 164 places them not only in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme, it also showed an increase in the score awarded by the auditors in 2017.
Here at 3D Group we pride ourselves on always looking for the most innovative products to bring to the market. We like to find products that save people time and money but also help to bring convenience too.
That's why we are now selling the Mini Condor Electronic Key Cutting Machine and the new Battery Adapter.
The Mini Condor Electronic Key Cutting Machine might be small, but it still comes with an impressive specification:
The Los Angeles metro will roll out body scanners in its subway stations, according to the Associated Press. It will use scanners from the British security company ThruVision, capable of scanning upwards of 2,000 people per hour.
Los Angeles is the first city in the US to employ body scanning security.
The scanners will monitor visitors for concealed weapons, both metal and non-metal, capable of causing mass casualties. They're not necessarily looking for smaller weapons. Instead, they are trying to identify things like suicide vests or assault weapons.
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Allegion says that its latest version of the Keri Systems' software now supports Schlage locks in no-tour mode. No-tour mode allows for the altering of access to a lock without having to visit it.
The supported locks, which include Schlage Control, NDE and LE, are said to be well-suited for multifamily property managers looking to retrofit their existing properties with electronic access control on individual apartment spaces.
Allegion says this provides more security, eliminates unnecessary expenses around managing traditional keys and offers an enhanced tenant experience with ID card or phone access. It also makes it an option to consider for common areas within the building such as meeting rooms, recreational areas and laundry rooms.
Keyprint customers had the opportunity to attend their popular Open Weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2018 at their premises in Edinburgh.
"We are delighted to organise our Open Weekend again this year." Company director Nagib Jiwa commented.
Participants had the unique opportunity to meet manufacturers showing products in the following areas:
* Mechanical locking systems
Joanne has been with SSAIB for over ten years - during two spells with the organisation - having started as an office apprentice straight out of school.
Access2 will be joining us on stand 14, showing a range of products ideal for auto locksmiths.
We asked if they were looking forward to the show. Here's what they said:
"Last time we took our latest locks to an expo, the interest was phenomenal. We don't expect things to be any different at this year's ALEX event because VANLOCK and the new TIGRIS Secure Solutions range are superb.
Security officials in the UK are concerned that the nation's communications backbone could be at risk thanks to a piece of US-made software that is about to go out-of-date. The software is currently being used by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, the company responsible for supplying networking equipment for BT, Vodafone and their subsidiaries.
The problem surrounds Huawei's use of Wind River Systems' VxWorks operating system. The software will stop receiving security patches and updates in 2020, possibly leaving theWind River Systems' VxWorks operating system open to attack.
The Manything Pro software allows security professionals to offer offsite cloud recording and remote viewing to their customers, and in turn creates a new source of recurring revenue.