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27th February 2019 Issue no. 446
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It's finally here - the weekend of the 10th annual Lockexpo, and an opportunity for you to visit over 50 stands, catch up with friends, make new contacts, learn new things and enjoy the locksmithing event of the year!
Internet-connected locks will become more mainstream over the next few years due to their affordability, new research suggests.
Smart locks are gaining favour with consumers as one in four broadband households in the US intend to buy a connected lock in the next 12 months, according to new research.Full Story
The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.
Google has been criticised for failing to tell users about a hidden microphone in ones of its home security systems. The technology giant said an "error" meant the microphone was not included in the online specifications for the Nest Guard, which have been available since 2017.Full Story
Simon Barnes, Business Development Manager - Airports EMEA at Genetec commented on the news that Police believe a current or former employee was behind the Gatwick drone incident on December 19th 2018:
"Today's drone-related suspension of flights at Dublin airport, and the news that an insider threat was maybe responsible for the chaos that ensued at Gatwick just before Christmas shows the range of threats the industry now has to navigate. We know from speaking to airports across the world that two of the most pressing challenges they face is how they secure their perimeters (as intruders become increasingly sophisticated) and identifying "Friend from Foe" as operational needs must be maintained."
Gira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to announce Steffen Zimmermann as its new Managing Director with effect from Friday, 1st February 2019.
Steffen Zimmermann will reinforce the management of Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Radevormwald, and he will succeed Alfred A. Bulitz, who has retired from the family business after 17 years as Managing Director.
In this article Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for video surveillance specialists Hanwha Techwin Europe and Jan Hazlbauer, Project Manager for analytics experts FF Group, have worked together to highlight the opportunities for installers to achieve sales growth by helping end-user clients take advantage of the benefits offered by ANPR.
The previous ISO 9001:2008 accreditation was well integrated within Evolution's processes and procedures, enabling a smooth transition to the new standard which includes a number of important developments.
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Recent Home Office statistics have shown that in nine out of ten crimes, nobody is charged. Along with this, the numbers of burglaries are rising, painting nothing but a gloomy picture.
By Lee Jasper, Security Expert at ADT
A lot of attention on security has been focused on cyber-crime but it is the more traditional theft that is still most common and just as harmful. 63% of reported commercial crime in the retail sector was from shoplifting and 24% was from assault.
Like everyone in the UK right now, we are following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations. The sharing of customers', citizens' and employees' personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.
Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.
As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye each offer their own specialisms and sector expertise. By bringing these well-known brands together under one new group, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland will provide a stronger, more comprehensive offering to different sectors.