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19th July 2017 Issue no. 371
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April King, a security engineer at Mozilla, found that the vast majority of the world's largest sites - 93.45% to be exact - are not implementing many modern security technologies which provide secure connections to their users and protect them from attacks such as cross-site scripting (CSS) and content injection.Full Story
Leading lock manufacturer Codelocks has introduced two new additions to its range of easy-to-install locks, with the announcement of the CL50 and the CL160. The new locks follow a raft of product releases, as Codelocks continues to invest heavily in research and development.
"Our newest addition to the Quantum series portfolio, the Quantum Pixel, provides a minimalistic appearance while providing all hardware features and technology today's global hospitality market, designers and architects are seeking," says Mike Lopes, dormakaba senior product manager, Lodging Systems.
Millions are at serious risk of hacking and don't know it - with fitness trackers, smart TVs and even children's toys among the most vulnerable items, according to new research from consumer security specialist, BullGuard.
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A Texas locksmith working on the back door entrance to a Bank of America ATM in Corpus Christi, got trapped in the machine last week. According to the New York Times, the branch to which the ATM adjoined was at the time under construction and no staff were present. To make matters worse, the repairman had left his cell phone in his truck and could not call for help. Upon realizing his predicament, the man got creative and began sending out notes to customers, using the ATM's receipt slot.
One of his notes read: "Please help. I'm stuck in here and I don't have my phone. Please call my boss ..."Full Story
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MOBOTIX has introduced the new indoor models c26, i26, p26 and v26, thereby completing the successful Mx6 6MP camera line. The new, higher performing processor delivers up to twice as many images per second as before - at the same resolution.
The video data is simultaneously offered in three formats (MxPEG, MJPEG and H.264), as well as in a range of different resolutions. RTSP/multicast makes the Mx6 cameras more flexible. All of the models come standard with intelligent motion detection directly on the camera, and thereby offer more capacity for additional software applications.
St. Christopher's is a private school offering British curriculum education. It provides primary through to secondary classes, all the way through from reception to Sixth Form. Students are able to sit British GCSE and A-level examinations. In 2006, the UK's Guardian newspaper included St. Christopher's among the top eight British curriculum schools internationally.
The new 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor is the ideal way to distribute a single video signal to multiple locations. Using noise-rejection circuitry, the 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor actively duplicates video signals to be sent to two separate locations. Signals are cleaned and buffered to ensure clear video, and then sent to a multiplexer, DVR, etc. It also has a LED power indicator and comes with a power adapter and DC jack connector.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that Stockholm Central Station in Sweden has installed a Boon Edam entrance solution as part of a renovation project for the terminal.
Originally designed in 1871, Stockholm Central Station has a long, proud history, and the building itself features magnificent artworks and architecture. The building is historically listed and as such, officials have an obligation to protect its architectural features in any upgrades or renovations that are undertaken.
Some of the security industry's most influential people have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association Chairman's Awards in recognition of the significant contributions they have made to the ongoing success of the UK's private security industry.
The awards were personally selected by the BSIA's Chairman, Dirk Wilson, and serve to recognise the significant or life-long contributions in five different categories: Contribution to Standards, Contribution to the Community, Contribution to the Industry, Contribution to Training and Contribution to Exporting.
Six member companies of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) were recognised for their commitment to promoting the worldwide reputation of the industry in the Association's inaugural Security Business Awards.
The brand new awards were presented at the BSIA's Annual Luncheon on 12th July at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Presented in three main categories - The International Partnership Award, The Environmental Award and The Innovative Security Project of the Year Award - the awards invited contributions from all sections of BSIA membership, with one special commendation and one overall winner being announced in each category.
Pro-Vision Distribution, the national distributor of branded CCTV, Access Control and Public Address equipment, have further strengthened their internal sales team with the appointment of Simon Davies as Sales Office Manager.
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Online fraud is now the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but has been overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry. Fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales and most happens online.
While the landscape for tackling online fraud is complex, the Home Office's response is not proportionate to the threat, according to the National Audit Office.Full Story
Humberside Police have apologised to an innocent locksmith who secured a burglary scene after they named him as one of Hull's most wanted criminals. The force circulated a media appeal with details of eight suspects they wanted the public to help them catch.
Included was the name, photograph and address of Christopher Phelan who detectives said was wanted for burglary. However, Mr Phelan was not involved in the burglary. He had attended the crime scene in his capacity as a locksmith to secure the building, working alongside the police!Full Story
The ICO revamped the data protection self-assessment toolkit for SMEs, which includes: a checklist to help businesses and organisations get ready for the GDPR, and the ability to compare what you are currently doing around data protection to what you should be doing under the GDPR.
Dakota Hotels is a lifestyle hotel brand providing hospitality and restaurant services in boutique hotels based in Edinburgh and Glasgow.