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29th March 2017 Issue no. 355
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Simply plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and then plug your key programmer to the opposite side.
A British firm will hold the keys to Australia's largest prison after outsourcing behemoth Serco won a £1.6 billion jail contract in the country.
By Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard
The FTSE 250 business is still known for prisoner scandal in this country, after Serco charged the Government to "tag" criminals who were actually dead or didn't even exist, and in 2015 lost a contract to run one of New Zealand's largest jails after reports that inmates filmed "fight club" videos in their cells.Full Story
A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. This is because they are not only more effective at preventing crime, but also more environmentally friendly, having a much lower carbon footprint than other measures, such as burglar alarms or CCTV.
Pinkerton, a global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in Central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster across the UK, has boosted its operations in Northern Europe with the acquisition of security consulting services provider, Seccredo AB.
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Following on from numerous meetings and extensive negotiations, the Master Locksmiths Association are delighted to announce they received on the 21st of March confirmation from Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, stating: "The occupation of Locksmith and Safe Engineer will be removed from the CSCS scheme this week."
Dr Steffan George, Managing Director for the Master Locksmiths Association said: "Having had a number of members contact us concerned with the changes being made to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, we're delighted to have been successful in our quest to have locksmiths and safe engineers alike removed from the scheme as the roles are not construction-related. We believe that as this will benefit everyone in these roles, and not only MLA members, it is a major success for the industry as a whole."
Securefast plc, one of the UK's Leading Security and Access Control providers has announced the launch of the SmartLock Proximity Access System as part of the company's wide range of mechanical and electronic access control solutions.
The stylish new Smartlock ASL900 is a wire free, stand alone, intelligent computer based access control system that uses MIFARE(r) RFID proximity card technology, which offers a cable free, easy to operate and secure access solution that is ideal for both small and large installations such as public buildings, hotels, schools, colleges, offices, hospitals and residential accommodation.
A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80.3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank accounts under his control, US officials said.
The companies were not named but were described as US-based multinationals, with one operating in social media. Officials called it a wake-up call for even "the most sophisticated" firms.Full Story
MPs were told by one of parliament's top officials that their security was fine as long as they were within the Palace of Westminster, just 24 hours before an attacker managed to breach its perimeter fence and stab a police officer to death. Eric Hepburn, parliament's director of security, gave evidence to MPs that the "real vulnerability" for members of parliament was in their constituencies.Full Story
STANLEY, part of the dormakaba Group portfolio of mechanical and electronic access control solutions, today announces the release of a new line of access and security solutions for mixed-use and light commercial facilities.
This family of new products is highlighted by EasyPass, a leading feature that allows for more convenient, easier door access.
Access the biggest showcase of security products accessible in Europe this year, including thousands of solutions across a global gathering the size of 5 football fields... Taking place in London, 20 - 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.
Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more, visiting IFSEC International is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.
During ISC West from the 5th to 7th of April at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV, MOBOTIX (stand 16065), the German System Manufacturer of Professional Video Management (VMS) and Smart IP Cameras will present its latest IP video security products and innovations including vertical specific solutions for IoT, retail, home automation, perimeter, transportation and industrial markets.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has installed a multi-layer security entrance strategy, at Eastman Chemical, utilising a combination of Boon Edam Tourlock security revolving doors and Speedlane 900 optical turnstiles, at its Corporate Business Center.
Eastman manufactures advanced materials and specialty additives at approximately 50 locations worldwide, which are used by its customers as key ingredients to make products people use every day.
Charlie James has been appointed Dahua's Southern Area Sales Manager. With 29 years' experience in sales of intruder alarms and CCTV, he was previously with Risco Group as Regional Sales Manager, and before that, UK Sales Manager with BT Redcare.
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A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality - rather than initial purchase price alone - for end users of security solutions.
Eurocell, the manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products, has bought PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd.
Introduced in early 2016, the MLA's change to a Modular Training Programme has been a huge success, not only from a student numbers perspective, but also from a student feedback perspective! In fact, one recent student, Paul Medway, said: "... taught by two very knowledgeable tutors who were on hand when ever myself or fellow pupils needed some advice.
Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2017.
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, has launched a national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales, which has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association.