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11th April 2012 Issue no. 115
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European Union regulators have warned Germany that it must implement the controversial Data Retention Directive within one month or face legal action and possible fines.
The Data Retention Directive requires EU member states to store vast amounts of telecommunications information, including data about email, phone calls and text messages, for law enforcement purposes.Full Story
SBD's Secure Car team was there looking for the latest trends in vehicle security and smart key technology.
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The Easter break was a typical one it seems. Far too much chocolate, and the weather changes for the worse (in the UK) improving just in time for the return to work as usual. Oh well, at least the roads are quieter due to the school holidays. Or the high cost of fuel. Take your pick. Whichever it is, it won't last, the kids will be back at school next week and we'll no doubt get used to fuel costing around £1.50 a litre (that's a whopping great £6.75 a gallon!)
So how does the high cost of fuel affect you? Obviously if it costs you more to get to the customer, you have to charge more, don't you? Or is that too dangerous for business these days? Has it impacted on the amount of jobs you get? Or do you just absorb the cost and do more to make up for it?
If you have a view on that and would like to share it, let us know.
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This Week's News
The Knollan combination Lock is claimed to offer better strength and security with more functionality based on new technology. This revolutionary padlock is said to be faster, easier and more secure than a standard combination lock. It can be opened one-handed in complete darkness, with gloves and also by blind people. The combination can be reset to any number of movements in any sequence, allowing the user to customize their combination and create their own Password.
Just a quick note to point out a concern with the content of last week's LASN We have Mail: UAP puts £500,000 into National Radio Advertising
Secured By Design in fact do recognise SS312 Diamond testing and see it as an equivalent to TS007 3 star.
IronmongeryDirect now offers specialist tools to assist tradesmen, making the job in hand just that much easier. Best-seller Roughneck Door and Panel Lifter is an ideal solution for hanging a door, enabling one person to do a two man job. The lifter, which has a working load of 75kg, makes it easy to position doors when hanging and is also perfect for positioning wall panels.
Driver Roger Hirsch was in slow-moving traffic in Hoe Street, Walthamstow when he a felt a sudden bump from behind. Leaping from his cab, he was shoved roughly to the ground by one thief while a second slipped behind the wheel and sped off.
Alpro's overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors and can have light, medium or heavy spring strengths to suit type of usage, with a 90 degree hold-open option.
With the D14D, MOBOTIX launches an update of the successful DualDome D14 camera on the market. It offers high image quality in poor lighting conditions thanks to two camera modules mounted parallel to each other with two lenses and 6.2 megapixel dual sensor technology. Since March 2012, this extremely robust, weatherproof camera, has been available in three versions with different features: the D14D standard version with free lens combination, with two day or two night lenses, or a mixture of the two.
UBM Live - organiser of IFSEC International has announced the finalists for the IFSEC International Security Industry Awards 2012.
The awards are Judged by a number of the security world's leading personalities, including: Alex Carmichael (technical director at the British Security Industry Association), Mick Phipps (head of loss prevention at Wilkinson), Mike Smalley (of the MoD Security Services Group), David Greer (chief executive at Skills for Security), Brian Sims (media solutions manager across UBM Live's Security and Fire Portfolio) and Jeff Little OBE, the CEO at the National Security Inspectorate.
Heading the list is that by doing so, door access becomes immediately DDA compliant. Also user experience shows that automatic doors are welcoming to visitors providing unhindered access and consumers now expect to see them at most retail situations as well as hospitals, airports and hotels.
Vehicle theft varies across different countries and the solutions used to combat theft also differ. The motivation for theft and the way the stolen vehicle is utilised is influenced by the economic status, geographic location and culture of the country.
Take for instance Brazil - with one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the world, the proceeds from theft are primarily used to fund further criminal activities. In direct contrast to Brazil is Thailand where there is very little vehicle theft within the country but thieves are focused on stealing vehicles from neighbouring countries or importing them from Japan.
The enclosures are Conway's stainless steel EH4 unit and are being used with two separate sets of cameras which address both regular CCTV surveillance and VAID (Video Automatic Incident Detection).
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