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6th February 2013 Issue no. 154
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That's what a number of Roto customers have been asking recently, with regard to their TSL espagnolette. As with any market-leading product, there are inevitable imitations.
The Jan 2013 Catalogue is available on the 'Downloads' page on www.advanced-keys.co.uk
Statistics have found a surprising fall in crime in the UK over the course of 2012, with 8% less crimes being committed last year; some of the lowest figures in recent memory.
CES UK has moved quickly to reassure locksmiths who have purchased CES own section self-assembly suites through Citysafe Wholesale Ltd. CES UK's Managing Director - Mario Del-Signore says: "It has come to our attention that as of Thursday 10th January 2013, Citysafe Wholesale Ltd is no longer able to supply CES products. We realise that this will adversely affect a number of locksmiths who have purchased our products in good faith through Citysafe."
By Brandon Butler
You've heard such stories. Mat Honan, a reporter for Wired magazine had almost his entire digital life erased when a fraudster used social media account information to trick Apple and Google into allowing him access to Honan's account information. Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder for Microsoft fell victim to identity theft when an AWOL US Army solider called Citibank and changed the address of Allen's card from Seattle to Pittsburgh, which he then used on a $15,000 shopping spree.
The common theme between these two high-profile stories is the way fraudsters were able to penetrate the contact centres of these big companies and misrepresent themselves as legitimate customers.Full Story
Statistics show that South America is the car theft capital of the world - but does this tell the whole story?
SBD's latest research, Global Theft Guide 2012, looks at the worldwide trends in order to profile current market conditions and to predict which markets are most likely to show an increase in vehicle theft in the near future.
This quick and easy guide for vehicle theft statistics:
At the start of a new year, two security specialists have highlighted the main areas of concern for corporate IT security in 2013.
McDonald's is installing a spray in more than 700 stores which covers thieves in DNA linking them to a specific crime for several months, it has emerged.
The burger chain has linked with up with UK security firm SelectaDNA and will now install the system which covers thieves with the invisible, non-toxic spray in all its 780 outlets across the country.Full Story
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We're on the final roll down the road to the biggest annual event in locksmithing: the Locksmiths Exhibition 2013.
Visitor registration number 750 has just been awarded his prize (as well as a bit of fame, or is that infamy?). Will you be visitor registration number 1,000? You can still come in on the day of course, but pre-registration cuts the queues and makes us feel very proud! In addition to the various show offers and new products that you will find, there will also be the announcement of the winner of the Golden Key award to the lucky trainee or apprentice.
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This Week's News
Worcester Research has been commissioned by Skills for Security, the Skills and Standards setting body for the security sector, to undertake research with companies from the Event Security sector, across the UK, to better understand how the existing qualifications and training meet the needs of the Industry. We anticipate that this research can be used to support changes to the current qualifications framework within the industry.
As part of this research, we invite you to take part in an online survey, which will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey can be found at the
Lots to tell you about this week: Visitor registration No 750 was Graham Piggot - so Graham nip along to the Payatrader stand and get your free drink voucher. Will you be registration number 1000? If you haven't yet regsistered DO IT NOW!
While on about Payatrader here is another SHOW ONLY offer:
Payatrader would be pleased to offer visitors to the show / readers of LASM the opportunity to join Payatrader and to have the joining fee refunded.
Advanced Keys are offering free postage on UK orders over £100 (excluding VAT) for the rest of February.
Advanced Keys Limited
Graham, a locksmith by profession, is a lifelong Bradford City fan and has been a full board director of the club for the past five years.
Installing a CCTV system onto a home or property is becoming more and more prevalent and a popular way to protect homes against intruders. From comprehensive systems which connect to an interior television for complete surveillance, to the high-tech cameras which have infrared capabilities and a huge amount of memory storage, there are options for almost every property owner.
Not only do these camera systems offer the homeowners peace of mind, it has also been proven to work in the amount of cases which are publicised, where a burglar has been caught on home surveillance cameras and subsequently prosecuted.
SSAIB, the UK's leading certification body for security organisations. has unveiled a range of new initiatives for the coming year. These include further enhancements to its new website, an easier online application system, and an electronic auditing package.
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The Cabinet Office is to launch a public cyber security awareness programme early this year aimed at improving the online security of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The initiative is part of the government's cyber security strategy, aimed at ensuring the UK can manage the risks and harness the benefits of cyberspace, reports Computer Weekly.Full Story