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3rd April 2013 Issue no. 162
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WCCTV, the manufacturer of portable, redeployable mobile surveillance solutions, has announced that it is the first to launch a 4G range of rapidly deployable solutions.
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In this issue:
- A new report by SBD on the telematics threat to car security
- Yale launches new keyless finishes
- Skills for Security sends apprentices to Europe
- As Cyprus banks reopen, G4S increases security
- Milestone Systems launches embedded video platform for all operating systems
- Now catalogue from Winsted as it reaches 50 years
- UK and EU disagree over cyber security reporting
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This Week's News
The fast-paced recent development of vehicle telematics systems to provide an ever-greater number of convenience features is generally incompatible with the approach necessary to make a system secure.
Due to the complex embedded software and a multitude of communication channels, it is likely that weaknesses exist in all systems which a criminal could exploit to facilitate theft of the car. The Threat of Over the Air Hacking for Cars is a publication by Secured By Design (SBD Ref: SEC/522)
The Yale Keyless Digital Lock is now available without a nightlatch and in two new finishes - Polished Brass and Satin Nickel. The Yale Keyless Digital Lock - for timber doors - allows consumers to access and secure their home using a personalised PIN code, with no need for a traditional key.
The lock's PIN code can be set via a keypad to any 4 to 12 digit number of the user's choice and reprogrammed at any time. For added convenience, users can also set up a separate visitor code to provide access for family, friends or tradesmen.
Two groups of apprentices from various UK Electronic Security Systems companies will be leaving the UK during April on a EU fully funded work experience programme to Denmark, the first such programme funded through the Leonardo Mobility Programme for Skills for Security. This has been in collaboration with the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, Bravida, the leading systems installation company in Scandinavia, and the Leonardo da Vinci National Agency.
Cyprus has hired guards from British security firm G4S to handle the surge of customers as the country's banks reopen. More than 180 guards have been despatched across the island with police protection as the banks seek to impose a €300 (£253) limit on withdrawals.
The firm - which was hit with an £85million bill last summer over the London 2012 security fiasco - has reportedly been working overnight to ensure cash machines are stocked.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has introduced Milestone Arcus: an embedded video surveillance platform for low-complexity, low-cost security installations.
Milestone Arcus runs on Linux, Mac OSX and Windows related operating systems, within network storage and cameras or other devices on the edge. This is a significant differentiator in today's security market offerings. Hardware partners embedding Milestone Arcus in any kind of hardware form factor will be able to offer a streamlined, video management tool that is simple and easy to install - at very competitive prices.
Winsted, the global leader in control room furniture is launching its biggest and most exciting catalogue, celebrating the company's 50th anniversary.
With the EU planning to implement a new directive which could make it compulsory for all companies to publicly declare any cyber security breaches, cabinet minister Francis Maude has spoken out against the new proposals, warning that the move could in fact hinder the UK's own efforts to increase its level of security.
According to the Financial Times, Mr Maude is worried that forcing businesses to report every hack could result in some companies deliberately covering up cyber attacks or withholding key information in order to protect their reputation.
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VDT Direct, the leading developer of rapid deployment video security solutions, has announced that WebEye Home, a new cloud-based alarm system for the residential market sector will be launched on April 1, 2013. Quick and easy to install, it enables alarm notifications to be received and handled from any internet-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Continuously increasing sales volume for the company's main and exclusive products are painting a happy picture for the adventurous Lockdecoders team!
January was the company's largest ever monthly turnover, beating any previous month by over 35%. February was forecast to be low on the basis of historical trends yet it too proved to be buoyant, says a jubilant Vic Southern.
Skills for Security, the sector's Skills and Standards Setting Body, has announced that the new suite of standards for Event Security Operations have been approved by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills.
As with all National Occupational Standards developed by Skills for Security, on behalf of the sector, the NOS for Event Security Operations will also be freely available on the National Occupational Standards Database, which can be accessed via:
Security group G4S has reported a 6 per cent increase in profits for 2012, a year that saw it hauled over the coals for failing to provide enough staff for the London Olympics. The firm posted underlying pre-tax profits of £516 million for the year, up from £487m in 2011 and in line with market forecasts. Revenues 8.1 per cent higher at £7.3 billion.
SmartWater's ability to withstand extreme weather conditions over the course of many years has earned it the highest level of independent approval following rigorous testing.
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IT professionals up and down the country are pulling their hair out and Apple is to blame. Well, maybe that's a bit strong but as the company often cited as the catalyst for the consumerisation of IT, the roots of the BYOD phenomenon were planted by devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. BYOD has been a massive buzz word in the corporate world for some time now, reaching way beyond the realms of technology departments.Full Story