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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th April 2013 Issue no. 163

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Telematics systems could facilitate future car theft

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)

Wireless CCTV launch 4G Live Video streaming mobile surveillance products

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.

SLamIT shut!

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SLamIT is a new slam latch mechanism for the KitLock 1200 from Codelocks. SLamIT allows the locker or cabinet door to be pushed shut without having to turn the handle on the lock to secure the door.

Simple retrofit or new install, robust, durable construction. For use on wooden or steel lockers and cabinets, and is fully adjustable for doors 3mm to 28mm. Non handed.


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In this issue:

- Timpsons to open 100 supermarket branches across the UK

- Hickleys key programming Trade Day

- Skills for Security call for experienced paractitioners

- Hospital using software for Lockdown situations

- New Asec anti-snap range

- Airport uses radar for security

- Rail staff should be better trained for security, MPs say

- Cyber security market growth 

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This Week's News

Timpson plans 100-branch expansion

Cobbler and key-cutter Timpson said it plans to open another 100 branches by taking up space inside supermarkets, adding to more than 1,000 outlets across the UK.

Skills for Security call for experienced practitioners

Following a successful funding bid to UKCES the Skills and Standards team in association with Advisory Working Groups members will be developing a new suite of NOS for Remote Monitoring, reviewing the existing NOS for Security Search Operations, and reviewing the Scottish Providing Security Systems L3 Apprenticeship Framework.

City Hospital Birmingham can now 'LOCKDOWN' with software

Assaults against NHS staff have increased considerably in the past few years with fears that extended waiting times and workforce cutbacks are to blame. Often these attacks don't result in a successful prosecution against the perpetrators. ISM were approached by Birmingham City Hospital to help address this rising problem and to provide a major incident control software solution for the impending Olympic Games.

New Asec anti-snap range

* AsecKiteFurn.jpgAsec, a security product brand which is sold exclusively through Aldridge Security, the leading distributors of security products is launching a brand new anti-snap range of cylinders and door handles.

Bristol airport implements critical point protection solution from Navtech Radar

Navtech Radar, a world leading designer and manufacturer of commercial millimetre wave intelligent radar solutions for outdoor commercial applications, have completed the installation of their AdvanceGuard Radar solution with witness2 intelligent software for processing and control at Bristol Airport. 

The new solution covers surveillance and monitoring of a Critical Point (CP) within the airport where barriers would not be practical, and where CCTV in combination with manned guarding did not provide a satisfactory response time.

Rail staff should be better trained to deal with security incidents, an influential group of MPs has said.

The Commons Transport Committee said there were concerns about consistency of the preparation for such events. The MPs said railway employees should have "an understanding of potential threats, risks, preventative measures and incident management."

Full Story

Cyber security market may reach $870M by 2017

The global market for cyber security solutions may grow to USD 870 million by 2017, says research firm IDC.

Cybercriminals use thousands of networked computers (botnets) to 'jam' a website by directing excessive traffic to it, causing it to crash. Such attacks are often termed as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

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Webeye Home a new cloud based alarm solution for the residential market

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.

Software developers team up with property developers for IP door-entry system

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Chelsea Creek is an exciting new dockside development set in the heart of London. Property developers St George have created an outstanding selection of highly specified apartments and penthouses set within a series of tranquil waterways and riverside dock.

Aerohub selects MOBOTIX technology to help secure England's only aerospace focused Enterprise Zone

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MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport that will help to secure the new multi-million pound aerospace development area and critical access roads.

Zada completes CCTV refurbishment at The Oracle, Reading

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After 13 years of vigorous use, the original AMG transmission solution has been upgraded to cutting edge technology.

Samuel cody school gets smart with door exit security

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Mul-T-Lock UK's innovative Smartair units have been fitted to exit doors at Samuel Cody School, to upgrade the school's security from a mechanical locking system to an access control solution.

Camargus signs strategic agreement with MidworldPro to deliver "full field" panoramic camera system for security and broadcast applications.

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Camargus, a pioneer in the field of ultra-high resolution panoramic camera systems has signed an agreement with MidWorldPro, a highly respected video solution provider based in Dubai, UAE to offer its video technology for a range of security and broadcast applications across the region.

Lockdecoders reports record sales

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.

New standards for Event Security Operations

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:


Retrofit for keyed cam locks

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The second of two new products from Codelocks, the CL1000 KitLock is a quick retrofit for keyed cam locks supplied as standard on a wide range of lockers, cabinets and cupboards.

G4S profits gain despite Olympics security fiasco

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.

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