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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th April 2013 Issue no. 164

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New Asec anti-snap range

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Asec, 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.

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)

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Following the bombs outrage at the Boston Marathon, today's funeral for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher goes ahead with the expected tight security. The London Marathon is also expected to have increased security.

Meanwhile in this issue:

- the biggest iron lock in the world goes on display

Just Cars Las Vegas makes it 10

- Oxford to house cyber security unit

- Yale drives mobile support to locksmiths

- Russian railways tighten security ahead of Sochi Games

- Deputy named as new head of MI5 

- Radar shows U.S. border security gaps

- Sicura video analytics at Cyprus prison

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This Week's News

The biggest iron lock in the world

* Biggest-lock.jpgThe biggest iron lock in the world is on display at Janadriyah Cultural Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lock is 5 meters high and 2.44 wide and 60 cm thick and will be officially registered as a Guinness World Record next month.

Just Cars Las Vegas makes it 10

* Just-cars.jpgJust Cars started 10 years ago this year with only 40 attendees meeting in New Hampshire. The following year I held the event in San Antonio, TX. my home town, writes Jim Hetchler.

Oxford to house cyber security unit

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that a global centre for cyber security will be opened at the University of Oxford. The Global Centre for Cyber Security and Capacity Building will work to help countries develop comprehensive plans to deal with online threats.

The government will provide £1m to fund the centre for the next two years. Mr Hague said it would act as "a beacon of expertise."

Source: BBC News

Yale drives mobile support to locksmiths

* Yale-customer-van.jpgYale has invested in a specialist customer support van to reach its national network of locksmiths. A specialist from Yale's team, Tim Jackson, will be travelling the UK in a bespoke van offering locksmiths guidance and advice on best use of products.

Russian railways tighten security ahead of Sochi Games

As part of an effort to ensure transportation security ahead of the Sochi Olympics next year, Russian Railways on Monday introduced additional security checks at entrances to 32 major train stations across Russia.

Radar shows U.S. border security gaps

A sophisticated airborne radar system developed to track Taliban fighters planting roadside bombs in Afghanistan has found a new use along the U.S. border with Mexico, where it has revealed gaps in security.

Deputy named as new head of MI5

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Sicura video analytics at Cyprus prison

* cyprus-security.jpgSicura Systems, with their technology partner CBC Europe Ltd, have designed and implemented a video analytics and laser-based perimeter protection system at the Central Jail of Nicosia. The project uses behavioural algorithms as a first line of validation to alert staff to unusual or unexpected activity.

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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.

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.

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