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29th May 2013 Issue no. 170
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ASSA ABLOY and HID Global, both leading global brands, are joining forces at IFSEC 2013 to showcase a broad range of electronic access control products and solutions. These include standalone, integrated, wired, wireless and IP access control solutions to address customer security requirements across multiple vertical sectors and applications.
Ingersoll Rand recently launched its new aptiQ multi-technology reader at IFSEC 2013, as well as demonstrating the new CISA eSIGNO contactless lock, the PegaSys intelligent access control system, and Interflex customised solutions. Their electronic access control products including biometric handreaders will also be linked up to Ingersoll Rand’s software solutions for a live, interactive experience.
Paxton are introducing the Net2 Entry Vandal Resistant Panel at IFSEC 2013. A smart, simple and super tough door entry solution, the panel is made from marine grade stainless steel with an attractive finish that will withstand the elements.
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In this issue:
- He's finally done it. After a troubled year Nick Buckles, the boss of G4S quits
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The invitation is to all existing users of Advanced Diagnostic and Zedbull products and other invited customers. The Trade Days held for the past 6 years have been a tremendous success with well over 200 customers attending each day, the various training sessions are of great value to new and existing users and there were some fantastic deals on offer including software and associated equipment. Don't miss out this year! Reserve your place now.
Chief executive Nick Buckles, who was instrumental in creating the G4S business through the merger of Securicor and the security businesses of Group 4 Falck in 2004, stands down.He is to retire from the company and will be replaced on June 1 by Ashley Almanza, who has held senior roles at oil and gas group BG Group.
G4S's Olympics failure saw Mr Buckles appear before MPs, during which he admitted it was a "humiliating shambles for the company." Extra military personnel had to be called in to fill the gap left by G4S's failure to supply enough staff for the £284m contract for the Games, held in London last year.
Traka USA, a leading developer of intelligent key and asset management solutions around the world, and Lenel Systems International Inc., a market leader in integrated access and video software solutions, announced an agreement to offer Traka USA Key Management Solutions to Lenel's North America and Latin America customers through Lenel's Value Added Resellers (VAR).
Businesses in Denmark are on the brink of a new digital horizon. Beginning January 1, 2014 the authorities of the Scandinavian country will change their correspondence to all digital. In order to receive a message from a public agency, a digital certificate will be necessary.
Yale is turning up the heat on potential sales for locksmiths this summer through its first 'Safecation' campaign. Building on the success of Yale's 'We Love Locks' initiative - launched in February - the company is assisting locksmiths in giving Britain a safe summer through increased security awareness and use of its products.
Roto Group has just announced a major acquisition, placing it in a powerful position to take advantage of Brazil's rapidly growing development - especially in the construction sector.
Roto has purchased Fermax, a Brazilian hardware manufacturer that has been making and supplying products to its home market since 1974.
Free bike security locks were on offer at Bedford Railway Station recently in an attempt to cut the number of cycle thefts, reports Bedford Today.
FCC has invested £7,000 in free high security locks and identity marking kits as well as upping the number of secure cycle storage bays by more than 200 per cent.
The funeral of a well known Seaford locksmith, who had been working in the town for more than 30 years, was held at St Leonard’s Church in Seaford on Friday May 24.
Andy Anderson, who opened County Hardware in the town, passed away peacefully on Friday May 10, aged 80, with his wife of 51 years, Barbara, by his side.Full Story
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G4S the world's largest security services firm, warned that its profits in 2013 would be lower than expected after a shake-up of the prison system in the Netherlands and problem clients in Africa hit first-quarter results.
The Standards Development team at Skills for Security has been working with representatives from the Security Search Operations sector to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Designed specifically to retrofit with The Lockey Digital 2000 series the new heavy duty narrow style Lock Cases are the ideal alternative to cylinder narrow style locks. Operated by Lockey mechanical digital locks on new or pre-prepped doors the LD900 series (pictured left) lock cases also offer added security with reliability.
There are 3 options available, an Adams Rite style latch (LD930 pictured below right) which can be used with all the Lockey 2000 series latch models with knob or lever (2430,2435,2430DS,2835 & 2835DS).
As market leaders providing electronic solutions for the Automotive industry, Hickleys have developed their product range to include electronic solutions and devices for government agencies and commercial security operations. Products include Mobile Phone Detectors, Signal Jammers, Secure Phones, Anti Surveilance Devices.
Van users have been reminded by The Fuelcard People of ever-tighter emissions controls. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, said: "Life is already tough for anyone running vans or other LCVs, but those who fail to address emissions reduction will find it getting harder. As restrictions spread, the worst polluters will soon find themselves running out of road.
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Liquid Voice, a highly respected call recording and contact centre solutions specialists, has completed a successful IVR project for SitexOrbis, the UK's market leader in property and people protection services. The project as part of the SitexOrbis code5 lone worker protection service integrates call recording, IVR, GPS, scheduling and incident handling systems to help the 24/7 response team provide rapid assistance to 14,500 lone workers in a potentially dangerous situation. This is handled through their own BS8484 alarm receiving centre.