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23rd July 2014 Issue no. 226
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The ministry of interior says it will arrest and prosecute all unregistered locksmiths in the country. According to the Minister, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, most of the locksmiths in the country are unregistered and there is "evidence available that unregistered locksmiths aid armed robbers by making keys for them."
The Minister explained that by law, locksmiths should secure permits from the Ministry of Interior.
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One of the top rated locksmith service provider in Australia has become the first provider to offer its services 24/7 in a move the provider says will increase its reliability score in the coming few months.
Industry veteran Ken Garbez has been promoted to new role as Vice President of Operations for High Tech Locksmiths.
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This Week's News
A new portable lock to keep people safe when they are on the move has been invented by a London Docklands entrepreneur, who is looking to crowd-source funding for his business.Full Story
The Association of Security Consultants (ASC) has made its annual awards under the Imbert Prize with support and sponsorship from Samsung Techwin.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has released XProtect Access Control Module 2014, an add-on product for partners and customers using Milestone video surveillance solutions.
David Jenkins, Managing Director, ISM is retiring in the same year that ISM celebrates its 25th anniversary. Jenkins has built an enviable legacy for the British born and bred manufacturing brand. Stephen Smith, Sales and Marketing Director will become the new Managing Director.
When asked if he had achieved everything he set out to achieve, Jenkins said, "Our plans for global success are now bearing fruit. America, South Africa, Dubai, Kuwait and India are just 5 of the countries we have a strong and growing presence in."
Castel, suppliers of communication, intercom and access control solutions, has launched a new intercom unit with in-built reader (CAP IP Reader). This product can either be used as a standalone item or is easily integrated into an existing Castel installation.
Managing Director of Connexion2, Craig Swallow, says: "Changing working patterns and updated legislation continue to make lone worker safety a very important issue in every workplace. Our products, which are BS 8484 accredited, continue to be the market-leading as we remain focused on delivery of high quality, fit for purpose solutions."
Connexion2 supply and manufacture the award-winning Identicom, a device which enables a worker to discreetly raise an alarm when experiencing verbal abuse, a physical attack or if they have fallen ill.
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Now in its second year, the Yale supported initiative is designed to create awareness around home security across the UK. It will run throughout October, featuring a series of hints and tips to highlight the ways consumers can keep their homes, families and possessions safe during the dark nights.
Midlands based security experts Mint Security Systems have achieved a silver medal from the National Security Inspectorate, (NSI) the independent regulator and leading certification body for the security sector.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has just released the newest Device Pack 7.4 for the XProtect portfolio of VMS products. This update adds another 20 percent new or updated device drivers to XProtect, since the monumental device pack 7.2 release in February when Milestone celebrated record support of 3,000 devices from more than 100 camera manufacturers.
The Ministry of Justice has announced that enforced subject access requests will become a criminal offence under new legislation set to be introduced on 1 December 2014.
Enforced subject access is where individuals are forced by someone like a prospective employer to make a data protection subject access request and reveal the results to them, typically in relation to criminal conviction data.
"The catalogue is now A5 size. We know how important it is for our customers to be able to have the 3D Group catalogue out on the road, many refer to it as their 'bible', so it's now the perfect size to fit in your glove box.
BBC TV has once again warned householders about criminals using lock snapping techniques to break into their homes.
In its Crimewatch Roadshow programme on June 24, householders were advised to change their door lock Eurocylinders to 3 star TS 007 cylinders. TS 007 is a Kitemark cylinder standard developed by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) and the Glass & Glazing Federation, in consultation with Secured by Design (the Association of Chief Police Officers’ crime prevention initiative), the British Standards Institution, and other leading industry organisations.
What has changed and why is the number of car thefts starting to rise again?
Allegion has been appointed by Canary Wharf Construction Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of Canary Wharf Group plc – to supply Martin Roberts fire, acoustic and over clad steel doorsets.