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15th October 2014 Issue no. 236
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GuardTrax has announced the completion of a game-changing integration of the GuardTrax officer phone app with Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS). This solution delivers unique threat alert, identification, video verification, resolution and reporting capabilities for security guarding companies, mobile patrols and in-house units.
i25 - a new compact sized Hemispheric camera
The revolutionary Q25M has given birth to a brand new hemispheric camera, which is nearly half the size.
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This Week's News
You return home, maybe with more than one bag, or perhaps holding a large box with both hands. You get to the front door. Now, where are the keys? At the bottom of a bag? Or in your pocket - the one you can't reach because you don't have a third hand...
If you have never had experience with a key cloner then you may be wondering what it can do. Well, this machine is able to identify the transponder, write the transponder codes, copy the transponder and then calculate the eeprom memory. From this it can then calculate Transponder Codes using the eeprom memory and calculate the pin-codes using the chassis or the Transponder.
It can also test the transponder and generate fixed transponder codes making it a very clever piece of kit, wouldn't you agree?
ExMesh, an industry leading manufacturer of perimeter fencing systems, is to launch an "Approved Contractor" scheme later this year to provide fencing installation contractors with high levels of support in selling and installing their fence and gate systems. Ultimately, the desired outcome is for fencing contractors to have the skills and knowledge required to deliver customers with the highest quality installations of ExMesh products throughout the UK.
Leading global security provider, Allegion, has received a milestone accolade for its CISA contactless locks, as one of the world's leading hotel chains has confirmed the range on its list of locks in their Brand Safety Standard.
The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has more than 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries, encompassing brands such as Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. An endorsement from the IHG is a landmark development for Allegion and demonstrates the prestige of CISA access control solutions.
By Ciaran Barnes
Until recently scheming Colin Boles and Roy Craig worked at Timpson Locksmiths at the CastleCourt complex in Belfast city centre, cutting keys and manning the tills.
Customers who use the store, which has the motto "great service by great people", had no idea that the seemingly friendly faces at the counter are two of Northern Ireland's most notorious young killers.Full Story
DVS, said to be the UK's fastest growing specialist distributor of IP surveillance equipment, is now distributing a range of products from renowned manufacturer NUUO. DVS will stock two primary categories of NUUO products: powerful Linux-based network video recorders, and Video Management System software.
DVS managing director Shaun Bowie said the NUUO product range offers installers and end users the flexibility to design and implement powerful and effective IP video surveillance systems.
Earlier this month, Comelit UK, the Hertfordshire-based division of the global Comelit Group, invited a select group of architects, consultants and systems integrators to attend a special seminar hosted aboard Will, a former Thames river sailing barge.
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This October, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - is supporting National Home Security Month, which is now in its second year.
The national initiative aims to highlight ways in which the public can keep their homes and families safe, and provides advice through its website, www.homesecuritymonth.com, where users can also register for a newsletter providing security information.
The software to facilitate engraving is contained in Update 7.6 which was released on September 29th. This brings to the locksmith still more features in the All-In-One machine, the Miracle A9.
Bob Fitzjohn developed The EasyLock device at his kitchen table after raising more than £10,000 from crowdfunding website, IndieGogo.
The device, which weighs less than an iPhone, will completely secure any type of door that opens inwards, anywhere on the globe, providing extra security for guests using hotels, B&Bs, or even beach huts.Full Story
ISM, in collaboration with systems integrator, Scotshield announce a fully integrated custody security management system for Police Scotland at the new Kittybrewster facility in Aberdeen. The new custody suite, costing around £11 million, includes 60 cells, a virtual court, an identity parade suite and accommodation for a local community policing team.