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3rd December 2014 Issue no. 243
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ReplacementCarKeys.net has recently announced they now cover more than 70% of the United States, with comprehensive listings of qualified and recommended locksmiths capable of creating car keys.
ReplacementCarKeys.net is a website that has been getting a lot of attention lately, it specialises in providing comprehensive listings of locksmiths who have come recommended by customers.
by Joseph Mizzi, San Gwann
In Malta, locksmiths (key cutters) are not registered in any way and this means anybody can trade as a locksmith without a licence, irrespective of competence or background.
British Standards Institution, the global business standards company, has this week launched PAS 7000, a universally applicable supply chain information standard for suppliers and buyers at organisations of all sizes around the globe.
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This Week's News
On the 22nd-23rd November, over one hundred and fifty locksmiths travelled from far and wide to UAP Tradelocks HQ in order to attend the highly-anticipated TradeLocks Open Weekend - and what a success it was!
People from all over the United Kingdom-including Scotland, Ireland and Wales (and even customers from France) were eager to take part in educational, informative workshops and detailed demonstrations, carried out by the best in the business.
A hotel booking website has been fined £7,500 after becoming the latest victim of one of the ‘oldest hackers’ tricks in the book’. The ICO is warning organisations that they must act now to protect themselves from SQL injection attacks – which remain one of the most common forms of online attack.
Worldview Limited was served the penalty following a serious data breach caused by a vulnerability on their website, which an attacker was able to exploit to access the full card details of 3,814 customers. They would have received a £75,000 penalty were it not for the company’s financial situation.
Skyguard have been recognised for their continued outstanding contribution to Lone Worker protection at the recent IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014, beating some tough competition in the 'Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology' category.
Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.
Police in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley have been working together in a major cross-county campaign to tackle burglary - the first of its kind.
Officers from each force co-ordinated activities during the three week initiative from 27 October to 16 November 2014, to halt border-hopping offenders and encourage the public to protect themselves from becoming a burglary victim. The result was a reduction in burglary offences.
Designed for fixed and portable installations, it enables up to four PAL or NTSC cameras to be viewed on a single high resolution LCD display with outstanding clarity. Available at around 50% of the cost of traditional multiview systems, FourSight-DVI provides a cost effective and easy to deploy solution for organisations operating in a broad range of market sectors including security, audio visual and oil exploration.
One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time - and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks; for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life imbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues, contribute to work-related stress.
A new report, published as part of a Europe-wide campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress gives a broad overview on psychosocial risks at European workplaces and gives examples on the way forward at political as well as company level -all illustrated with real-life examples and case studies.
Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days in China, where they learned about Hikvision's assortment of unique products, and were treated to cultural outings. The trip provided Hikvision's customers with firsthand insight into the company's commitment to product research and development, and also allowed for Hikvision to showcase the breadth and depth of its product offering through visits to the manufacturing production and quality control facilities.
Robots are increasingly replacing humans in a variety of mundane tasks, like bolting a car together or making lollipops, but now they are moving into the security business.
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VPS has announced the acquisition of Camwatch, a specialist security provider to a wide range of sectors in the United Kingdom. The transaction completed November 2014, last week. Based in Greater Manchester, Camwatch has over 10 years' experience in developing security products.
They are being used at Dorchester House, a 540-bed residence let exclusively during term time to Bournemouth University and students on Kaplan International Colleges programmes.
Security company Hadrian Technology, based in the North East of England, has installed a cutting-edge CCTV system for an Irish retail distribution centre to combat false injury claims which has paid for itself within six months.
With still 4 months to go the Lockexpo 2015 has all SOLD OUT. A wait list will be started and if enough exhibitors ask, then there is an additional exhibition space that can be used.
Mick Friend commented that this show is as popular now as it was five years ago, "low costs, great location and a charming organiser" are the keys to its popularity!
So the madness of the ALEX show and the aftermath that ensued has now died down and we can all get back to a bit of normality.
A new suite of qualifications for learners hoping to become licensed security operatives is to be launched in January 2015, with Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance ('HABC') assisting in their development.
Surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem. That was the warning issued by the ICO as it published its updated CCTV guidance last month.*
Axis Security, a leading provider of bespoke security services, has for the second year in a row been selected in three categories at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards, including Security Guarding Company of the Year, an award the company won both last year and in 2011. This is also the fifth consecutive year that Axis Security has been nominated for this prestigious award.