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7th October 2015 Issue no. 283
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The external perimeter protection industry is continuously evolving to meet dynamic security requirements. GJD, a world leading British security manufacturer of external detector equipment and LED illuminators has quickly adapted to the digital era by creating advanced IP and digital solutions.
In many ways, America is a post-lock society. Most places are safe enough that home security isn't a huge concern, and in others, even the best locks aren't going to stop an intruder who really wants to break in. Locks are as much about portraying security as they are about actually keeping people out.Full Story
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agency in the US has unwittingly given criminals easy access to TSA-approved luggage locks, after a media image of the organisation's universal master keys inspired lock pickers to design their own 3D printable versions and put the files on the internet for anyone to download.Full Story
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With heightened levels of security across globe, Charter Global, manufacturers of the Obexion LPS 1175 range of security shutters have raised the bar in terms of security by introducing the first ever SR5 security rated shutter.
The 'Obexion MD SR5' is certified to LPS 1175, Issue 7, SR5 and is designed to provide the highest level of security available for high risk locations such as Critical National Infrastructure, Military and National Security establishments as well as high value public and commercial premises.
Everyone is looking to increase sales, increase profits, and to use their precious space better and more efficiently. But what if we told you that there is a way to do all that and more, with nominal investment, no skill required, and counter space equivalent to the average Laptop computer? So read on...
We've all seen it before, the old locksmith shops and shoe repairers where the cobbler lovingly cuts a new key using machines that need patience, skill and attention. Oh and of course the gloves to stop fingers being cut, and eye goggles to stop swarf getting in their eyes. And you are right, this would never work in a trade counter environment.
As any developer knows, today’s websites and mobile apps can be complex beasts, with far more going on behind the scenes than the typical user realises. Central to getting the right functionality can be coordinating a range of sources to pull in content.
That can mean connections to many third party sources such as social media, weather, adverts and news feeds. Developers are also able to link to code libraries, such as jQuery or font definitions hosted on third-party websites. Problems can arise when the first party website leaks personal data to third-party sites by mistake.
Read more in Does your website have a leak?
Ted Ellens was struggling to pay his bills and working three part-time jobs to keep his locksmith business afloat. The 70-year-old used to jump-start cars and worked as a cleaner at Renwick Kindergarten to supplement his income running Marlborough Mobile Locksmiths.
"When you are wearing a lot of different hats, it's hard to be positive," Ellens said. "We went through the worst economic downturn I can recall in my working history. I was barely making my commitments. I was worn out physically, mentally and emotionally."Full Story
The UK's established technology leader in specialist security systems, VPS Site Security, is launching its new range of scaffolding alarms at next week's BuildShow 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Every month hundreds of thefts and burglaries occur from buildings where scaffolding has been erected, and dozens of news reports highlight thefts of actual scaffolding itself. The value of such thefts and the costs of replacing as a result, for example, stolen lead roofing, are estimated to total over £150 million annually.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has completed the testing and documentation that validates Microsoft Azure StorSimple 8000 series hybrid cloud storage (HCS) is fully supported for all XProtect software applications and services. In this integration, Microsoft Azure hosts Milestone XProtect video management software.
Hikvision, a global leader in video surveillance equipment, and their South African partner Sensor Security, have successfully completed the implementation of a state-of-the-art IP CCTV system to protect GRW's bespoke vehicle manufacturing premises.
Surveilling the perimeter of this large facility and protecting the plant from unauthorized access was a key security concern for the company as manned patrols of the perimeter had proved ineffective.
AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, will showcase their rapidly expanding range of Industrial Ethernet Switches and Media Converters at the British Exhibition of Security Technology. The conference will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum, in London, on 20th & 21st October.
Products on show will include the new MSES2 range of Industrial Ethernet Switches, an expansion on the original and successful MSES product line..
David Wilkinson, Director of Technical Services at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), has been appointed Chair of the British Standards Institute's GW/1 committee, which oversees standards development in the UK's electronic security sector.
As the UK's parent committee for all standards work in the field of electronic security, GW/1 acts as the 'gate keeper' for the UK, representing British Standards Institute at European and International levels and responsible for the UK's input into CLC/TC79 - the CENELEC technical committee responsible for harmonising standards for detection, alarm and monitoring systems.
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Guardian24 - the leading lone worker protection solution for the UK and Ireland, are working with Northern Ireland based charity, Niamh (the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), to protect their lone working support workers. By equipping them with Guardian24's smartphone safety application, Niamh's staff can quickly and discreetly call for help in the event of any emergency.
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) hosted Europe's largest trade exhibition for the locksmithing and physical security industry. Suppliers and manufacturers met visitors from all over the world, including China, Australia and Russia, at the exhibition organised by the MLA - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - at the International Centre in Telford during the 3 day show.
Fire Door Safety Week, 14-20 September 2015, reminds us of the vital role fire doors play in the protection of a building's occupants. Their correct specification, installation and use is paramount to the safety of all those who use a facility.
The total security management business of Mitie, the FTSE 250 facilities management company, has announced its partnership with Fujitsu in enterprise cyber security and intelligent building monitoring.
Skyguard is exhibiting at this year's Health and Safety North event, held at the Bolton Arena. Taking place from 7-8th October 2015, the event will showcase Skyguard's new and improved MySOS device, along with the range of award-winning personal safety solutions.
A company that claimed to run a service that stopped people receiving nuisance calls has been fined £50,000, after the ICO found it was responsible for large numbers of nuisance calls itself.
Bournemouth-based Point One Marketing Ltd (previously Conservo Digital Ltd) trade as ‘Stop the Calls’, marketed a call blocking device for phones, as well as a service that removes people from a cold call database. You can read more about the monetary penalty here.
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today the rebranding of GBM Support Services Group Limited, and its Eclipse and CGS businesses, under the ABM brand. GBM has been a leading provider of cleaning, security, building maintenance, waste and facilities management services for various retail, leisure, public sector, and commercial clients throughout the UK.