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27th April 2016 Issue no. 310
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Allegion are running a Twitter based competition called #SpottedBriton and it is to see where their Briton products are installed.
"Briton products are durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting, and recently we’ve spotted loads of Briton products that were installed years ago, and are still going strong today! We’re interested to see which Briton products you spot out and about, and learn where our products are installed. Win a £50 shopping voucher!"
This Week's News
A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has cracked open the controversy surrounding 3D printing and personal security.
When I were a lad!!! It was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours the Ingersol SC1 Being the most chunky it had secure keys that required the consumer to buy, by post, with his registration a duplicate which was sent by recorded delivery. You could get brass or nickel.
Then Johnny foreigner introduces those infernal 'plastic' doors. It would never catch on we all thought. The British Nightlatch and Deadlock combination would rule for years and years. Well that all went wrong.
It's Keyline chaos at Tradelocks this week with a VAT FREE deal on ALL products from the Italian brand. Horseshoe keys, electronic heads, pod car keys, key cloning devices, emergency keys; get the answer to your every auto locksmithing need, VAT FREE, for one week only.
ANY Keyline product is included in the promotion, from ID48 cloning, key cutting machines and accessories to all auto locksmith merchandise; all you have to do is choose Keyline at Tradelocks.
A locksmith had the shock of his life when he unsuspectingly opened a theatre door and walked on stage in front of thousands of people. Craig Hayward, from Poole, was the 'unexpected star' on Michael McIntyre's Big Show on Saturday. The 31-year-old was set up by his Keytek colleagues, who had to keep the secret of his upcoming guest appearance on the comedian's new television series for several weeks.Full Story
Melanie Greenwood is honest about the reason she decided to become a locksmith. The 22-year-old confessed she was so staggered at the AU$150 she had to pay when she locked herself out of her family apartment that she started thinking about it as a career.
And when she saw an advert for apprentice locksmith, she applied - and got it. Now, after four years of studying, plus working for a locksmith the young woman has set up her own business.Full Story
RCT Homes, is a registered social landlord to over 11,000 properties in a diverse and highly disadvantaged area of South Wales. From allocating housing and collecting rent to major home refurbishments, RCT Homes' employees are regularly involved within the community. Much of the work performed by RCT Homes involves employees working alone in tenants' homes. Without immediate help at hand, Housing staff are exposed to a greater risk of assault, attack or sustaining injury whilst performing their duties.
Prosecution of unregulated security operators has soared this year - here VPS explains two simple checks you can make on the quality of your security provider
So far this year the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has reported twice as many unlicensed operators offences than the same period in 2015*.
by Audrey Hudson
The arrest of a local locksmith and registered sex offender on charges of molesting two children has prompted state lawmakers to begin drafting legislation to regulate the S. Carolina lock and key industry.
State Sen. Greg Hembree and Rep. Greg Duckworth of North Myrtle Beach said Monday they plan to introduce companion measures in both chambers to address the lack of business requirements for locksmiths, which the recent arrest of Panteleimon "Peter" Spirakis brought to light.Full Story
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, are delighted to announce a key appointment to their UK Sales Team with the hiring of Tony Lannon as Technical Sales Manager. Tony has a wealth of experience in the security industry combined with a solid technical knowledge of system design, network equipment and network design, plus IP surveillance.
Tony has spent the last four or five years in a senior sales and business development position working for D-Link, selling network switches, IP cameras and NAS storage into both the IT and the Security markets. He has previously worked for AD Networks (part of Dedicated Micros), Norbain, BT and even a spell as a Senior Network Engineer for Kingston C
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By Brian Morland - Curator of 'The History of Locks' Museum.
Everybody knows the Chubb Security Range lock, the 3G110, sometimes also known as the Castle Security Range. Some long standing locksmiths will also know that it was Bill Stanton, whilst with Chubb's R&D department, who developed and patented the lock on behalf of his firm.
Jacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the hotly contested 'Data Centre Physical Security & Fire Suppression Product of the Year' category at this years DCS Awards.
The DCS awards were created to acknowledge and reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena.
The MLA has announced their show dates for 2017- it will be at the Telford centre again and Friday 6th October 2017 -Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th. See the website for updates.
By Colin McClements
The article is designed to give you an overview of the different types of drills and equipment to assist in using the correct tool for the job.
Advanced Keys Limited
A reported rise in migrants aiming to enter Britain using false papers poses real dangers to security, home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz has said.
EU border agency Frontex reported a 70% year-on-year rise in fraudulent documents held by UK-bound migrants. This was mostly due to Ukrainians using real Polish ID cards and Albanians with Italian and Greek papers, it said.Full Story
- Keep your building safe and secure with Smart Buildings - new for 2016!
by David Barrett
The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security.
The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period - and a lack of on-the-job insight - could result in security lapses.Full Story