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1st February 2017 Issue no. 347
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A number of emerging devices have attributed to the upsurge of global smart homes over the last few years. The Smart locks market is expected to be one of the most promising offering among all the devices over the succeeding years. Smart locks is not a completely novel industry.
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Going Dutch - Our Legacy from Holland
By Brian Morland
This being the show issue of the magazine and as we have been invited to bring along some of the collection, hopefully to inspire and interest, it seems appropriate to talk about some of the locks we will be exhibiting. Firstly though and although we have exhibited at shows many times before this exhibition will be a first for us in several respects and we are grateful to the organisers for providing us some space.
After listening to their customer's feedback the new website boasts several new features and we believe this is their best version yet! After 3 years of development, the new site will be a complete re-fresh of the existing website which will vastly improves the functionality of the site. It is easier to navigate, easier to manage your trade account online and now features a superb search function.
It is has completely modernised the way that the website works and communicates with the warehouse and despatch systems in order to further improve the level of customer service that 3d group can offer their customers.
Developed to serve busy buildings with medium to high footfall like education facilities, hospitals, commercial buildings, hotels and transportation areas, the Briton 131 retains the brand's hallmark association of high engineering and quality.
By John Hatcher
Almost four in 10 clients (39 per cent) say that they don't take any steps to protect smart installations in buildings from cyber threats, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.
Half of respondents to the survey (49 per cent) said that the risk of hacking, and its impact on unsecured networks, was a potential barrier to installing connected technology, highlighting the inherent cyber threats to buildings in the modern era.Full Story
One of Europe's luxury hotels plans to get rid of its electronic key card room entry system and install old-fashioned locks with keys after it was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in guests being locked out from their rooms.
Non-functioning key cards meant those who were inside their rooms could not go out as they would be unable to re-enter them, according to a report in The Local, an Austrian news website.
Sweden's top security and intelligence official has issued a stark warning about Brussels' latest intrusion into national affairs. Security head Johan Olsson complains that his agency's ability to react to terrorist atrocities has been massively impaired by a recent EU law that allows telecoms companies to delete or withhold data.
"If a bomb exploded outside a religious community hall, the first thing we do is look at which mobile phones have been there, which gives us immediate and valuable clues, that's basically what we to start with," says Mr Olsson.
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BT-based scams are becoming commonplace these days as the company is the largest UK telephone services provider. The aim of the scammers is to get your account details so that they can go to town on your money. They will try that by seeking details of your phone account or your Internet account.
Flashing the peace sign in a selfie could be setting you up for a security nightmare! Isao Echizen, a professor at the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division of the National Institute of Informatics has successfully obtained fingerprints from photographs taken from up to three metres away.
He specifically warned against the peace sign, as it could give identity thieves the opportunity to match fingerprints with a face.
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