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10th July 2019 Issue no. 465
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Secures ATM units from malware and jackpotting attacks. Compatible with S&G's Digital Platform products, this innovative device increases the overall security of ATM units by protecting the hood from jackpotting attacks - whereby malware has been attached to an ATM to rapidly access money - without compromising convenience for operators.
The Digital Hood Defence wires through the same keypad as the vault lock, allowing the user to easily control access to their hood, vault or both depending on the paired vault lock.
Openow allows SMARTair users to open doors with their mobile phone and the Openow app, meaning access credentials can be granted, revoked and updated instantly, from wherever the user may be.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT devices, the Indoor Security Cam allows users to view live streams via the Echo Show/Spot and Google hub devices, all whilst offering a 110/130-degree viewing angle on each model respectively.
British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems. The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website. The ICO said it was the biggest penalty it had handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.Full Story
A Birmingham security systems company is celebrating after the first one among its apprentices completed all of his assessments with flying colours in just 18 months. Chris Staunton, aged 20, started working at JM Security Systems, in Summer Lane, in April this year after spending 18 months at another firm.
After being fast-tracked through his training by Skills for Security, the accredited apprenticeship provider, Chris has now completed his Level 3 Fire, Emergency Systems and Security apprenticeship, attaining distinctions in two out of three modules.
Located in the Ballymount area of Dublin, the new showroom facility provides the opportunity for system integrators and their end-user clients to see live demonstrations of the innovative features and ground breaking technology built-into the latest generation of Access Control and Video Surveillance (ACVS) solutions supplied under the Tyco umbrella.
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As home security is a priority for many UK households, recent research has revealed the number of homeowners installing smart home tech to deter invaders.
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