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October is National Home Security Month

This October, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is supporting National Home Security Month, which is now in its second year. Sponsored by manufacturer and MLA Affiliate Member, Yale, the scheme provides tips on securing doors and windows, protecting outbuildings and using...
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Hikvision hosts its first VASP Day and Awards

Hikvision hosted its first Value Added Solution Partner (VASP) Day, which saw more than 140 guests recognised for their ongoing support. The VASP Partner Day was designed to demonstrate how much the company appreciates its partners and their contribution to the video surveillance...
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Sue Cooper joins Cougar Monitoring

Cougar Monitoring has welcomed its newest team member, Sue Cooper, who has taken on the role of Key Holding Services Manager. Sue joins Cougar’s head office team, based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. Speaking about Sue’s new appointment, CEO Eric Roberts states “It is...
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ARC Village announced for IFSEC 2016

For the first time in the 45-year history of the security and fire industry events, IFSEC and FIREX International will have a new feature for 2016 highlighting alarm receiving centres (ARCs). London’s ExCeL on 21st to 23rd June will see the inaugural platform for the UK’s alarm...
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TESTED: The Uniview IPC2124SR3-DPF36

The IPC2124SR3 is a small metal-cased 4 MP IP bullet style camera with integrated universal joint mounting bracket. The quick guide provided and the installation manual (available online) are well laid out and in reasonably good English. Operation At power up there are two red...
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Self-service attempt foiled

This footage shows the moment a shopper allegedly attempts to steal a tablet computer in Leigh. The incident took place at computer and laptop store Advanced UK in July. Three people – one man and two women – entered the store and the man asked the shopkeeper for his...
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Fine art, lousy thief

This footage shows a man attempting to put a 2 foot (0.6 meter) by 1 foot (0.3 meter) picture under his jumper, before simply walking out of the Castle Fine Art Gallery in Birmingham with the picture under his arm. Gallery staff confronted him outside the shop moments afterwards...
Hadrian Technology
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The non-security uses of CCTV recommended for retailers

Hadrian Technology is advising retailers to prioritise security in their stores as CCTV systems can now not only offer surveillance but also give valuable insights into shopper behaviour – as well as debunk fraudulent ‘slips and trips’ claims. The company recommends that...
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Christopher Whitting joins Hanwha Techwin

Christopher Whitting has been appointed by Hanwha Techwin Europe as Business Development Manager for its Smart Security Manager (SSM) Enterprise software platform. Christopher has had a sales career within the electronic security sector spanning 20 years, during which he has been...
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Apprenticeship option offered in schools

Good news for the security industry this week as schools in England are to be required to give vocational routes as much time as academic subjects to help students who want to land apprenticeships. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said ministers wanted to “level the playing...