|ALOA Weekly Update|
|Sept. 9, 2010|
Locksmith out to reclaim his name
News & Observer
Ed Walters is trying to get the word out that his Raleigh Locksmith company was not involved in the network of locksmiths operating fraudulently in North Carolina. Last week, a Superior Court judge barred 704 Locksmith of Charlotte from doing business in the state. 704 Locksmith was doing business in the Triangle as Raleigh Locksmith, Durham Locksmith, Apex Locksmith and Smithfield Locksmith. Walters' Raleigh Locksmith company has been in business in Raleigh since 1981. It is family-owned and operated. And it is not affiliated with 704 Locksmith. The state Locksmith Licensing Board confirmed that Walters is licensed with the state and has not been the subject of any disciplinary actions. More
New York City ordering 340 surveillance ready subway cars
The MTA is on track to create a subway ring of steel. In an unprecedented security move, transit officials are ordering up 340 new subway cars that will come equipped for surveillance cameras, The Post has learned. Instead of tearing up old subway cars and installing the wiring and hardware needed for security cameras—a costly process̵the new cars will already have the technology built in, NYC Transit officials said. The MTA will just have to pop in the cameras, and the cars will be ready to roll with their new surveillance equipment. More
Body field communication - new technologies for access control systems
Can you imagine locking or unlocking a door simply by touching the doorknob? Or being able print a document by placing one hand on the copy machine and the other on your laptop? It may sound like science fiction but is actually a very real possibility thanks to a new close-range communication technology called RedTacton. More
Alarm system means a safer campus
COS The Campus
College of the Sequoias' new alarm system makes COS a safer and more secure campus and gives all around security all the time. There were worries that the old system wasn't providing enough security, expressed through worries by people on campus. The new alarm system which was just implemented this semester was put in to address some pressing issues. The new system, which was made possible through bond money, alarms every single building at COS, a feature the previous system did not provide. The new system hopes to fill in the holes that the previous system failed in. More
Cars: The next hacking frontier?
That nice, new computerized car you just bought could be hackable. Of course, your car is probably not a high-priority target for most malicious hackers. But security experts tell CNET that car hacking is starting to move from the realm of the theoretical to reality, thanks to new wireless technologies and evermore dependence on computers to make cars safer, more energy efficient, and modern. More
A Burien, Wash., lock tech can help with almost any tasks
When it comes to Washington, it's a must that a locksmith technician gets up to date with the most current keys and locks to remain affordable. From the frequent breakthroughs in electronic devices , the lock tech isn't going to make it without adapting to a majority of these new locks and keys. Services demands like re-keys and lock-outs will come in at any time, which means that a locksmith in Burien, Wash., has to be ready to be on call round the clock. These factors grouped together are what will determine a locksmiths' fortune in the marketplace.More
Are your friends at work hurting your career?
Many studies over the past few years have shown that workplace friendships increase productivity, team morale and workers' overall job satisfaction; and since friends provide us with support, comic relief and a sense of belonging, it seems only natural that having friends at the office makes work more pleasant. Yet despite the many benefits, experts advise that workplace friendships should be handled with care, given that they combine workers' personal and professional lives. More
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