ADT launches 'anti-skim' solution for ATMs
ADT Business Solutions announced that it has launched a new solution to protect banks and their customers against the growing threat of ATM skimming According to Tracie Gerstenberg, business development manager for financial services at ADT, the Anti-Skim ATM Security Kit is a standalone hardware-based solution that can detect foreign objects placed in and around a card reader. More
SAFETECH 2012 Convention
Due to an increase in demand, a third offering of the S&G 8500 Group 1 class has been added. Registrations are coming in fast so don't hesitate signing up. Click here to register online now.
Jake's books and videos now available for purchase in the ALOA Bookstore
ALOA is pleased to announce that it is now offering Jake Jakubuwski's books and videos from the via E-books. These books and videos from the renowned author and educator are available for immediate download at the amazing price of just $9.95. Go to the ALOA Bookstore, www.aloastore.com, and click on the Education tab on the left hand side. This will open a page that allows you to link to the PureJake download site. More
Win HPC 1200CMB Blitz™ Key Machine — This year's ALOA membership must be renewed by March 15 to be included in drawing
The Original Blitz Machine, from its introduction more than 30 years ago, revolutionized the locksmith industry. The 1200CMB Blitz simplified the code cutting process, and its innovative design earned it 3 U.S. Patents. It is the best selling code machine, renowned as the "Standard of the Industry", and after more than three decades, HPC's Blitz machine has become an integral part of virtually every locksmith business. More
'Anybody can cut keys...'
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Bob Akin says it's alright if you call him "Larry," or label him as a frustrated, die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, or even "quirky." "Just don’t call me late to dinner," said Akin, who owns Larry's Lock Service. Akin has successfully managed the mom-and-pop lock shop out of a small structure since buying it from the company's namesake — Larry DuFrene — in 1977. More
Twitter lures small businesses with advertising platform
Not using Twitter yet as a way of drumming up new business? American Express and the software developer want to change that. A joint promotion offered by the two companies offers $100 worth of Twitter advertising credits to the first 10,000 small or midsize businesses that sign up for the company's self-serve advertising platform. Yes, you did the math correctly: that's $1 million in free advertising, cumulatively speaking. The offer was made about 10 days ago, but apparently the companies are still accepting registrations. More
More thieves swipe cars with jiggle keys
More thieves are using jiggle keys to break into vehicles. In fact, Albuquerque police auto theft detectives said David Barber and Michael Farfan recently used jiggle keys to steal a car. Investigators said jiggle keys are modified and then jiggled into the lock to break into a car and start the engine. More
Advice relating to Euro cylinder locks
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North Yorkshire is one of the safest places in the U.K. and has the lowest crime rate in England. The number of lock-snapping burglaries reported to North Yorkshire Police is minimal compared to other areas. However, now is an ideal opportunity for householders to carry out a full review of all of their security arrangements including the replacement of Euro cylinder locks, which can be done fairly simply. More
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Report: London no safer for all its CCTV cameras
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London is considered the most spied-on city in the world, courtesy of its ubiquitous CCTV cameras, purportedly there to reduce crime. But according to a recent report, there's been little or no change in London's crime rates since they were more widely installed in the mid 1980s. More
Small business: Manage fuel costs for savings
Whether you have a fleet of vehicles or just use your vehicle frequently for business, you're likely feeling the pressure of rising gas prices. As they continue to climb, it's important to understand how to manage fuel costs more effectively, say experts. More