The Security Week That Was: 11/02/07

A weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

And while locksmithing doesn't get much press on this site (check out sister site if you're involved in locksmithing), it is part of an overall security services package that many companies have to provide. Group 4 Securicor, which has been expanding its breadth of services, understands this and picked up one of the largest locksmith business in Denmark, a move that now allows the company to provide full national coverage. It's smart; while access control panels and managed doors are wonderful, the key and lock remain the primary access control measures for most businesses and homes.

More News for the Security Industry
Facial recognition in schools, and Monitronics, ADT and apartments, more

ADT Security Services is working with apartment communications technology firm Multiband Corporation to market and deliver a broad variety of security to apartment communities. ... Monitronics is working with to enable additional connectivity and access solutions for customers. ... The Mid-Hudson chapter of ASIS International reports in on a very successful annual breakfast meeting. ... The DHS is working with agricultural operations and resellers to identify chemicals that could be used by terrorists. ... Nashville schools are pilot testing facial recognition technology, yes, facial recognition technology in schools.