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Attack of the clones

Dave Hughes, global product manager at Stanley Security Products, looks at methods for ensuring that token cloning doesn’t compromise the security of access control systems.

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Stop the rot

Dr. Eric Rirsch, R&D director at Safeguard Europe, argues the case as to why specifiers should not be dissuaded from installing external wall insulation to properties, even though it can play a role in exacerbating the effects of rising damp.

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CBI chief blasts Government’s ‘green’ policies

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has hit out against the UK Government’s approach to energy efficiency and renewable technology. Speaking alongside the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, and the chief executive of Christian Aid, Loretta Minghella at an event organised by the environmental think tank, Green Alliance, CBI director-general John Cridland argued that certainty and clarity of direction are critical to developing long-term business investment in a low-carbon future. In his speech, he praised the steps that had been taken so far in the UK, but also warned that recent changes risk destabilising industry. Cridland said that the UK has “built up real credibility on climate leadership and low carbon investment,” but the roll-back of renewables and mixed messages on energy efficiency meant that the Government “risks sending a worrying signal to businesses.” “We need all countries to pull in the same direction at the Paris Summit [in November] ...

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