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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th April 2017 Issue no. 358

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Give your customers more with the 'Car Keys on your Phone' App

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Auto locksmiths, want to offer your customers that bit extra? Tradelocks has the solution! The Car Keys on Your Phone App is the first of its kind and will help you make more profits in 3 ways:

1. By selling the gadget as an upgrade when attending a vehicle lockout situation.
2. By selling it to young people wanting the latest gadgets and technology.
3. Sell it as a safety feature for loved ones - no one wants to leave a baby locked in a car while they wait for a locksmith for example.

Electronic access control - doors optional

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The necessity for access control can stem from security, safety and even convenience but what if you need to secure perimeter or fire access gates, industrial equipment yards or commercial storage areas.

Mx6 dual cameras open up new opportunities

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MOBOTIX is starting series production of their new Mx6 6MP camera line with the outdoor dual cameras M16, D16, S16 and V16. The Mx6 Camera Line is the most powerful 6MP MOBOTIX Camera System and the first to support the H.264/ONVIF* Industry Standard.

Bill would prevent registered sex offenders from owning locksmith business

By Sina Gebre-Ab

A bill that would require locksmiths to undergo background checks before entering your home or car is now closer to becoming law. The bill was passed unanimously in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and is now making its way through the state senate. The bill was drafted after a North Myrtle Beach sexual molestation case involving a locksmith.

Representative Gregory Duckworth says currently it's too easy for just anyone to enter your home. "Anybody could do it," says Duckworth. "You could walk right out of jail and open a locksmith business. It's insane."

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Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock

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American brand Master Lock has become the first security specialist in Europe to unveil a consumer focused portable lock that requires no key-turn to unlock. Backed by the latest technology and designed with Master Lock's 90 plus years of trusted security expertise, the simple-to-use PushKey Padlock requires less than 2.5kg of pull down force to open and is perfect for people strength challenges.

New remote repair cases now in stock at Tradelocks

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Tradelocks has recently introduced to their product range remote repair cases for car key remotes, and now have over 70 different cases in stock! With the help of Tradelocks you can now offer your customers a complete and comprehensive remote repair services using these high quality aftermarket repair cases.

Access Control in the Asia-Pacific 2017

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IFSEC Global surveyed hundreds of security professionals to gauge the capabilities of access-control infrastructure across the Asia-Pacific and demand for the latest generation of technologies. Sponsored by HID Global (APAC), Access control in the Asia-Pacific 2017: Legacy Infrastructure, Innovation and the Internet of Things.

Pickersgill Kaye's high security locking solutions going global

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Thanks to a targeted marketing strategy and the support of one of the most trusted names in access control solutions, Pickersgill-Kaye is making significant inroads into new international markets with its range of locks that help address the large-scale security challenges facing critical infrastructure sites.

Global Lock Market 2017-2021: Focus on Smart Lock Systems

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Lock Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global lock market to grow at a CAGR of 6.03% during the period 2017-2021.

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Kwikset Obsidian smart lock

* Obsidian.jpgObsidian is one of the new residential smart locks shown by Kwikset at ISC West, and will be available later in the year. Said to be among the first on the market with the Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Obsidian offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and security features reducing the vulnerability of the network.

Obsidian eliminates the need for traditional keys, and will be available with standalone and connected options, enabling users to lock and unlock their front doors using the sleek black touchscreen or their smartphones. The lock's all-metal interior has advanced mechanical and electronic security features, whilst eliminating the keyway removes the threat of picking or bumping.


Vehicles allegedly stolen by locksmith at airport

A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.

Prosecutors say Larson changed the vehicles' I-D numbers and sold them on Craigslist to unsuspecting buyers in Minnesota and Illinois. Officials say Larson stole mostly Chrysler Town and Country vans. He reportedly told officers that an airport parking garage gave him a large choice of vehicles to take without many security cameras watching. Larson is free on a signature bond, and he's due back in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on May 1st for a preliminary hearing on four felony vehicle theft counts.

Urmet iPervoice stars at BBC Television Centre

* bbc-Tv-centre.jpgUrmet has added to its portfolio of heritage buildings with an installation at the world-famous former BBC Television Centre in White City, London.

The 14-acre complex is one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, with a frontage and statues that are known to television viewers around the world. Many features are Grade II-listed and will remain as part of the new residential, leisure and commercial complex.

95% of organizations have employees seeking to bypass security controls

By Jai Vijayan

The insider threat issue is well-understood and something that countless surveys have shown poses almost as big a risk to enterprise data security as external attackers.

A report from Dtex this week offers a slightly different look at the problem by highlighting some of the clues that organizations should be looking for to detect and stop insiders engaged in malicious or negligent behaviors. The Dtex report is based on an analysis of risk assessments conducted by a sample of its customer base. A stunning 95% of the assessments showed employees to be engaged in activities designed to bypass security and web-browsing restrictions at their organizations.

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Split-Series Keypad with Proximity Reader

* Split-series-keypad.jpgSECO-LARM USA, Inc. has started shipping the new Split Series Keypad with Proximity Reader. The SK-4131-SPSQ adds an extra layer of security - the keypad and controller are separate; preventing access via keypad tampering. A simple 3-wire connection between the keypad and controller make installation easy.

The Split Series Keypad supports up to 1,200 users and all of the features are programmable directly from the keypad. It also has a built-in proximity card reader that is compatible with proximity cards and proximity key fobs. Other features include illuminated keys, programmable egress input, door sensor input, and an interlocking input for connecting a second keypad for man trap applications.


Smart locks market to reach US$1.01 BN by 2024: rising trend of smart homes to drive growth, says TMR

The global market for smart locks is highly fragmented in structure, finds a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Innovation and product development is primary strategy adopted by key players, namely, Panasonic, AugustHome, Honeywell, and Kwikset to remain competitive in the market. However, their focus is likely to shift towards mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the near future for business expansion.

As per TMR, the worldwide market for smart locks was worth US$226.7 mn in 2015. Researchers expect the opportunity in this market to increase at a CAGR of 18.30% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach US$1.01 bn by the end of the forecast period. The commercial sector emerged as the key application area of smart locks in 2015. On the grounds of the advancements in the

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Heightened security threat at airports and nuclear power stations

According to a report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph, Britain's airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.

Is regulation the key to stopping van thefts?

Traders have welcomed a move to get the locksmith industry regulated after a spate of thefts from vans in Bedfordshire. Tibbe Key tools, which allow people to unlock Ford Transit vans, are readily available online, with sites including Amazon advertising them for sale. Now the Masters Locksmiths Association (MLA) is working with the government and police to stop people claiming they are locksmiths to buy the tools.

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SSAIB's IT security commitment through Cyber Essentials Plus

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SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has demonstrated its commitment to IT security by successfully meeting the Government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus standard.

BSIA reinforces commitment to quality with new ISO certification

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has excelled in a recent audit to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.

Hadrian Technology scoops place in FT ranking of Europe's fastest growing companies

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Hadrian Technology, one of the UK's leading CCTV design, supply and installation companies has been shortlisted in The Financial Times' inaugural ranking of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The FT 1000 - compiled in co-operation with statista. The news comes only months after Hadrian Technology was named as a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 company.

Axim: The UK's No: 1 Supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years.

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Axim Architectural Hardware are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone. Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey.

Change at the top for ABUS UK

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ABUS worldwide have continued to successfully grow as a supplier of total security solutions ranging from mechanical security products to advanced intruder, access control and video surveillance systems. In recognition of the total security range now available and with UK being a key market for the company, ABUS is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Romanov as new Managing Director of ABUS UK.

The MLA achieves CSCS card clarification for all locksmiths and safe engineers

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Following on from numerous meetings and extensive negotiations, the Master Locksmiths Association are delighted to announce they received on the 21st of March confirmation from Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, stating: "The occupation of Locksmith and Safe Engineer will be removed from the CSCS scheme this week."

IFSEC: Europe's only large-scale security event in 2017

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Access the biggest showcase of security products accessible in Europe this year, including thousands of solutions across a global gathering the size of 5 football fields... Taking place in London, 20 - 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more, visiting IFSEC International is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.


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