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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th May 2016 Issue no. 311

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Hackers 3D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents

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A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has cracked open the controversy surrounding 3D printing and personal security.
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Get the Tradelocks' designed 'ABS Cylinder Opening Tool'

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Defeat the ABS 3* Cylinder with the new tool from Tradelocks! The brand new 'ABS Opening Tool' (not manufactured by ABS), guarantees access to the ABS 3* Kitemarked Cylinder, in just minutes, with little to no prior knowledge of locks.
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ABUS adds new high security padlocks to Titalium Range

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The launch of TITALIUM 96 and 98 padlocks complements the ABUS' top selling TITALIUM range with two new high security padlock styles. Both feature a solid steel look lock body and high tech reversible keys.
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Allegion Twitter competition #SpottedBriton

Allegion are running a Twitter based competition called #SpottedBriton and it is to see where their Briton products are installed.

"Briton products are durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting, and recently we’ve spotted loads of Briton products that were installed years ago, and are still going strong today! We’re interested to see which Briton products you spot out and about, and learn where our products are installed. Win a £50 shopping voucher!"

Please see here for the full details:
ukblog.allegion.com/uk
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Boldly going where no security product has gone before

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ACT, manufacturers of access control and VMS solutions have launched their latest cloud-based product ACT365 in a unique way. The challenge was to convey the major benefits of ACT365 in a simple yet interesting and fun manner.
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This Week's News

ALEX Auto Locksmiths Exhibition 2016

ALEX-LOGO_142.jpgThe Auto Locksmiths Exhibition announces that registration for the 2016 show, set to run on 1st and 2nd October at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham, is open for everyone.
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Who's the new KIBB on the block?

* KIBBlock.jpgKIBB locks are an upsell product. Sell them to customers who want a security upgrade, because that's what they are. In the same way you sell an anti-snap euro cylinder, sell these as an anti-jemmy lever lock.
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Camlock Systems restores security on vending machines

* Camlock_Systems.jpgLocking experts Camlock Systems Ltd helped Impulse Autovend South Ltd to restore security on their vending machines after the company lost more than £55,000 from repeated break-ins over a 16 week period. Camlock's locking insert, the T8 Bullet, provides excellent security and helps Impulse Autovend to control the keys in circulation.

Impulse Autovend specialises in the sale of snacks and soft drinks through vending machines, many of which are located in train stations in the South of England. When the vending company discovered that a thief was regularly emptying the cash boxes of their machines, they sought help from Camlock Systems.
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Secure Yourself a Saving this Week with Tradelocks

* 6-lever.jpgGet massive savings on 6 lever mortice locks and accessories this week at Tradelocks! Kitemarked to BS3621 British Standard, both the dead lock and sash lock are packed with security features, and are by far the lowest priced Kitemarked mortice locks on the market.

The financial year has come to an end, and to thank everyone in the profession for their custom over the last 12 months Tradelocks are offering huge discounts on all their 6 lever mortice locks, for a limited time only. Tradelocks are having a clearance to make way for brand new products in the coming year, and that's why the domestic and auto locksmith tool supplier have knocked down the prices of some of their fantastic, high security products - yet again.
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Detect piggybacking and tailgating at access control points

* Detect.jpgAccurance 3D is a tailgating and piggybacking detection system that provides an extra layer of access control security. The sensor uses 'time-of-flight' technology, and enables a clear mapping of the scene in 3D - with height-colour-coordinated images recognising the shapes easily.

Combined with intelligent analytics, Accurance 3D helps to automatically detect unauthorised individuals attempting to gain entry to controlled areas.
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Shell Chemical relies on Boon Edam to secure production facility

* Shell-Deer-Park-Lobby.jpgShell Chemical LP, located in Deer Park, Texas, has installed seven Boon Edam Swinglane 900 turnstiles to improve access control between their administrative building and the production facility.

The decision to install Boon Edam entrances was a joint one between Shell's real estate group and corporate security. "We have four Swinglanes at our front entrance, where employees and visitors arrive, and three at the back entrance, controlling access to the protected area where production goes on," explained John Logan, Specialist-Security, Shell Chemical LP.
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Skyguard's Mysos device safeguards Derbyshire community health services NHS Trust's outreach staff

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has turned to Skyguard's BS 8484 approved personal alarms to safeguard their community-based staff tasked with providing in-home services.

Skyguard's keyfob sized MySOS devices were implemented as a means of discreet protection for lone working staff to carry on their person. Accredited to BS 8484 standards, the device is equipped with the latest mobile phone and GPS tracking technology.
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Veracity installs COLDSTORE at The Star complex

* Veracity-COLDSTORE.jpgVeracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, has announced the successful installation of its COLDSTORE surveillance storage systems at The Star complex, a set of administration buildings, practice fields and player complex supporting the Dallas Cowboys football team of the National Football league in the United States.

The Star will also contain multi-use facilities featuring a new Omni Hotel, retail locations and office space.
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Samsung tightens smart home kit security after researchers prod apps

By Iain Thomson

Samsung has said there's nothing for owners of its SmartThings home security gear to worry about - after researchers showed numerous ways to commandeer devices and disable locks.

The three researchers from the University of Michigan, who were partially sponsored by Microsoft, have demonstrated that with the help of malicious apps, electronically activated door locks can be opened, alarms set off, and settings fiddled with for smartish homes - all remotely.

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Alpro opening doors at castle

* sudeley-castle.jpgTransom closers and hook locks from Alpro have been installed in a new visitor centre at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. The castle lies in a 1,200-acre estate on the Costwold Hills and was used by Richard III as a base during the Wars of the Roses. It is also the last resting place of Katherine Parr, a wife of Henry VIII who outlived him.

The Alpro transom closers are being used on aluminium doors created by Stroud-based Hybrid Windows who work with clients on timber composite curtain walling as an enhancement for facades. The company's Hybrid suite is the only UK timber composite fenestration range to include curtain walling.
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News

Lock Cylinders

When I were a lad!!! It was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours the Ingersol SC1 Being the most chunky it had secure keys that required the consumer to buy, by post, with his registration a duplicate which was sent by recorded delivery. You could get brass or nickel.
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Keyline VAT FREE Frenzy at Tradelocks

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It's Keyline chaos at Tradelocks this week with a VAT FREE deal on ALL products from the Italian brand. Horseshoe keys, electronic heads, pod car keys, key cloning devices, emergency keys; get the answer to your every auto locksmithing need, VAT FREE, for one week only.
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How locksmith Craig was tricked into being Michael McIntyre's 'unexpected star'

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By Jade Grassby, Bournemouth Echo

A locksmith had the shock of his life when he unsuspectingly opened a theatre door and walked on stage in front of thousands of people. Craig Hayward, from Poole, was the 'unexpected star' on Michael McIntyre's Big Show on Saturday. The 31-year-old was set up by his Keytek colleagues, who had to keep the secret of his upcoming guest appearance on the comedian's new television series for several weeks.

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RCT Homes issues guardian24's microguard device to high risk staff


Social housing provider, RCT Homes has selected Guardian24's state-of-the-art MicroGuard device to protect their lone working and at-risk employees.
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Who Inspires Who?

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This article is another in a series of 'tasters' from sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine.

By Brian Morland - Curator of 'The History of Locks' Museum.

Everybody knows the Chubb Security Range lock, the 3G110, sometimes also known as the Castle Security Range. Some long standing locksmiths will also know that it was Bill Stanton, whilst with Chubb's R&D department, who developed and patented the lock on behalf of his firm.
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Jacksons shortlisted for coveted DCS Award 2016

Jacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the hotly contested 'Data Centre Physical Security & Fire Suppression Product of the Year' category at this years DCS Awards.

The DCS awards were created to acknowledge and reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena.
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Master Locksmiths announce show dates 2017

The MLA has announced their show dates for 2017- it will be at the Telford centre again and Friday 6th October 2017 -Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th. See the website for updates.

www.locksmiths.co.uk


Drilling for profit

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This article is the first of a series of 'tasters' from sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine.

By Colin McClements

The article is designed to give you an overview of the different types of drills and equipment to assist in using the correct tool for the job.
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New address & Tel no for Advanced Keys

Advanced Keys Limited
Unit D1
OYO Business Park
Park Lane
Birmingham
B35 6AN
UK

Tel: +44 (0)121 749 5210
www.advanced-keys.co.uk 
www.keydiyuk.com 
@advancedkeys


Aurora to show AI-powered facial recognition system FaceSentinel at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2016

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Pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will be exhibiting its Artificial Intelligence-powered biometric access control system, FaceSentinel, at the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London on April 19 and 20.
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False ID rise 'risk to UK security'

A reported rise in migrants aiming to enter Britain using false papers poses real dangers to security, home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz has said.

EU border agency Frontex reported a 70% year-on-year rise in fraudulent documents held by UK-bound migrants. This was mostly due to Ukrainians using real Polish ID cards and Albanians with Italian and Greek papers, it said.

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