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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
5th April 2017 Issue no. 356

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Force Ignition Tools...

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Two new force ignition tools are available from Hickleys, these new tools provides auto locksmiths the ability to force the ignition on various makes and models that include Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda vehicles via the OBD socket when a key is unavailable.

Simply plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and then plug your key programmer to the opposite side.
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Global lock market

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Technavio analysts forecast the global lock market to grow at a CAGR of above 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.
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ABUS security & convenience with New 158 Padlock Combinations

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ABUS padlocks dominate the Keyed Alike commercial supply sector, while ABUS Combination Padlocks offer no key convenience via simple code changes made when staff changes or events dictate.
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'Mounties' asking for help after locksmith equipment stolen

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Airdrie RCMP is asking members of the public for any information they might have concerning the theft of a locksmith van from Mackenzie Way on February 27th.  Constable Jennifer Weedmark said an employee of ABOE Lockworks parked the van at the Mackenzie Way apartments where it was stolen sometime overnight.
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GEO server lock ensures security of business data

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With the growth of the Cloud and ever increasing amounts of confidential data, both business and personal, being held on servers it is more important than ever that that such data is protected and secure against unauthorized access.
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This Week's News

Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock

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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.
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New remote repair cases now in stock at Tradelocks

* Remote-repair-cases.jpgTradelocks 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.

Cases start at an astonishing £1.05 + VAT, providing an affordable remote repair service when buttons stop working or cases get broken. This is a simple job, with minimal labour and skill necessary - the job just requires you to have the correct case in stock.
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Access Control in the Asia-Pacific 2017

* IFSEC-Global.jpgIFSEC 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.

Survey respondents - in a variety of sectors - answered questions on a wide range of topics, including, among others:
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Pickersgill Kaye's high security locking solutions going global

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Pickersgill-Kaye's ongoing export drive for its High Security Multipoint Locking Systems has been given a major boost since the company's acquisition by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.
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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.

Global Lock Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market.
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Keeping the burglars out with steel windows

* Steel1.jpgDifficult to force because of the inherent strength of their frames, steel windows are not liked by burglars. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional 'cottage' style steel window, divided into small frames, with interlocked steel glazing bars. Steel Window Association members also offer W40 steel windows that comply with Secured by Design requirements.

Newly appointed Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings Ltd (swf), manufacture most steel window hardware. Swf has been successfully manufacturing handles, stays, hinges, bolts and openers, as well as safety locks/restrictors and concealed multipoint hardware for metal framed doors and windows, to the commercial and domestic sectors, since 2011; both in the UK and globally.
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Veracity takes control with VIEWSCAPE Pro at ISC West 2017

Veracity, a leading provider of innovative and intelligent solutions that solve real-world challenges in IP video systems, is launching a new suite of products at ISC West 2017 which neatly brings together the three cornerstones of its successful business: IP transmission, storage and display.
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Change at the top for ABUS UK

* ABUS_Romanov.jpgABUS 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.

Peter joins ABUS with a wealth of previous experience in the security market including both mechanical and electronic security products for both residential and commercial markets. Over the past 20 years he has held various management positions successfully growing those businesses.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality wins Vendor's Trophy Award for Best Locks Vendor in the hotel industry

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, has been awarded the 2016 Vendor's Trophy in the Hotel Industry for Best Locks Vendor. The annual ceremony, sponsored by renowned Brazilian magazine, Revista HOTÉIS, recognizes international vendors that show outstanding accomplishments in the supply of products and services in the hotel industry. This award marks ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's second consecutive win in the category, having previously earned the Vendor's Trophy title for Best Locks Vendor in 2015.
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News

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."
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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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BSIA research reveals the (real) price of security solutions

A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality - rather than initial purchase price alone - for end users of security solutions.
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Eurocell locks up deal with Security Hardware

Eurocell, the manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products, has bought PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd.
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Serco locks up contract for Aussie prison

A British firm will hold the keys to Australia's largest prison after outsourcing behemoth Serco won a £1.6 billion jail contract in the country.

By Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard

The FTSE 250 business is still known for prisoner scandal in this country, after Serco charged the Government to "tag" criminals who were actually dead or didn't even exist, and in 2015 lost a contract to run one of New Zealand's largest jails after reports that inmates filmed "fight club" videos in their cells.

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Door and window locks are less carbon-costly and more effective than burglar alarms

A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. This is because they are not only more effective at preventing crime, but also more environmentally friendly, having a much lower carbon footprint than other measures, such as burglar alarms or CCTV.
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Comelit's Integrated Access Solution selected by Berkeley Homes

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Comelit's IP (ViP) video door entry and access control solution has been used to secure apartments and townhouses at an exclusive gated mews development in Twickenham, built by nationwide property developer, St James. Brewery Wharf, situated on a tributary of the Thames in south-west London, features 82 warehouse-style flats spread across three blocks and 28 gated houses built in a Georgian style.
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Skills for Security appoints Joey Hambidge to new Operations role

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Skills for Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Joey Hambidge to the position of Operations Manager. Joey's role at Skills for Security has been newly created to provide the organisation with essential operational support, and he will be responsible for a broad remit including accreditations, apprenticeship standards, qualifications and the day-to-day management of Skills' operations and staff.
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The MLA cements itself as industry-leading association with new beginner's programme

Introduced in early 2016, the MLA's change to a Modular Training Programme has been a huge success, not only from a student numbers perspective, but also from a student feedback perspective! In fact, one recent student, Paul Medway, said: "... taught by two very knowledgeable tutors who were on hand when ever myself or fellow pupils needed some advice.
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Opportunities in key programming

Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2017.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths. The afternoon/evening presentations will explain the equipment required, the Technical backup available and the methods used, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers.
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British Security Industry Association endorses the national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, has launched a national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales, which has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association.
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Nominate your outstanding apprentice installers for industry award

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As the 10th National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has called for security companies to nominate their apprentice installers for the 2017 Apprentice Installer Awards. These esteemed awards recognise the very best emerging talent from the electronic security industry.
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