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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
26th April 2017 Issue no. 359

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Kwikset Obsidian smart lock

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Obsidian 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.
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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.
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Split-Series Keypad with Proximity Reader

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SECO-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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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This Week's News

ABUS UK offer new total door security

* ABUS-Door-Bars.jpgFor many years ABUS Door Bars have made a successful contribution to ABUS' security portfolio in Germany. While these products offer spectacular additional door security, their very specific fitting requirements have meant their sale in the UK would be mostly limited to distributors able to offer a professional fitting service.

Now ABUS UK has many committed locksmiths across the country, their professional expertise would be very easily adapted to fitting these products that will give consumers greatly enhanced property and personal security.
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Europe's first cyber security research centre has been launched in Cardiff

By Katie-Ann Gupwell

A cyber security research centre, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will be located at Cardiff University . The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, which will provide world-leading research into the problem of cyber security, will be at the university's School of Computer Science and Informatics.

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Mechanical Locks Market Research, market share, competitor strategy, industry trends, forecast to 2022

The global Mechanical Locks Market is still projected to grow at a rapid rate owing to its various security and convenience benefits. Moreover, its increasing application in various end-user segments like education, banking, and hospitality will bolster the prospects for market growth during the forecast period.

Recently, it has been observed that many hotel businesses are increasingly catering to the safety needs of international customers by implementing smart locks in their hotel rooms.
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Police combat burglaries with satirical 'door locks' infomercial

* Infomercial.jpgA Florida police department is combating vehicle burglaries with a tongue-in-cheek infomercial promoting a "new" product: door locks. The Davie Police Department posted a video to YouTube responding to a recent rash of vehicle burglaries in the area in the form of an infomercial.
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New ACT website

Following the recent acquisition of ACT by Vanderbilt a new solution focused website has been developed incorporating ACT.eu and other peripheral websites. This phase one development will make online interactions easier for global customers.
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How to fight security fatigue

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We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it's from TV news, phone notifications, online browsing, social media, or even the good old fashioned paper, we hear stories of the increasing dangers of cybercrime.

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News

The hidden key to guest satisfaction

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Interiors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more 'hidden' details that can make or break a guest's stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID technology is doing for the hotel industry.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Urmet iPervoice stars at BBC Television Centre

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Urmet 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.
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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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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.
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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.
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