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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th December 2017 Issue no. 389

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International News

Wiha takes home German Brand Award 2018 & Focus Open Silver Award 2017

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The Wiha magazine bit holder LiftUp 26one(r) has now garnered four design awards. In October 2017, both the German Brand Award 2018 and the Focus Open Silver 2017 went to the Black Forest hand tool manufacturer for this product innovation.

Vanderbilt at Intersec 2018

The global provider of state-of-the-art security systems plans to showcase a variety of core products at the Dubai show. Vanderbilt's stand at Intersec 2018 will reflect the company's increasing range of high-quality security solutions.

MOBOTIX Global Partner Conference

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MOBOTIX has successfully completed its largest Global Partner Conference (GPC) which hosted 234 participants from 46 countries to coincide with the launch of its new website and company strategy that focuses on 'Beyond Human Vision.'

Boon Edam announces robust 2018 product training schedule

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Boon Edam Inc. has announced an expanded product training schedule for 2018 that includes all scheduled Factory trainings, Roadshow trainings throughout the USA and Canada, and webinars. Technical training events are free of charge to Boon Edam partners and integrators and typically include two or three days of intensive product instruction and hands-on exercises that address the most common installation and maintenance issues in the field.

The new UNION KeyPRIME patented master keying system

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UNION, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched the new keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform, with an all-new reversible key design.

Comcast adds Kwikset connected door locks to smart home system

Comcast has expanded its partnership with Kwikset to integrate three more smart locks into its Xfinity Home platform. The deal means Xfinity Home customers can now choose from four Kwikset connected door locks to remotely control access into and out of their homes. The locks covered are the SmartCode 910 Deadbolt, SmartCode 912 Deadbolt Lever and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which join the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Deadbolt.

Features available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to remotely view status, lock/unlock or open/close their doors, view lock/unlock or open/close events in the activity feed and create rules or automated commands to notify users if their doors are not locked, said Comcast.

Paxton supports BBC DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

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Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, recently supported the BBC's DIY SOS team in their latest project to create a new, purpose-built support centre, with short term accommodation for young people living in and leaving the care system.

Hanwha Techwin expands UK sales team

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Hanwha Techwin has appointed Keith Bardsley as Business Development Manager for the North of England.

Smart Locks Market by application (Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Industrial, Others) - competitive analysis and forecast 2017 - 2025

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Smart locks refer to electromagnetic locks designed to operate using smartphones, laptops or similar mobile devices. These locks are typically operated through a mobile app, email or SMS using communication technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart locks are also capable to monitor and send alerts for any skeptical events to the homeowners.

Smartlock security in the Highlands

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Dunalastair Hotel set in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch, was first converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century and originally constructed as a Highland Sporting Lodge. In 2014 the hotel started its multi-million pound refurbishment; creating 32 luxury suites along with an onsite cafe and refreshment area.

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This Week's News

MPL lock in to new CORGI fenestration scheme

* MPL.jpgWakefield-based MPL the only provider of City and Guilds locksmith training courses in the UK, has become the first company in its sector to be registered to the recently launched CORGI Fenestration scheme.

The CORGI Fenestration scheme has been established to bring together the best in glazing company management, customer service, qualifications, the best qualified staff and their continuing professional development.

Dahua Smart Locks

* Dahua-Smart.jpgDahua Technology has released a new series of smart locks - The Bluetooth Series and Bluetooth & Wireless 433 series will bring enhanced and convenient protection it says.

Keys to traditional locks easily get lost and duplicated, and residents cannot remotely open or close doors when necessary. The compact & sleek looking Dahua smart lock combines a mechanical lock case with an electronic motor hiding in the panel. Locks with 8mm-square-bar lock bodies can be upgraded to Dahua smart locks without dismantling their original lock bodies, just by installing the new lock inners and outer panels.


British Standard for information security risk revised

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 Guidelines for information security risk management.

BS 7799-3 specifically assists organizations regarding the risks and opportunities aspects in the internationally recognized ISO 27001 Information technology. Security techniques. Information security management systems. Requirements. BS 7799-3 provides guidance on defining, applying, maintaining and evaluating risk management processes in the information security context.

ASSA ABLOY Access Control celebrates 10-year partnership with ACS

As it approaches the 10-year anniversary, ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is celebrating its partnership with Access Control Services Ltd. (ACS Ltd.), one of the UK's leading independent access control system manufacturers.

The two access control specialists continue to strengthen their partnership, which began almost ten years ago and saw the integration of ACS Ltd.'s xPLAN system and ASSA ABLOY Access Control's Aperio(r) wireless locking technology.

Comelit's ViP entry system adds security and style to a trio of luxurious residential developments in Manchester

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All three developments - by leading Manchester-based real estate company Renaker Build Ltd - benefit from Comelit's ViP network systems using bespoke stainless steel door panels and Multi-User Gateways.

Going the extra mile is key to a successful career, says outgoing boss after four decades at Pickersgill-Kaye

After more than 42 years' service with Leeds-based lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye, General Manager Peter Murphy has called time on a career which began as a student work placement in the summer of 1974, then progressing from an apprentice engineer to running the company before it was acquired by ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions.

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LockExpo stands selling like hot cakes!

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We're excited to welcome a few new additions to our list of exhibitors for #LockExpo2018:

- Advanced Access
- Brisant
- Salto
- SOS Autokeys
- Windowparts

Double win for Mitie at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017

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Mitie's security management business has scooped two awards at the Security & Fire Excellence (SEA) Awards 2017.

ASSA ABLOY security doors makes significant investment in new Salvagnini technology

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has invested in a number of new technologies at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland.

Lockexpo training

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Lockexpo are excited to announce some of the training sessions we will be holding at the show in March 2018. Confirmed so far, we have:

Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley
Impressioning - Alan Morgan
Cylinder Bumping (and other NDE techniques) - Mark Ward
Non Destructive Entry Masterclass - Nigel Tolley
3 Wheel Combination Locks - Stuart Game

Paradise loss

British businesses face renewed threats from hackers following the recent 'Paradise Papers' document leak, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Andy Cuff, managing director of Computer Network Defence (CND), is warning all companies to be prepared for more sophisticated attacks.

Willenhall lock factory - can you unpick the mystery?

LASN had this email the other day from Irene Harris who is looking for any information about a Willenhall lock factory operated by her forebears. If anyone can help Irene, please let us know at news and we shall pass your email on to her: 

Data Protection Practitioner Conference 2018

The ICO is inviting registrations of interest to attend the 2018 Data Protection Practitioner Conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 9 April 2018. You can register your interest and provide your contact details here. Registration closes on 8 December 2017.

The ICO will be allocating places around 12 January 2018 and are usually only able to offer one place to each organisation with exceptions made for very large data controllers.

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