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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th March 2023 Issue no. 647

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Setting the standard for 3* security with new anti-snap guarantee

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As part of its commitment to providing installers with certified solutions that meet the latest security standards, leading home security provider, ERA, has launched a new High Security 3* Euro Profile Cylinder supplied with a £2,000 anti-snap guarantee.

Ultion Nuki gains Control4 functionality

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British home security specialist Ultion, has launched a dedicated Control4 driver for its acclaimed Ultion Nuki smart lock, allowing seamless integration of door access within whole-home automation systems.

Fingerprints sensor technology in new product generations for smart door access by ekey

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European biometrics door access company, ekey, has launched two new intelligent door access systems; ekey sLine and ekey xLine for residential homes and buildings. Both systems use fingerprint technology, integrating Fingerprints’ sensor FPC1020 to provide flexibility, security and convenience for residents. 

CDVI releases new Accessible Toilet Lock System

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CDVI has announced the release of the DW-TLC toilet door locking system for accessible toilets. Accessible toilets are not always easy to use for those who need them. This system is designed to remove the difficulty of dealing with handles and fiddly locks for people with limited dexterity. 

Combined with a DIGIWAY automatic swing door opener, the system is activated with just a touch. The system consists of two activation units: one for outside the cubicle and one for inside. 

BQT Solutions launches new locking technology

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BQT Solutions has launched the next generation of its world-leading misalignment and sideload release locking solution – the Cobalt Series (YD30D/YD30S). The ground-breaking lock has been developed by BQT Solutions - specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of high-security biometric readers, security access control and electronic locking products..

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This Week's News

13th Lockexpo photo review

* Locks1.jpgThe 13th annual Lockexpo was last weekend at the Belfry hotel, Nottingham. Sponsored this year by Hickleys and as always the exhibitors made the show stand out. Lots of colourful stands, plenty to browse and buy. The weather was a bit threatening in the forecast but it turned out to be amazing sunny weather. Visitor registrations were high and the percentage that booked in very, very good many staying overnight for a second day. The bring and buy table proved popular with an assortment of goods being displayed and sold.

It was thought that this may be the last Lockexpo as the organiser Mike Friend is suffering from ill health and needed to step back. However his stepson Inigo who has now been at 3 exhibitions decided he could not let such a great event just die and has decided to pick up the role and run the show in the future. Mike will assist over the next year to make sure Inigo has all the grounding he needs to continue the event.

DIP-Switch Coded Long-Range RF Transmitter

* Seco-larm-RF-trannie.jpgThe ENFORCER DIP-Switch Coded Long-Range RF Transmitter offers an impressive range of up to 1800ft (550m) with greater immunity to environmental interference and temperature extremes, water-resistance (IP68), and dustproofing. Included with a battery life of up to 10 years—this product is something you can rely on in the toughest conditions and with a programmable 8-pin DIP-Switch offering up to 254 unique codes, managing multiple transmitters is no longer an issue as codes can be changed with ease if needed. With utility and reliability at their forefront, our HL-Series RF transmitters can be very useful for job sites, gated communities, and any situation requiring multiple users to control the same receiver.

SECO-LARM has been manufacturing reliable security systems and accessories

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Discount room rates + special offers galore at Lockexpo 2023!

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Lockexpo will be held 11/12th March - just a couple of weekends away - at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham NG8 6PY and we have secured discounted room rates for those who intend to stay overnight: The cost is £119.00 single occupancy and £129.00 double occupancy – both inclusive of breakfast (compares to standard current rate of £149.00) online for those dates. 

67% of UK locksmiths are working extra shifts due to the cost of living

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UK locksmiths are working longer hours and extra shifts because of the cost of living crisis, with 33% saying they can't afford to take any time off.

The new research by ElectricalDirect, a specialist retailer of electrical products, surveyed locksmiths across the nation to reveal how many are at risk of burnout, and found that 67% have upped their hours in recent months.

Codelocks supports convenience and customer care for SDS London

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Juggling the demands for thorough customer support and swift order collection can be difficult, especially when customer numbers are high due to online orders.

To deal with this challenge, SDS London sought Codelocks’ help in creating queue- busting click and collect lockers. The KL1000 G3 NetCode and Codelocks Connect Portal provide the access control SDS London needs.

Mayorol visit to ASSA ABLOY

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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UKI has hosted Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street for a behind-the-scenes tour of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The Portobello site has been operating out of the West Midlands for many years, employing over 600 people, making up a large proportion of ASSA ABLOY UKI’s UK workforce. 

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