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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st November 2018 Issue no. 434

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An explosively hilarious approach to advertising door locks in China

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We picked this up from advertising website Branding in Asia.

Selling door locks is a tough category, but F5 Shanghai has created an ad spot that far and away stands out. In the two-minute spot pitching how Kaadas intelligent lock fingerprint technology and how it recognises you no matter what, we see the bomb defuser protagonist consistently failing to do his job well and getting blown up again and again.

Each time he comes home different than before - often drastically different - and yet his parents still recognize him. Even when he's reduced down to only his hand...

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Lock into the fantastic Kasp Hasp & Staples range

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Boost your security ranges and sales with the fantastic range of Hasps and Staples on offer from Kasp, the leading brand in security from Carl Kammerling International.

Designed to complement its range of high quality padlocks, Kasp offers an unrivalled range of hasps and staples, all manufactured to Kasp exacting standards and available in three handy security levels - low, medium and high - plus a 10 year guarantee against defects.
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Global Smart Locks Market 2018-2023 (market positioning, direct/indirect marketing, pricing strategy and forecast)

Global Smart Locks market provides in-depth Global Smart Locks market analysis and future prospects of Global Smart Locks market 2018. The research study covers significant data which makes the document a handy resource for managers, analysts, industry experts and other key people get ready-to-access and self-analyzed study along with graphs and tables to help understand market trends, drivers and market challenges.
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New DoorJammer range - fast deployed extra door security for the home and heavy-duty Lockdown for public/commercial buildings

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Originally designed to stop unwanted intrusions into hotel rooms with suspect door locks, the new DoorJammer is stronger, more compact and lighter. DoorJammer slots under most inward opening doors and keeps them shut when you really need them to.
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New Long Shackle addition to the Kasp Security 135 Series Padlock Range

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Designed for use in extreme weather conditions, Kasp Security offers a great range of padlocks featuring higher levels of corrosion resistance. New to the robust, high security Kasp 135 Series is a 63mm long shackle padlock, ideal for locking through gates or locking with a chain.
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New kiosk speeds up visitor sign-in

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Pass Solutions has launched a time-saving Kiosk version of its simple-to-use visitor management software, eVisitorPass.

The touchscreen application enables visitors to check themselves into an organization's building and then pick up their badges from an administrator at the front desk.
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This Week's News

Get into profitable car keys

So many very good locksmiths are struggling today with cheap competitors doing substandard work with substandard materials. And then the host of "national" companies with 50 phone numbers. Lockdecoders, right from the start, has concentrated on development of specialised equipment for auto locksmiths. That is the field where fly-by-nights have problems to function.

The firm is now offering a package for established domestic locksmiths to move successfully into auto work. With other reputable suppliers in the field and our friends at Kennet Leasing we have put together a mighty package of key-cutting, transponder cloning and key programming tools which can be leased over 5 years for just £16 per working day so you don't need to use up your working capital. Not hard to make a profit out of that!
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ABLOY against the elements

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Natural forces - whether that's storms from the sea, burning sun, biting frost or desert sand and dust - subject high security installations in a range of sectors to extreme stress.
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IPercom with CallMe; answer your video entry calls from anywhere

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* Only one Internet connection is required for the whole building
* Licence-free
* Gateway-free
* It allows residents to answer video entry calls from a tablet, mobile phone (WiFi or 3G/4G) or traditional apartment station
* Meets Secured By Design (SBD) requirements
* Free and simple-to-use app

For new-build apartment blocks, IPercom by Urmet provides a cost-effective solution to an increasingly common request from residents: to be able to receive video entry calls on their smartphone or tablet, in addition to retaining a traditional fixed station in their apartment.
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SBN advocates use of private security firms to support police

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Following the latest budget, which highlighted increased funding for terrorism prevention despite recent cut backs in other areas of police funding, the Small Business Network (SBN) of professional security companies has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services.
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Alpro and IDF Aluminium secure Thomas House

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IDF Aluminium has installed transom closers and latch locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware at a building that provides premium co-working and flexible office space in central London near Victoria Station.

Thomas House in Eccleston Square is a seven-story structure with a facade in Regency style and a distinctive timber-clad reception that leads to two wings. It has collaborative drop-in work areas, meeting rooms and facilities to suit present-day practices.
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ALEX visitor draw winner!

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Congratulations to Bob Harris of RJ Harris Motor Engineers on winning the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential 7-Inch Tablet in our pre-registration draw!

Everyone who pre-registered for ALEX and attended on the day was eligible. Don't worry - you can still be in with a chance of winning a tablet, because we're running the same promotion for the March show. All you have to do to be in the draw is pre-register and then attend LockExpo on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019.
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Lockexpo registration now open for 10th annual event

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Lockexpo are pleased to announce that the UK's only annual locks and security exhibition will be returning for their 10th consecutive year to the East Midlands Conference Centre on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March 2019 and registration is now open!

What you can expect from Lockexpo 2019:

- 3 main exhibition areas showcasing around 70 exhibitors
- A return of the New Kids On The Lock area - our startup zone for small and new suppliers you may not have seen at other shows!
- Locksmith Bring & Buy - flog your old stuff and bag some bargains!

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Magenta Security Services offers significant support for SIA's next-gen qualifications

Magenta Security Services believes it is vital that the industry engage with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to develop the next generation of licencing qualifications. This follows the launch of a month-long consultation by the SIA which began on the 26th September.

The consultation hopes to re-establish a suitable framework and potential new content for the licencing qualifications of the future. The SIA has invited the private security industry to share its views, deeming it 'essential' for guaranteeing the new specifications are fit-for-purpose.
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Double contract win for Mitie's security business

Mitie's security business has been awarded two contract wins with IKEA and Springfields, which together are worth £5 million per annum. The new contract with IKEA has been awarded for three years whilst Springfields has extended its existing contract for a further three years.

At IKEA, Mitie will offer a range of security services on sites across the UK including manned guarding, gate duties, vehicle and individual searches, and managing the security control room. This is the first time IKEA has changed its security provider in the UK in nine years and has chosen to adopt a different model to its other European operations.
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