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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th September 2012 Issue no. 136

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Urmet integrate Paxton reader into their new range of S-Steel door entry panels

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Urmet has added several new and improved features to its incredibly successful and iconic range of stainless steel door entry panels. The S-Steel now replaces the original K-steel range, which has been selling in the tens of thousands for well over a decade. As testament to Urmet's dedication to manufacturing excellence the company have maintained the classic and unique design of the K-Steel but they've succeeded in making an already outstanding panel, even better.

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This Week's News

Stoke striker Owen watches burglar try and rob home on security system

Stoke striker Michael Owen watched on his home security system as a burglar trying to break into his mansion. The 32-year-old former Manchester United and Liverpool star posted a picture of the crime scene on his Twitter account.

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UAP TradeLocks release Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 User Guide Volume 2

Manual.jpgFollowing the success of the Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 User Guide, Genuine Lishi Approved Trainer and Distributor Tony Audsley has released the highly anticipated second volume which is available now from UAP TradeLocks.

Volume 2 of the User Guide is a comprehensive 72 page, illustrated book detailing how the Lishi 2-in-1 tools interact with the locks when picking and decoding. The guide describes a whole new set of tools and locks as well as having new features to help with understanding how the locks and tools work.

ALEX - Auto Locksmiths Expo


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Over 700 visitors have now pre-registered for our unique and fast on-site visitor pass system. No more large queues, just fast track and enter.

Investigation reveals cyber espionage technique used for government intelligence gathering

A joint investigation by the Guardian Newspaper and the Cyber Security Research Institute has revealed that nation states are now routinely deploying cyber espionage software across the internet.

In the wake of the furore surrounding the discovery of the 'Flame software,' the investigation has been told of four other similar programmes that have already been identified on the internet.

Gartner: Worldwide security spending will approach $86 billion in 2016

Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner -- this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016.

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BMW owners hit by hi-tech theft

A device for sale on the internet is allowing thieves to steal BMWs and other high-end cars without the need for the owner's keys, a BBC Watchdog investigation has found. In some parts of the country police have been leafleting BMW owners, warning them of the possibility of this kind of theft. 

Responding to the investigation BMW said: "Certain criminal threats, like the one you have highlighted, simply do not exist when cars are designed and developed.

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Locksmith's widow files claim, says deputies didn't protect him

Authorities should have done more to protect a locksmith from a distraught, armed homeowner who gunned down the man and a deputy sheriff, the locksmith's widow says in a wrongful death claim against Stanislaus County.

Before they tried to carry out the April eviction, deputies were warned that the homeowner had weapons, the claim says, contradicting Sheriff Adam Christianson's statements since that the men walked into an ambush with no idea that danger lurked inside.

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UK boffins get £3.8m pot to probe 'science of cyber-security'

By John Leyden

GCHQ, the UK's nerve-centre for eavesdropping spooks, has established what's billed as Blighty's first academic research institute to investigate the "science of cyber security".

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Breach of security at "Fort Knox" of uranium sets off alarms

Three aging anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, cut through fences surrounding the "Fort Knox" of uranium storage, and U.S. lawmakers want to know how that was possible.

The facility is a major storage center for highly enriched uranium, a key component of nuclear bombs. The security breach at what was supposed to be one of the most secure facilities in the United States has raised new questions about a plan to overhaul oversight of nuclear laboratories and weapons plants.

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3rd China Lock Industry Expo 2013

The 3rd China Lock Industry Expo 2013 is going to be held on March 29-31, 2013 in Guangzhou, the Business & Trade Centre of China.

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UAP Tradelocks partner with JB Key to benefit irish locksmiths

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Leading UK supplier and distributor of Locksmith tools, UAP TradeLocks, have entered into a distribution agreement with Dublin based hardware and security company, JB Key Co.

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