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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th February 2013 Issue no. 155

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Advanced Keys free postage offer

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Advanced Keys are offering free postage on UK orders over £100 (excluding VAT) for the rest of February.

Advanced Keys Limited
Tel: +44 (0)121 355 8510
Fax: +44 (0)1213555922

Surveillance Success Stories

Installing a CCTV system onto a home or property is becoming more and more prevalent and a popular way to protect homes against intruders. From comprehensive systems which connect to an interior television for complete surveillance, to the high-tech cameras which have infrared capabilities and a huge amount of memory storage, there are options for almost every property owner.

SSAIB reveals plans for 2013 as registrations reach new peak

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SSAIB, the UK's leading certification body for security organisations. has unveiled a range of new initiatives for the coming year. These include further enhancements to its new website, an easier online application system, and an electronic auditing package.

"Is this one of yours? It looks like one, but I'm not sure it is...

That's what a number of Roto customers have been asking recently, with regard to their TSL espagnolette. As with any market-leading product, there are inevitable imitations.

Advanced Keys new interactive product catalogue

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Advanced Keys is pleased to announce that its new interactive product catalogue is now available. You can search within it easily and click through to the relevant page on the website making ordering simple.

The Jan 2013 Catalogue is available on the 'Downloads' page on www.advanced-keys.co.uk

Surveillance statistics highlight security value of spy cameras and other devices

Statistics have found a surprising fall in crime in the UK over the course of 2012, with 8% less crimes being committed last year; some of the lowest figures in recent memory.

AMG-Panogenics launches SmokeCam360

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Squeezing the electronics into a smoke alarm case offers the perfect solution for 360 degree camera implementations in sensitive environments. 

Free training courses on automatic doors for locksmiths

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Global Automatics has extended its range of free training courses on automatic doors. Course lengths run from one-day  through to eight-day courses for new people, run on a one-day per week basis. Different courses are available and bespoke courses can be put together based on specific needs.

CES announces immediate support for Citysafe customers

CES UK has moved quickly to reassure locksmiths who have purchased CES own section self-assembly suites through Citysafe Wholesale Ltd. CES UK's Managing Director - Mario Del-Signore says: "It has come to our attention that as of Thursday 10th January 2013, Citysafe Wholesale Ltd is no longer able to supply CES products. We realise that this will adversely affect a number of locksmiths who have purchased our products in good faith through Citysafe."

Voice 'fingerprints' could plug call-centre security leaks

By Brandon Butler

You've heard such stories. Mat Honan, a reporter for Wired magazine had almost his entire digital life erased when a fraudster used social media account information to trick Apple and Google into allowing him access to Honan's account information. Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder for Microsoft fell victim to identity theft when an AWOL US Army solider called Citibank and changed the address of Allen's card from Seattle to Pittsburgh, which he then used on a $15,000 shopping spree.

The common theme between these two high-profile stories is the way fraudsters were able to penetrate the contact centres of these big companies and misrepresent themselves as legitimate customers.

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We're all getting ready for the biggest annual event in the industry, the Locksmiths Exhibition in Nottingham. Are you? Visitor registration number 1000 is about to be reached - go online now and make sure it's you! There's a drink in it.

This week's update shows the full list of exhibitors. It will be a crowded house indeed! 

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This Week's News

Locksmiths Exhibition update

Locksmith_Exhibition_logo.jpgWell, this week has gone mad - several 'new start' exhibitors and two new stand sales so in actual fact the show is oversold space. Now we need a shoe horn to squeeze them all in! The Locksmiths Exhibition now contains 61 unique stands in around 600sq metres of showspace.

The new stands this week are Aldridge who have taken the vacant Citysafe stand - and great news - Tony Hill and Howard Crossland have formed a new company Citysafe UK Ltd and will be at the show to welcome old and new customers and to open accounts.

IFSEC to move to London in 2014

UBM Live has announced that the UK-based Protection & Management Series – including IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show – will move from Birmingham’s NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014.

Mul-T-Lock returns to Locksmiths Exhibition

* M-T-L_cylinder.jpgShowcasing its most recent and innovative product offerings, Mul-T-Lock will again be exhibiting at this year's Locksmith Expo.

Having attended every year since the exhibition opened in 2010, Mul-T-Lock is returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, from 2nd to 3rd March, showcasing latest products from its mechanical and electromechanical range.

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Locksmiths Exhibition draws closer and closer

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Lots to tell you about this week: Visitor registration No 750 was Graham Piggot - so Graham nip along to the Payatrader stand and get your free drink voucher. Will you be registration number 1000? If you haven't yet regsistered DO IT NOW!

While on about Payatrader here is another SHOW ONLY offer:

Payatrader would be pleased to offer visitors to the show / readers of LASM the opportunity to join Payatrader and to have the joining fee refunded.

The Golden Key Award

The Golden Key Award, sponsored by Lockdecoders, was announced last year in Locks and Security News and sister publication Locks & Security Magazine.

UK to launch public cyber security awareness campaign

The Cabinet Office is to launch a public cyber security awareness programme early this year aimed at improving the online security of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The initiative is part of the government's cyber security strategy, aimed at ensuring the UK can manage the risks and harness the benefits of cyberspace, reports Computer Weekly.

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