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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th March 2013 Issue no. 158

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International News

New executive for the Locksmiths Guild of Australia

There are some new faces and some reshuffling of national executive positions at the Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc.

Yale showcases new campaigns at Locksmiths' Exhibition

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Yale will be showcasing a series of exciting new marketing campaigns alongside an array of mechanical and digital security products at 2013's Locksmiths' Exhibition.

Yale launches intelligent door viewer technology

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Yale has launched a new range of digital door viewers, providing locksmiths with an innovative new method of preventing distraction burglary. According to the Home Office, around 11,500 homes a year fall victim to 'bogus callers' entering their homes under false pretences. In the majority of cases, intruders pose as officials in order to gain access to homes with the intention of stealing cash and other belongings, such as car keys.

Samsung and Milestone bring calm to housing complex

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State-of-the-art implementation of IP video surveillance technologies reduces crime.

Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has been installed with Samsung network cameras in a surveillance system that has brought peace and confidence to the citizens of a neighborhood in Eastern France affected by criminal disturbances.

Locksmiths and firemen refuse to help in Spain evictions

First locksmiths and now firemen are unwilling to evict people from their homes in Spain. President of the Locksmiths Union, David Ormaechea, said that following several suicides, some locksmiths are no longer willing to carry out banks' orders to evict people from their homes.

"Families' lives were being ruined, and we were acting as executioners." He added.

Winsted debuts EnVision console and celebrates 50 years in business

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Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted Europe & Middle East has unveiled its brand new EnVision Command Console, designed and constructed specifically for today's control room technology. EnVision's introduction is Winsted's first product news for 2013, a year in which the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

ACTpro Enterprise for door controllers and card readers

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Access Control Technology has released their latest access control software application, ACTpro Enterprise, for use with the ACTpro range of door controllers and card readers. Enterprise is a role based platform designed and built to meet the requirements of increasingly complex access control solutions where regular traffic places heavy demands on software.

Axxium to unveil remote control locks at the Locksmiths Exhibition

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Axxium Ltd will use this year's Locksmiths' Exhibition to launch a number of innovative new products which are capable of operation by remote control. They are suitable for high security applications for use in smart homes and also in assisted living applications.

Carlisle agrees sponsorship deal with Crimestoppers

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Carlisle Support Services has announced that it will be sponsoring Crimestoppers, the independent crime-fighting charity. The initial sponsorship deal will be for 12 months with an option to extend this by a further two years.

Mul-T-Lock returns to Locksmiths Exhibition

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

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MPL_397.jpgExhibitions are all about people, rather than product. People buy from people, and trade exhibitions are where they can get together, network, and yes, handle the product. All of the above took place last weekend - as well as some socialising in the hotel over the road afterwards (but we shall put that down to networking of course!). All in all, the annual Locksmiths' Exhibition was a resounding success once more. In terms of visitor numbers it was up where we expected it to be, around 1300, and they came from all over the country, and from abroad as well. Once again 'Quality' was the word we kept hearing, and yet again the exhibitors made a great effort to keep the visitors engaged.

Award1_397.jpgWe also had the presentation of the inaugural Golden Key Award, sponsored by Lockdecoders and won by Amy Pass. The decision was unanimous in Amy's favour, but the two other finalists Aaron Hammond and Jack Fagan, were highly commended. More on this below.

Also below is our Photo Review of the show. If you see yourself in any of our pics and we didn't catch your good side, don't blame us, blame what we had to work with! (dodgy camera of course).

We think you'll agree that everyone greatly enjoyed it - our next event is the Auto Locksmiths Expo (ALEX) October 26th & 27th. 

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This Week's News

The Locksmiths' Exhibition March 2013


Early visitors had a warm reception with bacon or sausage baps and hot beverages available. Now that the hotel is completed a full English will be on the menu as well!



Talking to customers and prospective customers - that's what it's all about.

First ever winner of the Golden Key Award!

Award4.jpgAmy Pass was a well-deserved winner of the inaugural Golden Key Awards, sponsored by Lockdecoders. The unanimous vote went Amy's way following nomination by her employer Tim Hart at Citylocks.


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Would you like one of these?

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An iPad mini. Then get to the Locksmiths Exhibition 2nd March at Nottingham and look out for the Pinguard table stand.

They will be there Saturday only. Pinguard are late entries but they have an amazing range of shields for just about any code keypad.

Preview to the UAP TradeLocks Stand at The Locksmith's Exhibition

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UAP TradeLocks always pull out all the stops at The Locksmiths Exhibition to make sure they exceed their visitor's expectations and leave them talking about new things to come, and this year is no different. 

Overwhelming support for IFSEC London move in 2014

Following the announcement last week that UBM Live's Protection & Management Series will be moving to ExCel London from June 2014, UBM Live today revealed the overwhelming support received from the industry following the news.

Vital Rail Security has been awarded Approved Contractor Status (ACS) by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

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The SIA Approved Contractor scheme requires applicant companies to complete a stringent auditing process (both internal and external) which allows the SIA to measure compliance against the relevant British Standards. The audit process is quite intensive and makes stringent demands on applicants who must demonstrate exceptional rigour when implementing procedural and operational guidelines in security disciplines relevant to those particular British Standards. The relevant vetting documentation for security screening is BS: 7858 while site and mobile patrolling is covered by BS: 7499.

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.

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