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6th March 2013 Issue no. 158
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There are some new faces and some reshuffling of national executive positions at the Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc.
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.
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.
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Exhibitions 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.
We 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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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.
Amy 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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They will be there Saturday only. Pinguard are late entries but they have an amazing range of shields for just about any code keypad.
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.
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.
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.