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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th May 2013 Issue no. 168

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International News

Danish Security Trainers visit to UK

The Danish Institute of Fire & Security (DBI), based in Copenhagen, successfully applied to the EU for funding to send 20 security trainers across to the UK in a partnership with Skills for Security, the Skills and Standards Setting Body and Issuing Authority for Apprenticeships within the Security Sector. The project aims to see how security training is implemented here in the UK and share best practices.

Locks fail but no-one leaves jail

Hundreds of locks on cell doors at a US prison opened simultaneously over the weekend - but no one escaped. About 500 locks popped open inside the Montgomery County jail, prompting officials to declare a security emergency that included posting about 20 police cars on the perimeter of the facility.

AMG Launches 'mini' TotemCam360

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AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology, launched their new 'mini' TotemCam360 at the main US security technology show - ISC West - in Las Vegas, USA.

Security officials face questions over Boston Marathon bombings

Top U.S. security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death at a bedside hearing on Monday in his hospital room, where he was recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in shootouts with police.

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Yale helps locksmiths with fishing solution

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Yale is offering locksmiths a letter plate restrictor, which can reduce the risk of vandalism, theft and lock manipulation for consumers.

US passes cyber security bill

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation designed to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information.

This is the second go-around for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act after it passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate after President Barack Obama threatened to veto it over privacy concerns.

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Lockdecoders USA will be at Just Cars showing the new Miracle A9 and the MiraClone

Lockdecoders USA is proud to announce that we will be at Just Cars being held in Las Vegas May 3-4, 2013 at the Las Vegas Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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This Week's News

ASSA ABLOY and HID Global together

ASSA ABLOY and HID Global, both leading global brands, are joining forces at IFSEC 2013 to showcase a broad range of electronic access control products and solutions. These include standalone, integrated, wired, wireless and IP access control solutions to address customer security requirements across multiple vertical sectors and applications.

Ingersoll Rand launches aptiQ reader

Ingersoll Rand recently launched its new aptiQ multi-technology reader at IFSEC 2013, as well as demonstrating the new CISA eSIGNO contactless lock, the PegaSys intelligent access control system, and Interflex customised solutions. Their electronic access control products including biometric handreaders will also be linked up to Ingersoll Rand’s software solutions for a live, interactive experience.

Paxton door entry solution

Paxton are introducing the Net2 Entry Vandal Resistant Panel at IFSEC 2013. A smart, simple and super tough door entry solution, the panel is made from marine grade stainless steel with an attractive finish that will withstand the elements.

- High quality marine grade stainless steel
- Highly durable vandal resistant keypad
- Resilient weatherproof design
- 3 components simply plug together
- Units auto-detect for easy installation
- Fast plug and play expansion 
- SIP compatible

Hickleys at IFSEC

As market leaders providing electronic solutions for the Automotive industry, Hickleys have developed their product range to include electronic solutions and devices for government agencies and commercial security operations. Products include Mobile Phone Detectors, Signal Jammers, Secure Phones, Anti Surveilance Devices. 

IFSEC: Herta Security

Herta Security
Hall 4, D15

Facial Recognition Goes Supersonic.

Herta Security launches BioSurveillance NEXT, said to be the World’s fastest facial recognition solution for video surveillance. 40X faster than conventional CPU based facial recognition, BioSurveillance NEXT processes in real time, live/recorded HD video at 150 fps using GPU technology. Designed for facial identification in crowds.

IFSEC: SMP Security

SMP Security
Hall 4, B25

SMP Community range of Cash & Jewellery Safes in 6 grades.

SMP are the only UK manufactured to test to 6 grades in a range of sizes to suit all requirements inc deposit models.

Test certificates are to BSEN 14450, 1143 & 1183 and are ratified throughout Europe.

Members of Eurosafe.

IFSEC: Wyvern

Hall 4, F162

Protection for staff and stock from forced entry at vulnerable moments, like closing time. Lockpoint's Wyvern encrypted wireless access control system can be activated by key fob or panic button at the first sign of danger. No electrical wiring. Easy-fit and suitable for most inwardly opening doors. Visit us on stand 4/F162.

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Van users: life is going to get tougher

Van users have been reminded by The Fuelcard People of ever-tighter emissions controls. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, said: "Life is already tough for anyone running vans or other LCVs, but those who fail to address emissions reduction will find it getting harder. As restrictions spread, the worst polluters will soon find themselves running out of road.

Yale launches new Doormaster products

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Yale has unveiled its latest pioneering Doormaster multipoint lock products following the range's successful launch in 2012. Development and improvement of the range has been made to ensure greater usability for locksmiths.

Cathexis launches CatVision VMS at IFSEC 2013

Powerful and uncomplicated video management software will be available for free trial download - extended to readers of Locks and Security News.

Liquid Voice in the heads of lone workers

Liquid Voice, a highly respected call recording and contact centre solutions specialists, has completed a successful IVR project for SitexOrbis, the UK's market leader in property and people protection services. The project as part of the SitexOrbis code5 lone worker protection service integrates call recording, IVR, GPS, scheduling and incident handling systems to help the 24/7 response team provide rapid assistance to 14,500 lone workers in a potentially dangerous situation. This is handled through their own BS8484 alarm receiving centre.

Safer Ship Travel with Milestone-Axis

Milestone Systems' open platform IP video management software (VMS) is installed in the Norwegian ship service called 'Hurtigruten' with network cameras from Axis Communications. An engine room fire in 2011 prompted renovations with innovative surveillance technology for safety and operational excellence.

Shortlist announced for the IFSEC & FIREX Awards 2013

UBM Live - organiser of IFSEC International and FIREX International, the world's leading annual security and fire events - has announced the shortlist for the IFSEC & FIREX Industry Awards 2013.

Carefully drawn up from the wide number of entrants across the security and fire sectors, the following categories have been shortlisted:

Genuine Lishi launch ultimate training kit

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Genuine Lishi have released the new auto-locksmiths 'bible' in the form of The Complete Genuine Lishi User Guide and Training Manual Kit.

Turning the tide on catalytic converter theft

The crime deterrent power of SmartWater forensic marking is to be made openly available to the commercial vehicle sector for the first time, it has been revealed. A new High Temperature Marker developed by global risk management specialists, SmartWater Technology Ltd, will tackle head-on the growing problem of catalytic converter theft that blights fleets and private motorists alike. The British company's latest innovation was officially unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show, held at Birmingham's NEC (April 9-11).

IronmongeryDirect locks down prices

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IronmongeryDirect, the UK's largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, has locked down prices on thousands of products in its brand new catalogue (issue 88). And with an extended cut off time, customers can take advantage of these fantastic deals by ordering up to as late as 8pm for free next day delivery.

Locksmiths cheat death after van is 'sandwiched' at level crossing in Lincolnshire

Two men have told how they cheated death at a railway level crossing when the gates closed in on their van without warning as a train approached.

Steve Bulleyment corand Simon Bates were just 20ft away as the barriers in Metheringham, Lincolnshire,  started to shut.

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Winsted wins second Royal award

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Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted today announces that it has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. This prestigious accolade marks the second consecutive year Winsted has been recognised in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, having won its first in 2012.

Bike thefts have been slashed at Newcastle University simply by putting pictures of staring eyes above cycle racks.

The two-year experiment was carried out by a security manager at the campus who had seen similar studies suggest that people behave better when they feel they are being watched.

Academics found that bike racks which had eyes placed above them experienced 62 per cent fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without eyes saw thefts increase by 63 per cent.

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