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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd May 2013 Issue no. 169

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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

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.

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In this issue:

Not just IFSEC, but according to reports Just Cars was also very busy. We hear from MTL from IFSEC and Lockdecoders from Just Cars.

Also in this issue:

- Troubled G4S profits hit by Dutch prisons shake up
- Draft NOS Consultation for Security Search Operations
- New Lockey LD900 series Heavy Duty Narrow Style Lock Cases
- Hotel lock hack still being used

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This Week's News

Security group G4S hit by Dutch prisons shake-up

G4S the world's largest security services firm, warned that its profits in 2013 would be lower than expected after a shake-up of the prison system in the Netherlands and problem clients in Africa hit first-quarter results.

CEO Nick Buckles, who had to defend his job after the Olympics staffing fiasco and in March had said the company planned to drive growth in 2013 by increasing its presence in emerging markets, attributed the fall in margin to a catalogue of problems stretching from the tough economy in Europe to cash issues in Africa.

Draft NOS Consultation: Security Search Operations

The Standards Development team at Skills for Security has been working with representatives from the Security Search Operations sector to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

It is now time for wider consultation on the changes that have been made and practitioners in this sector are invited to have their say. This is an important part of the review process and all comments will go back to the Advisory Working Group for consideration.

Just Cars was a winner, writes Lockdecoders

* photo1.jpgFrom beginning on Friday to mid afternoon on Saturday we were inundated with people enquiring about our products and ourselves. We had Andy Fagan from wales helping me on the MiraClone and Iain Hume from Scotland who took over the Miracle A9 and continuously cut keys and showed all the benefits of this amazing machine.

New Lockey LD900 series Heavy Duty Narrow Style Lock Cases

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Designed specifically to retrofit with The Lockey Digital 2000 series the new heavy duty narrow style Lock Cases are the ideal alternative to cylinder narrow style locks. Operated by Lockey mechanical digital locks on new or pre-prepped doors the LD900 series (pictured left) lock cases also offer added security with reliability.

There are 3 options available, an Adams Rite style latch (LD930 pictured below right) which can be used with all the Lockey 2000 series latch models with knob or lever (2430,2435,2430DS,2835 & 2835DS).

Hotel lock hack still being used in burglaries

Months after lock firm's fix photos have been released by Arizona police of two suspects alleged to have robbed a 27-year-old girl's hotel room using the Onity lock-hacking method at the Coast Hotel in Phoenix.

More than nine months after Onity announced a fix for a security flaw that allowed anyone to gain access to millions of hotel rooms in seconds, that lock-hacking technique seems to be thriving-and thieves are still using it to perform dozens of burglaries with hardly a trace.

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Your Access, Your Control with Mul-T-Lock at IFSEC 2013

* MTL-IFSEC.jpgMul-T-Lock presented its innovative wireless locking solutions for secure access control, under the ASSA ABLOY theme "Access your world" at IFSEC 2013. Jointly presenting their solutions for the third consecutive year, this presence incorporated the combined power of award-winning technology from HID Global, ASSA ABLOY, and ASSA ABLOY group companies Yale, Abloy, Traka and effeff.

Key highlights for Mul-T-Lock UK included the all-in-one Smartair access control solution, which now includes an innovative Smartair e-cylinder.

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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. 

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.

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