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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th May 2013 Issue no. 170

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Just Cars was a winner, writes Lockdecoders

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From 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.

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.

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In this issue:

- He's finally done it. After a troubled year Nick Buckles, the boss of G4S quits
- Lenel to offer Traka USA Key Management Solutions
- Denmark to enter eID Age 
- Yale books 'Safecation' for locksmiths
- Roto makes an acquisition
- Free bike locks handed out to Bedford commuters 
- Tribute to locksmith and charity worker Andy Anderson 

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Hickleys key programming Trade Day

* Customer-Day.jpgHickleys invite you to be our guest at our 7th Key Programming Trade Day, to be held at Advanced Diagnostics in Nuneaton on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th 2013.

The invitation is to all existing users of Advanced Diagnostic and Zedbull products and other invited customers. The Trade Days held for the past 6 years have been a tremendous success with well over 200 customers attending each day, the various training sessions are of great value to new and existing users and there were some fantastic deals on offer including software and associated equipment. Don't miss out this year! Reserve your place now.

G4S boss quits

Chief executive Nick Buckles, who was instrumental in creating the G4S business through the merger of Securicor and the security businesses of Group 4 Falck in 2004, stands down.He is to retire from the company and will be replaced on June 1 by Ashley Almanza, who has held senior roles at oil and gas group BG Group.

G4S's Olympics failure saw Mr Buckles appear before MPs, during which he admitted it was a "humiliating shambles for the company." Extra military personnel had to be called in to fill the gap left by G4S's failure to supply enough staff for the £284m contract for the Games, held in London last year.

Lenel to offer Traka USA Key Management Solutions to North and Latin American customers

* S_series_press image.jpgTraka USA, a leading developer of intelligent key and asset management solutions around the world, and Lenel Systems International Inc., a market leader in integrated access and video software solutions, announced an agreement to offer Traka USA Key Management Solutions to Lenel's North America and Latin America customers through Lenel's Value Added Resellers (VAR).

Denmark to Enter eID Age

Businesses in Denmark are on the brink of a new digital horizon. Beginning January 1, 2014 the authorities of the Scandinavian country will change their correspondence to all digital. In order to receive a message from a public agency, a digital certificate will be necessary.

Yale books 'safecation' for locksmiths

* Yale-app-2.jpgYale is turning up the heat on potential sales for locksmiths this summer through its first 'Safecation' campaign. Building on the success of Yale's 'We Love Locks' initiative - launched in February - the company is assisting locksmiths in giving Britain a safe summer through increased security awareness and use of its products.

Roto makes an acquisition

Roto Group has just announced a major acquisition, placing it in a powerful position to take advantage of Brazil's rapidly growing development - especially in the construction sector.

Roto has purchased Fermax, a Brazilian hardware manufacturer that has been making and supplying products to its home market since 1974.

Free bike locks handed out to commuters

Free bike security locks were on offer at Bedford Railway Station recently in an attempt to cut the number of cycle thefts, reports Bedford Today.
First Capital Connect (FCC) and the British Transport Police (BTP) stepped up their campaign against cycle crime at Bedford railway station by handing out free high security locks worth around £40.

FCC has invested £7,000 in free high security locks and identity marking kits as well as upping the number of secure cycle storage bays by more than 200 per cent.

Tributes to locksmith and charity worker Andy

The funeral of a well known Seaford locksmith, who had been working in the town for more than 30 years, was held at St Leonard’s Church in Seaford on Friday May 24.

Andy Anderson, who opened County Hardware in the town, passed away peacefully on Friday May 10, aged 80, with his wife of 51 years, Barbara, by his side.

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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.

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).

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).

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.

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