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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th June 2013 Issue no. 172

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

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Traka 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).

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.

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This Week's News

Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas' product trainer attains certified Forensic Locksmith status

* Rick-Shuford.jpgAs one of only 39 Certified Forensic Locksmiths in the United States, Shuford can provide expert testimony in legal proceedings on locks and keys.

Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas (ADS) is pleased to announce that Rick Shuford, product trainer, has been awarded the title Certified Forensic Locksmith (CFL). To achieve this designation from the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths (IAIL), Shuford completed rigorous training and intensive local, state, national, and FBI background checks.

New Releases from Genuine Lishi

* New-Lishi.jpgGenuine Lishi has added three new products to its extensive and growing range of premium Auto-Locksmith tools. The new additions include the TOY43, 8 cut 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder for IC card 67, the TOY38R 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder and the MIT8 2-in-1 Pick/Decoder.

MOBOTIX re-invents motion detection and reduces false alarms

* MXActivitySensor.jpgMOBOTIX AG has unveiled the MxActivitySensor - a revolutionary technology that registers traveling movement of people and objects, while dismissing redundant changes and movement in the scene. This drastically reduces the number of false alarms. Through the development of the MxActivitySensor, MOBOTIX has re-invented a method for intelligent video motion detection.

Greater Locksmith to make substantial donation to Amici children's charity

Greater Locksmith, a prominent locksmith & security company operating in the Toronto, recently announced that it would make a substantial donation of 5% of all locksmith revenues generated in the first week of June to Amici, a registered charitable organization. Amici is dedicated to sending children from low income families to overnight summer camps all across Ontario.

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) shortlists SmartAlarm Gold system from VPS in the BIFM Awards 2013

VPS are the largest vacant property specialists in Europe, securing more than 90,000 properties and employing over 2000 staff in 100 locations across the UK, the US, and mainland Europe. They specialise in securing, maintaining and managing vacant property across a wide range of customer and industry sectors, working with facility managers, local authorities and the UK's leading construction companies, property developers, estate managers and insolvency practitioners.

British Transport Police focus on roads and ports to target stolen scrap metal

British Transport Police (BTP) officers across the country last week carried out a series of linked operations with a number of agencies to enforce recent changes to the laws governing scrap metal dealing across England and Wales.

BTP joined forces with Kent Police, Greater Manchester Police and other agencies, including VOSA and Border Force, to tackle the ongoing problem of metal and cable theft across the country.

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Undercover locksmith investigation on TV

"I'm mad as hell," Jerry Goodwin exclaimed, standing on his back deck in Acworth, "They said it'd cost about 100 bucks." He was talking about a bill he got from a locksmith who replaced his lock, reports US TV Channel 11Alive.

"It was 424 dollars! They said, 'Oh yeah it'd cost a 100 bucks', a 30 dollar call out and 70 dollars, to replace the lock."

Jerry Goodwin is not alone. The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection has been getting complaints about locksmiths, accused of gouging customers.

EU directive on network and information security: call for evidence

The European Commission published a proposal for a directive for network and information security on 7 February 2013. This was accompanied by a cyber security strategy that contains non-legislative measures on a broad range of issues. These documents can be found on the European Commission website.

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At-risk industrial units should consider benefits of a Keyhold

Operators of industrial units can prevent employees being threatened or injured or disturbed out of hours when attending security alerts, if they look at a Keyhold from Sector Security that will safeguard both employee safety and wellbeing.

Westminster locks out metal theft with Taylor-made bin device

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Westminster City Council will be rolling out a new waste bin container-locking device across the borough this summer following successful security trials earlier this year.

The patented bin container locking device from Taylor, Slam-Lock, has been developed in conjunction with the council and waste contractor Veolia Environmental Services

It is designed to deter metal theft in the borough and will support the council in its waste reduction efforts.

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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.

Yale books 'safecation' for locksmiths

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Yale 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.

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.

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).

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