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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th September 2013 Issue no. 183

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The Bary Garage Door bolt

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Newstar Door Controls has launched a brand new product added to their extensive and growing range, the Bary Garage door bolt.

"At Newstar we understand the importance of securing any garage", says the firm's Carla Messent. "Not just used to put a car in, many of them contain everything other than the car! Commonly used to store garden and DIY tools, bicycles, ladders, camping equipment and much more which can add up to a great deal of value."

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This Week's News

ALEX the Auto Locksmiths Expo gears up

* alex-banner.jpgALEX The only show specifically set up for Locksmiths and technicians in the automotive field is now running up for the last weekend in October 26th and 27th.

"We are just finalising training which if you didn't attend last year was praised by all that attended the sessions", Says organiser Mick Friend. "We have a dedicated demo area where you can watch the under bonnet/dashboard action being relayed by CCTV onto two huge plasma screens with live commentary.

Home security solutions market worth $34.46 billion by 2017 - new report by MarketsandMarkets

According to a new market research report "Home Security Solutions Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017) By Products, Security System Solutions & Homes" published by MarketsandMarkets, the home security solutions market, on the whole, is expected to reach $34.46 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2012 to 2017.

Invention contest for licensed Locksmiths and Security Professionals offers $11,000 or profit-sharing prize

Global Security Experts announced an update to its innovative security invention contest: applicants must be licensed locksmiths or security professionals, and the grand-prize winner will be able to choose between an $11,000 prize and an exciting profit-sharing option.

Extended Warranty & Tech Support from Hickleys

* AD-manual.jpg"Many customers have let their Extended Warranty and Tech Support lapse and are therefore running the risk of expensive repairs and long periods without a tester", says Hickleys.

But for only £16.95 per month auto locksmiths can get all of the following benefits:

Skyguard launches MySOS Mandown the personal safety device for high risk lone workers

* MySOS-mandown.jpgSkyguard - the personal safety service for lone workers and at risk individuals is pleased to announce the launch of MySOS Mandown - Europe's smallest personal safety device fitted with a sensor which automatically raises an alarm to Skyguard's Incident Management Centre in the event of a fall or sudden impact.

Alpro to show at MLA Expo

Among the exhibitors at the MLA Expo 2013 at Telford, will be Alpro Architectural Hardware the independent supplier of both mechanical and electro-mechanical products in the UK commercial aluminium OEM marketplace and access control environment.

The Alpro product range to be seen on Stand No 25 comprises a variety of contemporary handle styles, which are both hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing, with bespoke designs available to your own specifications. The Alpro range also includes deadlocks, deadlatches, lock accessories, cylinders, transom door closers, flushbolts, armoured strikes, digital locks, lever and paddle handles. All of which have been designed for the commercial aluminium door industry.

Urmet's new S-Steel range - now available in kit form and compatible with all systems: analogue, 2wire GSM and IP

* Urmet-SSteel-Kit.jpgWith the successful launch of the new S-Steel range of entry panels, Urmet, Europe's largest door-entry manufacturer, is now pleased to offer this award-winning panel as part of a kit, providing installers with unbeatable value and flexibility. No matter what cabling you're using, these kits are compatible with all of Urmet's systems, including analogue, 2 wire, GSM and IP.

Smart guestroom locks becoming standard

Locking and security technology can often seem - fittingly - like a revolving door. Just when a particular advancement seems poised to be the next big thing, some other development springboards onto the scene rendering the former antiquated. This is not relegated just to hospitality technology; many a modern convenience has fallen prey to the allure of a later and greater discovery.

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Conference, workshops and Meet the Buyer at Transport Security Expo

Established eleven years ago Transport Security Expo is the largest business to business event in the UK that will bring the international Aviation, Maritime, Supply Chain and Public Transport communities together at one major-scale event.

An exhibition, conference, workshop and networking evening bring together all aspects of these industries to review the latest information on current and future threats, debate best practice and review the latest technologies through the gathering of leading industry suppliers.

Over 20% of Britons still leave a spare key hidden outside of their property

More than 20% of people are keeping up the old tradition of leaving a spare key hidden outdoors, a new survey by Keytek Locksmiths has revealed. 
The survey asked people across the UK where they keep a spare key, and the results showed that despite years of police and government advice warning against it, many people are still leaving their keys in easily discovered hiding places.

Of those interviewed, 2% said they kept a key under a plant pot, 6% under a mat, 7% elsewhere in the garden, and 6% in the garage or shed. 

NZ security tech firms eye global opportunities

Four New Zealand security technology companies have formed an alliance to promote New Zealand's expertise in the sector to overseas customers.

Technology companies Tait Communications, Wynyard Group, Gallagher and Endace have formed the Security Technology Alliance (STA).

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KeyMe releases an app that promises you'll never get locked out again

New York based KeyMe is hoping to solve that problem of peplacing lost keys by creating a secure, cloud-based keychain that stores keys' cutting instructions and makes it easy to walk into a locksmith to have a replacement made. Their iOS app enables users to scan and store their keys at any time.

Security tightened at Belfast City Hall after £300,000 scam

During an emergency meeting held yesterday, senior managers confirmed to the council's audit panel that it was the victim of "organised crime activity" which had resulted in the external fraud.

Council bosses also told the panel that other organisations had been targeted in a similar way outside of Northern Ireland by experienced criminals.

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Aldridge launch the new multi point locking catalogue

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Aldridge Security, the leading distributors of security products have launched their eagerly anticipated Multi-Point Locking Catalogue, which features an array of new product ranges tailored for the UPVC repair Market.

Make Your Door MAX6MUM SECURITY With a New iPad App

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UAP TradeLocks has launched a free iPad app that will enable users to customise their own MAX6MUM SECURITY door.

Skills for Security win further EU funding for second Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Project

Skills for Security are pleased to have secured yet more funding for the Security Industry in the form of financial support for the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Programme (2013-2015)

This builds on our existing Leonardo project and will allow us to offer opportunities to apprentices working in the UK Electronic Security Systems or Providing Security Services sector to travel to an EU country to work with their European colleagues to enhance their skills and knowledge. These new skills can then be brought back to the UK workplace.

Business development manager focuses on new role

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CCTV specialist Hadrian Technology has appointed Chris Stott to the position of business development manager.

Wireless partnership

A partnership between OCS and Wavesight has been formed to deliver a new wireless CCTV network for Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire. OCS was selected by Lincolnshire Council to supply, install, commission and deploy the communication infrastructure in a major fibre-to-wireless switch-out and IP camera upgrade in the area of Boston.

Mul-T-Lock's New Padlock Revolution

Mul-T-Lock UK has launched a new animated video to highlight the importance of choosing the right level of padlock security for the right application. The new animation, which is now available to view on youtube includes common misconceptions of padlocks alongside hints and tips on choosing the right level of security.

Y3K teams up with newly promoted Premier League team Crystal Palace

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Y3K, a recognised key innovator in CCTV surveillance, and a company with one of the widest product ranges in the industry, helps secure Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace football club's ground in South London.

New boss of security firm G4S to outline revival plan

The new boss of G4S faces a major test next week, when interim results give him an opportunity to show how he plans to improve the reputation and finances of the world's biggest security company following a series of blunders.

Gaffes including last year's last-minute failure to provide thousands of security guards for the London Olympics have complicated the company's efforts to win outsourcing contracts, especially in the UK, its home market.

ALEX the Auto Locksmiths Expo

ALEX is only 11 weeks away – If you're serious about vehicle work, if you really want to know more, then this is the show for you. Held over two days at the East Midlands Conference Centre opening 0900 both days, Breakfast will be available on site as well as great food at realistic prices throughout the day.

If you have previously registered then you can just re-print your QR- fast entry code or if not then just register.


UK Government is proposing that employers could be funded directly to purchase the apprenticeship training they want

Following recommendations from the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, the UK Government has decided to propose a shake up to the way apprenticeship funding is handled in England.

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