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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th October 2013 Issue no. 190

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International News

Dortronics Systems announces new electromagnetic locks at ASIS 2013

Dortronics Systems recently introduced two new electromagnetic locks for use with a variety of door and frame types at ASIS 2013. The 1107xD maglock and the 1107xEDR delayed egress actuating maglock offer smart features in a slim configuration and at a competitive price. Both units deliver fail-safe operation, releasing instantly upon command or loss of power.

Viscount signs distributor agreement with Tri-Ed Distribution

Viscount Systems a leading edge high technology supplier of security systems and software, has announced that the company has signed a distributor agreement with Tri-ED Distribution to begin selling and stocking Viscount's new Liberty access control system at its 65 North American branch locations.

IFSEC Istanbul conquers the region

IFSEC Istanbul, organised by UBM Live, has closed its doors for 2013 following a very successful launch event on 30 September - 2nd October. The inaugural IFSEC Istanbul welcomed more than 2,000 visitors from across Southeastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East at the Lufti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. More than 57 countries were represented and the exhibition attracted high level security professionals with buying power in excess of $10million.

Zapper launches Scan-to-Pay to help SMEs who suffer from late payments

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Zapper's new Scan-to-Pay service help reconcile the £36.4bn currently owed to six out of 10 UK SMEs in late payments. The service makes invoice payments as quick and easy as taking a photograph.

FrontPoint Security named best US home security company

A home security review site that combines customer and professional reviews to help homeowners pick the best security company, names FrontPoint Security to the number one position of home security companies for 2013.

Russian Winter Olympics security: "Prism on steroids"

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the games, documents show.

AMG enters Strategic Technology Partnership with Luxriot

AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology, and Luxriot, market leading suppliers of Enterprise Video Management solutions in the USA, have announced a strategic technology partnership that will see the AMG-Panogenics 5 megapixel 360 degree PanoCam360 camera range integrated into Luxriot's signature Video Management Solution (VMS).

Winsted unveils WELS '3D Design' software version 4

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Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted has released the newest and perhaps the greatest version of WELS, its unique Winsted Equipment Layout Software (WELS) version 4.

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This Week's News

ALEX 2013 photo review

ALEX-2013.jpgDespite the extensive roadworks in and around Nottingham and the closeness of the MLA show, attendance at this year's Auto Locksmith's event was only marginally down on 2012 - exhibitors reported a good turnover of visitors and some very good orders taken by discerning customers.

Zedbull new update

Zedbull-update.jpgThe latest update for the Zedbull has extended the cloning applications still further. Now it is possible to clone the Texas 8C transponder mainly used in Mazda and some Ford applications say Hickleys.

This new cloning ability is carried out simply and quickly without the need of a PC, Internet, or going to the vehicle. "It is a simple read and write process and it is done."

Mobile Phone Scam

A Kent resident received a mobile phone and a contract which had been completed with their details...

As they had no knowledge of the phone or the contract they immediately contacted the mobile phone operator who agreed that they should return the phone. Later the resident received a phone call from a foreign sounding man who said he would call at their house to collect the phone. Luckily the resident thought this was a strange practice and refused to let anyone call at their home.

Avocet invests to be the best

* Avocet-Dr-Jain.jpgThe Jain family has invested a further £2.1million in Avocet Hardware - taking the total invested since it bought the Brighouse-based company out of administration in February 2012 to £10.6million.

Security Excellence Awards 2013: Winners revealed!

With close to 1,000 attendees, the highly coveted Security Excellence Awards, organised by UBM Live, took place during a Black Tie gala ceremony at London's prestigious Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 23rd October 2013.

Produced in association with IFSEC Global.com, the Security Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK's security industry has to offer. Rufus Hound, the comedian, actor and presenter, took to the stage to present the worthy winners with their trophies.

3D Group are going moustache mad for charity

Throughout November 3D Group are continuing to give you the same Free Delivery on all orders, the same excellent customer service, and the same easy ordering methods as always, but this November we are doing it with moustaches to raise money for men's health issues!

Navtech Radar Scoops prestigious Detektor International Award

Navtech Radar, a world leading developer and manufacturer of wide area Security and Surveillance systems, has won the Highly Commended Detektor International Award 2013 in the Alarm & Detection category. Launched in January 2013, the new AGS1600 EXTREME radar surveillance solution is specifically developed to cope with the environmental and climatic conditions found in oil & gas exploration.

'Smart' lock turns smartphone into bike key

* Bitlock.jpgBitlock lets cyclists lock and unlock a bicycle with nothing other than a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.

Marketed as the "world's first keyless bike lock," Bitlock's founders have turned to Kickstarter to make their prototype smart security device a reality.

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Lockdecoders news

"Not long ago we had to increase prices by 5% because of a drop in the value of the British Pound. That now shows an upward trend. We have no idea if this will continue but we are offering all our customers an extra 5% off all purchases ordered and paid for in October 2013.

Winter warning to protect heating oil supplies

An opportunity for savvy locksmiths and security consultants perhaps? At a time of year when supplies of heating oil are being replenished the police are urging homeowners to take steps to deter thieves.

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