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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th November 2013 Issue no. 191

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International News

Zedbull new update

The 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."

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.

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

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

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

Burglar calls locksmith to open house door

A burglar in Belgium had a locksmith open the door to a house. The 21-year-old criminal called the gullible craftsman and paid him with some of the 1500 euros stolen from the home, it was reported.

The prosecutor in Leuven demands six months in jail for theft, and another three months for possession of heroin. The burglar also risks a fine of 6,000 euros.

Transponder cloning: are you aware of the risk? Asks SBD

Vehicle manufacturers adopted transponder technology two decades ago to successfully tackle rising levels of theft with electronic immobiliser systems.

Since that time, however, advanced code-breaking techniques and more powerful computers have meant many early, but still widely-used, transponders are no longer secure.

Read an explanation of how cloning tools have been developed; a unique analysis of the risks of transponders being cloned; guidance for OEMs on what can be done to secure their future systems.


Locksmith cracks open old safe, finds $2.5 million stash

A scrap collector and a locksmith got the surprise of their lives after discovering an old family safe filled with hundreds of gold and silver coins.

The anonymous Houston collector took the safe to locksmith David Molick and asked him to break into the vault before it was turned into scrap. Mr Molick then spent 20 hours breaking into the safe, drilling through six-inch concrete walls, before uncovering the secret stash of money.

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Keep homes secure in worst burglary month with Mul-T-Lock

* door-security.jpgMul-T-Lock is working closely with its dealers across the UK and Ireland to focus on home security following Government statistics revealing November as being the worst month of the year for break-ins.

Security solutions protect against card and currency fraud logical and physical attacks

Experts from Diebold showcased the company's high-performance security solutions at the ATM Security 2013 Conference on Oct. 22-23 in London. During the conference Diebold addressd the following automated teller machine (ATM) security threats: card and currency fraud, logical attacks and physical attacks.

Security giant Serco chief resigns

Christopher Hyman, the chief executive of security giant Serco, which is facing an investigation after the British government was overcharged millions of pounds for electronically tagging criminals, has resigned, the company has announced.

Marcus Gillan joins Listers

* marcus-gillan.jpgListers, the distributor of builders hardware and architectural ironmongery is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Gillan as Regional Sales Representative for Scotland.

Crypto Locker virus locks your computer files until you pay ransom

The Crypto Locker virus is out and about on the Internet, via emails and attachments, according to Fox News and Web Pro News on Saturday. The costly virus doesn't destroy your computer, but it will decrypt your files and leave them decrypted if you don't pay the ransom request within an allotted amount of time. Basically, your files are useless to you if you don't pay up.

The infection on computers is traveling throughout the United States and hitting computers with the Windows operating system. Quite logically, the Crypto Locker virus is being tagged "ransomware" because it actually keeps your files much as someone would keep a human hostage - until you pay the required fee to set the files free.

G4S rejects 'opportunistic' bid for cash handling business

The FTSE 100 group company said the offer from private equity firm Charterhouse Capital fundamentally undervalued the business.

G4S has been under the spotlight recently over a Government probe into outsourcing contracts. It is said to have been under pressure from activist investors to dispose of the cash solutions arm in order to streamline its operations.

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ALEX 2013 photo review

Despite 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.

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!

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