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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th November 2013 Issue no. 194

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International News

UAP TradeLocks launch Plasticine Mortice Lock Impressioning Set

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After 12 months in development and a very large investment, UAP TradeLocks has launched the first of six TradeLocks' Mortice Lock Impressioning Sets. The first to be released is the Legge Black British Standard Set.

SBD publishes global Smart Key database

SBD has just published its Global Smart Key Database saying it is the ultimate reference guide available in the market today. Data includes over 1,000 vehicle models from 3 regions (US, Europe, China).

- Photo library for 49 vehicle manufacturers (including door handle types, trunk and smart start buttons)
- Details include system pricing and supplier information
- Systems are categorised into different types with simple terminology

Inventhelp inventor develops improved lock system

Home invasions and break-ins are the stuff of nightmares, but the hard truth of the matter is that these crimes are dark facts of life for some unfortunate families and business owners. To offer protection against these violations, an inventor from Murray, Utah, created a prototype for The Power Locks.

Y3K revolutionises high-definition CCTV market with affordable HD 960H 4-camera kits

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Y3K, the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV systems, is to strengthen its range of high-resolution cameras by offering HD 960H cameras and DVR kits at prices that will make this new technology affordable to everyone for the first time.

Mobile locksmith earns 3rd Super Service Award

For the third consecutive year, mobile locksmith Teds Locksmiths has won the Super Service Award in Charlotte, North Carolina for excellence in customer service. The Super Service Award is provided to businesses in recognition that "honors excellence among service and health providers who maintain a superior service ratings and reviews."

Locksmith cracks open old safe, finds $2.5 million in gold and silver coins

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.

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.

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This Week's News

Locksmiths Exhibition 2014 close to sell out

Locksmith_Exhibition_logo-sml.jpgThe annual Locksmiths' Exhibition, which takes place 8th - 9th March 2014 in Nottingham, has just nine stands remaining and could well be totally sold out by Christmas, according to show organiser Mick Friend.

He says: "The Locksmiths' Exhibition is now firmly established as the premier dedicated trade only exhibition for everyone in the locksmith and allied trades. Now in its sixth year it has become very popular with exhibitors and visitors alike."

An-San Key machines from Hickleys

* An-San_Jnr-Tibbe.jpgThe An-San range of duplication key machines are now available exclusively from Hickleys at great prices. The machines are engineered to an exceptional standard and offer great features whilst delivering excellent accuracy, robust design and importantly very competitive prices.

UAP TradeLocks deliver Yuletide cheer with Roses

* Roses.jpgUAP TradeLocks, leading supplier of specialised Locksmith tools, will be spreading yuletide cheer with Roses this Christmas. TradeLocks will be giving customers a tin of the very festive Cadbury's chocolates with every order over £250 + VAT.

The company has gained a reputation over the years for treating its customers during the holidays and it has now become a tradition to expect a sweet treat with an order during a seasonal period.

Milestone open platform video integrated with ShotSpotter gunshot detection and HawkEye Effect digital mapping

* Nassau-police.jpgMilestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has been integrated by EIA, Inc. with ShotSpotter gunshot detection and the Hawkeye Effect digital mapping to help the Nassau County Police Department fight criminal firearm activity.

Videotec signs up with DVS

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DVS managing director Shaun Bowie said the Italian company's products were an ideal addition to DVS's portfolio of CCTV equipment.

IFSEC India 5-7 December, New Delhi

IFSEC India returns in 2013 to bring the latest technologies and innovation to top professionals interested in operating in the Indian market. With over 9,000 security and fire professionals looking to network and 220 world leading companies displaying their tailored solutions expected at this year's show, this is a must-attend event to network with your clients, suppliers and peers and stay abreast of industry trends if you are looking to learn more about industry within India.

Navtech Radar Wide Area Solution in Valencia Airport, Spain

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Valencia Airport in Spain has become one of the latest European Airport to conform with new EU Regulations (EC 300/2008) stipulating that measures for perimeter intrusion must be in place by 2015.

AMG and Ibam Systems complete Sharjah Sahara mall security

* Sharjah.jpgAMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology, and Systems Integrator Ibam Systems have completed a vastly enhanced security system within Sharjah's 250-store Sahara Mall in Dubai, UAE.

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Thieves 'using fake locksmith stickers to mark houses'

Thieves fronting as locksmiths are using fake stickers to flag up London properties that could be easy to burgle. The conmen are pretending to distribute marketing material as they check the robustness of security on doors and windows.

Those homes that are believed to be easy targets are then marked with a tiny transparent sticker that advertises a "24-hour locksmith", the Evening Standard reports.

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ACT crossing bridges

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An access control solution from Access Control Technology (ACT) is being used on the main crossing points between England and South Wales. The two bridge crossings are the (suspension) Severn Bridge and the (cable-stayed) Second Severn Crossing which span the estuary between South Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire.

SBD's electronic thefts threat database

Electronic equipment to override vehicle security systems have been available for several years, but their capability and availability has rapidly increased in the past 12 to 18 months.

SBD's Electronic Theft Threats Database details a range of tools and devices available. These tools have had the most impact on vehicle theft or have been reported to have been used to steal vehicles.


Shopping centre security staff issued with body cameras

The 12-strong security team at Poole's Dolphin Shopping Centre have been issued with personal body cameras. The discreet lapel cameras are the latest video technology and their aim is to improve customer service and ensure shopper safety.

Notices have gone up across the town centre mall informing shoppers that not only are there fixed cameras in the centre, but moving cameras as well.

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Working with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

The Information Commissioner has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Andrew Rennison, on 23 October. The agreement commits both organisations to working with each other to regulate the use of CCTV and other forms of surveillance cameras in England and Wales. The pledge will help to avoid duplication of effort by establishing clear working relationships between both Commissioners.

Avocet unlocks ABS sales potential with new appointment

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Brighouse-based Avocet Hardware has appointed Raymond Pearce as head of UK sales for its ABS snap-secure lock system.

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.


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

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Mul-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.

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