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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th December 2013 Issue no. 197

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International News

US company launches robot security guard

The night watchman of the future is 5 feet tall, weighs 300 pounds and looks a lot like R2-D2 - without the whimsy. And will work for US$6.25 an hour.

A company in California has developed a mobile robot, known as the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, as a safety and security tool for corporations, as well as for schools and neighborhoods.

"We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook," said William Santana Li, a co-founder of that technology company, now based in Sunnyvale, Calif. "You are never going to have an armed officer in every school."

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VBH launches new greenteQ hardware catalogue

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Hardware supplier VBH has launched the latest issue of the popular greenteQ Window & Door Hardware & Ancillaries catalogue.

9th ETSI Security Workshop

15 - 16 JANUARY 2014, Sophia Antipolis, France.

The annual ETSI Security Workshop has built a reputation of being a premier event on Security. It brings together the latest from those developing International Standards and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge, identify gaps and co-ordinate on future actions and work areas.

The mayor of Jersey City is planning to open a pair of mysterious safes built into a wall of his City Hall office.

Mayor Steve Fulup says he has no idea what they may have been used for, or whether anything might be inside. But he is planning to have a locksmith open them in December. City officials think they have been around for generations and not opened for many years.

Mayors who have served over the past 30 years say that they don't have any answers about them. But one bit of lore is that they may have been used to store kickbacks from city workers to Mayor Frank Hague, who ran the city from 1917 to 1947.

Source: newstimes.com

An-San Key machines from Hickleys

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The 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.

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

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Milestone 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.

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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New AdvanceGuard surveillance solution detects perimeter breach and follows intruders, making it easier, and faster, to direct the intercept security patrols.

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.

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This Week's News

Don't deflate the van tyres for winter

Van users are being advised not to follow outdated advice on winter driving. Steve Clarke says: "There is a long-held view that reducing tyre pressures will increase grip on awkward surfaces. This might be all right for driving over desert sand, but it is certainly not safe for winter driving." As marketing manager for The Fuelcard People, part of Fuel Card Group, he has been working with van users for years and knows the challenges they face.

Historic locks, keys on exhibit

A new special exhibit, "Through the Keyhole," opened Friday, Dec. 13 in the Fisk Gallery of the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The exhibit features historic locks and keys on loan from the Scott J. Klemm collection.

Visitors are invited to attend a gallery walk through the exhibit led by Curator of History Michele Nielsen starting at 3 p.m. on opening day. Both the exhibit and the gallery walk are included with paid museum admission.

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Specialist products strengthen Carl F Groupco's portfolio

Following a successful amalgamation and re-launch in 2010, Carl F Groupco reports that specialist products are playing a key role supporting its growth. Sitting alongside staple lines, specialised fittings support the company's ability to provide tailored hardware solutions and an added value advantage.

Statistics from 2013 show an upward trend in Carl F Groupco sales for FUHR's CE marked 870/871 emergency and panic multipoint door locks, with some lines increasing in sales by up to 90%. FUHR stable door hardware has also proved popular with sales up by 66% during 2013.

New camera line from MOBOTIX is more light sensitive and shows more detail than ever before

* Mobotix-new.jpgThe new D25, M25 and Q25 5-megapixel IP camera models deliver high-contrast images without motion blur, even in poorly illuminated scenes thanks to the new MOBOTIX low-light optimization feature. As a result, they are considerably more light sensitive than the respective predecessor models and have twice as many pixels as Full HD.

Yale recruits to strengthen trade support for 2014

* Yale-new-starters.jpgGemma Attiwell has been employed as Business Development Manager, and will focus on developing new and existing customers across the independent trade market. Gemma has a strong, 10-year background in working with the locksmith market, as well as various other trade customers from her previous employer Avocet Hardware.

Leading Wiltshire security trainer offers apprenticeships

Westbury-based security services training provider The Formative Group is currently on the lookout for 16-18 year olds for its next Security Services Apprenticeship, which starts in January next year.

The group gives teenagers the opportunity to gain valuable skills and life experience through its apprenticeship, with the chance to continue their training in a range of NVQ courses.

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Allegion new name for Ingersoll Rand's security technologies division

Allegion has been unveiled as the new name for Ingersoll Rand's Security Technologies division following the spinoff from its parent company.

The new company, which will be headquartered in Ireland, has a substantial presence in the UK, due to its portfolio of well-known brands, such as Briton, Dor-O-Matic, Martin Roberts, CISA, Interflex, Normbau, Randi and Schlage.

More than a third of UK employers bridging gap between education and work

More than a third (35%) of employers are now engaging with local schools and colleges, according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK employers, conducted by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

As youth unemployment continues to show few signs of falling, the CIPD is urging UK businesses to channel their engagement with schools via established programmes, such as the Inspiring the Future initiative. With 70% of state secondary schools in England now signed up to Inspiring the Future, it provides a free and easy method for businesses and schools to connect.

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Hickleys appoints new Managing Director

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Hickleys, the long-established local motor trade and healthcare company, has announced the appointment of Robin Huish as Managing Director, taking over from Duncan Meikle who moves to the position of Chairman.

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