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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
5th March 2014 Issue no. 206

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International News

AMG Systems secures critical national infrastructure in Nigeria

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AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology, and systems integration partner Active Intelligence have co-operated on a nationwide contract that will help secure key national infrastructure in Nigeria, West Africa.

PSIM Pioneers ISM announce strategic OEM partnership with Indian Defence Company OIS Advanced Technology

Global brand ISM, a leading designer and manufacturer of security management software has signed a strategic OEM agreement with defence and homeland security company OIS Advanced Technology Pvt Ltd (OIS-AT).

Remote Solar Power CCTV Solution - with or without the sun

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Wavesight has launched its first complete remote power surveillance solution, designed specifically for CCTV applications - fixed or mobile - in remote locations where normal utility power is not available or is too costly to install. Utilising the latest in solar panel technology, the WaveRPS generates 72W of continuous off-grid power, which can be used to run a CCTV surveillance system.

Avocet's 3 star diamond superstar delivers UK's best defence against lock snapping

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The ABS snap-secure lock from Avocet Hardware not only delivers TS007 3-star protection against lock-snapping attack, it is also boasts Sold Secure's SS312 Diamond accreditation - a combination that officially makes ABS the safest snap-secure lock in the UK.

"Lock-snapping has increased significantly as a means of forced entry in recent years and with it so have the number of snap-secure locks on the market," said Avocet's Raymond Pearce.

Threats from electronic theft methods

Working with intelligence from police and vehicle theft investigators, SBD's latest report shows the variety of cars from the Kia Sportage to the latest Range Rovers which are now being targeted by thieves using electronic theft methods. The availability of programmable keys and the speed at which today's diagnostic tools operate has meant that some Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly adopting this method of theft in preference to targeting the owner's key through house burglary, etc.

The recent ESCAR conference in Frankfurt showed how methods from other industries, such as embedded Hardware Security Modules could be applied to make automotive anti-theft systems more robust.


Navtech Radar AdvanceGuard solution tightens security at Ostrava Airport.

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Four units scanning 360° every 1.5 seconds, detecting vehicles, human and animals in most weather conditions up to 1000 metres.

Ostrava Airport in the Czech Republic has become the latest European airport to conform to the new EU regulations, which stipulate that improved Perimeter Security measures must be in place by 2015.

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This Week's News

Locksmiths' Exhibition 2014 Showguide 2

Visitor registrations have so far topped the 1500 mark this year with registrations coming in from all over the world, including many from Europe.

For last minute exhibitors see the website www.lasm.co.uk and for registration for the show www.lockexpo.co.uk

It looks like being an action packed show with demonstrations of tried and tested and new equipment. As ever there will be many show offers on tools. Look forward to seeing you there!

EMCC – University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RJ  0930 Saturday and 0900 Sunday. 

A1 Assa Abloy Ltd

* A1 aa.jpgAssa Abloy Security Solutions products include master key systems, security and emergency locks, electric locking products, and supporting architectural hardware such as door furniture, hinges, door closers and escape systems.

A2 Yale UK

* A2 Yale Logo.jpgYale is part of the ASSA ABLOY group, the global leader in door opening solutions. With a vast range of products from digital locks to alarms, cylinders, mortice locks and night latches to replacement PVCu locks, it's no wonder that we have been producing the world's favourite locks since 1843. Be sure to stop by our stand to find out if you will feature in our ads!

A4 Locksmiths Supplies

* A4 Locksmith supplies.jpgWill again have  a selection of hardplate drill bits, plus numerous specialist drilling solutions for the locksmith, rotary burrs, step drills etc. LS have continued to source and test new products over the past year, and will have a new range of German made drill bits with patented ‘Blu-Tec’ coating for greater heat resistance and longer life of the drills.

The Abloy Protec drill plus the solid Tungsten Carbide German ‘Locksmiths Drill’, are amongst the new products. 

B1 Innovative Lock Tools

Innovative Lock Tools is made up of four independent lock tool designers who bring to market high quality, new and innovative non destructive lock opening tools, decoders and safe servicing tools. Not only can you try out the tools for yourself, you can also get help and advice from the very people who designed and made them.

If you do not go to shows because 'there is never anything new to see' Innovative Lock Tools will prove you wrong!

B4 MLA/Sold Secure

* B4 MLA.jpgThe Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the longest established trade association for the locksmithing industry. Established over 50 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation promoting the skill and integrity of its 1,400 members, it helps promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within the industry, and is recognised as the industry's authoritative body. 

Sold Secure is one of the leading suppliers of test and certification services for security related products. Working with companies world-wide we assess products to see whether strict performance criteria are met and where applicable allow the use of the coveted Sold Secure approved logo.

B6 UAP/Tradelocks

* B6 -UAP Tradelocks.jpgUAP TradeLocks has some fantastic reasons for visitors to stop by its stand with new tools, low prices and a free cup of coffee. TradeLocks will be launching two new Mortice Lock Impressioning Sets and its new shutter lock. The next generation of super smooth cylinders, the UAP+ Zero Lift Advance euro cylinders will be featured on the stand and a demonstration table will be set up for visitors to practice picking and decoding with the Genuine Lishi 2-in-1 tools.

B7A Nauta Security

* B7a Nauta.jpgMatt Dumsday will be on hand to show you their fabulous range of safes  - assuring trade customers of their continuing support for the UK market.

B9 Asec Security

Asec Security, exclusively available from Aldridge Security will be showcasing their extensive range of security products including the successful Kite Anti-Snap range of cylinders and door furniture. 


* B10 CES.jpgCES core strengths lie in our extensive range of locking systems, complemented by our standard and high security profile cylinders, as well as our furniture and specialist cylinder range. CES are able to provide the perfect solution for any requirement and in any field of application but particularly in Master key planning and implementation.

B11 Allegion (UK) Ltd

* B11 - ALLE.jpgAllegion will be showing items chosen from their wide portfolio including Door Controls, Exit Hardware, Mechanical Locking, Steel Doors, Automatic Doors, Electronic Locking, Time & Attendance, Service/Maintenance and Portable Security.

B13 Total Product sales Ltd

* B13 - Lockey.jpgLockey Digital Door locks hold the answer to keyless mechanical locks for narrow style aluminum doors. Our Lockey LD900 series lock cases are a great success, for both aluminum doors & gates.

Pre-drilled and ready to install with the Lockey Digital 2000 series. We have 3 options available: An Adams Rite style latch which can be used with all the Lockey 2000 series latch models with knob or lever; A five-ply laminated steel dead bolt with concealed hardened steel pin for maximum security for use with Lockey 2000 series mortice dead bolt; And a five-ply laminated steel hook bolt with concealed hardened steel pin for use with the Lockey 2000 for sliding doors. With our optional steel box all of the above can be used on gates with either single or double combination.

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A3 Axxium

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Following the success of the 2013 exhibition Axxium will show the latest version of our Electric Spindle complete with battery powered control system.

A4a Rockley & Son Ltd

Rockley & Son Ltd are the UK Importers of the revolutionary 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine. The 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine is claimed to be the most advanced key machine in the market.

Designed and manufactured in the USA by Laser Key Products the 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine offers you the ability to cut Domestic, Automotive, Laser, Dimple, Tubular and Tibbe keys, to copy and to code all in one machine.

A5 Windowparts

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Windowparts Ltd specialise in the supply of windows and door handles, locks, fittings and accessories for the door and window industry. Our products are varied and include hardware, locks, tools and ancillaries for the double glazing spares, repairs and maintenance market.

With the introduction and continued development of Flexi-Range, Windowparts is providing a range of easy to fit solutions for numerous applications. Come and visit us in the Atrium to see our range of show products and special clearance items.

A6 Brisant-Secure Ltd

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Brisant will be launching the latest addition to their extensive range of anti-snap euro profile cylinders. The BRISANT “BS” BSI Kite marked cylinder.They stay faithful to the cause of “locks for Locksmiths.” The range has been designed to not only reduce your stock by half but also give you a true anti-snap cylinder at a reasonable price that you control!

Rumour has it the Brisant “BS” is not the only new cylinder to be launched at the show.

A7 Greenfox Upvc Hardware

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Greenfox upvc Hardware is a family run business that offer a one stop shop for the cost conscious tradesman, for all your upvc door and window parts.

B2/B3 MPL (multipik)

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MPL (MultiPointLocks) & MultiPick Service have got some great new locksmith tools to demonstrate - hot off the production line in Germany - so drop by and try them out for yourself.

We're also booking discounted places on our 1:1 Advanced Locksmith Courses for those of you who want to improve your skills, or learn new ones. Why not come and talk to our head trainers themselves and see how we can help improve your business?

B5 Abus (UK)Ltd

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ABUS are one of the world's leading security products manufacturers. For 90 years ABUS have provided the good feeling of security and this year we launch the BSI 3-star rated door cylinder.Building on our reputation for quality security our new TS007 E90 BSI 3-star door cylinder is anti-bump, anti-snap and available as a euro profile, half/double cylinder and thumbturn in a range of cylinder sizes and finishes.

B12/B12A Mul-T-Lock (UK)

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Mul-T-Lock returns to the Locksmith Exhibition to showcase its very latest innovative product offerings. Visitors will be able to view the MT5+ comprehensive high security portfolio, including high security cylinders and padlocks, unique locksmith key profiling and a dedicated all in one key cutting and engraving machinery.

On display is Break Secure XP, which remains one of the innovative few cylinder only solutions to achieve the coveted BSI Kitemark TS007 3* accreditation. Visitors will also see Smartair in action, demonstrating how easily it can upgrade any mechanical system to an access control solution.

Lockexpo 2014 classes and seminars update

The UK's only annual Locksmiths' Exhibition will soon be here! In a small change to training this year, these classes are on offer:

Saturday - Cylinder Bumping & Other NDE Techniques 

Maximum 20 per class taken by Mark Ward
Saturday 13.00 duration 2 1/2 Hours

All students receive:

Bumping Info Hand-out sheet
1 x Free Bump Key

Skills for Security develop National Occupational Standards for Remote Monitoring Operations

Skills for Security, the sector's Skills and Standards Setting Body, has announced that the newly developed suite of National Occupation Standards (NOS) for Remote Monitoring Operations have been approved by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills.

As with all National Occupational Standards developed by Skills for Security, on behalf of the sector, the NOS for Remote Monitoring Operations will also be freely available on the National Occupational Standards Database, which can be accessed via: www.ukstandards.org.uk

Yale's new Tradezone is open for business

Security specialist Yale has launched a new online resource designed to support locksmiths throughout the year as part of its "IN YALE WE TRUST" initiative.

Skyguard announces lone worker protection collaboration with VSG

Skyguard, one of Europe's premier personal safety service providers has announced a distribution agreement with VSG in providing lone worker protection across the UK and Ireland.

Mul-T-Lock UK has launched an easy to follow video installation guide for its innovative access control solution, SMARTair.

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The new video provides locksmiths with a handy step-by-step guide to allow successful installation, useage and maintenance.

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