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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th March 2014 Issue no. 207

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International News

A1 Assa Abloy Ltd

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Assa 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

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Yale 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

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Will 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!

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.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2014 - the best yet

* concourse-2.jpgThe Locksmiths' Exhibition 2014 was rated as the best exhibition ever by the exhibitors and visitors alike. The EMCC was packed all day and exhibitors reported record sales, with three exhibitors selling out of stock from their stands, one returning back on Saturday night to bring more.

New fire door training programme answers concerns over fire door defects in buildings

A Fire Door Education Programme for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors has just been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). This has been developed following widespread publicity and concerns that the integrity of fire doors is being compromised in residential apartment blocks and public buildings.

BRE provides expertise on every aspect of the built environment and the DHF represents the leading manufacturers and installers of industrial and commercial doors, shutters and building hardware.

Home security made easy

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An expert on security systems is offering an affordable and effective security solution for those who want to protect their valuables, their family and their property. Sunderland security specialists Hadrian Technology, has launched an easy to use and affordable DIY CCTV system, the Hadrian DIY kit, for just £395 including VAT.

Study shows recycled computers give away our most personal information

A two-month Australian study commissioned by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), a global, non-profit, data protection watchdog agency, has found significant amounts of personal information left on recycled computers.

For the organisations recycling their drives, this is a data breach problem. For individuals, some of their most private information is at risk.

IFSEC International provides a solid platform for a buoyant market

London, 19 February 2013. IFSEC International, organised by UBM Live, continues to thrive as the only destination to serve the whole security buying chain, which has been solidified by its move to ExCeL London from 17-19 June.

Taking place at its new home in London in 2014, IFSEC International is set to be bigger and better than ever before. The show relocation has received a £1million investment dedicated to ensuring the 45,000 visitors attending from across the world experience the most interactive and spectacular show yet.

The Briton 9360 Electronic Digital Code Lock

* Briton-9360.jpgThe manually programmable Briton 9360 Electronic Digital Code Lock has been designed for applications in multi-occupancy buildings and has been introduced with retrofit in mind.

Although the system can be used as a new installation, the electronic lock has the same fixing holes as the majority of mechanical digital locks enabling access control systems to be upgraded simply and quickly.

Contracts abroad prove key for lock maker

by Lizzie Murphy

International contracts with large blue chip names have boosted business at lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye despite falling sales, according to the Yorkshire Post.

The Leeds-based company posted sales of over £2.25m for the year ended November 2013, a 27 per cent drop on the 2012 figure of £3.07m.

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Avocet's designer appointment

* Avocet_Paul-Collins.jpgAvocet Hardware has appointed Paul Collins as its product design and implementation manager.

The Brighouse-based business, which recently announced a further £2.1million investment from its owners, the Jain family, created the position in order to boost the company's product development capabilities at a time when it is pushing to firmly re-establish its position as the leading player in the home window and door security market.

Dr T. Jain, a director of Avocet, said: "Product design and development is a vital element of our strategy to position Avocet at the forefront the market and Paul's extensive industry experience placed him head and shoulders above any other candidate."

New range of biometric access control products

* Anviz.jpgCroydon based manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV systems, Y3K, is to introduce a new range of biometric access control products from leading global manufacturer, Anviz. Established in 2001 and with over 11 years of R&D expertise in engineering and manufacturing biometric technology products, Anviz is a pioneer in the intelligent security industry.

Y3K will be the distributor for all products within the Anviz range, effective 1st March 2014.

DVS now supplying WD surveillance-class hard drive line for domestic and small business CCTV installations

* WD-Purple-Hard-Drive.jpgDVS, one of the UK's fastest growing distributors of security and CCTV equipment, is now stocking the WD Purple, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications.

WD, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, has introduced the WD Purple hard drives for use in security installations with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 HD cameras. WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.

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B4 MLA/Sold Secure

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The 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.


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CES 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.

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.

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