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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th July 2014 Issue no. 224

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International News

ACT docks at Dublin and Cherbourg

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911 Security Systems have installed door controllers, proximity readers and cards from Access Control Technology (ACT) as part of a marine access control solution with 3,500 users. A unified system is operating internationally across 40 doors, with ferry staff at the ports of Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and Cherbourg, France, using their access control cards in both countries.

Industry veteran Ken Garbez VP of Operations for High Tech Locksmiths

Industry veteran Ken Garbez has been promoted to new role as Vice President of Operations for High Tech Locksmiths.

Hazardous booby trap discovered inside century old safe

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By Shayla Patrick, KY3

A locksmith found four glass vials of tear gas while trying to reprogram the combination to the safe for a store owner. "In order to do that I had to take the back off the safe," said Locksmith Jeff Reppert with JR Lock and Key. 

"When I did that there was another unit attached which was something they put on there in the 30's and 40's as a deterrent for the burglars," Reppert explained.

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Peterson Tools arrive at Tradelocks

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Tradelocks have welcomed the arrival of over 120 different lines of Peterson Tools in what some have seen as a major and significant shift in Tradelocks trading strategy.

Tradelocks are known for working with locksmiths and developing quality tools at low prices and also selling online their range of UAP locks and door products at low trade prices, so distributing the Peterson brand is an interesting move.

South African bill targets foreign security firms

A proposed law in South Africa that would require foreign-owned private security firms to sell at least 51 percent of their businesses to South Africans will deter foreign investors and violate international trade deals, a business group said recently.

Allegion combines security and style in access control innovations

Leading global provider of security and safety solutions, Allegion, bolsters its CISA eSIGNO Contactless Locks with the addition of a stylish new lever and optional handle plate finishes.

The market-leading access control product comprises an innovative design with advanced security features and is now available in four finishes; satin silver, polished silver, satin bronze and polished gold - enabling the hospitality sector to combine top security levels with sleek designs.

Canon acquires Milestone to make major advance in network video surveillance business

Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise.

Introducing the TL Rim Cylinder - We Came. We Saw. We Conquered.

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Ben Jennings explains the thinking behind the all-conquering new TradeLocks launch:

"We have been asked many times to develop a budget Rim Cylinder, but we didn't want to just launch something that was the same as what is already on the market. Instead we sat back, asked a lot of questions, and sampled a lot of product. And now we have what we believe to be one of the best Rim Cylinders on the market!

Skyguard launches lone worker iPhone app

Skyguard - Europe's personal safety service for lone workers, is launching an iPhone version of its 'Skyguard for Smartphone' software. The app, which converts an iPhone into a fully functional personal safety device, is an expansion of Skyguard's range which already includes software for Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets, as well as dedicated devices.

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This Week's News

The TL 5 Pin Budget Cylinder solution arrives at Tradelocks

* TL-cylinder.jpg"The objective of Tradelocks over the next few years is to become more and more important to our customers on a daily basis", says the firm's Ben Jennings.

"Up until recently, Tradelocks has been used as a great place for locksmiths and security experts to get hold of high quality locksmith tools. We have offered Kitemark Cylinders and Mortice Locks, and many people buy these regularly. But in our research, we found our customers also wanted access to a high quality lower cost cylinder.

Silca Futura automotive package from Hickleys

* Silca-Futura.jpgThe new Silca Futura offers a one machine solution for all your auto needs.

This top quality machine provides cylinder, laser, Tibbe and cruciform key cutting.

For a demonstration contact Hickleys on 01823 328537

Law changing on enforced subject access requests

The Ministry of Justice has announced that enforced subject access requests will become a criminal offence under new legislation set to be introduced on 1 December 2014.

Enforced subject access is where individuals are forced by someone like a prospective employer to make a data protection subject access request and reveal the results to them, typically in relation to criminal conviction data.

CS Locksmiths becomes first In Australia to offer 24/7 service

One of the top rated locksmith service provider in Australia has become the first provider to offer its services 24/7 in a move the provider says will increase its reliability score in the coming few months.

A statement released by CS Locksmiths noted that customers can now get quality and reliable locksmith services wherever they are anytime and any day.

New 3D Group catalogue out now!

* New-3D-Catalogue.jpg3D Group are delighted to launch their NEW 2014 catalogue! "After listening to customer feedback the new catalogue boasts several new features and we believe this is the best version yet", says the company's Rebecca Lee-Jones.

"The catalogue is now A5 size. We know how important it is for our customers to be able to have the 3D Group catalogue out on the road, many refer to it as their 'bible', so it's now the perfect size to fit in your glove box.

SafeZone-edge video analytics

* SafeZone-edge.jpgSafeZone-edge from Digital Barriers combines outstanding detection reliability with affordability and simplicity. It offers a genuine alternative to costly and complex server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) as well as lower cost but unreliable video motion detection (VMD).

SafeZone-edge was designed to specifically address the limitations and compromises of conventional video-based intrusion detection systems. This started with streamlining the efforts of the installer and operator, by replacing the complex and time-consuming manual calibration of cameras with a fully automated setup procedure.

AMG PanoCam360 range carried by technology partner Norbain

* PanoCam-360.jpgAMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, has entered an agreement with Norbain SD Ltd. The agreement will see AMG's PanoCam360 series of 5 MP cameras integrated into Norbain's product range and marketed to all major Systems Integrators in the UK.

The 360 degree market is now maturing fast. There are already signs that 360 degree fisheye cameras are becoming mainstream and will be adopted naturally as part of the solution in many or most new CCTV installations. 360 degree cameras will be rolled out as part of the general trend where analog CCTV is gradually being replaced by IP CCTV systems. 

Key appointment for Allegion puts focus on door solutions

* David-Payne_Allegion.jpgAllegion (formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) has confirmed the appointment of David Payne as Area Sales Manager for Door Solutions, in a move which highlights the growing importance of bespoke specifications for a variety of door set arrangements.

With more than ten years' experience within architectural ironmongery, access control and door automation, David, aged 29 from Bridgend, joins Allegion as an active member of Allegion's growing sales team. He will fulfil a remote working role throughout South Wales and the South West of England.

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Door & Hardware Federation welcomes BBC TV advice on lock snapping

BBC TV has once again warned householders about criminals using lock snapping techniques to break into their homes.

In its Crimewatch Roadshow programme on June 24, householders were advised to change their door lock Eurocylinders to 3 star TS 007 cylinders. TS 007 is a Kitemark cylinder standard developed by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) and the Glass & Glazing Federation, in consultation with Secured by Design (the Association of Chief Police Officers’ crime prevention initiative), the British Standards Institution, and other leading industry organisations.

The real risk faced by modern vehicle security

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We have all seen the news with programs like the BBC's Watchdog, where consumers raise questions about the security systems on their vehicles. These news stories highlight the current threats facing OEMs, but the reality of the situation is far from simple.

What has changed and why is the number of car thefts starting to rise again?

Allegion secures Crossrail contracts totalling £125m

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Allegion (formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) has beat off strong competition to secure contracts totalling £1.25 million, which will see the safety and security specialist provide 600 steel doorsets for Europe’s biggest construction project – Crossrail.

Allegion has been appointed by Canary Wharf Construction Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of Canary Wharf Group plc – to supply Martin Roberts fire, acoustic and over clad steel doorsets.

From Cyber Security-intelligence: eleven signs you've been hacked!

Here are 11 sure signs you've been hacked and what to do in the event of compromised data. Note that in all cases, the first recommendation is to completely restore your system to a known good state before proceeding...

This used to mean reformatting the computer and restoring all programs and data. Today, depending on your operating system, it might simply mean clicking on a Restore button. Either way, a compromised computer can never be fully trusted again.

The recovery steps listed in each category below are the recommendations to follow if you don't want to do a full restore, but again, a full restore is always a better option.

Mint Security Systems confirms company expansion with new Worksop office

Family owned business Mint Security Systems has announced a move in to the prestigious Welbeck Estate in Worksop along with the creation of a new local employment position.  The contemporary office space in North Nottinghamshire is ideally located for the CCTV and intruder alarm installers thanks to its prime location in the centre of the three counties Mint Security serves; Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

The brand new office is located in Pineapple Lodge, a Grade II listed building within the Welbeck village, in the heart of the Estate’s beautiful scenery.  The Welbeck Estate spans 15,000 acres and contains historic rural heritage buildings such as abbeys, and areas of outstanding natural beauty including woodland, a deer park, a sequence of lakes and picturesque farmland.

Securefast acquires Innovative Electronic Technology Limited

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Securefast PLC one of the UK's leading manufacturers and distributors of access control and locking products has acquired Innovative Electronic Technology Ltd. (IET), a UK manufacturer of access control systems incorporating building management software and hardware.

KitLock cabinet locks chosen to secure iBin parcel delivery

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iBin Innovations Ltd has selected KitLock 1000 cabinet locks to secure its range of parcel delivery boxes. iBins provide a convenient and safe place for couriers to leave home delivered goods when there's nobody at home to sign for them.

"While Internet shopping itself is convenient because you can browse and compare products from the comfort of your own home, waiting in for the delivery isn't," explains Andrew Burton, owner of iBin Innovations Ltd.

British Security Industry Association member companies selected to secure Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Police Scotland has recently announced details of the security suppliers selected to deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. Following a robust and competitive tendering process, which examined key factors including capability and value for money, a total of 17 companies have now been contracted to deliver security and stewarding services at the event, which commences next month after seven years of careful planning.

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