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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th July 2014 Issue no. 225

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International News

The TL 5 Pin Budget Cylinder solution arrives at Tradelocks

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"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.

Silca Futura automotive package from Hickleys

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The 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

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.

SafeZone-edge video analytics

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SafeZone-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).

AMG PanoCam360 range carried by technology partner Norbain

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AMG, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Locksmiths urged to back National Home Security Month

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Now in its second year, the Yale supported initiative is designed to create awareness around home security across the UK. It will run throughout October, featuring a series of hints and tips to highlight the ways consumers can keep their homes, families and possessions safe during the dark nights.

There are Window Restrictors, and there are MAX6 Window Restrictors!

* poppy-at-window.jpgThe MAX6MUM Security Window Restrictor available from Tradelocks is probably the market leader in the UK says the company, but the range has now just got a whole lot bigger and better! To date, the MAX6MUM Security Window Restrictor has been available in both brilliant white and brown finishes with our fantastic MRSA resistant additive.

But our customers have wanted a whole lot more, and so due to huge demand we have added a further 3 finishes to the range.

Mint Security Systems pass Quality Standards inspections

Midlands based security experts Mint Security Systems have achieved a silver medal from the National Security Inspectorate, (NSI) the independent regulator and leading certification body for the security sector. 

By becoming an NSI-approved installer, Mint Security Systems can install advanced intruder alarms with police response activation and security systems which meet insurance requirements, where other companies cannot.    

Milestone Systems broadens device support

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has just released the newest Device Pack 7.4 for the XProtect portfolio of VMS products. This update adds another 20 percent new or updated device drivers to XProtect, since the monumental device pack 7.2 release in February when Milestone celebrated record support of 3,000 devices from more than 100 camera manufacturers.

Y3K and WF Senate sign major UK distribution agreement

* Paul-Singh_with_Mark-Ludwig.jpgCroydon-based manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV and security systems, Y3K, has today announced a strategic distribution partnership with WF Senate, part of the Rexel Group, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and services.

Under the terms of the new deal and following a successful trial, WF Senate will become the main distribution channel for Y3K and its full range of HD CCTV and security products, effective 1st July 2014.

Ghana: unregistered locksmiths will be prosecuted

The ministry of interior says it will arrest and prosecute all unregistered locksmiths in the country. According to the Minister, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, most of the locksmiths in the country are unregistered and there is "evidence available that unregistered locksmiths aid armed robbers by making keys for them."

The Minister explained that by law, locksmiths should secure permits from the Ministry of Interior.

Source: GhanaWeb

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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.

New 3D Group catalogue out now!

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3D 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.

Key appointment for Allegion puts focus on door solutions

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Allegion (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.

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.

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