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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
23rd July 2014 Issue no. 226

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International News

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

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The 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.

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

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.

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This Week's News

Docklands inventor seeks crowd-source funding for portable lock

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A new portable lock to keep people safe when they are on the move has been invented by a London Docklands entrepreneur, who is looking to crowd-source funding for his business.

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Association of Security Consultants make Imbert prize awards

* ASC-Award-2014.jpgThe Association of Security Consultants (ASC) has made its annual awards under the Imbert Prize with support and sponsorship from Samsung Techwin. 

Milestone Systems combines physical and video Security with its new XProtect Access Control Module

* Xprotect-integrated.jpgMilestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has released XProtect Access Control Module 2014, an add-on product for partners and customers using Milestone video surveillance solutions.

David Jenkins retires as MD of ISM, takes on role as chairman

* David_Jenkins.jpgDavid Jenkins, Managing Director, ISM is retiring in the same year that ISM celebrates its 25th anniversary. Jenkins has built an enviable legacy for the British born and bred manufacturing brand. Stephen Smith, Sales and Marketing Director will become the new Managing Director.

When asked if he had achieved everything he set out to achieve, Jenkins said, "Our plans for global success are now bearing fruit. America, South Africa, Dubai, Kuwait and India are just 5 of the countries we have a strong and growing presence in."

Castel launches new intercom unit

* Castel-intercom.jpgCastel, suppliers of communication, intercom and access control solutions, has launched a new intercom unit with in-built reader (CAP IP Reader). This product can either be used as a standalone item or is easily integrated into an existing Castel installation.

SoloProtect from lone worker specialist Connexion2

* Wearing-the-device.jpgManaging Director of Connexion2, Craig Swallow, says: "Changing working patterns and updated legislation continue to make lone worker safety a very important issue in every workplace. Our products, which are BS 8484 accredited, continue to be the market-leading as we remain focused on delivery of high quality, fit for purpose solutions."

Connexion2 supply and manufacture the award-winning Identicom, a device which enables a worker to discreetly raise an alarm when experiencing verbal abuse, a physical attack or if they have fallen ill.

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Locksmiths urged to back National Home Security Month

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National Home Security Month is back, and is set to be bigger and better than ever, helping to drive demand for security products and locksmith services throughout autumn and winter.

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.

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. 

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

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Croydon-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.

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.

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