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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th July 2014 Issue no. 227

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International News

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

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Milestone 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.

Castel launches new intercom unit

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Castel, 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

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Managing 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."

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.

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This Week's News

New ABUS Bravus Locking System

* Bravus_3000.jpgABUS announces the release of Bravus, the new 'no compromises locking system' available in the UK from October 2014.

The system features a horizontal keyway that takes a reversible key combining a high level of both technical and legal copy protection.

Hickleys Zed-FULL immobiliser solution roadshow

* zedfull.jpgHickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are touring the country offering presentations and demonstrations on the new "all in one" Zed-FULL programmer at various locations around the country. This is your chance to see this new machine in operation, understand the features and see how the Zed-FULL can expand your business.

The new Zed-FULL is said to be the most comprehensive and unique "all in one" immobiliser device in the world, the mixture of fixed & crypto cloning, remote programming, transponder editing, eeprom programming and OBD key programming offers many leading solutions not available on other devices.

Auto Locksmiths Expo (Alexpo) 2014

ALEX-LOGO.jpgAlexpo 2014 set to run 4/5th October at the Nottingham Belfry hotel will soon announce an exciting array of both exhibitors and training classes.

Registration for the show is now open at www.alexpo.co.uk and the site is up to date with information. This is the third annual event for Auto Locksmiths and judging by the last two year's reaction, very popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

Fire kit packs now available for Codelocks mechanical and electronic latch locks

* FireKit.jpgCodelocks is now selling fire kit packs for its mechanical and electronic latch locks that when fitted enable the locks to be installed on 30 or 60 minute fire-rated doors.

The fire kit pack contains shaped pads of intumescent strips that can be used on new or existing lock installations. Once installed lock preparations are fire resistant for up to one hour.

Panasonic has Tomorrowland under control

* Tomorrowland.jpgPanasonic was chosen to provide 30 security cameras for Tomorrowland, the world's largest electronic dance music festival.

The Panasonic surveillance cameras were used by security solutions specialists DCNS at the festival held over consecutive weekends in the appropriately named Belgian town of Boom.

Allegion's Schlage HandPunch helps build Olympic legacy

* Schlage-HandPunch.jpgAllegion has completed a project to provide a biometric access control system at one of Europe's largest ever construction projects, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the system installed verifying the credentials of over 10,000 workers during an 18-month build project.

The project formed part of a £292 million construction scheme to transform Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into its legacy state following the success of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

ASSA ABLOY announce dedicated trade focus

* Eryl-Jones.jpgASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has appointed a new Managing Director as it announces its decision to focus solely on trade customers.

Eryl Jones has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, with his predecessor David Wigglesworth heading up the new specification division of ASSA ABLOY UK.

MOBOTIX expands thermal camera range

* Mobotix1.jpgMOBOTIX has introduced the new thermal sensor modules for the S15D, being the first thermal devices to use MOBOTIX' revolutionary dual flexmount video cable technology. This is available with all S15D upgraded to software version MX-V4.2.1.43.

The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit.

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Docklands inventor seeks crowd-source funding for portable lock

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By Adam Barnet, East London Advertiser

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

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

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

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David 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.

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.

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