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17th September 2014 Issue no. 232
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The European Locksmith Federation are pleased to announce as part of the ELF Convention in Dublin in May 2015; there will be an International Lock Conference along with product exhibitions, educational classes & social events.
The innovation here is simple: the frame of the bicycle becomes the lock.
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UAP Tradelocks have once again released new tools to meet all locksmiths' needs with the introduction of the Genuine Lishi Cut to Code Pro Master Series Automated Key Cutting Machine, designed for the auto locksmith, for ONLY £2,950! The machine has been designed to cut most modern car and motorcycle keys, as well as cutting all laser car keys!
The software on this fantastic machine has been updated to Genuine Lishi specifications, and is able to operate in standalone mode from its own internal software which has been based on the industry standard Instacode software.
These are in a proper classroom or in our demo area which will be equipped with Plasma screens, a CCTV cameraman and a PA system - on a live car all the action on screen from the comfort of a chair - AND you are able to ask questions. The sessions are moderately priced as a booking fee, check the website here: alex.lockexpo.co.uk/show-demonstrations Visitor registration is free on the website www.alexpo.co.uk where you can print a QR code for fast track entry.
Held over the weekend of 4/5th October the show opens at 0900 both days closing Sunday 1530. The Nottingham Belfry Hotel. Mellors Way NG8 6PY - Just off the M1 J26
This all new transponder device offers the latest in key cloning, transponder management and EEPROM programming as well as many special procedures relating to precoding transponders required when using the market leading MVPPRO / AD100pro key programmer.
AD900pro+ includes a colour touch screen, intuitive software with quick & simple procedures. It has a built in remote tester, transponder catalogue and EEPROM facility, the AD900pro+ does not require any PC software as it can connect directly to the internet via Wi-Fi or GPRS.
The company has just introduced a 'Directors Blog' on their Facebook page to keep customers up to date with the many new developments under way at the company. One of the products that Dean Sanderson writes about is the blue Ford blade 'horseshoe.'
Here's the account of how the product made it into stock: "Several weeks ago we used our Facebook and Twitter accounts to get our customer's opinions on the black Ford blade horseshoes. We have always been a little miffed as to why Ford have never produced a blue version to match the remote, so we got onto our product team and 4 weeks ago we approved a blue horseshoe blade sample to go into mass production.
In mid-2013 a business located in central Auckland, New Zealand had an attempted break-in. Ironically the premises is home to a security products distributor who had recently installed two, YR10 roller door locks onto their main entrance door.
This large roller door, which is opened during business then closed and secured at night, was the chosen entry point for the would be intruders.
The weather resistant CCTV cameras can be used indoors or outdoors. They record in colour during the daylight and black and white at night, with built-in infrared LEDs providing night vision of up to 20 metres to ensure enhanced security at all times.
Navtech Radar, the world leading supplier of radar based Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) for airports, will be showcasing their AdvanceGuard PIDS solution with a brand new version of the sophisticated Witness software at the Security Essen show in Germany September 23-26 2014.
With more than 1,000 exhibitors and visitors from 115 countries, in a booming security market, the bi-annual show in Essen is one of Europe's largest Security fairs, and the ideal platform for showcasing Navtech's unique, cost-effective Airport PIDS solution. This world-leading system is now installed at 16 Major European Airports.
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The Ministry of Justice received a monetary penalty of £180,000 last week following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The breach was caused by the loss of an unencrypted hard drive at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire in May last year. The drive contained sensitive information relating to 2,935 prisoners.
It doesn't seem that just 5 years ago Tradelocks launched in the UK market. Five years ago the Locksmith Industry had no knowledge of Tradelocks or Genuine Lishi, yet today they have more than 30 distributors and export to 25 countries!
Skyguard - Europe's premier personal safety service, are pleased to announce that Quattro Telematics are the latest organisation to join their Business Associate Programme.
by Martin Beckford, Mail On Sunday
Police are urging motorists to search out their old-fashioned crook locks after modern car security systems have become an easy target for thieves.
Organised gangs who steal luxury models to order are thought to be behind an increase in car thefts, having mastered how to get around high-tech security devices. They can trick the 'keyless' ignition systems found in top-end cars with blank microchips that can be reprogrammed to start the engine. Others use 'jammers' to stop cars locking when drivers press their remote keys after parking.Full Story
According to 'Access Control', a new Market Update by market intelligence provider, Key Note, new construction orders in the UK rose by 14.8% in 2013.
Hopefully you will not encounter any legal issues in the course of your work, but if you do it might be useful to be aware of what the legal profession must do to keep the personal information they handle secure.