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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th September 2014 Issue no. 232

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International Lock Conference 2015

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.

Yerka, a bike that cannot be stolen

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Every second a bike is stolen. The three engineering students from Chile behind this project have all been victims. That's why they came up with Yerka, a bike that cannot be stolen.

The innovation here is simple: the frame of the bicycle becomes the lock.

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This Week's News

Tradelocks have done it again with the Genuine Lishi cut to code pro master automated key cutting machine

* Lishi-key-cutting-mc.jpgUAP 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.

ALEX: If you have ever thought about auto locksmithing and how you go about starting - this is the trade show for you.

ALEX-LOGO.jpgAll the important suppliers are there and we have a full programme of demonstrations, lectures and training.

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

Hickleys new AD900pro+ transponder

* AD900Pro+.jpgThis 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.

3D Group launch blue Ford blade 'horseshoes'

* 3DGroup-Ford-keys.jpgThe 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.

Roller Door Lock saves the day for Auckland firm

* roller-door-lock.jpgIn 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.

Yale's New CCTV Systems Offer 24-hour Surveillance

* Yale-2cam-kit.jpgSecurity specialist Yale has launched a new CCTV range. Available in two, four or six camera packs, the wired Easy Fit 960H CCTV systems offer an easy to install 'plug and play' solution.

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 showcases AdvanceGuard with new Witness software at Essen.

* Navtech-Radar-airfield.jpgNavtech 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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Ministry of Justice served with £180,000 penalty following encryption errors

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. 

Smart new door closer is clever innovation

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A new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses smart technology to 'learn' the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launched by fire technology specialists Geofire.

Key Unilever research and development site made secure by Castel

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Located on the Wirral, Merseyside, Unilever's main UK-based laboratory and research centre at Port Sunlight has upgraded its security system using the latest CAP IP intercom stations from Castel.

Largest Scottish university centralises security

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Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) and network cameras from Axis Communications are helping all of the campus locations for the University of the West of Scotland to more efficiently manage security through one unified surveillance solution, designed, delivered and maintained by Boston Networks.

Happy 5th birthday Tradelocks!

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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!

Company tackles people sleeping in bins with New Forest Locks

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Container repair and refurbishment company, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) has announced it will install "new forest locks" to containers in a bid to combat people taking shelter in containers.

IQinVision to demonstrate next generation 12MP/4K Sentinel at ASIS

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IQinVision a market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP cameras, has launched its new generation 12MP/4K IQeye Sentinel camera.

Skyguard signs Quattro Telematics as distributor

Skyguard - Europe's premier personal safety service, are pleased to announce that Quattro Telematics are the latest organisation to join their Business Associate Programme.

ISM announces appointment of new MD

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Stephen Smith is the new Managing Director of ISM taking over from David Jenkins, founder of ISM and the original PSIM pioneer. Smith's appointment coincides with his 25th year at ISM and follows a seven-month succession-planning period.

ALEX 2014 - not long now!

ALEX - The only exhibition to specifically promote the auto locksmithing side of the industry is about to run for the third year. Sponsored for the second year by KAP diagnostics.

Dig out your steering locks, drivers urged, as car thieves get high-tech

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.

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UK Access Control market boosted by increased construction activity

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.

Cutting-edge CCTV installed to protect 900-year-old manuscript

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Hadrian Technology's HD CCTV system means North East museum can exhibit valuable manuscript. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery has invested in a state-of-the-art CCTV system in order to secure a sought-after manuscript for its latest exhibition.

ICO 'sounds the alarm' over data breaches within the legal profession

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. 

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