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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th September 2014 Issue no. 233

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

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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!

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ALEX show news - prices slashed for the demos and Training

ALEX-LOGO_142.jpgPre-registration for the show continues at a high rate and sales of the demos and Training is at a record high. Following on from requests the show will now remain open later on Sunday to accommodate visitors.

Check the Website for exhibitor details: 
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PDQ and ECKey announce world's first on-line off-line locks

PDQ Manufacturing, a leading US-based producer of architectural door hardware, and ECKey, the market leader in Smartphone Access Control Systems and Bluetooth Readers, today announced a complete line of VIZpin-enabled, stand-alone electronic door locks.

Planned for 2015, several of PDQ's most popular stand-alone electronic locks will be available in VIZpin-enabled models. Marketed under PDQ's Tellcard brand, the VIZpin technology empowers a line extension off three existing platforms - EGT Cylindrical Lock, EMR Mortise Lock and E629 Exit Device Trim.

3D Group introduce Super OBD SKP-900 key programmer

* SKP-900_key_programmer.jpgAnother new product to add to the ever-expanding 3D Group catalogue is the Super OBD SKP-900 key programmer. Said to be an ideal machine for new start-ups or perhaps as a secondary machine for an established auto locksmith.

3D Group has re-written the supporting information and application lists which will be free to download from the website.

For more information www.3dgroupuk.com

EasyLock device makes funding target

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Bob Fitzjohn developed The EasyLock device at his kitchen table after raising more than £10,000 from crowdfunding website, IndieGogo. 

The device, which weighs less than an iPhone, will completely secure any type of door that opens inwards, anywhere on the globe, providing extra security for guests using hotels, B&Bs, or even beach huts.

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New Milestone Husky models with integrated encoders ease transition from analog to digital

Milestone Systems has announced an easier and more affordable way to make the transition from analog to digital technology. There is no need to throw out older cameras that are still working, as you add new network devices to your surveillance solution.

The Milestone Husky series of NVRs will now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analog and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are preinstalled with Milestone VMS and let end users build on their initial investment. The end users can continue to use existing analog cameras and add IP cameras over time for better evidence-quality video and surveillance features.

Access control a priority for Allegion at the Independent Hotel Show

* CISA-Contactless.jpgLeading global provider of security and safety solutions, Allegion, is set to attend the Independent Hotel Show, the UK's only forum for boutique hoteliers from Tuesday 21st October to Wednesday 22nd.

A major supplier of security, hardware packages, and access control systems to hotels worldwide, Allegion will be exhibiting products from its CISA brand.

ISM involved with first new-build custody suite for recently established Police Scotland

ISM, in collaboration with systems integrator, Scotshield announce a fully integrated custody security management system for Police Scotland at the new Kittybrewster facility in Aberdeen. The new custody suite, costing around £11 million, includes 60 cells, a virtual court, an identity parade suite and accommodation for a local community policing team.

Police Scotland, (established 1st April 2013, the second largest force in the UK after the Metropolitan Police), is responsible for policing the length and breadth of Scotland, encompassing some 28,168 square miles. 

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

All 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

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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.

Yale's New CCTV Systems Offer 24-hour Surveillance

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Security 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.

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.

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