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8th October 2014 Issue no. 235
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GuardTrax has announced the completion of a game-changing integration of the GuardTrax officer phone app with Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS). This solution delivers unique threat alert, identification, video verification, resolution and reporting capabilities for security guarding companies, mobile patrols and in-house units.
i25 - a new compact sized Hemispheric camera
The revolutionary Q25M has given birth to a brand new hemispheric camera, which is nearly half the size.
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The 2014 Alex show is now over, we moved to a new venue where we could all fit into one space and without a two day hike to the hall. We had a steady stream of visitors and Sunday was actually busier than Saturday. The exhibitors all reported a busy show with real quality visitors all asking great questions. We had visitors from all over Europe and I heard several non-English conversations. It was also pleasing to see so many ALA members.
The demonstrations in our dedicated training areas were well received and well attended, My thanks to all the lecturers for their time and effort. Special thanks to KAP diagnostics for the sponsorship. Next show is 2016 so watch this space.
This October, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - is supporting National Home Security Month, which is now in its second year.
The national initiative aims to highlight ways in which the public can keep their homes and families safe, and provides advice through its website, www.homesecuritymonth.com, where users can also register for a newsletter providing security information.
Genuine Lishi has now brought NightVision to light in the market. These new revolutionary products glow, allowing locksmiths to use the Genuine Lishi Picks in darker conditions, which is especially important at this time of year where the days are shorter, and the nights are longer.
It supports high quality, real-time video monitoring and recording applications for body worn, mobile and temporary CCTV applications and delivers images at distances of up to 1 km in non-line-of-sight urban environments. In line-of-sight environments, a range of 15km has also been achieved.
Zedlock director, Bruce Robertson: "I invented the Zedlock because I was looking for a more secure alternative to a padlock and chain. In the yard at the farm I have an Ifor Williams trailer, amongst other equipment, and I was only too aware how easy it was to crop a chain with bolt cutters or smash the padlock with a hammer.
"However, in creating the Zedlock I also solved two other problems; locks freezing and losing the padlock. Because the Union lock mechanism in a Zedlock has brass levers, it is much less prone to freezing than a padlock, and being integral to the gate, there is no chance of losing the padlock."
Automated teller machines (ATMs) are a major target for crime in India, and an area that icomply has been working closely on with a number of international banks. Last week, one of these bank's investments paid off as an armed robber triggered the recently installed VTAS PRO into action.
Vivek Kumar, Head - Indian Operations commented "A burglar came at around 4am in the morning. The ATM room shutter was closed, so he used a welding machine to cut the shutter lock. He then opened the shutter, triggering the alarm in VTAS Pro, along with live video."
NC State has approximately 2,500 faculty and staff and 35,000 students who are members of the university's recreational facilities. Formerly, this large number of users could come and go from 6 am to 11 pm, seven days a week, simply by presenting a valid ID.
"The acquisition of Turvaykköset is very strategic and constitutes an important step for ASSA ABLOY into the locksmith channel in the Nordic region. I welcome in particular the addition of Turvaykköset that will add a lot of competence in the important Finnish market to the ASSA ABLOY Group", says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
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The software to facilitate engraving is contained in Update 7.6 which was released on September 29th. This brings to the locksmith still more features in the All-In-One machine, the Miracle A9.
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.Full Story
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.
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
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.