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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th October 2014 Issue no. 235

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GuardTrax pioneers Milestone video integration

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Connecting security officers with mobile Alert-Confirm-Respond Technology.

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.

MOBOTIX presents new IP video solutions

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MOBOTIX presents a new compact sized Hemispheric camera, and introduces new software developments. 

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.

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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This Week's News

The 2014 Alex show "busier than ever"

* view-5.jpgThe 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.

The Master Locksmiths Association backs national home security month

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.

Well summer's over the nights are drawing in and now it's time for Nightvision to come to light

* Lishi-pick.jpgGenuine Lishi is a well-recognised brand in the locksmithing world, known for the fantastic quality and service the tools provide, and it has now been developed even further!

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.

New mini CODFM transmitter for body worn and mobile surveillance applications from MEL Secure Systems

* Ranger-Mini-version-2.jpgMEL Secure Systems, a leading developer of surveillance and security solutions, has launched Ranger Mini, a new and compact COFDM H.264 digital video transmitter.

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 'Machinery Innovator of the Year' finalist in British Farming Awards

* Zedlock.jpgZedlock 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."

Banking on icomply pays off in India

* Incident-frame.jpgAutomated 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 University relies on Boon Edam to upgrade security at recreational facilities

* Boon-Edam.jpgNorth Carolina State University has installed Boon Edam Speedlane 996DA (Drop Arm) optical turnstiles at the main entrances of both its recreational facility buildings.

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.

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Turvaykköset, the second largest locksmith in Finland

"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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Lockdecoders introduce Miracle A9 engraving at ALEX

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This new feature of the Miracle A9 was released at ALEX www.alexpo.co.uk in Nottingham on October 4th/5th 2014. 

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.

EasyLock device makes funding target

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As first reported to the trade in LASN, a London grandfather has helped answer the concerns of travellers across the globe by creating a portable lock which can secure almost any door in the world.

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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Access control a priority for Allegion at the Independent Hotel Show

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Leading 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.

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.

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.

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