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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th October 2014 Issue no. 236

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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.

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This Week's News

Does this sound familiar?

* Roto.jpgYou return home, maybe with more than one bag, or perhaps holding a large box with both hands. You get to the front door. Now, where are the keys? At the bottom of a bag? Or in your pocket - the one you can't reach because you don't have a third hand...

Introducing the Genuine Lishi Key Cloner

* Key-cloner.jpgIf you have never had experience with a key cloner then you may be wondering what it can do. Well, this machine is able to identify the transponder, write the transponder codes, copy the transponder and then calculate the eeprom memory. From this it can then calculate Transponder Codes using the eeprom memory and calculate the pin-codes using the chassis or the Transponder.

It can also test the transponder and generate fixed transponder codes making it a very clever piece of kit, wouldn't you agree?

ExMesh to launch 'Approved Contractor' training and certification

ExMesh, an industry leading manufacturer of perimeter fencing systems, is to launch an "Approved Contractor" scheme later this year to provide fencing installation contractors with high levels of support in selling and installing their fence and gate systems. Ultimately, the desired outcome is for fencing contractors to have the skills and knowledge required to deliver customers with the highest quality installations of ExMesh products throughout the UK.

CISA celebrates IHG compliance

* CISA-Contactless-lock.jpgLeading global security provider, Allegion, has received a milestone accolade for its CISA contactless locks, as one of the world's leading hotel chains has confirmed the range on its list of locks in their Brand Safety Standard.

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has more than 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries, encompassing brands such as Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. An endorsement from the IHG is a landmark development for Allegion and demonstrates the prestige of CISA access control solutions.

The three killers no longer working at Castlecourt shop in Belfast flagship mall

By Ciaran Barnes 

Until recently scheming Colin Boles and Roy Craig worked at Timpson Locksmiths at the CastleCourt complex in Belfast city centre, cutting keys and manning the tills. 

Customers who use the store, which has the motto "great service by great people", had no idea that the seemingly friendly faces at the counter are two of Northern Ireland's most notorious young killers.

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DVS to distribute powerful NVR and VMS products from NUUO

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DVS managing director Shaun Bowie said the NUUO product range offers installers and end users the flexibility to design and implement powerful and effective IP video surveillance systems.

Comelit announces software update to VIP door-entry system

Earlier this month, Comelit UK, the Hertfordshire-based division of the global Comelit Group, invited a select group of architects, consultants and systems integrators to attend a special seminar hosted aboard Will, a former Thames river sailing barge.

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The 2014 Alex show "busier than ever"

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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 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.

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

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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. 

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.

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