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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th December 2014 Issue no. 244

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International News

New HD video quad from Ovation Systems delivers high quality images to enhance monitoring capability

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Ovation Systems, a leading global developer of high performance video surveillance solutions has announced the immediate availability of FourSight-DVI, a new HD video quad display monitoring system.

New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress

One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time - and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks; for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life imbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues, contribute to work-related stress.

Hikvision hosts trip to China for key European customers

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Hikvision, a leading supplier of video surveillance equipment and solutions, recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

Microsoft's robot security guards

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Robots are increasingly replacing humans in a variety of mundane tasks, like bolting a car together or making lollipops, but now they are moving into the security business.

Replacement Car Keys expands rapidly to cover 70% of US

ReplacementCarKeys.net has recently announced they now cover more than 70% of the United States, with comprehensive listings of qualified and recommended locksmiths capable of creating car keys.

ReplacementCarKeys.net is a website that has been getting a lot of attention lately, it specialises in providing comprehensive listings of locksmiths who have come recommended by customers.

Genuine Lishi NightVision tube and case video demonstration

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UAP Limited has recently made an informative, "how to" video which perfectly highlights how to use the innovative, easy-to-assemble Genuine Lishi NightVision packaging, designed to join each tool together to form a case.

Hikvision's DarkFighter PTZ nominated as "CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year" in IFSEC's Security & Fire Excellence Awards

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As the world's first 1080P Full HD ultra low illumination PTZ network camera. Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-A(AEL) delivers full color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras

Locksmiths in Malta

by Joseph Mizzi, San Gwann

In Malta, locksmiths (key cutters) are not registered in any way and this means anybody can trade as a locksmith without a licence, irrespective of competence or background.

Body Camera trial proves successful in Lancashire

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FGH Security is working in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary to prevent crime and make sure people in the region have a safer night out. This year FGH Security dramatically increased the number of body cameras used by its staff following a highly successful trial in the use of them to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder.

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This Week's News

Advanced Keys introduces its Rover MG Pektron service

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Pektron unit cloning available: water damaged Pektron unit? Advanced Keys are now able to clone it for you. Send in a used, secondhand or new unit along with the old one and we can transfer data from the old damaged unit for just £45.00+vat

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The Queen of Lishi reigns supreme once again

* Lishi-Oz1.jpgGenuine Lishi's very own Pan Huiyi was the overall victor in the Asia Pacific KING OF LISHI Competition held at the annual Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Conference and Trade Exhibition in Australia. 

However due to the fact that she is widely known as the Queen of Lishi, and therefore had a distinct advantage over the other contestants, she reluctantly had to step down from the throne and pass on the crown to the runner-up!

New guidance on the use of drones

The ICO has published advice for the public on the data protection issues connected to the use of drones. The advice confirms that the personal use of drones will not normally be covered by the Act, but that users should still act responsibly to avoid having an unnecessary impact on people’s privacy.

Hikvision jumps to Top 3 in A&S 2014 Security 50 Rankings

Hikvision has been ranked as one of the three leading companies in the global security market in A&S Magazine's 2014 Security 50. Hikvision's rise to prominence comes after yet another year of outstanding growth.

Security 50 is comprised of world leaders in the security industry, ranked by product sales. Participants range from exclusive manufacturers to end-to-end solution providers.

AMG partners with Veracity

* PanocamColdstore.jpgAMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology has completed the integration of their AMG-Panogenics' 5-megapixel 360 degree PanoCam360 camera range with Veracity's COLDSTORE surveillance storage solution.

According to Alastair McLeod, Group CEO for Veracity, "I am happy that AMG see the value in developing support for Veracity's direct-to-storage system architecture."

Specialist London Sports College chooses Basson to help cut crime

* Caterham-High-School.jpgCaterham High School, Dagenham & Redbridge, recently installed a remotely monitored security system supplied by specialist infrared CCTV supplier, Basson Group. The school administrators were looking for a surveillance solution capable of protecting them against the rising problem of stolen lead roofing and other break-ins being experienced by schools across the borough.

The products fitted were from Basson's range of long-distance IR cameras, monitored by Kent-based CCTV and Alarm Monitoring company, FLR Spectron.

NBM Distribution wins ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award at MOBOTIX Conference

MOBOTIX AG has recognised NBM Distribution Limited, a specialist supplier of data network cabling architecture solutions and security products as its “Newcomer of the Year” following its first full year as the newest UK MOBOTIX distributor.

The award presented at the recent partner event at the MOBOTIX headquarters in Langmeil, Germany follows NBM achieving target growth and certifying its technical lead to the MOBOTIX “Train the Trainer” programme allowing NBM to offer advanced training courses on MOBOTIX technologies to its active partners. 

Alpro at Farnborough International airshow

* Farnborough-International.jpgAluminium fabricator Veranti are using transom closers from Alpro on new metal-clad modular buildings created for the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in England.

The aluminium and glass structures were built for steelwork designer and manufacturer Conder Allslade and are located within the FIA site. The event is held biannually at the 770-acre TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

Boon Edam makes significant investment in expanding training for customers and installers

* Boon-Edam-training-session.jpgBoon Edam has announced a significant expansion of the company's training programs for its dealers, installers, and end users. In 2015, the company will be offering monthly webinar training, as well as several sessions of factory training at the Boon Edam production facility in Lillington, NC., USA.

The free Technical Webinars will be offered monthly, with each Webinar lasting 60-90 minutes. Webinars are open to those enrolled in Boon Edam's customer database through a Boon Edam Business Development Manager. Invitations will be sent out ahead of the training date, and the session is open to anyone that receives an invite and their colleagues.

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Top marks all round for the TradeLocks Open Weekend

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On the 22nd-23rd November, over one hundred and fifty locksmiths travelled from far and wide to UAP Tradelocks HQ in order to attend the highly-anticipated TradeLocks Open Weekend - and what a success it was!

Is your website vulnerable to ‘oldest hackers’ trick in the book’?

A hotel booking website has been fined £7,500 after becoming the latest victim of one of the ‘oldest hackers’ tricks in the book’. The ICO is warning organisations that they must act now to protect themselves from SQL injection attacks – which remain one of the most common forms of online attack.

Skyguard scoops lone worker honours at security excellence awards

Skyguard have been recognised for their continued outstanding contribution to Lone Worker protection at the recent IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014, beating some tough competition in the 'Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology' category.

Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.

CCTV: Why standards need to adapt to Technological developments

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The CCTV sector is continuing to experience rapid change due to technological innovation. Simon Adcock, Chairman of the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) CCTV Section, explains why legislation, regulation and standards must also adapt if they are to serve their purpose effectively.

VPS acquires Camwatch

VPS has announced the acquisition of Camwatch, a specialist security provider to a wide range of sectors in the United Kingdom. The transaction completed November 2014, last week. Based in Greater Manchester, Camwatch has over 10 years' experience in developing security products.

Investing in a secure future

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Following significant growth over recent months, security specialist Yale is investing in the future of the sector with the appointment of two new team members.

Castel selected for major German supermarket chain

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German supermarket giant, Aldi, best known for its ultra-low prices and 'stacked-up-high' goods in its stores, has selected Castel to supply IP intercom systems for its new regional distribution and staff administration centres across the UK.

Overhead transom door closers from Alpro have been installed at a student accommodation development in Bournemouth.

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The transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors.

They are being used at Dorchester House, a 540-bed residence let exclusively during term time to Bournemouth University and students on Kaplan International Colleges programmes.

New CCTV system saves distribution centre thousands

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Hadrian Technology's innovative CCTV system gave their client the evidence needed to save time and money on insurance claims

Security company Hadrian Technology, based in the North East of England, has installed a cutting-edge CCTV system for an Irish retail distribution centre to combat false injury claims which has paid for itself within six months.

Pigram joins AMG

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As Ethernet and IP (Internet Protocol) become more the technology of choice in systems, AMG has been leading this trend, becoming a UK Centre of Excellence. The company is now building a new team for growth, and Andrew Pigram has taken up the position of Sales & Marketing Director. At the same time Sara Bullock takes up a new position as Business Development Director.

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