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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th December 2014 Issue no. 245

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International News

Advanced Keys introduces its Rover MG Pektron service

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As you know, you will need a working programmed remote before you can add a new remote in diagnostically. If you don't have a working remote we can help, says Advanced Keys. "Just send us the Pektron unit and we can send it back with a Pre-programmed remote making it as simple as 'plug and play.'"* rover-mg_142.jpg

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

Tel : 0121 355 8510
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The Queen of Lishi reigns supreme once again

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Genuine 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. 

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.

AMG partners with Veracity

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AMG 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.

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

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Boon 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.

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.

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This Week's News

12 top tips on how to avoid online fraud this Christmas

In the countdown to Christmas millions of people living across the UK will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card. 

What many do not realise is the hidden threat we now face from criminals online.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner publishes self-assessment tool

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has launched a self-assessment tool to help organisations find out if they are meeting the principles in the surveillance camera code of practice.

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner's code is referenced throughout the ICO's recently updated CCTV guidance and provides best practice advice on the use of surveillance cameras.

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Asian Cup: hosts Australia asked to strengthen security

Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney. The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.

"Thousands of media and fans will be travelling to Australia for the competition," said AFC general secretary Alex Soosay. "Their security is our utmost priority."

The only annual trade exhibition for locksmiths

Lock-Expo_142.jpgJust a quick note to remind you to register for the show if you have never registered before - If you have then your details are safe. www.lockexpo.co.uk full details on the website.

The show starts Saturday 7th March 2015 at 0930 and continues Sunday 8th from 0900.

70 Exhibition Stands - all day bar and on site food make this the venue of choice -Free car parking. The 28th edition of Locks and Security Magazine should be with you now- If not buy a subscription at www.lasm.co.uk

Guardian24 registers its one millionth lone worker activity for 2014

Guardian24, a leading provider of lone and mobile worker safety solutions, has announced that they have registered their one millionth lone worker activity for this year.

Guardian24's lone worker solutions provide two key features; the ability to easily raise a covert panic alarm on a chosen device should the user's safety be compromised and the ability to log lone worker activities.

Roto launches integrated burglary protection

* Roto-fenster_offen.jpgAccording to fenestration manufacturer Roto, Germany is rightly referred to as a "paradise for burglars." The number of such offences has been increasing since 2008 to 150,000 cases in 2013.

However, resistance is not futile. That is the motto chosen by the construction supplier for an integrated burglary prevention campaign, officially launched at an international press conference during November 2014.

2 Cities - 1 Brand - 1 Great Contract

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You could be 'selling snow to the Eskimos', 'taking coals to Newcastle' or 'selling sand to the Arabs': but your efforts may prove to be futile as the outcome is more than likely going to be rather disappointing.

icomply-centric CCTV solution wins National Innovation & Excellence Award

* Slough-CCTV-Centre.jpgSlough Borough Council's recent refurbishment of its CCTV and Careline Centre, using icomply's V-TAS Pro, has seen been recognised for innovation and excellence by the National CCTV User Group.

Since completion in 2013 the refurbished centre has experienced massive efficiency gains in supporting the police and local councils in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour. With plans to streamline footage straight to police custody suites, it looks set to achieve even more too.

Delta DSC800 bollards stand sentry at Windsor Castle

* Delta-dsc800.jpgDelta Scientific, a leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Windsor Castle, home of the English and British monarchy since the time of Henry I (1110 AD) and the longest occupied palace in Europe, is being protected from terrorist vehicle attacks with Delta's DSC800 decorative bollards.

Decorative bollards stop 15,000 Pound (6,800 kg) vehicles travelling 30 mph (50 kph).

Comelit selected by The Berkeley Group for luxury development

* Kew-Bridge-West.jpgComelit UK, part of the global Comelit manufacturing group, has provided over 250 monitors and 23 entrance panels for a new development in Richmond, southwest London.

Kew Bridge West was designed by award-winning RIBA architects, Assael Architecture, and comprises a mix of high-end apartments and affordable accommodation.

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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.

Specialist London Sports College chooses Basson to help cut crime

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Caterham 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.

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.

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