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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th January 2015 Issue no. 247

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International News

CES 2015: the Netatmo Welcome security camera with facial recognition allows it to recognise who is entering the home

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The Netatmo Welcome has been designed to recognise family members and other people who frequently enter the home - or any other building.

When it recognises someone, the wi-fi connected system can immediately send a notification with their name to your smartphone.

Securikey launches addition to best selling mini vault range

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Leading physical security product supplier Securikey has extended the best-selling Mini Vault safe range with the Mini Vault 3, which offers a wider interior space that is ideal for storing till drawers in a retail environment or large binders of important documents in domestic or commercial applications, in addition to cash, jewellery and other valuables.

Genuine Lishi App exceeds 1,500 downloads

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Over the last few months, Genuine Lishi has concentrated on renovating and revamping their extensive collection of top of the range supplies, and has recently taken the market by storm with yet another unique and innovative product launch.

Hikvision unveils world's first 1080P ultra low-light PTZ network camera

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DarkFighter DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ camera boasts Hikvision industry-leading Smart technologies and low-light technology

Pop-a-Lock "America's most trusted locksmith company"

Pop-a-Lock has reportedly emerged as America's most trusted locksmith company. The St. Louis based firm caters to both residential and commercial locksmith services as well as automotive requirements.

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.

Roto launches integrated burglary protection

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According 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.

2 Cities - 1 Brand - 1 Great Contract

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There are many common sayings which we all know and have used at some point in time.

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.

Delta DSC800 bollards stand sentry at Windsor Castle

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Delta 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.

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
[email protected]

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.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo Training 2015

* Lockexpo-atrium-always-busy.jpgThe annual Lockexpo, sponsored by Tradelocks is ready to run on the 7th and 8th March 2015. 

Final arrangements are in place to have a cafe open for early arrivals, good food available during the day and a bar with sensibly priced drinks. Ample free parking anywhere on the University campus, easy access.

See the www.lockexpo.co.uk website for travel details.

Domestic use of CCTV ruling

In December, the Court of Justice of the EU made a notable ruling* in a case the ICO has been following closely, on how data protection law applies to individuals using surveillance cameras to protect their property. The judgment ruled that a household's usage of a CCTV camera that filmed both their own driveway and the street outside their house was not covered by the domestic exemption for images recorded of people outside their property.

Clearly this is a significant judgment. The ICO has previously considered the domestic exemption to be quite broad, but the judgment suggests a more narrow interpretation, which could have an effect beyond surveillance cameras.

Crewe locksmith celebrates 25 years in business

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Crewe-based family business, Holdfast Security Systems, is celebrating 25 successful years in the security industry.

Established in December 1989 by brothers Simon, Richard and Chris Griffiths, Holdfast offers a range of services from key cutting and lock servicing to installing intruder alarms for both individuals and major companies in the area as well as all over the country.

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Yale announces first NFC residential door lock for US and companion Yale Digital Keys App

Yale Locks & Hardware offers homeowners a new level of convenience and security with the introduction today of the first NFC residential door lock designed for the U.S. market, operated with the tap of a smartphone app.

The new Yale Real Living(tm) NFC Deadbolt replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app for NFC-equipped Android mobile devices. NFC, or near-field communications, is a short-range wireless technology that allows devices to share data.

Boon Edam wins order for first self-boarding lanes in China

Boon-Edam_ Xiamen-airport_142.jpgThe Airport Swinglane self-boarding lanes will be installed at Xiamen International Airport before the end of the year.

This project will be the first self-boarding project in China which is not installed as part of a pilot program.

BAE Systems launches corporate social risk monitoring and security analysis service

The analysis-on-demand service optimizes open source and social media feeds to detect malicious or inadvertent leaks of sensitive information and intellectual property, potential insider threats, social engineering attempts, smear campaigns, and other issues of concern.

Intellectual Property Rights workshop

Most successful businesses, large or small, are built on well managed intangible assets or intellectual property (IP).

Businesses create and use intellectual property all the time, perhaps without realising it. The value of your IP whether it's a trade mark, patent, design, copyright or trade secret can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.

ISM and Wavestore agree Technology Partnership

* 3ScreenGenesys.jpgThe technology partnership established between ISM and Wavestore has resulted in the successful integration of Wavestore video management software (VMS), with ISM's Genesys2 PSIM security management control room software.

The ISM award-winning and patented Genesys2 PSIM software offers a scalable solution for small single sites to multi-sited projects, irrespective of their location.

Mastergrave Stand A4 - LockExpo Preview Part 1

Mastergrave Ltd is a leading supplier of engraving machines, tools, parts, accessories and consumables into the engraving industry. We will be showing our best selling engraving machines including the EGX-20 which at just £2199 is the cheapest computerised engraved on the market. We will also have our full colour printing system on show. Visit us and learn what personalisation can do for you.

Mastergrave Ltd
+44 (0) 1234 218226 ext 104
[email protected]

Windowparts A5

* Windowparts.jpgWindowparts Ltd is a market leader in uPVC and aluminium repair products. Forever pushing the boundaries of innovation and problem-solving, we are proud to introduce our latest addition to the renowned Flexi Range: The Flexi Espag Rod. It is the only truly universal espag rod, designed to cope with all the variants.

Borg Locks A7

* Borg-Locks.gifKeyless locks for all requirements. From simple combination cam locks to RFID access control systems, we have a full range of specialist keyless locks to solve your security problems. Come and chat as see what we have to offer.

T. 01708 22570

Innovative Lock Tools Stand B1

Innovative Lock Tools, is made up of two independent lock tool designers who bring to market high quality, new and innovative non destructive lock opening tools, decoders and safe servicing tools.

Brisant Stand A6

* Brisant.jpgBrisant continue to develop secure and cost effective cylinders, We submit our products for extensive testing before releasing them for sale. Come and see our extensive range of anti-snap euro profile cylinders. The BRISANT "BS" BSI Kite marked cylinder. They stay faithful to the cause of "locks for Locksmiths."

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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.

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