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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st January 2015 Issue no. 248

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International News

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.

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

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The 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.

Windowparts A5

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Windowparts 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

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Keyless 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

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.

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This Week's News

Hikvision introduces Mini Fisheye Camera to "Easy IP" range

* Hikvision-Fisheye.jpgHikvision is set to bring new levels of security to convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and other small-to-medium enterprises with the introduction of the DS-2CD2942F Fisheye Network Camera.

This cutting edge camera incorporates a high-quality lens and 4-megapixel detector in a discrete, ultra-compact design small enough to be inconspicuous on any ceiling yet provides complete situational awareness for entire rooms.

Pro-Vision to offer Videx Portal Plus range

* BIO-Readers.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, has recently signed an agreement to supply and support the Portal Plus range from Videx Security.

Videx has been manufacturing and supplying door entry systems for almost 30 years and, under the agreement, Pro-Vision Distribution will provide Portal Plus which is an advanced access control system for proximity, coded access and bio access devices.

Introducing the TradeLocks uPVC Door Opening Kit

* Lishi-bag.jpgUAP Tradelocks have designed and recently launched a brand new kit for those people who need to gain lawful access to a domestic property, or those who are just starting out in the locksmith trade.

With simple-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, the UAP TradeLocks uPVC Door Opening Kit allows new locksmiths to easily work out the most efficient way in which to enter a building, with minimal disruption.

Register now for UKAN anonymisation clinics and workshops

The UK Anonymisation Network (UKAN) is holding four half day workshops and four clinic sessions between now and the end of March to help organisations who are responsible for anonymising their data.

Further details about each workshop can be found below:

Patlock stand A5a

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You may recognise us from BBC's Break in Britain, which demonstrated how well the product works and created huge interest and demand from both trade and general customers.

LockExpo 2015 latest

Lockexpo_142.jpgThe annual Lockexpo, sponsored by Tradelocks is ready to run on the 7th and 8th March 2015. Visitor Registrations are running at a higher level than any previous year and hotel bookings may have exceeded demand. Try calling The Orchard Hotel direct and asking for discount code NCLCKB.

We have retained the Gallery meeting room as a snack/quiet room again this year with fresh food being prepared in new kitchens. Parking is free everywhere at the weekend on the Campus site, even if the car park is full.

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

If you have never been to a show this is the one to attend with 70 exhibition stands over two days, nice easy layout and easy access. The Show edition of Locks and Security Magazine will be published in time for a show special, if you don't subscribe - make sure of your copy now by going to www.lasm.co.uk

Come up and say Hi to me - I get so many people say - I saw you there...

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MPL stand B2

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MPL specialise in supplying specialist uPVC spares and repairs to the trade, all at great prices with next day delivery. Why not give us a try?

Prestige Products stand B3

B3-HOMEGUARD2.jpgHomeGUARD - is an ideal Letterbox Home Security product for the protection against Anti-Social Behaviour, Increase Security with a Lockable Letter Plate, Large Capacity Fireproof Bag and Easy to Install.

HomeGUARD+Plus - is all of the above but has installed within the bag a Heat Detection Tube (Extinguisher) the +Plus version should be installed where there is an extreme threat to life - Arson Attack.

SKS stand B6

B6-SKS.jpgSKS, the UK's leading key blank specialist, will be launching its new updated Key Catalogue "Edition 365". Also commonly known as the 'Key Cutters Bible', the new catalogue features 456 pages and nearly 5,000 key blanks. Pick up your free copy at the show!

Avocet stand B8

The company will be exhibiting the ABS (Avocet Break Secure) lock which is our TS007 (3-star), Sold Secure Diamond range; our Affinity window and door furniture security range, plus the marketing and sales support it offers, which covers everything from vehicle decals to video displays and high impact POS displays.


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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.

Crewe locksmith celebrates 25 years in business

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By Kaylee Lasseter, Crewe Chronicle

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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