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21st January 2015 Issue no. 248
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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.
This project will be the first self-boarding project in China which is not installed as part of a pilot program.
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When it recognises someone, the wi-fi connected system can immediately send a notification with their name to your smartphone.
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.
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.
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.
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Below you can find the latest on the upcoming LockExpo in Nottingham, as well as the latest part of our rolling show preview that will appear each week from now until the show begins!
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This Week's News
Hikvision 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The 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...
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?
HomeGUARD - 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, 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!
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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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-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.Full Story