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4th February 2015 Issue no. 250
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The new Kite Elite anti-snap cylinder range will be showcased. The cylinders offer a TS 007 3 Star Kitemark rating, which offers ultimate protection against cylinder attacks.
Launched in January 2015, Securikey's Mini Vault 3 safe range was developed in response to customer requests for a larger safe that could accommodate standard till drawers and large binders in addition to cash and other valuables.
Broadband Security Centre stand B16
Install the latest 4th generation wireless security with 64 zone panels sending images with audio sent using 868 MHz and not Wi-Fi up to 650 metres range from battery powered combined camera detectors indoors or outdoors.
Safe Ventures (UK) Ltd
Mul-T-Lock (UK) stands B12 - B12A
Debuting at the show is the innovative key free retrofit motorised cylinder which is operable by your choice of credential, fob, fingerprint, smart phone
Hikvision introduces Mini Fisheye Camera to "Easy IP" range
Pro-Vision to offer Videx Portal Plus range
Introducing the TradeLocks uPVC Door Opening Kit
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.
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+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.
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
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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This Week's News
Bloody but unbowed: Security guard fights off gang of eight baseball bat-wielding smash and grab raiders
A security guard described 'a solid egg' by a colleague appeared bloodied outside a London jewellers after defending the shop against masked raiders with bats and sledgehammers.
The man, known only as Johnny, held the door of royal jeweller William & Son in Mayfair against eight men as they smashed in the bullet-proof glass leaving him with blood running down his face.Full Story
Membership of Door & Hardware Federation hits all time high
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed its 300th member as its drive to increase levels of quality, compliance, training and safety in the industry continues. The DHF represents the key players in industrial, commercial and garage doors and automated gates, as well as the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware, locks and architectural ironmongery.
The total membership of the trade federation is at its highest level ever. As the DHF's rate of growth accelerates, it is confident there will be more than 350 companies in the door, hardware and powered gate sectors in its ranks by the end of the year.
Locksmith holds key to being happy at work
By Mike Bramhall, Western Morning News
Mobile locksmith Paul Bushell has found the key to contentment in his job - which is why he is the happiest worker in Britain's cheeriest city.
The knight of the road revels in his business name of Sir Fix-a-Lock, and loves his daily jousts with troublesome locks and safes in and around Plymouth, which two months ago topped a national survey to find the UK's place with the happiest workers.Full Story
KD 900/200 Remotes, Blades and Badges
If you are looking for durable, reliable, hard-wearing equipment which comes with the guarantee of quality and excellence then KD 900/200 Remotes, Blades and Badges are ideal. KD 900/200 Key Remotes are not original Car Makers keys, but are instead are far superior, high-quality DIY replacements.
They offer the high-end, discerning user an unbeatable replacement key at a competitive price, without locksmiths or garages having to invest in high levels of stocks.
The annual Lockexpo, sponsored by Tradelocks is ready to run on the 7th and 8th March 2015
The Venue is East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University. NG7 2RJ
Well, as the saying goes, as one door shuts another opens - so we welcome Citysafe (UK) Ltd to stand B10 and Versa Products to Stand B7A (the end bit of B7). There are two paid for and two free training sessions: the very popular Alan Morgan's bumping class and Mark Ward's Impressioning (see the website for full details) - places are limited.
Souber Tools are the oldest manufacturer of Locksmith Tools in the UK. They will exhibit their tools at the show including The Souber DBB Morticer, Letter Box Tool and Drills. Live videos will also show products in use and staff will be on hand to help customers with technical issues.
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the leading trade association for the locksmithing industry. MLA Approved Companies, who undergo strict vetting and regular inspections, are promoted heavily via our handbook that gets distributed to police, insurers, Neighbourhood Watch members etc, and the heavily optimised website.
The MLA website has seen a 3 fold increase in hits overall, 4 fold increase in hits on the find a locksmith pages and members pages are averaging over 20,000 hits per month. A number of MLA Approved Company members MLA pages are ranking in the top 3 for local locksmith searched on Google.
ERA Group / Homesafe stand B26
ERA has been designing and manufacturing locks since 1838. Still based in the heart of the West Midlands, we know a lot about the best ways to keep British homes secure - that's why door and window installers, locksmiths and police authorities across the country have looked to ERA as security experts for many years.
New Range! We are taking this opportunity to launch our brand new product range of trade only removable core masterkey systems, all at competitive prices!
Wadsworth Security have for over 30 years been the sole distributor in the UK of the Best removable core masterkey system. The removable core, invented by the Best family in the USA, is widely used by users of masterkey systems to maintain security especially when keys get lost or stolen.
KeyProgrammers Ltd. is a family owned business located within Manchester's M60.We have many years of experience as vehicle locksmiths and take pride in meeting your needs. Whether you are an individual having lost your keys or wanting a spare, or you're a nationwide organisation looking to procure keys for large numbers of vehicles - we can look after you.
Constantly investing in equipment and research to find solutions to the jobs that few others can do is something that we pride ourselves on - the right job, first time, every time!
Hickleys, one of the leading Auto locksmith and diagnostics specialists will be displaying all their products at the show and as usual there will be some tremendous deals to grab on the day.
Our range of market leading diagnostic testers including the MVPPro and Zedfull and our range of key cutting machines including Futura, Ninja, Miracle 6 & 9 electronic machines and the An-san duplication machines will be on demonstration by our specialists, this will enable you to consider and compare your options whilst receiving great advice.
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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:
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
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