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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th February 2015 Issue no. 250

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Asec Security stand B9

Asec Security has been the Locksmiths' trusted choice, for over 12 years. With a portfolio of over 1,800 products the extensive range includes; Access Control, Architectural Hardware, Key Cutting, Locking Products, UPVC, Tools and Accessories.

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.

Securikey stand B17

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Leading physical security product supplier Securikey will in addition to running an exclusive soon-to-be-revealed product promotion during the show, the company will be exhibiting the brand new Mini Vault 3 range for the very first time.

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

The Broadband Security Centre provides all you need to get started for you to install wireless alarms and monitoring services for your customer. From demonstration equipment cases, wireless systems, monitoring services and FREE installation training up to City and Guilds standard the BBSC is always at your service.

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 stand B15

Safe Ventures (uk) Ltd is the supplies specialist quality tools and training to the Locksmith and Safe Engineer professional. Safe Ventures based in South Shropshire prides itself in being a UK business using bespoke UK engineering companies to produce innovative tools that are known for their quality.

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Mul-T-Lock (UK) stands B12 - B12A

Mul-T-Lock UK are demonstrating their locksmith inspired access control system, Genesis; the easy to install and manage wire free electro-mechanical system. In addition the ArmaDLock van security lock is on display along with installation movies showing Locksmiths an easy way to develop a new business opportunity to work alongside their daily core activity.

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

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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.

Pro-Vision to offer Videx Portal Plus range

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Pro-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.

Introducing the TradeLocks uPVC Door Opening Kit

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UAP 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.

Patlock stand A5a

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Patlock is a unique lock for French doors and conservatories. It works by holding the internal handles in place and preventing break ins and theft from lock snapping.

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 stand B2

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MPL / Locksmiths Tools returns to the LaSM exhibition once again. We look forward to demonstrating our new products and meeting customers old and new!

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

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.

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

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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

* bloodied-guard.jpgA 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.

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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

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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.

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KD 900/200 Remotes, Blades and Badges

* UAP-KD-key.jpgIf 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

Lockexpo_142.jpgThe 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 stands C1 & C2

* SOUBER.jpgSouber 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.

MLA/Sold Secure stand B4

* MLA.jpgThe 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

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Wadsworth Security stand B18

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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 stand B7

* KeyProgrammers.jpgKeyProgrammers 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 Ltd stands B22 & B31

* Hickleys.jpgHickleys, 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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Domestic use of CCTV ruling

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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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