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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th February 2015 Issue no. 251

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International News

KD 900/200 Remotes, Blades and Badges

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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.

Souber Tools stands C1 & C2

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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.

ERA Group / Homesafe stand B26

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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.

Hickleys Ltd stands B22 & B31

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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.

New learning materials for updated security qualifications

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A new range of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications.

Download Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report

Understand how attackers are taking advantage of gaps between defender intent and their actions in order to conceal malicious activity and evade detection.


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.

Safe Ventures (UK) Ltd


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.

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This Week's News

Tradesmen and Screwfix visit treasury for talks on how to improve small business growth

* Screwfix-at-no-11.jpgLate last month a group of Screwfix's 'Top Tradesmen' travelled to Number 11 to meet with Chancellor George Osborne to discuss how the current picture for UK tradesmen was looking and what else could be done to encourage further business growth across their sectors.

As 2014's national finalists and winner of the annual search for 'Britain's Top Tradesmen' by Screwfix, the tradesmen were delighted to have the opportunity to share their thoughts on how to keep business booming.

China Lock Industry Expo 2015 to be held in May

China Lock Industry Expo (Lock China 2015), an exhibition and conference that promotes new innovations in the lock Industry, such as biometric locks, will be held at the Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China from May 9th through 11th.

Lock Industry Expo will feature demonstrations of the latest in mechanical locks, electronic smart locks featuring biometrics, lock cylinders, lock making equipment, accessories and other related products.

Custom cylinder mastersuite facilities from UAP

* UAP-mastersuiting.jpgUAP Limited is able to create bespoke Mastersuite orders using their team of fully qualified, experienced in-house locksmiths. These knowledgeable professionals are all BSi Kitemark-accredited, which means that when they physically mastersuite the cylinders, the Kitemark status of these cylinders is not affected.

Cylinder mastersuite services are ideal for large and small hotels and B&B's as well as apartment buildings, university blocks, sheltered accommodation, commercial premises and local authorities.

BMW hack - fact or hype?

In recent days BMW have made the headlines. Experts from ADAC (the German Automobile Association) announced that they have managed to 'hack' BMW's ConnectedDrive - but is this true and if so, should we be worried?

The Facts
- Experts from ADAC (the German Automobile Association) checked BMW's ConnectedDrive and say they have revealed a potential security gap affecting the transmission path via the mobile phone network.

Lockwood Locks change to "Kinetic Defence"

* lockwood-201-cylinder.jpgThe Lockwood Brand is an Australian range of premium domestic and commercial locks which is well branded and very much an Australian icon.

Lockwood locks are available in almost all hardware shops and sold by locksmiths throughout Australia. The domestic range of Lockwood locks are easily recognisable with their traditional red and white packaging which is one of the most well branded and trusted in Australia.

The annual Lockexpo, sponsored by Tradelocks

Lock-Expo_142.jpgIs ready to run on the 7th and 8th March 2015. The Venue is East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University NG7 2RJ. Training sessions are available on the website on a first come basis - even the Free seminars have to be booked so we do not overcrowd the rooms.

Available for the FIRST TIME at Lockexpo will be a bring and buy board - THAT IS you post the item you have for sale how much and your contact details. If you are at the show you can do the deal there and then - If not you can contact and sort it out afterwards.

If you cannot attend then send an e-mail to [email protected] and I will put it on the board for you.

If you have never attended please register - if you have been before get your QR code it really does speed entry. 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

Security Solutions to exhibit StrongBOLT range at the Locksmith Expo 2015

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Silca stand B30

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Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations and Silca's staff will be on hand to offer help and technical advice. The company will also preview some exciting new products.

T. 01293 531134
[email protected]

Nigel Waters Hardware stand B25a - B37

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We will have our full range on display, focusing on the UPVC locking replacement market and its associated products - all with fantastic offers and deals. We will also have a number of innovative KITs to show you, all aimed at making your job easier

Our popular "Sales" tables will feature this time next to our main stand, allowing you the opportunity to grab some truly amazing bargains - 1st come 1st served so please don't miss out on this now legendary sales stock

D and E Architectural stand B19

* DandE.jpgD&E Architectural Hardware are wholesale distributors of high quality architectural ironmongery.

Showcasing the award winning GEMINY range our brands include NHN, Nitto, KWS, HELM, BSW hinges, SAG locks, LIOBEX, IBFM, APC ITEC, Socona, Menova, Groom plus a comprehensive range of Door Viewers including BULLET PROOF and fire rated models.

T. 01733 896123
[email protected]

Credit Card Keys stand C3

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Locksure Insurance stand C6

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Our cover is the most comprehensive on the market and we will tailor each policy to suit your locksmith business - whatever the size.

T. 0845 686 1800
[email protected]

Sterling Locks stand B25

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