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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th February 2015 Issue no. 252

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International News

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

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UAP 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.

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?

Lockwood Locks change to "Kinetic Defence"

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The Lockwood Brand is an Australian range of premium domestic and commercial locks which is well branded and very much an Australian icon.

Security Solutions to exhibit StrongBOLT range at the Locksmith Expo 2015

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Attending for the sixth consecutive year since the show began in 2010, Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, will be exhibiting at the Locksmith Expo 2015.

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

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This Week's News

Nearly every car is vulnerable to hacking

According to a new report released by US Senator Ed Markey: 'Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk' highlights that only two of 16 major automotive manufacturers were able to "describe any capabilities to diagnose or meaningfully respond to an infiltration in real-time." Therefore, almost every new car on the market includes wireless technology that makes it vulnerable to hacking.

Senator Ed Markey's revelation comes only one week after experts from ADAC (the German Automobile Association) announced that they managed to hack BMW's ConnectedDrive.

SIA scores Regent Samsic in top 10% of UK providers

* Regent.jpgThe security division of Regent Samsic has retained its placing within the top 10% of UK security service providers in the 2015 Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) scoring by industry body, Security Industry Association (SIA).

The company, which provides cleaning, security, and complementary facility management support services to 1700 sites occupied by 750 clients, upped its year-on-year ACS score by 10.4% from 115 to 127. Regent Samsic increased its ACS rating in 2014 by 19.8%.

Cyber London aims to make the UK a launchpad for cyber-security startups

A new startup accelerator based in London hopes to be the launchpad for a new wave of cyber-security technology companies from across Europe.

The first 13-week programme for Cyber London (CyLon) will kick off in April, with a group of startups drawn from industries including defence, retail, telecoms and health services.

Full Story

Routine workers more likely to use their lives to alcohol than those in other work

* ONS-data-chart.jpgThe Office of National Statistics has just released its latest analysis on the socio-economic and gender inequalities in alcohol-related deaths and it's not the best news for those in routine occupations.

The latest analysis of deaths data shows substantial socio-economic and gender inequality in alcohol-related deaths among working-age adults (16-64 years). Those in routine occupations, such as security personnel, tended to have higher death rates and lose more potential years of working life because of alcohol-related deaths than those in more advantaged socio-economic classes.

Body cameras for hospital security staff in Cardiff

A health board has become the first in Wales to issue body-worn cameras in a bid to cut down on violent attacks and abuse of staff. The Cardiff and Vale University board says a quarter of all attacks and incidents in Wales happen to staff on its sites.

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Securikey appoints new account manager

* Ian-Elverson.jpgIan Elverson has joined Securikey in the role of Account Manager for London and the South East, expanding the company's growing team of sales representatives and further strengthening Securikey's position as a leading UK supplier of physical security products.

Ian is responsible for all accounts in the South East area, acting as their first point of contact, updating them on the latest product developments and point-of-sale tools and ensuring all queries are dealt with as quickly as possible. He is also responsible for identifying new business opportunities so that Securikey's comprehensive high quality security product range is available to even more potential customers in the industry.

Lock Expo 2015

Lock-Expo_142.jpgThe annual Lockexpo, sponsored by Tradelocks is less than 3 weeks away on the 7th and 8th March 2015. The Venue is East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University. NG7 2RJ.

As well as an all day bar, hotel on site and free parking, we will again have the gallery open as a food outlet, sandwiches, breakfast rolls, beefburgers with and without cheese and hot meals will all be available at reasonable prices. Don't forget the training sessions: these 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.

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.

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Aldridge Security stand B27-B29

* Aldridge.jpgAldridge Security is the leading distributor of security products. With over 60 years' experience in the industry and access to 300 suppliers, we guarantee to have the products for all Locksmith needs.

Locksmiths Supplies stand A3

* Locksmith-supplies.jpgFollowing on from the successful show last year, we will again have a selection of hardplate drill bits, plus numerous specialist drilling solutions for the locksmith, rotary burrs, step drills etc. We have continued to source and test new products over the past year, and will have a new range of German
made drill bits with patented 'Blu-Tec' coating for greater heat resistance and longer life of the drills.

The Abloy Protec drill plus the solid Tungsten Carbide German 'Locksmiths Drill', amongst our new products. If you are having problems drilling locks, why not visit our stand and have a look at some of the solutions we have?

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Advanced Access stand C13-C14

* Advanced-Access.jpgAdvanced Access Ltd is THE Access Control specialist wholesaler covering the UK. Offering all aspects of Access Control, we work with Locksmiths throughout the country offering a wide range of products from the most popular and reliable brands, with our unique style of "Service, Price & Flexibility". Come and talk to us about our very popular Intro to Access Control hands on & totally free training courses.

Access Control is easier than ever to install and provides a welcome additional income stream at good margins - don't miss out, come and meet your area sales representatives to find out more!

Security Hardware B24

* security-hardware.jpgSecurity Hardware is one of the UK's leading suppliers of UPVC Door & Window Hardware. Specialising in the maintenanceand repair sector, they stock a vast range of products including over 300 Multi Point Locks, Locksmith Tools, Escutcheon Repair Plates, TCT drill bits and Euro Cylinders.

Tradelocks stand B32-B36

* Tradelocks.jpgShow sponsor TradeLocks is a market leading supplier of quality domestic, safe and auto locksmith tools and home security solutions-and all merchandise comes complete with an affordable price tag.

We offer everything a professional or novice locksmith will ever require in order to ensure that their business is successful, and always look at ways in which to expand and develop our already impressive range of locksmith tools.

Keytracker stand C7b

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Keytracker can provide you with the answer, we provide the widest range of systems to control and manage the use of keys within the workplace, with the added bonus that you make more money too.

Come along and have a chat with Karen or Helen to find out more about how this lucrative revenue stream can work for you and your customers.

T. 0121 559 9000
[email protected]

Keyprint stand C4-C5

* Keyprint.jpgKeyprint is a leading supplier to the Locksmith, Architectural Ironmonger, Hardware, Heel Bar, Key Cutting, Security and OEM trade for over 30 years.

Our business has been built over the years with excellent relationships, service and knowledge of products that we supply to our customers.

Allegion stand B11

* Allegion.jpgAllegion creates confidence for the benefit of a world that seems to grow ever more unpredictable. We do so with a continued concentration on safety and security; backed by a team of strategic brands that have stood atop their respective fields for well over a century.

Through this combination of experience and focus, we reassure customers and investors that choosing Allegion is the soundest of decisions with our wide portfolio including Door Controls, Exit Hardware, Mechanical Locking, Steel Doors, Automatic Doors, Electronic Locking, Time & Attendance, Service/Maintenance and Portable Security.

T. 01922 707400
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