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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th February 2015 Issue no. 253

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International 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.

Security Hardware B24

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Security 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.

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.

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This Week's News

New security qualifications launched for Scotland

* Security.jpgA new suite of security qualifications specific to Scotland has been launched by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance ('HABC') for learners hoping to become licensed security operatives.

The introduction of the new qualifications comes after one of the largest ever reviews into learning in the sector by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), followed by the introduction of similarly updated qualifications in England, Northern Ireland and Wales in January 2015.

Introducing....the newly updated Genuine Lishi Training Manual - Only £199!

* LISHI-Training-Manual.jpgWhen it comes to the fine art of Genuine Lishi picking, it takes great skill, precision and training to open each car lock.

Without the knowledge of Genuine Lishi tools, including different picking sequences for each different type of lock, it will be near on impossible to just pick up a Genuine Lishi tool and start using it effectively.

Luxurious Aston Semarang Hotel in Indonesia fitted with NEWGY hotel lock system

* astonsemaran.jpgThe Aston Semarang Hotel and Convention Center is a luxurious city center business and converence hotel. Offering 157 guest rooms with harbour and city views, a cozy all day dining restaurant, an elegant lobby lounge and recreational facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped gym and a full service spa.

The hotel's modern conference center features a ballroom that can accomodate up to 900 guests and 8 auxiliary meeting rooms.

KeyMe expands to Chicago

* KeyMe.jpgKeyMe, the New York-based startup that's looking to revolutionize the $5B locksmith industry, expands to Chicago.

KeyMe manufactures do-it-yourself kiosks that allow customers to save-and-copy keys in less than 30 seconds. The key is then stored on the cloud so that, when it's lost, customers can easily access their account and print a copy from the kiosk, avoiding costly emergency locksmith visits.

Diebold launches anti-skimming technology to help protect consumers

Representing global losses in excess of a billion Euros, skimming remains the most prevalent type of ATM crime and a major concern for financial institutions that are at risk of losing customers' confidence, due to the constant threat of cardholder identity theft and card losses.

Continuously working on new solutions to counter these risks, Diebold announces Diebold ActivEdge, the first complete anti-skimming card reader that prevents all known forms of skimming, as well as other forms of ATM fraud.

Comelit's ViP system offers residents class-leading comfort and security

* hammerslane.jpgGlobally renowned door entry manufacturer, Comelit Group UK, has supplied an IP video door entry system for a multi-block residential development in an exclusive gated community within the idyllic north London village of Mill Hill.

Hertfordshire-based luxury property developers, Heron Lea, asked Comelit to design and supply a system that offered unparalleled functionality and security, complemented by monitors that were sleek, elegant and in harmony with the high-end decor of the luxury apartments.

LockExpo 2015 - next week!

Lock-Expo_142.jpgThe 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

YES That's at the end of next week! Pre-book your place now on www.lockexpo.co.uk and get your QR code. - If you registered for previous events you just need to log-in. For Early arrivals, breakfast will be available in the Gallery Bar - bacon or sausage muffin - £3.75; egg muffin £3.00; sausage and bacon breakfast muffin, bacon and egg or sausage and egg - £4. Porridge, pots of tea and coffee. Just the thing after a long drive!

Alpro Architectural Hardware stand C11-C12

* alpro.jpgThe Alpro product range comprises a variety of contemporary handle styles, which are both hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing, with bespoke designs available to your own specifications. The Alpro range also
includes deadlocks, deadlatches, lock accessories, cylinders, transom door closers, flushbolts, armoured strikes, digital locks, lever and paddle handles.

All of which have been designed for the commercial aluminium door industry.

Lock Doctor C9

* Lockdoctor.jpgLock Doctor bring a range of auto programming systems to the UK, make life easier and less complicated replacing lost keys to most cars - simple to use. Come and see our latest developments. Lock Doctor UK Sales [email protected]

Yale UK stand A2

* Yale.jpgYale is part of the ASSA ABLOY group, a global leader in door opening solutions. At Yale, we have the expertise and product range to protect the homes and possessions of your customers. We pour passion and pride into our products, making sure our locks lead the way in home security.

Codelocks stand C15

* Codelocks.jpgCodelocks is an innovative designer and manufacturer of electronic and mechanical push button locks for doors, cabinets and lockers.

Whether controlling access to certain areas or safeguarding confidential or dangerous materials, the locks offer users a convenient standalone solution without the trouble of issuing keys or cards.

Security Express stand C10

* Security-Express.jpgSecurity Express is a leading wholesaler of safes and security products for both domestic and business use.

We have recently introduced several new products, including a range of key-locking Compact Safes, ECB.S Tested Fire Safes and further additions to our Deposit Safe range.

KAPdiagnostics.com stand C7

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3D Group UK stand B20-B21

* 3d.jpg3D Group are the leading Auto Locksmith Trade specialists. We stock a huge range of parts and tools from big brands such as Silca, JMA, and Keyline alongside a range of our own-branded products and genuine keys. Why not visit us on stand B20-21 and take advantage of our show discounts.

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