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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th March 2015 Issue no. 255

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International News

New product just in! - Aftermarket version FOR3 - 3 Button Remote Head

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3D Group are proud to release our own brand of aftermarket Ford remote, the FOR3c. This product is the result of a whole years’ worth of development. The FOR3c fits into Silca (FOB3), OEM and our own 3D version of the horseshoe (FOB3c). We have developed this product to the highest standard; it is identical to the OEM version in that it features a Panasonic battery and rubber seal that holds a glass chip just like in the original.

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

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When it comes to the fine art of Genuine Lishi picking, it takes great skill, precision and training to open each car lock.

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

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The 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.

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.

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

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Globally 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.

Yale UK stand A2

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Yale 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

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Codelocks 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

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Security 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.

3D Group UK stand B20-B21

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3D 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo last weekend

* Lockexpo-reception.jpgIt was another resounding success: visitor numbers up on previous years with Saturday seeing just over 900 visitors.

With a quiet start to Sunday the 'overnighters' managed to get onto the exhibitors they needed to, but by 1230 the place was again packed as another 580 people visited.

Bargains, networking

* 1010.jpgLockexpo 2015 saw some great bargains a few competitions and lots of chat. 1010 the safe company had a running competition to open a safelock in the quickest time.

Show quotes

* Lishi-stand.jpg"Enquiries at an all time peak," James Mottram, Locksure insurance, "finally locksmiths are aware that the right kind of cover for the right kind of trading saves hours of worry in the event of a claim. I will follow up all the enquiries this week."

9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts Wish You Knew

By Annalee Newitz, Gizmodo

Every day, you hear about security flaws, viruses, and evil hacker gangs that could leave you destitute - or, worse, bring your country to its knees. But what's the truth about these digital dangers? We asked computer security experts to separate the myths from the facts. Here's what they said:

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Barratt Homes choose Comelit's 2-Wire Technology for Contemporary North London Development

* IKALL-BLACK-DIGITAL.jpgComelit Group UK, has supplied a door entry system for a major new Barratt Homes development in the fashionable borough of Islington, right next door to Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal football club.

Queensland Terrace comprises 375 new homes and includes studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, most with balcony or terrace and many with breath- taking views towards Canary Wharf and the City. The developer required a system that was easy to install and one capable of connecting all 375 users from the three individual tower blocks to a centrally managed 24-hour concierge.

Security guards save man's life at shopping centre

By Naomi Corrigan, GazetteLive

A hero security guard who stopped a woman jumping from the roof of a car park has saved a second person's life. Paul Arnison and two of his colleagues have been hailed heroes after their actions stopped a man from hanging himself at the Hillstreet Shopping Centre car park.

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Designer RFID Leather Keychain Fobs from Urmet

* Urmet-fobs.jpgSay goodbye to that boring black plastic key fob - here's something far more stylish to accessorise your door entry fob. Pelle Keys from Urmet are 100% natural leather RFID keychain fobs, manufactured in London using traditional leather manufacturing processes.

An inlay tag containing an electronic chip and coil is encapsulated in a protective PET cover then inserted within the leather keychain. Selected for their durability, Pelle Keys are manufactured from long-lasting vegetable tanned leather.

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Pick Ken Peterson's brains at the LockExpo 2015 in Nottingham!

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The Locksmiths' Exhibition returns in 2015 for its sixth year, and UAP TradeLocks are proud to announce that they will be the official sponsor at this year's Locksmiths' Expo, with the show expected to be better than ever before!

Lockdecoders stand C8

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Special demonstrations all day long and once again we will unveil yet another revolutionary piece of equipment to help auto locksmiths with comprehensive solutions.

AK24 stand C8a

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Kate and Andy Thurling supply high standard mechanical push button locks that have been tried and tested in the field for the last 16 years.

They are easy to fit and offer high levels of reliability backed up by a five year guarantee, giving you a trouble free installation.

1010 Security stand B14

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1010 Security is the online store for Municipal Security Ltd. We are suppliers of safe locks, key blanks, boltwork, safes, safe spares, drill rigs and safe engineer tools. 

New security qualifications launched for Scotland

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A 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.

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