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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th April 2015 Issue no. 259

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Traka 21 from Mul-T-Lock

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Mul-T-Lock UK now offers the Traka21, stand-alone key management system. Traka21 combines innovative RFID technology and robust design for locksmiths to offer small and medium sized businesses intelligent management of up to 21 keys or keysets in an affordable plug and play unit.

New Yarra Valley Grammar school building sets the benchmark for advanced security

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The new Yarra Valley Grammar Maths and Science building has set the benchmark for advanced security by installing the latest in wireless access control systems with API Locksmiths' SALTO system.

Advanced Keys are now the UK distributor for the AD900Pro & AD900Pro+

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How does this affect you?

If you already own an AD900Pro or AD900Pro+ and you have any issues with your unit, or would like to order additional software please contact us.

If you do not own an AD900Pro or AD900Pro+ yet, simply contact Advanced Keys to find out more information or to place your order. We offer full technical support, software, manuals and brochure downloads.

New PAC vandal and panel readers provide an effective solution to token cloning

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An international leader in versatile and scalable access control solutions for over 35 years, PAC has launched two new easy to install and configure readers to the Oneprox GS3 range.

Securikey's new Euro Vault Gas Strut safe meets demand

Securikey has once again used its expertise to fill a niche in the market with the brand new Euro Vault Gas Strut.

SmartBell, the next generation in Wireless Doorbell technology

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Y3K Europe say that installers and end-users alike will appreciate the fact that setup is both very simple and reassuringly secure.

Is this the thanks we get? Man locked out of car allegedly uses opportunity to steal from rescuing locksmith

By Emily Welker, Grand Forks Herald

A Curt's Lock and Key Service employee told police Shawn Michael Pedraza had called to get keys made for his car. It was cold outside, the locksmith explained, so he let Pedraza sit inside his vehicle while he worked on Pedraza's.

When the locksmith finished and Pedraza got out, he noticed that a lock pick and two tension wrenches were missing from his vehicle, the locksmith told police. 

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This Week's News

New security requirement in revised Building Regulations gains support from DHF

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited new Building Regulations which - for the first time in England - require new homes to incorporate provisions to resist unauthorised access.

The new requirement, and the accompanying Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations covering door and window security, takes effect in October this year and will apply to all dwellings in England.

Unlocking the key to success

* mvppro.jpgHickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at two presentations being held around the country throughout the year.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.

Boon Edam launches revolutionary access control barrier series

* Boon-Edam_Lifeline.jpgWith people passing through all day long, the security of sensitive areas of buildings, as well as the personal safety of the people visiting, must be guaranteed.

To meet this demand, Boon Edam has created a new range of security products to manage the flow of people in and throughout a building. Yet, a challenge remains: How to achieve a secure entrance environment while meeting the high aesthetic demands of today's buildings?

SmartEntry available from Y3K Europe

* SmartEntry.jpgSmartEntry represents the latest in wireless video doorphone technology and is part of the rapidly expanding range of SmartHome products available from Y3K Europe.

It allows the user to view visitors at the door before speaking or admitting them. The remote push button release feature enables you to wirelessly open doors and gates if fitted with electronic locks. The simple setup menu makes for very quick and easy installation of the system.

Send For Help Group acquires Bluechip Technologies to become Europes largest lone worker protection provider

The Send For Help Group has acquired Bluechip Technologies Ltd (trading as Guardian24), which makes the group the largest lone worker protection provider in Europe. Combined with its existing subsidiary Skyguard, the Group has a subscriber base totalling 70,000 users across a diverse range of Public and Private sector vertical markets.

Formed in 2010, The Send For Help Group was setup as the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray, to enable the acquisition of Skyguard Ltd. Jan has an established track record in emerging hi-tech industries, having launched the PC World superstores chain and Internet Technology Group, which was the largest sale of an independent ISP in the UK.

Increased resolution with new EverSharp feature

* EverSharp.jpgThe uncooled thermography camera family, VarioCAM High Definition from InfraTec GmbH, available in the UK through Armstrong Optical Ltd of Northampton, is equipped with a globally unique detector with 1,024 x 768 pixels, and has established a presence in various industries for a wide variety of measurement and assessment purposes.

Its broad applicability across the usage spectrum is made possible not only by the range of different system variants under the VarioCAM HD name but also by the complimentary accessory range and software upgrades. The model variants "research" and "inspect" are available for mobile operations, for example, while the "head" version is designed for stationary tasks in harsh environments.

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Qualifications body leads review into security training centres

A UK awarding body has announced an open and thorough review of its quality procedures after a source warned of malpractice in a centre offering security qualifications. The focus of the review will be to determine whether additional approaches could be adopted that might detect malpractice more reliably and quickly.

D-Link roadshows to help physical security and IT resellers exploit IP surveillance opportunities

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D-Link has announced it is hosting a series of nationwide 'on the road' events to help physical security integrators, installers and IT resellers understand the IP Surveillance market opportunity better - and how they can grow their business in this area.

G4S and VPS launch vacant property solution

Security provider G4S and VPS, the vacant property specialists, have announced a strategic partnership that will launch what is claimed to be 'an unparalleled' new solution into the vacant property services market.

The calm before the storm as demand soars for Securikey at LockExpo

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Leading physical security product supplier Securikey enjoyed another very busy show at the sixth annual Locksmiths' Exhibition in Nottingham recently with visitor numbers once again exceeding previous years.

Ian Scott announces his retirement from Securefast

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Ian Scott, Sales Director at Securefast plc has announced his retirement from the company on the 31st March 2015.

Security guard fraud exposed by undercover researchers

Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found.

Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges happy to sit or forge exams for untrained students for a fee.

With a fraudulently obtained SIA licence, a researcher got a job offer at a power station and an interview to guard Canary Wharf.

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Optex detectors at heart of new security system at Manchester business park

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A recently refurbished business park in Manchester that wanted a more modern and flexible security solution than its existing manned guarding operation, turned to a complete new electronic system that relies on laser sensors.

Alpro appoint new area sales manager

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Alpro Architectural Hardware (A division of IEC Limited), based at Poole Dorset have appointed Vicki Hawkes as their new Southern Area Sales Manager. Vicki will be based in the Worcestershire area and will cover the South of England dealing with Alpro's considerable OEM base.

MLA member keeping House of Commons safe and sound

A BBC documentary has given an insight into the day-to-day work of MLA board member and House of Commons locksmith, Peter Wosahlo.

Peter, a board member of the UK's leading locksmith association, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), has been featured on recent fly-on-the-wall documentary 'Inside the Commons'. The four-part series had unparalleled access to Parliament, where longstanding MLA member Peter Wosahlo is a master locksmith.

Police Chief says catch your own burglars

Home owners must be prepared to provide their own evidence to convict burglars, as Police budgets are cut to the bone over the next couple of years, it's emerged.

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