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15th April 2015 Issue no. 260
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Boon Edam launches revolutionary access control barrier series
SmartEntry 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.
Increased resolution with new EverSharp feature
New Yarra Valley Grammar school building sets the benchmark for advanced security
Advanced Keys are now the UK distributor for the AD900Pro & AD900Pro+
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
Securikey's new Euro Vault Gas Strut safe meets demand
SmartBell, the next generation in Wireless Doorbell technology
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This Week's News
BSIA calls for partnership between police and private security industry
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - the trade body representing the UK's private security industry - has called for increased partnership work between the police and the private security industry in response to Labour's pledge to guarantee neighbourhood policing in every area.
The private sector - it is claimed - has a significant role to play in assisting police forces across the UK as they are tasked with making efficiency savings over the next few years. Police forces across the country have been put under unprecedented financial pressure as public spending has been reigned in, meaning forces have had to seek alternative service delivery methods, often outsourcing back-office and support services to private security providers.
Hickleys launch new online service for security pin codes and VRM look up
Hickleys one of the UK's leading specialists in vehicle key & remote programming has launched a new online service for security pin codes and VRM look up (vehicle registration number) which is available to companies within the motor trade and Auto locksmith industry.
After registering and gaining approval to use the service customers can purchase a huge range of security pin codes including, immobiliser access codes, key cut numbers, radio codes, challenger/response codes, EKA codes and many more.
Boon Edam opens sales & service office in NYC
Boon Edam Inc. has announced that the company will open a full service office in New York City's Manhattan borough on Broadway Avenue.
This is the first time the company has expanded to a USA location outside its headquarters in Lillington, NC. The office will be located just north of the famous Flatiron Building at 1140 Broadway, and it opens for business on May 1st.
Pro-Vision offer Dantech PoE power supply units
Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, can now offer the UK installer the new range of Dantech Power Over Ethernet (PoE) power supply units.
Simon Davies, Internal Sales Manager for Pro-Vision Distribution, said "Dantech has released a range of Secure PoE midspan power injectors with 30W per channel capability. Ideal for remote locations these products feature a secure enclosure with all the connections inside and include status monitoring and tamper contacts which can be used in a variety of ways to increase system security."
Class-leading Bullet shoots from afar
The latest addition to the Xvision range is a Long Range IR Bullet Camera with Smart IR Nightvision and an incredible 120m IR range. XC960BN is an IP66 rated device, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and can be mounted to a ceiling or wall with it's cable managed bracket.
Quick and simple setup allows the user to adjust its numerous settings such as Lens, Exposure, White Balance, Backlight, Day/Night and. This gives the freedom to alter each level to the most effective settings for the camera's environment, ensuring that the quality of the pictures received are of the highest possible standard, Day or Night. Plug & Play cabling makes for easy connection to a compatible DVR or Monitor.
Urmet's 2-Voice system chosen for Victorian restoration project
Developers, Weston Homes, have chosen Urmet's 2-Voice, 2-Wire system for Preston Hall, a prestigious Victorian restoration project in Aylesford, Kent. Preston Hall is a Grade II-listed Victorian mansion built in the Jacobean style, consisting of 36 luxurious and unique one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, houses and villas.
To restore and refurbish this magnificent property, the developers needed a system that utilised the existing cabling throughout the building, while providing the residents with a modern-day system using the latest door entry technology.
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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 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.
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.
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
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
Ian Scott announces his retirement from Securefast
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.Full Story
Optex detectors at heart of new security system at Manchester business park
Alpro appoint new area sales manager