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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th April 2015 Issue no. 260

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Boon Edam launches revolutionary access control barrier series

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With 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.

SmartEntry available from Y3K Europe

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SmartEntry 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.

Increased resolution with new EverSharp feature

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The 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.

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.

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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

* Code-Service.jpgHickleys 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

* Flatiron.jpgBoon 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

* Dantech-External-PoE-PSU.jpgPro-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

* XC960BN-bullet.jpgThe 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

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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.

Unlocking the key to success

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Hickleys, 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.

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

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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.

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