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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd April 2015 Issue no. 261

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Hickleys launch new online service for security pin codes and VRM look up

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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.

Boon Edam opens sales & service office in NYC

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Boon Edam Inc. has announced that the company will open a full service office in New York City's Manhattan borough on Broadway Avenue.

Pro-Vision offer Dantech PoE power supply units

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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.

Class-leading Bullet shoots from afar

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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.

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.

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This Week's News

greenteQ Gamma Rim Latch Cylinder

* greenteQ.jpgHardware specialist VBH has announced the arrival of the greenteQ Gamma Rim Latch Cylinder as the latest addition to the greenteQ range. The cylinders are compatible with most night latches.

VBH advise that the cylinder is supplied with 3 'Q' branded open profile keys as standard, and that it has 6 pins rather than the normal 5. 

Is it anchored?

With some safes now being offered with delivery to kerbside, there is a likelihood that occasionally safes may not be correctly anchored. It should be made totally clear to purchasers that any safe certified in accordance with EN1143-1/2 and weighing less than 1000kg, must be anchored in order to conform.

If it is not, then the certification is invalid. In the event of a subsequent loss, the policyholder may find that they are not adequately covered.

Source: www.eurosafeuk.org

The Peterson Professional Security Training DVD

* Peterson-DVD.jpgKen Peterson is a true professional; dedicated, hard-working and tireless in his efforts. Each and every one of his incomparable tools has been designed with durability and effectiveness in mind, and he continues to impress with his innovative and unique designs. Take his fantastic collection of resilient, versatile Knife Tools; for example.

The NP Knife Peterson Knife Tool can open a lock in SECONDS, and can be operated by both the hobbyist and the professsional. Mini Knife Tools are not as thick as the standard Knife Tool, but they are ideal for opening older master locks and thumbturn locks. All of these tools are available at TradeLocks, as they are the biggest stockist of Peterson tools in the world.

Gunnebo and LockRite form a super team

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It is a natural alliance for the two companies, which both have big name customers that prize excellent service, products and delivery.

Mitie retains Fujitsu security contract

Mitie, the facilities management company, has retained a multi-million pound security contract with the Fujitsu, one of the UK and Ireland's leading IT systems, services and products companies.

Over the next three years, Mitie's total security management business will provide integrated services including security personnel, key holding, alarm response and mobile patrols. Mitie will also provide remote monitoring via a dedicated pod at Mitec, Mitie's technology centre. This will monitor over 40 of Fujitsu's vital UK locations, including head offices, data centres and satellite locations.

Compact addition to the X-Vision Pro-HD NVR range is mighty powerful

* XRN0808E.jpgAdvertised as a Low Cost Mini HD-IP NVR for up to 8 IP cameras this Plug & Play device is super-compact, occupying less room on your desk than your drinks coaster.

This little box of tricks is claimed by the manufacturers to be the smallest of its' kind available on the market, measuring just 88 x 88x 32mm. It is ideal for applications where space is at a premium whilst being budget-friendly and OnVIF compatible too.

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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.

Urmet's 2-Voice system chosen for Victorian restoration project

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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.

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.

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