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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th April 2015 Issue no. 262

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greenteQ Gamma Rim Latch Cylinder

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Hardware 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.

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

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Advertised 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Gatwick goes paperless

London Gatwick Airport has become the world's first airport to go paperless for its Airport ID pass applications and issuance.

Human Recognition Systems' (HRS) MTrust is reducing pass rejections and waiting times, streamlining Gatwick's ID Centre operations to increase security and improve service.

One Dongle - One Solution

* Smart-Dongle.jpgThe innovative Smart Dongle developed for AD100Pro and MVPPro testers has many new features and benefits for the automotive locksmith. Smart Dongle is easy to use and replaces the security calculator and the current range of AD dongles with one automatic configurable dongle for all makes and models.

Previously you would need to enter the security calculator information to release the software, but this is now an automatic feature of the Smart Dongle. When using the Pro tester the correct AD dongle had to be selected for programming keys and remotes, and in some cases, multiple dongles were used when programming transponders, remotes or reading pincodes for the same vehicle.

Maker Bus program kick-starts creativity

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It takes soft hands and a gentle touch to pick a lock. Under the watchful eye of a former locksmith and with an array of tools at his disposal, 10-year-old Kyle Desjardine can pick a front door lock in minutes flat.

Lest you think Desjardine attends some kind of school for pickpockets and petty criminals, fear not - he can also recite the two rules of lock picking: never pick a lock without permission, and never break the law.

Desjardine is one of several kids aged eight to 12 who are part of an after-school program that gives them hands-on activities once a week. It's run by the Maker Bus, a mobile hacker and maker space.

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Peterson Tools - flying the flag for innovation

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They have put together a fantastic collection of options for both domestic and auto locksmiths, and all of these tools are perfectly suitable for both the professional and the keen hobbyist.

ASSA ABLOY UK to exhibit at European Locksmith Federation Convention 2015 in Ireland

Held at The Grand Hotel Malahide, Dublin, from 22nd-24th May 2014, ASSA ABLOY UK will exhibit on stand 4, showcasing its range of leading solutions for locksmiths, including digital products. Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President Head of ASSA ABLOY EMEA will also present at the international conference, offering an insight into current and future trends in the lock industry.

Land Charter Group choose Comelit IP Door Entry System for luxury apartments in Chelmsford

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Overlooking the river Can and the green stretches of Central Park and the Essex county cricket ground, 'Canside' offers 33 luxury apartments.

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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

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Ken 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.

Gunnebo and LockRite form a super team

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Security Solutions experts Gunnebo UK has joined forces with the country's largest uniformed locksmiths network, LockRite Locksmiths, to provide powerful additional services to customers.

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.

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.

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