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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th May 2015 Issue no. 263

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One Dongle - One Solution

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Securikey launches brand new digital door locks

* Securikey-Keylex-700M.jpgLeading physical security product supplier Securikey has launched two new models as part of its best selling Keylex digital door lock range.

The Keylex 700AR Series for commercial applications and the Keylex 700M Series for domestic use extend the options for customers requiring a high quality, user-friendly and quick to install access control solution.

Allegion launches RIBA approved CPD sessions

* Allegion.jpgSpecialist security provider, Allegion, has achieved RIBA approval for one of its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars.

The CPD seminar titled 'Door Hardware and Inclusive Design', has been assessed and approved as conforming to guidelines set by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and has become part of its Core Curriculum.

Close the door on the competition with Yale's new range of door closers

* Yale-5000-door-closer.jpgSecurity specialist Yale has launched a range of door closers to complement its product portfolio, providing a total solution for ease of specification.

Designed to meet the most popular requirements in the UK market, Yale's new CE marked door closers will retro-fit many existing closers and cater for all types of use, from light duty internal doors to heavy duty external doors.

Bosch Tinyon IP camera range now available from Pro-Vision

* Bosch-IP-2000-Series.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, can now offer the UK installer the new range of Bosch Tinyon IP cameras.

Simon Davies, Internal Sales Manager for Pro-Vision Distribution, said "The ONVIF compliant Bosch Tinyon IP 2000 microbox cameras offer 720p or VGA resolution with multiple streaming options.

Losing Your Mettle: is the law failing to stand up to metal theft?

Contrary to the much-lauded 2013 Scrap Metal Dealers Act, new analysis on metal theft raises questions on its success and on how it has encouraged a shift from petty to large-scale organised crime.

The act was meant to cut metal theft which peaked in 2011/2012 when copper prices were high and UK businesses alone were experiencing over 1,000 such thefts a week, with an annual haul of 60,000 metal thefts reported.

ECKey Introduces VIZpin LITE Access Control as a Service

* VIZpin-App-Phone.jpgECKey a market leader in Smartphone Access Control Systems and Bluetooth Readers, today announced that it has introduced VIZpin LITE, a free version of VIZpin, the popular cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) and visitor management service.

VIZpin LITE is a single-door version of VIZpin. Any VIZpin-enabled device can be registered at VIZpin.com, letting you send secure, encrypted VIZpin keys to that device from anywhere and to anyone with the VIZpin app. VIZpin records when those keys are used and the keys can be easily revoked without having to go onsite.

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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.

Maker Bus program kick-starts creativity

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By Kate Dubinski

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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Nothing spells "quality" quite like Peterson's, and TradeLocks has a wide ranging assortment of superb Peterson tools for you to choose from.

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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Working in partnership with property developers, Land Charter Homes, Comelit UK has supplied an IP-based door entry system for an 8-storey office block in Chelmsford city centre that has been converted for residential use.

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

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.

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