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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th May 2015 Issue no. 264

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Securikey launches brand new digital door locks

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Leading physical security product supplier Securikey has launched two new models as part of its best selling Keylex digital door lock range.

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

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Security specialist Yale has launched a range of door closers to complement its product portfolio, providing a total solution for ease of specification.

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.

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This Week's News

Proximity Smart Key System Tester

* Prox-Tester.jpgHow do you know if a car's proximity module is working? How do you test a proximity key?

The TDB003 Proximity/Smart Key Systems Tester offers a simple and cost effective way to diagnose and test problems relating to the vehicle immobiliser system, which is made up of a number of components.

The Ninja Laser key cutting machine - sleek, chic and unique

* Ninja-laser.jpgBianchi Keyline key cutting machines are innovative, original and unique, and always deliver the goods. They are essential for any professional who is looking to cut keys with ultimate precision and accuracy, without encountering any difficulties or setbacks.

And the latest machine to be added to TradeLocks' catalogue of exceptional key cutters is the revolutionary Ninja Laser.

Comelit's new video entry phone at IFSEC 2015

* Mini_4.jpgComelit has added to its market-leading access control range for apartment blocks and residential complexes with the 'Mini' video door entry phone, which the company will be demonstrating at this year's IFSEC in June at London's Excel Centre.

The 'Mini' is an enhanced version of Comelit's entry-level solution, which maximises security while remaining unobtrusive.

Boon Edam launches updated BoonConnect maintenance software for its security doors

* BoonConnect-2015.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a leading manufacturer of security entrance solutions in North America, has announced that its existing software tool, BoonConnect, will be addressable in real time via a web browser and will be a standard feature for both the Tourlock security revolving door and the Circlelock security mantrap portal.

Alpro making an exhibit of themselves in London

* exhibit.jpgThe Exhibit, a retro-themed bar, restaurant and cinema in south London, is using transom door closers and bespoke handles from Alpro Architectural Hardware.

The Balham site which has a focus on art and creativity wanted custom-made aluminium-framed glass doors with a Fifties design which have been constructed by Essex-based IDF Aluminium Ltd.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong use AMG Transmission Technology for CCTV solution

* Kai-Tak-Cruise-terminal.jpgAMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, announces that they have completed the supply of the transmission solution for the Security & Surveillance project for the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. 

In total, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal CCTV solution has 620 cameras in a mixture of IP, Analogue and 360 degree. Of those, 260 comprise the designated TC solution.

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Allegion launches RIBA approved CPD sessions

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Specialist 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.

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

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ECKey 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.

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.

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