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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th May 2015 Issue no. 265

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Proximity Smart Key System Tester

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How 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

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Bianchi 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.

Boon Edam launches updated BoonConnect maintenance software for its security doors

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Boon 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Search Techniques updates their product range as demand for random search procedures grows

* Spot-Checker-chart.jpgSearch Techniques, a UK market leader in random search procedure technology, has launched new 2015 models of its highly successful SELEKTOR and SPOT-CHECKER random search selection equipment as demand for loss prevention technologies increases across retail, distribution and manufacturing environments.

SELEKTOR I is a pre-programmed push button unit intended for installation at employee exit points and will select at random members of the workforce to be searched by site security. The ruggedized unit can be hand held, or desk or wall mounted using the wall bracket supplied.

Skyguard to unveil new version of MYSOS personal safety alarm

Skyguard will be unveiling a brand new version of its exclusive 'MySOS' personal safety alarm at the 2015 Safety and Health Expo, held at London's Excel between 16th to 18th June.

The MySOS which already includes GSM, GPS and Man-down technologies, has been further enhanced by Skyguard with a number of new features in an updated key-fob sized design. Fully certified to BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Devices, the new MySOS will offer increased functionality whilst still retaining the title of Europe's smallest personal safety alarm.

ID48 Cloning is Now Cracked!

* TL-Cloning-kit.jpgJFK once said "we choose to go to the moon...not because it is easy, but because it is hard."

Sit back and think about all those things that have been thought of being impossible since the dawn of time. Human beings flying, communicating with the other side of the world instantly, landing on the moon. So many Impossibilities, but man has always endeavoured to overcome them. Even Captain Kirk told of the SS Enterprise's 5 year mission in the final frontier of Space.

ACT help Swansea regeneration

* ACT-Coastal-Housing-Group.jpgSecured Alarm Systems are installing access control equipment from ACT at a £25m regeneration project in Swansea, Wales.

The integrator is using ACT door controllers, door stations and proximity fobs at the Urban Village development, an ongoing project that has already transformed the High Street and Strand area of Swansea with a set of mixed-use commercial and residential buildings.

HDcctv Alliance the future pathway for analogue HD video

HDcctv Alliance executive director Todd Rockoff claims that HDCVI 2.0 is now THE standard analogue HD interface for surveillance video. "HDCVI 2.0 provides the easiest possible migration from legacy NTSC or PAL video to 720p or 1080p surveillance," he said. "HDCVI 2.0 compliance ensures 100% multi-vendor plug 'n' play remote control. HDCVI 2.0 is the only analogue HD solution based on issued patents with a published specification and a rigorous compliance certification methodology."

The Alliance is also already looking ahead, and has developed a roadmap for the subsequent versions. When the next-generation HDCVI 3.0 standard is introduced, it will provide for cost-effective 4K surveillance video transmission, while remaining backwards compatible with HDCVI 2.0.

Urmet's IP door entry secures new Lend Lease residential development in Battersea

* Cobalt_PlaceEast.jpgProperty and infrastructure developer Lend Lease is using Urmet's IP video door entry and access control system at a new-build apartment complex in south London.

Cobalt Place, a luxury eco-friendly project in the heart of Battersea Village, will use the Urmet IPervoice solution which requires only one Virtual LAN for the whole location. IPervoice meets Lend Lease's aim of single-platform control by operating from the site's main managed fibre network.

Allegion announces new key account manager

* Alan-Kent.jpgAllegion has confirmed the appointment of Alan Kent as Key Account Manager for the South UK, in a move which highlights the importance of regionalised bespoke door hardware specification for the specialist security provider.

With more than 14 years' experience in the security industry, Alan will be based in the field conducting travel across the South of the UK - from Lands End to Margate - keeping customers up to date with changes and promotions, informing on the comprehensive solutions within Allegion's portfolio.

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Comelit's new video entry phone at IFSEC 2015

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Comelit 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.

Alpro making an exhibit of themselves in London

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

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.

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