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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd June 2015 Issue no. 267

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International News

Hofstra University Standardizes on Boon Edam Security Entrances

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Hofstra University, in New York, continues to roll out installation of turnstile entrances to eventually cover all of their residence halls for increased safety and security.

MIPS 2015 welcomes over 100 new companies

MIPS, the 21st international exhibition on protection, security and fire safety took place in pavilion 75 of Moscow’s VDNKh from 13 — 16 April 2015.

Over the past 20 years, MIPS has established itself as an authority among professionals of this industry. In his welcome to exhibitors and visitors, Viktor Zolotov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, noted that MIPS “uses its well-deserved reputation among professionals and manufacturers of special machinery and equipment as one of the best trade exhibitions and congress projects in Russia and the CIS.

Kentec protects newly rebuilt Bank of Albania Museum

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A major renovation and restoration of the historic Central Bank of Albania in Tirana, that includes the construction of a new building to house a new Numismatic Museum, is being protected by a new fire safety system that includes a Kentec fire alarm control panel.

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

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Search 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.

ID48 Cloning is Now Cracked!

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JFK 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Security breaches peak in Spring according to report

Springtime is not all sunshine when it comes to security, warns Farsight Security Services.

The remote monitoring station's statistics revealed a peak in security breaches in March, April and May 2014. More than double the number of arrests occurred in spring 2014 compared to winter 2013/14.

Free Locksmith Training at the Tradelocks Open Weekend!

* TL-Training-Day.jpgAfter the success of the first Tradelocks Open Weekend in 2014, Tradelocks are opening their doors once again and have brought back this fantastic event, making it bigger and better than before!

Focusing on free locksmith training, as well as offering some unbelievable deals, this very special training weekend is on Saturday 27th June - Sunday 28th June 2015 at their warehouses in Whitefield, Manchester!

Norbain Introduces 'The World's Smallest Ever 5MP Fisheye Network Camera'

* Norbain-fisheye.jpgThis tiny camera from VIVOTEK has a diameter of only 90mm and can be mounted directly on the wall to capture 180° panoramic views, or on the ceiling for a 360° surround view, with zero blind-spots.

A single FE8180 can easily do the job of three to four standard CCTV cameras, dramatically reducing the cost of ownership, whilst blending in with any interior or exterior.

Sea Point sees Crime rate drop of two thirds after Deployment of Hikvision Cameras

* Sea-Point-highway.jpgHikvision secures one of Cape Town's busiest and most affluent suburbs with Licence Plate Recognition solution and sees 65% decrease in crime.  

Some of Cape Town's busiest roads, leading to one of the wealthiest suburbs, are now secured with an automated Licence Plate Recognition system installed by LPR Solutions. At its heart is a network of 42 sophisticated Day/Night cameras from Hikvision, whose iVMS video management software streams the video data to the LPR software.

Fatal shooting at international security summit

An international security summit was put on lockdown in Singapore after police shot dead a man who crashed his car through the barriers at a checkpoint, reports Sky News. The 34-year-old, who had two passengers in the vehicle, was stopped at the police checkpoint near the Shangri-La Hotel, which was hosting the top-level conference, just after 4am (local time). But when officers asked him to open the boot of his car, he sped off.

US airport screenings fail to detect mock weapons in 95% of tests

* Airport-security_142.jpgAccording to a report published in The Guardian, in one test TSA screeners failed to find a fake explosive device taped to an undercover agent's back when they patted him down.

The US homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has ordered improved security at airports and reassigned the top Transportation Security Administration official to another role after reports that screenings failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95% of tests carried out by undercover agents.

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New qualification to help learners meet event security requirements

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A new qualification has been launched that will help learners take their first steps in event security and provide employers with the well-trained event stewarding staff they require.

The HABC Level 2 Certificate in Event Security Operations (QCF) will give learners an understanding of what employers need them to know in order to do the job effectively and safely, combined with knowledge of health and safety and customer service.

IFSEC International 2015: Safe Cities

IFSEC International 2015 has released details for this year's Safe Cities feature which will focus on the protection of larger urban areas, critical national infrastructure and business continuity at London's ExCeL from 16-18 June.

Suited for senior and strategic personnel responsible for the protection of major assets within a city, Safe Cities will provide high level thought leadership sessions to provide more insight into this fast growing concept. Networked technologies and current trends all feature heavily in the Safe Cities Seminar Theatre, exclusively sponsored by Eaton.

TradeLocks declare zero interest in their Bianchi key cutting machines

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Yes; you heard correctly! Zero interest is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to purchasing quality tools from TradeLocks; the provider of innovative locksmith solutions.

Customers can NOW buy on finance with 0% interest for an entire YEAR on ALL Bianchi machines! It may sound too good to be true; but actually it's a fact!

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.

ACT help Swansea regeneration

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Secured Alarm Systems are installing access control equipment from ACT at a £25m regeneration project in Swansea, Wales.

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."

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

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Property 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.

Allegion announces new key account manager

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Allegion 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.

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.

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