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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th June 2015 Issue no. 270

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Hikvision expands DarkFighter Ultra-Low-Light CCTV camera range

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Hikvision's range of industry-leading DarkFighter ultra-low-light CCTV cameras is expanded with six new models, including bullet, box, outdoor dome and PTZ variants.

Tradelocks Get an Insight into Keyline

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Several members of the Tradelocks team, accompanied by Greig Kember of the AA, recently flew out to Venice, Italy, and met up with Elena Bianchi, an 8th generation family member of master locksmith Prospero Bianchi, the founding member of the Bianchi key business in 1770!

Pop-A-Lock North America's largest locksmith network expands

Pop-A-Lock, North America's largest locksmith network and the recent Bronze winner of the 2015 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence, has expanded its partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Flexim in Finland

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Flexim, a leading security systems provider and locksmith in Finland.

Castel debuts full-IP audio video intercom monitor at IFSEC 2015

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Castel has released its first IP audio video intercom monitor designed for small to medium-sized offices and service industry buildings.

Securikey retractors and cases keep tools close to hand

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Securikey, a leading supplier of physical security products, has extended its comprehensive Key Reel offering with the new range of T-REIGN Retractors and Cases.

Designed and manufactured by the same team that developed Securikey's best-selling, robust Super 48 key reel range, T-REIGN Retractors feature high strength polycarbonate bodies and are built to last, even when used in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments.

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

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This 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.

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

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Hikvision secures one of Cape Town's busiest and most affluent suburbs with Licence Plate Recognition solution and sees 65% decrease in crime.  

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

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According 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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This Week's News

OBD Blocker

* OBD.jpgIt's new, it's secure and it works. Protect your Vehicle. Think your car is secure? Think again. Did you know over 300,000 vehicles are stolen each year in the UK alone? Did you know that your car could be stolen in 20 seconds? Do you know what OBD is? Car thieves DO!

Hikvision Unveils 'LightFighter' Ultra-high WDR Camera Range

* LightFighter-series.jpgThe LightFighter series delivers crystal-clear images with true color reproduction in brightly lit or high contrast environments.

Hikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is set to reach new heights in extremely high contrast imaging with the launch of the LightFighter series of 2MP SMART IP cameras.

Aurora launches FaceSentinel: facial recognition for access control powered by Deep Learning

* Aurora-FaceSentinel.jpgPioneering facial recognition specialist, Aurora, has launched FaceSentinel, the world's first biometric access control authentication product powered by Deep Learning.

ICO hosts European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

Last month the ICO hosted the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. Attracting nearly 100 delegates from more than 40 countries the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Data Protection in Practice’, with a focus on delivering practical results for individuals.

Across three days delegates debated the challenges faced by data protection authorities and data controllers and looked at how to develop effective enforcement action.

MxAnalytics - now available In all MOBOTIX single lens models

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The new MOBOTIX Analytics is now available for all single lens cameras. It allows counting of people moving through corridors in di?erent directions and additionally can generate heat maps to indicate the area of highest activities of movements. This statistical data can be automatically sent by the camera itself via daily or weekly email and is an excellent tool to measure the behavior of people, for example in a retail shop.

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Leading UK businesswoman Baroness Karren Brady CBE kicks off 2015 Protection & Management Series

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London, 16 Jun 2015: Baroness Karren Brady CBE  delivered a powerful talk focusing on business management and the importance of strong leadership regardless of age, gender and industry on the first day of UBM EMEA’s Protection and Management Series at London ExCel.  

Going Global in a Day 2015

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Seize the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with in-market experts from across the globe in this one-day event organized by UK Trade & Industry on 6th July 2015 at the Crowne Plaza London Gatwick Hotel, Langley Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7SX

This unique event brings together Heads of UKTI trade teams in Embassies, Consulates & High Commissions from around the world, dedicated to helping companies succeed overseas.

Career criminal used locksmith course skills to break into vans

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By Chris Young, The Telegraph & Argus

A career criminal who broke into a number of transit vans after honing his skills on a vehicle locksmith course has been jailed for three years.

Darren Rayner already had a string of vehicle theft charges to his name when he took part in the self-funded course, which a judge said amounted to getting a "doctorate in car theft."

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IFSEC 2015 - 16-18 June, ExCel, London

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Security is a fast-changing industry and you need to keep apace of all the latest advances. You can be sure that your customers will want the best and latest products, and that the bad guys are constantly adapting their tactics and approaches to try and thwart existing security measures.

Only by providing the very latest and most innovative security products to end users can you stay a step ahead of current and future threats, and enhance your reputation as a trusted security installer.


Emprise shows its charitable side to help vulnerable people find work

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Support services provider, Emprise Services has shown that charity begins at home after donating a number of its security suits to help vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men find employment.

The company had a number of spare unused jackets and trousers in stock and decided to donate them to Suited & Booted, the London-based charity organisation, which provides the men with interview clothing and advice.

Hikvision provides a safe and secure Harbour for Dun Laoghaire

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As Dun Laoghaire Harbour transforms from a ferry terminal into Ireland's major marine, leisure and tourism destination, the infusion of new businesses in the last few years served to highlight the shortcomings of the existing analogue CCTV system and its inability to secure the whole site.

Now, the entire 100-hectare harbour complex is protected by a Hikvision hybrid solution designed and installed by their Cork-based distributor, Mercury SD.

Allegion appoints new Specification Manager for London, Southeast UK

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Specialist security provider Allegion has appointed Phil Mead as Area Specification Manager for London and South East, affirming its commitment to extending support for the industry through a growing UK-wide specification division.

With more than 25 years of experience in the access control and electronic door industry, Mead brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and has been appointed specifically to oversee site visits and surveying, while helping develop solutions to significant industry challenges.

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!

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After 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!

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