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1st July 2015 Issue no. 271
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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 has signed an agreement to acquire Flexim, a leading security systems provider and locksmith in Finland.
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.
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Greece has announced that they are introducing capital controls on the movement of currency. If you trade with Greece, or you rely on suppliers there, you may find that you are directly affected by the situation. A news story has been published on gov.uk as a central point of information and advice for people and businesses on the latest developments in Greece.
This will be updated on a rolling basis and can be accessed at the following link: www.gov.uk
Tradelocks has changed over the last 12 month, and it demonstrated how much it has changed at its Open Weekend. Gone are the cheap Chinese products to be replaced by high quality branded goods from Peterson, Keyline, Genuine Lishi and KeyDIY.
And Tradelocks has grown over 30% in the last 12 months as a result of this approach.
The annual Lockexpo held every year at The EMCC, Nottingham University has got off to a flying start with over 45% of exhibitors booking their stands in the first week. Commenting Mick Friend the show organiser said "Following on from this year I have set aside the theatre for an additional exhibition area as I feel demand will exceed space in 2016."
If you are interested in exhibiting contact the organiser at [email protected]
Check the website www.lockexpo.co.uk
In 2016 the show will be on the weekend of 27/28th February to avoid Mothers day the following weekend.
ALEX The Auto Locksmith Exhibition, the only exhibition dedicated to Vehicle locksmiths is confirmed for 1st and 2nd of October 2016 - Stand space has already been booked by exhibitors who hail the show a great success - see the website www.alexpo.co.uk or to book a stand [email protected]
Leading supplier Securikey has further expanded its comprehensive range of physical security products with the new Secure Stor range of security cabinets. Independently tested and certified for ultimate peace of mind, the Secure Stor range is the ideal security solution for storing large, bulky items in commercial environments such as hospitals, schools and retail premises.
Built to the same high quality standards as Securikey's popular Steel Stor range, Secure Stor security cabinets are fully tested to EN 14450 S1 by leading testing house VdS and are also Sold Secure approved, giving independent assurance of their optimum reliability.
A female prison guard has been left in critical condition after being attacked by a prisoner she was escorting outside court. The woman, who is in her 50s and works for security firm Serco, was walking a 22-year-old male from Blackfriars Crown Court to a waiting prison van when the attack happened.
The woman's injuries were so severe an air ambulance had to be called and she was taken to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, where she remains in critical condition.Full Story
The ICO has issued South Wales Police with a monetary penalty of £160,000 after the force lost a video recording which formed part of the evidence in a sexual abuse case. DVDs containing film of an interview with a victim, who had been sexually abused as a child, were unencrypted and left in a desk drawer in a police station and then lost during an office move.
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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.
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.
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."Full Story
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.
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.
Now, the entire 100-hectare harbour complex is protected by a Hikvision hybrid solution designed and installed by their Cork-based distributor, Mercury SD.
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.