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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
1st July 2015 Issue no. 271

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OBD Blocker

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It'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

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

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

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

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.

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This Week's News

Greece: government advice for businesses

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

Breaking records at the UAP Tradelocks Open Weekend

* TL-Open6.jpgTradelocks 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.

LockExpo 2016

* LockExpo2016.jpgThe 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.

Auto Locksmith Exhibition (ALEX) 2016

alex-banner_142.jpgALEX 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]

Safe storage assured with the Secure Stor from Securikey

* Securikey-Secure-Stor.jpgLeading 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.

Female security guard fights for life after being attacked by a male prisoner in Court

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.

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Welsh police force fined for sexual abuse case data breach

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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News in Brief

Cisco has announced its intention to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for US$635 million this morning. The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS, according to information supplied by Cisco.

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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.

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.

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