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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th July 2015 Issue no. 272

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International 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

Safe storage assured with the Secure Stor from Securikey

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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.

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.

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This Week's News

Assaulted prisoner custody officer dies

We have heard that sadly, the prisoner custody officer who was attacked outside a court in central London has died. Lorraine Barwell, 54, was assaulted on Monday as she escorted a prisoner between Blackfriars Crown Court and a prison van.

Justice Secretary Michael Gove said Ms Barwell was "courageous and dedicated."

Genuine Lishi 8 Cut Tibbe debuts at Tradelocks' Open Weekend

* Tibbe1.jpgTradelocks is fast becoming synonymous with tool advance and innovation, and once more Tradelocks under their Genuine Brand have advanced the market yet again! And this time it's the humble 8 Cut Tibbe pick that is the focus of their attention.

The Tibbe has been used for many years on Ford and older Jaguar vehicles with the latter using the 8 Cut Tibbe as opposed to the more common 6 cut.

BQT Solutions launches new Smart Reader

* BT853-Charcoal-Front.jpgBQT Solutions has recently launched a new 2 factor Smart Reader with LCD display and a host of features.

The BT853 Smart Reader and PIN Pad with LCD has been released in a variety of models catering for all levels of security as the models in the range offer both the trusted miPASS range of card and reader systems, custom key, encryption and format models offering  Mifare Classic, Mifare DESFire or Mifare Plus and migration readers allowing seamless migration to higher security.

Vandalised garden belonging to green-fingered kids set to bloom - thanks to Hadrian Technology

* 041.jpgSunderland-based CCTV specialist, Hadrian Technology, has come to the rescue of a scout group whose gardening project nearly had to be scrapped because of mindless vandals. The 1st Burnmoor Scout Group in Fence Houses, near Houghton-le-Spring, recently installed a polytunnel at their headquarters to help youngsters and schoolchildren in the area learn more about nature and growing plants.

Handing over the keys to new business

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The locksmith business has conformed to technology and is no longer a skeleton key slipping into a hole. Part computer technician, part mechanical engineer, part physicist and all businessman, Joe Eisterhold is in the process of assuming ownership of what is now Park Rapids Lock & Key, three miles south of Park Rapids.

His mentor, Ken Smith, has turned the keys over to the former apprentice and Joe is on his own. Well, actually, Ken isn't going far away and will still be a backup hitter when Joe's out on service calls or taking classes.

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Man spies on a suburban town using its own security camera

Roughly 20 percent of the 245 million surveillance cameras in the world are network cameras that transmit live, often unsecure, feeds online. Anyone with a little skill can access them. Andrew Hammerand did just that, turning a midwestern town's eye in the sky against it for The New Town. Through a simple Google search, Hammerand found a control panel for an unsecure network camera.

The device was perched on a cell tower in an unidentified town, and he commandeered it to make photos of the people going about their lives. It's a bit like the The Truman Show, with the stars of the show blissfully unaware they have an audience. 

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Integration is the key to Traka's success at IFSEC 2015

* Traka-IFSEC.jpgTraka, the key and asset management specialist, reports positive feedback from the security industry after attending IFSEC 2015, with an overwhelming response to its integration capabilities.

On its stand, Traka showed visitors first hand how its key and asset management products can integrate with software like OnGuard from Lenel and AEOS from NEDAP. The event gave the company an opportunity to show visitors how the specification and installation process is made easier when products and software are made compatible with large OEM integrators.

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Breaking records at the UAP Tradelocks Open Weekend

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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.

LockExpo 2016

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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.

Auto Locksmith Exhibition (ALEX) 2016

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]

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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