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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd July 2015 Issue no. 274

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ABUS launches new Vitess cylinder system

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ABUS specification security offers all types and sizes of cylinders from a key differed euro cylinder through to a complex grand master suite taking account of euro, latch, screw-in, oval and cabinet cylinders all designed within the same MK key system.

Kitvision unveils its new range of security cameras

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Kitvision has developed three security cameras with a range of features that allows you to watch over your home at every moment: Safeguard, Safeguard HD, and Safeguard 360 HD.

The Safeguard security cameras offer you the chance to view live footage from anywhere in the world through your Apple or Android device.

Genuine Lishi 8 Cut Tibbe debuts at Tradelocks' Open Weekend

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Tradelocks 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

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BQT 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.

Handing over the keys to new business

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By Sarah Smith

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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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.

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This Week's News

3D Group launches their new reward scheme

3D Group has been providing auto locksmith parts and tools to trade for over 8 years. As a company we are eternally grateful to our customers for making us their choice of wholesaler and wanted to reward every one of our customers for their loyalty.

July 18th 2015 sees the launch of 3D Group Rewards. This reward scheme has been designed to offer our customers a valuable reward that is worth receiving and not just a token gesture. Customers will earn points automatically on every order over £100* that they place with 3D Group. The number of points earned is depicted by the value of each order and can be as much as 3 points for every £1 spent.

Keyline 884 Decryptor Mini - re-writing how a car key cloner works!

* Keyline-decryptor-mini.jpgUntil now, the locksmith market has been crying out for a high quality and constantly up to date key cloner at a very low price, and this is exactly what Keyline has brought to the table with the 884 decryptor mini! Available from Tradelocks, the 884 mini has re-written how a cloner works.

Powered by a laptop, tablet or smart phone connection with USB-OTG capability, it generates the power to charge the key being cloned to read the transponder. The 884 mini is controlled using a free app which is available on the Google Play Store, which acts as a data connection to Keyline's servers. Alternatively it can be controlled using a Windows 7 and later PC with Internet connection!

UKTI presents a master class in digital tools for international trade

Digital marketing is a cost effective and essential tool in growing overseas sales. This master class will offer core digital training & social media business planning from industry experts on how to use social media tools to help your business expand and succeed internationally.

This full-day master class in Guildford, Surrey, will show you how to optimise and localise your international website for new countries and different languages, as well as building a social media plan. Digital Marketing is a cost effective and essential tool in growing overseas sales. Delegates will learn how to create an effective online web strategy to make their companies visible in your target international markets.

See more with Hikvision's expanded 6MP Ultra HD SMART IP Camera Series

* Hikvision-6MP-IPC-series.jpgHikvision's SMART IP camera range is boosted with four newly added 6 megapixel Ultra HD camera series that provide a total resolution of 3072 x 2048 at full frame rate to deliver spectacular images.

This immense field of view means that one 6MP camera covers an area usually requiring several conventional cameras.

BSIA submits evidence to Public Accounts Committee

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in advance of its first evidence session of the new Parliament.

The Committee held a session on the financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales earlier this week in the Houses of Parliament.

Ultra precise and reliable Active Edge Infra-Red Beams from GJD

* GJD940-60M-Dual-Active-Beam.jpgGJD, a leading British manufacturer and designer of professional external detector equipment has recently announced the versatile product benefits of its Active Edge Infra-Red Beams. Consisting of a separate transmitter and receiver available as 60 or 100 metre dual beam and 200 metre quad beam, the IR beams are a reliable choice for highly effective outdoor and indoor perimeter protection.

The range is proven to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability for both internal and external beam intrusion detection. The invisible detection beams are designed to minimise false alarms and provide utmost reliable security. A key benefit is that alarms and CCTV cameras are only activated when the selected combination of beams have been breached.

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BSIA leads the way in security standards development

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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-15, revealing that the trade body continues to expand its influence in the development of British and European standards.

In the past 12 months, the BSIA has contributed to the development and review of 26 standards, affecting a range of industry sectors including lone worker, CCTV and intruder alarms.

Van Crime. An all time high!

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The first 6 months of 2015 has seen Garrison Locks secure more vans than the whole of 2014. In excess of 3000 orders being placed for van locks and accessories during the first 6 months shows us the crime wave is at an all time high. Simply tearing a hole in the door will allow access to the most vulnerable area of the lock system.

UAP summer oil promotion

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UAP Tradelocks constantly strives to update and renovate their catalogue of exceptional products and aim to offer only the finest locksmith tools available on the market.

Free ways to promote your auto locksmith business

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We thought we would give you a bit of a break from 'the norm' in this instalment of the Directors blog, writes Dean Sanderson.

3D Group have experienced great success over the last few years and we thank our customers for that entirely, but when we started out as a small company ourselves it became apparent very early on that promoting your small business with little to no marketing budget is an incredibly important but also a difficult task.

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."

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

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Sunderland-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.

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

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Traka, 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.

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]

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