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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th July 2015 Issue no. 275

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

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Until 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.

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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This Week's News

Tradelocks Budget Cylinders - Why Can't You Have Your Cake and Eat It?

* UAP-Cylinders1.jpgWhen UAP went about developing the new Tradelocks cylinders, they decided to work in a different way. They wanted to offer a budget cylinder packed with security features usually found on the more expensive options. But Why?

David Jennings, MD of UAP, explains, "There are 2 main reasons. One is we believe that all cylinders should offer security features as the cylinders are designed to protect the public. Second, we believe that companies who promote security doors will increase their profits and sell more, and so it makes economic sense to offer a more secure cylinder."

Codelocks confirms move to Greenham Business Park

Codelocks, innovative designer and manufacturer of keyless digital door and cabinet locks, today confirmed that work has started on its new UK headquarters; a purpose-built facility on Newbury's Greenham Business Park. The new facility was secured through Greenham Common Trust's design and build project - giving tenants the opportunity to move onto the park in a building that suits their specific occupational demands

Security Window Handle recalled by Lidl UK

* lidl-handles.jpgSometimes it's a comfort to know that you do get what you pay for. According to the Trading Standards website Lidl UK is recalling its 95879 Security Window Handle as there is the possibility the window can still be opened even though it has been locked.

If you're selling actual security window handles it might prove useful to know this. Shop based locksmiths might want to put a sign in their window. Either way, best to be aware and advise customers to source from a specialist and reliable source. You!

Securikey's low cost key tracking solution offered as standard

* Securikey.jpgLeading supplier Securikey has extended the functionality offered by its extensive range of high security key cabinets, vaults and key filing systems, by incorporating the innovative closed loop feature across all steel door models as standard.

Access Control - Migrating to higher security

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You’ve made the decision to upgrade access control security due to your older, insecure card technology being at risk to cloning and hacking. Installing the new smart readers is the easy part, but how do you migrate your staff to the new secure access credentials efficiently and seamlessly without any downtime for your organisation?

Logic Supply unveils world's first Milestone certified Rugged In-Vehicle NVR

* Logic_Supply.jpgLeading manufacturer of industrial and embedded computers, Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com), has released the first ever rugged mobile NVR certified by Milestone Systems, the global leader in open platform IP video management software, for use with their XProtect VMS platform.

Alpro at historic building in London's West End

* Henry-Wood-House.jpgTransom door closers, bespoke pull handles and locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Henry Wood House, The Office Group’s new flexible work space on Riding House Street, in the heart of London’s West End.

The 16-storey property is an historic former BBC building that has been transformed to provide design-led flexible offices and co-working space.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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