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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
5th August 2015 Issue no. 276

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

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When 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?

Securikey's low cost key tracking solution offered as standard

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Leading 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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For organisations with a large access card issuance, it has to be said that the most difficult part of changing to a higher level of security is how the migration to the new Smart Card platform may occur without impeding access and business.

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

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Leading 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Adams Rite shows off its newest electronic access control solutions

* Adams-Rite-eForce.jpgAdams Rite, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, recently showed off its newest electronic access control solutions for the locksmith community at the ALOA 2015 Security Expo.

The company highlighted electrified options that are simple to install and result in vastly improved access control. 

Side load issues with doors?

* COBALT.jpgProblems with your electric locking releasing due to side load pressure?

Many locks such as strikes, locks and dropbolts will not unlock upon request when side load pressure is applied to the door. Other motorised locks may not unlock upon request up to the side load standards compliance level.

A side load unlocking issue can occur when a building's air conditioning creates air pressure against the opening side of the door, with door and frame defects or where occupants are applying pressure against the door, especially in an emergency situation.

Tradelocks oil organiser tray - a design of excellence

* UAP-GOO.jpgUAP Tradelocks are half way through their fantastic Summer Oil promotion. The company constantly strives to update and renovate their catalogue of exceptional products and aim to offer only the finest locksmith tools available on the market.

Their incomparable merchandise is contemporary, fresh and current, and this is why they decided to team up with The Gift of Oil, as their main emphasis is also on affordability, originality and excellence.

Zaplox integrates Mobile Key Services with ASSA ABLOY hospitality hotel locking solutions

* Zaplox.jpgZaplox, a market innovator of advanced Mobile Key Services for the global hospitality industry, announces its integration with the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution.

This integration allows any property with RFID-ready locks installed to easily implement mobile access functionality for their guests, while experiencing the unique operational benefits that Zaplox Mobile Key Services provide.

Introducing GJD's new D-TECT IP range

* D-TECT-IP.jpgGJD, a leading British manufacturer and designer of professional external detector equipment has recently launched an innovative range of IP detectors.

Combining advanced signal processing, PoE communications and unique optical systems, the new detectors offer flexible security solutions, whilst being easy to install and integrate with existing security systems and VMS platforms.

Send for Help group's subsidiaries voted as committee members of BSIA lone worker section

The Send For Help Group - Europe's largest lone worker protection provider, has been elected two committee memberships of the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Lone Workers Section; one for each of its subsidiary companies.

'Technical John' turns into Technical Tony and joins Hickleys

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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

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Sometimes 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!

Alpro at historic building in London's West End

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Transom 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.

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.

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