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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd September 2015 Issue no. 278

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Genuine Lishi Training Kit

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Genuine Lishi tools are renowned Worldwide as the leading brand in auto locksmith tools. Backed by an unrivalled lifetime guarantee against manufacturing faults, you know that when you order a Genuine Lishi tool, you are getting guaranteed quality, durability and manufacturing with care and precision.

Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

Fiat Chrysler's bad week just got even worse: the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled 1.4 million of the manufacturer's cars after a dangerous software flaw was revealed just days ago.

Minimising the risk of hacking and cloning to access control credentials

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Did you know that over 70% of businesses and organisations still use access card technology platforms that are over 30+ years old and provide no protection against hacking and cloning? Now there's a replacement business opportunity if there ever was.

Adams Rite shows off its newest electronic access control solutions

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Adams 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.

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

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

Introducing GJD's new D-TECT IP range

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GJD, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

UK lockmakers meet the lock attack challenge

* DHF-TS-007-cylinder.jpgUK police are continuing to warn householders about the vulnerability of domestic entrance door locks which burglars can defeat in seconds in order to break in.

1st Call Lockouts and Tradelocks announce a new and unique partnership

* TL1.jpg"The industry needs a high quality training facility" says David Jennings, MD of UAP Tradelocks. "And Tradelocks have been considering launching our own facility based in Manchester. In fact Martin Pink has already written all the modules."

Allegion promotes the importance of fire door hardware

Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is providing those responsible for installing and maintaining fire door hardware with a new tool - a downloadable Fire Door Hardware Checklist.

Allegion has created the easy-to-use checklist to promote higher standards of fire door inspection and maintenance. By following each simple step, trade professionals can be confident that all essential elements, such as door signage, are in place.

Patented World-first Wireless No keyhole metal door lock

* Hrise-lock.jpgThis novel lock from Hrise is a wireless, no keyhole, invisible, intelligent remote control lock with 4 wireless keys.

- No keyhole design: without the traditional keyhole, making the thieves feel at loss how to start to make illegal entry.

Comelit provides security for Embassy Gardens residential complex

* Embassy-Gardens2.jpgWorking with installers, Blakegow, Comelit has provided access control for 639 apartments - both high-end and affordable - in a 60-acre mixed-use development site in Battersea, London.

The site will also accommodate the new US embassy.

TC Security Services - Position in Top 2% providers retained

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), are celebrating an ACS score of 163, awarded to them in their annual audit. Not only have they retained their position in the Top 2% of the SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme but they have also increased their overall score from last year's 160.

The 4-day audit witnessed a full scrutiny of the TC Security Services operation with Auditors visiting both the Head Quarters and satellite offices as well as a mix of varied customers who receive services from TC Security Services.

Electronically locking misaligned doors

Are you looking for a locking solution for misaligned doors?

There are many reasons doors become misaligned including positive or negative air-conditioning pressure, weight, heavy usage, incorrect fitting and frame defects.

This often means that the electric strike or mag lock securing the door cannot provide positive locking which in turn results in a security risk and costly continual call-backs for the service technician.

GJD's Greg Stuttle to take on 250 mile charity cycling challenge

* GJD-charity-bike-ride.jpgOn September 5th 2015 Greg Stuttle will start a tough three day charity cycling challenge. Greg will be one of 200 cyclists taking part to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.

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Sheffield's oldest locksmith's firm signs up for Great Run challenge

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Staff from Sheffield's oldest locksmiths will be hoping they have the key to success when they lace up their trainers to take on a 10k challenge.

Eight employees from H Harrold & Sons Ltd will run the Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run on September 27, as part of the popular Business Challenge.

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'A real need to focus on the challenge of drones’ EU data protection group sparks debate

Last month, the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party published its opinion on the use of drones. The group, which includes representatives from Europe’s various data protection agencies, collectively recommended the use of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) for any organisation considering the use of drones.

Tradelocks oil organiser tray - a design of excellence

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UAP 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.

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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Tony Wilkin has been known as Technical John (because there were too many Tonys in the office) for the past 18 years whilst at SKS ltd, but has now turned into "Technical Tony" and joined the Technical sales team at Hickleys ltd.

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.

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