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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th September 2015 Issue no. 279

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Patented World-first Wireless No keyhole metal door lock

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This 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

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Working 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.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

Salamander opens doors at large, prestigious locations

* Salamander_Closer.jpgGeofire's Salamander range of radio controlled fire door safety products suits large buildings such as theatres and stadiums, where acoustic units would not be suitable due to background noise, heritage buildings and buildings with asbestos where it is vital not to disturb the fabric of the building, whilst ensuring the safety of occupants in the event of a fire.

The Salamander range has all the benefits of hard-wired electromagnetic door retainers and closers, but as the devices are wire-free, they are quick and easy to install, saving time, installation costs and disruption to a building's fabric or its occupants.

Mitie to secure Eggborough Power

* Mitie.jpgMitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded the security contract for Eggborough Power Station.

Mitie's total security management business was successful in securing a three year contract at the plant near Selby delivering 24 hour security personnel.

Urmet strengthens its range of 2-wire compatible door entry monitors

* urmet-11.jpgUrmet has added to its range of residential door entry monitors with the release of the Miro hands-free video entry phone.

The unit is compatible with Urmet's 2-wire system (2-Voice) and other compatible external entry panels. This advanced feature-rich colour indoor station allows installers to give both clients and end-users the latest functions while still using only two non-polarised wires.

Facilities Show launches Protecting London

Facilities Show, the UK's largest event for the facilities management industry, has commissioned a series of videos, articles and infographics to provide some unique insight into how the facilities are managed in some of the most prestigious buildings and projects in the country.

The Protecting London series incorporates a behind-the-scenes exploration of how the capital's most famous buildings operate.

Remote power control through the GSM network? No IP address or network access required

* Powertxt.jpgPowertxt Duo allows remote power control of two independent devices (e.g. router & switch or server) over the GSM network (mobile network) reducing downtime of your equipment to a minimum.

There are many IP Power Control devices on the market today but they all need access to your network making them a point of weakness within your infrastructure.

AMG Systems expands Technical Support Team

* Ian-Creary.jpgAMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, announces that Ian Creary has joined the company as Sales and Technical Support Manager.

Founder and MD of AMG Systems, Alan Hayes, says, "AMG's technology is very innovative and we have unique expert knowhow and track record within the Security & Transport sectors. Our focus on Customer Support means that we are now set on a path that will allow AMG to further enhance our customer service initiative. I am delighted that Ian Creary has accepted the position as Technical Sales Manager.

'Adult player' app snaps intimate photos of you - then locks you out of phone and demands £330 ransom

* Man-using-laptop.jpgA pornographic Android app that secretly snaps pictures of people before blocking their phones has been discovered by a security company.

'Adult Player' promised on-the-go filth but was in fact an example of ransomware that tricked those that used it. The app would use the phone's front-facing camera to take a picture of whoever was using it and then lock the gadget completely. It would demand £330 in ransom before the phone was able to be used again.

The racket was discovered by American security company Zscaler.

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UK lockmakers meet the lock attack challenge

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UK 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

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"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."

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.

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