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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th October 2015 Issue no. 284

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International News

Charter Global announce the launch of the FIRST EVER SR5 Security Rated (5) Shutter

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With heightened levels of security across globe, Charter Global, manufacturers of the Obexion LPS 1175 range of security shutters have raised the bar in terms of security by introducing the first ever SR5 security rated shutter.

GJD's perimeter detection solutions for the digital age

The external perimeter protection industry is continuously evolving to meet dynamic security requirements. GJD, a world leading British security manufacturer of external detector equipment and LED illuminators has quickly adapted to the digital era by creating advanced IP and digital solutions.

Why smart locks won't kill the old-fashioned key

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Will smart locks ever completely eliminate house keys? Schuyler Towne, one of America's top competitive lock pickers, isn't so sure.

In many ways, America is a post-lock society. Most places are safe enough that home security isn't a huge concern, and in others, even the best locks aren't going to stop an intruder who really wants to break in. Locks are as much about portraying security as they are about actually keeping people out.

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Pro-Vision offer 4K cameras from Panasonic

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Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, are pleased to announce that they can now offer the new 4K IP cameras from Panasonic.

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This Week's News

UAP Tradelocks make a legendary appearance at MLA Expo

* TL-Legendary.jpgUAP Tradelocks brought a bit of extra character to the MLA Expo this year, with a host of Hollywood stars to meet in the form of Austin Powers, Lara Croft, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. What better way could there be of learning how to pick a lock than with Austin Powers himself?

Those visiting the MLA were invited to get their pictures taken with the stars themselves and enjoyed the show as these world leading lookalikes got into their roles. Lara Croft and Austin Powers were amongst the Tradelocks team on day one, and Sunday closed with Charlie Chaplin and Miss Monroe.

Securikey safes shine at the MLA Expo 2015

* Coulson-Safe.jpgSecurikey, a leading UK supplier of physical security products, had its busiest exhibition to date at the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Expo 2015.

Sponsored in 2016 by UAP-Tradelocks

* Lock-Expo.jpgThe annual Lockexpo held every year at The EMCC, Nottingham University has all but sold out of exhibition space. Following on from the ever popular bi-annual MLA show, exhibitors have been booking the remaining stands. Commenting, Mick Friend the show organiser said, 'It looks like we may have to start a wait list and then use the theatre for an additional exhibition area.'

Many new exhibitors have come forward for 2016 making this another exciting weekend to look forward to.

New from Lockdecoders Mercedes Expert Key Examiner

* Merc-Key-examiner.jpgExpert Key Examiner for Mercedes is a hand-held device that allows you to test full functionality of Mercedes Electronic Keys, including Infra red, Transponder, how many times the key has been turned and also the type of key used.

Also available as part of SuperMerc Kit.

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Traka opens doors to secure Community Schools

* Traka-Key-Managment-System.jpgFollowing David Cameron's announcement of the launch of 18 more state-funded schools recently, the numbers of community and extended schools are predicted to rise.

Traka, the key and asset management specialist, believes that technology is the answer to helping schools feel confident about opening their doors to the public without lowering safety and security standards.

SMART-i launches next generation of intelligent home security

* Smart-i.jpgSMART-i, a Y3K company, has entered the Home Security market with a fully integrated range of wireless and simple-to-install security products. SMART-i allows you to monitor and manage security devices and home appliances from your Smartphone, combining three systems - CCTV, Alarms and Power Control - on one easy-to-use device.

The system is extendable and expandable with additional compatible Wireless Cameras, Motion Sensors, Door/Window Contact Sensors, Sirens and other sensors for greater protection.

More than 100 car models at risk of being stolen due to major key security flaw

* Car-risk.jpgScientist wins two-year legal battle with Volkswagen to publish damning research. Hundreds of thousands of British drivers are at risk of having their cars stolen after tech experts discovered how easy it is to hack their electronic ignition systems.

After a two-year legal battle with Volkswagen, University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and his colleagues Baris Ege and Roel Verdult, from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, have finally won the right to expose the major security flaw found in the keys of no less than 138 popular road vehicles - including the likes of pricey Porches, Ferraris and Audis. 

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VPS Site-Security designs a best-fit, cost-saving solution that combines human guards with innovative technologies

* Costain-VPS.jpgA £150 million Costain construction site along 14 kilometres of highway has provided material for a model-practice case study issued by VPS Site Security, the UK's leading security solution provider for large and remote sites.

The 'Heads of Valleys' road follows the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales and is undergoing a major improvements scheme.

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That can mean connections to many third party sources such as social media, weather, adverts and news feeds. Developers are also able to link to code libraries, such as jQuery or font definitions hosted on third-party websites. Problems can arise when the first party website leaks personal data to third-party sites by mistake. 

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Tradelocks free locksmith training at MLA Expo

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UAP Tradelocks showed locksmiths and security specialists alike, how to get the best of their auto locksmithing technology with Genuine Lishi training by genuine locksmith professionals.

Michelle Watkins joins Codelocks' sales team

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Digital lock manufacturer Codelocks today announced the appointment of Michelle Watkins as its new regional sales manager for the north of England.

Charity chooses Guardian24's personal safety smartphone app

Guardian24 - the leading lone worker protection solution for the UK and Ireland, are working with Northern Ireland based charity, Niamh (the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), to protect their lone working support workers. By equipping them with Guardian24's smartphone safety application, Niamh's staff can quickly and discreetly call for help in the event of any emergency.

Sweet taste of success for Sunderland firm providing security for 500,000 honey bees

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Staff from Sunderland-based CCTV company, Hadrian Technology, are getting a buzz out of their latest project after being asked to provide security cameras for a honey bee hotel.

UK locksmithing and security industry's biggest trade expo held

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) hosted Europe's largest trade exhibition for the locksmithing and physical security industry. Suppliers and manufacturers met visitors from all over the world, including China, Australia and Russia, at the exhibition organised by the MLA - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - at the International Centre in Telford during the 3 day show.

Tradelocks demonstrate new Keyline key cutting machines at UK's largest locksmith tradeshow

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UAP Tradelocks presented their prevalent Keyline Key Cutting Machines at the UK's largest exhibition tradeshow for the locksmith and security industry.

Geofire highlights worrying fire door safety statistics

Fire Door Safety Week, 14-20 September 2015, reminds us of the vital role fire doors play in the protection of a building's occupants. Their correct specification, installation and use is paramount to the safety of all those who use a facility.

Newcastle United FC selects MOBOTIX to help protect St James' Park with ultra-reliable and innovative IP-Video solution

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Direct Technology Ltd completes successful first phase of 130 camera deployment to protect 20 million annual visitors at the third largest stadium in the English Premier League.

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