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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th November 2015 Issue no. 288

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Training by Mr Li, the inventor of Lishi Products at Keyprint Security

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Keyprint was delighted to welcome Mr. Li recently for two days of training on his auto locksmith Original Lishi 2 in 1 pick and decoding tools!

Cut costs as well as keys

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In need of an upgrade but find Key Cutting Machines cost an arm and a leg? Well now they don't have to. UAP Tradelocks have in stock some fantastic ex-demo key cutting machines at incredible value..

A lock pick with leverage

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Got a mortice lock that needs picking? The Multi Gauge Mortice Lever Lock Pick has been designed for ease of use, functionality and effectiveness on multiple mortice locks, and is available now from Tradelocks!

Designed by leading locksmith professional Chris Belcher, this fantastic lock pick is made to open all curtain bolt thrown mortice locks, including BSI rated locks, and locks from the Chubb detainer series.

New from Lockdecoders: Miracle M501 manual laser duplicator

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Miracle M501 is of a new generation of key duplicating machines from Lockdecoders. The machine is perfect for left and right-handed users.

- Reduced vibration levels
- Easy and accurate tool setting
- Suitable for cutting laser, dimple ?and tubular keys
- Bright LED light
- Adjustable handle for left ?and right-handed users
- Electro-mechanical decoder?and cutter calibration sensor
- Rotating angled jaw


Databac Group signs distribution agreement with Matica

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International card personalisation equipment manufacturer, Matica Technologies has appointed Databac Group as its Authorised Value Added Distributor (AVAD) in the UK and Spain.

Urmet video entry at former Walthamstow greyhound- racing track

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London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Association has opted to use Urmet's 2-wire video door entry and access control systems at its new Walthamstow Stadium Development.

Advisor helps absentee-owned business, employees thrive

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By Hope Belli Tinney

When Tabitha Beneke's father died in 2012 and she inherited his locksmith business, the three long-time employees of Keys Plus faced several possible scenarios, none of them pretty.

Beneke, who lived 2,000 miles away and had no experience with locks or with running a small business, could simply close the business. She could look for a buyer, leaving the workers in limbo for months, and, not finding a buyer, close the business.

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TDB005 Nissan Pin Code Wizard - now available from Advanced Keys

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A quick and affordable way for the Automotive Locksmith to obtain the NISSAN PIN CODE needed to program transponder keys and proximity keys.

The TDB005 is a product that plugs into the OBD and a connector to plug in to a programmer such as the AD100 Pro, AD100, T-Code, T-Code Pro, Zedfull, SKP900, MVPPro etc.

New from Lockdecoders complete tool kit for Mercedes

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Complete Electronic Key Maker for Mercedes 1996-2010, also makes keys from 2010-2014 for Sprinter, Vito and Viano.

- An add on coming soon for most models up to 2013/2014
- Duplicating lost keys through electronic ignition.
- From original key-90% as some are sealed
- From electronic ignition- 70%
- From electronic ignition via eeprom - 90%
- Testing of Electronic Keys, Electronic Ignition and EIS/ESL
- Soldering and eeprom skills required
- Training courses available
- Portable Expert key examiner included


GJD expands its D-TECT IP range

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GJD, a leading British manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators has expanded its D-TECT IP range with the launch of the new D-TECT 3 IP external motion detector, which utilises quad element PIR and microwave technologies and smoothly integrates with third party VMS providers and CCTV systems.

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This Week's News

The cylinder to stop burglars

* This-Morning.jpgUAP+ Cylinders help protect against burglary according to security consultant on ITV's This Morning programme. Dark nights give burglars 'confidence to commit crime' according to highly successful security consultant and former burglar Michael Fraser.

The lock breaking expert appeared on ITV's This Morning along with The UAP+ 1* Kitemarked Euro Cylinder, which he deemed the cylinder to safeguard against intruders. Who could be better to advise on the best cylinders to beat burglary than an expert at breaking locks?

Attention all Zedfull users 24hr unlimited use now available

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From the 1st of November it now possible to purchase "unlimited use" of your Zedfull for any 24hr period, if you are currently using credits it may be better to switch to 24hr unlimited use on days where you are going to use your Zedfull to do a number of vehicles.

Try our 3R63 in your pass door.... It's equally as cost effective, more durable and more secure

* CLCSNL3.jpgThe combined price of a 3G112 pass lock and a typical custodial electric release is the same as the price of our 3R63 electro-mechanical mortice pass lock.

So it's the same price PLUS you get these added benefits......... surely you have to try it!

Residents of a seaside town which has just six PCSOs now pay £100 each a year for a private security firm to patrol their streets

* Private-Police.jpgHundreds of residents in a seaside town are paying a security firm more than £100-a-year to patrol their streets because of a lack of police.

Security company AGS drives around Frinton-on-Sea in Essex every night between 7pm and 7am and also has an emergency phoneline - although they call 999 if the situation is very serious. Residents say they are paying AGS because because it has no police station or police officers and only six PCSOs who must travel around by bus or bike.

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GJD shortlisted for Business of the Year award

GJD Manufacturing, a leading British manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators is very pleased to announce it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Rochdale Business Awards. The company has been nominated for the Business of the Year category (turnover £1m - £5m). The Awards Evening takes place on Friday 6th November at Rochdale Town Hall.

The Business of the Year category recognises the high calibre of businesses and business people within the Rochdale Borough. The annual event is organised and sponsored by the local business community.

Securing homes from the future

The security of doors and windows is more important than ever following the introduction of new government guidance on the security of properties, introduced on 1st October 2015, through changes to part Q building requirements.

Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, award winning British manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, talks to Locks and Security News about design features to ensure the highest level of safety and security.

Head office award for TC Security Services

* tcfm.jpgTC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), has been awarded the contract to provide manned guarding services to a prime headquarters building in Maidenhead, Berkshire. TC Security Services will be responsible for the total security and protection of the 67,777sq.ft building.

The contract commenced last month and early client feedback is very positive. The building, which is of an advance design, boasts excellent green design credentials including natural light, a double height reception area and outdoor space to maximise staff's quality of life and wellbeing.

New Internal Sales Manager for Pro-Vision

* Andy-Waters.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control, have further strengthened their internal sales team with the appointment of Andy Waters as Internal Sales Manager.

Peter Ford, Managing Director of Pro-Vision told us, "Andy's appointment has enabled us to add even greater strength and depth to our sales team. He brings a wealth of experience with him and a sound knowledge of CCTV and Access Control equipment. In particular Andy's recent knowledge of IP installations will be a major benefit to the sales team and our customers so we are delighted he decided to join us."

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Tributes paid to escapologist and master locksmith from Northampton

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Tributes have been paid to an escapologist and master locksmith from Northampton, who has died aged 68. 
Mick Hanzlik, who owned a locksmith shop in Lutterworth Road, Abington, passed away peacefully on Monday night after a battle with cancer. 

A number of people have paid tribute to Mr Hanzlik who was a member of the Inner Magic Circle after becoming one of the world’s leading experts on the escape artist Harry Houdini.

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TalkTalk security breach

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Recently the phone and broadband provider TalkTalk was targeted by hackers with a cyber-attack.

TalkTalk has confirmed that hackers only targeted the website and not their core systems. The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit has launched a criminal investigation.

If you are a TalkTalk customer there is a chance that some of the following data may have been accessed by hackers:

How to stop retail theft in the run-up to Christmas

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Increased footfall during the Christmas period can also mean a rise in retail crime, which can be devastating for small businesses.
Here, Dr Steffan George, development director of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession - advises retailers on keeping their shops and businesses secure in the lead-up to the festive period.

Introducing PhysHack

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PhysHack provides physical testing and security assessment services. Simulating a real life threat against a business or organisation in an agreed and controlled arrangement will provide the best proactive assurance of the effectiveness of defences.

Leading charity RNIB turn to Guardian24 for lone worker protection via smartphone app

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have turned to Guardian24 to help provide their Duty of Care to the charity's lone workers by equipping them with the latest in smartphone app technology. The software enables users to quickly and discreetly raise an alarm in the event of an emergency, even when the phone's keypad is locked.

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