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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th November 2015 Issue no. 289

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Attention all Zedfull users 24hr unlimited use now available

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... and at an amazing low launch price of only £20 per day

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.

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.

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This Week's News

Locksmith saves toddler bound in packing tape inside locked car

* Rescue-locksmith.jpgAn 18-year-old mother is accused of taping up her toddler with packing tape and leaving him in a car for hours.

Detectives and witnesses said the 16-month-old was wrapped in cellophane packing tape. The tape was wrapped around his face covering his mouth, and around his wrists and ankles.

SuperVAG Key makes car key creation super easy

* Tradelocks-VAG.jpgTradelocks introduce the solution to creating VAG Vehicle car keys in ALL key lost situations. As all auto locksmiths know, it can be time consuming and challenging to create keys for VAG vehicles when the original keys have been lost or no longer work.

Why the most expensive cars are the easiest to steal

by Marc Weber Tobias

Theft of expensive vehicles by sophisticated car thieves is a big business, especially in Europe. Many of the cars are never recovered and often sold to fund organized crime. That's created a brisk market for the tools to pull off thefts of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans.

The break-in equipment that's legitimately sold to locksmiths and car garages (as well as police and intelligence agencies to search and plant bugs and tracking devices) often find their way to crooks. These include lock picks, decoders, keyless entry bypass systems, and readers to extract key profile information from the computers that control access security within the vehicles.

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DHF welcomes insurance sector's tough stance on house burglary

* 3star-cylinder.jpgThe Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the insurance sector's early acceptance of a new domestic door security standard designed to defeat a wave of house burglaries.

A major UK insurance company is advising its domestic insurance policy holders to choose TS 007-rated security for their entrance doors.

You are invited to Lockdecoders presentation of the latest technologies!

* MB-Key-Pro.jpgLockdecoders are hosting a free event in Glasgow on Tuesday, 24th November 2015 from 4pm until 7pm

You will have an exclusive opportunity to get to know our equipment, ask any questions you may have and expand your networking connections.

GJD's Mini Opal external PIR detector now available in white

* GJD-Mini-Opal-White.jpgGJD, an award winning British manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators, today announced the debut of its white coloured Mini Opal external PIR detector.

An inconspicuous detector with adjustable detection range and Lux level settings, the Mini Opal's advanced technical features respond to all security sector requirements.

Hikvision's groundbreaking all-in-one security terminal wins CCTV innovative achievement in Detektor International Awards 2015

* Hickvision-Terminal.jpgHikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has won the CCTV Innovative Achievement category in the Detektor International Awards 2015 for its revolutionary DS-7600NI-E1/A All-in-One Security Terminal.

Launched in March 2015, the DS-7600NI-E1/A looks like a simple monitor, but integrates video recording, storage, and display in one compact unit.

Allegion collaborates with ALOA Security Professionals Association to enhance educational facility for locksmiths

Allegion, a leading global provider of security products and solutions, has worked with the ALOA Security Professionals Association to further develop the organisation's national training centre located in Dallas, Texas. ALOA is the world's largest organisation for locksmiths and other physical security professionals.

Through the collaboration, Allegion donated nearly 100 pieces of hardware, including Ives hinges, Schlage locks and cylinders, LCN and Falcon door closers and Von Duprin exit devices. Allegion's newest electronic lock, the Schlage NDE Series wireless lock, will be used to secure the classroom doors.

Castel installs AV security at school for the deaf

* castel.jpgThe Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in Kings Cross, London, has installed a two-way IP audio-video intercom designed and manufactured by Castel.

The school, which uses both British Sign Language (BSL) and English, has implemented Castel's Xellip IP intercom system to allow pupils and reception staff (who may also be hearing-impaired) to interact more effectively. Xellip is a full-IP/SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) solution that will operate across various IP communication networks. The system is also noted for its rigorous compliance with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA.)

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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

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Hundreds 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.

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

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TC 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.

New Internal Sales Manager for Pro-Vision

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Pro-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.

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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