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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th November 2015 Issue no. 290

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Locksmith saves toddler bound in packing tape inside locked car

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

SuperVAG Key makes car key creation super easy

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Tradelocks 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.

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..

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This Week's News

There's Only One Lishi - Genuine Lishi

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There is only one Lishi - Genuine Lishi; the best vehicle opening brand in the world has done it again, with even more auto locksmith tools now available from Tradelocks. 

Genuine Lishi are always coming up with new additions for the auto locksmith's tool box, and the latest products in stock at Tradelocks include a range of picks and decoders from their very own night vision range.

Gatwick Airport security breach as reporter stands unchallenged just YARDS from passenger plane

* Mirror-reporter.jpgJust days after the Islamic State attacks in Paris, Sunday Mirror investigators sailed through unmanned gates and close to a fuel truck.

Photo shows a Sunday Mirror reporter stands unchallenged yards from a passenger plane in a shocking lapse in security at Britain's second largest airport.

Guards in 4x4s supposedly patrolling inside and outside airport borders drove by without showing any interest.

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Codelocks introduces new SMART locker lock

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Codelocks has announced details of a new SMART lock that provides flexible access for end users and makes it faster and easier for operators to manage and control access to large numbers of lockers, cabinets or enclosures.

New from Lockdecoders: Miracle A9 Premium

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No tokens needed to use the A9 Premium.

Inexpensive jaws and adapters for Tibbe, Chubb FO19 and a whole range of high security domestic keys including MultiLock, Magnum, Evva, M&C, Cadman, Locxis - anything you want.

Digging for metal: the daily haul taken from building sites

VPS Site Security launches campaign to highlight seriousness of construction site theft

* 92% of sites experience theft on a regular basis
* 1 in 5 building sites suffer losses weekly from stolen plant and equipment
* Industry costs run at a staggering £2 million a day

Construction sites are magnets for theft and vandals, with high-value plant, equipment, fuel and materials on-site, often left unattended at nights, over weekends and seasonal holidays. Stealing vehicles and machinery is common, whilst construction sites are also a popular target for the theft of metals with over 100 acts of metal theft reported daily.

Alpro on door duty at ASDA

* Asda-shop.jpgIDF Aluminium has installed transom closers, hook locks and armoured keeps from Alpro at a new-build Asda store in Wealdstone, north London. For the building frontage, IDF Aluminium fabricated powered pedestrian sliding doors using Alpro deadlocks. These units are available in hook and bar versions and are used widely on sliding and swing aluminium door applications in the retail and leisure sectors.

The bolt is five-ply laminated stainless steel with a roll pin that provides exceptional resistance to attack from a hacksaw. All Alpro deadlocks are designed to accept standard profile cylinders or thumb-turns.

Vicom helps London Underground protect key depot with innovative security solution from MOBOTIX

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for London Underground (LU) using innovative thermal imaging technology to protect a service depot.

At one of its service depots, LU began a security upgrade project that needed to take into account the limitation imposed by the depot's location while addressing the need to maintain 24 hour a day access with full audit of who has accessed the site and what equipment had been removed. LU were also keen to avoid using cumbersome pan-tilt-zoom cameras and external housings while still ensuring the site was always covered while using the least number of devices to increase reliability of the system.

Mitie secures E.ON security contract

* Mitie.jpgMitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded a security contract with E.ON, one of the world's largest electric utility service providers.

Mitie's Total Security Management business was successful in the competitive tender process in securing a two plus two year contract at all of E.ON's UK sites delivering 24 hour security personnel.

Hikvision Moves Up to Second Place on the A&S 2015 Security 50 Podium

November 19th, 2015 : Hikvision has jumped to the Number 2 position in the global security market with the announcement of A&S Magazine's 2015 Security 50 Rankings. With a massive 57.5% leap in revenues, Hikvision's elevation to the No.2 spot follows a rise to third place in 2014 from fourth place in 2013.

"We are very pleased and proud to be recognized again by Security 50 as one of the leading companies in the security industry," says Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision. "This outstanding performance caps another year of massive growth for Hikvision and demonstrates our continuing dedication to innovation and excellence in responding rapidly to emerging market trends.

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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

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The 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.

Castel installs AV security at school for the deaf

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

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.

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