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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th December 2015 Issue no. 293

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Quick precoding for Fiat & VAG

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Out now the Advanced Diagnostics Smart Aerial makes precoding transponders of VAG & Fiat applications quick and simple with no other equipment required.

He who buys wins! Upgrade your Ultegra 884 and Keyline Minis NOW!

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Want to be the first in the industry to get your hands on the new upgrade? Order now from Tradelocks and receive your Megamos Xtreme by courier the next day!

Keep mail safe from prying eyes with Securikey post boxes

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Leading physical security supplier Securikey has extended its best-selling secure post box range with the addition of four new models.

Appeals Court sides with Google in battle over 'fraudulent' search listings

Siding with Google, a federal appellate court has refused to revive a lawsuit by a locksmith owner who blamed the search company for a decline in his business.

Baldino's Lock & Key Service, a locksmith based in Lorton, Virginia, argued that Google wrongly displayed listings for hundreds of unlicensed locksmiths, in order to collect ad revenue from them. The locksmith sued Google in 2014, alleging that the search company violated racketeering laws as well as false advertising laws by "publishing the names of illegally operating locksmiths."

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The Xtreme Solution to car key cloning

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The newly launched Megamos Xtreme from Keyline is available at Tradelocks!

Want to increase your car key cloning business by 20 - 30%? The brand new update from Keyline will mean that for the first time ever, it will be possible to clone ALL Megamos Crypto Transponder keys using just one product. The Xtreme will do more than just update your Keyline cloning machine; it will update your services!

Locksmiths chomping at the bit to unlock mysterious old vault

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The contents of a 100-year-old bank vault in the compound of the Thung Song Railway Junction in Nakhon Si Thammarat will have to remain a mystery for a while longer, said Songchai Wongwatcharadamrong, mayor of Thung Song Municipality.

He said a team of locksmiths had been preparing to open the mysterious vault, which is enclosed in a room in an old office building formerly occupied by Siam Commercial Bank, but the plan was suspended by the governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

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Dell admits security flaw was built in to computers

A security hole that could allow attackers to access users' personal data was inadvertently placed on Dell computers, the company has admitted.

The hole represented a "profound security flaw" that could allow access to bank details and other personal data, experts said.
Dell has issued guidance on removing the software that produced it.

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Pro-Vision offer the new range from Dedicated Micros

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Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control, have cemented their relationship with Dedicated Micros (part of AD Group) by supporting their new range of innovative products.

NCC Group makes £93.5m swoop for Netherlands cyber security firm

Technology firm NCC Group is making its mark in the Netherlands after agreeing to a £93.5m deal to acquire high-end cyber security firm Fox IT.
The Manchester-headquartered firm will raise a gross total of £126.3m through a firm placing of new shares and through the placing and open offer of shares at an issue price of 275p.

Fox and its subsidiaries is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands.

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There's Only One Lishi - Genuine Lishi

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Brand new Genuine Lishi car opening tools now in stock!

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. 

Codelocks introduces new SMART locker lock

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Combines keypad and smart card access with the ability to set access codes from a remote location and manage through NFC-enabled tablet.

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This Week's News

New range of British-made high security locks hits the market

* kibb-door.jpgLocksmith and inventor Nigel Tolley makes a move into lock manufacturing with the resurrection of the first lock ever to achieve Sold Secure Domestic Door Security Gold status.

The KIBB range of locks and door hardware features a unique interlocking faceplate and strike system, meaning that once locked, the door and frame are effectively "padlocked" together, creating an extremely secure bond.

Pick the best with Tradelocks generation 4 Pick Gun

* Pink-EPG.jpgPicky about which products you use? The new Generation 4 Electric Pick Gun from Tradelocks is the best pick gun set on the market - making the choice easy!

New and improved, the Generation 4 has been specifically designed to overcome some of the common issues new or inexperienced locksmiths might face, making it the perfect tool for anyone starting out in the industry.

Threat of burglaries keep Brits up at night

Over half of the UK population worry about their houses being burgled on a regular basis, according to new research.

53% of Brits said that they were worried about their homes being broken into, with 47% of these saying it is a regular concern and 6% admitting that they worry about it all of the time.

Jadoogar Eeproming for Toyotas, save £450

* Jadoogar.jpgBuy version 5 of the Jadoogar software and you will get Version 4 completely free saving you £450 +vat. Hickleys and the manufacturers of the amazing Jadoogar software are offering Version 4 free with version 5 throughout December.

If you need to offer lost key services on Toyota vehicles including Remote keys & Smart keys you need look no further than Jadoogar Eeproming software.

Keyline and Brisant work together

* Screen-Shot_142.jpgLeading cylinder manufacturers Brisant made a request to Keyline for their codes to be available on their machines. In record time Keyline not only responded but sorted their request. Steve said "We were so impressed we bought a Dezmo/Dromo combination. Having had the machine a few days we cannot fault the speed, accuracy and price." Here is a video of it working. https://youtu.be/HVgyB69i954

http://www.keyline.it/eng/ - http://www.brisant-secure.com/

Codelocks provides key technology for masunt

* Codelocks1.jpgWhen entrepreneurs Markus Schacht and Stephan Untiedt, managing partners of masunt in Germany, needed to source a digital cabinet lock that would give their range of key safe products a competitive edge, KitLock with NetCode provided the solution.

masunt's range of key safe products provide the holiday home rental market with a safe and secure solution for handing over keys, without the key holder having to be on site. Made from high quality stainless steel, the masunt KeyBox can be attached to the exterior of a property. It is secured with a battery-operated KitLock KL1000NC cabinet lock with NetCode.

Enfield council's unprecedented public safety achievement

* Enfield.jpgSSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has presented a range of certificates to Enfield Council's Public Safety Centre.

In an official ceremony held at the site in north London, SSAIB's Chief Executive Alex Carmichael and Chairman Geoff Tate were joined by Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter for the presentation to Councillor Yasemin Brett, Enfield's Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, accompanied by Centre Manager Alan Gardner.

Avocet receives endurance endorsement

* Endurance.jpgEndurance Doors has become the latest company to switch to Avocet's new ATK snap secure lock.

The move, which is part of the North Lincolnshire based company's Secured by Design upgrade of its Solid and Secure composite doors, takes place with immediate effect, and according to Endurance(r) Doors' managing director, Stephen Nadin was an obvious choice.

"Security is the number one key driver in composite door sales and so Secured by Design is a fundamental part of our product strategy," he said. "The decision to switch to Avocet and its ATK cylinder was straightforward, given its unrivalled list of accreditations and the thumbturn option incorporated within its innovative design."

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Cyber security standards proving a challenge

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The automotive industry will experience more change in the next five years than in the last fifty years. At the forefront of this technological revolution is the rise of connectivity and autonomous technologies.  

Nuisance call crackdown continues

During a busy week at the end of November the ICO's enforcement team wrote to more than 1,000 companies involved in buying and selling people's names and numbers, as part of its ongoing crackdown on nuisance calls.

Traka publishes Healthcare Whitepaper

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Traka, the key and asset management manufacturer, has published a whitepaper, discussing how key management can improve security and health and safety processes within the healthcare industry.

Hikvision Darkfighter cameras revolutionise Salford's nighttime surveillance

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When Salford City Council began upgrading its public space CCTV cameras with Hikvision's Darkfighter models, video operatives reported some unusual results: they were suddenly able to see crystal clear night time images.

Property and construction security specialist, VPS, wins Security Excellence Award

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The UK's leading vacant property and security specialist, VPS, has capped a spectacular year by winning "Large Security Installer 2015" at the prestigious IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

Guardian24 and Macmillan cancer support win industry award for best deployment of lone worker technology

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Guardian24 has won 'Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology' at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 held at Hilton's flagship Park Lane Hotel, London. The award recognises the outstanding contribution to lone worker protection as deployed by one of Guardian24's key clients, Macmillan Cancer Support.

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

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Just 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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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

Alpro on door duty at ASDA

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IDF 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.

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.

Mitie secures E.ON security contract

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

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