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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th January 2016 Issue no. 294

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

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Locksmith 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.

Pick the best with Tradelocks generation 4 Pick Gun

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Picky 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!

Codelocks provides key technology for masunt

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When 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.

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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This Week's News

Unlocking the key to success

Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at presentations being held around the country throughout the year. Two dates for January 2016 are now available.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers.

New Year, New Products from Tradelocks!

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New Year, new you? How about New Year new services for your customers? Start 2016 as you mean for it to continue - with the best possible products to give your customers the best possible services.

Lockexpo changes up a gear

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New Axis explosion protected network cameras for hazardous areas

* Norbain-Axis.jpgNorbain has announced the release of Axis explosion protected network cameras. The cameras feature stainless steel housings and offer full HDTV resolution image quality.

They are ideally suited to video surveillance monitoring of onshore, offshore, marine, and heavy industrial environments, such as the oil and gas industry, as well as dusty environments, such as paper and textile industries.

US firm Pop-A-Lock supports "PALSavesKids" and rescues over 350,000 children from lockouts

As tragic and hard to believe as it may be, 30 children died in 2014 of heatstroke from being left in a car unattended. In 2013 that number was 44, and while it is hoped that the number will continue to decrease, an average of 38 children have died every year since 1998 from being left in a car and getting heat stroke. From 1998 to 2014, 606 children died in total (US figures).

To put an end to this tragedy, Pop-A-Lock now supports a free community service program named "PALSavesKids" and has rescued over 350,000 kids from lockouts for FREE. The public service program reminds busy caregivers to be hyper-vigilant of their children's presence during the hot summer months through a new call-to-action - PALSaves: 1-Stop, 2-Look, 3-Lock.

Pro-Vision offer the new AutoDomes from Bosch

* Bosch-AutoDome.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control equipment, have announced that they can now offer the latest additions to Bosch's impressive AutoDome cameras.

David Westwood, External Sales Manager for Pro-Vision told us, "Bosch have recently released a new range of competitively priced PTZ network HD domes for their AutoDome range in a choice of 720p25/30 or 1080p25/30."

AVG puts Chrome users at risk with security-compromising browser extension, says Google

Web security firm AVG has come under fire from Google, accused of offering a Chrome browser extension that directly compromises security, according to the publication Computing.

The ironic accusation came from an employee of Google Security Research, who reported AVG's "AVG Web TuneUp" Chrome extension - which apparently now has almost nine million active users - after concerns the extension could be used to remotely execute code, as well as publicly expose browsing history.

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Jacksons Fencing help Eurotunnel provide a safe and secure perimeter at their Coquelles terminal near Calais

* Eurotunnel-Fencing.jpgJacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has successfully completed 8.5km of security fencing and associated gates at the Eurotunnel Terminal, Coquelles, France as part of the Anglo - French commitment to securing key parts of the site against illegal and dangerous migration activity.

Located just 12.4km from the UK entrance to Eurotunnel in Folkestone and with a reputation for delivering certified and approved security fencing systems to other high profile sites of critical national importance, the family owned firm completed the project which included more than 40 pedestrian and vehicle gates over an eight week period, to meet a very challenging deadline.

Key management is proven to prevent security breaches

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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

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Buy 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

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Leading 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/

Enfield council's unprecedented public safety achievement

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SSAIB, 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.

Sponsored in 2016 by UAP-Tradelocks

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While many businesses are flat out with pre-Christmas sales, here at Locksmiths Exhibition we enjoy a brief lull. This is the time many think of family and friends over the holiday while we are ramping up with the pre-show arrangements.

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.

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