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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th January 2016 Issue no. 295

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New Axis explosion protected network cameras for hazardous areas

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

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).

Pro-Vision offer the new AutoDomes from Bosch

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Pro-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.

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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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2016

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Open to all to bring and offer for sale or to buy up bargains from fellow tradesmen - this area will be at the rear of the Atrium near the lock collectors.

UniKey announces partnership with ERA at CES 2016 to bring cutting-edge smart lock technology to UK

* ERA_touch-key.jpgUniKey, a pioneer in the development and execution of smart lock technologies, is building on its success with smartphone-controlled door locks in the United States.

Tradelocks deliver yet again - with another amazing deal!

* Dezmo-offer.jpgWant incredible deals every single week? Tradelocks don't disappoint with their 'product of the week' offer, delivered straight to their customer's mailbox every Friday. Tradelocks 'product of the week' boasts some of the best deals in the industry and everyone signed up to their newsletter can be in with a chance of bagging themselves a bargain.

This week they have some fantastic new and pre-owned Key Cutting Machines available from the world renowned brand Keyline:

GM asks friendly hackers to report its cars' security flaws

As automotive cybersecurity has become an increasingly heated concern, security researchers and auto giants have been locked in an uneasy standoff. Now one Detroit mega-carmaker has taken a first baby step toward cooperating with friendly car hackers, asking for their help in identifying and fixing its vehicles' security bugs.

Review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

The Minister of State for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims announced the launch of the SIA triennial review.

Responses to this open consultation will be considered during the review. The Ministry is keen to hear views from all interested parties but in particular those with a direct interest in the work of the SIA, including:

Comcast security flaw could help burglars break into homes undetected

A security vendor says it discovered a flaw in Comcast's home security system that could let criminals break into houses undetected by using radio jamming equipment.

Gardening equipment tops Britain's "Most Stolen in Burglaries 2015" chart

...with garden sheds being the weakest link!

The New Year brings high-value items to homes around the UK through Christmas presents and purchases in the sales, but this also means the increased risk of falling victim to thieves. That's the view of a national security company which says that high-tech items vie with the typical contents of the garden shed as the most stolen items in the country.

According to CCTV.co.uk, which installs and services closed-circuit security systems for both householders and businesses, virtually all household thefts can be prevented by taking a few basic measures to deter the criminals.

New Roto acquisition

* Roto-PN.jpgRoto Frank AG started 2016 with a second strategic investment within a short space of time.

Chubb's new high-performance Blackburn development gets planning green light

Blackburn Council has granted the planning application for Chubb Fire & Security Limited's new Blackburn office, a high-performance workspace for hundreds of employees.

Mitie secures NuGen security contract

Mitie, the facilities management company, has been awarded a three year security contract with UK nuclear company - NuGen.

Mitie's Total Security Management business was successful in the competitive tender process, securing a three-year contract to provide security personnel at three of NuGen's sites.

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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.

New Year, New Products from Tradelocks!

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Start the new working year of on the right key, with products from Tradelocks

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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Lockexpo changes up a gear now as the show approaches. Held on the 27th February from 0930 and continuing through Sunday the 28th until 1600. Sponsored by Tradelocks.

Key management is proven to prevent security breaches

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Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has installed intelligent key cabinets at King Lifting, the UK's leading provider of lifting equipment and cranes, preventing a robbery that could have cost thousands of pounds. King Lifting installed the key cabinet under a trial period and it was during this time that the attempted robbery occurred.

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.

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