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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th January 2016 Issue no. 297

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International News

Cloud security market to be worth $12 billion by 2022, here's why

A recent study performed by Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects that the global cloud security market will grow to a valuation of $11.8 billion by the year 2022. To put that into perspective, in 2014 TMR put the value of that same market at $4.5 billion.

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

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UniKey, 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.

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.

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.

New Roto acquisition

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

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.

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This Week's News

How your kettle could steal your car

Ford's ambitious plans to link cars to household appliances has come under fire from a cyber security expert who said the technology could make it easy for hackers to steal their cars and data.

The carmaker wants drivers to be able to switch on their heating, lights and even smart kettles from behind the wheel, but cyber-hack guru Tony Dyhouse said security software in appliances could easily be breached by online criminals.

Combine romantic European custom with increased sales opportunities

* LoveLock_Stands.jpgMore and more couples are engaging in the European custom of hanging a lock on a bridge then throwing the key in to the water to symbolise an everlasting relationship or using it to mark an anniversary or similar happy major occasion.

ABUS Love Locks are an ideal padlock for this scenario which is of course particularly relevant on Valentine's Day or at that BIG Anniversary.

Get the Super Strong, Super Sturdy, Super Snapper at Tradelocks

* Super-Snapper.jpgNew and improved in design, the Super Snapper Bar from Chris Belcher is now available at Tradelocks - making easy work of breaking difficult high security cylinders.

If you are a domestic locksmith and work with cylinders everyday - then this is the tool for you! Aimed at breaking high security cylinders, this tool is agile and easy to use. All Euro Cylinders can be broken effortlessly with this product and it promises to defeat just about any anti-snap feature modern locks are fitted with.

Training is the key to driving up industry standards, says DHF

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has accelerated its drive to raise industry standards by announcing a significant expansion to its Safety Assured training programme.

Personnel from all DHF member companies which manufacture, install and maintain industrial doors and garage doors will be attending the DHF safety diploma training scheme courses which are to be held throughout 2016.

Veracity releases POINTSOURCE wireless aiding simple and efficient IP camera installation and site surveys

* POINTSOURCE.jpgVeracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display has launched POINTSOURCE Wireless, an innovative tool for security installers designed to ease the installation of IP cameras, simplify complex site surveys and run simple desktop IP camera demos without external power.

The new Wireless version of the popular POINTSOURCE product line adds IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless network support across both 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum to view IP video directly on any mobile video-capable device including Microsoft, Apple and Google-based smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Guardian24 achieves Secured By Design approval for its Microguard device

* MicroGuard-SBD.jpgGuardian24 - the leading lone worker protection solution for the UK and Ireland, has been awarded the prestigious 'Secured by Design' accreditation for its exclusive MicroGuard personal safety device.

The MicroGuard has met the extremely stringent specifications set by Secured by Design - the official UK Police initiative that supports 'designing out crime' through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. Along with 'Secured by Design', the Police Preferred Specification, the MicroGuard is fully approved to BS 8484 standards, guaranteeing national Police approval of its use.

LockExpo - rolling show guide

* LockExpo.jpgSponsored by UAP/Tradelocks the only annual Lock and security equipment exhibition is now only weeks away (27th February 2016) at the East Midlands Exhibition Centre, NG7 2RJ.

If you have never been before please register NOW for a free pass- If you have registered before no worries your ticket is secure. Just go to the website www.lockexpo.co.uk sign in with your username and password and download your 'QR' code for fast track entry - Simples!

Gunnebo - Stand A5a

Security That Makes A Difference

Gunnebo is a global leader in providing security equipment and systems with an integrated approach covering design, manufacture and installation combining a customised maintenance and service package. Attending Lockexpo for the first time to present a range of safes and security enclosures suitable for the working locksmith – come as see us we will have many bargains to take away with you.


Brisant-Secure - Stand A6

Brisant_142.jpgBrisant continue to develop secure and cost effective cylinders, We submit our products for extensive testing before releasing them for sale. Come and see our extensive range of anti-snap euro profile cylinders. The BRISANT “BS” BSI Kite marked cylinder. They stay faithful to the cause of “locks for Locksmiths”. The range has been designed to not only reduce your stock by half but also give you a true antisnap cylinder at a reasonable price that you control.

T. 01924 455444
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Borg Locks (UK) - Stand A7

Borg-Locks.gifBorg is a manufacturer producing a comprehensive range of mechanical keyless locks, many of which are unique and incorporate innovative features. They are  designed to suit both internal and external applications and include models to suit most door types, including; timber, aluminium, steel, upvc, composite and fire doors. They are also graded depending on usage from; light, through to heavy duty.

Please come by our stand to see the `latest` designs and pick up a copy of our NEW catalogue.

T. 01708 22570


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Really Good SEO - Located in Foyer

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T. 01885 448105

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Traka keeps Health and Safety standards sweet at Nestle

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Traka key management systems are helping the Nestle packaging and ingredients site in York better its health and safety compliance process.

GJD is exhibiting at Security Twenty 16, Midlands

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GJD, a leading British manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators, will again be proudly exhibiting at the Security Twenty 16 (ST16) conference and exhibition.

LockExpo 2016 update

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Sponsored in 2016 by UAP-Tradelocks

Even at this late stage exhibitors are still booking. The Bring and Buy sale is attracting e-mails and the information can be found on the website.

Yale UK - stand A2

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Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY group, the global leader in door opening solutions. At Yale, we have the expertise and product range to protect the homes and possessions of our customers. We pour passion and pride into our products, making sure our locks lead the way in home security.

Mastergrave - Stand A4

Mastergrave Ltd is a leading supplier of engraving machines, tools, parts, accessories and consumables into the engraving industry. We will be showing our best selling engraving machines including the EGX-20 which at just £2199 is the cheapest computerised engraver on the market. We will also have our full colour printing system on show. Visit us and learn what personalisation can do!

+44 (0) 1234 218226  ext 104

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Lockexpo 2016

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Sponsored by Tradelocks the show is now only 6 weeks away; exhibitors are making sure they have plenty of bargains, and for the first time this year we will have a Bring and Buy area.

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.

Tradelocks deliver yet again - with another amazing deal!

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Want 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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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