Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th January 2016 Issue no. 297
Your industry news - first
We strongly recommend viewing Locks and Security News full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Please note that you are viewing an archived issue of Locks and Security News.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Read by industry professionals nationwide - and beyond
With LockExpo just weeks away we begin our rolling showguide below, this week.
You can comment on any item in Locks and Security News on our FaceBook page. You can find us at:
If you enjoy reading Locks and Security News so do others! If you have company news, stock clearances, distributor or product information tell us about just email news
This Week's News
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.
More 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.
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.
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, 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 - 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.
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!
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 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
Borg 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
The team behind the best read magazine in the market and a whole lot more will be on hand to assist you to make the best of your visit and to provide details of special subscription offers. Locks & Security Magazine is written by locksmiths for locksmiths and NOW digital.
See you there!
Come and Talk to Kate about her award winning web design and development company, there are dozens of locksmiths using their services including this show and LASM magazine trust Kate to look after the IT web side of their marketing – Leaving you to work and not worry about your web presence - You KNOW IT MAKES SENSE.
T. 01885 448105
Locks and Security News Archive Search
We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of Locks and Security News. If you would like to run a search of the Locks and Security News web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.
How to contact us at Locks and Security News:
If you would like Locks and Security News to feature your product information, case studies, or company news, just email as above. Ideally a Word doc + jpeg images. Remember, we can take copy up to 5pm on any Tuesday for Wednesday transmission.
Want a link from Locks and Security News to your web site? Just ask for details.
The views or claims expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no liability for errors in this publication.
For security professionals at all levels the country's biggest specialist forum for those with an interest in locksmithing Professional Locksmiths Forum gives you a chance to air your opinions, introduce yourselves and exchange views with others in the industry. It is free to join and use and there is only a simple registration form to fill in; this will also verify your free subscription to the magazine:
go to www.plf-uk.info or click the forum logo above.
Every security professional is welcome. Join up and write - its for YOU!
REQUEST LOCKS AND SECURITY NEWS HERE
Locks and Security News is broadcast
every Wednesday. You may receive it FREE each week by
clicking the link above.
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.
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
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.
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:
...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.
Blackburn Council has granted the planning application for Chubb Fire & Security Limited's new Blackburn office, a high-performance workspace for hundreds of employees.
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 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.