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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd February 2016 Issue no. 298

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International News

Combine romantic European custom with increased sales opportunities

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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.

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.

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This Week's News

Master Locksmiths Association launches flexible training programme

* Lock-Fitting.jpgThe Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the UK's leading trade body for the locksmithing profession - has revamped its training programme in a bid to promote further education and encourage people to see Locksmithing as a long term career.

As of February 2016, the MLA's traditional five day training course will be reserved for the locksmith apprenticeship and a new flexible approach, consisting initially of four individual, one and two day training modules, will be available to trainees.

ZKAccess launches uGuardian biometric door locks

* uGuardian.jpgBiometric and radio frequency identification devices firm ZKAccess has partnered with Processing Point to provide a line of biometric fingerprint door locks for small business owners and home office users.

Known as the uGuardian range, the new line of biometric fingerprint door locks by Processing Point, includes fingerprint security and DIY installation. uGuardian Indoor Locks include standalone systems, as well as those utilizing Bluetooth technology to open and close doors with smartphone applications.

Keep your cutting and cloning services current with Keyline

* Keyline.jpgFor a Limited Time Only: VAT FREE on Keyline products at Tradelocks

Horseshoe keys, electronic heads, pod car keys, emergency keys; get the answer to your every locksmithing need VAT FREE for a limited time only. From the very best key cutting machine accessories to ID48 key cloning and top quality auto locksmith equipment - you can have all this and more minus VAT when you choose Keyline at Tradelocks!

Running until the 4th of February, just use promotional code KEYLINEVATFREE to get your discount, which can be used on all Keyline products EXCLUDING key cutting machines.

Lost master keys prove to be $500,000 gaffe

It goes without saying that master keys for campus residence halls are valuable, but a set of misplaced master keys at the College of William and Mary has led to a hard lesson learned.

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Google's fake locksmith problem once again hits the New York Times

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Google's local results algorithm has not fixed the fake listing problem from five years ago. Almost five years since the New York Times profiled the issue with Google's local results and locksmiths, the newspaper published a fresh story around the issue this weekend.

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Security guard wants to create private force in Fife

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An ambitious bid to create Scotland's first private security force to help police cut crime has been launched in Fife.

Kenny Watson's idea for a rapid response team made up of civilian security officers follows public concerns about Police Scotland's ability to operate effectively on a diminishing budget.

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Dell locks up IP and boosts production by 75 percent

* BAC-mono.jpgDell has announced that Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the award winning British high-performance sports car manufacturer, has deployed Dell SonicWALL TZ 215 Next Generation Firewall and SonicPoint Wireless Access Points to protect its intellectual property (IP) and improve efficiency through easy access and collaboration, increasing output capacity by approximately 75 percent.

BAC is the manufacturer of Mono, Britain's renowned lightweight, high-performance sports car. Starting out as a small organization, the company's existing IT infrastructure relied upon a collection of laptops with little security or corporate network.

Lock Collectors - Rear of Foyer

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Innovative Lock Tools - Stand B1

Innovative Lock Tools, is made up of two independent lock tool designers who bring to market high quality, new and innovative non destructive lock opening tools, decoders and safe servicing tools.

Made up of Geraint Jones, a full time non destructive locksmith and David Kneafsey a full time safe engineer, both will be on stand B1 demonstrating their own innovative lock tools.  Not only can you try out the tools for yourself, you can also get help and advice from the very people who designed and made them. If you do not go to shows because 'there is never anything new to see' Innovative lock tools will prove you wrong. Check out their web site for more details of what to expect.


MPL - Stand B2

* MPL.jpgMPL / Locksmiths Tools returns to the Lockexpo once again. We look forward to demonstrating our new products and meeting customers old and new! MPL specialise in supplying specialist uPVC spares and repairs to the trade, all at great prices with next day delivery. Why not give us a try?

Prestige Products - Stand B3

* HomeGUARD.jpgHomeGUARD - is an ideal letterbox home security product for the protection against anti-social behaviour. Increase security with a lockable letter plate. Large capacity fireproof bag; easy to install. 

HomeGUARD+Plus - is all of the above but has installed within the bag a heat detection tube (extinguisher). The +Plus version should be installed where there is an extreme threat to life - arson attack. Both products carry SBD accreditIon.



MLA/Sold Secure - Stand B4

* MLA-logo.jpgThe Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the leading trade association for the locksmithing industry. MLA Approved Companies, who undergo strict vetting and regular inspections, are promoted heavily via our handbook that gets distributed to police, insurers, Neighbourhood Watch members etc, and the heavily optimised website.

The MLA website continues to see significant increases in hits on the find a locksmith pages with approved company members benefiting from the significant amount of work membership brings.

A number of MLA Approved Company members' MLA pages are ranking in the top 3 for local locksmith searched on Google. Sold Secure is a leading test and certification house for security products. To ensure independent testing make sure the products you sell are Sold Secure Approved.

www.locksmiths.co.uk / www.soldsecure.com 

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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.

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.

LockExpo - rolling show guide

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Sponsored 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.

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 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 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


Locks & Security Magazine - Located in Foyer

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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!

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Really Good SEO - Located in Foyer

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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.

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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.

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