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3rd February 2016 Issue no. 298
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Combine romantic European custom with increased sales opportunities
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
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.
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This Week's News
Master Locksmiths Association launches flexible training programme
The 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
Biometric 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.
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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.Full Story
Google's fake locksmith problem once again hits the New York Times
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.Full Story
Security guard wants to create private force in Fife
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.Full Story
Dell locks up IP and boosts production by 75 percent
Dell 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
Come and see what gems are on offer this year – restored and copy locks as well as some in their original rust. You never know when you will need one...
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 / 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?
HomeGUARD - 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.
The 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.
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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.
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.
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Traka keeps Health and Safety standards sweet at Nestle
GJD is exhibiting at Security Twenty 16, Midlands
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!
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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.
Tradelocks deliver yet again - with another amazing deal!
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.