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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th February 2016 Issue no. 300

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International News

ZKAccess launches uGuardian biometric door locks

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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.

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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By Barry Schwartz

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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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.

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This Week's News

Brits need to do more to protect their homes from burglars

More than half of the UK population are very concerned about their houses being burgled, but Brits are only taking very basic measures to protect their properties, 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.

However, when asked what forms of home security they have in place, the majority of home owners admit they only use basic security measures such as locks (87%) and security lights (52%). Burglar alarms are the third most common form of home security (40%) but when it comes to more advanced technology such as CCTV only 16% have this installed.

Brand new range of Access Tools available at Tradelocks

* A-T1.jpgTradelocks have increased their collection of Auto Locksmith merchandise by adding a range of products by Access Tools. Make difficult lockouts a thing of the past! Tradelocks has added professional access tools to their already impressive catalogue of products - giving locksmiths every possible solution to their auto needs.

Access Tools are renowned in the industry for using only the best quality materials and for their investment in tool development. The selection of products Tradelocks now supplies ranges from long reach access tools, wedges and jack tools to their euro car opening set.

Skills for Security Accreditation endorses quality training

Skills for Security Accreditation is endorsing quality training across the Security industry both UK and internationally, allowing employers to make informed decisions regarding their training. Accreditation is the formal recognition that ensures training is meeting the appropriate criteria for best practice and that it meets or exceeds nationally recognised training standards.

Accreditation promotes accountability. It is the ultimate measure of quality, it's a professional seal of approval that assures clients and employees that the training they are undertaking has met rigorous standards and is a genuine quality assured programme. 

Winsted goes to new heights with latest console

* Impulse_Dual-Sit-Stand.jpgLeading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted Europe & Middle East has unveiled its brand new IMPULSE console, designed and constructed specifically for today's control room technology.

The innovative IMPULSE console takes performance and comfort to new heights featuring two surfaces that adjust in height independently of each other at the touch of a button. Aesthetically designed in a contouring curve, the consoles work surfaces can be adjusted from 30" to 46" in height allowing users to easily vary posture and alternate between a sitting and standing position.

Full Version of MOBOTIX VMS MxMC Including Free One-Day Training

* Mobotix-deal.jpgMOBOTIX has released an enhanced version of the intuitive Video Management Software platform, the MxManagementCenter for Windows and MAC. The latest version has been optimised to provide a full range of functions required for an efficient and professional video surveillance management.

The new MxMC has no system limits and can handle hundreds of cameras and users, live and recordings up to terabytes per camera. The number of recording servers is unlimited. MxMC 1.1 can be downloaded free of charge and is licence free.

Pro-Vision offer 'recommended' all-rounder!

* IDIS-fisheye.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control equipment, have announced that they now offer the IDIS 360 degree fisheye camera.

David Westwood, External Sales Manager for Pro-Vision told us, "The IDIS five megapixel (MP) Super Fisheye Camera has received 'recommended' status in independent testing by Benchmark Magazine - the UK-based publication dedicated to 'driving innovation in the security industry'."

NW Keys - Stand B17

* NW-Keys.jpgSamantha, Nicky & Amanda look forward to meeting you at Stand B17.  We are one of the leading specialists in the Auto locksmith industry and will have printed copies available of the eagerly awaited Transponder & Remotes Manual 2016.

Clarke Instruments - Stand B17a

* Clarke-I.jpgClarke Instruments Ltd was founded in 1969 and has been one of the leading designers and manufacturers of electric releases, solenoid bolts and gate locks ever since. Our aim is to provide our customers with innovative, practical locking solutions without compromising on quality, reliability or durability.

Our premium quality products are all based on the original design concepts of the company founder, Dr Walter Clarke, and are proven to last. They are built by craftsmen at our factory in Salisbury to the highest quality standards (ISO9001) We also offer a repair and refurbishment service which, if possible, will prolong the life of your purchase even further!

D&E Architectural - Stand B19

* D-E.jpgD&E Architectural Hardware are wholesale distributors of high quality architectural ironmongery. Our brands include NHN, Nitto, KWS, HELM,

BSW hinges, Argenta, SAG locks, LIOBEX, IBFM, APC ITEC, Socona, Menova, Groom plus a comprehensive range of Door Viewers including BULLET PROOF and fire rated models.

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3D Group - Stand B20-B21

* 3DG.jpg3D Group are one of the leading auto locksmith trade supply specialists. We stock a huge range of parts and tools from big brands such as Silca, JMA, and Keyline alongside a range of our own-branded products and genuine keys. Why not visit us on stand B20-21 and take advantage of our show discounts.

Hickleys - Stands B22 & B31

* Hickleys.jpgHickleys the leading Auto locksmith and diagnostics specialists will be displaying all their products at the show and as usual there will be some tremendous deals to grab on the day. Our range of market leading diagnostic testers including the MVPPro and Zedfull and our range of key cutting machines including Futura, Ninja, Miracle 6 & 9 electronic machines and the An-san duplication machines will be on demonstration by our specialists, this will enable you to consider and compare your options whilst receiving great advice.

Davenport Burgess - Stand B23

* DB.jpgDavenport Burgess are a specialist supplier of keys, key blanks, key cutting equipment and locksmith's tools. We specialise in every aspect of our trade, and not only offer the best and most reliable products, but also the finest service and excellent support. We also stock a wide range of locking devices and have in- house master suite building facilities. We operate on BS EN ISO 9000 production standards to ensure our key blanks are of impeccable quality.

T. 01902 366448 

Security Hardware - Stand B24

* Sec-Hardware.jpgCelebrating their 10th year of trading at this year’s exhibition, Security Hardware Ltd is one of the UK's leading suppliers of PVC-u Window and Door hardware. Specialising in the maintenance and repair sector, they stock and sell a vast range of products, including over 300 variants of Multi Point Door Locks, Locksmith Tools, Escutcheon Repair Plates, TCT drill bits and associated ancillaries.

Sterling Locks - Stand B25

* Sterling.jpgThe leading brands of  Burg-Wächter & Sterling will be on display at Stand B25. Burg-Wächter is presenting their safe range and innovative display concept that forms part of their safe partnership programme. This popular partnership is aimed to support the independent locksmiths and safe dealers in securing sales.

Burg-Wächter is Europe’s largest manufacturer of Safes and market leading security brand which can be found in most security specialists across Europe. Burg has an extensive range of security products and is well worth consideration by locksmiths and installers. “Always a safe choice”

ERA Group Homesafe - Stand B26

* ERA.jpgERA has been designing and manufacturing locks since 1838. Still based in the heart of the West Midlands, we know a lot about the best ways to keep British homes secure – that’s why door and window installers, locksmiths and police authorities across the country have looked to ERA as security experts for many years.

Aldridge Security - Stand B27-B29

* Aldridge.jpgAldridge Security is the leading distributor of security products. With over 60 years’ experience in the industry and access to 300 suppliers, we guarantee to have the products for all Locksmith needs.

With a product portfolio which includes: Access Control, Ironmongery, Hardware, Key Cutting, Locking Products, Locksmithing Tools & Accessories and UPVC products; we are committed to delivering the right product, at the right price, on time, every time!

Silca - Stand B30

* Silca.jpgSilca is a global leader in key blanks,key cutting and key duplicating machinery. The company will be showing its latest ranges of electrical and mechanical key cutting and key duplicating machines.Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations and Silca’s staff will be on hand to offer help and technical advice. The company will also preview some exciting new products for visitors to enjoy.
T. 01293 531134

Tradelocks - Show Sponsor - Stands B32-B36

* UAP-TL.jpgTradelocks offer a wide range of products for the domestic, auto and safe locksmith and supply for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business including Keyline and Genuine Lishi. If you’re looking for the biggest range of tools to update the services you can offer your customers, then look no further than Tradelocks.

Tradelocks offer some of the latest and most innovative product available, including the brand new and much talked about 3* ABS cylinder bypass tool and the Garrison 7 pin slam lock 2 in 1 pick and decoder!

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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


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