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24th February 2016 Issue no. 301
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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 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
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This show promises to be exceptional, with many of the exhibitors showing new products for the first time. Pre-show bookings have continued with many new registrations, previously registered visitors requesting password changes, and hundreds downloading their unique 'QR' fast track entry codes. Guests of visitors can be sorted on the door by asking the receptionist to print you a ticket.
The countdown is on for the annual Locksmiths Exhibition on the 27th and 28th of this month. Now in its seventh year, the Expo will see industry leading suppliers and manufacturers showcasing the very best in locksmithing tools and products.
The event, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, will be returning for its seventh year taking place 27-28th February 2016 and welcoming a host of locksmiths from all over the country.
The team at Nigel Waters Hardware are looking forward to meeting all customers, old and new. We will have our full range on display, focusing on the UPVC locking replacement market and its associated products – all with fantastic offers and deals. We will also have a number of innovative KITs to show you, all aimed at making your job easier.
RB Locks UK & Ireland is part of the Rav-Bariach international group of companies with operations in over 50 countries worldwide. RB is the biggest manufacturer of steel doors in the world while producing high quality locking systems division for their international markets.
Keyprint (established in 1980) is a leading supplier to the Locksmith, Architectural Ironmonger, Hardware, Heel Bar, Key Cutting, Security and OEM trade for over 30 years. Our business has been built over the years with excellent relationships, service and knowledge of products that we supply to our customers.
Come and see the lock feared by Police enforcement units – 20 mins to break a door - really, come and see the demo! – This is probably the best old-new lock on the Market for 2016 – you really cannot afford to miss it. There will be an exciting announcement at the show- come and see what it is - This is really only for your best customers though.
Zedlock manufactures high quality gate locks for use in Industrial, Agricultural, and Domestic applications.
Zedlock gate locks are a manually operated sliding bolt and deadlock combination. The patented design offers a unique 70mm of throw, making it ideal for large gates.
Lockdecoders will be exhibiting not only all 4 of our hugely popular Miracle keycutting machines but also our new SuperMerc range as well as the SuperVag package – those enabling easy solutions to many lost key problems on Mercedes and VW group vehicles. We will also be talking about our VW Crafter and Mercedes key emulators, a cheap and simple solution to a major problem on those vehicles.
In addition we will be showing off the many and innovative opportunities for locksmiths to use our large range of Magic engravers for additional shop footfall, coining keys, tags of all kinds, even sign making.
Kate and Andy Thurling supply high quality mechanical push button locks that have been tried and tested in the field for the last 16 years. They are easy to fit and offer high levels of reliability backed up by a five year guarantee, giving you a trouble free installation.
Lock Doctor bring a range of Auto Locksmith solutions to the market. Specialising in the supply and support of high quality tools, including the industry leading Tango, Orange 5 & SuperVAG diagnostic programmers, offering express service on software requests. Suppliers of a full range of 2in1 picks, transponders and remotes.
Phoenix Safe Company is one of the oldest UK manufacturers of safes and security products and can trace its history back to Liverpool in 1799. We are now a world leader, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of state of the art safes & security products to suit all requirements, ranging from residential to commercial security and fire protection. Come and visit us at Stand C10 for more information and special offers.
T: 0151 944 6444
Alpro Architectural Hardware (a division of IEC Limited) is an independent supplier of both mechanical and electro-mechanical products in the UK commercial aluminium OEM marketplace and access control environment. The Alpro product range comprises a variety of contemporary handle styles, which are both hard wearing and aesthetically pleasing, with bespoke designs available to your own specifications.
The Alpro range also includes deadlocks, deadlatches, lock accessories, cylinders, transom door closers, flushbolts, armoured strikes, digital locks, lever and paddle handles. All of which have been designed for the commercial aluminium door industry.
Advanced Access Ltd are a specialist supplier of all things Access Control, Door Entry and Electric Locking to the UK locksmiths market. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, with our friendly and experienced team giving you the best advice, the right products at very competitive prices. Our ‘One Stop Shop’ approach ensures we can provide you with total security solutions for all your installation needs.
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