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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th February 2016 Issue no. 301

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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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This Week's News


* LockExpo.jpgWell six years of locksmith exhibition organising comes together this weekend in the ONLY annual exhibition organised for locksmiths by locksmiths, sponsored by Tradelocks.

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.

Tradelocks: the Official Sponsors of the Lock Expo

* Lishi1.jpgAs this year's Lock Expo sponsors, Tradelocks will be showcasing their range of innovative tools and products as well as some very special offers and FREE tool demonstrations.

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.

Yale to showcase security range at Lockexpo 2016

* Yale-BS-Doormaster.jpgSecurity specialist Yale will be showcasing its range of mechanical and smart security products at this years' Lockexpo, including the new 3* cylinder and British Standard Doormaster.

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.

Nigel Waters Hardware - Stands B25a - B37

* NWH.jpgThe 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.

Locxis by RB Locks - Stand C3

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 - Stand C4-C5

* Keyprint.jpgKeyprint (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.

KibbLocks - Stand C6

* Kibb.jpgCome 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.

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KAP diagnostics - Stand C7

* KAP.jpgOffical distributor of next generation auto diagnostics solutions. Visit us and discuss your requirements, training on the equipment and see our special show discounts.


Zedlock - Stand C7d

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 - Stand C8

* Lockdecoders.jpgLockdecoders 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.

AK24 - Stand C8a

* AK24.jpgKate 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 - Stand C9

* LockDoc.jpgLock 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.

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Phoenix Safe Company - Stand C10

* Phoenix.jpgPhoenix 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 - Stands C11-C12

* Alpro.jpgAlpro 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 - Stands C13-C15

* Advanced-Access.jpgAdvanced 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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NW Keys - Stand B17

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Samantha, 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

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Clarke 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.

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