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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd March 2016 Issue no. 302

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Nigel Waters Hardware - Stands B25a - B37

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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.

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

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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.

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This Week's News

Tradelocks: Lock Expo Review

* Lockexpo1.jpgIt was nothing but deals and demonstrations from Tradelocks at this year's Lock Expo in Nottingham over the weekend. Access Tools, Keyline Cutting Machines, KEYDIY, SuperVAG, Truecode Key Programming Kits and all things Genuine Lishi; it was an extremely busy weekend for Tradelocks at the Lock Expo as they showcased all these products and more!

Tradelocks wanted to give all those visiting the Expo plenty of reason to visit them at stands B32-B36 and with demonstrations going on throughout the weekend and a host of offers available, they did not disappoint!

PAS 3621 sets the standard for multi-point locks

* PAS3261-lock.jpgHouse builders and door fabricators now have the opportunity of specifying PAS 3621 multi-point locks in order to raise levels of security in bespoke domestic entry doors.

PAS 3621 is the standard for multi-point locks which offers a similar level of security to the long established BS 3621 standard for single-point locks. BS 3621 has been the gold standard for single-point locks for timber doors having gained credibility when it comes to consumer understanding and acceptance.

The Master Locksmiths Association partners with locksmiths in Ireland

Dr Steffan George_142.jpgThe Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) - the UK's leading trade body for the locksmithing profession - has partnered with the Associated Locksmiths of Ireland (A.L.O.I.). The collaboration will see the MLA share its resources and support the running of the Irish association. The MLA, which boasts an impressive 50+ year track record of promoting and advising the locksmithing industry, will extend its support to the A.L.O.I., by handling all its communications and administering accreditation certificates.

The A.L.O.I. will continue to manage the day to day running of the association with the administrative support of the MLA.

Codelocks releases a series of new product updates for its best-selling locker lock

* Mini-Slam-Collage.jpgCodelocks has announced a series of product updates for its best-selling locker lock, the KitLock 1000. The new features, which include a battery level indicator, slam latch accessory and six-digit NetCodes, are designed to make the operation and maintenance of the locks much easier to control and manage.

"We are constantly looking at ways to make our range of digital door, cabinet and locker locks easier to use on a daily basis and the features we've announced today are good examples of some of the enhancements we've made," explains Grant Macdonald, Managing Director.

Avocet ATK snap-secure locks to guard Emplas composite doors

* Avocet-ATK-Emplas.jpgLeading window, door and conservatory supplier, Emplas has agreed to exclusively fit Avocet ATK locks on all of its composite doors. Northamptonshire-based Emplas opted to make the switch in order to ensure its customer base was being supplied with the best possible snap-secure lock.

Glyn Roberts, head of purchasing for Emplas, said: "We have a well-earned reputation for excellence, both in terms of product innovation and customer service, and as soon as we saw ATK in action we knew that if we didn't add it to our offering we wouldn't be living up to it. It is undoubtedly the best snap-secure lock for composite doors on the market."

Tiverton locksmith secures top industry accreditation

* 5-star_Master.jpgThe owner of Tiverton-based Five Star Security Services is celebrating being awarded the prestigious Master Locksmith accreditation. Graham Watts has passed the exam-based British Locksmiths Institute qualification with the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), the main trade association for locksmiths, which aims to govern the standards of the industry.

A long-term director of the firm, Graham recently took over the security business, which has been providing security systems for West Country businesses, educational institutions, care homes and homeowners for over 25 years.

New SK-1123-SDQ vandal-resistant outdoor access control keypad

* SK-doorpad.jpgSECO-LARM U.S.A., Inc. is now shipping its new SK-1123-SDQ vandal-resistant outdoor access control keypad, a model featuring much-improved user code, programming, timer, and other capabilities compared to the company's previous best-selling SK-1123-SQ, which as of February is no longer available for ordering.

The SK-1123-SDQ uses the same hardware and wiring as the SK-1123-SQ, and features the same appearance, but has been enhanced with the addition of visitor and super-user codes for improved administration.

Allegion encourages checks to door closing devices

* Allegion-encourages-door-checks.jpgSpecialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is encouraging facilities managers, fire safety managers and maintenance supervisors, as well as others in charge of safety in public sector buildings, to assess their door closing devices, in case an adjustment is necessary.

A recent warning from The Department of Health has highlighted issues in public sector buildings with regards to heavy fire doors closing too fast. The warning was prompted by a tragedy that occurred within a hospital regarding an electromagnetic hold-open door closer that was released due to a power failure and closed too quickly, despite being compliant with the British Standard BS EN 1155/4 and maintained regularly.

Alcatel Video surveillance solution

* Alcatel2.jpgDiscover a wireless home monitoring IP-cloud camera that's easy to set up and simple to use. With secure HD video streaming, advanced night vision, two-way audio and free real-time motion & sound alerts, free mobile Apps for iOS and Android, Alcatel IPC-10 FX IP camera helps to keep an eye on whatever matters to you from wherever you are.

Hikvision announces 2015 Preliminary Earnings results showing 46.97% growth

Hikvision, a global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has announced its preliminary earnings results for the full-year 2015, with revenues of US$3.88 billion, amounting to a 46.97% growth rate year on year.
Cynthia He, vice president at Hikvision, says there were a number of significant factors behind the company's sustained growth. "The security industry is continually developing and Hikvision is at the forefront of that development," she says.

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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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