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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th March 2016 Issue no. 303

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PAS 3621 sets the standard for multi-point locks

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House 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.

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

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Codelocks 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.

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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Master Lock introduces the worlds most secure bluetooth padlocks

* bluetooth-padlock.jpgMaster Lock has become the first security specialist to unveil Bluetooth padlocks combining keyless entry, shared access and no numerical codes, backed by the latest technology and their 100 years of trusted expertise.

The award winning Bluetooth(r) Smart Padlocks provide essential peace of mind in countless situations at home, work, or on the move, and use your smartphone or tablet to secure possessions via a simple app, eliminating the hassle of lost keys or forgotten combinations.

Car key cloning at Tradelocks

* Keyline1.jpgNEW Keyline car key cloning accessories available at Tradelocks at special introductory prices - for a limited time only! From ID48 cloning machines, to can chips, electronic heads and horseshoes; Tradelocks has it all covered when it comes to car key cloning machines and accessories. Supplying all the products an auto locksmith needs to carry out successful cloning services.

Keyline, part of Bianchi 1770 Group, are renowned for their quality mechanical and electronic key cutting machines as well as being leading manufacturers of transponder car keys and the first to develop the ID48 chip cloning system. Tradelocks supply a range of their products at unrivalled prices and are constantly updating their stocks with the products you need to make your job easier and your services more exte

ICO launches new data protection self-assessment tool for SMEs

The ICO has launched a self-assessment tool that will help small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act. The toolkit provides handy links to relevant guidance and further information. It will generate an assessment rating based on user responses.


GJD to showcase latest products at the Security TWENTY 16 Ireland Conference and Exhibition

* GJD-Clarius-Plus.jpgGJD, one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators is pleased to announce they are exhibiting at Security TWENTY 16 (ST16) in Ireland.

GJD at stand 38 will be showcasing its latest products including the Clarius Plus range of Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators and the BS8418 compliant D-TECT range. Full product demonstrations will be available on their stand.

Evander Glazing & Locks acquired by VPS

Evander, the nationwide 24/7 emergency response and repair provider of glazing and locks, has been acquired by VPS, the vacant property, site security and property services specialists.

Headquartered in the UK, the VPS Group leads the European vacant property services market, providing a full suite of specialist solutions across the complete property lifecycle, as well as offering a wide range of services covering remote sites and occupied property. Its activities cover security solutions (including its award-winning SmartAlarm product range, CCTV, steel screens, manned guarding and live-in guardians), and property management (clearing, cleaning, waste disposal, maintenance and grounds services).

Lockexpo 2016

* show-pic1.gifThis was probably the best and most visited show we have ever staged. Visitor numbers were up on last year; Sunday was the best we ever had, people were still arriving at 14:00.There are a number of videos now on youtube - www.youtube.com

Exhibitors reported brisk trade and 45 have asked to reserve the same spot for next March (4/5th March 2017).

* show-pic2.gifEach year I marvel at how we have exceeded the look and feel of the show from previous years and last year I thought we had topped out......WRONG! The setup was amazing, stands built and staffed, plenty of giveaways.* show-pic3.gifIt looked amazing - do come next year it will go up another notch I am sure. There was a hubbub all day long and the bars in the hotel and around Nottingham swelled by thirsty locksmiths. The bring and buy sale was a huge success and will be repeated.

We have lots of new ideas for 2017 so look out for all our news.

* show-pic4.gifDon't forget for those into Auto locksmithing or those thinking they may well like to find out more ALEXPO 1/2 Oct at The Belfry Nottingham - see the advert this site.

A huge thanks to Exhibitors, the sponsor UAP Tradelocks and all the visitors that make this event the success it is.

Mike and the whole team.

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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.

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.

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

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MOBOTIX 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.

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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