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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
23rd March 2016 Issue no. 305

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International News

iLoq door lock is powered by phones

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Finnish digital lock mechanism specialist iLoq has unveiled what is claimed to be the world's first electronic door lock powered by a user's NFC mobile phone, removing the need for the lock to be equipped with a battery or external power source.

Allegion upgrades Briton outside access devices

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Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, will launch its eagerly awaited, upgraded outside access devices (OADs) by Briton this month.
The all-new design offers a host of innovative features, including return-to-door lever handles, anti-vandal design and full compliance with BS 8300, making this a valuable upgrade to Briton's panic hardware range.

Securikey picks Master Lock

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Leading UK supplier Securikey is proud to be able to offer a range of Master Lock security products following The Master Lock(c) Company's recent acquisition of Sentry Safe.

ACT develops new door controller

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Access control manufacturer ACT has released a single-door IP controller aimed at new and existing customers. The ACTpro 1520e gives integrators ultimate flexibility. They can install the controller using IP at every door, create a hub from RS485 or, most importantly, expand using Ethernet by exploiting the unit's dual Ethernet switch.

Security market to exceed $170 billion by 2020, analysts say

by Darren Paul

The information security market will hit US$170 billion by 2020, a growth projection of some US$100 billion (£70 billion) from current figures according to analyst firms.

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Master Lock introduces the worlds most secure bluetooth padlocks

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Master 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.

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.

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This Week's News

First crime prevention exhibition and conference to be held in Liverpool

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.

ABUS Modular Cylinder System launched at Totally DIY & LockExpo

* Abus-comp.jpgTo help lock specialists get easier and more profitable sales ABUS launched its ModularMX cylinder system, compatible with existing ABUS Bravus, Vitess and Zolit euro double and thumbturn patented and trademark protected cylinder systems. ModularMX offers maximum flexibility for quick tool free modification and fitting of nickel cylinders ranging from 30/30mm to 70/70mm - without the need for stock of every cylinder size.

Locksmiths driving to an on-site service call or emergency callout, won't know the cylinder lengths required: ABUS ModularMX offers the ideal solution. The Modular system variants allow locksmiths to react to the onsite requirements in a flexible and secure manner, saving time, stock and avoiding costly return trips.

Toolfix offers security and peace of mind of Winkhaus

* winkhaus-door.jpgSecurity is an important issue in the home. Insurers usually insist upon the main exterior doors of a property being fitted with a mortice deadlock with at least five levers that conforms to BS3621:2007 or equivalent.

Where a homeowner or architect has chosen a wooden double-leaf or stable exterior door the issue is complicated by the need for additional key operated security bolts top and bottom, positioned vertically, not against the opposing leaf.

Why security plays an important role in building design

* BANHAM-Design.jpgWith the vast array of security solutions currently available on the market, from access control for gates, to 24 hour CCTV coverage and sophisticated intruder alarms; choosing the right system to fully meet your needs can be a difficult task.

However, the choice can be made much more simple if you consider the options available to you during the planning stages of the new-build process.

Aiphone and Advanced Access agree distribution partnership

* AIPH.jpgAiphone, one of world's most trusted communication solutions brands, has appointed Advanced Access Ltd as a UK distributor for its video door entry systems.

Established in 1997, Advanced Access Ltd is the leading independent trade distributor of Access Control and door entry systems in the UK.

Recess Mounting Kit for Canon VB Series Mini-Domes

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The mounting kit is designed for environments where the camera must function to full potential without distracting people or compromising building aesthetics. Installers will benefit from the unit in scenarios such as hotel corridors where proprietors want guests to be reassured as to their personal safety and the security of their belongings but at no time feel that surveillance is excessive.

Tradelocks goes International with a BRAND NEW Website!

* TL-website.jpgNow available in over 80 different countries, Tradelock's new and improved website with a host of new features has been launched! Easier to navigate and easier to add items to your basket; customers should find the new, attractive design and clear layout simple to use and easier to find exactly what they are looking for.

With additional features including special offers; which are now visible on the homepage along with a link to the product and a clearly marked price. Shoppers will also have help looking for the items they want with suggestions to related products. The 'customers who bought this also bought' link will help shoppers find exactly what they are looking for without having to search through different categories and scroll through the hundreds of products.

BSIA recognises incredible contributions of Security Personnel

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.

Access control at Oxford University

* All-Souls.jpgExecutive Alarms has installed ACT access control equipment at All Souls College, University of Oxford. The College was founded in 1438 and one of the main challenges was to safeguard people and property without affecting the visual appeal of buildings from the reign of Henry VI.

All Souls is benefiting from the latest version of ACT's management software, ACTenterprise. This is a role-based platform with functionality available to users according to their specific needs (e.g. installer, security guard, system administrator) and which offers operators the look and feel of a web browser experience.

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Tradelocks Make KEYDIY Easy!

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Pro-Vision release new product catalogue

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Pro-Vision, the UK distributor of security equipment has recently launched its latest 200+ page product catalogue (dated March 2016) featuring the very best in branded CCTV and Access Control equipment.

Costain and VPS Site Security shortlisted for joint entry in Construction Awards

VPS Site Security, specialists in protecting large and remote locations from construction sites to railways, and Costain, the British construction and civil engineering company, have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.

10 reasons to start tracking your vehicles

Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits. 

But why go to the expense of implementing a vehicle tracking system? Here are ten of the most common reasons.

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

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GJD, 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.

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