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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th April 2016 Issue no. 307

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Demand for IT security rises in 2016

Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).

Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes

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Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and San Francisco-based startup's funding was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from Mesh Ventures, Wistron Corporation, and Phison Electronics.

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ABUS Modular Cylinder System launched at Totally DIY & LockExpo

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To 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.

Toolfix offers security and peace of mind of Winkhaus

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Security 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.

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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This Week's News

What's happening at IFSEC 2016? 21-23 June Excel, London

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- Keep your building safe and secure with Smart Buildings - new for 2016!
- Understand Home Automation - experts will be on hand so you can ask away about this new service
- Learn best practice and build your knowledge - over 230 hours of free content available
- And so much more!


Apprentices at the UK border prompt security fears

by David Barrett

The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security.

The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period - and a lack of on-the-job insight - could result in security lapses.

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Massive automated gates swing into action at Eurotunnel

* Gate-detail_Jacksons.jpgJacksons Fencing, one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, have recently installed a 4m x 14m fully automated double leaf swing gates, as part of the ongoing security updates at the Eurotunnel Coquelles site.

With each post weighing over a tonne and each leaf measuring 7m wide, weighing 1600kg and operated by 125mm bore x 1300mm stroke, rams weighing over 200 kilos and capable of lifting over 19 tonnes / 190,000 newtons (the equivalent of a full double decker bus), so this massive gate is anything but lightweight, yet is no slouch with the opening and closing operations completed within 60 seconds.

GJD's GSM dialler

* GJD710-Communicator.jpgGJD, a leading British manufacturer of professional security equipment has announced the benefits of its feature rich GSM dialler. The GSM is designed to connect with different alarm systems and automatically dial telephone numbers to announce a verbal or SMS alert when the system has been activated.

Once triggered, the GSM dialler has nine programmable dial-out numbers for voice and SMS messages. This enables a fast and reliable notification to all contacted users, ensuring total peace of mind.

Hikvision's third-generation Turbo HD brings 4K video to analog systems

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March 24th, 2016: Analog CCTV users can now enjoy 5MP HDTVI and 4K video resolution while safeguarding their investment in existing cabling infrastructure with Hikvision's launch of its third-generation analog HD solution. Turbo HD 3.0 not only ensures higher video performance with up to 5MP HDTVI input and 4K video output but also supports latency-free 1080p HD video up to 800m and HD720p transmission up to 1200m over coaxial cable.

MOBOTIX presents pioneering Innovations

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The latest version of MOBOTIX's professional MxMC video management software with high-speed playback and easy-to-use time-lapse function allows to analyze 24 hours of high-resolution video recordings in less than a minute.

Horror moment locksmith is killed after being hit by a stray bullet fired by lawyer tackling robbers

By Jon Lockett

CCTV shows the horrific moment a locksmith is killed after being hit by a stray bullet fired by a lawyer resisting a robbery in a busy Buenos Aires city centre street. Daniel De Negris, 56, dad to a 12-year-old girl, fell to the ground after the bullet hit him in the back of the neck.

The CCTV footage showed passers-by looking on without fully comprehending what was going on as the victim lies dying on the pavement.

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South Carolina locksmiths say recent sex-offender arrest highlights need for reform on state locksmith regulations

By Elizabeth Townsend

In the wake of local locksmith and convicted sex offender Panteleimon "Peter" Spirakis' most recent arrest, some locksmiths along the Grand Strand point to a need for legislation that regulates the industry in South Carolina. "If there isn't a law, there needs to be," Michelle Evans, one of Spirakis' former customers, said.

Nick Allen, owner of Affordable Lock and Key agrees that regulations are needed, and he rekeyed Evans' home for free after she told him Spirakis changed her locks before his arrest.

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Avante Logixx Inc. announces acquisition of 70% equity interest in City Wide Locksmiths Ltd

Avante Logixx Inc. ("Avante") is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 70% equity interest in City Wide Locksmiths Ltd. ("City Wide Locks") pursuant to share purchase agreements dated April 1, 2016 between Avante and certain departing shareholders for an aggregate purchase price of approximately CAN$2.6 million.

Based in the Greater Toronto Area and founded in 1973, City Wide Locks provides residential and commercial locksmith services and is a distributor of decorative door hardware while operating its show room and retail outlet under the brand 'Antique Door Hardware'.

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Urmet delivers IP video entry to high-end Central London development

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Urmet has supplied its IP video entry and access control solution to a £500m central London residential project on the north bank of the Thames.

Alpro wrapped up in a book

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Deadlocks and paddle handles from Alpro are securing Warwick House, a new £6m library and multi-user community building in Seaford, East Sussex. The library building, which includes nine supported accommodation residential units, is on three storeys and also offers day services for older people.

Assa Abloy and Spica at Data Centre World Exhibition

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Assa Abloy Access Control, a UK division of Assa Abloy, a global leader in door opening solutions, together with Spica will be presenting an integrated approach to access control within Data Centres at this year's Data Centre World exhibition.

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.

Why security plays an important role in building design

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With 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.

Aiphone and Advanced Access agree distribution partnership

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

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

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Executive 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.

Tradelocks Make KEYDIY Easy!

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Tradelocks are said to be the largest stockists and distributors of KEYDIY in the UK, allowing you to supply a large range of key replacement services without having to invest in high levels of stock. And now you can get your hands on some of these fantastic products at one-off discount prices - for a limited time only!

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.

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