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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th April 2016 Issue no. 308

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GJD's GSM dialler

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GJD, 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.

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

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Now with higher video performance, increased compression efficiency, longer transmission distances and Power over Coax technology while retaining seamless compatibility with existing analog and network IP cameras from most manufacturers

MOBOTIX presents pioneering Innovations

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MOBOTIX presents innovations and groundbreaking solutions of professional video security, smart home automation and access control.

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.

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This Week's News

Master Locksmiths announce show dates 2017

The MLA has announced their show dates for 2017- it will be at the Telford centre again and Friday 6th October 2017 -Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th. See the website for updates.


Drilling for profit

* Drill-bits.jpgThis article is the first of a series of 'tasters' from sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine.

By Colin McClements

The article is designed to give you an overview of the different types of drills and equipment to assist in using the correct tool for the job.

ABUS adds new high security padlocks to Titalium Range

* Abus-new.jpgThe launch of TITALIUM 96 and 98 padlocks complements the ABUS' top selling TITALIUM range with two new high security padlock styles. Both feature a solid steel look lock body and high tech reversible keys.

These new 96 and 98 TITALIUM padlocks exude an air of high security at first sight - by the consumer who will see the need and the thief who will be deterred.

Allegion Twitter competition #SpottedBriton

Allegion are running a Twitter based competition called #SpottedBriton and it is to see where their Briton products are installed.

"Briton products are durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting, and recently we’ve spotted loads of Briton products that were installed years ago, and are still going strong today! We’re interested to see which Briton products you spot out and about, and learn where our products are installed. Win a £50 shopping voucher!"

Please see here for the full details:

Boldly going where no security product has gone before

* ACT-Space-launch.jpgACT, manufacturers of access control and VMS solutions have launched their latest cloud-based product ACT365 in a unique way. The challenge was to convey the major benefits of ACT365 in a simple yet interesting and fun manner.

ACT365 is a cloud-based integrated access control and video management solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world using a web browser or the ACT365 smart phone App.

Karamba Security raises US$2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised US$2.5 million in seed funding to bring cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.

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New address & Tel no for Advanced Keys

Advanced Keys Limited
Unit D1
OYO Business Park
Park Lane
B35 6AN

Tel: +44 (0)121 749 5210

Aurora to show AI-powered facial recognition system FaceSentinel at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2016

* FaceSentinel.jpgPioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will be exhibiting its Artificial Intelligence-powered biometric access control system, FaceSentinel, at the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London on April 19 and 20.

FaceSentinel is the world's first biometric access control authentication product powered by Deep Learning. Designed for integration with existing access control systems, the ground-breaking facial recognition system uses AI and infrared light to achieve unparalleled facial recognition speed, accuracy and reliability.

False ID rise 'risk to UK security'

A reported rise in migrants aiming to enter Britain using false papers poses real dangers to security, home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz has said.

EU border agency Frontex reported a 70% year-on-year rise in fraudulent documents held by UK-bound migrants. This was mostly due to Ukrainians using real Polish ID cards and Albanians with Italian and Greek papers, it said.

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SSAIB's BT Tower Installer Forum proves a sellout success...

* BT-Tower.jpgSSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has taken just eight hours to fill all 70 places available at its upcoming Installer Forum, powered by IFSEC International and hosted by BT Redcare.

The 2016 Installer Forum is one of many similar seminars being held by SSAIB around the UK and Ireland this year and the 4th May London event will be SSAIB's third consecutive annual visit to the prestigious BT Tower in central London.

Yale Locks & Hardware renews commitment to Habitat for Humanity with US$5 million pledge of locksets

Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, has announced it will renew its pledge to support Habitat for Humanity in its effort to create decent, affordable housing. The commitment is Yale's fourth consecutive five-year pledge, each time donating US$5 million of interior and exterior locks and keys for Habitat homes.

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

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Discover the most innovative security products and systems amongst the sea of over 600 exhibitors and thousands of products on display:

- 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

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Jacksons 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.

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.

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