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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th April 2016 Issue no. 309

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ABUS adds new high security padlocks to Titalium Range

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The 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.

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

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ACT, 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.

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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This Week's News

Get the Tradelocks' designed 'ABS Cylinder Opening Tool'

* ABS-Tool.jpgDefeat the ABS 3* Cylinder with the new tool from Tradelocks! The brand new 'ABS Opening Tool' (not manufactured by ABS), guarantees access to the ABS 3* Kitemarked Cylinder, in just minutes, with little to no prior knowledge of locks.

3* cylinders are the highest rated locks and harder to get into then standard non-kitemarked or 1* Kitemarked locks. But the new opening tool which specifically tackles the ABS 3* cylinder, has been designed by Tradelocks to undermine the dimple keyway that ABS, amongst others, have used. It is a semi-destructive opening tool as it does snap some of the pins inside the cylinder. But, if used correctly, the original key should still work even once the cylinder has been defeated - leaving almost no trace of entry.

Who Inspires Who?

* Detainer.jpgThis article is another in a series of 'tasters' from sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine.

By Brian Morland - Curator of 'The History of Locks' Museum.

Everybody knows the Chubb Security Range lock, the 3G110, sometimes also known as the Castle Security Range. Some long standing locksmiths will also know that it was Bill Stanton, whilst with Chubb's R&D department, who developed and patented the lock on behalf of his firm.

GJD's D-TECT 3 IP external motion detector

* D-TECT-IP.jpgGJD's innovative D-TECT 3 IP external motion detector is designed to be an advanced replacement for traditional analogue detectors. The D-TECT 3 IP combines all of the versatile benefits of the company's D-TECT 3, coupled with IP connectivity to provide reliable IP based security detection.

The intelligent pairing of quad element PIR and microwave detection technologies, enables the DTECT 3 IP to effectively pinpoint intruders and ensure nuisance triggers are kept to an absolute minimum.

Pro-Vision to offer TDSi range of Integrated Access Control Systems

* TDSi.jpgPro-Vision Distribution Limited, the distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, has recently signed an agreement to supply and support the full portfolio of equipment from TDSi - one of the UK's leading international suppliers of integrated access control systems.

TDSi has been manufacturing and supplying access control systems for over 30 years. Under the agreement, Pro-Vision Distribution will sell and support everything from stand-alone, entry-level products right through to sophisticated multi-application management systems. This includes a wide selection of controllers, readers, software systems and accessories together with products developed for specific sector applications.

Jacksons shortlisted for coveted DCS Award 2016

Jacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the hotly contested 'Data Centre Physical Security & Fire Suppression Product of the Year' category at this years DCS Awards.

The DCS awards were created to acknowledge and reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena.

Malwarebytes CEO wants to 'reinvent security'

The CEO of Malwarebytes has said that he wants to "reinvent" security by being to end-point security what the App Store is to an iPhone. The anti-malware vendor recently scored $50m (£35m) in funding, just eight years after it was founded by Polish-born entrepreneur Marcin Klecyznski when he was 18.

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Cut crime, cut grass!

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April showers combined with some warm temperatures has seen an explosion of growth in the garden. Unkempt lawns, hedges or grounds surrounding such properties attracts unwanted attention, particularly for properties that are temporarily vacant.

Total Control for Jordan's House of Parliament

* Jordan-HOP.jpgEvery government around the world takes the safety and security of its elected representatives and personnel extremely seriously. This is certainly the case in Jordan where the 150 elected Representatives in the national parliament recently benefited from a complete upgrade of their CCTV surveillance system.

Veracity and Hanwha Techwin announce global deal for surveillance storage solutions

Veracity has announced that Hanwha Techwin will soon be able to provide Veracity's COLDSTORE and TRINITY surveillance storage solutions through Hanwha Techwin's normal distribution channels. The global marketing partnership was formalised in a signing ceremony at Veracity's headquarters in Prestwick, UK.

Mr Cheol Kyo Kim, President and CEO of Hanwha Techwin and Mr Alastair McLeod, Group CEO of Veracity UK Ltd concluded the deal and are delighted at the prospects of the collaboration. The deal includes the exclusive global rights for Hanwha delivery of the latest tamper-proof IP camera connection system called Linklock, which protects otherwise vulnerable external-to-building IP connections used for IP cameras.

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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

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This 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.

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

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Pioneering 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.

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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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.

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