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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th May 2016 Issue no. 312

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Who's the new KIBB on the block?

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KIBB locks are an upsell product. Sell them to customers who want a security upgrade, because that's what they are. In the same way you sell an anti-snap euro cylinder, sell these as an anti-jemmy lever lock.

Hackers 3D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents

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A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has cracked open the controversy surrounding 3D printing and personal security.

Get the Tradelocks' designed 'ABS Cylinder Opening Tool'

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Defeat 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.

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This Week's News

The Auto Locksmiths Exhibition

ALEX-LOGO_142.jpgAs announced here last week the registration to attend the ALEX show 2016 set to run on 1st and 2nd October at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham, is open for everyone. 

We have had a huge response and we urge you to register to come to the show.

ABUS Diskus 24IB/50 wins "Best on Test Award"

* Best.jpgThe ABUS Diskus 24IB/50 was one of twelve padlocks tested by 'Practical Boat Owner' magazine with padlocks supplied by online specialist Nothing But Padlocks. The PBO tests were conducted to determine the "best padlock" for marine environments, taking account of cost, corrosion, strength, durability and consequent security.

The full test can be seen on line at www.pbo.co.uk The padlocks were placed in a saltwater spray tank for a month to simulate a year of normal use, then removed and tested with keys for function and examined externally for corrosion and rust. Once passing this test the padlocks were then attacked with 18" bolt croppers to determine a level of time attack resistance.

West Port selects Carl F Groupco for Ingenious order

* Ingenious-Door-Lock.jpgThe latest development in Carl F Groupco's long-standing partnership with West Port is the supply of the innovative Ingenious locking solutions.

With a strong reputation for high performance, bespoke timber windows and doors West Port is extremely selective when it comes to supplier relationships. Carl F Groupco has met the company's exacting requirements with staff continuing to impress with their knowledge, helpfulness and willingness to support.

Qvarn platform for managing workforce identities is now free and open source software

* Qvarn.jpgWith Privacy by Design, integrated Gluu access management and comprehensive support for regulatory data compliance, Qvarn is set to become the Europe-wide platform of choice for managing workforce identities and providing associated value-added services.

Construction industry federations in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States have been using the Qvarn Platform (www.qvarn.org) since October 2015 to securely manage the professional digital identities of close to one million construction workers.

NVR by Genius Vision

Genius Vision offers a free non-commercial version of NVR - If you have a personal security system and want to be able to monitor that system remotely, then a NVR may the solution for you. NVR or a network video recorder provides a means of recording video to external as well as internal storage devices via a dedicated device.

Boon Edam renames and improves security gate models

* Turnlock.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, thas announced that the company has changed the names of its full height and waist high security access gates to match the naming conventions of its turnstiles.

The full height security gate has also been re-engineered to offer more flexibility, improved aesthetics and ROI.

EU approves new data protection rules

After being given full approval by the European Parliament, the data protection reforms have now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The two year countdown begins now as the Regulation will apply from 25 May 2018 and the Directive from 5 May 2018. Further updates will be published over the coming months on the ICO’s dedicated data protection reform website.

Send for Help group confirmed as the world's largest lone worker protection provider

The Send for Help Group, which owns subsidiary brands Skyguard and Guardian24, has been confirmed as the world's largest lone worker protection provider in a recent market research report. The 'People Monitoring and Safety Solutions' report published by business intelligence specialists Berg Insight states, "The Group is now the leading lone worker protection service provider worldwide, with a combined subscriber base of more than 100,000 end users across several vertical market segments in the UK."

This follows Send For Help's acquisition of Belfast-based Bluechip Technologies Ltd (trading as Guardian24) in November 2014, and continued record growth for the Group's Skyguard subsidiary.

Precast concrete perimeter security barrier set to debut at IFSEC

* Kijlstra.jpgAn innovative security barrier value engineered for complete site perimeters will debut at IFSEC. The Blokade system (stand F1975) from leading precast concrete specialist Kijlstra is unique in that it interlocks, each 5.2-tonne unit of four 1m2 pyramids featuring a male and female connector that simply slot into place.


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Secure Yourself a Saving this Week with Tradelocks

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Get massive savings on 6 lever mortice locks and accessories this week at Tradelocks! Kitemarked to BS3621 British Standard, both the dead lock and sash lock are packed with security features, and are by far the lowest priced Kitemarked mortice locks on the market.

Skyguard's Mysos device safeguards Derbyshire community health services NHS Trust's outreach staff

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has turned to Skyguard's BS 8484 approved personal alarms to safeguard their community-based staff tasked with providing in-home services.

Samsung tightens smart home kit security after researchers prod apps

By Iain Thomson

Samsung has said there's nothing for owners of its SmartThings home security gear to worry about - after researchers showed numerous ways to commandeer devices and disable locks.

The three researchers from the University of Michigan, who were partially sponsored by Microsoft, have demonstrated that with the help of malicious apps, electronically activated door locks can be opened, alarms set off, and settings fiddled with for smartish homes - all remotely.

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Alpro opening doors at castle

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Transom closers and hook locks from Alpro have been installed in a new visitor centre at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. The castle lies in a 1,200-acre estate on the Costwold Hills and was used by Richard III as a base during the Wars of the Roses. It is also the last resting place of Katherine Parr, a wife of Henry VIII who outlived him.

Lock Cylinders

When I were a lad!!! It was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours the Ingersol SC1 Being the most chunky it had secure keys that required the consumer to buy, by post, with his registration a duplicate which was sent by recorded delivery. You could get brass or nickel.

Keyline VAT FREE Frenzy at Tradelocks

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It's Keyline chaos at Tradelocks this week with a VAT FREE deal on ALL products from the Italian brand. Horseshoe keys, electronic heads, pod car keys, key cloning devices, emergency keys; get the answer to your every auto locksmithing need, VAT FREE, for one week only.

How locksmith Craig was tricked into being Michael McIntyre's 'unexpected star'

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By Jade Grassby, Bournemouth Echo

A locksmith had the shock of his life when he unsuspectingly opened a theatre door and walked on stage in front of thousands of people. Craig Hayward, from Poole, was the 'unexpected star' on Michael McIntyre's Big Show on Saturday. The 31-year-old was set up by his Keytek colleagues, who had to keep the secret of his upcoming guest appearance on the comedian's new television series for several weeks.

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RCT Homes issues guardian24's microguard device to high risk staff

Social housing provider, RCT Homes has selected Guardian24's state-of-the-art MicroGuard device to protect their lone working and at-risk employees.

Who Inspires Who?

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This 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.

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.

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