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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th May 2016 Issue no. 313

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

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The 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.

West Port selects Carl F Groupco for Ingenious order

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

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

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With 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.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

3DG launch the Mercedes NEC IR Key-ESL Kit by Simon Touch

* Simon-Touch-Launch.jpgThis is one of the most comprehensive Mercedes tools on the market. As well as being able to programme Mercedes keys this tool is able to perform multiple other functions such as fast key calculations and renew used or unrepairable ESL with no dealer pass or tokens.

Simply Keys 18th & 19th June

* Simply-Keys.jpgHickleys are holding their annual customer weekend called Simply Keys on the 18th & 19th June in Wolverhampton.

If you are an Auto Locksmith, offer vehicle key cloning or are interested in entering this market, this is the place you have to be to see the latest in vehicle key solutions. Simply Keys is not a conventional trade show, it is packed with vehicle demonstrations, product demonstrations, technical discussion and presentations.

Security firm behind Old Trafford bomb blunder likely to be dumped by Manchester United

* old_trafford_mufc.jpgThe private security company responsible for the colossal blunder that led to Old Trafford being evacuated amid terror threat concerns on Sunday are likely to be dumped by Manchester United.

Security Search Management & Solutions are understood to be the firm brought in to help conduct a training exercise involving sniffer dogs at Old Trafford last Wednesday.

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Get the genius of Chris Belcher at Tradelocks

* CB-tools.jpgEveryone in the locksmithing world knows and respects esteemed professional Chris Belcher, and Tradelocks are proud to have been associated with him over the past 6 years.

In celebration of their partnership and his clever contributions to the industry Tradelocks have knocked down the prices of a selection of his world renowned tools - so you can see the brilliance of Chris yourself at an extremely affordable price.

Electronic locks hacked by burglar

Indianapolis police are on the hunt for a burglar breaking into downtown apartments and stealing high ticket items like TVs.

It's believed the crook is gaining access by hacking into the electronic lock system that many downtown apartments have.

"You can break into anything these days," said resident Bruce Morrison. "It's kind of scary to think that someone is breaking into buildings even through some sophisticated security," said Patrick Spanner.

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Hikvision PanoVu panoramic camera wins prestigious iF Design Award

* PanoVu.jpgThe PanoVu Panoramic Camera is recognized by a panel of renowned industry experts, praising the camera's simple design, compact structure and easy installation.

Hikvision has received a prestigious iF Design Award for its PanoVu series camera DS-2DP1636-D 16MP 360-degree panoramic camera. The annual iF Design Award is recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, attracting more than 5,000 submissions from 70 different countries, and is judged by a panel of over 60 design experts.

Yale Multi-Family Solution featuring Accentra lock management software

Yale Locks & Hardware introduces its Multi-Family Solution, featuring Yale Accentra lock management software for multi-family housing. The cloud-based software allows facility administrators to easily manage access rights for residents, guests and employees.

Yale Accentra is a dedicated web-based software designed to eliminate costs and maintenance of on-site servers and ensure that databases are always accessible and secure.

IFSEC: see the latest in Door Entry and Home Automation technology (SimpleHome) from Comelit

* Comelit_Product.jpgOn display at this year's IFSEC will be Comelit's NEW Maxi IP Monitor available in two versions: 2-wire and ViP, along with a full range of internal monitors, external panels and home automation technology. The colour door entry monitor, Icona Manager, offers a full range of home automation functions for controlling domestic installations and devices, from heating to alarm systems and audio distribution.


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The Auto Locksmiths Exhibition

As 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.

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."

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.

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