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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
1st June 2016 Issue no. 315

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Clone it your way with Tradelocks smart cloning solutions

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In celebration of Keyline's glass transponder chip launch, Tradelocks are putting a huge promotion on all Keyline smart cloning solutions.

Borg BL6100 code lock for multipoint locks

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Ideal for use on uPVC and aluminium doors, the Borg BL6100 Code Lock has been specifically designed to easily fit to lift and turn multipoint locks. The lock is the only product of its kind on the market as it boasts a unique double-button press design, which allows each digit to be used twice in the code and provides greater levels of security.

The handle also protects against forced entry as it stays permanently clutched until the correct code is entered.

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.

This Week's News

Master Lock introduces a full line of safes specifically designed for business offices

* Business-office-safe.jpgCash, digital media, laptops, tablets, electronic devices, documents and confidential files are many of the possessions and valuables that must be secured against fire, water and burglary. Master Lock has the largest offer of safes and storage security for offices and stores.

The water and fire resistant safes feature 2.5cm thick bolts and a pry-resistant hinge bar on the door for added protection against forced entry and a multi-position shelf for better organization.

Yale showcases state-of-the-art Smart Living range at IFSEC 2016

* Smart-Home-alarm.jpgASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be exhibiting its product breadth at IFSEC that comes from years of expertise in the industry. The groups leading brands, including Yale, will be on stand E1100 in Hall S7 at Excel, London, from 21-23 June.

Yale will feature its state-of-the-art Smart Living range for the residential market, which includes both the Keyfree and Keyless Connected door locks, Smart HD CCTV, and Smart Home Alarm kits. The Smart Living range takes the hassle out of home security, allowing homeowners to remotely keep an eye on their property from anywhere at anytime.

Hikvision cameras push area surveillance to the limit with fully mobile CCTV solution

* mobile-camera.jpgWhen Mercury Fire & Security was asked to create a fully mobile CCTV solution for Nottingham-based client Magpie Security, it turned to Hikvision to confront the triple perils of dust, vibration and the British weather.

Mini strobe sirens now available from SECO-LARM

* Seco-larm-mini-strobes.jpgThe SECO-LARM Mini Strobe Siren has a synchronized piezo siren that sounds at 110dB at 1ft (30cm) and LED strobe light to help deter would be thieves. With high-impact plastic casings and weatherproof design, they allow for indoor and outdoor use.

Pick up a bargain! With discounts on Peterson picking tools at Tradelocks

* Petersen-promo.jpgTradelocks have another extraordinary promotion this week, with a massive 50% off selected Peterson Locksmith Tools.

Between Friday the 27th of May and Thursday the 2nd of June use promo code 'PETERSON' at the Tradelocks checkout to get your massive discount on a huge range of Peterson tools.

Room observation system for detention facilities

* room-observation-system.jpgSovereign Fire and Security has released a room observation system (ROS) to promote the welfare of vulnerable people in secure hospitals, mental health units, immigration centres and any kind of detention facility. The product will oversee duty of care but at the same time protect staff from spurious claims of mistreating or neglecting inmates.

The ROS consists of a high-security camera mounted inside the secure room paired with an Audio Visual Unit (AVU) installed outside the monitored area. Viewing and operation of the AVU is only possible for authorised users with valid electronic access control (EACS) credentials.

Allegion to acquire Trelock GmbH to become biggest in bike locks in EU

Allegion PLC, owner of among others Kryptonite and AXA Stenman Holding and a leading global security products provider, is taking over Trelock GmbH and related companies. With the Trelock take-over Allegion turns into the biggest supplier of bicycle locks in Europe.

T-Reign solutions for land and sea adventures

* T-Reign.jpgIn 2014, Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite joined forces with Outdoor Product Supplier Securikey T-Reign for his Expedition1000 journeys, during which a selection of products from the Retractable Gear Tether and ProCase ranges were provided for the trips.

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Hickleys add locksmith training to their Auto Locksmith training academy.

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Hickleys are pleased to announce that they are expanding their training academy with new dedicated training rooms, training equipment and courses to meet the need of domestic and commercial locksmiths.

Simply Keys 18th & 19th June

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Hickleys 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

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The 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

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Everyone 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.

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

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On 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.


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."

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