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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th July 2016 Issue no. 321

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International News

Traka Systems step-up security awareness within staff at Manchester Uni

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With 37,000 students on campus and 200 facilities staff with access to certain keys, the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) security team face the challenging task of keeping everyone and every asset secure.

ABUS make improvements to their 83 Padlock Range

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As part of ABUS' continual product improvement the 83/55, 83CS/55 and 83WP/63s have all been upgraded to a 6 pin keyway offering greater keyed alike and master keyed flexibility through significantly more differs and further anti-pick security.

These mid security 83 models have consequently gained the coveted Silver Sold Secure approval, complementing the existing 83 Bronze and Gold Sold Secure models. ABUS' 83 range offers a complete security spectrum from 45mm aluminium to 80mm hardened steel bodies.

The car that locks out cyber criminals: Hack-proof black cab to be unveiled in London

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By Ryan O'Hare

A British firm claims to have made the first hack-proof security system that uses a series of firewalls and unique data keys which can't be cloned. Experts have warned vulnerability of car computers is a major concern. The system is fitted in the next generation of London taxi, the Metrocab

Cybercriminals on the lookout for a vehicle to hack may soon face stiff opposition, as experts claim to have made the first hack-proof car.

ODSecurity selected for major Canadian through-body scanner contract?

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Netherlands based security systems manufacturer, ODSecurity, and their Canadian distributor, Visiontec Systems, have announced the award of a contract to supply 29 Soter RS Through-Body Scanners to the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Ontario, Canada. 

How the 'insecurity of things' creates the next wave of security opportunities

By Mahendra Ramsinghani

More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented.

Aurora unveils breakthrough access control technology straight out of sci-fi

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Aurora's FaceSentinel in Identification Mode allows users to pass through security doors without cards, tokens or codes. A world-first in access control technology that allows registered users to open doors simply by looking at a sensor, with no need for any additional verification such as tokens, cards or PINs.

SECO-LARM introduces a new series of Miniature Single Photobeams

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The SECO-LARM Miniature Single Photobeams, E-961-S50TB (single-frequency) and E-964-S50TB (multi-frequency), are simple, easy-to-use, and easy-to-install single-beam infrared motion sensor.

The devices easily install almost anywhere to provide an invisible beam that, when broken, sends a signal to activate a light, beeper, or other device.

Sargent and Greenleaf hosts global distributor meeting at corporate headquarters

Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security, hosted over 40 industry distributors from 24 countries including Sweden, New Zealand, China, Ecuador and United Kingdom during its Global Distributor Meeting in May.

Police across the USA concerned over rise in use of Bump Keys

By Grace Wong

It used to be that only locksmiths used bump keys - a modified key that can be used to open many kinds of locks -- but now anyone can buy them online, and police are worried because the keys are increasingly being used in burglaries across the country.

In some cases people don't even know they've been burglarized. That's because bump keys can be used to break into your house without leaving a trace.

This Week's News

The Kibb Nightlatch

* Kibb-nightlatch.jpgThis week's 'taster' from sister publication Locks & Security Magazine is the Kibb Nightlatch: Another superb piece of engineering the body is solid brass and the backplate which bolts through to the cylinder guard is laminated and riveted.

The backplate is 4 laminated layers. The striker is almost 300mm long and 5mm thick - fitted with half decent screws it will be impossible to kick a door in quickly. Supplied with all fixings and allen keys for the bolts - Kibb locks for serious security buffs.

Read more at www.lasm.co.uk 

Car key replacements without the costs!

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Up until Thursday the 14th of July you can get a selection of Lishi remotes including the new ford ranger remote for an incredible - one time only - low price! These Genuine Lishi remotes are not the original car manufacturer's keys but are extremely high quality, and unlike other products on the market, they do not lose coding - making them the perfect choice for an aftermarket car key replacement.

Struggling to retrieve that PIN code?

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Designed and developed by Key Programmers the TrueCode Smart helps locksmiths to program vehicle remotes, keys and cards in a quick and easy way by simply extracting and revealing the security pincode and enabling keys and remotes to be cleared or added to the memory.

Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

Well over a third (38%) of UK small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that if they don't adapt their business models they will go out of business in five years.

However, only a mere 2% have done something about it. These are the findings of the 2016 'SME Barometer Research' commissioned by Exact - an annual survey looking at technology adoption among 2,500 SMEs across Europe and the USA - which reveals a number of differing outlooks, across the countries studied.

380 MOBOTIX outdoor cameras protect UNESCO World Heritage site Pompeii

* Pompei.jpgPompeii is the world-famous ancient Roman city near modern Naples which may receive up to 15,000 tourists in a single day - a numerical turnout second to only the Coliseum in Italy.

To protect the extraordinarily well-preserved artifacts and decorated surfaces and to prevent potential damage, over 380 MOBOTIX dual-dome cameras were installed at the inner heart of this archaeological site. MOBOTIX won over all other technologies, especially because of the unrivaled image quality and the decentralized system structure which results in less network infrastructure and a reduction of the overall system costs. 

Southampton based locksmith celebrates his 40th year in the trade

A Hampshire locksmith will celebrate his fortieth year in the trade on the 1st of July this year. Peter Griffiths began his training in 1976, before setting up his own business, Advanced Locksmiths, in 1982.

Since then, the Southampton based company has been providing a wide range of locksmith's services to customers throughout Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex. Advanced Locksmiths was formed as a family company and is still owned and run by Peter and his wife Fiona, who deals with the accounting side of the business.

To spec or not to spec that van

* Van.jpgBCA offers business van users top tips on getting the best price when it comes to resale

BCA, Europe's largest used vehicle marketplace, is offering the thousands of small enterprises that use vans, some useful advice on what to consider when buying their next vehicle.

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What every locksmith should know

The full article is published in the current edition of sister publication Locks and Security Magazine

By Brian Morland

The very nature of being a modern day locksmith is that he answers the needs of his customers locking security needs, and that more often than not is to repair, replace or upgrade an existing lock. One aspect of the work that I have always particularly enjoyed is when I'm called to a property or indeed to a safe or even a piece of furniture, where the lock has failed or the key is lost.

Deals and demos galore at the Tradelocks Open Day!

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Don't forget to register for the Tradelocks Open Day on the 20th of August to get your hands on the very best Tradelocks deals and the opportunity to win HUGE product giveaways!

Advice for securing possessions - holidays loom

Holiday season is here and as many of us prepare to jet off on our holidays, it's inevitable that some of us will sadly fall victim to burglaries at our destinations and at our unguarded homes. With recent home security research by Safe.co.uk showing that three quarters of Brits know somebody who has been burgled, it comes as quite a shock that only a quarter have security alarms fitted to their homes.

Even more worrying is that more than a quarter of people admit to leaving their house with the back door unlocked.

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Local locksmith approved by Master Locksmiths Association as business goes from strength to strength

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A local locksmiths business, founded by ex-soldier and dyslexia sufferer, Eyan Maloney only four years ago, has been approved by the Master Locksmith Association. The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the UK's leading trade association for the locksmith industry, helping trainees work towards becoming vetted and fully inspected locksmiths.

Householders turn to DHF for cylinder locksnap solution

Awareness of the growing threat of lock cylinder snapping is surging amongst trade professionals and the general public alike. Locksmiths, security specialists and householders are increasingly visiting the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) website to find out more about the BSI Kitemarked TS 007 three star solution.

Tradelocks Open Day date change!

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There'll be more deals and special prices than ever before at the up and coming Tradelocks Open Day, which will now be held of the 20th of August.

New Building Regs security rules - help from Door & Hardware Federation

Valuable advice on how to meet the new security requirements within the English Building Regulations has been published by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) which represents the UK's leading manufacturers of door and window hardware and locks.

Show opens new doors for Pickersgill-Kaye's products

Pickersgill-Kaye reported brisk business following the Home Office's 2016 Security & Policing Exhibition in Farnborough, with the manufacturer of high security and custodial products attracting encouraging sales enquiries after displaying its range of locks and hatches.

The Leeds based company, which designs and manufactures all its locks in the UK, recently posted a sales increase to £3.5million for 2015 and is confident of another successful year after generating many enquiries as a result of exhibiting at the security industries' showcase event.

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