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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th July 2016 Issue no. 322

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The Kibb Nightlatch

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This 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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Want to provide a car key replacement service but without the extravagant costs and high amounts of stock? Genuine Lishi remotes plus chips are just £19.95 + VAT each, for 1 week only at Tradelocks.

Struggling to retrieve that PIN code?

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Do not fear, the TrueCode Smart is here! The TrueCode Smart system by KeyProgrammers now sold at Lockdecoders.com

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.

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.

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This Week's News

Meet the experts at the Tradelocks Open Day

* Chris-Belcher.jpgTradelocks have announced a host of industry leading professionals including Chris Belcher and Martin Pink will be in attendance at their Open Day event on the 20th of August. Everyone in the locksmith world knows and respects Chris Belcher and now is your chance to speak to the man himself.

The developer of RPCP tools and the genius behind the Multi Gauge Mortice Pick will be on hand to answer questions, give tips and advice to everyone in attendance of the event in August.

ALEX - the only Auto Locksmiths Exhibition in Europe

* ALEX-logo-2016.jpgWhy? The cutting and replacing keys to vehicles has become quite a high tech trade. From the need to prevent the theft of vehicles and the simple cutting a new set of keys electronic methods were introduced. As each of these appeared they needed a legitimate way to reproduce replacement of extra keys.

Which of course then allowed unauthorised copies. So the systems increased in complexity and the amount of kit needed expanded faster than the universe. So ALEXPO was introduced to showcase new equipment, new tools, new methods laced with small but friendly training seminars in a dedicated training area with close up TV coverage so you can see everything from a chair with a cup of tea or something else....

Essex village pays for its own security guards to fight crime after police cut patrols

A well-off village has hired a private security firm to deter criminals after it was abandoned by police who scrapped local beat officers. Crime levels have soared in well-to-do Tiptree, Essex, since its police station was closed five years ago, leaving the elderly and vulnerable scared to leave their homes.

Regular foot and vehicle patrols will now be carried out by 'community marshalls' from Regency Security Group (RSG) at an annual cost of £12,000 - the equivalent of just £1.20 each for the 10,000 residents of the village. The firm would provide staff with powers similar to those of community support officer.

Fortress / Strongbolt / Yale decoder

Another snippet from the latest issue of sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine:

By Geraint Jones of GJ Locks

What do these 3 have in common? They can be decoded and opened non destructively in less time than it will take you to read this article. If you're proficient with drilling mortice locks you should be able to drill and pick any of these locks in about 4 minutes. However the downside of drilling them is obvious:

Allegion gets behind fire door safety week

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FDSW takes place 26th Sept 2016 to 2nd Oct 2016, with the aim of raising awareness of the critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.

Veracity help Police Scotland protect The Open

* Police-monitoring.jpgVeracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display has provided key technology to Police Scotland's Communications vehicle infrastructure protecting last week's Open Golf Championship in Troon.

Whilst the biggest annual golf event in the UK is played out to millions across global television networks, Police Scotland's duty is to monitor the site which welcomed over 173,000 visitors during the 4 days of the Championship.

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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.

To spec or not to spec that van

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BCA 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.

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.

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