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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th July 2016 Issue no. 323

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ALEX - the only Auto Locksmiths Exhibition in Europe

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Why? 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.

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:

Veracity help Police Scotland protect The Open

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Veracity, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

ALEX -The only Auto Locksmiths Exhibition in Europe - just weeks to go

Just weeks to the show of shows, everything for the vehicle locksmith new and old will be at this show. Can you afford to miss show bargains?

Held again at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham just 1 mile from the M1. Free to register pre show or on the day, lots of free parking, great bar food and all day bar. Come and see what it is all about - Sponsored by KAPdiagnostics who will have 3 new products to show over that weekend.


GJD launches Laser-Watch

* Laser-Watch.jpgGJD, one of the world's most innovative leaders in British manufacturing and design of professional external detector equipment, recently launched the Laser-Watch, a long range IP connected laser surveillance sensor.

The Laser-Watch is a powerful sensor for detecting objects and humans with great accuracy up to 500 metres away and without the need for lights, reflectors or separate transmitters/receivers as used by other systems.

Your luggage HACKED: Group creates 3D printable master key for major line of TSA-approved luggage locks

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Tradelocks Open Day discounts revealed!

* TL-special.jpgTradelocks Open Day, which will take place on the 20th of August 2016, has promised to be a day full of deals and discounted products - and Tradelocks have revealed their first deal as the countdown to the big event begins!

Those who attend the Open Day will be able to perfect their picking skills for just £9.99 with the Genuine Lishi Training Vice. Normally sold at £49.99, this is just a taste of the incredible deals on offer at the event according to Managing Director, David Jennings. "We will be delivering a new deal each week coming up to the event, and there will be offers on a full range of products on the day."

Alpro on door duty in Dorset

* transom-overhead.jpgSt Michael's Middle School in Wimborne, Dorset, is using transom door closers from Alpro as part of a £220,000 refurbishment. Alpro's overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of an aluminium door.

The units are on doors fabricated and installed by HH Aluminium of Southampton. These transom closers are contained within the transom header bar of a door and are therefore well suited to use in premises where attention is being paid to aesthetics. Features include dual closing speed to allow flexibility, three levels of spring strength and 90-degree hold open facility.

Upgrading physical perimeter security for a water treatment plant

* Jacksons.jpgThe Challenge: To upgrade physical security measures at the main entrance of a critically important water treatment facility. The Solution: The priority was to deliver the means to apply strictly controlled and monitored pedestrian and vehicular access and egress to ensure the security integrity of the site.

As one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of certified high security fencing systems and barriers, Jacksons Fencing were contacted to assess the project.

Urmet wins prestigious Fitzrovia project

* monitorMax_Nero.jpgUrmet, the international manufacturer of video door entry solutions, have secured the order to supply the latest IP door entry systems for a new development of luxury apartments at a £500 million mixed-use development near Oxford Street in London's West End. 

Rathbone Square is a 2.3-acre project consisting of new office space, retail outlets, a public square and 142 luxury apartments. The buildings have been designed by Make Architects and are being constructed by Lend Lease for developers Great Portland Estates.

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Meet the experts at the Tradelocks Open Day

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Tradelocks 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.

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.

Allegion gets behind fire door safety week

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Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, will be showing its support for Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) with a host of awareness activities.
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.

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.

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