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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd August 2016 Issue no. 324

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International News

GJD launches Laser-Watch

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GJD, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Drivers urged not to stop for anything other than marked police vehicle

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This warning follows a second theft between junctions 28 and 27 on the anti-clockwise M25 at around 14:10 on Monday, July 25th.

Key to Success

* Hickleys-key.jpgHickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in vehicle keys at two presentations being held in Milton Keynes and Leeds this month.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business for key cutters, auto locksmiths and anyone looking to offer a nes service alongside their existing business. The evening presentations will explain the equipment required, the costs involved and importantly the return on investment and technical backup available.

Expand your business into safe opening

* Hickleys-training.jpgAt the Hickleys training academy we offer high quality training on all types of Domestic, commercial and Auto locksmithing skills, our trainers are active locksmiths ensuring their knowledge and skills are current and cutting edge, being technical leaders in their chosen subject you will receive the best possible training and be able to put your new skills to work straight away.

One of the opportunities available is to extend your business profile and skill level is Safe opening which will add additional income in a niche market with a small set up cost. By attending our 5 day Safe opening course we aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your Safe locksmith business correctly from day one.

Have you registered for the Tradelocks Open Day?

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Taking place on Saturday the 20th of August at Tradelocks HQ in Greater Manchester, the Open Day will be their biggest product sale and tool exhibition of the year. If you are already a customer of the professional locksmith tool provider this event is not to be missed as Tradelocks announce deals and discounts across almost all ranges.

ALEX -The only Auto Locksmiths Exhibition in Europe gets closer

Sponsored by KAPdiagnostics

Held on 1st and 2nd October this very popular exhibition is for technicians who make and re-programme keys to vehicles.

All the leading suppliers of the equipment needed to perform this work will be exhibiting at the show. Even if you're only mildly curious, come and see what it is all about. Check the website www.alexpo.co.uk for more details or to register for free. There will be product demos and brief 'how to do it' demo's as well.

Old vs New - Rise of the Machines

* Allegion-door.jpgWe live in a digital age and technology has become an essential part of our lives, whether it's 4K super HD TVs, computers or smartphones, machines are all around us. Technology is trying to make our lives easier, but is this always the case? Technology is prevalent among the door hardware industry and brands such as SimonsVoss offer innovative, clever and secure keyless locking solution.

For example, the brand new MobileKey from SimonsVoss is an electronic access control system that uses a transponder, pin code keypad or smartphone to lock and unlock a door, thus moving away from the traditional key.

Why is the EU appointing a British security chief after Brexit?

Britain's representative to Brussels has been nominated to be the EU's new counter-terrorism security commissioner despite the UK voting to leave the European Union.

Sir Julian King has been given the key role by Jean-Claude Juncker, even though the European Commission President previously warned that British "deserters" from the EU would have to "face the consequences" of "being regarded as a third country, which won't be handled with kid gloves."

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Comelit's SimpleHome Home Automation empowers residents at assisted-living complex

* Comelit.jpgComelit is working alongside Atlas Fire and Security (NI) to install its SimpleHome intelligent home automation system at a supported living community in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

The client is Triangle Housing Association and the project is a development of 13 wheelchair-accessible apartments, with staff accommodation, on a brownfield site at Hillsborough Old Road, near the River Lagan.

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Alpro on door duty in Dorset

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St 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

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The 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.

Urmet wins prestigious Fitzrovia project

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Urmet, 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.

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.

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