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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th September 2016 Issue no. 327

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MagicArt 5 advanced and improved PC software for Magic Engravers*

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The official new version of MagicArt software is out now and it is more powerful and advanced than ever before and available to download at lockdecoders.com.

Sargent and Greenleaf introduces S&G 2890B alarm integration kit

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Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security, announces the launch of the S&G 2890B Alarm Integration Kit, giving the user the ability to monitor the complete status of the S&G 2890B Lock. This kit includes sensors that monitor the movement of the six different functions of the S&G 2890B Lock.

Pro-Vision to offer FLIR's range of CCTV equipment

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Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, a United Kingdom (UK) - based distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, has recently signed an agreement to supply and support the full portfolio of equipment from FLIR Systems, Inc.

Surprise: a lot of smart locks have terrible security

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By Ashley Carman

Gadget makers love the Internet of Things. Just look at connected refrigerators, connected tampons, and connected pregnancy tests as some examples. As I've said before, and I'll say again, the security of these devices is often inadequate.

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Hickleys Code Service goes from strength to strength

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When carrying out vehicle key programming one of the initial considerations is how are you going to get the vehicle security code and maybe the mechanical key cut code? The Hickleys code service offers security pincodes, key cut codes, Immobiliser Codes, Radio Codes & EKA Codes via a simple online system using the VRM (Registration Number) or Vin number.

Castel IP Intercom chosen for redeveloped Mersey Wharf Business Park

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Mersey Wharf is a 33-acre Business Park and Wharf in Bromborough. Located on the Wirral in northwest England, the rejuvenated facility has adopted two-way IP audio-video intercom designed and manufactured by Castel.

Expand your business into safe opening

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At 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.

Old vs New - Rise of the Machines

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We 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.

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This Week's News

Hickleys' massive September sale!

Hickleys are selling off many of their used, ex-demo, display and training centre key cutting machines in a massive September sale.

They have a large range of electronic and duplication machines in excellent condition and at knock down prices. Often there is only one or two of each type so they are sold on a 1st come 1st served basis and once they're gone they're gone!

All units come with all necessary equipment, warranty and support, often the machines are in perfect condition with only the packaging that is missing.

Tradelocks introduce the next generation of Genuine Lishi Tools - T3

* Lishi-T3.jpgThe new tools are a completely different concept to their Nightvision predecessor. They are made with a high quality, titanium based coating, and with an anti-glare, matt black finish for the best performance possible. T3 tools have been made with strength and quality in mind to tackle the trickiest of locks, making them the perfect tool for the most professional locksmith.

Every aspect of their design has been researched and well thought out, from the materials used to the colour of their finish and even their coding. It took 4 years of dedicated tool development, trials and persistent testing to get them fit for purpose - but finally T3 is born.

ALEX - The only Auto Locksmiths Exhibition in Europe

1st and 2nd October
Saturday 1000-5.30 Sunday 0930 -3.30
The Belfry Hotel Nottingham NG8 6PY just off the M1

You need to register for this show - even if you have been before. Will save you waiting while we print your badge http://alex.lockexpo.co.uk/visitor-registration/

Free demo/training classes this year. See http://alex.lockexpo.co.uk/show-demonstrations/ book on the day - first come first served

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.

Evoke use Camlock Systems in their fast food kiosks for optimum security

* kiosk.jpgThe locking experts at Camlock Systems Ltd are proud of their long-standing relationship with Evoke Creative Ltd. Recently, Evoke has designed and manufactured self-order kiosks for the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants. Camlock was involved in this project from the early stages. Following careful evaluation, Evoke chose the Series 31 cam lock to secure the kiosks.

Salford City Council reaps immediate benefits from Hikvision 4K PTZ camera

* Salford.jpgSalford City Council has experienced a wealth of recent success using Hikvision's IP cameras - to the extent that it has been standardising on Hikvision cameras across its public space surveillance network of 109 cameras. So when the chance arose to upgrade to a brand new 4K Smart PTZ camera, the Council jumped at it.

The results, including increased viewing distances and image quality without a major impact on bandwidth, have been remarkable - and could revolutionise the way Salford uses CCTV cameras in future.

Boon Edam expands presence at 62nd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits

* Boon-Edam-turnstiles.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced a greatly enhanced presence at the 62nd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida from September 12th-14th. In addition to expanding the booth to the largest footprint ever at the ASIS event, the company will also be the first official Turnstile Sponsor of the Exhibition.

Official Turnstile Sponsor
As the first official Turnstile Sponsor at ASIS International since the event's inception, Boon Edam will install 18 lanes of barrier-free Speedlane 2048 optical turnstiles at the main entrance to the exhibits. The Speedlanes will be the first product that attendees encounter as they enter the exhibits hall.

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals Appoints New Regional Director for Eastern Europe

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He is a specialist in International Relations; International and National Security; Crisis and Disaster Management; Civil Protection; Afghanistan; Privatization of Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience; Migrations and Security.

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Check doors for safety following fatality, DHF urges

The tragic death of a woman who died after getting caught in an automatic car park door underlines the need for all those responsible for automated doors to ensure they are safe. So says the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), the trade body which represents suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered doors, gates and traffic barriers.

The woman, understood to be in her 30s, is thought to have got into difficulty while accessing the automatic rolling shutter at a private parking basement at an apartment complex in Cambridge. The accident is being investigated by the police and the Health & Safety Executive.

Tradelocks triumphant at Open Day!

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It may have been a washout as far as the weather was concerned, but it certainly wasn't a washout for Tradelocks and their Open Day event on Saturday the 20th of August! The leading supplier of locksmith tools and technology may have had to battle with the weather, but they didn't have the same fight on their hands getting locksmiths from around the country - and even further - to come and check out their incredibly low prices, astounding deals and professional demonstrations.

ABUS sees success with their Cylinder Systems Roadshow

August 26th saw a selection of locksmiths attend the first ABUS Cylinder Systems Roadshow at the Mariott Hotel in Waltham Abbey. This event was ABUS' first in a series of roadshows designed to host a small, individually selected group of locksmiths, allowing them the opportunity to meet and liaise with the ABUS UK Sales Director, Product Manager and Sales Team Manager along with the export product manager from ABUS headquarters in Germany.

Gateway family services entrust Guardian24 to protect outreach teams

Guardian24 - the UK and Ireland's leading lone worker protection provider, have been entrusted to protect Gateway Family Services' outreach staff via Smartphone apps.

As a Community Interest Company, Gateway Family Services works with the NHS and Local Authorities to provide health and well-being services to communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands. These services are delivered by Pregnancy Outreach Workers and Health Trainers, who give one-to-one advice to clients in the community; often working alone which puts them at greater risk should an incident occur.

Comelit's IP Video Surveillance solution installed at major restaurant chain

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A McDonald's restaurant within a retail park in County Durham is using an IP CCTV system supplied by Comelit UK. Systems integrators See-AV are installing a 32-camera network video system, including a 36-channel NVR, for recording images.

Home security door locks: 3 keys to balanced security

By Ralph Goodman

Security is at the root of all human want. There is a base desire to hold on to the things you have acquired during your life, as well as your life itself. The key to that peace of mind is balanced security, in which home security door locks play a key part.

But how do you get this type of balance? There are three essential building blocks needed to attain this safety stability. Within each key there is a necessary internal balance in addition to the general balance of the overall security. By keeping all of these ideas in mind, you will be on the road to achieving more effective safety.

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Chris Valentino joins Xvision to expand project division

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Chris Valentino has joined Xvision as Head of Business Development. A Y3K company, Xvision designs CCTV, networking, access control and door entry products from its Surrey headquarters.

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

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Following a second theft of a vehicle on a motorway in Essex this week, police are advising motorists not to pull over if requested to do so by anything other than a marked police vehicle.

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

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

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

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Comelit 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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