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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th September 2016 Issue no. 328

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Tradelocks introduce the next generation of Genuine Lishi Tools - T3

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The 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.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

New ABUS BSI* cylinder ranges

* Abus-POS.jpgABUS have introduced new TS007 BSI* cylinder ranges tested to BSI Kitemark Scheme TS007:2014 1 Star and approved to British Standard BS EN1303, which can be suited to either customer specific Y14 & Z14 Euro Profiles, or available on an open ABUS House Z14 section.

The Y14 range features a curved key profile, reserved to customer specific special section, which has been proven uncopiable without an ABUS Y14 key blank, and thus customers with these Y14 sections can be guaranteed to have follow up key cutting business, now with the security of BSI*.

Fifteen years after September 11, how much safer are we?

* Airline-security-GettyImages.jpgby Barbara Peterson

Every September 11 anniversary prompts an examination of what has-or hasn't-happened in the ongoing quest to make air travel safer. And while the U.S. has spent an estimated nearly $100 billion to secure airports and airplanes since the attack, one thing is certain: more needs to be done.

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Super Grip Lock

* Super-Grip-Lock.jpgSuper Grip Lock is a $10 security product that is industry tested and police endorsed, allowing homeowners, renters and travellers to protect themselves against intruders who could otherwise unlock their door. Even if the intruder has your key they can't get in. 

It stops bump keys that are available online and open locked doors nearly as fast as a working key, and it requires no tools to make it work - just attach, wrap and firmly press the fabric together.

Industry mourns loss of door hardware innovator Arthur V. Geringer

* Art_Geringer_cropped.jpgUS Electronic security and door hardware icon Arthur V. Geringer has passed away on Sept. 5. He was 93. Geringer was a door hardware innovator who pioneered the design and practical application of electricity to door openings for security and fire/life-safety industries.

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Latest Screwfix catalogue out now - with 1,000 price cuts

* Screwfix-cat-tool.jpgMulti-channel retailer, Screwfix, has released the latest edition of its renowned catalogue, packed full with clever innovations and essential tools for tradespeople and serious DIYers.

What's more, all products ordered via the catalogue, are available for next day delivery seven days a week, or via its five minute Click & Collect service, so customers can get the best quality products even quicker.

Auto locksmith products and live demonstrations from Tradelocks at Lockex

* LockPicking.jpgTradelocks, Suppliers of the latest locksmith tools and innovations, will be exhibiting their extensive range of high quality auto locksmith products at the 2016 Lockex.

It's all about auto at stand 20 of the first ever Lockex! Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September, Tradelocks will be showing off their auto range with a series of live product demonstrations throughout the day.

Security company fined over Orlando nightclub shooter

The security company that employed the Orlando nightclub shooter has been fined for including false psychological testing information on forms allowing employees to carry guns.

Security fears over sale of £75 'mini' phone that's perfect for criminals

They are the latest craze to hit the high street - mobile phones so small they fit in the palm of your hand. But security sources fear the new generation of micro mobiles could let extremists recruit and plan terror from behind bars.

The Mail on Sunday newspaper has established that their astonishingly small size - less than 3 inches - means growing numbers of the phones are already smuggled into jail and used by criminals and extremists.

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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.

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.

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