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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st September 2016 Issue no. 329

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New ABUS BSI* cylinder ranges

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ABUS 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.

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

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by 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

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Super 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

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US 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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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.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2017 is now open for registrations and stand sales

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And don't forget ALEXPO 1/2nd Oct alexpo.co.uk for auto locksmiths.


The only European specialist Auto Locksmith show

Hickleys has attained national dominance is in the field of vehicle keys and key programming. The company has assembled a 'complete, comprehensive package' for all involved in the business of key programming. This package includes the best products on the market relating to programming, cloning, key cutting, pin code extraction and eprom reading. A full range of keys, remotes and transponders is also available. In addition, a new 'Automotive Training Academy' has been established and the company is proud to say that many of the auto-locksmiths operating throughout the UK have been trained by Hickleys and are using equipment supplied by the company.

Come and see the latest equipment, talk to experts and buy at show prices.

Chinese supply of CCTV cameras in Britain sparks security concerns

By Brendan Cole

China is Britain's biggest supplier of surveillance equipment in revelations that have led to security experts questioning the oversight of Beijing's investment in the country. The Chinese government controls Hikvision which has sold more than one million closed-circuit television cameras and recorders to UK clients which have been used in airports, stadiums and the London Tube.

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Urmet shows its steel

* Urmet_elekta_inox.jpgUrmet has introduced a brushed stainless steel version of its market-leading Elekta door entry panel with a flush profile fascia. The Elekta INOX was developed in collaboration with architects and has minimal visual impact, thus preserving the aesthetics of a building's design.

A visitor using the Elekta panel sees information displayed on a 3.5-inch screen. The panel's built-in wide-angle colour camera captures images of the visitor and the resident views this on an internal monitor within their apartment.

SSAIB unveils new series of Regional Forum events

* SSAIB-Regional-Forums.jpgSSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has announced a new series of its popular half-day Regional Forums, to be held around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Starting this autumn, a range of provisional dates is also scheduled for 2017.

SSAIB.org will be posting full details of all the dates, locations and venues, with this autumn's events already confirmed as taking place in Plymouth on 11th October, Swindon on 12th October and Cardiff on 13th October.

Unlock your auto skills at the Genuine Lishi Training Academy with Tradelocks

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Tradelocks offer a range of auto courses at their very own Genuine Lishi Training Academy which is located at their premises in Whitefield, Greater Manchester. The courses span from just 1 day to over a week and you'll be shown full hospitality by Tradelocks with a buffet lunch and refreshments all day.

ABUS brings security and price stability in an uncertain world

* Abus-range.jpgSince the Brexit result in June, from governments down there is international uncertainty concerning the UK's future trading position. Uncertainty brings speculation, resulting in the dramatic decline of the value of the £ against both the € and the $.

The £'s decline has already forced many UK suppliers and manufacturers dependent on goods supplied from Europe or China to increase their prices, often with a double digit percentage. Neither the UK hardware and security market in general nor ABUS in particular are immune from these issues. ABUS UK is reliant on supply of quality products supplied in €s from Germany, and in $s from our factories in China.

EU to extend some telecom security rules to WhatsApp and Skype

The European Union is set to extend some security rules currently only applicable to telecom operators to web services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Apple's FaceTime, according to a draft proposal.

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Allegion relocates to Birmingham

The multi-national PLC which was previously based in Walsall, West Midlands, has now moved to brand new, modern premises in the second city, Birmingham. The relocation has been in response to its rapid growth through numerous acquisitions within the last two years.

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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.

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