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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
28th September 2016 Issue no. 330

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International News

Urmet shows its steel

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Urmet 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.

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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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.

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This Week's News

Locksmith calls for vigilance after tools stolen

* Barry-lockie.jpgA locksmith is urging people in Barry to be vigilant after thousands of pounds worth of security tools were stolen from his van. Matthew Cullen's van was broken into and stolen from outside his home on Vale Street, leaving the Barry man "devastated". 

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Master Locksmiths Association pledges support for DHF's Gate Safety Week

The Master Locksmiths Association, the UK's leading trade association for the locksmith industry, has pledged its support for a rapidly growing campaign to make unsafe automated gates a thing of the past.

The MLA is amongst many influential groups in the security, enforcement, inspection, education and safety sectors which are backing Gate Safety Week (October 10 - 16).

Tradelocks key cutting machine scrappage scheme

* TL-scrappage-schem.jpgTradelocks are offering all customers the opportunity to trade in their old key machines and in return will receive a MASSIVE £1,250 discount on either the Ninja Laser or the Ninja Vortex from Keyline. 

Dahua Technology signs distribution agreement with Mayflex

* Dahua-cameras.jpgDahua Technology, the world-leading manufacturer of video surveillance equipment, has signed a partnership agreement with Mayflex, a specialist distributor of converged IP solutions including networking, infrastructure and electronic security products.

With its head office located in Birmingham, UK, Mayflex has an exceptional reputation for distributing converged IP CCTV solutions to VARs, installers, integrators and specifiers. The company already works with industry-leading manufacturers in access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection and video analytics.

TC Security Services -Top 2% position retained

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), are celebrating an increase in their ACS score to 164 points, awarded to them in their annual audit. This means its position in the Top 2% of the SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme is retained. In addition, auditors highlighted many areas of good practice during the 4-day audit along with no areas needing improvement.

ID, access and tracking solutions for hospitality

Hostelco, Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 October 2016, Stand 528

Knowing who is who - and who has access to what - is of vital importance in the hospitality sector. Visitors to the Databac Group stand at Hostelco will see first-hand how the latest in ID technologies can be applied for guest, client and employee identification, access to rooms and private areas and passenger tracking. The company will also show how effective its cards are for food labelling and loyalty programmes.

United States names its first Chief Information Security Officer

US president Barack Obama has named Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill as the nation's first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Touhill previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security.

David Pennell retires

* David-Pennell.jpgSome of your members may have known me in the past 46 years that I have been involved in physical security. I am retiring on 14th October and wish anyone who may know me all the very best. This picture was taken just before I grew a moustache - which many have not seen. It was taken at a masonic Ladies Night. With me are my wife, Leigh, and my eldest step-daughter Lucy.

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SSAIB unveils new series of Regional Forum events

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SSAIB, 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.

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

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Want to unlock your skills further? Want to progress your career? Whether you're thinking of adding auto services to your current ones, are starting out in the industry or just want to advance your skills further - the Genuine Lishi Training Academy will help you open all the right doors.

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.

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