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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th November 2016 Issue no. 337

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TriCut electric installation pliers - three functions combined in one hand tool

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The three main steps for processing cable, including cutting the cable to length and stripping and skinning the individual conductors, usually require three separate tools: diagonal cutters, a cable stripper, and stripping pliers.

The TriCut combines all of these functions, which makes changing pliers unnecessary, which is a convincing argument for using these all-round pliers, in particular for frequent work on ladders near live parts. Especially when used in narrow spaces, the TriCut is a winning tool due to its specially angled head, which enables ergonomic and energy-saving stripping and skinning lengthwise on the cable.

Aiphone introduces mobile App for IX IP network PoE intercom and security system

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Users of the Aiphone IX IP network PoE based intercom and security system are now able to remotely utilise many of its key features via their AndroidTM and Apple(r) smartphones and tablets, thanks to the launch of a new mobile app.

Police Officer drops his kit for digital

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Paul Cooper has left his career in policing behind. He talks about leaving the police and his delight at being shortlisted for three prestigious, national digital awards ceremonies for his mobile app, Pocket Sergeant.

Google trials new advanced verification process for locksmiths local listings

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By Jade Wimbledon

Google is trialling a new method for reducing scams, forcing plumbers and locksmiths to go through an advanced verification process to appear in local search results.

The search engine giant is putting the extra security measures in place to stop con artists who appear in local Google search results. The locksmith scam is the most well-known, but other trade types have also been targeted.

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200+ visitor registrations already for Lockexpo!

Since starting the registration for this show 3 weeks ago there have been over 200 unique registrations. Stand sales is at a higher level at this point than 2015. Show Organiser Mick Friend said ' our excellent track record proves yet again that a professional operation wins the day.'

There remain a few unsold stands - if you are interested contact Mick at [email protected]

Lockexpo 4/5th March 2017 EMCC Nottingham is sponsored by the 3D Group.

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Security experts question Chinese webcam maker's response to cyberattack

By Josh Chin

Security experts are questioning efforts by a Chinese electronics company to fix problems with webcams hijacked in a major attack on U.S. internet infrastructure, highlighting the complexity of the security threat posed by internet-connected devices.

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Could you do better?

* Screen-Shot.jpgThe following video content: www.youtube.com features a collection of epic hammer flips, slick trowel spins, kick and catches by tradesmen.

The video has been put together to celebrate Ironmongery Direct's search for the Tool Trickster of 2016, in the hope that others will join in and have a go at sharing their very own trade tricks.

Send us a video of your own tool skills!


Hickleys Celebrates 90 Years in business

* Hickleys_J-Meikle.jpgAt the age of 93, starting work at 8.30am is still the daily routine for John Meikle at Somerset-based family firm, Hickleys Ltd. It is 77 years since he first joined and this year the company celebrates 90 years in business.

The company was founded by his father, Leonard Meikle, in a lock-up garage in Taunton where he made a living selling car batteries and recharging the two volt accumulators that powered domestic radios in those days. The company then established a specialist auto-electrical repair service and moved into parts wholesaling.

Is your fleet cyber-secure?

* FCS-Cyber-Security.jpgAs we all move further into cyberspace, entrusting more of our personal and corporate information to magnetic strips and electronically stored or transmitted data, the threats to our security become harder to see yet potentially far costlier.

Worryingly, as James Lister, Head of IT at Fuel Card Services observes, "few people take the time to find out if the payment system they're using is sufficiently secure." This is particularly concerning now with the two busiest online days of the year: Black Friday on the 25th of November and Cyber Monday on the 28th, followed by the run-up to Christmas.

MediaConcepts' mobile application integrated with SALTO's Access Control System

* MediaConcepts.jpgThe fully customisable app offers hotels the flexibility to add functionality as required.

MediaConcepts, an innovative provider of integrated digital solutions for global hospitality organisations, has integrated its mobile application, Priscilla, with SALTO System's access control system.

Adams Rite and Kestrel Aluminium Systems partner to reduce burglary

Adams Rite, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions is working with Kestrel Aluminium Systems to secure properties with doorsets tested to the important UK security standard PAS24.

According to The Crime Prevention Website, enhanced secure doors and "their performance in terms of their contribution to reducing burglary has been quite breathtaking." PAS24 is supported by Secured by Design on behalf of the UK Police Service.

The History of Locks Museum News - Chubb Archive

* Chubb-Archive.jpgToday's future in the lock trade is as exciting as it was 150 years ago, true the main innovators now are global concerns meeting the needs of an increasing but technological demand.

Here at The History of Locks Museum we actively research and remember with fondness how we reached this modern age with our equally passionate and innovative forebears. And so we are proud of another resource presented to us for the archaeological record.

Dahua UK hires Mark Wall to aid further UK expansion

* Mark-Wall.jpgMark Wall has joined Dahua UK & Ireland as Area Sales Manager, covering the Midlands and Wales. He has been in the electronic security industry for over 25 years, starting as an engineer in the family installation business before working in a commercial capacity for major CCTV and security distributors.

Of his new role, Mark said: "Whatever sector of security I've worked in, it's always been my aim to provide customers with the ideal solution for their requirements. That task has just become easier since Dahua has one of the widest portfolios in the industry and is emerging as an international market leader."

SSAIB confirms Marks & Spencer has achieved Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

* Marks-and-Spencer.jpgSSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has confirmed that, following an in-depth audit, major High St retailer Marks and Spencer has achieved the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's Certificate of Compliance.

In a move personally praised by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, M&S voluntarily sought the certification and is the first retailer in the UK to demonstrate compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.

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CPS Scam Email

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As you can see this email looks pretty convincing with the CPS logo and information telling you the court location. However, the CPS says it would 'never email witnesses in order to summons them to court.'

What to do if you get one:

New guidelines on how to correctly handle security dogs

BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1, Code of practice for the use of general security dogs and BS 8517-2, Code of practice for the use of detection dogs, to provide guidelines for organizations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure.

Stanley is proud finalist in Security & Fire Excellence Awards

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Stanley Security is pleased to announce it is a Customer Care Initiative of the Year finalist in the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 for its Customer Excellence Initiative.

Expert advice for employers on new apprenticeship framework

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A series of informative, free-to-attend breakfast briefings are set to provide vital information to employers in the security and fire sectors ahead of important changes to the way apprenticeships are funded in England and Wales.

Locksmiths and security professionals: How safe are your customers?

It’s home security month and a new study of the UK’s home security measures by Ironmongery Direct has been released in infographic format. For the entire locksmith and security industry, the results contained within are worth analysing, as they paint a promising picture for both sectors for many years to come.

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