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23rd November 2016 Issue no. 338
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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.
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MediaConcepts' mobile application integrated with SALTO's Access Control System
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.
TriCut electric installation pliers - three functions combined in one hand tool
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
Police Officer drops his kit for digital
Google trials new advanced verification process for locksmiths local listings
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.Full Story
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This Week's News
Simple tools that can open locks on the most expensive vehicles in seconds
By Marc Weber Tobias
This is the third in a series of articles on the ability to rapidly compromise the security of mechanical locks, using electro-pick guns and the Sputnik tool developed by a burglar in Germany about thirty years ago (and that is still one of the most effective in opening pin tumbler cylinders). The tools were demonstrated at a recent meeting of locksmiths and security experts in the Czech Republic and graphically illustrate the need for multiple layers of security so that locks are not the only protection that is relied upon against entry.Full Story
10 Reasons to Attend One of Tradelocks Roadshow Events!
This Saturday, the 26th of November, Tradelocks will be kicking off their Roadshow event in Newcastle. The following week, on Saturday the 3rd of December they will then be heading to Cardiff to showcase more of their incredible product lines, deals and give expert advice to those in the profession.
Registration for both events is now open on the Tradelocks website; for those who haven't signed up yet, Tradelocks have given 10 reasons to head down to an event near you!
Maximising the value of your door hardware
By Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader UK & Ireland of Allegion UK
When looking at door hardware, it may at first appear to be a simple choice that can be broken down into three broad factors: appearance, functionality, and cost, i.e. what type of hardware looks best, does what I need it to do right now and is the cheapest method of fulfilling the requirement.
However, there should be a much deeper thought process than that of the face value considerations listed above, particularly if you are specifying for multiple buildings, high footfall areas or if you are building in the public sector.
Vacant properties: be aware of spike in thefts and vandalism during the winter months
There is a significant spike in property claims when winter draws in, with November, December and January the most active months of the year for thefts and attempted break-ins. Winter time makes it easier for burglars and vandals to hide under the cover of darkness, and unoccupied properties are far easier targets than premises which are occupied.
VPS, the UK's leading specialist in managing and protecting vacant properties, has gleaned three decades of experience in the sector, and currently looks after 50,000 units in the UK, with a value in excess of £3 billion.
Veracity scoops prestigious environmental award
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display has won a Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) 2016 'Environmental Product or Service' Award recognising the significant contribution to the environment made by the company through its products and approach to end-to-end product lifecycle management.
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New guidelines on how to correctly handle security dogs
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