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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th November 2016 Issue no. 339

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Could you do better?

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The 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!


Is your fleet cyber-secure?

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As 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.

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

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Enduracase: The Next Generation Of Remote Cases

* 3DG_EnDuracase.jpgAfter 12 months of rigorous testing and development, 3D Group are proud to introduce the toughest Honda and Toyota remote cases on the market. This new innovative product from 3D Group outperforms other Honda and Toyota remote cases due to it's revolutionary screwless 'push & click' design.

Abloy UK secures pod works phone box offices

* Pod-box.jpgLeading lock manufacturer Abloy UK has created a bespoke locking solution for ART Security Solutions (ART), to secure up to 1,000 Pod Works quirky phone box workstations across the UK, specifying the EL490 electric motor lock alongside interior and exterior keypads.

The Pod Works workstations have been created using iconic red BT telephone boxes, and each typically includes Wi-Fi, plug sockets, Internet connection, printer, scanner, VOIP phone and free coffee and tea.

Lockexpo 2017 - a few stands left

* Lockexpo-floor-plan-colour-coded.jpgLockexpo 2017 now only has a few stands left unsold. While some stands are pending confirmation, a firm order and deposit secures it. Please see the colour coded floor plan. Lockexpo is the only annual show for the security industry in the UK and is now in its 8th successful year.

Lockexpo has a tried and tested format, professionally organised to give the practising locksmith access to the finest tools and advice the industry can offer. No bull just sensible pricing for exhibitor and visitor alike. You've tried the rest now try the best - 4/5th March 2017 EMCC Nottingham 8th Year.

Software that can allow police to create keys to open your locks

By Marc Weber Tobias

This is the fourth of a series of articles about the compromise of mechanical locks by various bypass tools and techniques. In three previous articles I described electro-picks and the Sputnik tool to rapidly open almost all pin tumbler cylinders, which are the most popular in the U.S. and around the world.

Full Story

Former copper, Cooper, takes Gold!

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Cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom

Nearly 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were hit by network outages - an attack reportedly aimed at hijacking consumer routers. The attack, which began on Sunday and continued till Monday, rendered the victims without internet service on the weekend. According to the company, this is the second such large-scale attack on internet-connected devices since late October.

Please see below for commentary from cybersecurity experts:

The death of the hotel room key

* Hotek.jpgNT Security, one of the UK's leading access and CCTV solution providers, specialising in delivering bespoke solutions to the hospitality and educational industries is among the first to pioneer new technology making the hotel key a thing of the past.

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10 Reasons to Attend One of Tradelocks Roadshow Events!

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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.

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.

Veracity scoops prestigious environmental award

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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.

Hickleys Celebrates 90 Years in business

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At 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 History of Locks Museum News - Chubb Archive

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Today'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.

Dahua UK hires Mark Wall to aid further UK expansion

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Mark 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.

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.

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