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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th December 2016 Issue no. 340

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Enduracase: The Next Generation Of Remote Cases

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After 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.

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.

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The death of the hotel room key

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NT 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.

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.

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This Week's News

New remote access solutions for doors

* AXIM-Electric-strike.jpgAxim Architectural Hardware are delighted to launch2 new innovative remote access products, the ES-2100 Electric Strike and the LK2100 Reversible Deadlatch delivering market leading products which surpass other leading brands.

Axim ES-2100 Electric Strike: To meet the ever changing demands of the hardware market and specifiers installation requirements the new Axim ES-2100 Electric Strike series is a remote access control device, suitable for doors fitted with the Axim LK-2100 deadlatch product.

ASSA ABLOY holds successful apprentice day for second year running

* AA-apprentice-Day1.jpgASSA ABLOY has hosted a locksmith apprentice open day at its Portobello site in the West Midlands for the second year running.

As part of its commitment to the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) and Skills for Security apprenticeship partnership, ASSA ABLOY hosted the 10 apprentices signed up to the Locksmith Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Allegion to demonstrate door control innovations at Jewson Live

Two of Allegion's leading door control solutions, the SimonsVoss MobileKey and Briton 571 EL, will be showcased live at Jewson Live, UK's biggest trade show for construction industry professionals.

The SimonsVoss MobileKey, developed as the latest access control solution for medium to large buildings, can control up to 20 doors and assign access to 100 users at a time. The Briton 571 EL, launched in October, is the latest electromechanical panic exit innovation that gives electronic access control while also pairing it with panic exit functionality. Access control systems such as the SimonsVoss MobileKey can be linked to the Briton 571 EL. The show takes place on Thursday 15th December 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham.

GJD's D-TECT IP provides direct integration with Concept Pro

* D-TECT-IP.jpgGJD a world class manufacturer of advanced presence detection, LED illuminators and security lighting systems has partnered with Videcon who is a leading trade-only distributor of security products and services.

GJD's D-TECT IP range of motion detectors now have direct integration with the Concept Pro VHDIPV2 recorders. The result of this is fast and efficient installation with low maintenance costs. Neil Hennessy, GJD's Technical Sales Manager commented: "We are really pleased with this new integration and are confident that professional security installers will find this partnership extremely beneficial."

Hikvision Inaugural VASP Partner Day

* Hickvision-day.jpgNovember 28, 2016 - Hikvision hosted its first annual Value Added Solution Partner (VASP) Day, which saw more than 140 esteemed guests recognised for their ongoing support.

The VASP Partner Day was designed to demonstrate how much Hikvision appreciates its partners and their contribution to the video surveillance industry.

Legendary lock industry in Aligarh hit hard by note ban

* Indian-locks.jpg'Aligarh' has been synonymous with locks since the Mughal era but now its struggling lock industry which employs over one lakh (100,000) people is facing grim prospects, with demonetisation adding to its woes.

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Ransomware locks up San Francisco public transportation ticket machines

Attacker demanded $73,000. Black Friday was a dark day for San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency, as an apparent crypto-ransomware infection spread across the Muni system's networks, taking down ticketing for Muni's train stations and systems used to manage the city's buses. The operator of the ransomware demanded $73,000 in exchange for restoration of Muni's data, according to a report from the San Francisco Examiner.

The malware's effects were visible on screens in station agents' booths at multiple Muni train stations, which displayed the message, "You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted." The ransom message gave an e-mail address that has been tied to ransomware attacks with variants of malware known as Mamba and HDDCryptor, a class of crypto-ransomware first identified from different

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Paris plans to sell old love locks to raise €100,000 for refugees

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Authorities have announced plans to give refugee groups the proceeds from a huge sale of love locks that were removed from Paris bridges last year.

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Mystery locksmith fits new free security devices at home of 96-year-old war veteran and his wife after they were burgled

By Liam Thorp, The Bolton News

A mystery Good Samaritan has fitted new security locks at the flat where a 96-year-old war veteran and his 88-year-old wife were burgled. The Horwich-based locksmith was moved after reading the news of the burglary at sheltered accommodation at the end of last month.

On the evening of October 30, a callous thief forced his way through a window at the elderly couple's home while they were inside and stole their treasured wedding and engagement rings as well as the man's army papers - which he had kept with him for decades.

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Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein passes on

* Halletstein.jpgLongtime Hermosa Beach locksmith Frank Hallstein Sr. passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at the age of 90. Hallstein was born in Tarrytown, New York and graduated from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy with a master's degree in science and engineering.

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Abloy UK secures pod works phone box offices

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Leading 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.

Lockexpo 2017 - a few stands left

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Lockexpo 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.

Former copper, Cooper, takes Gold!

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Paul Cooper's mobile app for policing wins Gold at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016!

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.

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