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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th December 2016 Issue no. 341

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New remote access solutions for doors

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Axim 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Chase wanted to turn beloved Greenwich Village locksmith into bank kiosk

* NY-lockie_142.jpgPhil Mortillaro, owner of one of Manhattan's quirkiest retail spaces, the Greenwich Locksmith store at 56 Seventh Avenue South, turned down a $2 million offer from Chase Bank to turn the tiny property into an ATM kiosk, Gothamist reported.

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Door security personnel standard revised to meet new challenges and changes in the law

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 7960 Door supervision - Code of practice. The updated standard gives recommendations for the organization and management of companies providing door supervision services, whether contracted or in-house, to licenses premises or events.

BS 7960:2016 was revised to accommodate changes in the legal requirements for door security staff. A "response to emergencies" section replaces the previous "contingency plan for security", and a new threat level provides guidance for door security personnel on how to handle emergencies as divergent as performing first aid to a vulnerable person to responding appropriately to a terrorist attack or other large-scale emergency.

ABUS: innovation & stability

* ABUS-new-launch.jpgABUS used the recent Lockex Exhibition at the Ricoh Arena to launch the following ranges, representing innovation and value across its mechanical and electronic security ranges.

The ABUS Smartvest alarm and smart home system is a timely introduction, integrating its international alarm package into ABUS' now well-developed CCTV security programme. The Smartvest alarm system offers UK security distributors a 'smart' alarm kit, that out of the box via an easily available app, make this alarm system safe, secure, and ultra-convenient. The Smartvest alarm system can be integrated with ABUS CCTV cameras.

Perpetuity Academy introduces Managing Retail Security eLearning

Perpetuity Academy continues to expand its eLearning prospectus with the addition of a Managing Retail Security course designed to benefit anyone who is involved in preventing loss within the retail sector.

The IQ level 4 Managing Retail Security course, delivered through Perpetuity's eLearning platform allows learners to study at their own pace and in their own time. The course examines the key techniques involved in identifying and managing loss, as well as the essential security management knowledge and skills needed to work within the retail sector.

Announcing CEDAR Trinity 2 - CEDAR's flagship audio surveillance system

* CEDAR-Trinity.jpgA major revision when compared with the original system, CEDAR Trinity 2 offers a raft of significant enhancements over its predecessor, many implemented as a direct consequence of requests from customers in the fields of law enforcement, security and counter-terrorism.

Most obvious, perhaps, is a huge expansion of the recording, listening and speech enhancement structure. In the original version, only eight audio streams could be 'live' at any given time and a maximum of only two could be viewed.

Comelit opens innovative new, hands-on "experience space"

* Comelit.jpgComelit UK is proud to announce the successful launch of its new central London offices in Queen Elizabeth Street, near Tower Bridge. The newly refurbished facility, which hosted more than 100 guests at a busy mid-week opening event in November, also includes an innovative state-of-the-art "experience space" designed to showcase Comelit's class-leading video door entry panels and monitors, HD CCTV surveillance solutions, access control and home automation systems.

Among the attendees at the launch event were security installers, consultants, architects and property developers, who all came to celebrate the opening of Comelit's new facilities and to see the company's equipment working in a real-life situation.

A war on Winter

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Northern sales support to assist commercial growth

* Jacksons_Francis-Murphy.jpgJacksons Fencing, one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and integrated access systems has expanded its high-level sales team with a new appointment. Samuel Murphy will occupy the crucial role of Commercial Business Development Manager and will be responsible for helping to build and nurture relationships with existing and new clients within the North.

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ASSA ABLOY holds successful apprentice day for second year running

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ASSA ABLOY has hosted a locksmith apprentice open day at its Portobello site in the West Midlands for the second year running.

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.

Hikvision Inaugural VASP Partner Day

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November 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.

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.

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