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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st December 2016 Issue no. 342

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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

Access control and biometric readers partnership

* ievo-in-situ.jpgA partnership between access control management systems from Cambridgeshire-based Tensor plc, and biometric fingerprint readers from Newcastle-based ievo Ltd is providing a wide range of clients across diverse sectors with state-of-the-art security systems.

Whilst Tensor plc is the only Access Control manufacturer and installer to hold both the NACOSS Gold and the 'Secured by Design' certifications and CPNI-approved ievo's fingerprint readers are setting global standards for secure biometric identification and authentication systems, the integration of the two company's products and expertise is enabling new and existing customers to enjoy superior level of security, usability and efficiency, whilst significantly reducing operational costs.

Aiphone JP video intercom systems deployed at French Job Centres

* Aiphone_Pole-emploi-Orleans.jpgAiphone has been entrusted by the French government to provide video intercom systems for 450 Pole emploi job centres.

Pole emploi is a French governmental agency which registers unemployed people, provides social benefits and helps them find jobs. It also offers opportunities for companies to hire staff. The agency was created in 2009 as a result of a government pledge to reduce the unemployment rate.

ABUS wAppLoxx: Access control developed further

* Gruppe_wapploxx.jpgThe new ABUS wAppLoxx access control system, voted "Best Product of the Year 2016/2017" at the Plus X Award, makes security possible with just a flick of the wrist:

For complete user convenience wAppLoxx is designed so the door can be opened or closed either on site or on the go using web or app access. For an all-encompassing security solution wAppLoxx can be networked with an alarm and video surveillance system.

ACT installed at Dr Organic

* ACT_dr-organic.jpgSecured Alarm Systems has installed ACT's Cloud-based access control system, ACT365, at the new UK base of Dr Organic, a natural skincare and beauty product company. Dr Organic created a production, design and distribution centre within the 18-acre Swansea Enterprise Park to consolidate its operations in Europe.

ACT365 gives users simple but powerful management of access points both locally and remotely. It allows the operator to analyse door status and activate doors from any major web browser or ACT's own App. ACT365 also unifies VMS with access control, enabling users to control cameras from the same platform.

Yahoo hack

"Breaches continue to take place without companies identifying the breach, or at least the full impact of the breach. The time taken between the breach occurring and notification to those whose details are breached can leave to risk of compromise of other accounts. We have an issue about how we authenticate ourselves to systems currently - mostly relying solely on passwords or personal information (when a password is forgotten).

Leading CCTV design, supply and installation company ranked 58th in league table recognising UK's fastest-growing business

* Hadrian.jpgHadrian Technology, one of the UK's leading CCTV design, supply and installation companies has been shortlisted in The Sunday Times' annual league table celebrating the nation's fastest-growing companies - The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

The league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.

Expansion boosts Pinkerton's European operations

Pinkerton, a global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in Central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster across the UK, has boosted its security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the acquisition of Poland-based IBBC Group.

IBBC Group is a well-known and highly respected risk management services provider mainly servicing a geographical area encompassing Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. This expansion in mainland Europe by the international security agency extends its range of local services throughout the Continent, offering global connectivity to resources that will help identify both physical and cyber threats impacting on business continuity.

ATEX/IECEx approved high output portable floodlight for hazardous area use

* Lumenox.jpgLumenox has announced its new LPX6 explosion proof ATEX/IECEx approved high output LED portable floodlight, lumenox.co.uk/lpx6, suitable for providing temporary portable lighting in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 gas and dust environments in oil and gas, petrochemical, aviation, marine, utility and other hazardous areas.

Powered from either 115 or 230VAC, the light output, generated from an array of 16 high efficiency LED light engines, is 5800 lumens at a colour temperature of 5000K.

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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.

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.

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

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Comelit 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.

A war on Winter

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With winter approaching fast, facilities managers and building owners need to think long and hard about what this season brings in terms of security and safety issues for their buildings and occupants, explains Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader UK & Ireland at Allegion UK.

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!

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