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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th January 2017 Issue no. 344

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The Squire Stronghold SS80 closed shackle padlock

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Designed to be the world's strongest production padlock, Squire's Stronghold SS80 closed shackle padlock boasts an impressive 2kg solid steel lock body and a hardened boron steel shackle that is 16mm in diameter.

Aiphone JP video intercom systems deployed at French Job Centres

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Aiphone has been entrusted by the French government to provide video intercom systems for 450 Pole emploi job centres.

ABUS wAppLoxx: Access control developed further

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The 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:

ACT installed at Dr Organic

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Secured 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.

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This Week's News

Every security professional should have IFSEC International in their 2017 diary

Browse, discover and test every security product on the market from the 20 - 22 June at ExCeL London, across physical and perimeter, video surveillance, access control, smart buildings, cyber, border control and much more. 

Register now, rather than later, so you can pre-book 1-2-1 meetings with key suppliers before their diaries fill up, receive exclusive travel and accommodation discounts directly to your inbox, plus be the first to receive the full seminar programme and pick which sessions you'll be attending.

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'Unlocking the Key to Success' free key programming demonstrations

* MVP-Pro.jpgHickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2017.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.

Master the trade with ProMaster7 and Instacode! Now available at Tradelocks

* ProMaster7.jpgBecome a master locksmith with the latest software for master-key management and key code data services. Now at Tradelocks you can get your 1 year subscription to both the ProMaster7 master-key management system and the Instacode key code data search engine.

Creating even large master key systems is both quick and easy with simplified data entry and the predictive key and door number feature built-in to ProMaster7. The system includes a host of intelligent features and designs all standard inline master key systems including Abloy Classic, Disklock and Protec, Mul-T-Lock MT%, Kaba Expert, Gemini and Quattro and many, many more.

ABUS CodeLoxx makes locksmith and customer happy

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Then a customer with a block of flats visited the business and loved Codeloxx, immediately recognising the flexibility and combined security offered and decided it should be fitted to every flat when vacant. Now each time a new flat without CodeLoxx becomes empty, one is ordered and fitted straight away.

August Smart Lock Mortise Kit

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The Mortise Kit features both an adapter and a mounting plate that enables the August Smart Lock to be installed and used with the existing exterior door hardware, says August.

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New Samsung Wisenet P series Panoramic 180° Camera with unique H.265 & WiseStream compression

* Samsung-PNM-9020V.jpgDesigned for monitoring large open areas with just one camera, the PNM-9020V is equipped with multi-sensors which enable it to capture superb quality seamlessly stitched 180° images. Four 2MP images with 3.6mm lenses work in harmony to produce the 180° composite images.

This is achieved with the help of a synchronised alignment lever located in the centre of the camera which raises and lowers the sensors in unison to facilitate easy set up.

Tyco Security Products introduce updated version of Kantech EntraPass software

Tyco Security Products continues to invest in its Kantech access control brand with the launch of an updated version of its EntraPass security software.

EntraPass software enables users to operate any number of doors where card access is required and is compatible with all Kantech door controllers. Version 7.10 incorporates improvements to existing functionality, as well as a number of new innovative features, including support for a server based Go Pass mobile App which allows card holders to use their mobile phones as an access control credential.

Castel's IP Intercoms help secure university campus

* Huddersfield-uni.jpgThe University of Huddersfield has installed two-way IP audio-video intercom from leading European IP intercom manufacturer Castel at its Queensgate Campus. The new system will manage the exit and entry of vehicles and visitors.

The Queensgate site has seen investment of £100 million on infrastructure and resources over the past 10 years and Castel worked with installer Kenyon Access Consultants to enable university staff to communicate effectively with visitors before allowing them entry.

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Lockexpo 2017

Lockexpo 2017, sponsored by 3D Group, is the only annual show for the security industry in the UK and is now in its 8th year, professionally organised, no bull, just sensible pricing. January sees us change into high gear from cruise, as we sell the remaining few stands. Visitor registration went crazy over the holiday as we promoted the show worldwide.

So far, visitors from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the USA, have registered, and this is topped off by many from Europe.

4/5th March at the East Midland Conference centre Nottingham NG7 2RJ See www.lockexpo.co.uk for further details or to register - for stand availability contact Mick 01359 241699 or [email protected]
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Access control and biometric readers partnership

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A 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.

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

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Hadrian 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.

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.

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