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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th January 2017 Issue no. 345

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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

BT account scam

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BT-based scams are becoming commonplace these days as the company is the largest UK telephone services provider. The aim of the scammers is to get your account details so that they can go to town on your money. They will try that by seeking details of your phone account or your Internet account.

Locked safe with no key at Darwin dump shop snatched up with hopes of finding valuable contents

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THE suggestions about what could be in John Notais' locked safe are endless - a map to Lasseter's fabled gold reef, classified army documents, gold, bundles of cash, firearms, even a collection of fingers!

ABUS Door Closers - Closing Doors Safely and Quietly

* ABUS-door-closers.jpgABUS UK are introducing the ABUS Door Closers providing a convenient and safe solution for shutting doors quietly and securely. ABUS Door Closers eliminate the frustration of doors that bang, and doors that don't shut properly allowing draughts.

Fire doors must be self-closing to comply with legislation and ABUS Door Closers can provide this for both residential and commercial properties. The top-fitting door closers are easy to install and are suitable for almost any door size and design.

Lock it with Lockey: the new digital lock range available at Tradelocks

* Lockey-digital.jpgGet high tech digital locks now from Tradelocks. The new Lockey range includes a variety of mortice latch locks, including products with levers or knobs depending on preference; a mortice deadbolt lock and a hook bolt lock for sliding doors.

The Lockey Mortice Latch Free Passage Lever Lock, in satin chrome and available with either left hand opening or right hand opening has been designed for heavy duty use with durability and performance in mind. It includes lever handles on the side of the keypad and an adjustable latch bolt with an anti-thrust pin 60/70mm (12mm throw). The handles have a slipping clutch to prevent any damage when being forced.

Alarm Locks Market 2017 QY Global Industry Report

By Shane Gordon
MRS Market Research

The QY Market research study, titled Worldwide Alarm Locks Market 2017, presents critical information and factual data about the Alarm Locks market globally, providing an overall statistical study of the Alarm Locks Industry on the basis of market drivers, Alarm Locks Industry limitations, and its future prospects. The prevalent global Alarm Locks trends and opportunities are also taken into consideration in Alarm Locks industry study.

CPNI approval for ievo fingerprint readers

* ievo-ultimate_rain.jpgievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, has received a further boost to its growing reputation with continued approval for their latest revision of the market leading ievo ultimate(tm) fingerprint reader from the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure).

The flagship scanner product is included in the CPNI's trusted Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE), permitting its use in protecting a wide variety of Government facilities.

Fraudster wrongly claimed £12k benefits after setting up locksmith business

* Ainsley-Cresswell.jpgA fraudster who wrongly claimed nearly £12,000 in benefits will be fitted with an electronic tag. Ainsley Cresswell, from Cornovian Close, Perton, illegally received Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) and Housing Benefit. A court heard the 47 year old's claims, which date back to May 2013, started legitimately after his marriage broke down.

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High powered cameras could steal your fingerprints from a photo

Flashing the peace sign in a selfie could be setting you up for a security nightmare! Isao Echizen, a professor at the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division of the National Institute of Informatics has successfully obtained fingerprints from photographs taken from up to three metres away.

He specifically warned against the peace sign, as it could give identity thieves the opportunity to match fingerprints with a face.

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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

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Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2017.

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

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Become 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.

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.

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