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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th February 2017 Issue no. 348

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International News

Two-position closer certifies Briton as among the best in class

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Allegion's Briton brand once again shows why it is a leading pioneer in the door hardware industry with its newest overhead door closer - the Briton 131.

Developed to serve busy buildings with medium to high footfall like education facilities, hospitals, commercial buildings, hotels and transportation areas, the Briton 131 retains the brand's hallmark association of high engineering and quality.

Hotel returns to locks and keys after ransomware attack

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One of Europe's luxury hotels plans to get rid of its electronic key card room entry system and install old-fashioned locks with keys after it was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in guests being locked out from their rooms.

EU impedes European security services

Sweden's top security and intelligence official has issued a stark warning about Brussels' latest intrusion into national affairs. Security head Johan Olsson complains that his agency's ability to react to terrorist atrocities has been massively impaired by a recent EU law that allows telecoms companies to delete or withhold data.

New ABUS BSI* cylinder ranges

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ABUS have introduced new TS007 BSI* cylinder ranges tested to BSI Kitemark Scheme TS007:2014 1 Star and approved to British Standard BS EN1303, which can be suited to either customer specific Y14 & Z14 Euro Profiles, or available on an open ABUS House Z14 section.

Smart Locks Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast By End-use Industry 2015-2025

A number of emerging devices have attributed to the upsurge of global smart homes over the last few years. The Smart locks market is expected to be one of the most promising offering among all the devices over the succeeding years. Smart locks is not a completely novel industry.

Allegion's perfect pair from CISA offers seamless room locking solutions

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Elegant Italian design, contactless experience and no wiring - these features form the basis for Allegion's CISA eGO and eSIGNO leading locking solutions, made to create a seamless customer experience in the hospitality industry.

GJD showcases Clarius LED Illuminator range at the Security TWENTY 17 Midlands Conference and Exhibition

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GJD, a leading British manufacturer of professional security equipment, is delighted to announce the company will be exhibiting at the Security TWENTY 17 Midlands conference and exhibition.

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

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Get 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.

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This Week's News

3D Group celebrates 10 years of being auto locksmith suppliers

* 3DGroup.jpg3D Group has been exclusively providing auto locksmith parts to the trade for 10 years and pride themselves on the quality of their products, as well as their service.

In order to maintain the excellent quality that they have become known for they ensure that a sample of their products are tested that comes into their stock room. They test remote cases for build quality and durability; key blades for the quality of metal; they test programming machinery so that they can vouch for its usability.

UNION exhibits at Lockexpo 2017

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be showcasing its leading range of locks, cylinder systems and door closers at Lockexpo 2017, reinforcing why the brand is trusted by professionals and known for its quality, reliability and expertise.

Taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on the 4th and 5th March, visitors will be able to discuss and trial UNION's latest product innovations on stand B21.

Drill with Skill

by Geraint Jones GJ Locks

Sister-publication Locks and Security Magazine has some amazing articles in this premium Pre-Lockexpo edition

Drilling mortice locks has always been frowned upon by most, described as "The Cowboy" method or what an unskilled locksmith would do. Despite what the keyboard warriors on the many locksmith social media groups might have you think, it is how most of us started. But if you learn how to do it properly, you will soon see that it is a skill worth taking more seriously.


Mitie's security management business launches inaugural thought leadership event

On Thursday 9 February, Mitie's security management business held its first thought leadership event at the Institute of Directors in London.

Titled The Kurtzman Club - after Joel Allen Kurtzman, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Strategy + Business magazine, who first coined the term 'thought-leader' - the event brings together leaders and influencers from the security sector to look at the future of security and challenge the status quo, to steer and future-proof the industry.

SeSys VS-One Video Matrix Server appliance offers innovative multi camera display and MxPEG to H.264/RTSP conversion designed for environments that require surveillance video without a PC

* VSONE.jpgAs part of a strategy to encourage partners to build a higher value solution, MOBOTIX has announced that its Solutions partner SeSys has created an innovative new MOBOTIX compatible accessory that allows video surveillance use cases to benefit from powerful new display and integration features.

The new SeSys VS-One Video Matrix Server is a small standalone appliance that operates in two modes.

Microsoft will continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security

This amount does not include acquisitions Microsoft may make in the sector, said Bharat Shah, Microsoft vice president of security, on the sidelines of the firm's BlueHat cyber security conference in Tel Aviv.

"As more and more people use cloud, that spending has to go up," Shah said. While the number of attempted cyber attacks was 20,000 a week two or three years ago, that figure had now risen to 600,000-700,000, according to Microsoft data.

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Going Dutch - Our Legacy from Holland

By Brian Morland

This being the show issue of the magazine and as we have been invited to bring along some of the collection, hopefully to inspire and interest, it seems appropriate to talk about some of the locks we will be exhibiting. Firstly though and although we have exhibited at shows many times before this exhibition will be a first for us in several respects and we are grateful to the organisers for providing us some space.

3D Group are delighted to launch their NEW website!

After listening to their customer's feedback the new website boasts several new features and we believe this is their best version yet! After 3 years of development, the new site will be a complete re-fresh of the existing website which will vastly improves the functionality of the site. It is easier to navigate, easier to manage your trade account online and now features a superb search function.

It is has completely modernised the way that the website works and communicates with the warehouse and despatch systems in order to further improve the level of customer service that 3d group can offer their customers.

Smart buildings remain vulnerable to cyber attacks

By John Hatcher

Almost four in 10 clients (39 per cent) say that they don't take any steps to protect smart installations in buildings from cyber threats, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.

Half of respondents to the survey (49 per cent) said that the risk of hacking, and its impact on unsecured networks, was a potential barrier to installing connected technology, highlighting the inherent cyber threats to buildings in the modern era.

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Pickersgill-Kaye locks in another order from Hitachi rail for safety critical equipment

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Pickersgill-Kaye, part of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has agreed a new contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to manufacture emergency door handles for the new 'Azuma' trains being built for Virgin Trains' East Coast Main Line services as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

BT account scam

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BT have been contacted and confirm the below email is a scam, do NOT review your account via this email.

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.

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

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A 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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