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21st July 2010 Issue no. 35
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Often the only problem with the remote is that the rubber buttons or the plastic case is broken.
The Universal remote rubber case offers 4 of each of 18 different rubbers covering a range of European vehicles and priced at £89.00. The remote case kit offers 1 of each of 29 different types and comes in a drawer system for easy storage, the kit costs £339.00.
These kits complement existing range of Remote battery kits, key cloning keys and transponder kits.
Young inventor Kevin Scott has come up with a 'bendy bike' that literally wraps around a tree or lamp post and locks to itself, instead of using the usual bike locks.
A traditional bike at each end, the centre is made of glass-filled nylon sections that snap back into a rigid frame and can be ridden as normal.
Kevin was awarded second prize in the UK-wide New Designers 2010 competition.
Meanwhile, locksmiths and bike shops can still expect to see sales of more traditional security solutions continue.
Across Britain, the number of people killed at work has fallen to a new record low with 151 workers dying at work in 2009/10 - down 15% on the previous lowest total of 178 in the year before. The rate of fatal injury for 2009/10 represents a statistically significant decrease compared to the average rate for the previous five years. The figure of 151 worker deaths is 31% lower than the average for the past five years (220).
The AD900Pro can be purchased as a cloning kit, professional kit or comprehensive kit allowing you to tailor an AD900pro to your individual requirements.
All of the kits include the latest Phillips Crypto id46 cloning built in to the tool as well as the other key cloning abilities for various fixed code transponders, Texas crypto and Phillips crypto transponders. The exchange campaign finishes on the 30th Sept 2010.
The AD900Pro can be purchased from Advanced Keys or Hickleys.
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In this week's issue:
- It's a wrap may now refer to something other than filmaking - bike security!
- UNION and Yale introduce new support schemes for locksmiths
- Hickleys launch universal repair kits for car key remotes
- DG Supplyline launches its product catalogue on line
- while in the hi-tech world of perimeter surveillance Mobotix notches up a significant zero failures anniversary and Milestone Systems launches Xprotect Essential, an out-of-the-box solution for the smaller business.
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This Week's News
Due to the continued growth and demand for it's range of Biometric Fingerprint and Electro-mechanical locks / Access Control systems, specialists in this field TLJ have appointed two new business development managers.
TLJ Technical Director Luke Martin says the appointments are "A direct response to our meeting customer demands, due to the continued appraisal conducted within organisations, across all sectors of the commercial and leisure industries, who are looking to upgrade and install this form of enhanced security.
UK lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye's successful export drive into the Far East has been officially recognised after the company was chosen for a visit from a high-powered Chinese trade mission on a fact-finding tour.
A joint China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and UK Trade Investment (UKTI) initiative to promote the opportunities between the two nations, the itinerary included a tour of the Leeds-based firm where thay were shown around its facility by manufacturing manager Simon Barnes and quality manager Jeff Moore.Full Story
Building on ERA's initial success with a bespoke door lock design for the Polish market - which was achieved in conjunction with leading door manufacturer, Porta - the Garrison Lock range has now been expanded to appeal to a wider market.
The Swansea Council property had been targeted in previous raids, during which copper piping had been ripped out and stolen. So the authority fitted a SmartWater device, which sprays a high-tech liquid on intruders. The solution stays on skin and clothes, so any sprayed offenders will carry evidence of their crime wherever they go.
15 staff from Yale and UNION, who are inheriting Chubb security products, joined more than 27,000 people on Sunday 20 June to cycle 54 miles from Clapham Common to the Palace Pier.
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, the world's tallest hotel, uses a combination of Infinova pan-tilt-zoom, fixed and dome cameras in order to protect its guests, staff and property. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, the 72-story hotel towers 333 m (1,093 ft) and features 482 rooms and suites.
With such a massive edifice to be a temporary home to many of the world's most affluent guests, management knew that watching over the hotel would be an important job. A surveillance system would be needed to help protect customers and assets as well as to control access. A major objective would be to monitor anti-social elements from disrupting the hotel and its guests.
Vemotion and Helimedia demonstrated the potential of using mobile phones to view video from helicopters at Farnborough Air show this week in conjunction with their partner Helimedia.
The product testing is based on a pole-mounted CCTV camera overlooking the runway at Farnborough and proves the Vemotion claim of being able to transmit live video images to a mobile phone - allowing the user complete situational awareness, wherever they are.
According to a report in The Times of India duplicate keys made by roadside locksmiths are making it easier for burglars and car thieves to rob almost at will. For instead of breaking in through a vulnerable door or window burglars simply walk in through the main door using the copy they have had made.
As duplicate keys are easily made, there has been a spate of such burglaries.
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A dirty protest pensioner remains defiant after tipping human excrement on the heads of a locksmith and bailiff.
The unfortunate pair arrived at the home of Halifax resident John Skelton to evict him following non-payment of council tax. The old boy had been saving his own waste for a few days in anticipation of such a visit and opened a window when they knocked on the door.
The unlucky locksmith looked up, took the mess full in the face and, not surprisingly, was promptly sick.
Mr Skelton was arrested and charged with assault, but remains unapologetic for both the non-payment and the dirty protest, blaming the council's neglect for his late wife's early demise.
Mobotix AG, a leading manufacturer of complete high-resolution IP video systems have released details of an installation of its Mobotix CCTV solution at Bromsgrove School that has helped protect pupils, staff and property across a 100 acre site for over seven years without fail. The project which was designed, implemented and maintained by NS Optimum Ltd includes 35 cameras delivering megapixel quality as part of a combined data, voice and video network.
IFSEC, the world's largest annual security exhibition, allowed its 22,743* total attendees to explore the most cutting-edge products and technologies as well as benefit from an extensive educational programme and unparalleled networking opportunities when it took place from 10-13 May 2010 at the NEC Birmingham. In addition to the positive feedback received from visitors, the event's success was clearly demonstrated by record-breaking rebooking figures for the 2011 event.
Seattle-based 123 Lock & Key says in its court papers that when it began advertising on a 'pay per click' scheme with Google it received around 15 clicks throughs a day, with around 8 out of 10 being followed up by a phone call.
This level of activity remained stable for a period of months, then shot up to between 100 to 150 click throughs a day, often, it is claimed, with a flurry of clicks within a single minute.
"These clicks never converted into phone calls," says the company. As a result the company ceased advertising on Google.
A Google spokesperson said the company has "devoted significant resources to protect advertisers from invalid clicks."
Michael Boughey joins the company as Area Sales Manager for Central England, with over 11 years experience in the security industry having success with a number of manufacturers' such as Merit Lilin and Mayflex as well as system integrators like Secom and ADT where he held positions in engineering and project sales.