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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd March 2017 Issue no. 354

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Global lock market

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Technavio analysts forecast the global lock market to grow at a CAGR of above 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

ABUS security & convenience with New 158 Padlock Combinations

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ABUS padlocks dominate the Keyed Alike commercial supply sector, while ABUS Combination Padlocks offer no key convenience via simple code changes made when staff changes or events dictate.

'Mounties' asking for help after locksmith equipment stolen

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Airdrie RCMP is asking members of the public for any information they might have concerning the theft of a locksmith van from Mackenzie Way on February 27th.  Constable Jennifer Weedmark said an employee of ABOE Lockworks parked the van at the Mackenzie Way apartments where it was stolen sometime overnight.

GEO server lock ensures security of business data

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With the growth of the Cloud and ever increasing amounts of confidential data, both business and personal, being held on servers it is more important than ever that that such data is protected and secure against unauthorized access.

Patlock sees sales boost after appearance on TV show

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A Shipley firm has secured a boost in sales despite an unsuccessful bid for funds on TV's Dragons' Den. Craig Knott, 46, invented Patlock, a device which aims to cut household burglaries across the UK, after an attempted break-in at his Bradford home in 2009.

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Bosch partners with Sony on video security systems

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Bosch and Sony have announced they are partnering on video security systems, with the co-operation including sales and marketing as well as technical collaboration.

Pro-Vision release new product catalogue

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Pro-Vision, the UK distributor of security equipment has recently launched its latest 216 page product catalogue (dated March 2017) featuring the very best in branded CCTV, Access Control and Public Address equipment.

Electromechanical evolution

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Jeffrey Bennett, Commercial Leader for Allegion in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, discusses why we are seeing a convergence of electronics into mechanical door hardware.

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This Week's News

BSIA research reveals the (real) price of security solutions

A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality - rather than initial purchase price alone - for end users of security solutions.

The paper, titled "The (Real) Price of Security Solutions - a white paper on the challenges of buying and selling high-quality security solutions", has been authored by Dr Terence Tse, an Associate Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe Business School. It was sponsored by BSIA member companies Securitas and ATEC Fire and Security.

Force Ignition Tools...

* Force-ignition-tool1.jpgTwo new force ignition tools are available from Hickleys, these new tools provides auto locksmiths the ability to force the ignition on various makes and models that include Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda vehicles via the OBD socket when a key is unavailable.

Simply plug it into the vehicle's OBD port and then plug your key programmer to the opposite side.

Eurocell locks up deal with Security Hardware

Eurocell, the manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products, has bought PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd.

With a turnover of approximately £4 million, Willenhall-based Security Hardware specialises in domestic PVC-U door locks; door security hardware; window locks and window hardware; the company also offers a range of products for timber and composite door security. It operates through multi-channels - trade counter, direct sales and online.

Serco locks up contract for Aussie prison

A British firm will hold the keys to Australia's largest prison after outsourcing behemoth Serco won a £1.6 billion jail contract in the country.

By Lucy Tobin, Evening Standard

The FTSE 250 business is still known for prisoner scandal in this country, after Serco charged the Government to "tag" criminals who were actually dead or didn't even exist, and in 2015 lost a contract to run one of New Zealand's largest jails after reports that inmates filmed "fight club" videos in their cells.

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Italy's Credito Cooperativo invests in Vanderbilt's security solutions

* BCC-Banks.jpgVanderbilt, a global leader in providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced that its technology is currently being installed across Italy's Credito Cooperativo (BCC) consortium of banks.

Door and window locks are less carbon-costly and more effective than burglar alarms

A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security point of view are door and window locks. This is because they are not only more effective at preventing crime, but also more environmentally friendly, having a much lower carbon footprint than other measures, such as burglar alarms or CCTV.

The study, which was led by University of Surrey Engineering Doctorate student Helen Skudder, also found that many burglary prevention measures installed individually or in combination, produce less carbon emissions than an incidence of burglary.

Comelit's Integrated Access Solution selected by Berkeley Homes

* brewery-wharf.jpgComelit's IP (ViP) video door entry and access control solution has been used to secure apartments and townhouses at an exclusive gated mews development in Twickenham, built by nationwide property developer, St James. Brewery Wharf, situated on a tributary of the Thames in south-west London, features 82 warehouse-style flats spread across three blocks and 28 gated houses built in a Georgian style.

St James, a member of The Berkeley Group, opted to secure the upmarket riverside development using Comelit's award-winning 3one6 Sense digital entrance panels, which feature a built-in colour camera. The panels have been installed at all the entrances around the complex and are connected over a dedicated Cat6 network.

Skills for Security appoints Joey Hambidge to new Operations role

* joey-hambidge.jpgSkills for Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Joey Hambidge to the position of Operations Manager. Joey's role at Skills for Security has been newly created to provide the organisation with essential operational support, and he will be responsible for a broad remit including accreditations, apprenticeship standards, qualifications and the day-to-day management of Skills' operations and staff.

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The MLA cements itself as industry-leading association with new beginner's programme

Introduced in early 2016, the MLA's change to a Modular Training Programme has been a huge success, not only from a student numbers perspective, but also from a student feedback perspective! In fact, one recent student, Paul Medway, said: "... taught by two very knowledgeable tutors who were on hand when ever myself or fellow pupils needed some advice.

Opportunities in key programming

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.

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. The afternoon/evening presentations will explain the equipment required, the Technical backup available and the methods used, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers.

British Security Industry Association endorses the national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, has launched a national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales, which has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association.

Nominate your outstanding apprentice installers for industry award

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As the 10th National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has called for security companies to nominate their apprentice installers for the 2017 Apprentice Installer Awards. These esteemed awards recognise the very best emerging talent from the electronic security industry.

Lockexpo 2017

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Just a note to say what a great show last weekend's Lockexpo was. The show 'was brilliant' and those are not my words. Although numbers on 2017 were slightly down at 1,000, the quality of the attendees was excellent.

A clash of perspective?

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One could imagine that architects and door hardware pioneers would constantly be clashing - the former strives for aesthetic perfection while the latter for functionality, safety and security. However Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of Allegion UK, believes that it need not be this way.

AMG Systems launches new website and brand identity

AMG, the UK manufacturer of intelligent, industrial grade, reliable edge-of-network transmission solutions, has launched a new website and refreshed its brand identity to better reflect its position as a market leader in the provision of specialist Ethernet and IP systems and products.

Urmet specified for first phase of Elephant Park

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Multinational property and infrastructure company, Lendlease, is using IP video entry and access control from Urmet at a 16-storey apartment block and townhouses surrounding the largest park to be built in London for 70 years.

Veracity acquisition of icomply delivers true end-to-end security system integration for Command & Control

Agreement expands portfolio of innovative, independent, security system solutions with flexible integration within surveillance, alarm receiving, incident control, reporting, building management and other applications.

Comelit towering above Highgate Hill

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System integrator, MRFS Group, has installed Comelit's ViP system, complete with energy monitoring/display (using SimpleHome), at the landmark Vantage Point building above Archway Underground Station in north London.

Send For Help one of the first to be certified to new BS 8484:2016 Lone Worker Standard

Send For Help - the largest lone worker protection provider in the World is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016 - the standard for the provision of lone worker device services.

Pickersgill-Kaye on track to become a centre of excellence for rail sector

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Lock maker Pickersgill-Kaye, which became a trading division of ASSA ABLOY Limited from February 1 2017, is set to become a specialist production base for the rail industry following the announcement of significant new investment in the Yorkshire business by the owner and global leader in door opening solutions.

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