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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th March 2017 Issue no. 355

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Force Ignition Tools...

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Two 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.

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.

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This Week's News

The MLA achieves CSCS card clarification for all locksmiths and safe engineers

* MLA.jpgFollowing on from numerous meetings and extensive negotiations, the Master Locksmiths Association are delighted to announce they received on the 21st of March confirmation from Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS, stating: "The occupation of Locksmith and Safe Engineer will be removed from the CSCS scheme this week."

The Smart choice from Securefast

* smartlock1.jpgSecurefast plc, one of the UK's Leading Security and Access Control providers has announced the launch of the SmartLock Proximity Access System as part of the company's wide range of mechanical and electronic access control solutions.

The stylish new Smartlock ASL900 is a wire free, stand alone, intelligent computer based access control system that uses MIFARE(r) RFID proximity card technology, which offers a cable free, easy to operate and secure access solution that is ideal for both small and large installations such as public buildings, hotels, schools, colleges, offices, hospitals and residential accommodation.

Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'

A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80.3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank accounts under his control, US officials said.

The companies were not named but were described as US-based multinationals, with one operating in social media. Officials called it a wake-up call for even "the most sophisticated" firms.

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Security chief told MPs they were safe in parliament before attack

MPs were told by one of parliament's top officials that their security was fine as long as they were within the Palace of Westminster, just 24 hours before an attacker managed to breach its perimeter fence and stab a police officer to death. Eric Hepburn, parliament's director of security, gave evidence to MPs that the "real vulnerability" for members of parliament was in their constituencies.

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STANLEY introduces new line of access solutions with EasyPass for mixed-use and light commercial properties

* Stanley.jpgSTANLEY, part of the dormakaba Group portfolio of mechanical and electronic access control solutions, today announces the release of a new line of access and security solutions for mixed-use and light commercial facilities.

This family of new products is highlighted by EasyPass, a leading feature that allows for more convenient, easier door access.

IFSEC: Europe's only large-scale security event in 2017

* ifsec.jpgAccess the biggest showcase of security products accessible in Europe this year, including thousands of solutions across a global gathering the size of 5 football fields... Taking place in London, 20 - 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more, visiting IFSEC International is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.


MOBOTIX brings innovation and partnerships to ISC West 2017

During ISC West from the 5th to 7th of April at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV, MOBOTIX (stand 16065), the German System Manufacturer of Professional Video Management (VMS) and Smart IP Cameras will present its latest IP video security products and innovations including vertical specific solutions for IoT, retail, home automation, perimeter, transportation and industrial markets.

Eastman uses multi-layered Boon Edam entrance strategy at new corporate business centre

* Eastman-Chemical.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has installed a multi-layer security entrance strategy, at Eastman Chemical, utilising a combination of Boon Edam Tourlock security revolving doors and Speedlane 900 optical turnstiles, at its Corporate Business Center.

Eastman manufactures advanced materials and specialty additives at approximately 50 locations worldwide, which are used by its customers as key ingredients to make products people use every day.

Two key sales appointments at Dahua Technology

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Charlie James has been appointed Dahua's Southern Area Sales Manager. With 29 years' experience in sales of intruder alarms and CCTV, he was previously with Risco Group as Regional Sales Manager, and before that, UK Sales Manager with BT Redcare.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Comelit's Integrated Access Solution selected by Berkeley Homes

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Comelit'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.

Skills for Security appoints Joey Hambidge to new Operations role

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Skills 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.

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.

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