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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th April 2017 Issue no. 357

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International News

Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock

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American brand Master Lock has become the first security specialist in Europe to unveil a consumer focused portable lock that requires no key-turn to unlock.

New remote repair cases now in stock at Tradelocks

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Tradelocks has recently introduced to their product range remote repair cases for car key remotes, and now have over 70 different cases in stock! With the help of Tradelocks you can now offer your customers a complete and comprehensive remote repair services using these high quality aftermarket repair cases.

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.

This Week's News

Heightened security threat at airports and nuclear power stations

According to a report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph, Britain's airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.

This comes as no surprise to those charged with securing critical infrastructure. Airports are constantly under threat but a successful attack on a nuclear power station is a threat of a whole new order. And targeting nuclear power is not just a threat, because we already have an example in last years foiled attempt to infiltrate Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant.

Give your customers more with the 'Car Keys on your Phone' App

* KeyDIY-carAPP.jpgAuto locksmiths, want to offer your customers that bit extra? Tradelocks has the solution! The Car Keys on Your Phone App is the first of its kind and will help you make more profits in 3 ways:

Is regulation the key to stopping van thefts?

Traders have welcomed a move to get the locksmith industry regulated after a spate of thefts from vans in Bedfordshire. Tibbe Key tools, which allow people to unlock Ford Transit vans, are readily available online, with sites including Amazon advertising them for sale. Now the Masters Locksmiths Association (MLA) is working with the government and police to stop people claiming they are locksmiths to buy the tools.

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SSAIB's IT security commitment through Cyber Essentials Plus

* Cyber-Essentials-Plus.jpgSSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has demonstrated its commitment to IT security by successfully meeting the Government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus standard.

The industry-supported Cyber Essentials scheme helps prevent the vast majority of cyber attacks and sets out a range of security controls to help protect an organisation against cyber threats to its IT systems and software.

Electronic access control - doors optional

* SALTO-Electronic-Padlock.jpgThe necessity for access control can stem from security, safety and even convenience but what if you need to secure perimeter or fire access gates, industrial equipment yards or commercial storage areas.

Easy you might say just use a padlock. But what if you want wireless real time control and an audit trail? Well that's the end of the road for the traditional padlock but all is not lost. With SALTO you can have the best of both worlds.

BSIA reinforces commitment to quality with new ISO certification

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has excelled in a recent audit to achieve certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality standard.

Revised in 2015, the redesigned standard aims to ensure that quality management is fully integrated into an organisation's day-to-day operations, touching on every element of business strategy and placing continuous improvement at the heart of the company's ethos.

Urmet iPervoice stars at BBC Television Centre

* bbc-Tv-centre.jpgUrmet has added to its portfolio of heritage buildings with an installation at the world-famous former BBC Television Centre in White City, London.

The 14-acre complex is one of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, with a frontage and statues that are known to television viewers around the world.

Hadrian Technology scoops place in FT ranking of Europe's fastest growing companies

* Hadrian-Technology-FT-list.jpgHadrian Technology, one of the UK's leading CCTV design, supply and installation companies has been shortlisted in The Financial Times' inaugural ranking of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The FT 1000 - compiled in co-operation with statista. The news comes only months after Hadrian Technology was named as a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 company.

The league table, published online today, will feature in a Financial Times special report at the end of April. It ranks Europe's 1000 fastest growing companies between 2012 and 2015.

Mx6 dual cameras open up new opportunities

* Mobotix-new-line.jpgMOBOTIX is starting series production of their new Mx6 6MP camera line with the outdoor dual cameras M16, D16, S16 and V16. The Mx6 Camera Line is the most powerful 6MP MOBOTIX Camera System and the first to support the H.264/ONVIF* Industry Standard.

In terms of their outer appearance, these models look exactly the same as the x15 cameras (which are still available); all the innovations in these new cameras have been made to the mainboard and camera software.

Bill would prevent registered sex offenders from owning locksmith business

By Sina Gebre-Ab

A bill that would require locksmiths to undergo background checks before entering your home or car is now closer to becoming law. The bill was passed unanimously in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and is now making its way through the state senate. The bill was drafted after a North Myrtle Beach sexual molestation case involving a locksmith.

Representative Gregory Duckworth says currently it's too easy for just anyone to enter your home. "Anybody could do it," says Duckworth. "You could walk right out of jail and open a locksmith business. It's insane."

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95% of organizations have employees seeking to bypass security controls

By Jai Vijayan

The insider threat issue is well-understood and something that countless surveys have shown poses almost as big a risk to enterprise data security as external attackers.

A report from Dtex this week offers a slightly different look at the problem by highlighting some of the clues that organizations should be looking for to detect and stop insiders engaged in malicious or negligent behaviors. The Dtex report is based on an analysis of risk assessments conducted by a sample of its customer base. A stunning 95% of the assessments showed employees to be engaged in activities designed to bypass security and web-browsing restrictions at their organizations.

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Axim: The UK's No: 1 Supplier of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years.

* Axim-TC-Series.jpgAxim Architectural Hardware are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone. Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey.

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Change at the top for ABUS UK

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ABUS worldwide have continued to successfully grow as a supplier of total security solutions ranging from mechanical security products to advanced intruder, access control and video surveillance systems. In recognition of the total security range now available and with UK being a key market for the company, ABUS is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Romanov as new Managing Director of ABUS UK.

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

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Following 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."

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

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Access 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.


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.

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