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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th April 2017 Issue no. 358

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

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Auto 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:

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.

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Kwikset Obsidian smart lock

* Obsidian.jpgObsidian is one of the new residential smart locks shown by Kwikset at ISC West, and will be available later in the year. Said to be among the first on the market with the Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Obsidian offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and security features reducing the vulnerability of the network.

Vehicles allegedly stolen by locksmith at airport

A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.

The hidden key to guest satisfaction

* Esigno-door.jpgInteriors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more 'hidden' details that can make or break a guest's stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID technology is doing for the hotel industry.

When we're booking a stay at a hotel, it cannot be denied that there are certain attributes we look out for. Location, room facilities, interior design, amenities, catering, room cleanliness, Wi-Fi connectivity, guest satisfaction reviews - these are all traditional features that make up the USPs of the hotel.

Split-Series Keypad with Proximity Reader

* Split-series-keypad.jpgSECO-LARM USA, Inc. has started shipping the new Split Series Keypad with Proximity Reader. The SK-4131-SPSQ adds an extra layer of security - the keypad and controller are separate; preventing access via keypad tampering.

Smart locks market to reach US$1.01 BN by 2024: rising trend of smart homes to drive growth, says TMR

The global market for smart locks is highly fragmented in structure, finds a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Innovation and product development is primary strategy adopted by key players, namely, Panasonic, AugustHome, Honeywell, and Kwikset to remain competitive in the market. However, their focus is likely to shift towards mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the near future for business expansion.

As per TMR, the worldwide market for smart locks was worth US$226.7 mn in 2015. Researchers expect the opportunity in this market to increase at a CAGR of 18.30% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and reach US$1.01 bn by the end of the forecast period. The commercial sector emerged as the key application area of smart locks in 2015. On the grounds of the advancements in the

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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.

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

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SSAIB, 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.

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.

Urmet iPervoice stars at BBC Television Centre

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Urmet 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.

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.

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Axim 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.

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.


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