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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th October 2017 Issue no. 380

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International News

New museum traces the evolution of locks

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It sits inside a sprawling, aged industrial building under the Van Horne-Rosemont overpass in Montreal, and is probably the last place you would expect to find one of the most unusual museums in the city. The Aaron M. Fish Lock Museum and Educational Centre wouldn't be out of place in some chichi downtown location, but its builder and curator, Aaron M. Fish, sought a location close to where he grew up and has spent much of his working life.

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Boon Edam to feature security entrance integrations with leading access control solutions at ASIS

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Boon Edam Inc will be emphasizing integrated access control solutions that both authenticate authorized passage and prevent tailgating in Booth #4003 at the 63rd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas from September 26th-28th. The manufacturer is also the official Turnstile Sponsor for the Exhibition.

Y-cam Skill enables Alexa control of Protect Alarm

Y-cam Solutions, a leader in smart home security since 2007, announces Y-cam Skill enabling Alexa control of Protect, a complete Triple Layer smart security system designed to actively monitor your home and reduce your chances of becoming a victim of burglary. Simple to set up, the Y-cam Skill provides greater control using voice activation to manage your Smart Home Security.

One Day time-expiring visitor badges

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Visitor Pass Solutions, a division of Data Management, Inc., has developed a new brand for its industry-leading temporary badge product line. "One Day(tm) Time-Expiring Visitor Badges" bolster security protocols and simplify visitor management at schools, healthcare facilities, corporate campuses, and more.

Borg Locks at MLA Expo

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Borg Locks will be exhibiting their Easi-code Pro range including the new BL2501 which features their patented 'On the door' code change system, which allows you to fully update and change codes without the hassle of removing any pins or tumblers.

This model is fully reversible and is suitable for all light to medium duty doors. This has been cycle tested over 100k+ times to ensure each model works as intended and is available in both holdback and non-holdback.

See more at www.locksmiths.co.uk

Door Jammer at MLA Expo

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DoorJammer is a unique and innovative portable door security device for anyone needing privacy and security. It takes only seconds to secure and is simply placed under the door and tightened.

Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143 million US consumers

One of the largest security breaches ever has come to light today as Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access records for 143 million US citizens (for reference, the US has a population for 323 million or so, that's about 44 percent).

World's smallest fingerprint identification padlock

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From Midas Touch. Padlock size and being keyless, makes it ideal for backpacks and travellers. Good item to stock in the shop.

Vanderbilt Expands Irish Team

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Robert Jones has joined Vanderbilt Industries as Area Sales Manager for Ireland.

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This Week's News

Nest expands into home security with first security system designed to be easy on residents, tough on intruders

* Nest.jpgNest Labs, Inc. has announced a home security solution that includes the Nest Secure alarm system, Nest Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera, and corresponding software and services.

3D Group special offers for MLA 2017

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To be in for a chance to win £500 account credit and other prizes, simply register your company name and account at 3dgroupuk.com/page/MLA2017. Then, all you have to do it come and see our staff on stand G5 for 2 entries to win! Gain a third entry if you purchase with us on the day.

PDQ Manufacturing Receives 2017 Industry Award

* PDQ2.jpgPDQ Manufacturing is the 2017 recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association's Industry award. PDQ, based in Lancaster County, Pa., is a premier manufacturer of lock and security hardware and systems.

Rogue locksmith whose rip-offs were repeatedly exposed on BBC's Watchdog kills himself

* Makovski.jpgA locksmith conman, who was exposed on BBC's Rogue Traders for charging shut-out residents rip-off prices, killed himself after being made homeless, an inquest heard. Mark Makowski, 46, hanged himself in a Travelodge hotel room, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just weeks after being released from prison and having all of his assets seized.

He appeared on Rogue Traders and then Watchdog, before being sent to prison in 2010, having been convicted of fraud offences in connection with his locksmith business.

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European cyber security month

"Cyber security is a shared responsibility - Stop. Think. Connect."

Over 300 activities to promote safety online will be taking place throughout Europe during the European Cyber Security Month , such as conferences, workshops, training sessions, summits, general presentations to users, online campaigns etc. The 2017 campaign will focus on cyber security in the workplace, governance, privacy and data protection, cyber security in the home and skills in cyber security.

New date announced for free cyber security seminar

* cyber-security.jpgA free-to-attend, half-day seminar which aims to help security buyers and installers to navigate the complex world of cyber security is being held in Solihull on Thursday 2nd November.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and supported by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the event will include presentations from a wide range of cyber security experts, with a particular focus on the potential vulnerabilities of 'connected products' - meaning any security product that can be accessed or operated remotely via the internet (intruder alarms, video surveillance systems and access control) - and how these vulnerabilities can be combated.

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BSIA endorses guide to preventing false Hold-Up Alarms

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The BSIA has contributed to a guide which aims to help installers of Hold-Up Alarm (HUA) systems to reduce the number of false alarms.

Comelit ViP securing Sheffield Children's Hospital

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A children's hospital is benefitting from enhanced new levels of security thanks to the installation of an IP video entry system from Comelit. The ViP system at Sheffield Children's hospital has been integrated with the hospital's existing unified Cisco infrastructure network.

Major cyber-attack will happen soon, warns UK's security boss

A "category one" cyber-attack, the most serious tier possible, will happen "sometime in the next few years", a director of the National Cybersecurity Centrehas warned. According to the agency, which reports to GCHQ and has responsibly for ensuring the UK's information security, a category one cybersecurity incident requires a national government response.

In the year since the agency was founded, it has covered 500 incidents, according to Ian Levy, the technical director, as well as 470 category three incidents and 30 category two, including the WannaCry ransomworm that took down IT in multiple NHS trusts and bodies.

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Security technology to be experienced in innovative new format

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Dahua Technology UK and Ireland is giving security professionals the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the world's most ground-breaking technology - in a brand-new format.

Allegion encourages locksmiths to embrace keyless access control technology

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Allegion UK will showcase its flagship SimonsVoss MobileKey system at Europe's largest exhibition trade show for locksmithing and security, the MLA Expo, in Telford from 6th-8th October.

D&E Architectural Hardware at MLA Expo

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Visitors to D&E Architectural Hardware on stand No. 170 will be invited to attempt to open a box locked with the Geminy product. Anyone successful in opening the GEMINY product within the allotted time, using ONLY the tools provided, keeps the £500.00 cash inside.

The Drumm Geminy, is a unique security product available in the UK exclusively from D&E.

Security guards 'had role in £7m heist at airport'

His planned "loo break" was part of a movie-style plot to stage one of Britain's biggest cash thefts, a court heard yesterday. Ranjeev Singh deliberately lingered outside the lavatory while his fellow guard Mohammad Siddique drove off with the money.

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MLA Expo Training - 60 Courses available

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Taking place October 6th-8th in Telford, MLA Expo will feature a significant amount of training open to MLA members as well as non-members.

Whilst details are subject to change, initial information shows Courses/Seminars offered will be offered in the areas of General Locksmithing (to include non-destructive entry, Lock ID, UPVC related training, High security cylinders, abrasive wheel certification, tool sharpening an overview of the BLI exam, auto gates), as well as Safes.

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