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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th December 2017 Issue no. 390

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International News

Dahua Smart Locks

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Dahua Technology has released a new series of smart locks - The Bluetooth Series and Bluetooth & Wireless 433 series will bring enhanced and convenient protection it says.

Keys to traditional locks easily get lost and duplicated, and residents cannot remotely open or close doors when necessary. The compact & sleek looking Dahua smart lock combines a mechanical lock case with an electronic motor hiding in the panel. Locks with 8mm-square-bar lock bodies can be upgraded to Dahua smart locks without dismantling their original lock bodies, just by installing the new lock inners and outer panels.


Wiha takes home German Brand Award 2018 & Focus Open Silver Award 2017

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The Wiha magazine bit holder LiftUp 26one(r) has now garnered four design awards. In October 2017, both the German Brand Award 2018 and the Focus Open Silver 2017 went to the Black Forest hand tool manufacturer for this product innovation.

Vanderbilt at Intersec 2018

The global provider of state-of-the-art security systems plans to showcase a variety of core products at the Dubai show. Vanderbilt's stand at Intersec 2018 will reflect the company's increasing range of high-quality security solutions.

MOBOTIX Global Partner Conference

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MOBOTIX has successfully completed its largest Global Partner Conference (GPC) which hosted 234 participants from 46 countries to coincide with the launch of its new website and company strategy that focuses on 'Beyond Human Vision.'

Boon Edam announces robust 2018 product training schedule

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Boon Edam Inc. has announced an expanded product training schedule for 2018 that includes all scheduled Factory trainings, Roadshow trainings throughout the USA and Canada, and webinars. Technical training events are free of charge to Boon Edam partners and integrators and typically include two or three days of intensive product instruction and hands-on exercises that address the most common installation and maintenance issues in the field.

The new UNION KeyPRIME patented master keying system

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UNION, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched the new keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform, with an all-new reversible key design.

Comcast adds Kwikset connected door locks to smart home system

Comcast has expanded its partnership with Kwikset to integrate three more smart locks into its Xfinity Home platform. The deal means Xfinity Home customers can now choose from four Kwikset connected door locks to remotely control access into and out of their homes. The locks covered are the SmartCode 910 Deadbolt, SmartCode 912 Deadbolt Lever and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which join the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Deadbolt.

Features available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to remotely view status, lock/unlock or open/close their doors, view lock/unlock or open/close events in the activity feed and create rules or automated commands to notify users if their doors are not locked, said Comcast.

Paxton supports BBC DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

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Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, recently supported the BBC's DIY SOS team in their latest project to create a new, purpose-built support centre, with short term accommodation for young people living in and leaving the care system.

Hanwha Techwin expands UK sales team

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Hanwha Techwin has appointed Keith Bardsley as Business Development Manager for the North of England.

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This Week's News

Intelligent, Integrated Security from Loxal

* Loxal-Block-Lock.jpgLoxal Security has potentially solved two problems in one for rail operators, utility companies, construction organisations and other business sectors, that need to protect vacant residential and commercial property, and other sites, from the risks of vandalism, arson, squatting and theft; the new Block Lock, which can automatically interface with the Integrated Void Wireless Alarm System.

Manything teams with Hikvision to offer the ultimate CCTV cloud recording and remote viewing service

* Manything.jpgManything, the British video monitoring software company, has joined forces with Hikvison, the largest manufacturer of CCTV cameras, to provide a fully integrated security system that can be controlled and viewed from the palm of your hand.

The Manything app has been painstakingly developed to offer the ultimate peace of mind for small and large businesses, as well as home owners.

Urmet extends its range of IP touchscreens

* Urmet-monitor-Max.jpgFollowing on from the successful uptake of Urmet's Max Pro Android touchscreen across numerous high-end accommodation projects, the company has now launched Max Lite, which offers an affordable price point for developers working on a broad range of residential building types.

LASM launches new app

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The app is packed with features, articles and tutorials all presented in a handy app that you can use on the go. You can choose which topics you get alerts for, and save your favourite articles to your library to read later.

Eurocell to sponsor #Lockexpo2018!

* Eurocell-Logo.jpgLockexpo is excited to announce its main sponsor for 2018 - Eurocell!

Eurocell is the UK's leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of UPVC products. Eurocell now has 180+ branches across the UK offering hardware, ideal for locksmiths to source replacement products locally.

They'll have a big presence in the Atrium area of the show - their stand will be a must see!

Send For Help group ranked in Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for second year running

Award-winning lone worker protection provider, Send For Help Ltd has been ranked as one of Britain's most successful private companies by The Sunday Times for a second consecutive year.

The 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, published this week, champions the UK's top performing private companies based strictly on financial performance with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Send For Help has been placed 80th.

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MPL lock in to new CORGI fenestration scheme

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Wakefield-based MPL the only provider of City and Guilds locksmith training courses in the UK, has become the first company in its sector to be registered to the recently launched CORGI Fenestration scheme.

British Standard for information security risk revised

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 Guidelines for information security risk management.

ASSA ABLOY Access Control celebrates 10-year partnership with ACS

As it approaches the 10-year anniversary, ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is celebrating its partnership with Access Control Services Ltd. (ACS Ltd.), one of the UK's leading independent access control system manufacturers.

Comelit's ViP entry system adds security and style to a trio of luxurious residential developments in Manchester

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IP-based ViP video entry systems from Comelit have been used to enhance security and convenience at three prestigious residential developments in Manchester.

LockExpo stands selling like hot cakes!

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We're excited to welcome a few new additions to our list of exhibitors for #LockExpo2018:

- Advanced Access
- Brisant
- Salto
- SOS Autokeys
- Windowparts

Double win for Mitie at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017

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Mitie's security management business has scooped two awards at the Security & Fire Excellence (SEA) Awards 2017.

ASSA ABLOY security doors makes significant investment in new Salvagnini technology

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has invested in a number of new technologies at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland.

Lockexpo training

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Lockexpo are excited to announce some of the training sessions we will be holding at the show in March 2018. Confirmed so far, we have:

Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley
Impressioning - Alan Morgan
Cylinder Bumping (and other NDE techniques) - Mark Ward
Non Destructive Entry Masterclass - Nigel Tolley
3 Wheel Combination Locks - Stuart Game

Paradise loss

British businesses face renewed threats from hackers following the recent 'Paradise Papers' document leak, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Andy Cuff, managing director of Computer Network Defence (CND), is warning all companies to be prepared for more sophisticated attacks.

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