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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd January 2018 Issue no. 391

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Intelligent, Integrated Security from Loxal

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Loxal 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

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Manything, 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

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Following 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Data Protection law change help for small businesses

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO has produced a package of tools and resources to help you get ready.

The Information Commissioner's Office has produced practical advice on how to comply with data protection law and how to improve data protection practices in your business, including how to keep employees' and customers' personal information secure and how to get ready for the data protection reforms.

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The new MxBell App makes door stations even smarter

* MxBell.jpgMOBOTIX has now released the app MxBell, adding a mobile remote station for MOBOTIX IP Video Door Stations, in addition to the MxDisplay+.

The app makes it possible to receive notifications when the doorbell rings and open the door from a mobile device, and even display a live view from the door camera. MxBell can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's App Store and from Google Play.

Mitie awarded contract with the Home Office

* Mitie-security.jpgMitie's Care & Custody business has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimated £525million, through a competitive tender process*. The new services reflect the Home Office's commitment to detainee welfare.

Mitie will be responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on removal flights to detainees' home countries. The contract, which will start in May 2018, also includes the management of a number of fixed facilities throughout the UK, including airport holding rooms, reporting centres, and two short term holding facilities.

Electric Locks offer solution to City of London office building.

* Electric-locks1.jpgArchitectural Ironmonger G. Johns and Sons of London were involved with the specification for an access control system at the office block in the City of London, whereby the client wanted a flexible access control system with the minimum of ironmongery on the doors and did not require the use of surface mounted electro-magnetic locks.

They required a modern office appearance with clean stylish lines, with a high level of security and the flexibility to offer office space to their clients.

Jeremy Barltrop of G. Johns chose to use the Securefast ASEL2460 Electric Escape Lock on the two doors on each landing of the five story building with Karcher Stainless Steel lever handles and connected via heavy duty conductor hinges to a reader on the outside of the doors.

Beaver Access installs SALTO access control system at Liberty Living London

* Liberty-Living.jpgBeaver Access, the Croydon based access control specialist, is helping to ensure the safety of students at two Liberty Living properties in London with the installation of an innovative SALTO access control solution.

Allegion appoints new business development manager for UK, South East

* Karen-Trigg.jpgSafety and security solutions provider Allegion UK has appointed Karen Trigg as business development manager to develop and strengthen new and existing business opportunities in the South East.

Trigg joins Allegion UK following 23 years of experience working with architects, contractors and end users. She has worked for industry-leading companies like Capital Architectural Ironmongery, Beaver Architectural Ironmongery and VL Architectural Ironmongery.

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Eurocell to sponsor #Lockexpo2018!

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Lockexpo 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.

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.

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.

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