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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th February 2018 Issue no. 397

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International News

GDX takes door entry to the next level

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GDX by STANLEY Product & Technology, a leading provider of door entry systems, has announced the UK launch of GDX7 - a cutting edge Power Line Ethernet (PLE) system that utilises a standard 2-Core cable for transmitting all communications and power to each component of the system.

Hanwha Techwin Europe announces pan-European marketing & training alliance with ADI Global Distribution

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Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators.

NCSC releases Security Advisory

The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report updating its guidance on Turla Neuron malware, which provides a platform to steal sensitive data. NCSC provides enhanced cybersecurity services to protect against cybersecurity threats.

NCSC encourages users and administrators to review the advisory to access the report and for more information. www.ncsc.gov.uk

Home security firm ADT flops in IPO debut

A rocky debut for US home security firm ADT. Shares in the company fell as much as 13.9 per cent to $12.06 on its first day of trading on Friday, less than two years after private equity owner Apollo acquired the business via a massive leveraged buyout.

The lurch lower is another setback for ADT, which already had to price its initial public offering below its target range after selling fewer shares than planned. The company, which provides alarm systems and security monitoring services to homes and businesses, priced its shares at $14 a piece, below the original target range of $17-$19.

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Safety at height with Foot The Ladder

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Ideal for security installers who work at height installing bell boxes, CCTV cameras, etc. This product is a UK innovation, manufactured here, and negates the need for a second person to foot the ladder whilst a colleague works at height!

Everybody appreciates that using a ladder can be dangerous, even if a person is only a few rungs high. Each year there are numerous ladder related incidents and accidents in the UK alone.

Anthony J. Ramunno

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Anthony J. Ramunno, 66, has died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

'Tony' started his professional career at James Altier Lock & Key in Youngstown. Later to become sole owner of Allied Locksmiths of Youngstown and moved the business to South Avenue.

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App based Smart Locks to drive global Smart Locks market to reach US$1.01BN by 2024: TMR

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global Smart locks market is expected to reach a value of US$ 1.01 Bn by 2024.

The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. The advancements in wireless communication technologies and a booming smart homes, smart home as a service, and home automation market can be considered as a major factor for the growth of smart locks market.

STANLEY takes to the stage at Skydd & Säkerhet

STANLEY Product and Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, are exhibiting at Skydd & Säkerhet, which takes place between the 24th-25th January at the MalmöMässan trade fair and convention centre in Malmö, Sweden.

STC Solutions selects Qualys to deliver security and compliance solutions in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

(STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Middle East and Qualys, Inc. a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver a unique regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform to secure global digital transformation for enterprises throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This Week's News

All in one place: visitor facilities at Lockexpo 2018

* orchard-bar.jpgAs you know, we're returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre for the 9th year running. Why do we keep going back? Well, the facilities are fantastic and that lets us bring you an all-round better show.

The conference centre is located at the University of Nottingham, easy to get to from motorway networks and close to East Midlands airport. This makes it attractive to international visitors and we have locksmiths registering from all over Europe and even further afield!

Securefast Academy introduces FREE training days for Access Controls and Hotel Locking Systems

* computer-monitor.jpgSecurefast plc, one of the UK's leading access controls and security system providers as announced a series of introductory training days, which are open to all industry personnel involved in the supply or installation of Access Control and Hotel Locking Systems.

Of particular benefit to sales teams, specification staff and installation technicians, these completely free half day training courses have been specifically designed to provide participants with an informative and technical insight into Access Controls, Network Access Controls and Hotel Locking Systems.

Only Lock Lock carries the Sold Secure standard

* Lock-Lock.jpgNot only is Lock Lock taking the composite and entrance door market by storm, thanks to unrivalled product design, performance and longevity, but it is now the only security door handle with the coveted Sold Secure certification, that's issued by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

Sold Secure is the premier testing and certification house for security products, operated by the MLA and so the independent testing undergone on Lock Lock has been considerable. Now listed on www.soldsecure.com as the only entrance door handle to achieve this important certification, door manufacturers, installers and homeowners can be re-assured that the product has been tested to the highest standards, along with the unrivalled 200,000 cycle and 5,000+ hours salt spray testing credentials.

Standalone in an integrated world

* cl4500-phone.jpgWe live in an interconnected world. From fridges to cars, there are few devices left to which we haven't assigned an IP address and welcomed into the growing ecosystem of products we like to call the Internet of Things.

There is much to be said for this new age of integration. Both consumers and businesses are realising new levels of productivity and efficiency, saving energy, money and time.

Technological advancements have boosted the global CCTV camera market 2017-2025

* CCTV-market.jpgCCTV (closed-circuit television) also referred as video surveillance, is a TV arrangement in that signals are not in public dispersed although are supervised, chiefly for security and surveillance purposes.

The CCTV depends on the calculated and intentional placement of cameras plus surveillance of the camera's input signal on a computer screen.

New British Standards

* BS-papers.jpgThe renowned British Standard on accessibility, BS 8300: 2009 has now been withdrawn and replaced with 2 new standards:

BS 8300-1:2018
Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. External environment. Code of practice

BS 8300-2:2018
Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. Buildings. Code of practice

Dahua's open platform boosts integration potential with third-party apps

Third-party applications can now be downloaded directly on to Dahua network cameras, thanks to its newly launched Dahua Open Platform (DHOP), giving integrators, resellers and users unprecedented integration opportunities.

Currently available on the Ultra IP camera series, but in future available on all new models, DHOP is user-friendly in several ways. For third-party partners, it eliminates some of the previous restrictions, allowing them to develop their own applications.

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Britain's first 'private police force' has caught 400 criminals with a 100 per cent conviction rate

By Rebecca Camber

The country's first 'private police force' is investigating hundreds of crimes that regular officers are too busy to look at. A firm led by former Scotland Yard senior officers has successfully prosecuted more than 400 criminals and is now carrying out murder inquiries.

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Phantom debt fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a "phantom" debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering funds for a non-existent debt.

Richard Reeve to take Axim to new heights

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TPG, The Parkside Group Limited is pleased to announce that Richard Reeve, Sales Director will be exclusively looking after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware.

New Kids On The Lock at Lockexpo 2018

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Over 9 years of Lockexpo, we've listened to your feedback and we're bringing you several new features this year, such as the Family Room and lockpicking competitions. One feature we're very excited about is the New Kids On The Lock area.

This is a dedicated area for inventors, innovative projects and new startups where you'll be able to get a look at some cutting edge new products you might not have seen anywhere else!

Training classes are filling up fast at LockExpo!

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With 6 exciting workshops to choose from, led by world class locksmiths, there's something for everyone.


10.30-13.30 Impressioning - Alan Morgan
11.00-13.00 Non Destructive Entry Masterclass - Nigel Tolley
14.00-16.00 Cylinder Bumping (and other NDE techniques) - Mark Ward
14.00-16.00 Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley


Brisant appointed official Federal Lock stockist

The long-term relationship between Brisant Secure and Federal Lock has been further cemented with the appointment of the Dewsbury-based hardware and lock specialist as the official stockist for Federal branded products.

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