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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th April 2018 Issue no. 405

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New technology allows teachers to lock door using phone

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A Tennessee inventor has created a product he said will save lives. Alex Bertelli spent ten years as an army aviator and now he has come up with a door lock system called Haven Lock Down.

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August Smart Locks now work alongside Apple HomePod for easier door locking

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Your smart lock now works with your smart speaker - your Apple smart speaker, that is. August announced that its third-generation August Smart Lock Pro and second-generation August Smart Lock are now compatible with the Apple HomePod, which means that your extremely expensive audio device is now also something of a smart home controller.

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Butchered, attacked and PAS 24 secure

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That's Lock Lock!

When Kestrel Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type. 

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. Backed by the latest technology and designed with Master Lock's 90 plus years of trusted security expertise, the simple-to-use PushKey Padlock requires less than 2.5kg of pull down force to open and is perfect for people strength challenges.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors unveils high performance timber door range

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, is launching a new range of high performance timber doors for the public, commercial & high end residential market.

The new SMARTec timber door range has been developed to offer a complete doorset solution of high quality, high performing doors and frames complete with all ironmongery solutions.

HDMI extender over two wires

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SECO-LARM U.S.A., Inc. is helping its dealer partners extend HDMI signals to nearly 1,000 feet with a new HDMI extender that installs quickly with only two wires.

The new ENFORCER HDMI Extender over Two Wires extends the range of traditional HDMI cabling methods via an active transmitter and receiver combination to send video and audio over any two copper wires including Cat5e/6 cables, telephone wires, and coaxial cables.

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This Week's News

Master Lock introduces a high security and high capacity Select Access Key Safe

* Master-Lock-new.jpgAmerican super-brand Master Lock has released a wall-mounted key lock box that offers the widest internal capacity available in the security market. The robust 5426EURD provides essential peace of mind for homeowners who are worried about the security and resilience of other security devices.

The simple and secure lock box ensures parents and children alike will never have to hide keys under the doormat or a flower pot ever again.

Codringtons - Out of the Ashes

By now everybody will be aware of the sad demise of Codringtons. Kenny Little, known to everybody in the trade is now running a brand new company; Q-Locks and is focusing on the Anker and BiLock aspects of the old company. All the old suiting records have also been transferred so there is also continuity with profiles etc.

The remaining stock of the other product ranges has been transferred to Morlands who will be continuing with EVVA and many of the other product ranges. More information from:

Q-Locks contact details: Kenny Little, T: 020 8368 5933, E: [email protected]
Morlands contact details: Brian Morland, T: 01202 513787, E: [email protected]

Investing wisely in your business

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To buy or not to buy?

Buying new machinery is daunting for the most of us, no matter the size or profit margins of your business. The automotive locksmith industry is known for the need to invest in order to stay on top of your game, but do you really need to invest?

Unfortunately the answer is yes! Failure to invest will leave your business stagnant, with machinery that only works on predominantly older vehicles. 

Sargent and Greenleaf releases digital time lock for small business and retail

* Digital-Time-Lock.jpgSargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security that manufactures high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, today announces the release of its new Digital Time Lock, a high-security solution for small businesses and retail outlets.

S&G's Digital Time Lock is the newest addition to its Digital Platform portfolio, which includes the Audit Lock 2.0 and A-Series with Display.

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality expands innovative RFID lock technology to DIN and SIS doors with new VingCard E100 electronic lock

* e100.jpgASSA ABLOY Hospitality announces the launch of its VingCard E100 lock, an electronic escutcheon set specifically designed to work together with lock cases that are built according to the German DIN standard (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) and Scandinavian Industry Standard (SIS).

Compatible with RFID keycards, the escutcheon set was engineered with back-of-house operations in mind, and is ideal for offices and other standard hotel staff areas.

Homeowner turns to Lock Lock for reassurance

* Homeowner-tweet.jpgWhen homeowner Tim Morgan realised that multiple houses on his estate were being primed by unwanted intruders, he turned to Lock Lock in order to secure his home and more importantly, his young family.

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ABLOY UK relaunches Foundations Plus course

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Security expert Abloy UK has relaunched its popular Abloy Foundations Plus course, which covers minimum performance standards, Dynamic Lockdown and the Constructions Product Regulations.

The Standard unveiled as SSAIB's new magazine

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The first issue of the brand new SSAIB magazine, The Standard, will be released to registered firms this week.

App-based technology proves a winner for Urmet

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Urmet's app-based integration platform on its Max IP video entry systems using Android - unique among mainstream door entry manufacturers - is proving a big hit among residential property developers.

IFSEC register now and secure your complimentary badge

19-21 June 2018, Excel, London

Stay ahead of the curve, and find out what's in store for you at IFSEC International this year.

* Learn from in-depth technical demonstrations on new products, tools and technology in our brand new 'Show Me How'areas across the show, where you'll learn how to install the latest kit, how it works and how you can maintain it.
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* Meet with the NSI and SSAIB to stay updated on the security industry's developments.


DO YOU autolocksmith?

Then note ALEX the Auto Locksmiths Exhibition runs 13/14th October 2018 at The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham. 

Register for free entry, lots happening watch this space...

Lock Lock and Ultion shine at Lockexpo

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It was a hugely successful LockExpo for Brisant Secure, with locksmiths eager to see the unrivalled features of both Lock Lock and Ultion and to benefit from several show deals and free next day delivery.

What CCTV users need to know about GDPR

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According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) there are estimated to be up to 6 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom. 

Many businesses use CCTV systems for their security benefits, however the images of people captured is classified as personal data. Due to this, businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

ICO to seek comment on draft DPIA guidance

The GDPR will require controllers to undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) when their processing is likely to result in a high risk to individuals.

Our draft guidance (expected later this month) will give further detail on how to assess risk, and will also propose a list of processing operations where DPIAs will be mandatory. The guidance will also discuss in what circumstances controllers will have to consult the ICO prior to processing. We will be seeking comments before 13 April, please check our Guide to the GDPR for further details.

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