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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th April 2018 Issue no. 407

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International News

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification launches new design for door closers

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ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has revealed a new, distinctive and stylish design for its range of advanced door closers.

The new design, a significant step in the evolution of the company's comprehensive door control portfolio, will appeal to architects and specifiers looking for a range of finishes and enhanced colour-suiting.

Innovise acquires Ministry of Ideas, the specialist provider of risk and loss prevention solutions

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Innovise Limited has acquired the Ministry of Ideas (MOI) businesses in the UK, North America and Poland to form a new division in the group, focused on risk and loss prevention software solutions.

The deal allows the customers of MOI to benefit from the combined scale and software expertise of Innovise, while retaining the tight focus on the needs of the risk and loss prevention marketplace.

MOBOTIX achieves Genetec Platinum Partner status

MOBOTIX, a leading provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems has been named a Platinum partner by Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions.

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

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American 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.

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

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Sargent 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

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ASSA 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.

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. 

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This Week's News

Loxal's Block Lock awarded 'Secured by Design'

* Loxall-Block-Lock.jpgLoxal Security's revolutionary Block Lock - which utilises the company's unique and revolutionary IDACS technology (Intelligent Digital Access Control System) - has been recognised for its capabilities to deter and reduce crime by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

It is the second of Loxal's products to be accredited by SBD in the last 18 months.

How to prepare your automotive locksmith business for GDPR

* GDPR-regulation.jpgThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation enforced by the European Union to strengthen data protection for everyone within the EU, and will affect all businesses that sell goods or services to people within the EU.

The GDPR will come into force in the EU on 25 May 2018, and at this point all organisations, including automotive locksmiths, that hold personal data of individuals will have to get all current data up to standard and abide by these strict data privacy regulations, or else be faced with heavy fines.

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Pickersgill-Kaye's safety system is going underground

* Pickergill-Bakerloo.jpgLeeds lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye has secured a contract worth nearly half a million pounds to supply London Underground with new safety critical equipment, as part of the refurbishment programme for the Metro-Cammell (now Alstom) 1972 rolling stock.

Pickersgill-Kaye, a trading division of ASSA ABLOY the global leader in door opening solutions, will provide the capital's carriages operating on the Bakerloo line, one of the most important routes on London Underground's system, with 1,400 emergency alarm-pull handle units.

Send For Help recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe according to the Financial Times

SendForHelp.jpgSend For Help - the largest lone worker protection firm in the world which provides 24/7 emergency response via personal safety alarms - has been included in this year's prestigious Financial Times "FT1000" list of Europe's fastest growing companies.

The list comprises of the top 1000 companies in 31 countries across Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2013 and 2016.

New appointment and reappointment to the management board of MOBOTIX AG

* Sprave.jpgThe MOBOTIX AG Supervisory Board appointed Hartmut Sprave as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and reappointed Klaus Kiener as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for another three years.

Hartmut Sprave succeeds Dr. Oliver Gabel, who had resigned in November, and his experience includes many years in software and hardware development. He is expected to take up his role by 1 September 2018 at the latest.

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Hadrian Technology highest ranking North East business in league table of Europe's fastest growing companies

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CCTV design, supply and installation company has been named the North East of England's highest ranking firm in a prestigious Financial Times league table of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The Financial Times 1000 - as it celebrates a record quarter.

Demand for better security ignites customer growth for Brisant

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Brisant Secure has built a considerable following with leading entrance door manufacturers, along with many established players in the locksmith sector, helping to further fuel sustained strong growth. The Lock Lock and Ultion product innovations are being increasingly adopted by the trade and demanded as standard by security conscious consumers.

Risks around grey fleet and how to avoid them

It can be a tricky topic where businesses are concerned... However, the grey fleet - which refers to any vehicle used for making a work-related journey, which is not owned or leased by the organisation itself - can be managed effectively when the right steps are taken.

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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By 3D Geekey Advice

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. 

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.

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