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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd May 2018 Issue no. 408

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Loxal's Block Lock awarded 'Secured by Design'

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Loxal 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.

Pickersgill-Kaye's safety system is going underground

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Leeds 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Registration is now open for ALEX 2018

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The show will be taking place at the Nottingham Belfry on the 13th and 14th of October 2018.

Put Carl Kammerling to the test with its new Kasp Starter Display!

* Kasp-display.jpgDesigned and manufactured to the highest standards, Kasp locks are renowned throughout the industry for being locks you can trust. As part of its ongoing strategy, Carl Kammerling International is keen to help its customers maximise sales and its latest introduction, the Kasp Starter Display, is no exception, offering the perfect solution for new customers to put sales of locks to the test.

This eye-catching at-a-glance Starter Display includes a great range of Kasp best selling locks, covering all basic requirements and designed to help consumers choose their product quickly and easily.

TDB014 OBD Port Tester

* OBD-port-tester.jpgThe Diagnostic Box are pleased to announce the release of the new product TDB014 OBD Port Tester.


The OBD Port Tester connects to a vehicle?s OBDII / EOBD connector and lets you easily diagnose electrical faults.
- Instantly check power and ground circuits
- Identify communication link protocols
- Constantly monitor Battery Voltage with display

Grange Hill star Lee MacDonald's business struggling after TSB online banking glitch 'fiasco'

* Zammo.jpgFormer child TV star Lee MacDonald, possibly better known as Zammo from Grange Hill, has labelled TSB bank's online banking service a 'fiasco' after an online error cost his business a large amount of money.

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Ocucon launches Pixelate

* Ocucon.jpgNorth East-based surveillance technology Start Up Ocucon unveils intelligent video redaction tool developed in partnership with Google.

How thieves could break into your hotel room without a trace

* Hotel-keycard-lock.jpgIf you thought your electronically secured hotel room was safe, think again - because security experts have revealed that electronic lock systems found in global hotel chains can be hacked, allowing thieves to break into rooms without a trace.

The revelation comes from a group of researchers who hacked a lock system to produce a master key card that could open any door in the building. It has raised fears that thieves could exploit these systems to make room key cards 'out of thin air'.

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How to prepare your automotive locksmith business for GDPR

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

Send 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.

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. 

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