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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th May 2018 Issue no. 409

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International News

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

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Designed 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.

TDB014 OBD Port Tester

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The 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

Ocucon launches Pixelate

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

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.

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This Week's News

Small Business Network applauds SIA progress on ACS reforms

Many of the changes proposed at the Strategy & Standards Group review of the ACS have been welcomed by the Small Business Network (SBN). The meeting, which took place on the 24th April 18 was attended by SBN representatives and other key players from across the security industry including IPSA., BSIA, The Security Institute and G4S alongside the CEO and senior management from the SIA.

The key suggestions for improving the scheme for the future were noted by the SIA as endorsed by the industry after wide consultation and the day's thorough debate. The reactions to the new ACS requirements were considered a 'eureka' moment for many in attendance as the SIA were deemed to have "listened and understood."

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors hosts BRE security testing day

* AASD-BRE-security-test1.jpgASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has delivered a successful security testing day in partnership with BRE.

Held at the Security Doors factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the day saw a fantastic turn-out of security professionals who witnessed various methods of attack on both steel and timber doorsets.

Beyond ID: Databac launches smart solutions for hospitality

* DB-Matica-EspressoII.jpgEvery hospitality business needs to be able to identify every person present on their premises. Whether at hotels, restaurants, conference centres, spas, leisure centres or indoor or outdoor venues, some kind of identification system needs to be in place.

Databac is has introduced new solutions that take a smart approach to identification. The company offers a combination of products to generate credentials and build in functionality for access, time keeping, data capture and other custom requirements, to create secure, integrated solutions.

AMG launches 90W Power over Ethernet switches for high functionality CCTV applications

* AMG-PoE-switches.jpgAMG Systems' new additions to its Industrial Ethernet switch range provide PoE options for even the most demanding of video surveillance applications

Technological acceleration in the 21st century means that CCTV cameras are becoming increasingly powerful and feature-rich. These advances allow the capture of higher quality, crisp and clear images in circumstances traditionally unkind to video surveillance: extremes of temperature and precipitation, harsh sunlight, dark interiors and remote locations.

STANLEY Product and Technology gets ready to showcase its industry leading technology at IFSEC International 2018

* Stanley-IFSEC-2018.jpgSTANLEY Product and Technology, the leading provider of security, access control and door entry solutions, will be showcasing the latest innovations from its PACOM and PAC GDX brands at IFSEC 2018.

Specialising in integrated security solutions, for over 35 years PACOM has been trusted by some of the most prestigious organisations around the world in sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, education, critical infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications and utilities.

Hat-trick of new appointments fuel Evolution growth

* Brian-Gilluley.jpgEvolution, the integrated security and fire solutions business, has appointed three new Area Sales Managers to drive new business and grow Evolution's presence in key geographic locations.

Brian Gilluley joins Evolution as Area Sales Manager in Scotland. Brian has 30 years' experience working in the fire and security industry, having started his career as an apprentice with Shorrock Security Systems. Ten years as an Installation Engineer was followed by a move into sales in 1999. Most recently, Brian has been working on a number of significant accounts including a major international supermarket.


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Registration is now open for ALEX 2018

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Registration for the 5th biannual Auto Locksmith Exhibition is now open!

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

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

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Former 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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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.

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