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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th September 2010 Issue no. 41

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International News

Hickleys Security Calculator


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Hickleys announce great news for all key programmers using the AD100Pro or MVPPro. Until now, newer Ford vehicles required a time-consuming incode / outcode system on the website before a key could be programmed and it could not be guaranteed that the correct code would be received.  

With the new security calculator customers no longer need any codes and the system offers 100% correct codes. Furthermore, older Ford vehicles used a 10 minute countdown before the keys can be programmed, this system has been bypassed on many vehicles making the key programming instant. 

The security calculator is available at a cost of £79 and there is a generous upgrade opportunity for users of the older AD100 & MVP.

Contact Hickleys on 01823 328532


Honeywell launches ultra compact seismic sensor


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New SC100 Series Delivers Unprecedented Protection for ATMs, Safes and Vaults; Offers Easy Installation and Reduced Costs

Infinova cameras with video analytics counter terrorist threat at 22 airports in India


Airport authorities in India selected Infinova surveillance cameras integrated with Videonetics Intelligent Video Management Server System (IVMS) software to combat terrorism and increase security

Joystick Interface for Master Lock padlocks


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Master Lock is now offering a new padlock with an interface that closely resembles an analog joystick. The new locks, called Speed Dial Combination Padlocks, forgo the traditional dial face with numbers and use a stick that can be used in traditional joystick fashion.

The locks come with faceplates (letters, numbers, colors, shapes and symbols) that can take the place of the arrows.


Vicon introduce high security cell camera

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Vicon has reinforced its position as a leading supplier of CCTV solutions for UK prisons, courts and custody suites with the introduction of a specialist cell camera.

Portable and robust key cutting machine

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Hickleys the auto key and remote specialists are pleased to announce an exciting new product from the manufacturers of Zedbull.

Lock out intruders with ERA's new Locking Door Chain

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ERA Products, The Door Lock People, are introducing a new locking door chain to their comprehensive range of high quality door accessories.

Complete range of H.264 DVRs from Samsung

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Sixteen new network friendly DVRs have been introduced which capitalise on Samsung's high level H.264 compression to ensure superb picture quality, whilst minimising hard drive space and bandwidth requirements.

IFSEC India 2010

23 - 25 November, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

Now in its fourth year, IFSEC India, India's largest international exhibition for commercial homeland security and fire technology, is set to take place from 23-25 November 2010 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Co-located with Homeland Security India and Firex India and produced in association with the Asian Professional Security Association, India Chapter, IFSEC India has been a resounding success since its launch in 2007 attracting an annual attendance of more than 11,000.

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In this week's issue:

- Mul-T-Lock codes its handles

- Yet another product launch from Samsung. This time it's entry level surveillance cameras

- Paxton Access works out at the 24 hour Gym

- Locksmith has to open security van

- Budget for London Olympic Games security under increasing pressure

- Milestone covers all the bases for retail security at Goodwill

- Lishi to sponsor the Auto Lock Convention in Manchester - Mr Li to hold tutorial sessions

- LEGIC distribution partnership brings the latest lock technology to China

- Sheffield University chooses Raytec to enhance security on campus

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This Week's News

Mul-T-Lock codes its handle


* Code-It handle.jpgMul-T-Lock UK has launched an innovative door handle with integrated electronic security, offering simple and effective keyless locking for internal doors, without compromising on door aesthetics.

Code-It is designed to enable conveniently controlled access to a door, without the need for any secondary locking unit and is ideal for offices, storage cupboards or areas where sensitive or hazardous items are kept.

Locksmith called to security van

A locksmith had to be called to a security van outside Lloyds Bank; it was believed the G4 van's crew were trapped inside. 

One witness said of the incident: "I saw a man trying to drill the door lock out. The auto alarm had gone off saying 'help we are being robbed please call the police'.

And police had to direct traffic as an elderly woman collapsed on a pedestrian crossing.

"I thought it was odd because the policeman was standing right next to the van where he was directing the traffic."

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Lishi to Sponsor the International Auto Locksmith Convention 2010

This year Lishi will be the sponsor of the International Auto Locksmith Convention at the Manchester Airport Hilton over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of November 2010, and with a magical theme, they have a few tricks up their sleeves! Distributor Tradelocks are delighted to announce that Mr Li, founder of the Lishi Brand, will be visiting from China to lead Auto Lock Picking training classes throughout the event. Chris Belcher will also be present, offering Auto Chubb AVA pick and decoder training sessions, so register now and come and find Tradelocks and Lishi at Stand J1!

Mr Li will also be running 6 Tutorial Sessions from Monday 8th November to Wednesday 10th November 2010 at The Reebok Conference Centre in Bolton for all locksmiths who aren’t members of the ALA, MLA or ELF.

Paxton's Vandal Resistant Metal Keypad Hangs Tough at The Gym!

* The Gym.jpgThe Gym is a rapidly developing chain of venues that offers their customers flexible and accessible gym membership. With 11 sites in major cities across the UK, The Gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing a modern health club for people on the move.

All day, every day, gym members can access the premises using an eight digit PIN code they receive when they join The Gym online. This means that The Gym is constantly accessible, even after staff have gone home.

New entry level network surveillance cameras from Samsung

SND_1010.jpgSamsung's new SNB-1000 fixed camera and SND-1010 dome camera have been designed for budget conscious users who wish to capitalise on the benefits of Video over IP.

Despite being extremely competitively priced, the SNB-1000 and SND-1010, which are part of Samsung fast growing iPOLiS network camera and dome range, incorporate all of the features demanded by today's video over IP installations. A multiple codec, for example, enables the simultaneous multi-streaming of video using H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG compression. Real time monitoring, high quality or high efficiency recording, mobile monitoring and e-mail on alarm can all therefore be achieved at the same time.

London Olympic Games security under pressure of budget cuts

London officials believe the £600 million earmarked for security at the 2012 Olympics may be insufficient to provide a safe and secure Games, according to an article in the The Daily Telegraph

Security planners for the Olympic Games have been working on the premise of a severe level of threat, meaning an attack is likely.

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LEGIC advant based electronic locking and access systems for China

Legic_contactless.jpgNew mechanical and electronic locking systems are the result of the newly announced partnership between Shanghai United Sea Trading and Switzerland based LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification. United Sea Trading can now offer innovative and flexible access solutions to its customers such as banks or commercial buildings. The integration of LEGIC advant technology further improves its strong market position in China.

Sheffield University makes savings with Raytec White-Light


The University of Sheffield has installed the latest energy-efficient White-Light LED technology from Raytec to achieve huge energy bill and CO2 savings. In a project handled by Clear Image, the University has chosen Raytec LED units for upgrades to improve security and ensure the safety of 25,000 students living on campus; providing a safe environment during the hours of darkness.

"The University of Sheffield has a very strong commitment to reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint and we are always keen to look at new ways to reduce environmental impact, as well as costs," says Sheffield's Energy Manager, Phil Riley.  "Choosing energy efficient outdoor LED lights rather than the more conventional energy-hungry, maintenance- intensive metal halide lights will reduce our energy consumption on these buildings by 63% and carbon emissions by over 22,000 kg pa."

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News in Brief

AMG launches what is claimed to be the world's most sophisticated single channel transmitter that's as small as the palm of your hand; powerful Vision 5000 proves that size doesn't matter!

 The Vision 5000 series has been enhanced with additional transmission options. Users are said to be particularly impressed with the dimensions of the mini transmitter. In addition to high resolution video at 728 TV Lines the transmitter -which is as small as the size of your palm (55 x 55 x 26 mm) and weighing only 150g – can now achieve transmission distances in excess of 7 km on multimode fibre (Vision 5600) and more than 40 km with the Vision 5700 singlemode version.


Codestuff has announced a distribution agreement with Controlware 


to offer the world’s first purpose-built touchscreen based CCTV monitoring, recording and management system to over 500 European channel partners. Quorum Touch is an innovative system for up to 16 cameras combining all the elements of a traditional CCTV system into a single, self-contained desktop device.


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Rogue 'locksmith' sentenced to four years behind bars

In what was one of the worst cases of fraud Trading Standards have ever seen, former ‘locksmith’ Mark Makowski is facing the start of a four year sentence behind bars.  As Westminster City Council, Westminster Trading Standards and the Master Locksmiths Association see their hard work in bringing the case to court, come to fruition.

CBC's C-Allview cameras secure Heugh Gun Battery Museum's exhibits


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Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) has been called in to protect a range of exciting military exhibits at an expanding visitor attraction in the north-east of England. CBC systems including its Ganz C-Allview camera have been installed to help secure the Heugh Gun Battery Museum in Hartlepool, a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. 

Romad deliver a service for York Minster


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Established in 627AD, York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in northern Europe. Many thousands of visitors make their way to the Minster every year either to attend one of the three daily services or to enjoy the extremely impressive architecture, as well as learn about its fascinating history.

Mul-T-Lock strengthens sales team to support locksmiths nationwide

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As part of a planned investment programme, Mul-T-Lock UK has recruited three regional sales managers. Tiffany Quinn, Richard Dukes and Natalie Guest will strengthen support for locksmiths nationwide and take the brand and its specialist product range forward.

Opening the door to fast track services

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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' 'Fast Track Service' for steel doorsets simplifies specification and speeds up delivery of their most commonly specified doorsets options.

Yale's Pro-Key Dealer Day success

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Yale has held a special event for its Pro-Key dealers to exclusively reveal new plans for the patented high security system and announce exciting product and service updates, designed solely for locksmith customers.
Dealers who attended the all-day event at Yale's head office in Willenhall enjoyed a preview of upcoming improvements to Pro-Key, as well as presentations on new products, including BS cylinders, electronic door viewers and the new range of fire safes, which are exclusive to locksmiths.

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