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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th May 2018 Issue no. 410

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International News

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors hosts BRE security testing day

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ASSA 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.

Beyond ID: Databac launches smart solutions for hospitality

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Every 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.

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

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AMG 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.

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.

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This Week's News

All in one place: visitor facilities at ALEX 2018

* ALEX-Belfrey.jpgAs you know, we're returning to the Nottingham Belfry for the 5th year running. Why do we keep going back? Well, the facilities are fantastic and that lets us bring you an all-around better show.

Situated 1 mile away from junction 26 on the M1 motorway, the Nottingham Belfry is a contemporary, warm and stylish four-star hotel located on the edge of the city. The hotel can be reached in under an hour from Sheffield, Derby and Leicester, and is only 15 miles from the East Midland Airport.

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet Group ANPR cameras for small site management

* XNO-6120R.jpgHanwha Techwin has strengthened its range of Intelligent Traffic Management solutions with the introduction of Wisenet Group ANPR cameras.

Taking advantage of a powerful chipset, Wisenet Group ANPR cameras are an ideal edge-based solution for small sites with multiple entrances/exits or roadways.

Yale sponsors Smart Home Week initiative

* Smart-Home-Week.jpgYale, along with a host of other technology giants, is sponsoring Smart Home Week 2018 - an initiative to showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.

Running from 21st - 27th May, Smart Home Week will help trade professionals get to grips with the smart home and smart security industry and learn more about how they can tap into this growing market.

TC Security Services awarded 100% Achilles Audit

* TCM_david_tillley.jpgFollowing a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has successfully completed their "Achilles" annual audit for the third consecutive year. The audit saw a score of 100% being awarded in all four key areas that the audit measures: Corporate Social Responsibility, health and safety, environment, and quality.

This 100% achievement validates TCFM's operational capability, competence and compliance.

Jacksons Fencing specified for £17m shopping centre project

* Jackson-perimeter-fence.jpgUK perimeter solutions manufacturer, Jacksons Fencing, has recently completed a project at Portsmouth Retail Park, the latest addition to Portsmouth City Council's investment portfolio. The £17m development aims to generate up to £1m a year for local services, create jobs and contribute to the city's revitalisation.

Development and construction firm Simons Group undertook the 70,000 sq. ft. build while Jacksons Fencing won the tender to supply and install fencing and access control for the perimeter of the service areas and plant and bin stores.

Codelocks business development manager announced as new chair for Institute of Architectural Ironmongers

* Codelocks-IAI.jpgJo Milne-Rowe, business development manager for Codelocks, has been announced as the new national chair for the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI). The appointment was confirmed at the IAI's annual general meeting held at the Copthorne Hotel, Dudley, on 28th April.

Jo joined Codelocks in 2016 and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She brings with her a skilled background in architectural hardware, mechanical security and electronic access control. She will be the second female chair in the IAI's history.

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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.

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

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STANLEY 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.

Hat-trick of new appointments fuel Evolution growth

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Evolution, 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.

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.

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