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31st October 2018 Issue no. 431
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Compared to typical hotel locks, Opera iControl offers exceptional room security, auto-deadbolting the door with a magnetic latch and steel deadbolt. To exit the room, the guest pushes down the handle, releasing both latch and deadbolt conforming to anti-panic requirements. The lock is CE marked and fire-tested to EN1634 up to FD60.
Designed and manufactured to the highest standards and backed by the Kasp ten-year guarantee, Kasp 145 Marine padlocks are available in two security levels (medium and high); 40mm and 50mm, standard and long shackle, both keyed to differ and keyed alike combinations.
Latch is designed for urban areas and allows residents to open doors using either a magnetic key card, smartphone, or code. The Latch system also allows residents to create temporary codes for guests. This allows access for those who may come intermittently, like maintenance workers or plumbers, but also simplifies entry for those who supplement their incomes with Airbnb.Full Story
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Everyone who pre-registered for ALEX and attended on the day was eligible. Don't worry - you can still be in with a chance of winning a tablet, because we're running the same promotion for the March show. All you have to do to be in the draw is pre-register and then attend LockExpo on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019.
The claims made about these machines are pretty impressive and so are the promotional materials, but is the hype real and do they live up to their claims? Well we have been putting the machines through their paces and seeing how they measure up..
Magenta Security Services believes it is vital that the industry engage with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to develop the next generation of licencing qualifications. This follows the launch of a month-long consultation by the SIA which began on the 26th September.
The consultation hopes to re-establish a suitable framework and potential new content for the licencing qualifications of the future. The SIA has invited the private security industry to share its views, deeming it 'essential' for guaranteeing the new specifications are fit-for-purpose.
Mitie's security business has been awarded two contract wins with IKEA and Springfields, which together are worth £5 million per annum. The new contract with IKEA has been awarded for three years whilst Springfields has extended its existing contract for a further three years.
At IKEA, Mitie will offer a range of security services on sites across the UK including manned guarding, gate duties, vehicle and individual searches, and managing the security control room. This is the first time IKEA has changed its security provider in the UK in nine years and has chosen to adopt a different model to its other European operations.
ACRE, a global leader in integrated technology solutions and services, announced that ACRE, Vanderbilt and its subsidiaries, has entered into a strategic alliance with AlertEnterprise to expand and diversify technology options for customers.
The AlertEnterprise suite of security convergence software, including its Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) solution, combined with the Vanderbilt Security Management Solution (SMS), will offer predictive analytics, compliance and advanced insider threat management capabilities to customers. This combination delivers large-scale enterprises and critical infrastructure customers the most advanced and tightly integrated security solution available anywhere.
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The Auto Locksmiths EXhibition (ALEX), the only strictly auto locksmith exhibition in Europe, was held last weekend at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel. Locksmiths came in droves by car, rail and air from all corners of the UK and even across the channel!
We had visitors from Scotland, Bournemouth, Devon, London and even Ireland, Belgium and Holland, many of whom took advantage of the excellent overnight facilities available at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel. A few even floated in from wet Wales.
Last year they won Customer Care Initiative, a category they have been nominated again in 2018 for their market-leading super-portal, Insights. They have also been shortlisted in the Large Security Installer category and for Security Project of the Year.