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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th November 2018 Issue no. 432

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International News

Master Lock launches Digital Security Chest

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American super-brand Master Lock has announced a robustly safe Digital Security Chest that combats against fire, flooding and theft, protecting your family or business even in the most extreme emergencies.

Master Lock's 90-plus years of security expertise means users can rely on a product that has been perfected and designed from the ground up by a team of dedicated security professionals at the brand's headquarters in Wisconsin, USA.

Innovative electronic lock full of features and amazing battery life

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The 7910 Combi-Cam E Electronic Lock is compact, ergonomic and full of features such as two modes - single and unlimited users - master and service key override, RFID model, and more. Dramatically decrease future maintenance cost with up to a 10-year battery life.

Battery Life- Save Money and Hassle
No more frequent, scheduled battery changes with short life batteries. Save time, money and hassle over the life of the lock with the Combi-Cam E.

Opera iControl by AGB: the electronic lock with wall reader

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AGB are a leading Italian manufacturer of locks and window hardware. With years of know-how in hotel locks, Opera iControl is the latest innovative electronic lock designed to be coupled with the wall readers of rooms management systems.

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.

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This Week's News

New DoorJammer range - fast deployed extra door security for the home and heavy-duty Lockdown for public/commercial buildings

* DoorJammer.jpgOriginally designed to stop unwanted intrusions into hotel rooms with suspect door locks, the new DoorJammer is stronger, more compact and lighter. DoorJammer slots under most inward opening doors and keeps them shut when you really need them to.

Its mechanism means that the greater the effort to push and force entry from the outside - the more the DoorJammer stubbornly stays in place, keeping the occupant safe and secure.

Lockexpo registration now open for 10th annual event

* Lockexpo-2019-logo.jpgLockexpo are pleased to announce that the UK's only annual locks and security exhibition will be returning for their 10th consecutive year to the East Midlands Conference Centre on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March 2019 and registration is now open!

What you can expect from Lockexpo 2019:

- 3 main exhibition areas showcasing around 70 exhibitors
- A return of the New Kids On The Lock area - our startup zone for small and new suppliers you may not have seen at other shows!
- Locksmith Bring & Buy - flog your old stuff and bag some bargains!


New Long Shackle addition to the Kasp Security 135 Series Padlock Range

* Kasp-Harsh-Env-Padlock.jpgDesigned for use in extreme weather conditions, Kasp Security offers a great range of padlocks featuring higher levels of corrosion resistance. New to the robust, high security Kasp 135 Series is a 63mm long shackle padlock, ideal for locking through gates or locking with a chain.

This tough padlock features a strong laminated steel body and chrome plated hardened steel shackle, totally encased by an impact resistant, weatherproof, vinyl jacket. A durable 5 pin anti-pick cylinder is protected from dirt and moisture by a dust cap.

New kiosk speeds up visitor sign-in

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The touchscreen application enables visitors to check themselves into an organization's building and then pick up their badges from an administrator at the front desk.

Alpro and IDF Aluminium secure Thomas House

* Alpro-IDF_Thomas-House.jpgIDF Aluminium has installed transom closers and latch locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware at a building that provides premium co-working and flexible office space in central London near Victoria Station.

Thomas House in Eccleston Square is a seven-story structure with a facade in Regency style and a distinctive timber-clad reception that leads to two wings. It has collaborative drop-in work areas, meeting rooms and facilities to suit present-day practices.

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ALEX visitor draw winner!

Congratulations to Bob Harris of RJ Harris Motor Engineers on winning the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential 7-Inch Tablet in our pre-registration draw!

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.

Magenta Security Services offers significant support for SIA's next-gen qualifications

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.

Double contract win for Mitie's security business

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.

Build a better mousetrap...

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As Ralph Waldo Emerson never said, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door". Build a better exhibition with a gleaming reputation, and it seems locksmiths will beat a path to your venue...

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.

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