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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th November 2018 Issue no. 433

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International News

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

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Originally 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.

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.

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This Week's News

An explosively hilarious approach to advertising door locks in China

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Selling door locks is a tough category, but F5 Shanghai has created an ad spot that far and away stands out. In the two-minute spot pitching how Kaadas intelligent lock fingerprint technology and how it recognises you no matter what, we see the bomb defuser protagonist consistently failing to do his job well and getting blown up again and again.

Each time he comes home different than before - often drastically different - and yet his parents still recognize him. Even when he's reduced down to only his hand...

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SBN advocates use of private security firms to support police

* Abbey-Petkar.jpgFollowing the latest budget, which highlighted increased funding for terrorism prevention despite recent cut backs in other areas of police funding, the Small Business Network (SBN) of professional security companies has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services.

"Whilst the budget saw extra money for the prevention of terrorism, the selling off of other police assets and the reduction in officers on the street has made life difficult when it comes to the prevention of other criminal activity," comments Abbey Petkar, spokesperson for the SBN and managing director of Magenta Security. "The police are doing a fantastic job with limited resources and we are perfectly placed to support them."

Lock into the fantastic Kasp Hasp & Staples range

* Kasp-Hasp-Staples.jpgBoost your security ranges and sales with the fantastic range of Hasps and Staples on offer from Kasp, the leading brand in security from Carl Kammerling International.

Designed to complement its range of high quality padlocks, Kasp offers an unrivalled range of hasps and staples, all manufactured to Kasp exacting standards and available in three handy security levels - low, medium and high - plus a 10 year guarantee against defects.

Global Smart Locks Market 2018-2023 (market positioning, direct/indirect marketing, pricing strategy and forecast)

Global Smart Locks market provides in-depth Global Smart Locks market analysis and future prospects of Global Smart Locks market 2018. The research study covers significant data which makes the document a handy resource for managers, analysts, industry experts and other key people get ready-to-access and self-analyzed study along with graphs and tables to help understand market trends, drivers and market challenges.

The research study is segmented by Application/ end users, Third Party Service Providers, Other, products type Hardware, Software, and geographies like United States, China, Europe, Japan, India.

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Lockexpo registration now open for 10th annual event

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Lockexpo 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!


Alpro and IDF Aluminium secure Thomas House

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IDF 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.

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.

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