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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
23rd January 2019 Issue no. 441

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The Key Safe Company unlocks support for the security industry

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The Key Safe Company is a market leader of mechanical security access products, having revolutionised the way in which people can access properties safely and securely.

Its Supra C500 is a locked metal box, which provides a secure method of externally storing keys to the exterior of a property. The Supra C500 can hold up to five keys and is regularly used by security professionals, carers and homeowners to gain access to a property.
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RemoteLock new OpenEdge BG Business Grade Wi-Fi Smart Lock

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RemoteLock is pleased to announce the New OpenEdge BG Business Grade Wi-Fi enabled Smart Lock for small and medium businesses. RemoteLock's OpenEdge series of smart locks can be remotely controlled and managed from the cloud.

RemoteLock's industry-leading SaaS, EdgeState, integrates connected locks into a single point of control.
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Kingston enhances award-winning IronKey D300 encrypted USB

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Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has added new features to its recent Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards winning IronKey D300 encrypted USB Flash drive to improve device management and security.
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Hanwha Techwin cuts the ribbon at new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

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Hanwha Techwin has announced that its new 54,543m2 manufacturing facility at the Que Vo Industrial Park in the Bacninh Province of Vietnam is now fully operational.
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Basta locks brand bought out of examinership

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As reported by the Irish Times, a group of building industry players, including the daughter of former developer Liam Maye, has bought the Basta locks and ironmongery brand out of examinership.

Basta, which went into examinership in July, employed 48 people. It was based in Sligo where it was founded more than 60 years ago.

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Elecpro Group display their highly-advanced smart lock, US:E, at CES2019

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Elecpro Group the developer of the smart lock US:E, will be bringing their new product to the 52nd CES Product Show, which opened on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.

The smart lock was launched on Kickstarter at the end of 2018 and has been well-received on the platform.
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Tenable has discovered vulnerabilities in PremiSys access control system

Today's modern enterprise has an extremely complex digital infrastructure comprised of both traditional and modern assets - from workstations and on-premises servers to building security systems and smart devices.

This level of complexity has made it increasingly difficult for security teams to establish secure networks in dynamic enterprise environments.
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Ring partners with Yale and AugustYale at CES 2019

"We're excited to partner with Yale and August to offer this integration to our customers so they can build a home security system that's right for their needs."

By integrating all Yale Real Living Locks (equipped with a Yale Z-Wave Plus Smart Module) and August Smart Lock Pro locks with Ring Alarm, customers will be able to disarm their Ring Alarm security system by unlocking their lock. Alternatively, customers will have the ability to have their Ring Alarm system armed by locking their Yale (and soon, August) lock."
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This Week's News

Last chance for discounted hotel rooms for Lockexpo!

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We've negotiated a great deal with the on-site Orchard Hotel this year. All you have to do is call the Orchard Reservations Team on 0115 876 0900 before this Friday (1st February), quote 'Locksmiths' and you'll secure a rate of £75 per night bed and breakfast for a single room, £85 for a double. Rooms will be non-refundable.

Make sure to the make the most of the Orchard Hotel's fantastic facilities:
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What can I see at Lockexpo?

* lockexpo-atrium.jpgLockexpo 2019 is only a few weeks away now (2nd and 3rd March at the East Midlands Conference Centre) - so what's on the agenda?

First things first: have you registered yet? Even if you've attended previous shows you still need to register for this one! Bringing your QR code on the day will guarantee you fast track entry (but if for some reason you can't download the QR code, don't worry - as long as you're in the database, you'll still get fast track entry).

If you haven't pre-registered you will have to queue up and register on the desk. It'll only take you a minute to do it in advance, it'll save you lots of time on the day AND if you pre-register and attend on the day we'll enter you into our draw to win a Lenovo Tab 3 - why not do it right now? https://lockexpo.co.uk/visitor-registration/
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ASSA ABLOY UK unveils new opening solutions name

ASSA ABLOY UK, a division of ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door opening solutions, has unveiled its new name, with the business now being known as ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.

The new business descriptor reflects ASSA ABLOY Group's on-going commitment to strengthening the ASSA ABLOY brand, and helping its customers to better understand the organisation's solutions, services and capabilities. Alongside the launch of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, the Group has also launched two other business descriptors - ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions which will be gradually introduced in UK & Ireland, and globally.
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Why aren't we more prepared?

Magenta.jpgAbbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services reacts to the latest Brexit challenges.

"I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit. Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM's plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtably the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come. Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact - which could be significant.
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Delta Security secures Hackney-based commercial property

* Secured-building.jpgDelta Security, a specialist in high security solutions, has installed new steel, fire-rated security doors and an access control system designed to combat a series of break-ins at a commercial property managed by Property Initiatives Management Ltd.

The property, based in East-London's Shoreditch, is home to approximately ten businesses and had become the target of thefts and burglaries. An independent security survey was conducted and steel security doors were proposed as part of the solution.
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Security co. director jailed for supplying fake guards to UK fests

The director of Welsh event security firm, LS Armour, has received a prison sentence of two years and three months following an investigation by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) into unlicensed security staff at UK music events.

Lee Szuchnik supplied unlicensed guards to music festivals in June and July 2017. Unlicensed staff were supplied to events including Download, Glastonbury Festival and two Adele concerts in Wembley Stadium.

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Arlo Ultra 4k HDR wire-free security camera system

* ArloUltra_CameraAndSmartHub.jpgArlo Ultra will begin rolling out to retailers later this month. The flagship 4K HDR wire-free security camera system is powered by the Arlo SmartHub which will deliver additional support for Zigbee and Z-Wave compatible smart home devices later in 20192.

Featuring advanced 4K HDR video quality with color night vision, a 180-degree panoramic field-of-view, an integrated spotlight and crystal-clear two-way audio with advanced noise cancelation. 
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Learn something new at Lockexpo 2019!

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With 4 exciting workshops to choose from, each led by a world-class locksmith, there's something for everyone. Here's the schedule:

Saturday

11:00-14:00: Impressioning - Alan Morgan
For those who fully understand how pin cylinders work and have some knowledge of key cutting. Must have manual dexterity, good eyesight or at least able to use a magnifier. Must know how to use a file on metal correctly. (Please note: this class is nearly full up)
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ievo receives Lenel factory certification under the lenel openaccess alliance program

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ievo Ltd, a leading provider of biometric fingerprint recognition products, announced that it received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance program.
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Bold Communications and Openview Security Solutions in tech partnership

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The two companies already have a proven track record of working together on a number of high profile public sector projects including Loughborough University, Stockport Homes and the City of Cardiff.
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ASSA ABLOY acquires Exidor Ltd

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ASSA ABLOY has acquired Exidor Ltd from Chamberlin Plc. Exidor is a long established leading manufacturer of panic and emergency exit hardware in the UK.
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Synergy Security Solutions in European Business Awards

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With its dynamic and bespoke approach to security services, Synergy Security Solutions has fast become a leading international provider of managed security - supporting, among others, the flourishing global tech sector based in Ireland and EMEA.
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Surveillance technology start up Ocucon appoint Maral O'Brien

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The world's first Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) system - Ocucon - has expanded its team with the appointment of Maral O'Brien, as Business Operations Support Executive.

Breaking new ground in surveillance technology, Ocucon delivers a powerful, cloud-based storage and retrieval platform, combining intelligent data analytics with the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited amounts of HD video surveillance footage from within the Ocucon portal.
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Verisure's new partnership with victim support seeks to help burglary victims & increase crime prevention awareness

Verisure, Europe's leading provider of monitored security solutions and the UK's leader in smart alarms, has announced a partnership with Victim Support, the leading independent charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and major incidents.
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Preventing panic in the high street with ABLOY UK

Security expert Abloy UK is highlighting the importance of access control systems that offer dynamic lockdown, following recent reports that retail stores are being advised by counter-terror police launching the Protect and Prepare campaign, to develop emergency contingency plans recommending a 'sixty second' security checklist to avoid panic during reports of terror attacks.
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