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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th February 2019 Issue no. 443

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Master Lock's simple and secure lock box

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Master Lock's legendary almost 100-year heritage and continued pursuit of excellence ensures its comprehensive range of security products offer the highest levels of strength, reliability and functionality on the market.

ATG Access reinforces product range with world's strongest bollard

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ATG Access, a leading designer and manufacturer of road blockers, bollards and barriers, has continued to experience growing success thanks to the popularity of its varied and ever-expanding product range.

Arlo Ultra 4k HDR wire-free security camera system

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Arlo 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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This Week's News

Last chance to exhibit at Lockexpo 2019!

Lockexpo returns to the East Midlands Conference Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of March for its 10th consecutive year. We've only got 4 stands left and we're anticipating great visitor numbers (pre-registrations are through the roof!), so this is your chance to get in front of locksmiths from all over the country (and some from further afield!).

We're the UK's only annual locksmiths' exhibition, and the East Midlands Conference Centre is a purpose built facility in a great location with loads of parking and a hotel on-site. As well as the exhibition area, we have several training workshops, a family room, a bar and cafe and additional features such as the Lock Collectors and a locksmith bring & buy.

New exhibition: Unmanned Security & Safety Expo

* US-unmanned-expo.jpgUnmanned Security & Safety Expo New York is an all-new, trade-only event focused on UAS and UGV technology and hardware. Restricted to qualified professionals sourcing or providing autonomous solutions in commercial and government security and safety, drone detection/counter-system applications, updates and education in UAV regulations, and more.

To be held 20-21 Nov 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, and is anticipated to be an annual event.


Bluetooth Smart Padlock

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New multi-tool accessory: the extremely durable Fein e-cut carbide pro BiM-TiN saw blade

* Fein.jpgFEIN will introduce the NEW E-Cut Carbide Pro saw blade. The blade's carbide teeth coupled with their TiN coating make the accessory durable and resilient, ensuring a very long service life. Even hard and abrasive materials can be handled with ease.

One huge benefit is that users can cut out hardened screws with the E-Cut Carbide Pro BiM-TiN. The E-Cut Carbide Pro BiM-TiN with Starlock mounting will be available in March 2019.

Videx expands GSM Offering

* Videx.jpgVidex, has expanded its GSM range, introducing a new device compatible with its flagship VX2200 system, both 2 wire audio and 6 wire video versions, that enables audio calls to be made from any of the VX2200 entrances to a mobile phone or land line.

Strengthening Videx's presence in the GSM entry market, the 2270 is a 2G/3G device which is suitable for new and existing systems within residential apartments. It has the ability to call up to 180 apartments with the facility to release the door after verifying the caller.

UNION secures University of Essex's new student accommodation with keyPRIME

* University-of-Essex.jpgUNION's keyPRIME reversible key cylinder platform has been installed at the University of Essex's new student accommodation, providing assured key control for the university and security for undergraduates.

The new accommodation, named The Copse, consists of 643 new single ensuite rooms and studios across two accommodation blocks: The Oaks and The Poplars.

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SSAIB Celebrate 25 Years of Certification Excellence with Series of Celebrations

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Formed in 1994, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has continuingly sought to maintain the highest of standards and are proud to have reached such an historic landmark as the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services.

Property and Site Protection teams join forces to create VPS Security Services

Two separate divisions of VPS (UK) Ltd are combining to operate under a new banner of VPS Security Services.

Their Property division, providing protection for people, property and assets for over 25 years, will merge with their Site Security unit, which specialises in securing construction sites, utilities and assets in remote, challenging environments.

Gira UK has moved!

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Gira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, announce new headquarters in Greater London.

Gira UK Ltd
6-9 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FW

What can I see at Lockexpo?

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Lockexpo 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/

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.

Why aren't we more prepared?

Abbey 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.

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.

Full Story

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:


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)

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.

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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