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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th February 2019 Issue no. 444

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International News

New exhibition: Unmanned Security & Safety Expo

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Unmanned 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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Secure bike, garden shed, allotment, garage - in fact just about anything with this smart padlock operated via a smartphone doing away with fiddly keys and long code combinations.

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

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FEIN 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.

Videx expands GSM Offering

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Videx, 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.

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. 

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This Week's News

Supra UK to showcase products at security TWENTY19

* P500-Shelf.jpgSupra UK will be showcasing its range of access solutions at the Security TWENTY19 Birmingham Conference and Exhibition, held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Taking place on Thursday 21st February, the conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is aimed at providing end users, purchasers and those who specify security products with an update on the latest developments in the security industry. Supra UK will be exhibiting at the event, with its team of experts, to discuss how its security solutions can support the sector.

How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?

* elizabeth-denham.jpgThe ICO's Elizabeth Denham's latest blog busts the myths for UK small and medium sized businesses transferring personal data to and from the EEA

Like everyone in the UK right now, we are following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations. The sharing of customers', citizens' and employees' personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.

Coming to Lockexpo? Bring the whole family!

* toys.jpgThis year sees the return of the Family Room at Lockexpo. A popular new addition last year, this room is somewhere your long-suffering spouse and children can distract themselves while you spend all your money - I mean, while you browse the show.

Much to our amazement, our research has found that while giveaways and sweets on exhibitors' stands are popular with kids, they still tend to get a bit bored after a while, and it's nice to have somewhere to take them that isn't all about locks for five minutes.

Arlo expands portfolio with introduction of comprehensive security solution

* Arlo-GROUP.jpgPowered by the Arlo SmartHub and controlled through the Arlo App, the Arlo Security System features all-in-one multi-purpose sensor for window, door, motion, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, water leak detection and mor.e

Designed to complement Arlo camera monitoring capabilities, Arlo's latest solution provides users with the ability to create a seamless home or small business DIY security system. The system includes the breakthrough Arlo Multi-Sensor as well as the Arlo Siren and Arlo Remote, all powered by the Arlo SmartHub and managed by the Arlo app, which instantly notifies users of important events or emergencies. The Arlo Security System will be available in the second half of 2019.

Leading UK security brands form new High Security & Safety Group

Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.

As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye each offer their own specialisms and sector expertise. By bringing these well-known brands together under one new group, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland will provide a stronger, more comprehensive offering to different sectors.

Wavestore teams up with BCDVideo to launch new WR-Series NVRs

* Wavestore-WR-Series.jpgA new NVR series launched by Wavestore is utilising powerful video processing technology from BCDVideo.

Available from all Wavestore Authorised Distributors and Partners around the world, the WR-Series NVRs have been engineered for the efficient processing and storage of video and are an ideal complement for Wavestore's feature-rich video management software (VMS).

Gira UK introduce new team members

* David_Appleton.jpgGira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to welcome three new team members to its prestigious UK brand and business.

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

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UNION'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.

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.

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