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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd February 2023 Issue no. 644

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International News

Squire Stronghold marks 25 years

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Squire’s premium range Stronghold security brand is celebrating 25 years in 2023. It marks a quarter of a century of the very best in British made, heavy-duty, extra high security padlocks.

EZVIZ launches the affordable yet feature packed EB3 battery security camera in the UK market

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EZVIZ launches the EB3 camera, following the success of the BC1C stand-alone battery camera. The EB3 battery camera is packed with features:

ASSA ABLOY launches comprehensive Specification Manual

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ASSA ABLOY’s new Door Hardware Specification Manual is now available for customers to download. The guide is ASSA ABLOY’s most complete specification resource to date, helping architects and specifiers produce detailed and accurate door hardware specifications, aligned with smart construction objectives.

Sycope enters UK & Ireland markets

Sycope, an innovative monitoring solutions company, has cemented its entry into the UK and Ireland markets after signing an agreement with Nuvola Distribution.

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This Week's News

CDVI releases new Accessible Toilet Lock System

* CDVI-accessible-toilet-lock.jpgCDVI has announced the release of the DW-TLC toilet door locking system for accessible toilets. Accessible toilets are not always easy to use for those who need them. This system is designed to remove the difficulty of dealing with handles and fiddly locks for people with limited dexterity. 

Combined with a DIGIWAY automatic swing door opener, the system is activated with just a touch. The system consists of two activation units: one for outside the cubicle and one for inside. 

BQT Solutions launches new locking technology

* BQT-cobalt.jpgBQT Solutions has launched the next generation of its world-leading misalignment and sideload release locking solution – the Cobalt Series (YD30D/YD30S). The ground-breaking lock has been developed by BQT Solutions - specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of high-security biometric readers, security access control and electronic locking products..

Codelocks supports convenience and customer care for SDS London

* Codelocks-kitlock.jpgJuggling the demands for thorough customer support and swift order collection can be difficult, especially when customer numbers are high due to online orders.

To deal with this challenge, SDS London sought Codelocks’ help in creating queue- busting click and collect lockers. The KL1000 G3 NetCode and Codelocks Connect Portal provide the access control SDS London needs.

Mayorol visit to ASSA ABLOY

* Mayoral-visit-to-AA.jpgASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UKI has hosted Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street for a behind-the-scenes tour of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The Portobello site has been operating out of the West Midlands for many years, employing over 600 people, making up a large proportion of ASSA ABLOY UKI’s UK workforce. 

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Bram Soete appointed Technical Director of CDVI Group

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CDVI Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Bram Soete to the position of Technical Director for the Group. Alongside his role as General Manager of CDVI Benelux, Mr Soete will be responsible for the international Group’s Product Committee. 

Lockexpo 2023 - just 6 weeks away!

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Lockexpo 2023 is just 6 weeks away, if you have not registered for your free visitor ticket please do so now and save yourself hassle on the door.

www.lockexpo.co.uk and follow the link

Look forward to seeing you all there.


Applications open to property protection and security experts for £135 million public sector framework

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Property protection and security experts can now apply to be part of a £135m public sector asset and building management framework.

Three men prosecuted for working as illegal security in Newtownards

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On 25 January 2023 Christopher Butler, from Belfast, pleaded guilty at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court to five offences including providing illegal security to a bar and restaurant in Newtownards.

Two men supplied as security by Butler were also prosecuted on Wednesday for working illegally at the same venue. Butler, who is sole director of Strangford Security, has been referred for further proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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