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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
1st March 2023 Issue no. 645

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CDVI releases new Accessible Toilet Lock System

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CDVI 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

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BQT 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..

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.

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This Week's News

Discount room rates + special offers galore at Lockexpo 2023!

* Lockexpo-book-tickets-sponsor.jpgLockexpo will be held 11/12th March - just a couple of weekends away - at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham NG8 6PY and we have secured discounted room rates for those who intend to stay overnight: The cost is £119.00 single occupancy and £129.00 double occupancy – both inclusive of breakfast (compares to standard current rate of £149.00) online for those dates. 

Hotel room reservation link to use – Book your group rate for Locksmith Exhibition

67% of UK locksmiths are working extra shifts due to the cost of living

* Staff-burnout.jpgUK locksmiths are working longer hours and extra shifts because of the cost of living crisis, with 33% saying they can't afford to take any time off.

The new research by ElectricalDirect, a specialist retailer of electrical products, surveyed locksmiths across the nation to reveal how many are at risk of burnout, and found that 67% have upped their hours in recent months.

Fingerprints sensor technology in new product generations for smart door access by ekey

* ekey_sLine_Fingerprint_scanner.jpgEuropean biometrics door access company, ekey, has launched two new intelligent door access systems; ekey sLine and ekey xLine for residential homes and buildings. Both systems use fingerprint technology, integrating Fingerprints’ sensor FPC1020 to provide flexibility, security and convenience for residents. 

The solutions provide doors and gates with new functionality via a simple, intuitive touch of the finger, and management via the ekey bionyx app on a smartphone or tablet. 

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Codelocks supports convenience and customer care for SDS London

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Juggling 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

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ASSA 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. 

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. 

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