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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th March 2023 Issue no. 646

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

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European 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. 

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:

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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2023 - this weekend!

* Lockexpo-book-tickets-sponsor.jpgA final reminder that LOCKEXPO 2023, Sponsored by Hickleys is this Saturday and Sunday (11/12-3) at the Belfry hotel, Woodhouse Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY. Saturday 0900-1730 and Sunday 0900- 1500. Lots to see and the bring and buy looks to be filling up. Hope to see you there.

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Setting the standard for 3* security with new anti-snap guarantee

* ERA-3-Cylinder.jpgAs part of its commitment to providing installers with certified solutions that meet the latest security standards, leading home security provider, ERA, has launched a new High Security 3* Euro Profile Cylinder supplied with a £2,000 anti-snap guarantee.

Independently tested and certified in accordance with TS007:2014+A2: 2018 and EN 1303:2015, the cylinder has been proven to provide the highest possible levels of protection for a wide range of timber, composite, aluminium and PVCu door types. 

Ultion Nuki gains Control4 functionality

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The development makes it the first door-locking solution for Control4 installs that is specifically designed for UK doors, offering installers a superb new security option for whole-house projects, from a trusted British lock expert.

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Discount room rates + special offers galore at Lockexpo 2023!

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Lockexpo 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. 

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

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UK 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.

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. 

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