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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th September 2017 Issue no. 378

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Borg Locks at MLA Expo

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Borg Locks will be exhibiting their Easi-code Pro range including the new BL2501 which features their patented 'On the door' code change system, which allows you to fully update and change codes without the hassle of removing any pins or tumblers.

This model is fully reversible and is suitable for all light to medium duty doors. This has been cycle tested over 100k+ times to ensure each model works as intended and is available in both holdback and non-holdback.

See more at www.locksmiths.co.uk


Door Jammer at MLA Expo

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DoorJammer is a unique and innovative portable door security device for anyone needing privacy and security. It takes only seconds to secure and is simply placed under the door and tightened.
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Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143 million US consumers

One of the largest security breaches ever has come to light today as Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access records for 143 million US citizens (for reference, the US has a population for 323 million or so, that's about 44 percent).
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World's smallest fingerprint identification padlock

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From Midas Touch. Padlock size and being keyless, makes it ideal for backpacks and travellers. Good item to stock in the shop.
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Vanderbilt Expands Irish Team

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Robert Jones has joined Vanderbilt Industries as Area Sales Manager for Ireland.
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Hundreds of smart locks around the world stopped working after the wrong software update was issued

Hundreds of LockState smart locks around the world stopped working after the company mistakenly issued the wrong over-the-air (OTA) software update for the devices, according to Ars Technica.
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August Home raises another $25 million as it expands service partnerships for its smart locks

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When August Home raised its last big round nearly two and half years ago, the smart lock maker was targeting retail expansion.

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Sargent and Greenleaf advanced security ATM lock for banks, ATM OEMs and cash-in-transit

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Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security that manufactures high-quality mechanical and electronic locks for safes, vaults, safe deposit boxes and highly sensitive SCIF environments, introduces A-Series with Display, the newest lock in the company's ATM access control management system.
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Liftmaster thinks your garage needs a smart lock too

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Take a quick detour into the smart home aisle at your local hardware store and you're sure to see plenty of smart locks for your front door.

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This Week's News

Allegion encourages locksmiths to embrace keyless access control technology

* Allegion-MobileKey.jpgAllegion UK will showcase its flagship SimonsVoss MobileKey system at Europe's largest exhibition trade show for locksmithing and security, the MLA Expo, in Telford from 6th-8th October.

Allegion UK's experts will be at the MLA Expo delivering two training programmes on how to increase sales in electronic access control solutions and demonstrating what the SimonsVoss MobileKey can do at stand H2.45.
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D&E Architectural Hardware at MLA Expo

* DandE-Drumm-Geminy.jpgVisitors to D&E Architectural Hardware on stand No. 170 will be invited to attempt to open a box locked with the Geminy product. Anyone successful in opening the GEMINY product within the allotted time, using ONLY the tools provided, keeps the £500.00 cash inside.

The Drumm Geminy, is a unique security product available in the UK exclusively from D&E.
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Security guards 'had role in £7m heist at airport'

His planned "loo break" was part of a movie-style plot to stage one of Britain's biggest cash thefts, a court heard yesterday. Ranjeev Singh deliberately lingered outside the lavatory while his fellow guard Mohammad Siddique drove off with the money.

Siddique then loaded 28 money bags into a waiting getaway vehicle before being trussed up by co-conspirators and dumped by a secluded roadside. Meanwhile Singh smoked a cigarette as he "nonchalantly" waited for 20 minutes before alerting colleagues that Siddique and the cash had vanished, a jury was told.

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One Day time-expiring visitor badges

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One Day Time-Expiring Visitor Badges are "valid today and void tomorrow," changing color overnight to display a "VOID" that prevents reuse the next day.
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TC Security Services retain Top 2% position three years in a row

* david-tilley.jpgTC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have once again been placed in the top 2% of all SIA listed companies within the Approved Contractor Scheme in the UK. This is the third year in succession, TC Security Services has achieved this accolade.

The 4-day visit by the Auditors involved full scrutiny of the TC Security Services operation visiting both the Head Quarters and satellite offices along with a mix of varied customers.
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Openview security solutions installs consolidated control room for Lancashire hub CCTV centralisation project

* CCTV-control-room.jpgOpenView Security Solutions (OSS), one of the UK's leading providers of CCTV and IT infrastructure solutions to the public sector, has successfully completed the design and installation of a new control room in Blackburn, Lancashire.
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MLA Expo Training - 60 Courses available

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Taking place October 6th-8th in Telford, MLA Expo will feature a significant amount of training open to MLA members as well as non-members.
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Chris Belcher

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Chris Belcher passed away on the 4th August.

'Chris, one of the best-known, and well-liked locksmiths in the UK, had suffered a 6-month battle with lung cancer, but passed away with his dignity, with his charm, with his sanity, in his own bed with his family around him', writes Suzzie Belcher.

'If you wish to read more about the cancer journey that he took, please read this page www.facebook.com and if you wish, you are welcome to contribute to the MacMillan Tribute Fund which I promised him that I would do.

'Without the help and support of the MacMillan Nurses I don't know how I would have managed. 
www.macmillan.tributefunds.com

'Chris was a shining light, and shared his knowledge where he could, he was a skilled artisan with wonderful humility and dignity. May his light shine for years to come.'


MLA Expo 2017

MLA Expo 2017 is fast approaching - Europe's Largest Locksmith & Security Exhibition. Taking place at the Telford International Centre, the event will span the course of 3 days, from 6th - 8th October 2017. This year we have exhibitors/visitors from all across the globe.

Here's 13 reasons why Expo brings a huge crowd:
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As copper prices soar, fears grow that metal theft will rise too

The price of copper has increased by over 50% in little more than year, raising fears that when metal prices rise, so will the incidence of metal and cable theft. In the last four months alone, the value of copper rose 25% to $6800 per tonne on 29th August, according to the London Metal Exchange. Since its low point in 2016, when it was just $4310 per tonne, the overall increase is over 50%.
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UAP locks onto £550k brand push

Home and commercial security company UAP has unveiled plans for a six-figure investment to increase brand awareness.

The Greater Manchester-based firm is spending around £550k on a new campaign that will include a series of nationwide TV and radio adverts during the next 12 months. Sean Wilson, the man behind Coronation Street character Martin Platt, features in the UAP adverts currently airing across 200 TV channels and more than 30 radio stations.

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Electro-mechanical evolution makes ongoing training for locksmiths more important than ever

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Surge in electro-mechanical hardware and integrated building systems means locksmiths need ongoing training in more areas than just the mechanics of the locks, says Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox.
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A thief escaped with an estimated £1 million worth of jewellery after he tricked a locksmith into opening a Mayfair shop.

The man contacted the locksmith from outside Van Cleef & Arpels jeweller's in Bond Street and said that he had forgotten his keys, according to The Sun newspaper. The locksmith arrived within half an hour of being called about 10.30 on Wednesday evening and let the man in through the double glass doors. Police have not confirmed what was stolen but the thief is thought to have spent up to 45 minutes filling his pockets while the shop alarm rang out.


Send For Help director elected chairman of BSIA lone worker section

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Will Murray, Marketing Director of leading lone worker protection provider, Send For Help Group, has been elected to Chair the BSIA's Lone Worker Section. The appointment means that the Group now occupies an unprecedented three spaces on the Section Committee, with each subsidiary brand receiving representation.
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