Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th December 2017 Issue no. 390
Your industry news - first
We strongly recommend viewing Locks and Security News full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
The global provider of state-of-the-art security systems plans to showcase a variety of core products at the Dubai show. Vanderbilt's stand at Intersec 2018 will reflect the company's increasing range of high-quality security solutions.
Comcast has expanded its partnership with Kwikset to integrate three more smart locks into its Xfinity Home platform. The deal means Xfinity Home customers can now choose from four Kwikset connected door locks to remotely control access into and out of their homes. The locks covered are the SmartCode 910 Deadbolt, SmartCode 912 Deadbolt Lever and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which join the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Deadbolt.
Features available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to remotely view status, lock/unlock or open/close their doors, view lock/unlock or open/close events in the activity feed and create rules or automated commands to notify users if their doors are not locked, said Comcast.
Read by industry professionals nationwide - and beyond
THIS IS OUR LAST ISSUE OF 2017. WE'LL BE BACK AGAIN IN THE NEW YEAR. HAVE A GOOD BREAK EVERYONE!
You can comment on any item in Locks and Security News on our FaceBook page. You can find us at:
If you enjoy reading Locks and Security News so do others! If you have company news, stock clearances, distributor or product information tell us about just email news
This Week's News
Loxal Security has potentially solved two problems in one for rail operators, utility companies, construction organisations and other business sectors, that need to protect vacant residential and commercial property, and other sites, from the risks of vandalism, arson, squatting and theft; the new Block Lock, which can automatically interface with the Integrated Void Wireless Alarm System.
Manything, the British video monitoring software company, has joined forces with Hikvison, the largest manufacturer of CCTV cameras, to provide a fully integrated security system that can be controlled and viewed from the palm of your hand.
The Manything app has been painstakingly developed to offer the ultimate peace of mind for small and large businesses, as well as home owners. Manything gives Hikvision users the ability to watch live feeds, access video stored in the cloud and remotely control their cameras from the smartphone app or from the Manything website.
Following on from the successful uptake of Urmet's Max Pro Android touchscreen across numerous high-end accommodation projects, the company has now launched Max Lite, which offers an affordable price point for developers working on a broad range of residential building types.
Both the Max Pro and Max Lite IP PoE-powered touchscreens enable audio/video communication between the external door panel and the apartment, as well as providing call-forwarding to the Urmet Call2U app.
Locks and Security Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new app on both Android and iOS. This replaces the previous LASM page turner app: instead of simply a digital version of the print magazine, the new app is much quicker and more flexible for readers and advertisers, and easier to read!
The app is packed with features, articles and tutorials all presented in a handy app that you can use on the go. You can choose which topics you get alerts for, and save your favourite articles to your library to read later.
Eurocell is the UK's leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of UPVC products. Eurocell now has 180+ branches across the UK offering hardware, ideal for locksmiths to source replacement products locally.
They'll have a big presence in the Atrium area of the show - their stand will be a must see!
Award-winning lone worker protection provider, Send For Help Ltd has been ranked as one of Britain's most successful private companies by The Sunday Times for a second consecutive year.
The 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, published this week, champions the UK's top performing private companies based strictly on financial performance with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Send For Help has been placed 80th.
Locks and Security News Archive Search
We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of Locks and Security News. If you would like to run a search of the Locks and Security News web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.
How to contact us at Locks and Security News:
If you would like Locks and Security News to feature your product information, case studies, or company news, just email as above. Ideally a Word doc + jpeg images. Remember, we can take copy up to 5pm on any Tuesday for Wednesday transmission.
Want a link from Locks and Security News to your web site? Just ask for details.
The views or claims expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher accepts no liability for errors in this publication.
For security professionals at all levels the country's biggest specialist forum for those with an interest in locksmithing Professional Locksmiths Forum gives you a chance to air your opinions, introduce yourselves and exchange views with others in the industry. It is free to join and use and there is only a simple registration form to fill in; this will also verify your free subscription to the magazine:
go to www.plf-uk.info or click the forum logo above.
Every security professional is welcome. Join up and write - its for YOU!
REQUEST LOCKS AND SECURITY NEWS HERE
Locks and Security News is broadcast
every Wednesday. You may receive it FREE each week by
clicking the link above.
BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 Guidelines for information security risk management.
As it approaches the 10-year anniversary, ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is celebrating its partnership with Access Control Services Ltd. (ACS Ltd.), one of the UK's leading independent access control system manufacturers.
After more than 42 years' service with Leeds-based lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye, General Manager Peter Murphy has called time on a career which began as a student work placement in the summer of 1974, then progressing from an apprentice engineer to running the company before it was acquired by ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions.
- Advanced Access
Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley
British businesses face renewed threats from hackers following the recent 'Paradise Papers' document leak, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Andy Cuff, managing director of Computer Network Defence (CND), is warning all companies to be prepared for more sophisticated attacks.