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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th February 2013 Issue no. 156

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Mul-T-Lock returns to Locksmiths Exhibition

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Showcasing its most recent and innovative product offerings, Mul-T-Lock will again be exhibiting at this year's Locksmith Expo.

Advanced Keys free postage offer

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Advanced Keys are offering free postage on UK orders over £100 (excluding VAT) for the rest of February.

Advanced Keys Limited
Tel: +44 (0)121 355 8510
Fax: +44 (0)1213555922

Surveillance Success Stories

Installing a CCTV system onto a home or property is becoming more and more prevalent and a popular way to protect homes against intruders. From comprehensive systems which connect to an interior television for complete surveillance, to the high-tech cameras which have infrared capabilities and a huge amount of memory storage, there are options for almost every property owner.

SSAIB reveals plans for 2013 as registrations reach new peak

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SSAIB, the UK's leading certification body for security organisations. has unveiled a range of new initiatives for the coming year. These include further enhancements to its new website, an easier online application system, and an electronic auditing package.

"Is this one of yours? It looks like one, but I'm not sure it is...

That's what a number of Roto customers have been asking recently, with regard to their TSL espagnolette. As with any market-leading product, there are inevitable imitations.

Advanced Keys new interactive product catalogue

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Advanced Keys is pleased to announce that its new interactive product catalogue is now available. You can search within it easily and click through to the relevant page on the website making ordering simple.

The Jan 2013 Catalogue is available on the 'Downloads' page on www.advanced-keys.co.uk

Surveillance statistics highlight security value of spy cameras and other devices

Statistics have found a surprising fall in crime in the UK over the course of 2012, with 8% less crimes being committed last year; some of the lowest figures in recent memory.

AMG-Panogenics launches SmokeCam360

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Squeezing the electronics into a smoke alarm case offers the perfect solution for 360 degree camera implementations in sensitive environments. 

Free training courses on automatic doors for locksmiths

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Global Automatics has extended its range of free training courses on automatic doors. Course lengths run from one-day  through to eight-day courses for new people, run on a one-day per week basis. Different courses are available and bespoke courses can be put together based on specific needs.

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The countdown has started for the biggest annual event in the industry, the Locksmiths Exhibition in Nottingham is just 10 days away. Have you registered to visit? Registration number 1000 was reached last Saturday lunchtime. As Mick says, 'congraaaatulaaations' to Steve Coombes of Prospect Locks who will now quench his thirst on us. There will be a free magazine subscription for the next milestone. You have to be in it to win it.

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This Week's News

Counting down to the Locksmiths Exhibition - 10 days away

Locksmith_Exhibition_logo.jpgWell we are now under the wire and heading for the tapes - just 10 days to go to the biggest and best yet Annual Locksmiths exhibition. If you have been buried in a casket for charity for the last 3 months the Show is 2nd and 3rd March at The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham RG7 2RJ.

Lots of free parking and an on-site hotel at very reasonable rates.

Exhibitors and their stands
are now up to date on the website – we have had a few changes due to illness etc – but we have used our wait list to fill the gaps – this will be the best show so far.

Would you like one of these?

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An iPad mini. Then get to the Locksmiths Exhibition 2nd March at Nottingham and look out for the Pinguard table stand.

They will be there Saturday only. Pinguard are late entries but they have an amazing range of shields for just about any code keypad.

ACTpro Enterprise for door controllers and card readers

* ACTpro-Enterprise.jpgAccess Control Technology has released their latest access control software application, ACTpro Enterprise, for use with the ACTpro range of door controllers and card readers. Enterprise is a role based platform designed and built to meet the requirements of increasingly complex access control solutions where regular traffic places heavy demands on software.

ACTpro Enterprise delivers 3 modules with the functionality based on the role of the user.

Preview to the UAP TradeLocks Stand at The Locksmith's Exhibition

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UAP TradeLocks always pull out all the stops at The Locksmiths Exhibition to make sure they exceed their visitor's expectations and leave them talking about new things to come, and this year is no different. 

Visitors to the stand will not be disappointed with new products being launched, amazing show prices, a dedicated room to try out the tools and the chance to win an EPG2 with TradeLocks' 'How Quick Can You Pick' competition. 

Axxium to unveil remote control locks at the Locksmiths Exhibition

* Axxium-T5200-Electric-Spindle.jpgAxxium Ltd will use this year's Locksmiths' Exhibition to launch a number of innovative new products which are capable of operation by remote control. They are suitable for high security applications for use in smart homes and also in assisted living applications.

Axxium was set up in September 2012 by Andrew Taylor, well known throughout the locksmith industry.

Overwhelming support for IFSEC London move in 2014

Following the announcement last week that UBM Live's Protection & Management Series will be moving to ExCel London from June 2014, UBM Live today revealed the overwhelming support received from the industry following the news.

The response has been outstanding with visitors, exhibitors, key associations and media partners all expressing their commitment to IFSEC International in London 2014. Feedback received from every element of the buying chain cements the reasons behind the decision to move the Protection & Management Series - which includes IFSEC International, FIREX International, Facilities Show, and Safety & Health Expo - from the NEC after 16 years, to London's leading international venue.

Vital Rail Security has been awarded Approved Contractor Status (ACS) by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

* vital-rail-security.jpgThe SIA Approved Contractor scheme requires applicant companies to complete a stringent auditing process (both internal and external) which allows the SIA to measure compliance against the relevant British Standards. The audit process is quite intensive and makes stringent demands on applicants who must demonstrate exceptional rigour when implementing procedural and operational guidelines in security disciplines relevant to those particular British Standards. The relevant vetting documentation for security screening is BS: 7858 while site and mobile patrolling is covered by BS: 7499.

Carlisle agrees sponsorship deal with Crimestoppers

* CS_National_TP_2col.jpgCarlisle Support Services has announced that it will be sponsoring Crimestoppers, the independent crime-fighting charity. The initial sponsorship deal will be for 12 months with an option to extend this by a further two years.

Announcing this today, Richard Chappell, Carlisle's CEO, said; "This is so much more than simply making a donation to Crimestoppers. We will be working with Crimestoppers in a number of ways to improve the way in which we get the message out there that there is an independent charity, to which you can safely and anonymously report crime".

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IFSEC to move to London in 2014

UBM Live has announced that the UK-based Protection & Management Series – including IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show – will move from Birmingham’s NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014.

Locksmiths Exhibition draws closer and closer

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Lots to tell you about this week: Visitor registration No 750 was Graham Piggot - so Graham nip along to the Payatrader stand and get your free drink voucher. Will you be registration number 1000? If you haven't yet regsistered DO IT NOW!

While on about Payatrader here is another SHOW ONLY offer:

Payatrader would be pleased to offer visitors to the show / readers of LASM the opportunity to join Payatrader and to have the joining fee refunded.

The Golden Key Award

The Golden Key Award, sponsored by Lockdecoders, was announced last year in Locks and Security News and sister publication Locks & Security Magazine.

UK to launch public cyber security awareness campaign

The Cabinet Office is to launch a public cyber security awareness programme early this year aimed at improving the online security of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The initiative is part of the government's cyber security strategy, aimed at ensuring the UK can manage the risks and harness the benefits of cyberspace, reports Computer Weekly.

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