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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th March 2013 Issue no. 160

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Mul-T-Lock launches smart access control cylinder solution

Mul-T-Lock presents a new Smartair retrofit e-cylinder, which can instantly convert any door from being purely mechanical to access control, without the need to modify a door.

The Locksmiths' Exhibition March 2013


Early visitors had a warm reception with bacon or sausage baps and hot beverages available. Now that the hotel is completed a full English will be on the menu as well!



Talking to customers and prospective customers - that's what it's all about.

First ever winner of the Golden Key Award!

Amy Pass was a well-deserved winner of the inaugural Golden Key Awards, sponsored by Lockdecoders. The unanimous vote went Amy's way following nomination by her employer Tim Hart at Citylocks.


New executive for the Locksmiths Guild of Australia

There are some new faces and some reshuffling of national executive positions at the Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc.

Yale showcases new campaigns at Locksmiths' Exhibition

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Yale will be showcasing a series of exciting new marketing campaigns alongside an array of mechanical and digital security products at 2013's Locksmiths' Exhibition.

Yale launches intelligent door viewer technology

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Yale has launched a new range of digital door viewers, providing locksmiths with an innovative new method of preventing distraction burglary. According to the Home Office, around 11,500 homes a year fall victim to 'bogus callers' entering their homes under false pretences. In the majority of cases, intruders pose as officials in order to gain access to homes with the intention of stealing cash and other belongings, such as car keys.

Samsung and Milestone bring calm to housing complex

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State-of-the-art implementation of IP video surveillance technologies reduces crime.

Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has been installed with Samsung network cameras in a surveillance system that has brought peace and confidence to the citizens of a neighborhood in Eastern France affected by criminal disturbances.

Locksmiths and firemen refuse to help in Spain evictions

First locksmiths and now firemen are unwilling to evict people from their homes in Spain. President of the Locksmiths Union, David Ormaechea, said that following several suicides, some locksmiths are no longer willing to carry out banks' orders to evict people from their homes.

"Families' lives were being ruined, and we were acting as executioners." He added.

Winsted debuts EnVision console and celebrates 50 years in business

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Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted Europe & Middle East has unveiled its brand new EnVision Command Console, designed and constructed specifically for today's control room technology. EnVision's introduction is Winsted's first product news for 2013, a year in which the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Somehow it seems like the Locksmiths' Exhibition has only just finished! Of course, we're already working on the next one as many exhibitors have decided to reserve their stands early for next year, saying that this year's was the best event so far. To avoid disappointment, it will be first come first served, and this year's exhibitors will have priority over new bookings. So if you did not exhibit this time but want to be there next year, better make your reservation as soon as possible.

In a change to previously published information the dates for next year's show will be the weekend of the 8th & 9th March instead of the 1st & 2nd. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience but unfortunately this was beyond our control.

Our very next event is the Auto Locksmiths Expo (ALEX) October 26th & 27th. 

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This Week's News

Wireless CCTV launch 4G Live Video streaming mobile surveillance products

WCCTV, the manufacturer of portable, redeployable mobile surveillance solutions, has announced that it is the first to launch a 4G range of rapidly deployable solutions.

Camargus signs strategic agreement with MidworldPro to deliver "full field" panoramic camera system for security and broadcast applications.

* panorama.jpgCamargus, a pioneer in the field of ultra-high resolution panoramic camera systems has signed an agreement with MidWorldPro, a highly respected video solution provider based in Dubai, UAE to offer its video technology for a range of security and broadcast applications across the region.

Lockdecoders reports record sales

Continuously increasing sales volume for the company's main and exclusive products are painting a happy picture for the adventurous Lockdecoders team!

January was the company's largest ever monthly turnover, beating any previous month by over 35%. February was forecast to be low on the basis of historical trends yet it too proved to be buoyant, says a jubilant Vic Southern.

New standards for Event Security Operations

Skills for Security, the sector's Skills and Standards Setting Body, has announced that the new suite of standards for Event Security Operations have been approved by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills.

As with all National Occupational Standards developed by Skills for Security, on behalf of the sector, the NOS for Event Security Operations will also be freely available on the National Occupational Standards Database, which can be accessed via:


SLamIT shut!

* SLamIT.jpgSLamIT is a new slam latch mechanism for the KitLock 1200 from Codelocks. SLamIT allows the locker or cabinet door to be pushed shut without having to turn the handle on the lock to secure the door.

Simple retrofit or new install, robust, durable construction. For use on wooden or steel lockers and cabinets, and is fully adjustable for doors 3mm to 28mm. Non handed.


Retrofit for keyed cam locks

* KitLock-CL1000.jpgThe second of two new products from Codelocks, the CL1000 KitLock is a quick retrofit for keyed cam locks supplied as standard on a wide range of lockers, cabinets and cupboards.

It can just as easily be fitted to units that do not have a locking device already fitted, giving the user immediate, simple, keypad access without the hassle of keys!

G4S profits gain despite Olympics security fiasco

Security group G4S has reported a 6 per cent increase in profits for 2012, a year that saw it hauled over the coals for failing to provide enough staff for the London Olympics. The firm posted underlying pre-tax profits of £516 million for the year, up from £487m in 2011 and in line with market forecasts. Revenues 8.1 per cent higher at £7.3 billion.

Gambler uses casino's own surveillance system to scoop $32 million

by Paul Ducklin

A high-rolling gambler has allegedly won AUS$32 million at a casino in Melbourne, Australia, thanks to a little network hackery carried out by accomplices.

Games like poker are much easier to win if you know some or all of your opponents' cards. After all, it's hard to sustain a bluff if the person you're bluffing has actually seen your hand.

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SmartWater meets top independent specification

SmartWater's ability to withstand extreme weather conditions over the course of many years has earned it the highest level of independent approval following rigorous testing.

BYOD: Bane of IT departments or cost-saving productivity driver?

By Gabriella Griffith

IT professionals up and down the country are pulling their hair out and Apple is to blame. Well, maybe that's a bit strong but as the company often cited as the catalyst for the consumerisation of IT, the roots of the BYOD phenomenon were planted by devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. BYOD has been a massive buzz word in the corporate world for some time now, reaching way beyond the realms of technology departments.

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