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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th March 2013 Issue no. 161

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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.

SLamIT shut!

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SLamIT 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.


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.


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In this issue:

- Webeye Home

- Access control for new residential development in London

- New security ranges for IronmongeryDirect

- New video security for aerospace zone

- New CCTV for the Oracle, Reading

- British firm AMG shows at ISC West

- MTL door exit security for school.

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This Week's News

Webeye Home a new cloud based alarm solution for the residential market

VDT Direct, the leading developer of rapid deployment video security solutions, has announced that WebEye Home, a new cloud-based alarm system for the residential market sector will be launched on April 1, 2013. Quick and easy to install, it enables alarm notifications to be received and handled from any internet-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Software developers team up with property developers for IP door-entry system

* chelsea-creek.jpgChelsea Creek is an exciting new dockside development set in the heart of London. Property developers St George have created an outstanding selection of highly specified apartments and penthouses set within a series of tranquil waterways and riverside dock.

New security ranges exclusive to IronmongeryDirect

* Ironmongery-Direct.jpgIronmongeryDirect, the UK's largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, now exclusively stocks three new security brands - Project, Altro and A-Spec - growing the already extensive lock section further.

Aerohub selects MOBOTIX technology to help secure England's only aerospace focused Enterprise Zone

* Aerohub.jpgMOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport that will help to secure the new multi-million pound aerospace development area and critical access roads.

Zada completes CCTV refurbishment at The Oracle, Reading

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Zada, which specialises in security & surveillance solutions for high footfall places such as shopping centres, has completed the refurbishment and upgrade of the security & surveillance solution at The Oracle, Reading.

AMG to showcase sophisticated security technology solutions at ISC West

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Samuel cody school gets smart with door exit security

* Samuel-Cody-School.jpgMul-T-Lock UK's innovative Smartair units have been fitted to exit doors at Samuel Cody School, to upgrade the school's security from a mechanical locking system to an access control solution.

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

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Camargus, 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:


Retrofit for keyed cam locks

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The 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.

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.

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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