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12th March 2014 Issue no. 207
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The Abloy Protec drill plus the solid Tungsten Carbide German ‘Locksmiths Drill’, are amongst the new products.
Innovative Lock Tools is made up of four independent lock tool designers who bring to market high quality, new and innovative non destructive lock opening tools, decoders and safe servicing tools. Not only can you try out the tools for yourself, you can also get help and advice from the very people who designed and made them.
If you do not go to shows because 'there is never anything new to see' Innovative Lock Tools will prove you wrong!
Global brand ISM, a leading designer and manufacturer of security management software has signed a strategic OEM agreement with defence and homeland security company OIS Advanced Technology Pvt Ltd (OIS-AT).
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The Locksmiths' Exhibition 2014 was rated as the best exhibition ever by the exhibitors and visitors alike. The EMCC was packed all day and exhibitors reported record sales, with three exhibitors selling out of stock from their stands, one returning back on Saturday night to bring more.
A Fire Door Education Programme for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors has just been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). This has been developed following widespread publicity and concerns that the integrity of fire doors is being compromised in residential apartment blocks and public buildings.
BRE provides expertise on every aspect of the built environment and the DHF represents the leading manufacturers and installers of industrial and commercial doors, shutters and building hardware.
An expert on security systems is offering an affordable and effective security solution for those who want to protect their valuables, their family and their property. Sunderland security specialists Hadrian Technology, has launched an easy to use and affordable DIY CCTV system, the Hadrian DIY kit, for just £395 including VAT.
A two-month Australian study commissioned by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), a global, non-profit, data protection watchdog agency, has found significant amounts of personal information left on recycled computers.
For the organisations recycling their drives, this is a data breach problem. For individuals, some of their most private information is at risk.
London, 19 February 2013. IFSEC International, organised by UBM Live, continues to thrive as the only destination to serve the whole security buying chain, which has been solidified by its move to ExCeL London from 17-19 June.
Taking place at its new home in London in 2014, IFSEC International is set to be bigger and better than ever before. The show relocation has received a £1million investment dedicated to ensuring the 45,000 visitors attending from across the world experience the most interactive and spectacular show yet.
Although the system can be used as a new installation, the electronic lock has the same fixing holes as the majority of mechanical digital locks enabling access control systems to be upgraded simply and quickly.
by Lizzie Murphy
International contracts with large blue chip names have boosted business at lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye despite falling sales, according to the Yorkshire Post.
The Leeds-based company posted sales of over £2.25m for the year ended November 2013, a 27 per cent drop on the 2012 figure of £3.07m.Full Story
The Brighouse-based business, which recently announced a further £2.1million investment from its owners, the Jain family, created the position in order to boost the company's product development capabilities at a time when it is pushing to firmly re-establish its position as the leading player in the home window and door security market.
Dr T. Jain, a director of Avocet, said: "Product design and development is a vital element of our strategy to position Avocet at the forefront the market and Paul's extensive industry experience placed him head and shoulders above any other candidate."
Croydon based manufacturer and distributor of HD CCTV systems, Y3K, is to introduce a new range of biometric access control products from leading global manufacturer, Anviz. Established in 2001 and with over 11 years of R&D expertise in engineering and manufacturing biometric technology products, Anviz is a pioneer in the intelligent security industry.
Y3K will be the distributor for all products within the Anviz range, effective 1st March 2014.
DVS, one of the UK's fastest growing distributors of security and CCTV equipment, is now stocking the WD Purple, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications.
WD, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, has introduced the WD Purple hard drives for use in security installations with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 HD cameras. WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.
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Sold Secure is one of the leading suppliers of test and certification services for security related products. Working with companies world-wide we assess products to see whether strict performance criteria are met and where applicable allow the use of the coveted Sold Secure approved logo.
Rockley & Son Ltd are the UK Importers of the revolutionary 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine. The 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine is claimed to be the most advanced key machine in the market.
Designed and manufactured in the USA by Laser Key Products the 3D Pro Xtreme Key Machine offers you the ability to cut Domestic, Automotive, Laser, Dimple, Tubular and Tibbe keys, to copy and to code all in one machine.
With the introduction and continued development of Flexi-Range, Windowparts is providing a range of easy to fit solutions for numerous applications. Come and visit us in the Atrium to see our range of show products and special clearance items.
Rumour has it the Brisant “BS” is not the only new cylinder to be launched at the show.
We're also booking discounted places on our 1:1 Advanced Locksmith Courses for those of you who want to improve your skills, or learn new ones. Why not come and talk to our head trainers themselves and see how we can help improve your business?
On display is Break Secure XP, which remains one of the innovative few cylinder only solutions to achieve the coveted BSI Kitemark TS007 3* accreditation. Visitors will also see Smartair in action, demonstrating how easily it can upgrade any mechanical system to an access control solution.
Saturday - Cylinder Bumping & Other NDE Techniques
Maximum 20 per class taken by Mark Ward
All students receive:
Bumping Info Hand-out sheet
Skills for Security, the sector's Skills and Standards Setting Body, has announced that the newly developed suite of National Occupation Standards (NOS) for Remote Monitoring 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 Remote Monitoring Operations will also be freely available on the National Occupational Standards Database, which can be accessed via: www.ukstandards.org.uk
Security specialist Yale has launched a new online resource designed to support locksmiths throughout the year as part of its "IN YALE WE TRUST" initiative.