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4th November 2015 Issue no. 287
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Designed by leading locksmith professional Chris Belcher, this fantastic lock pick is made to open all curtain bolt thrown mortice locks, including BSI rated locks, and locks from the Chubb detainer series.
- Reduced vibration levels
When Tabitha Beneke's father died in 2012 and she inherited his locksmith business, the three long-time employees of Keys Plus faced several possible scenarios, none of them pretty.
Beneke, who lived 2,000 miles away and had no experience with locks or with running a small business, could simply close the business. She could look for a buyer, leaving the workers in limbo for months, and, not finding a buyer, close the business.Full Story
The TDB005 is a product that plugs into the OBD and a connector to plug in to a programmer such as the AD100 Pro, AD100, T-Code, T-Code Pro, Zedfull, SKP900, MVPPro etc.
- An add on coming soon for most models up to 2013/2014
Also available as part of SuperMerc Kit.
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Traka, the key and asset management specialist, believes that technology is the answer to helping schools feel confident about opening their doors to the public without lowering safety and security standards.
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This Week's News
On top of being a great inventor, Mr. Li takes great pride in teaching how to use his tools. Keyprint had the distinct honour of welcoming him for two training programs: an introductory class and an advanced class.
In need of an upgrade but find Key Cutting Machines cost an arm and a leg? Well now they don't have to. UAP Tradelocks have in stock some fantastic ex-demo key cutting machines at incredible value..
Tributes have been paid to an escapologist and master locksmith from Northampton, who has died aged 68. Mick Hanzlik, who owned a locksmith shop in Lutterworth Road, Abington, passed away peacefully on Monday night after a battle with cancer.
A number of people have paid tribute to Mr Hanzlik who was a member of the Inner Magic Circle after becoming one of the world’s leading experts on the escape artist Harry Houdini.Full Story
Pro-tect Lock and Safe was called to the George Street business Tuesday evening (Oct. 27), during the filming of a Japanese Television show Adventure Boy. After three to four hours of drilling, the safe was opened and two wedding bands were discovered inside.Full Story
TalkTalk has confirmed that hackers only targeted the website and not their core systems. The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit has launched a criminal investigation.
If you are a TalkTalk customer there is a chance that some of the following data may have been accessed by hackers:
Increased footfall during the Christmas period can also mean a rise in retail crime, which can be devastating for small businesses.
A locksmith in England has been ordered to pay £7,500 in compensation for making 'discriminatory gestures' at a gay customer - the first time a business has been ordered to pay damages for discrimination that was entirely non-verbal.
Peter Edwards, 30, blew a 'sarcastic kiss' at the man - only identified as Tim - as he walked out of Taylor Edwards in Southend, Essex following a dispute over a refund in late 2013.
Over the following months, Edwards made another 20 'homophobic' gestures as Tim walked past the store. 'He would wink at me, limp wrist, [make the shape of a] tea pot, kiss at me and what I would class as a vile, vulgar homophobic gesture as well, inferring oral sex with a male. That was the most offensive,' Tim told the BBC.Full Story
Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill, according to the annual Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development / Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey.
The survey of nearly 600 employers finds that 31% have seen an increase in so-called 'presenteeism' in the last 12 months.
By Andrew Hogsden, senior manager, Strategic Fleet Consultancy, Lex Autolease
Do you and/or your fleet drivers know the speed limit for lorries on a single carriageway in a non-built-up area of the UK? It appears that 81% of drivers don't and it could be fuelling frustration on the road, according to a study by AA Drive Tech.
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Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have turned to Guardian24 to help provide their Duty of Care to the charity's lone workers by equipping them with the latest in smartphone app technology. The software enables users to quickly and discreetly raise an alarm in the event of an emergency, even when the phone's keypad is locked.
Many new exhibitors have come forward for 2016 making this another exciting weekend to look forward to.
After a two-year legal battle with Volkswagen, University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and his colleagues Baris Ege and Roel Verdult, from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, have finally won the right to expose the major security flaw found in the keys of no less than 138 popular road vehicles - including the likes of pricey Porches, Ferraris and Audis.Full Story