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10th February 2016 Issue no. 299
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It goes without saying that master keys for campus residence halls are valuable, but a set of misplaced master keys at the College of William and Mary has led to a hard lesson learned.Full Story
Google's local results algorithm has not fixed the fake listing problem from five years ago. Almost five years since the New York Times profiled the issue with Google's local results and locksmiths, the newspaper published a fresh story around the issue this weekend.Full Story
ABUS Love Locks are an ideal padlock for this scenario which is of course particularly relevant on Valentine's Day or at that BIG Anniversary.
A recent study performed by Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects that the global cloud security market will grow to a valuation of $11.8 billion by the year 2022. To put that into perspective, in 2014 TMR put the value of that same market at $4.5 billion.
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Thanks for covering The New York Times' locksmith story. I helped the reporter with some of the research for that article but in the end the article was cut down quite a bit for length. I just want to share some of my insight.
You quote "Google's local results algorithm has not fixed the fake listing problem", but in fact they are and things are indeed changing. Two specifically:
Roto's new Twin-Cam Security Lock (TSL) sets new standards in burglar-proof outward opening PVC,timber and aluminium windows starting from a width and height of 305 mm.
Send for Help Group - Europe's largest lone worker protection provider has been awarded NSI's prestigious Guarding Gold standard for its subsidiary brands, Skyguard and Guardian24.
Following a rigorous audit, the award certifies that both companies are working to the very highest standards of both product and service provision.
Carl Jacque, owner of Pick & Fix Locksmiths in Caister is used to having to remove locks. When he was called out to remove a brass padlock with lost keys he felt his trusty 24" bolt cutters would be more than sufficient for the task.
Sadly for Carl he was not aware the padlock in question was an ABUS 65/50.
Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is launching a new programme that will hopefully redefine door hardware sales. Allegion's new first-of-its-kind Try Me Product Programme, gives end users the option to try door closer products on a single door before committing to fitting them throughout their buildings.
It would seem Tradelocks have been hit by cupid's arrow and are sharing the love by making huge discounts on some of their Keyline products. Keyline, like St Valentine himself comes from Italy - making it the perfect way to celebrate this special day.
Sponsored by Tradelocks the show is now only 2 weeks away. The Bring and Buy area, is proving popular on the PLF-info.uk forum with many visitors bringing goods to sell. If you wish to sell at the show please follow the instructions on the Lockexpo website link http://lockexpo.co.uk/?p=1000 Open to all to bring and offer for sale or to buy up bargains from fellow tradesmen. This will be at the rear of the Atrium near the lock collectors.
Remember 27/28th February this year and also remember Mothers day March the 6th As usual the show will be at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham University NJ7 2RJ
ABUS is a worldwide security brand with the global objective to provide the “good feeling of security”. Founded in 1924, the Bremicker family started with padlock production. Four generations later, through attention to quality and detail, innovation, and top class product development ABUS has become an international security icon. Visit stand B5 to see ABUS’ range of award winning padlocks and cylinders, featuring the recently released and very popular Mechatronic Door Cylinders, as well as the launch of our NEW wApploxx and NEW ModularMX cylinder systems.
Come and see the samples for yourself and watch demonstrations of our new products.
SKS, the UK's leading key blank specialist, will be launching its new updated Key Catalogue "Edition 365". Also commonly known as the 'Key Cutters Bible', the new catalogue features 456 pages and nearly 5,000 key blanks. Pick up your free copy at the show! In addition we will have a large range of key cutting machines on display for demonstration use as well as various show offers including discounts on quality JMA key blanks and key cutting machines.
KeyProgrammers is a family business based in the Northwest of England. We are the UK based designers and manufacturers of the TrueCode range of software that is used by vehicle locksmiths and mechanics because of its ease of use, and its reliability as a tool.
Having been an auto locksmith for over 15 years, our software designer knows exactly what is needed from a key programming system.
The company will be exhibiting the ABS (Avocet Break Secure) lock which is our TS007 (3-star), Sold Secure Diamond range. Our Affinity window and door furniture security range, plus the marketing and sales support it offers, which covers everything from vehicle decals to video displays and high impact POS displays.
Asec Security has been the Locksmiths’ trusted choice, for over 12 years. With a portfolio of over 1,800 products the extensive range includes; Access Control, Architectural Hardware, Key Cutting, Locking Products, UPVC, Tools and Accessories.
Allegion helps keep people safe where they live, work and visit. As a leading provider of security products and solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion specialises in security around the doorway and beyond: everything from residential and commercial locks, door closers and exit devices, to access control and workforce productivity systems.
Mul-T-Lock UK will be showcasing their new NE/NG Range of padlocks. With a security grading of up to CEN 6 the new range offers an affordable high security padlock. Mul-T-Lock UK will also be showcasing Traka 21 an electronic plug and play key cabinet offering smart key management in an all-in-one stand-alone solution. In addition Mul-T-Lock UK will be launching a new patented TS007 3* kitemarked cylinder based on their current Integrator platform.
Offering a comprehensive range of highly innovative products including high security rekeyable and general security padlocks, locker locks, door key compatible padlocks, key storage, 2 wheels, cargo security and safes. All Master Lock ranges are designed to meet the exact needs and standards of the European market.
That’s why we’ve produced a range of versatile replacement door and window hardware designed to allow you to complete repairs in one visit.
Today's security means greater challenges to Locksmiths. These include security protected letterboxes, stronger latch springs, PAS24 handles and Anti-snap Cylinders etc. Our tools have built-up a reputation of getting the job done efficiently, effectively and saving time.
The legendary 'SideWinder' from 2010, quickly followed by the 'Evolution', changed the way Locksmiths use the Letterbox Tool.
The A.C.T Safeguard provides all you need to get started for you to install wireless alarms and monitoring services for your customer. From demonstration equipment cases, wireless systems, monitoring services and FREE installation training. Install the latest 4th generation wireless security with 64 zone panels sending images with audio sent using 868 MHz and not Wi-Fi up to 650 metres range from battery powered combined camera detectors indoors or outdoors.
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Ford's ambitious plans to link cars to household appliances has come under fire from a cyber security expert who said the technology could make it easy for hackers to steal their cars and data.
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has accelerated its drive to raise industry standards by announcing a significant expansion to its Safety Assured training programme.
Security That Makes A Difference
Gunnebo is a global leader in providing security equipment and systems with an integrated approach covering design, manufacture and installation combining a customised maintenance and service package. Attending Lockexpo for the first time to present a range of safes and security enclosures suitable for the working locksmith – come as see us we will have many bargains to take away with you.
T. 01924 455444
Please come by our stand to see the `latest` designs and pick up a copy of our NEW catalogue.
T. 01708 22570
See you there!
T. 01885 448105
Even at this late stage exhibitors are still booking. The Bring and Buy sale is attracting e-mails and the information can be found on the website.
Mastergrave Ltd is a leading supplier of engraving machines, tools, parts, accessories and consumables into the engraving industry. We will be showing our best selling engraving machines including the EGX-20 which at just £2199 is the cheapest computerised engraver on the market. We will also have our full colour printing system on show. Visit us and learn what personalisation can do!
+44 (0) 1234 218226 ext 104