David Pennell Retires

by Mick Friendon 28/09/2016
Some of your members may have known me in the past 46 years that I have been involved in physical security. I am retiring on 14th October and wish anyone who may know me all the very best. This picture was taken just before I grew a moustache - which many have not seen. It was […]

Master Lock Bluetooth Smart™ Padlocks Resist Hackers!

by Mick Friendon 27/09/2016
In a presentation to the DEF CON, hacking conference in Las Vegas security in August, 16 Bluetooth researcher Anthony Rose detailed how to easily hack 16 Bluetooth padlocks with inexpensive kit. Only four of them did not crack including the Master Lock Bluetooth padlock. During the 24th edition of the DEF CON hacking conference held […]


Unlock Your Auto Skills At The Genuine Lishi Training Academy With Tradelocks

by Mick Friendon 26/09/2016
Want to unlock your skills further? Want to progress your career? Whether you're thinking of adding auto services to your current ones, are starting out in the industry or just want to advance your skills further - the Genuine Lishi Training Academy will help you open all the right doors. Tradelocks offer a range of […]

Urmet Shows Its Steel

by Mick Friendon 23/09/2016
Urmet has introduced a brushed stainless steel version of its market-leading Elekta door entry panel with a flush profile fascia. The Elekta INOX was developed in collaboration with architects and has minimal visual impact, thus preserving the aesthetics of a building's design. A visitor using the Elekta panel sees information displayed on a 3.5-inch screen. […]


ABUS Brings Security And Price Stability In An Uncertain World

by rgmon 22/09/2016
Since the Brexit result in June, from governments down there is international uncertainty concerning the UK's future trading position. Uncertainty brings speculation, resulting in the dramatic decline of the value of the £ against both the € and the $. The £'s decline has already forced many UK suppliers and manufacturers dependent on goods supplied […]

SSAIB Unveils New Series Of Regional Forum events

by Mick Friendon 21/09/2016
SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has announced a new series of its popular half-day Regional Forums, to be held around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Starting this autumn, a range of provisional dates is also scheduled for 2017. will be posting full details of all the […]


New ABUS BSI* Cylinder Ranges

by Mick Friendon 20/09/2016
ABUS have introduced new TS007 BSI* cylinder ranges tested to BSI Kitemark Scheme TS007:2014 1 Star and approved to British Standard BS EN1303, which can be suited to either customer specific Y14 & Z14 Euro Profiles, or available on an open ABUS House Z14 section. The Y14 range features a curved key profile, reserved to […]

Pro-Vision To Offer FLIR’s Range of CCTV Equipment

by Mick Friendon 19/09/2016
Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, a United Kingdom (UK) - based distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, has recently signed an agreement to supply and support the full portfolio of equipment from FLIR Systems, Inc. An industry-leading security system provider, FLIR covers consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, enterprise, and large infrastructure segment customers. Today their […]


Super Grip Lock

by Mick Friendon 16/09/2016
Super Grip Lock is a $10 security product that is industry tested and police endorsed, allowing homeowners, renters and travellers to protect themselves against intruders who could otherwise unlock their door. Even if the intruder has your key they can't get in. It stops bump keys that are available online and open locked doors nearly as […]

Auto Locksmith Products And Live Demonstrations from Tradelocks at Lockex

by Mick Friendon 15/09/2016
Tradelocks, Suppliers of the latest locksmith tools and innovations, will be exhibiting their extensive range of high quality auto locksmith products at the 2016 Lockex. It's all about auto at stand 20 of the first ever Lockex! Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September, Tradelocks will […]