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Videx Expands GSM Offering

Videx, the experts in door entry and access control, has expanded its GSM range, introducing a new device compatible with its flagship VX2200 system, both 2 wire audio and 6 wire video versions, that enables audio calls to be made from any of the VX2200 entrances to a mobile phone or land line. Strengthening Videx’s…

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ERA raises over £11,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance

2018 saw ERA, the Wolverhampton-based security expert, raise £11,262.86 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, having made the organisation its chosen charity for the year. At the outset ERA had set a £10,000 target, and staff at the company are over the moon to have exceeded this figure. Each life-saving mission undertaken by the Midlands…

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Smart doorbells! Tried & Tested – ERA Doorcam

With the influx of smart systems, better WiFi speeds and easy connectivity it is becoming normal to be able to control your whole life from a pocket device. When I was a boy – oh so far away now – TV, telephones and gadgets were a boy’s dream. I was nine before we got a…

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Pickersgill-Kaye’s Safety System Keeps Rail Passengers Safe

Pickersgill-Kaye, a trading division of ASSA ABLOY the global leader in door opening solutions, has been a key supplier in the rail industry for generations often winning repeat business, so when the firm’s safety equipment installed for British Rail decades ago needed upgrading the contractor looked no further than the original manufacturer. Class 442 units…

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Abloy launches world’s first intelligent motor locks

Security expert Abloy UK is excited the announce the launch of the world’s first intelligent motor locks – the EL495 and EL595. These innovative and compliant high quality motor locks have been developed to make facilities and sites more safe and secure. The locks automatically diagnose the condition of its capacitors, so when the lock…

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(Almost) Tried & Tested – M&C modular cylinders

Not a full tried and tested, more of a taster to get your lips salivating. Lockexpo is just around the corner and the sponsor this year is new to the UK, M&C BV from the Netherlands – Holland to you and me. So what are they going to bring to the UK? A fantastic never…

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New key scanning solution – does it really eliminate the need for a locksmith?

For those who don’t know, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES for short) is an event that takes place every year in Las Vegas, Nevada which showcases the very latest advancements in consumer electronics. The 2019 show took place last week and there were a number of innovative security products unveiled – but one in…

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Belgian Police Training As Locksmiths

Belgian news outlets La Dernière Heure and Het Laatste Nieuws reported over the New Year period that the Belgian Federal Police service are going to start training their officers as locksmiths. These officers will take the place of professional locksmiths during house searches. According to the Locksmiths Federation, trading locksmiths are increasingly disinclined to work…

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M&C To Sponsor LockExpo 2019

LockExpo is excited to announce our sponsor for 2019, M&C. Based in the Netherlands and trading throughout Europe, the long-established Dutch high security cylinder manufacturer is expanding their operation into the UK market. Their product range of security cylinders, security door handle sets and mortice locksets all meet the demands of the highly esteemed Dutch…

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ASSA ABLOY acquires Exidor Ltd

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Exidor Ltd from Chamberlin Plc. Exidor is a long established leading manufacturer of panic and emergency exit hardware in the UK. ASSA ABLOY is an international group with around 47,000 employees and sales close to £6.4 billion. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands…

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