|Camlock now offers push button digital lock|
Along with the applications they already secure with locking systems
from Camlock Systems, many of the company’s customers have areas within their premises that need to be protected. With this in mind, Camlock is now able to offer these customers a keyless push-button digital door lock.
The keyless operation eliminates the expense, hassle and anxiety of lost keys. The mechanism locks automatically using a
sprung latch, making it ideal for doors that are in regular use. A holdback snib, similar to that found on a normal night latch, enables the door to remain unlocked, when required. Being entirely mechanical, there is no wiring involved or batteries that can run down and prevent operation of the door.
Security features include a reinforced backplate and metal latchbolt, providing a good level of
security for interior doors and for the exterior doors of storage sheds, stock rooms, etc. The code can be changed easily, if security is believed to have been compromised. This makes it easy to sustain security following staff departures. Stocked in a
pleasing neutral grey, many other colours are available to order, to blend in with customer's
The lock is unlocked from the outside by correct input of the user code, allowing the handle
to be turned. Inside is an easy to turn handle, permitting personnel to leave the secure area quickly and easily in an emergency. The lock may be fitted to doors hung either right or left
handed and is supplied with a tubular latch, striker, fixings, fitting instructions and templates.
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|Camlock on show at ICE 2007 |
Camlock Systems, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of industrial locks and locking systems to the gaming industry, will exhibit its newest range of products on Stand 3815 at ICE 2007, Earls Court, London, 23-25 January 2007.
Among the latest Camlock products on show will be the new 12-change ‘Camatic’ lock which offers superb pick resistance and combines two Camlock technologies into one product, the proven Camatic combination change system and the award-winning and patented ‘Octagon’ design.
Camatic locks eliminate the need to replace locks when key security is breached due to the loss or theft of keys and minimize the risk of loss through unauthorized duplicate keys being used to open locks. Each keyed alike suite of Octagon Camatic locks is allocated an exclusive key combination, which can also be registered, to the owner or user, adding much greater key security.
A ground-breaking security strap will make a first appearance worldwide. This has been specifically designed to prevent unauthorised access to front opening machines and is much less obtrusive than a conventional security bar through the use of a flexible, industrial-strength cable.
A new cable lock provides a secure alternative to the commonly used ‘jailer’ type key ring but makes it far easier to carry, remove and replace keys. Highly versatile, it helps to prevent unauthorised key duplication and the theft, misuse and loss of keys.
For operators of bulk vending machines, Camlock will launch a new lock that incorporates a quick lock/release function designed to save significant time for busy operators and can be easily retrofitted.
Stephen Farnsworth, Managing Director of Camlock Systems, says: “ATEI and ICE are always important events for us, providing an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our latest products to key buyers and specifiers. The many new products we have on show are the result of our major investment in innovation and our determination to give customers the very best ways to cut losses from theft.”
|Secure key storage with new Cable Lock|
Camlock Systems, one of the World’s leading
designers, manufacturers and suppliers of industrial locks and locking systems,
has introduced a new Cable Lock that helps prevent the theft, misuse and loss of
The cable lock will interest all those who
use keys as an integral part of their job and is also an alternative to the
ubiquitous padlock, wherever a rigid shackle offers insufficient flexibility.
The product is expected to have a particularly strong appeal for vending and
gaming machine operators and all those with responsibility for the security of
premises. The cable lock is a secure alternative to the commonly used ‘jailer’
type key ring but makes it far easier to carry, remove and replace keys. Highly
versatile, it helps to prevent unauthorised key duplication, and can be quickly
locked over a belt or to any fixed fitting for extra security.
A benefit of the new product is that it can
share a key combination with existing suites of Camlock products of the same
type, making one less key to carry round.
The lock is machined from solid brass for
excellent durability and reliability, chrome plated and normally supplied with
two keys. It is available in a choice of Camlock’s conventional 7 pin radial pin
tumbler mechanism or in the ‘Octagon’ 7 pin format. The Octagon version offers
the additional benefits of key registration on keyed-alike suites, patent
protection against unauthorised duplicate keys being cut and over half a million
key differs. The company plans to introduce a ‘Camatic’ changeable combination
version at a later date.
To suit a wide
range of different users, the new cable lock comes with a choice of three cable
lengths: 20cm, 30cm or 46cm. All cables are manufactured from aerospace quality
steel with a tensile strength of 115g and have a stainless steel spring
|Secure locking for caravans and motor homes|
An innovative new
security device launched at the International Caravan &
Motor Home exhibition at the NEC on 17-22 October is using
purpose-designed locking technology from Camlock Systems.
The pull handle door
lock typically fitted to caravans and motor homes can be susceptible to
attack, especially the key barrel on the outside of the door.
Bright is a keen motor home enthusiast and like many others felt
vulnerable when touring or leaving the vehicle unoccupied. He was
reluctant to have extra bolts fitted or to have unsightly bars and locks
permanently fixed to the outside of the vehicle. He wanted a way to
secure the pull handle door lock and make it and the key barrel
inaccessible. The result is the
excellent visual deterrent, it locks onto the existing pull handle and
completely covers it to protect it from attack and vandalism. There is
no drilling, bolting or screwing needed to fit the Shield and it is
easily removed when not required. It can also be transferred to a new
vehicle, leaving the previous vehicle unmodified.
Shield consists of a top quality aluminum alloy casing finished in a
tough gloss white powder coating and is light but very strong. Specially
developed for Brightlock,
the casing is manufactured by Camlock Systems and is equipped with a
high security lock having half a million different key combinations. The
unit is supplied
with three high security keys as standard.
locking insert features a 7 pin radial pin tumbler mechanism made of
brass and hardened steel, to provide a high level of security, and
incorporates Camlock's award-winning and patented "Octagon" mechanism. The
Octagon patent ensures only Camlock Systems can legally produce Octagon
locks and keys.
Key blanks are never issued to third parties, which helps prevent unauthorized
duplicate keys being cut. The design of Octagon locks makes them highly
resistant to picking and manipulation.
addition to operating when the vehicle is unattended, the Brightlock
Shield can also be locked onto the handle before the door is closed for
the night, enabling the door to be locked from the inside. This enables
the user to sleep soundly knowing that the vehicle is secure but in an
emergency the occupants can still exit the vehicle by simply opening the
door in the normal way. Also it is almost impossible to be locked out of
the vehicle by accident when using the Brightlock
Bob Bright, inventor
Shield says: "I wanted the Shield to have a substantially higher level
of locking security than a typical pull handle door lock. Having looked
at locking systems from the major manufacturers, the Octagon lock from
Camlock Systems was the best available.
In the fight against
crime there is much that can be done by caravan and motor home owners to
make their vehicles more secure. The
Shield with its high security Camlock Systems locking system can help at
a very competitive price.
|Casino security enhanced with Camlock|
An innovative new
The need for good security is important for almost every business
and premises these days but those with responsibility for security
in casinos have particularly tough challenges to meet.
First and foremost they must provide and manage a range of really
effective security measures and procedures to guard against theft,
given the very large amounts of money involved in the typical
At the same time, if these measures are too obtrusive or
overt then the attractive and welcoming environment that every casino
aspires to for its customers and staff can be compromised.
The high risk rooms that are out of bounds to customers and some
staff, such as the count room, can be protected by very strong
physical security devices and state-the-art alarm systems. Then, all but the most
well-planned attacks on such rooms by large, highly equipped gangs are extremely difficult
to pull off.
The enduring and alluring appeal among criminals of stealing cash results in thefts on
the gaming floors, despite the use of CCTV systems. A typical occurence is where
thieves posing as customers or staff use an unauthorized duplicate key or a lock pick
to open the locks on a gaming machine. The use of outdated locking systems that are
easy to breach or poor key control procedures can make a casino an easy target for
such crimes. This is where the latest locking technology can help.
One casino operator that has recently upgraded its gaming machine locks to minimize such
risks is Germany's Saarland Spielbank GmbH. Based in SaarbrÃ¼cken, the capital of
Saarland, the German state that borders France in the south and west, Luxembourg in the
west and Rheinland-Pfalz in the north and the east, Saarland Spielbank GmbH operates
nine casinos in all, eight in Germany and one in Switzerland.
At the Spielbank Casino they operate 11 gaming tables and 630 gaming machines
and customers are typically an international clientele comprising mainly affluent younger
business people. Security is tight, consisting of multiple CCTV cameras that keep a
close eye on high risk rooms as well as attempting to capture any cheating or
stealing by either players or employees. Additional security protection is also
provided by a variety of state-of-the-art electronic systems as well as by
plain clothes security guards who circulate among the customers. To protect the
gaming machines against theft, the locks that were previously fitted have been
replaced with ones from Camlock Systems.
Herr Sieglin, the Chef de Tresorerie of Saarland Spielbank GmbH , says:
"I can only express huge praise to Camlock Systems. We had been thinking about
improving our gaming machine locks and key security for some time and came across the
company and its products at an exhibition. We had looked at other manufacturers
products but came back to Camlock as they were simply the best available. We tested
their locks thoroughly to make sure they were suited to our requirements and they passed these tests with flying colours.
The new locks were easy to retrofit and have proved highly versatile for us with the
added advantage that we now have both left and right turn key movements available.
Also, it is now very easy to change the key combinations if a key should be stolen or
go missing. By not having to replace all the locks when security is compromised, the
savings in time and money have been enormous. We are only sorry this system was not
brought to our attention sooner. We have always been most satisfied with Camlock and
will be working with the company in the future."
Martin McCaffrey, Technical Director of Camlock Systems, adds: "The 'Camatic' locking
system has been specially designed for use in the gaming industry where it
minimizes the risk of loss through unauthorized duplicate keys being used to
open locks. Camatic locks combine several technologies into one product including an
eight pin or twelve pin radial pin tumbler mechanism, the proven Camatic combination
change system and the award-winning and patented 'Octagon' design. Only patented locks
and keys can prevent unauthorized duplicate keys being cut or blanks being made.
Also, the patents enable us to regulate the issue of keys very
strictly, ensuring that registered keys are only ever issued to the relevant customer.
The re-programmable mechanism eliminates the need to replace locks if key security
is breached due to the loss or theft of keys. It also offers superb pick resistance.
Each suite of locks and keys is built to a unique combination and allocated exclusively
to one user. This customer alone may then purchase further quantities
of locks or keys as part of that suite, and then only by way of a written order.
When combined with good key management by the customer, this combination of
exclusivity, registration and control eliminates as
far as possible the risk of gaming machine theft due to the use of unauthorized keys."
|New security strap for amusement machines|
A tremendous advance over conventional security bars, Camlock's new flexible cable strap lock protects the top front-opening door on a gaming machine cabinet and provides increased levels of flexibility, security and convenience.
Currently, most security straps consist of a rigid metal bar bolted to the bottom portion of a gaming machine cabinet and secured by a padlock. As every operator will acknowledge, gaming should be all about fun and entertainment and Camlock's flexible cable strap lock is far less obtrusive and unsightly than traditional security bars.
Specially developed for use by gaming operators, the cable strap lock has an industrial strength heavy-duty cable with carbon steel terminals for maximum resistance to attack. The steel cable is a 7 x 19 multi-strand type, with an impressive minimum breaking force of 2.5 tonnes, and has a PVC coating to protect the machine cabinet.
Designed to prevent attacks on the top front-opening door of the cabinet, one end of the cable is bolted to the side of the cabinet, the other passes relatively inconspicuously across the front-opening door and snaps into the lock on the opposite side.
The lock housing accepts adapted versions of many of the wide range of insert locks produced by Camlock Systems. This allows the operator to choose the appropriate level of security for a particular location and to change the lock if, for example, the machine is to be moved to a different region. Many of the insert locks available can be configured to be compatible with other Camlock products used by the customer, such as the existing locks on machine doors, allowing all the locks to be operated by one key.
Where there is a significant risk of a machine being physically removed by thieves, in addition to attacks on the top front-opening door, a wall-anchored version will be available later in 2006. This has a detachable cable that can be passed through wall-mounted anchor points or around any suitably strong fixture. Both ends of the cable lock into the housing.
Easily retrofitted to the majority of gaming machines and other applications, the new cable strap lock is secured by four recessed high tensile steel mounting bolts, has a robust zinc alloy die-cast lock housing and two steel internal reinforcing plates.
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|More great new products|
Camlock Systems is now able to offer customers over 2,000 additional items, following the acquisition of Keyosk Products. The new products supplement the comprehensive range of locks and locking systems that the company is widely known for.
The new ranges include many key accessories such as retracting key rings, key tags and split rings, as well as leading brands of padlocks, key cabinets, safes, cash boxes, door chains, window locks, lockable post boxes and many other security products. The full array can be seen on the web-site www.keyosk.co.uk.
Managing Director of Camlock Systems, Stephen Farnsworth, says:
"The Keyosk product range compliments our core products by offering customers the benefits of a range of accessories and supporting security items at very competitive prices".
|Camlock exhibits latest products at ATEI 2006|
Camlock Systems, one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of industrial locks and locking systems to the gaming industry, will exhibit its newest range of products on Stand 1218 at ATEI 2006, Earls Court, London, 24-26 January 2006.
Among the latest Camlock products on show will be the new 12-change 'Camatic' lock which offers superb pick resistance and combines two Camlock technologies into one product, the proven Camatic combination change system and the award-winning and patented 'Octagon' design.
Camatic locks eliminate the need to replace locks when key security is breached due to the loss or theft of keys and minimize the risk of loss through unauthorized duplicate keys being used to open locks. Each keyed alike suite of Octagon Camatic locks is allocated an exclusive key combination which can also be registered to the owner or user, adding much greater key security.
A ground-breaking security strap will make a first appearance worldwide. This has been specifically designed to prevent unauthorised access to front opening machines and is much less obtrusive than a conventional security bar through the use of a flexible, industrial-strength cable.
A new cable lock provides a secure alternative to the commonly used 'jailer' type key ring but makes it far easier to carry, remove and replace keys. Highly versatile, it helps to prevent unauthorised key duplication and the theft, misuse and loss of keys.
For operators of bulk vending machines, Camlock will launch a new lock that incorporates a quick lock/release function designed to save significant time for busy operators and can be easily retro-fitted.
Stephen Farnsworth, Managing Director of Camlock Systems, says: "ATEI is always an important event for us, providing an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our latest products to key buyers and specifiers. The many new products we have on show are the result of our major investment in innovation and our determination to give customers the very best ways to cut losses from theft."
|Camlock and Nexus lock out laptop theft|
According to the latest figures available from the British Retail Consortium, based on data from the 11th Annual Retail Crime Survey, shoplifting costs the retail sector a massive £600 million each year.
Few products on sale can be a more tempting target than one of the latest laptop or notebook computers, which can be worth £1,500 plus and attract the unwelcome attention of opportunist criminals.
To combat such crime, Oldham based Nexus Computers has developed an innovative locking solution that consists of an adjustable steel bracket manufactured from 5mm thick steel. To make the units even more secure, Nexus Computers called in security lock specialists Camlock Systems to supply the bracket locking mechanism, specifying Camlock’s high-performance Octagon locking system.
Fully adjustable to accept any size of laptop or notebook computer, even the latest wide screen models, the new Nexus laptop security bracket is attractively finished in a silver colour scheme and fastens to the in-store shelving display using two dome headed coach bolts. These are secured using a special tool, which makes it virtually impossible for a thief to un-bolt the bracket from the display.
Peter Radcliff, Managing Director of Nexus Computers, says: “To provide a higher level of protection against theft and to prevent accidental damage through dropping, we’ve developed our Nexus laptop/notebook bracket specifically to fit onto retailers in-store shelving displays.
It locks the laptop to the shelf but still allows the customer to see all the features of the product and try out the computer. Where the bracket makes contact with the computer, rubber strips are fitted to prevent damage and the arms can also be positioned to prevent access to USB ports. When a laptop needs to be replaced by another model or is sold to a customer, a key is used to quickly release the bracket and the whole process from releasing a secured model to fitting a new computer takes just seconds.”
“A further consideration was that being in a retail environment, key control is vital and to add in an additional level of security protection we wanted a key that could not be obtained on the open market or cut or copied by any key cutters. To achieve this we specified the Octagon 7 pin RPT lock from Camlock as one of its many unique security features is a patented, octagonal shaped key which overcomes the problem of thieves using duplicate keys which can be easily obtained from High Street outlets.”
The Security Manager of a major PC retail chain comments: “We were looking for additional security to help protect our in-store computer displays against theft. These are high value items and we wanted to take a lead as far as the retail sector was concerned with providing increased levels of protection whilst ensuring good accessibility for our customers. What we had in mind was something very robust, which would complement our existing security devices for a set period prior to becoming the main in-store anti-theft protection device.”
“The new Nexus security bracket does this job admirably and the secure key control provided by its Camlock Octagon lock makes it doubly secure.”
Stephen Farnsworth, Managing Director of Camlock Systems, says: “We have amassed a great deal of experience in providing special locking systems for many of the UK’s leading retail outlets. The breadth of our product range means that we are able to offer a wide variety of locks to fit a diverse range of cabinets and merchandising units and by specifying our patented Octagon products, our customers have the added assurance that registered keys will only be issued to authorised users.”
|Camlock Systems helps Milenco’s Mega wheel-clamp to protect against caravan theft|
Caravan theft is big business in the UK costing some £72 million annually and to help caravan owners protect their property and fight back against theft, the new Milenco Mega wheel-clamp has been designed to be the strongest and most attack resistant security product ever made for caravans.
For over twelve years, Milenco, Europe's leading manufacturer of caravan security products, has continuously monitored caravan theft and the techniques used to overcome every type of security product. The design of the Mega wheel-clamp is based upon countermeasures developed by Milenco during this time to resist every type of attack method used during the theft of many thousands of caravans. Milenco also used reformed thieves in this development process.
The wheel-clamp weighs under 30kg, and has many design innovations. One of these is that the arms of the wheel-clamp use steel with concrete inside. The concrete mix was specially developed for this application using a complex combination of hard materials. This design combination gives unbeatable performance against hydraulic cutting, oxyacetylene burning, plasma and tungsten carbide cutting equipment.
The Mega wheel-clamp has instantly gained Sold Secure Gold (the highest standard available), however the wheel-clamp can not be compared with other gold approved products as it far exceeds the standard in every area tested.
Sold Secure is administered by the Master Locksmiths Association with the help and backing of the Home Office and operates from purpose built laboratories in Daventry. Manufacturers and suppliers can apply to have their products tested by Sold Secure. A team of professional locksmiths with up to date knowledge of modern theft methods including the latest picking tools then assess products for the risks they are likely to encounter when in use.
To ensure the locks used in the new Mega wheel-clamp are as secure as possible, Milenco specified products from Camlock Systems; one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of industrial locks and locking systems.
Nigel Millbank, Milenco CEO, said: “We selected Camlock because of their expertise, reliability and their ability to supply to a demanding schedule. We wanted to use purpose designed high security locks and chose the award winning Camlock Series T8, a patented design featuring a unique 10-pin ‘Octagon’ radial pin tumbler mechanism along with a hardened steel construction. The lock has a hardened steel body and core, making it both drill and cutter resistant, and provides double protection against punch attacks.”
Stephen Farnsworth, Managing Director of Camlock Systems, says: “We were approached by Nigel to provide a competitively priced no-compromise high security lock and our new T8 was an obvious candidate. It is a testament to the design of the new wheel-clamp and the integrity of the lock that these have resulted in an instant Gold rating from Sold Secure.”
|Camlock and Comproom foil computer thieves|
IT theft is a major concern for
computer users across the country and nowhere is this more keenly
felt than in the many schools and colleges targeted by such thieves.
Criminals know there are rich pickings
to be had in many such computer departments and stolen IT equipment
is a commodity that is easily sold on through the internet, local
newspapers, car boot sales and via no questions asked second hand
But one company has come up with an
answer to prevent such thefts. Sidcup based Comproom Limited has
developed the Legsafe®, a specialist computer security solution
that both stores and secures a computer base unit underneath the work
unit, freeing up space on the surface.
“Proof we’d got our choice of
security just right” says Comproom owner Tim Peters, “was when a
school in Nottinghamshire using our Legsafes® was broken into. No
amateurs, the thieves cut through metal gates, neutralised the alarm
system and removed a complete double glazing unit to gain access to
the school’s computer room. But having done all that the thieves
left the room empty handed thanks to Comproom’s security devices
and Camlock’s locks, as they could neither remove the computers
from the Legsafes® nor release the whole units from the floor –
saving the school not only the effort of replacing computer hardware
but also all the re-installation of software and the possible loss of
Comproom’s new Cluster furniture
consists of a central island unit, which houses three PC’s
protected by their anti-burglar proven Legsafe® security
mechanism with either 15” or 17” TFT flat screen monitors secured
to the unit. The Legsafe® is fastened to the floor of the
classroom making unauthorized movement impossible. The unit also
features built-in cable management keeping the vast majority of
cabling out of sight, making it neat and tidy, and the whole thing
runs safely from one 13 Amp plug. Three work tables can be used
beside the unit or moved away as required quickly and safely without
lifting. To make the units even more secure, Comproom called in
security lock specialists Camlock Systems to supply the locking
mechanisms, specifying Camlock’s high-performance Octagon locks.
Tim Peters, adds: “Being used in a
school or college environment, key control was a vital concern and we
wanted a key body that could not be obtained on the open market or
cut or copied by any key cutters. To achieve this we specified the
Octagon lock from Camlock as one of its many security features is a
patented, octagonal shaped key which overcomes the problem of thieves
using duplicate keys which are easily obtained from High Street
Stephen Farnsworth, Managing Director
of Camlock Systems, said: “We worked closely with Comproom on this
project to provide them with a customised lock that was designed to
suit this particular application, helping them streamline their
manufacturing operation. Our Octagon lock features a patented
mechanism and provides greatly enhanced protection against the use of
unauthorized duplicate keys, the misuse of authorised keys and lock
picks, which are now easily available to anyone via the Internet. Key
blanks for the Octagon are never issued; keys can be registered to
the customer and are then only ever made available by Camlock to
|Tim wins promotion at Camlock Systems|
Systems has strengthened its technical field based team with the
promotion of Tim Parsons to the position of Southern Area Sales
Demand for Camlock products is continuing to grow rapidly and
Tim’s role will be to assist customers in evaluating their
security requirements, then devising solutions from the company’s
extensive specialist range of industrial locks and locking systems.
Tim, who will manage the London and South East, South West, South
Wales, Birmingham and East Anglia territories, brings a proven
track record to his new position gained from several years as a member
of the internal customer service team at Camlock Systems head office.
Tony Dent, Sales Director of Camlock Systems, said: “We are
very pleased to congratulate Tim on his promotion to the technical
field sales team where his experience will prove a great asset. His key
role will be to develop and build on demand from a wide range of
specifiers, design engineers and end users, providing customers with
professional advice and support for our wide range of industrial locks
and locking systems.”
|Top lock designer joins Camlock Systems|
Trevor Perks, who is highly regarded throughout the lock industry, has joined Camlock Systems Limited as Product Development Manager. Trevor is joining Camlock Systems at a time when it is expanding appreciably and he will be contributing to the company’s substantial new product development programme and to its expansion into new markets in the UK and overseas.
Trevor has extensive experience in the design and development of locking systems. He is best known for his skills in delivering innovative and practical solutions, meeting customers’ needs and forging effective working relationships with them.
After qualifying in Production Engineering, Trevor trained with lock manufacturers Josiah Parkes & Sons, where he was appointed a Tool Design Engineer. He joined Lowe & Fletcher in 1991 as Technical & Product Development Manager with responsibility for product development. Two of the new products he developed during his 13 years at that company are patented in his name.
Ray Carroll, Chairman of Camlock Systems, says:
“Trevor brings not only a wealth of experience in technical research and development but also an admirable talent for working hands-on with customers to identify individual requirements and provide excellent, cost-effective solutions. As well as enhancing the service we provide to our existing customers, I hope others wanting sound advice will call and ask for help with their particular locking needs, whatever these may be.”
|From The Fryer To The Fuel Tank|
It’s worth keeping that used cooking oil under lock and key
If you think that used
cooking oil reeking of chips and burgers and stored in a corner of the local
fast food outlet is nothing but a smelly by-product just awaiting disposal –
think again. It could just play a part in helping to save the planet.
In fact it can be used as
a major component in the manufacture of biodiesel, a clean burning
alternative fuel produced from natural domestic renewable resources –
including waste cooking oil.
Using biodiesel in our
vehicles can help protect the ozone layer by reducing damaging carbon
emissions, which makes it a whole lot friendlier to the environment than
‘traditional’ petroleum diesel.
Environment apart, there
are other compelling reasons why the catering industry should view – and
store – the spent oil with proper respect.
For a start it’s used in
the manufacture of animal feed, and the memory of BSE and foot and mouth
means the oil is a highly controlled substance subject to some strict EU
It’s also lethal when it
escapes into drains from leaking containers, causing major blockages that
cost a lot of money to clear. And vermin is partial to it, too.
used for storing the spent oil are invariably messy, hazardous and
unsightly, but Southampton-based Ri Manufacturing have come up with an
answer – safe, secure, dry and robust storage cabinets which meet all the
regulations, are easily cleaned and reduce the frequency of expensive
To make the cabinet even
more secure, Ri called in security lock specialists Camlock Systems to
supply the locking mechanisms, specifying Camlock’s high-performance locking
Said Ri director Andrew Knight: “It’s unlikely that anyone would want to
steal the oil despite its increasing value as a fuel component, but making
the cabinet lockable ensures that it meets best practice recommendations
which specify secure and safe storage.”
|The ‘All Seeing Eye’ Protects Rail Passengers|
It’s not just the UK’s towns and cities that are using the 'all seeing
eye' of the security camera to help reduce levels of crime. Train operators
are also fitting CCTV systems in carriages to combat the growing menace of
assaults and vandalism on trains.
British Transport Police have reported that crime on Britain’s railways
was up 5.6 percent overall last year. Robberies using violence, or the
threat of violence, rose 26 percent and there were over 15,000 reported
cases of vandalism.
A safety report from the Rail Safety Standards Board has revealed that a
major part of the problem is fed-up passengers taking their frustrations out
on rail staff. The report showed there was a 24 percent increase in assaults
on rail staff in 2002-03.
One train operator taking steps to overcome the problem is Chiltern
Railways, which runs express services out of London Marylebone station. To
help protect passengers and staff, and reduce vandalism, all Turbostar
passenger cars being built for the company by Bombardier Transportation, a
global leader in the rail equipment, manufacturing and servicing industry,
are being fitted with independent CCTV systems.
But even these security systems are not immune to being stolen or
vandalised and themselves have to be protected from criminals. Bombardier’s
answer has been to choose a locking system devised by lock security
specialists Camlock Systems whose products already feature on CCTV systems
Chiltern Railways MD Steve Murphy said: “Safety of our passengers and
staff, and protection of our assets, are critical issues for Chiltern
Railways. It is clearly important that our security systems are reliable, so
we welcomed the opportunity to work with Camlock and fit a device to protect
the integrity of CCTV footage recorded on our trains”.
Camlock’s Octagon lock effectively prevents vandals from damaging or
stealing CCTV camera’s recording equipment and other components, ensuring
the continual monitoring of carriages for any incident that might affect the
safety or security of passengers or staff.
One of the award winning Octagon’s many security features is a patented,
octagonal shaped key which overcomes the problem of thieves using duplicate
keys obtained easily from High Street outlets.
|Camlock post record sales at ATEI in London|
Camlock Systems, an industry-leading innovative designer and manufacturer
of locks and locking systems, has reported that enquiries and orders taken
over the three days of the show smashed all previous records.
Director Stephen Farnsworth said: “The company’s award winning Octagon lock
range accounted for an unprecedented 91.5 per cent of total sales achieved at
the show, reflecting the heightened demands of today’s security conscious specifiers”.
“With just two orders placed at the show accounting for nearly 100,000
Euros in value, 2004 will be a tough show to beat.”
The company is no stranger to the international market and the record
number of overseas visitor enquiries and orders was no doubt aided by its
multi-lingual skills. Between them, the members of the Camlock team are able
to converse in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian,
Arabic and Yiddish plus, of course, English.
|The Padlock Gets A Makeover|
may look old fashioned in the age of high-tec electronic locking systems but
the humble padlock is still the chosen first line of defence in many
situations where unauthorised entry is forbidden.
Camlock Systems, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and
suppliers of locking systems, say there is still a big demand for padlocks and
are planning to add a number of newly developed and updated products to their
The first to come on stream is the Series 1740 MkIV padlock fitted with a
reprogrammable ‘eight locks in one’ Octagon Radial Pin Tumbler mechanism
providing maximum protection against the unauthorised duplication of keys.
The Series 1740 has a brass corrosion resistant body, a stainless steel
shackle and double ball bearing locking. Key retention is a feature as is the
availability of key registration with suited padlocks.
The Camatic reprogramming system means that if a key be lost or stolen, the
user can change the key to another of the eight combinations by the simple use
of a change key. The award winning Octagon mechanism also ensures the lock is
highly resistant to picking.
Ideally suited to applications where key control is of paramount
importance, the patented and design registered Octagon system has a unique key
section and, importantly, no key blanks are made available to third parties.
Any attempt to engineer a compatible key would leave the perpetrator open to
|Bybox Deliveries Secured By Camlock|
delivery solutions specialist ByBox is using Octagon locks from Camlock
Systems to secure field support boxes on over 500 sites, mainly petrol
stations, from Inverness to Truro.
Designed to increase the efficiency and convenience of the supply chain,
the ByBox system is widely used by companies, typically those in the IT and
medical sectors, to support operatives in the field by making sure deliveries
are made quickly and securely.
Security of the boxes’ contents is a prime requirement, and ByBox uses a
master keyed version of Camlock Systems’ award winning Octagon lock designed
specifically to overcome problems of key duplication. It has a unique
octagonal key shape for which no keyblanks are available. Replacement keys are
obtainable only from Camlock Systems with proper accreditation.
In operation, ByBox collects in bulk from a customer’s warehouse and
separates the items into the number required for each location. The quantity
needed is then delivered to each specified site and locked into a
customer-dedicated box until it is convenient for the field operative to
collect the items.
The Octagon lock is just one of an extensive product range available from
Camlock Systems, one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and
suppliers of locks and locking systems.
|Camlock Systems takes control|
of its operations in the USA
Since 1st January 2004, a new company, Camlock Systems Inc., has control of
all operations in the United States for Camlock Systems. Previously,
Kaba High Security distributed Camlock’s products.
The new business has retained the team that dealt with customers at Kaba
and the team’s immediate objective is to ensure customers do not encounter any
disruption from the transfer. The five service centres located across
North America will continue to help customers receive the fastest possible
service and delivery of their products. Camlock Systems Inc. is under
the direction of General Manager Dale N. Padjen who has been the driving force
behind the growth of Camlock’s security solutions in the USA since 1991.
Camlock Systems has subsidiaries strategically located throughout the
world. Like each of these companies, Camlock Systems, Inc. will enjoy
the close support of the corporate headquarters located in Eastbourne.
In North America, Camlock’s security locking systems are recognized and
chosen more and more by discerning buyers and engineers from vending
companies, amusement operators and original equipment manufacturers.
When Camlock Systems Inc. is unable to meet a customer’s precise requirements
from its comprehensive product range, their experts can design and manufacture
a bespoke solution.
Camlock Systems’ Chairman Ray Carroll says:
“This change will enable us provide our American customers with new
products and developments which represent the best of class in the global
We believe there is a rapidly increasing demand for security products in
the USA and this change means we can move into a higher gear to respond to
this. Although many exciting changes are planned, customers can be sure
that there will be no change in the high level of personal service they
|Camlock Protection for the ‘All Seeing Eye’|
Throughout the length and breadth of the UK, towns
and cities are using the ‘all seeing eye’ of the security camera to
help reduce levels of urban crime. Over the past few years thousands
of CCTV towers have been installed to keep 24 hour-a-day
surveillance against vandalism or more organised crime.
However, the towers are not immune to attempts to
interfere with their operation, in particular the electronic control
equipment that, because access is required for maintenance, is
positioned at the bottom of the tower.
Altron Communications, a leading manufacturer of
CCTV towers, protect their control equipment from unauthorised
interference by fitting as standard V-Series locks from security
specialists Camlock Systems.
The V-series is a high performance, high
specification product of advanced design that is resistant to pick,
twist, pull, punch, drill, superglue and chewing gum attack – as
well as to the more insidious breaches of security such as the
unauthorised duplication of keys. With over 4.75 million key
variations users can be assured there will never be a duplicate key.
The lock meets the requirements of both the OEM and
end user for a cost-effective, high security lock which will help
ensure that the security of not just CCTV towers, but also the many
types of on-street equipment enclosures to which it can be fitted.
|Spares Supplier Changes to Camlock|
Locks from Camlock Systems extensive range can now
be ordered from the catalogue of Coinection Sales, a leading
supplier of replacement parts for amusement machines to clubs, pubs
and arcades throughout the UK.
Widely used throughout the industry, the catalogue
enables amusement machine operators to order over 2000 different
lines, including camlocks, switchlocks and pushlocks. Rapid delivery
of parts ensures machine downtime is kept to a minimum.
Said Coinection director Andrew Barber: “We are very
pleased to be able to offer our customers a range of Camlock Systems
locking products. We know we will be supplying high quality locks
from a company with a long history of providing security solutions
to the amusement industry”.
A leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of
locking devices to a range of industries worldwide, Eastbourne-based
Camlock’s portfolio covers low to high security cam, switch and
special purpose locks, as well as padlocks and transit safes.
|Octagon Leads Fight|
Against Unauthorized Key Copyin
Industrial lock specialists Camlock Systems have
been granted a coveted UK patent for their award-winning Octagon
The company says the patent represents a significant
development in the search for more secure locking systems in the
industrial security field.
The mechanism, developed by Camlock’s technicians at
the company’s Eastbourne headquarters, features a unique
Octagon-shaped key section.
Hundreds of thousands of conventional RPT (Radial
Pin Tumbler) locks are fitted to equipment and enclosures every
year, to secure cash, valuables and sensitive equipment. However,
they can be prone to unauthorized access because of the ease with
which duplicate keys can be obtained, even from High Street outlets,
using blanks that are readily available.
Camlock’s Octagon system, which was awarded
Millennium Product status in a Design Council scheme to celebrate
the best of British creativity and innovation, was specifically
designed to overcome the problem of unauthorized key duplication.
Said Camlock Sales Director Stephen Farnsworth: “The
award of a UK patent represents significant innovation in RPT
locking technology and is a big step forward for lock security. It
means that many existing RPT locks could now be considered
redundant, when compared with the increased key security provided by
“The Octagon uses a tried and proven mechanism but, despite the undeniable
benefits afforded by design and patent protection, there is very little price
difference between it and a standard RPT
“Customers currently specifying regular RPT locks
for applications where cash or valuables need to be secured now have
the option of obtaining the benefits of a patented system for the
extra peace of mind it brings.”
The Octagon System is already proving very popular
with both Original Equipment Manufacturers and End Users, with the
range expanding rapidly to meet the growing number and diversity of
Other international patents in addition to Design
Registration in European countries protect the Octagon.
|Shopfitting Locks from Camlock|
lock specialists Camlock Systems have added System 22 to their
extensive portfolio of locking devices.
Developed specifically for use by the retail sector where security
is an increasingly important consideration, System 22 is already being
fitted by a major High Street retailer to an extensive range of new
and existing furniture including display cabinets, counter cache
units, counter cases, sliding door cabinets and glass tower cabinets.
Suitable for use on almost all point-of-sale equipment, System 22
features Camlock Systems award winning Octagon mechanism with its
unique octagon shaped key. When used in conjunction with the company’s
key registration facility, Octagon virtually eliminates the
possibility of unauthorised key duplication. The inconvenience of
holding many different keys is also reduced.
System 22 is available in reprogrammable, keyed alike and keyed to
differ configurations and can be suited to customers’ specific
All products in the System 22 range are of the very highest quality
and hand assembled to order at the company’s facilities in the UK.
|Introducing Black Nickel|
stylish black nickel finished version of the popular 8839 model is the
latest enhancement to our extensive range of pop-out T-handles.
Pictured alongside its chrome counterpart, the 8839 is specifically
designed to be used on cabinets where internal space for installation
is minimal but where the ability to provide a number of security
levels through a wide range of locking inserts is an important factor.
The chrome handle is shown fitted with a V-Series insert which has
a distinctive flat fascia designed to prevent the ingress, either
accidentally or deliberately, of foreign bodies such as superglue or
The Bullet insert in the black nickel handle has been developed to
repel all known means of physical attack. To further enhance its
capability it is fitted with a 10 pin version of our renowned Octagon
mechanism which, via patent and design registration, protects users
against unauthorised key duplication. Although added to our extensive
range only recently the Bullet, with its spherical profile hardened
steel body and double-pinned construction, is already being used in a
wide variety of applications both in the USA and Europe.
The V-Series and Bullet are both NAMA compliant.
|Sales Executive Appointed|
locking system manufacturers Camlock Systems have appointed Alan
Davidson (40) an Area Sales Executive covering the South of
Alan, who lives in Worcester, has been in technical sales for many
years and prior to joining Camlock Systems was handling products which
entailed working closely with construction companies, as well as
architects and surveyors.
Camlock Systems are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier
of locks and locking systems to a wide range of industries worldwide.
|New ‘Bullet’ Insert Lock From Camlock|
Systems are using their award winning Octagon mechanism in the newly
introduced ‘Bullet’ insert lock.
The Bullet is specifically intended for applications where
providing a high level of protection against theft, or the operation
of potentially dangerous equipment by unauthorised persons is a prime
Typical applications are in vehicle anti-theft devices, retractable
parking posts, a wide range of enclosures and most of the popular
pop-out handles found on vending and change machines.
ncorporating an Octagon 10 pin RPT (Radial Pin Tumbler) mechanism
with in excess of 5 million key variations, the Bullet has a number of
features designed to ensure that security is not compromised.
It has a hardened steel body and core with a spherical profile –
from where it takes its name – to prevent drilling. It is rear loaded
to prevent pulling uses a double pinned construction to prevent
punching, and is available in keyed alike, keyed to differ or master
Camlock sales director Stephen Farnsworth said: “The Bullet should
be the first choice for anyone needing an insert lock where resistance
to physical attack is of paramount importance”
|Sales Appointments At Camlock Systems|
Industrial lock manufacturer and supplier
Camlock Systems has enhanced its UK and European sales operations with
the appointments of Tony Dent .
Tony Dent (48) has extensive sales
management and lock sales experience. He has joined Camlock after more
than 10 years with lock company Lowe & Fletcher where, as sales
director, he influenced product development and helped develop sales
into mainland Europe. Tony will operate from the company’s head office
Camlock Systems sales director Stephen
Farnsworth said: “This new appointment reflects the company’s
commitment to further expand its growing level of sales in both the UK
|Stop Amusement Machine Fraud With Octagon|
It is estimated that amusement machine
owners and operators are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds a year
through the criminal use of refill keys says a leading security
Stephen Farnsworth, sales director of
security specialists Camlock Systems said reports from North Yorkshire
that pubs are losing up to £25,000 a year because refill keys – known
throughout the amusement industry as the 87000 - are so easy to
duplicate or obtain is an indication of just how much this particular
fraud is costing the amusement industry.
“It’s easy to understand how the UK’s
amusement machine operators are probably losing hundreds of thousands
of pounds annually when keys can be purchased on-line over the
internet, or by responding to a ‘Know if it’ll pay, before you play!
advertisement in a well-known men’s magazine. Just two of the methods
by which refill keys can be purchases by anybody prepared to send the
“But there is a simple solution to the
problem. All that machine owners or operators have to do is retrofit
their machines with locks that have a high degree of key security”.
An example of a lock that achieves the
necessary level of key security and can simply be fitted in place of
an 87000 is the Octagon switchlock.
Developed by Camlock technicians to
overcome the problem of unauthorised key duplication the Octagon,
which was awarded Millennium Product status by the Design Council, is
a radial pin tumbler camlock with a unique octagonal key.
The Octagon has the additional advantage
that it can be keyed alike, thereby enabling amusement machine
operators to suit the lock with Octagon products already fitted.
Stephen Farnsworth said: “Why let
criminals get away with hard-earned profits when the answer to the
problem is simply to retrofit a new switchlock. It is a case of where
spending a few pounds can save thousands.”
|Workshop Storage System Made Secure|
The Dura Raceline range of modular tool
and storage cabinets are being supplied fitted with Camlock Systems
Octagon locks fitted as standard.
Used by companies such as Ferrari UK,
Corus, Lexus Cars and Lola International, the cabinets are designed to
provide secure, durable and attractive storage space, at the same time
withstanding the tough workshop and garage environment.
Dura’s founder, industrial designer
Dominic Wishlade, said: “We chose the Octagon because its high level
of key security helps protect the expensive and often very
specialised tools and equipment used by mechanics in the course of
their day-to-day work.”
Developed by industrial lock specialists
Camlock Systems specifically to overcome the potential problem of
unauthorised key duplication, the award winning Octagon is radial pin
tumbler camlock with a unique octagonal key shape.
It is available in reprogrammable, keyed
alike and keyed to differ configurations and can be suited to other
Octagon products already being used by a customer.
|Locking The Cash Away The Camlock Way|
The counter cache protection system manufactured by leading retail
security specialists Volumatic is now available fitted with the
Octagon reprogrammable locking system developed by Camlock Systems.
The Volumatic counter cache system offers tamperproof storage for
bank notes at the point of sale. Money is stored out of reach and
sight thereby making the till a less attractive target for both
thieves and staff. The need for frequent cash collections is also
Camlock Systems ‘8 locks in 1’ Octagon maintains the integrity of
the counter cache system by virtually eliminating the possibility of
unauthorised key duplication.
Located unobtrusively under the till, the unit is able to be slid
out to be emptied and then pushed back into position under the counter
where it is automatically re-secured.
Camlock Systems sales director Stephen Farnsworth said: “We are
pleased that Volumatic, latest addition to a rapidly growing number of
Octagon users, have chosen to make the lock available on their counter
Awarded Millennium Product status by the Design Council, the
Octagon is a radial pin tumbler camlock with a unique octagonal key
section. In addition to being reprogrammable, it is available in keyed
alike and keyed to differ configurations and can be suited to
customers specific requirements.