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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th May 2017 Issue no. 363

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors meets the latest LPS 1175 standards

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has successfully re-tested its products to Loss Prevention Standards (LPS) 1175: Issue 7, greatly increasing the scope of certification for its security door range.
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The cloud security market size is expected to grow to USD 12.73 billion by 2022

The cloud security market size is expected to grow from USD 4.09 billion in 2017 to USD 12.73 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.5%. The cloud security market is driven by factors, such as increased adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IoT0 trends, rise in adoption of cloud-based security solutions, increasing demand for cloud computing & increasing government initiatives, and emergence of smart cities. However, stringent government rules & regulations, risk of information loss, and lack of trust on cloud service providers may restrict the cloud security market's growth.
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Number of burglaries in Germany slightly falling

In the last ten years, the number of burglaries in Germany has steadily increased. According to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the figures for 2016 have fallen by 9.5%, compared to the previous year. However, the risk of burglary in one's own home should not be underestimated.
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New lock brings codeless functionality to the KitLock range

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The new KL1050 can replace virtually any existing cam lock, providing codeless access capabilities to lockers, cabinets and enclosures
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Security guards to protect Dutch ATMs from explosion thefts

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A bank in the Netherlands is employing security guards to protect its ATMs from being blown up by thieves.

Rabobank said it was taking the measure to protect the buildings above the cashpoints, many of which are apartment blocks that house people.
Last year 79 ATMs were blown up in the Netherlands, and criminals around the world have turned to forcing ATMs open with explosives and sometimes vehicles.

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Securitron available with lifetime guarantee from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions

Leading brand Securitron, well known for its portfolio of electromagnetic locking solutions, is now available from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, with an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.
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MEPs call for EU rules on private security companies

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct, while staying away from tasks usually reserved for the military said committee MEPs on Tuesday.
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Paris to auction off 'love locks' and give proceeds to migrant charities

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Paris aficionados will get the chance to buy into the world's most romantic city when the French capital sells off the "love locks" that have adorned its bridges before officials clamped down on the amorous practice.

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New Net2 entry touch panel from Paxton

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The advanced functionality and simple operation of the new touch panel means installers can now offer their customers a premium security option as part of the Net2 Entry range.
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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald installs Assa Abloy hospitality locking solutions

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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, installed Assa Abloy Hospitality's VingCard classic RFID door locks and Visionline locking solution.
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New Allegion website makes product specification and selection easy

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Global pioneer in door hardware and access control solutions, Allegion, is inviting people to visit its new Middle East & Africa website that presents its most trusted security and safety solutions.
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This Week's News

Yale's smart solution secures National Technology Award

* Conexis.jpgYale UK has won Consumer Product of the Year for its Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock at the National Technology Awards. Beating off stiff competition from Parcelly, The Bank of Ireland and Boosty, it was Yale's Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock that triumphed.

Over 400 guests attended the inaugural event held at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair on 17th May 2017.
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BSIA to co-host thought provoking webinar on tackling vehicular terrorism

* BSIA-barrier.jpgOn Thursday 1st June 2017 at 15:00 BST (10:00 EST), the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will be co-hosting a webinar with the United States' Security Industry Association (SIA).

Titled 'Stopping vehicular attacks: how we can protect against the latest terror weapon', the webinar will explore the role of the security industry in tackling the increasing threat of vehicular attacks.
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National Fraud Intelligence Bureau issues an alert

Following the Ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use.
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GJD wins prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017

GJD, one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination, is delighted and proud to share news with you, that we have been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the UK's highest accolade for international business success.

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation for GJD to be honoured with this award owing to the company's significant growth and success in export trade over the past six years.
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Customers take opportunity to see ABUS production first-hand

* Abus-visit.jpgThe start of April saw the start of several ABUS customer visits planned to strengthen and build understanding of what makes ABUS cylinder production so special.

ABUS have always sold its cylinder systems by endorsing the USPs that make ABUS cylinder suites special: Unrivalled patent lengths endorsed by trademark protection, curved key profiles, a unique 13mm wide cylinder housing, coupled to a modular system, which can be integrated across the ABUS 83 padlock range, all combine to give lock specialists a choice of product that is firstly highly secure, and from the distributors' point of view, offer a profitable and convenient solution to commercial security.
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Thefts from vans on the rise

The focus in recent years has been so much on ensuring we're not bringing anything into the country which (or who) shouldn't be here, that it appears we've lost focus on the awareness that others might want to take stuff out!

Van thefts Vehicle leasing specialist Arval has timely advice for fleet operators in the light of reports that thefts from vans are rising rapidly... New figures obtained by the BBC from 30 police forces show that these thefts have increased from 14,063 in 2014/15 to 22,749 in 2016/17. A van is broken into every 23 minutes.
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Hanwha Techwin video surveillance solutions integrated with SureView Immix

The integration allows the latest Wisenet IP camera series and NVRs, as well as analogue DVRs to interact with Immix CS which is designed to improve the efficiency of central alarm monitoring stations offering video monitoring services.

The same level of integration has also been achieved with Immix Command Centre (CC), a PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software platform used by businesses, institutions and agencies to monitor alarms, access control, audio and situational awareness systems.
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Banorte Financial Group standardises on Boon Edam turnstiles and gates for Building Access Control

* Banorte_Swinglane.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that the Mexican financial group, Banorte, has standardised on Boon Edam's Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles and Winglock access gates at its new headquarters in Monterrey, the Koi Tower, and a major location in Mexico City.

The turnstiles and gates were installed to ensure only authorized access to the interior of its facilities to protect employees, visitors, and customers, and to relieve pressure on security guards and reception staff who must constantly monitor the flow of people into and out of the buildings.
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Free event to help Scottish businesses strengthen their cyber security

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Helping businesses to navigate the complex world of cyber security is the aim of a new event taking place in Scotland on Friday 2nd June, organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).
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Yale UK and Philips Hue to support Smart Home Week

Yale UK and Philips Hue have been announced as the latest supporters of Smart Home Week - a brand new initiative designed to help trade professionals get to grips with the smart home and showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.
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Banknote Watch offers essential advice as old £5 is withdrawn from circulation

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As of Friday 5th May 2017, the paper £5 note will be officially withdrawn from circulation and no longer legal tender. While Banks, Building Societies and the Post Office are likely to accept notes after this date, paper £5 notes can also be exchanged at the Bank of England, either in person or by post, for the new polymer note, which was introduced in September 2016.
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Allegion appoints new commercial leader for UK, Ireland

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Specialist security provider Allegion has appointed Pete Hancox as Commercial Leader of its UK and Ireland businesses to build and lead strategic partnerships in specification.
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Back to black for G4S

Integrated security company G4S was in the black after it reported a 9% jump in revenue for the first quarter and said it saw a strong start to the year.

In the three months to the end of March, revenues from the group's continuing businesses were 8.9% higher than the first quarter last year.

"Trends continued from 2016, with double-digit organic growth in developed markets and revenues broadly unchanged in emerging markets. New contract wins and the pipeline provide confidence in the group's expectation of average revenue growth in the range of 4-6% per annum," said chief executive Ashley Almanza.


Met Police accused of 'severe' security breach after handing over addresses of London's 30,000 gun owners

The Met Police has been criticised for handing over the addresses of 30,000 London gun owners to a third party for a marketing campaign. Gun owners were only made aware their details had been given out after a police campaign leaflet, posted from Leeds, was sent through their letterboxes last month, according to technology website The Register.

The website said the leaflets raised "severe" security implications for the capital's gun owners, which it estimated to be about 5,000 rifle owners and 25,000 shotgun owners.

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Cyber Security of UK Infrastructure

The Government has identified 'cyber' as one of six Tier 1 threats to UK national security. This POSTnote focuses on the cyber security of the UK's critical national infrastructure, describing measures to improve cyber security and challenges in implementing them. It also reviews the new National Cyber Security Strategy, along with international policy and legislation.
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Cutting edge video entry for classical-style apartments

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The Comelit ViP system was installed by Evolution Fire & Safety at Englemere, a luxury development by Millgate Homes in Ascot. The installation features digital Ikall panels and Simplekey fob readers at the main gates and front entrance, keypad/fob access to the underground car park and stair cores, and Icona ViP monitors inside each apartment, which are connected to antique-style doorbells.
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Pickersgill-Kaye primed to secure bigger share of rail market

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Pickersgill-Kaye, which became a trading division of ASSA ABLOY Limited from February 2017, has reported export sales for 2016 of £665,977 - with growing orders from the global rail sector for its emergency override mechanisms, safety critical solutions and train locking equipment.
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