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14th March 2018 Issue no. 401
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The new range is designed and tested to be compatible with ASSA's Modular and Connect lockcases, delivering a high strength, high performance combination for doors that undergo extreme usage, or are situated in high security areas.
Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, has announced that access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers will be able to provide their customers with a mobile, smart phone application and hardware that provides free download, user's choice of smart phone or smart card, and distribution via existing or independent access control software.
Multiple Conekt credentials can fit into a single smart phone wallet app. Installer adjustable read ranges can be more than 15 feet (4.5 m). The new Farpointe Conekt Series provides extremely generous gross margins.
2018 is set to be a very exciting year for cloud computing. In the fourth financial quarter of 2017, Amazon, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Oracle, and Google combined had over $22 billion in their revenue from cloud services. Cloud services will only get bigger in 2018. It's easy to understand why businesses love the cloud. It's easier and more affordable to use third-party cloud services than for every enterprise to have to maintain their own datacenters on their own premises.
It's certainly possible to keep your company's data on cloud servers secure. But cyber threats are evolving, and cloud servers are a major target. Keep 2018's top cloud security threats in mind, and you'll have the right mindset for properly securing your business' valuable data.Full Story
Optimus is the latest range of GSM intercom systems specifically designed to work with gates, barriers and door entrances.
Highlights include individual cockpits, 8MATE Exchange Logga which monitors inbox activity, alarms for FS Logga events and user profiles that facilitate compliance checks.
Card manufacturer and ID specialist Databac Group has unveiled market-leading solutions for card printing and visitor management, including CardExchange software for visitor management and card production and Matica XID8600 desktop card printer and the latest advanced in RFID technology.
The Producer module allows users to create templates, connect to multiple databases, capture photos, signatures, biometric data, scan documents then print and encode a plastic card or even labels, tickets or wristbands.
MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cyber security by implementing the "MOBOTIX Cactus Concept."
The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments.
A true hybrid panel, the PACOM 8003 is capable of delivering both advanced access control and EN Grade 3 intrusion detection, and this exciting development means that its level of adoption can be significantly expanded throughout the UK, which will help provide a growing number of end users with the most cost effective intruder alarm system approach to building security.
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This Week's News
Last weekend saw the annual LockExpo at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, sponsored by Eurocell. With nearly 50 exhibitors, a variety of training workshops, competitions, giveaways and demonstrations, there was a lot going on!
Visitors benefitted from some amazing show-only deals and the ability to speak to a wide variety of suppliers all in one place. Exhibitors got to speak to locksmiths and gain exposure to new customers. We welcomed many returning exhibitors as well as a number of new faces who we hope will become regulars!
The days of forgetting to lock the door, leaving keys in the door or locking them inside the house can be a thing of the past for customers by fitting the latest in smart locking technology. Once the preserve of commercial offices or high-end buildings, affordable electronic door locks are becoming more popular as a smart security solution for both homes and businesses.
Ever at the forefront of security product innovation Burg-Wachter continues to develop the latest in smart locking systems. One of the biggest deterrents for customers thinking of switching to electronic door locks is the expense and inconvenience of having to change the whole locking mechanism including the housing.
In the hotly contested Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer category, Brisant was chosen out of a list of 10 companies in total, having put together a strong award entry featuring the pioneering Ultion and revolutionary Lock Lock products.
ASSA ABLOY, has launched its new eCLIQ electronic locking system through ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, offering users reliable protection and maximum flexibility for a wide range of buildings and facilities.
Featuring a pioneering chip and 128-bit AES encryption, the new eCLIQ system has been developed to offer high security and resistance to electronic attack. Its proven technology and advanced microelectronics ensure quick and secure communication between lock and key, while the eCLIQ cylinders and programmable keys are robust enough to withstand the harshest weather conditions too.
The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, is continuing on from the inaugural success of its first Members' Day in January with a second Members' Day on Wednesday 21st March 2018. The event will take place at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham.
The theme of the day is Managing Current Business Crime Risks.
Leading specialist security provider Allegion UK has appointed Philip Hamilton as business development manager of its UK business to strengthen Allegion's new and existing business opportunities in the North.
Hamilton joins Allegion UK following 25 years in sales roles, with notable previous experience across a number of electronic security products manufacturers including Gardiner Technology as Area Sales Manager.
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Panasonic Business has stressed the importance of technology ahead of the introduction of new EU regulations on data protection.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 with the intention of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the EU. Sanctions for data breaches are as much as £20million or up to 4% of a company's annual worldwide turnover.
Last spring, a hacker who had illicitly obtained data from malware/spyware company FlexiSpyshared some of it with Motherboard. In the trove of customer data, it was discovered that one purchase was linked to an officer in the UK Metropolitan Police. FlexiSpy is powerful malware, capable of gathering communications from multiple messaging services, as well as providing GPS location, emails, and phone call records.Full Story
Debt-ridden Daniel O'Brien stole thousands of pounds' worth of door locks from his workplace and sold them on eBay. The 35-year-old was working as a storeman for Solidor when he helped himself to locks, which he then flogged on the online auction site.
But a manager at the Fenton-based composite door manufacturer turned detective when he noticed the items on eBay being sold for much less than the retail price offered by his company.Full Story
Creating a unique lock manufacturing hub dedicated to the global rail industry and upgrading the facilities to the world class standards synonymous with ASSA ABLOY Group's pursuit of operational excellence, are the driving factors behind the ongoing investment in Pickersgill-Kaye's Leeds site.