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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th March 2018 Issue no. 401

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New high strength ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes available now

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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has unveiled its new, high strength ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes.

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 introduces new Conekt mobile credentials/readers

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.

6 top Cloud security threats in 2018

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.

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Optimus GSM Door Entry from Securefast

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Leading access control and security providers Securefast have announced the introduction of the feature packed Optimus GSM Entry System into their range of state of the art security solutions.

Optimus is the latest range of GSM intercom systems specifically designed to work with gates, barriers and door entrances.

8MAN release 9.0 with new features, more user-friendly and enhanced data security

Highlights include individual cockpits, 8MATE Exchange Logga which monitors inbox activity, alarms for FS Logga events and user profiles that facilitate compliance checks.

Design, encode, print, authenticate, track - market-leading solutions for identification and visitor management

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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 launches 'Cactus Concept' for cyber security in video surveillance

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.

PACOM 8003 intelligent control panel achieves BS8243 PD662-2017 compliance

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PACOM Systems, part of STANLEY Product & Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, has announced that its PACOM 8003 intelligent security control panel has achieved BS8243 PD662-2017 approval.

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

LockExpo - a big success!

* Lockexpo2018-1.jpgLast 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!

Smart door locks for smart security

* secuEntry-Easy-Smartphone.jpgThe 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.

Brisant award at the OSPAS

* Brisant-Award.jpgBrisant Secure have become the first company in the glazing and fenestration industries to receive an award at the internationally recognised Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

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 launches eCLIQ electronic locking system

* eCLIQ.jpgASSA 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.

Industry experts to gather for NBCS' second Members' Day

* NBCS-presentation.jpgThe 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.

Allegion appoints business development manager for UK, North

* Hamilton-Phil.jpgLeading 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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SBN looking for closer partnership with SIA on licensing issues

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Following a meeting attended by representatives of the SIA, the Small Business Network (SBN) is calling for a rethink on licensing for security firms.

"We want to work closely with the SIA to make sure our industry is presented in the best way possible," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services and press officer for the SBN.

Panasonic: "technology can mitigate GDPR compliance risk"

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.

Give customers the luxury of self-service with time-sensitive smart locks

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Set in leafy Oxfordshire, Loyd Lindsay Rooms is a unique venue offering event facilities. From board meetings to conferences, birthdays to weddings, the staff pride themselves by offering the highest level of personal service from start to finish.

UK public transport security to benefit from growing shift from forensic to real-time video surveillance

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A move away from legacy analogue CCTV technology to IP video solutions will enable critical transport networks to effectively deter, detect and delay threats to ensure passenger safety

Sargent and Greenleaf appoints Keith Deaton to chief operating officer

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Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a subsidiary of Stanley Security and a leading manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Keith Deaton to Chief Operating Officer.

Metropolitan Police sued over phone malware purchase

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.

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ASSA ABLOY UK specification announces new RIBA approved CPD seminar focusing on BIM Door Object development

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ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions, is offering a new RIBA-accredited CPD seminar on creating standards-based BIM Door Objects.

Storeman stole £25,000 worth of door locks from work and flogged them on eBay

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.

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Pickersgill-Kaye upgrade creates bigger platform for rail R&D facilities

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.

Top security firm First Response Group has high ambitions appointing new CEO

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One of the top multi-service and security providers in the UK, First Response Group (FRG), has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Simon Alderson, to implement its partnership business plan and rebrand to FRG.

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