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8th November 2017 Issue no. 385
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By Gareth Corfield
Encryption? Passwords? Nah, why use those... Detailed security arrangements for London Heathrow airport, including the Queen's precise route every time she passes through, were found on a USB stick left in a West London street, according to reports.Full Story
This year's Asia's Fab 50 list has been published and Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has made it into the top 50 of this exciting register of companies.
Forbes 13th annual Fab 50 list of the best big publicly traded companies honours corporate stars throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This year, China has grabbed most of the spotlight, with 29 of the 50 companies headquartered on the mainland. Dahua is one of 11 Chinese newcomers to the Fab 50, reflecting the country's deep pool of entrepreneurial talent. It is also the only video surveillance company on the list.
The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning (19th October), Assa Abloy, the $23 billion Swedish lock giant that owns Yale and many other brands - announced that it is buying US-based smart lock maker August Home to double down on new technology.
Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we have asked both August and Assa Abloy and will update this post as we learn more. Pending regulatory approvals, Assa Abloy says the acquisition will close in the fourth quarter of 2017.Full Story
BAE Systems Australia - a firm on the shortlist to win a $35bn navy frigates contract - has confirmed it was the contractor that lost a 1,000-page manual on the security upgrade to Parliament House.
The loss of the manual was raised by Labor in a Senate committee hearing on Monday. The name of the contractor was kept secret during the hearing but emerged in media reports on Tuesday.Full Story
National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit organisation that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has introduced its latest pioneering fraud detection initiative. Praesidio - the Latin word for protection - is a data sharing solution that offers insight into persistent offenders who commit fraud against multiple online businesses, helping companies develop a more effective loss prevention strategy.
The attack is called KRACK by it's author Mathy Vanhoef. The security community is still learning the details and understanding it's impact, so if you can hold off on communicating about it, we would recommend it until everyone has a more complete picture. Long story short, no need to panic. However, if you need to communicate something, here are some basics.Full Story
It is the first Kwikset electronic deadbolt to forego traditional keys in favor of a low-profile design.
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This Week's News
Lockexpo are pleased to announce that the UK's only annual locks and security exhibition will be returning for their 9th consecutive year to the East Midlands Conference Centre on the weekend of the 10th and 11th March 2018.
The show, which has grown in visitor numbers year on year since its inception, will include some regular favourite features as well as some brand new ones for 2018.
Two of Allegion's smart technology brands will join the Schlage label to offer a unified access control portfolio. Global leaders in physical access control solutions Allegion have moved to merge their two leading access control product brands under the Schlage brand in order to offer unified solutions to their customers for products using proximity, smart and biometrics technologies.
The two brands, aptiQ and XceedID, will have their logo and branding on the products changed to Schlage. Schlage have been pioneering the strongest and most technological advanced security products for over 90 years. The Schlage range is available for homes, multi-family properties, commercial and institutional buildings.
by Andrew Liptak
In October, home device maker Ring unveiled a new security system called Ring Protect, designed to tie together a home's cameras, lights, and doorbells. Last week, a judge ordered Ring to stop selling products at the center of an ongoing lawsuit brought by security company ADT, pending its resolution.
Earlier this year, ADT filed a lawsuit against Ring, alleging that the company misused proprietary information that it received when it acquired another home device maker, Zonoff, when that company went under earlier this year. Ring hired around 75 employees from the defunct company, including its CEO, Mike Harris.
Study shows company's overall market share more than double nearest competitor, new market leader for Speed Gate optical turnstiles. A recent report on the pedestrian security entrance market for the 2014-2016 timeframe establishes Boon Edam Inc., a manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrances, as the overall market leader by an impressively wide margin in the Americas (North, Central, and South America).
Terror fears have led to a security barrier to be installed outside one of the North's most recognisable landmarks. A protective barrier made up of 12 security blocks will be put up in front of York Minster this week on advice of the Counter Terrorism Unit.
York is one of the most popular tourism hotspots in the North but in light of the horrific attacks on Manchester and London, the cathedral's governing body the Chapter of York has taken the decision to up security.
A heroic security guard dragged a woman to safety just SECONDS before her car was turned into a gigantic fireball. Brave Adam Sharman, 26, from Stoke, has revealed how he came to the rescue of the woman in Staffordshire last week. The security worker was heading home from his work in a JCB when he came across the two-vehicle crash.Full Story
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