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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th November 2017 Issue no. 385

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Keyprint Security launches the new Xhorse range to the UK.

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Following an exceptional response at the MLA Expo 2017, Keyprint Security is pleased to introduce the Xhorse key cutting machines and key programming devices to the UK. The Keyprint team will also provide their customers with full technical support to answer their questions and help solve any issue they might have.
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G4S & Serco the power to arrest?

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In a shocking £290M privatisation deal, Serco and G4S - the same two companies who were stripped of contracts for tagging prisoners because a Serious Fraud Office investigation revealed they were charging for tagging people who didn't exist - are going to be trusted with the handcuffs by the government.
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USB stick found in West London contained Heathrow security data

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.

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Dahua enters Forbes Asia's Fab 50 list

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.
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Assa Abloy acquires smart lock maker August Home

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.

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Dahua Technology Launches ePoE IP System

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Dahua Technology has launched a range of extended Power over Ethernet (ePoE) cameras, network switches and network recorders that enable integrators to go beyond usual transmission distances.
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BAE Systems says it lost 1,000-page Parliament House security manual

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.

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NBCS introduces its online fraud detection initiative

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.
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KRACK attack - what to communicate

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It was announced (Monday, 16 October, 2017) that the globally used WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol has been broken. This standard is the most commonly used security standard used by Wi-Fi networks around the world. The attack targets (and breaks) the 4-way handshake that establishes the use of the unique encryption keys for that session.

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.

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Kwikset releases its first sleek, modern electronic lock

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With Obsidian, Kwikset offers homeowners who love modern design and technology a stylish and secure option for their doors. Obsidian is an extremely slim, modern, key-free electronic lock that can be controlled using a responsive touchscreen.

It is the first Kwikset electronic deadbolt to forego traditional keys in favor of a low-profile design.
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Keeping the burglars out with steel windows

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Difficult to force because of the inherent strength of their frames, steel windows are not liked by burglars. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional 'cottage' style steel window, divided into small frames, with interlocked steel glazing bars.
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This Week's News

Lockexpo announce dates for 2018

* Lockexpo.jpgLockexpo 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.
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Allegion energise Schlage access control portfolio

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.
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Judge blocks Ring from selling its security system pending the outcome of a lawsuit

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.
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Boon Edam increases lead in Americas market share for pedestrian entrance control equipment

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Terror fears will see large security barrier installed at York Minster

* York-Minster.jpgTerror 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.


Heroic security guard rescues woman after crash - seconds before car turns into FIREBALL

* fireball.jpgA 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.

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Fire doors: 10 checks that could save lives

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The Grenfell Tower disaster has been a tragic wake-up call. We have seen how destructive fires can be and how much devastation they can cause in a short amount of time. It's high time we recognise the importance of fire doors and the crucial role they play in restricting the spread of fire and smoke.
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Locksmithing industry's biggest trade exhibition proves to be "the best yet!"

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The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has reported record attendance at its trade exhibition for the locksmithing and physical security industry. The bi-annual event, which was staged earlier this month in Halls 1 & 2 of the International Centre in Telford, had a footfall of 2,309 visitors - 50.3% up on the previous expo in 2015.
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Security guards jailed for role in £7 million Heathrow Airport heist

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Two security guards have been jailed after staging a £7 million fake robbery from their own cash-in-transit van outside Heathrow Airport. One of the pair was found several hours later tied up and left by a roadside, with the van abandoned and the cash missing in a bid to make it look like the two men were victims.

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Security employers lead the way with apprenticeship training at 'Banham Academy'

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Banham Academy is on a mission to provide industry-leading security engineering skills training to apprentices throughout the South East.
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SSAIB's leading role in police forces' pioneering drones deployment

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SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security and fire certification body, has helped two police forces in their pioneering use of drones for a variety of crime-related objectives. SSAIB has certificated Dorset Police, as well as the Devon and Cornwall force, to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.
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