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29th November 2017 Issue no. 388
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Comcast has expanded its partnership with Kwikset to integrate three more smart locks into its Xfinity Home platform. The deal means Xfinity Home customers can now choose from four Kwikset connected door locks to remotely control access into and out of their homes. The locks covered are the SmartCode 910 Deadbolt, SmartCode 912 Deadbolt Lever and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which join the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Deadbolt.
Features available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to remotely view status, lock/unlock or open/close their doors, view lock/unlock or open/close events in the activity feed and create rules or automated commands to notify users if their doors are not locked, said Comcast.
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.
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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The awards ceremony, held on 22 November at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, saw over 1,000 practitioners come together to celebrate the achievements of those working in the security and fire industry.
The Wiha magazine bit holder LiftUp 26one(r) has now garnered four design awards. In October 2017, both the German Brand Award 2018 and the Focus Open Silver 2017 went to the Black Forest hand tool manufacturer for this product innovation.
Combining 26 different screw fastening types in a single tool, it conveniently provides the user with thirteen easy-to-remove double bits in its handle and bit holder.
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has invested in a number of new technologies at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland.
Two new Salvagnini systems are set to help enhance the site's manufacturing capabilities, including improved lead times, increased productivity and reduced environmental impact.
The global provider of state-of-the-art security systems plans to showcase a variety of core products at the Dubai show. Vanderbilt's stand at Intersec 2018 will reflect the company's increasing range of high-quality security solutions.
Alongside its market-leading products, like SPC and ACT365, will be SiPass integrated (a product made by Siemens AG), ACTpro, SPC Connect, and the SiPass-SeeTec integration. "Intersec is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our core strengths in depth," says Kim Loy, technology & communications director at Vanderbilt.
MOBOTIX has successfully completed its largest Global Partner Conference (GPC) which hosted 234 participants from 46 countries to coincide with the launch of its new website and company strategy that focuses on 'Beyond Human Vision.'
The three day event in Langmeil, Kaiserslautern included over 20 presentations covering market trends, sales strategy and technical sessions in areas such as Cyber Security and IoT.
Boon Edam Inc. has announced an expanded product training schedule for 2018 that includes all scheduled Factory trainings, Roadshow trainings throughout the USA and Canada, and webinars. Technical training events are free of charge to Boon Edam partners and integrators and typically include two or three days of intensive product instruction and hands-on exercises that address the most common installation and maintenance issues in the field.
The full 2018 schedule can be seen here: http://content.boonedam.us/2018-training-schedule.
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The ICO is inviting registrations of interest to attend the 2018 Data Protection Practitioner Conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 9 April 2018. You can register your interest and provide your contact details here. Registration closes on 8 December 2017.
The ICO will be allocating places around 12 January 2018 and are usually only able to offer one place to each organisation with exceptions made for very large data controllers.