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3rd January 2018 Issue no. 391
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The Manything app has been painstakingly developed to offer the ultimate peace of mind for small and large businesses, as well as home owners.
Both the Max Pro and Max Lite IP PoE-powered touchscreens enable audio/video communication between the external door panel and the apartment, as well as providing call-forwarding to the Urmet Call2U app.
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Keys to traditional locks easily get lost and duplicated, and residents cannot remotely open or close doors when necessary. The compact & sleek looking Dahua smart lock combines a mechanical lock case with an electronic motor hiding in the panel. Locks with 8mm-square-bar lock bodies can be upgraded to Dahua smart locks without dismantling their original lock bodies, just by installing the new lock inners and outer panels.
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.
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Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO has produced a package of tools and resources to help you get ready.
The Information Commissioner's Office has produced practical advice on how to comply with data protection law and how to improve data protection practices in your business, including how to keep employees' and customers' personal information secure and how to get ready for the data protection reforms.Full Story
The app makes it possible to receive notifications when the doorbell rings and open the door from a mobile device, and even display a live view from the door camera. MxBell can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's App Store and from Google Play.
Mitie's Care & Custody business has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimated £525million, through a competitive tender process*. The new services reflect the Home Office's commitment to detainee welfare.
Mitie will be responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on removal flights to detainees' home countries. The contract, which will start in May 2018, also includes the management of a number of fixed facilities throughout the UK, including airport holding rooms, reporting centres, and two short term holding facilities.
Architectural Ironmonger G. Johns and Sons of London were involved with the specification for an access control system at the office block in the City of London, whereby the client wanted a flexible access control system with the minimum of ironmongery on the doors and did not require the use of surface mounted electro-magnetic locks. They required a modern office appearance with clean stylish lines, with a high level of security and the flexibility to offer office space to their clients.
Jeremy Barltrop of G. Johns chose to use the Securefast ASEL2460 Electric Escape Lock on the two doors on each landing of the five story building with Karcher Stainless Steel lever handles and connected via heavy duty conductor hinges to a reader on the outside of the doors.
Beaver Access, the Croydon based access control specialist, is helping to ensure the safety of students at two Liberty Living properties in London with the installation of an innovative SALTO access control solution.
Trigg joins Allegion UK following 23 years of experience working with architects, contractors and end users. She has worked for industry-leading companies like Capital Architectural Ironmongery, Beaver Architectural Ironmongery and VL Architectural Ironmongery.
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Eurocell is the UK's leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of UPVC products. Eurocell now has 180+ branches across the UK offering hardware, ideal for locksmiths to source replacement products locally.
Award-winning lone worker protection provider, Send For Help Ltd has been ranked as one of Britain's most successful private companies by The Sunday Times for a second consecutive year.
BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 Guidelines for information security risk management.
As it approaches the 10-year anniversary, ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is celebrating its partnership with Access Control Services Ltd. (ACS Ltd.), one of the UK's leading independent access control system manufacturers.
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