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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th January 2022 Issue no. 590

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Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2022

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Hanwha Techwin previews the Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2022, focusing on cutting-edge technologies from AI, edge-computing, to the cloud.

The security industry cannot look ahead to 2022 without first acknowledging the significance of 2021: a year that changed every aspect of our daily lives, including how we socialise, work, communicate and collaborate.

3xLOGIC introduces All-in-One Functionality for a variety of cameras

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3xLOGIC, a leading provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced the availability of its All-in-One Functionality, currently available in its serverless camera bundle, indoor cube camera, and 56-degree thermal camera offerings.

Genetec shares its top physical security trends predictions for 2022

Key trends include large-scale deployment of video analytics, faster hybrid cloud adoption, and a sharper focus on supply chain risks; monitoring occupancy and space utilisation will remain a top priority.

Experts at VPNOverview take a look at international cybercrime

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They looked at a number of datasets on how 10 of some of the biggest countries have been affected by cybercrime, identity theft, and how they’re dealing with it - including their response to cybercrimes.

Codelocks releases its third generation KitLock with NetCode

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announces availability of its new KitLock, the KL1000 G3 NetCode. The new locker lock combines the style and functionality of the popular KL1000 G3 KitLock with the convenience of Codelocks’ NetCode technology – enabling administrators to generate temporary date and time-sensitive access codes.

Setting the standard for nightlatch security for 15 years

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Leading home security provider, ERA, is celebrating the 15 year anniversary of its British Standard high security nightlatch, having sold over 500,000 units since its launch in 2006.

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This Week's News

Johnson Controls introduces easy to install KT-2 two door controller

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This new door controller expands Johnson Controls line of multi-door control solutions purposely designed for businesses with needs ranging from one door to thousands. The KT-2 seamlessly integrates into OpenBlue, the dynamic platform for connected, safe and sustainable building solutions.

AI inside: introducing the next generation of video camera

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Compared to some other technologies, video cameras haven’t been around for that long. First used in 1942 to observe a rocket launch, cameras didn’t become used publicly until the 1960s. This makes the technology’s numerous advances since then all the more impressive — improving image quality and capture, footage storage and integrations with wider security and business systems. Becoming what we recognise today as a core part of every security function — and beyond.

Video cameras are set to advance again, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) maturing and becoming mainstream. A trend that was accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic with 52% of companies increasing their AI adoption because of Covid-19 and 86% stating that AI is now mainstream in their organisation.

Almost 6 billion accounts affected in data breaches in 2021

* Data-breaches.jpgThe year 2021 was record-breaking in terms of the sheer size of data breaches. According to the data collected and analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, 5.9 billion accounts were affected by data breaches throughout 2021.  

Atlas VPN has retrieved and calculated the numbers of breached accounts based on multiple publicly available sources. The total count includes worldwide data breaches that took place from January 1st, 2021, to December 31st, 2021. 

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Security guard 'nearly killed' as ram-raiders smash into curry house

A security guard was forced to 'leap out of the way' after a curry house was targeted in a second ram-raid attack in just six days. He had been employed to keep a watch on New Royal Balti in Audley, Stoke on Trent, after a stolen van was deliberately reversed into the restaurant on December 28 causing £10,000 to £15,000 of damage.

Lockexpo: 5th and 6th March 2022

Lockexpo is due to run 5th and 6th March 2022 at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham. NG8 6PY.

Organiser Mick Friend says, "We are in an advanced setup stage now, lots of previous exhibitors committing to the show, and one or two new exhibitors. Stand space is now quite limited, so hoping for a packed event!

Toolstation launches latest catalogue

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Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, will be launching its 91st catalogue in-stores and online, offering over 500 new products, new brands and fantastic offers to help tradespeople and DIYers tackle any task over the coming months.
The catalogue will feature new ranges from customer favourites including DeWalt, Makita and Stanley, and includes amazing offers including £70 off DeWalt combi drills, £60 off Makita combi drills, up to 20% off selected Minotaur DIY tools.

Quorum Cyber acquired by private equity firm Livingbridge

Livingbridge announces its investment in UK-based Quorum Cyber, a leading security services firm delivering managed detect and response capabilities to teams and organisations globally. Founded in 2016 by CEO Federico Charosky, Quorum Cyber’s innovative services enable enterprises including banks, cloud providers and major brands to thrive in an increasingly hostile digital landscape.

New Sales Director appointment at Dahua Technology

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Dahua Technology has appointed Mark Massie as Sales Director for UK and Ireland.

Massie will lead Dahua's business development teams, growing existing relationships with security integrators and creating valuable new opportunities, as the company continues to accelerate growth in its highly valuable UK and Ireland markets.

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