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13th January 2021 Issue no. 540
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Successful ransomware attacks will continue to grow this year due to increasingly sophisticated tactics. This is according to research* from Databarracks, revealing ransomware attacks have increased by 26% since 2018.
According to Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, new ransomware tactics deployed by criminals will result in more successful attacks on organisations: "Ransomware is evolving. Cyber-criminals are deploying more sophisticated and innovative ways of extorting businesses and evidence shows this will escalate over the coming year.
The Wisenet TNM-3620TDY is a bi-spectrum, multi-channel device which incorporates a QVGA-class thermal imaging camera and a 2-megapixel video surveillance camera.
Traditionally, escape door systems had to be compliant to BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125, but the introduction of BS EN 13637 in 2015 changed the landscape of how emergency doors can be specified, defining the requirements for electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes..
The latest addition to the Wisenet P 'Premium' camera series removes the risk that important video evidence might be missed when there is a need to monitor two adjacent sides of a building.
With the middle camera sensor covering the blind spot between the areas being monitored by the other two sensors, the 3-channel multi-directional Wisenet PNM-8082VT camera provides an efficient way to 'see around corners' and offers a cost-effective alternative to deploying three standard fixed cameras.
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This Week's News
What a year it has been for all of us! I think many of us are glad it is over; however, it wasn't all bad. Here is a quick look back at what we accomplished in 2020 and what is to come from us in 2021.
Firstly, we wish you all a Happy New Year! Let's hope that 2021 is better for all of us. The UK's first COVID 19 lockdown seems like a distant memory now, but at the time there was a lot of worry within the industry and we are not afraid to admit that we felt the same. It was a relief to hear that the government provided support for many businesses, but unfortunately there were always going to be gaps within the system and they completely forgot about wholesalers that supplied those businesses.
Throughout the past century, Master Lock has given peace of mind and protection to millions of people across the globe whether it be where they live, work or play. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the brand has produced a very special limited-edition Collector Padlock and Key Chain - launching today.
To showcase Master Lock's 100 years of expertise, the limited-edition padlock is adorned with the brand's emblematic lion head, which incarnates the brand's values: strength, courage, and resilience.
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With the new UKNI mark fast approaching, locksmiths in Northern Ireland must be up-to-date on the latest changes and deadline for the new product marking system, says UNION, part of the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group. This covers door opening solutions such as fire-resistant and emergency locks, panic exit devices and door closers.
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking system that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods that previously required the CE marking.
So far, Virtual Check In has helped over 350 businesses of all sizes to replace their pen and paper recording system with its contactless QR code / NFC scanning system, and now has over 250,000 users across multiple industries.