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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
5th August 2020 Issue no. 519

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How do I know if I need to upgrade my old OSCA Cable?

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Our original OSCA is still supported by our specialist technicians' so don't worry if you don't want to upgrade; simply carry on using your cable as normal. However, OSCA 2.0 has many significant advantages over the original OSCA cable.

While OSCA 2.0 excels in the more complicated configuration processes, such as ECU and Body Control Modules. If you are just programming keys or doing less complicated modules, the original OSCA cable will work fine and dandy.


Codelocks WiFi Gateway delivers enhanced remote access control for Codelocks Smart Locks

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Codelocks newly released WiFi Gateway offers the next level of control and convenience to smart lock users. One WiFi Gateway allows a user to control up to four compatible Codelocks Smart Locks from any WiFi connected mobile device.

SALTO achieves BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark

SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has become the first company to achieve the BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark for access control systems.

The IoT is typically a network of smart devices and systems that can be connected, enabling data to be exchanged to provide services, efficiency and innovation.

SmartCitti & WRLD3D launch 'SafeDistance' app as 47% of the UK workforce are anxious about returning to work post-lockdown?

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A study has found that almost half of the UK workforce (47%) are nervous to go back to work and be in close proximity with others, as the government continues to loosen lockdown restrictions. 

Coronavirus has become a breeding ground for hackers to attack virtual businesses

The COVID-19 era has drastically changed our lives in many ways; it has also fuelled the need for companies to have employees work from home more than ever before.

EZVIZ launches outdoor security cam, with colour night vision & AI active defence

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The latest EZVIZ camera with colour night vision has today officially launched in the UK. Equipped with professional optical lenses, two built-in spotlights, and two infrared (IR) lights, the colour night vision outdoor security cam renders sharp colour imaging even in pitch-black darkness.

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This Week's News

DOM door hardware now with a 'Silver Lining.'

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DOM security is renowned for introducing products that are sustainable and to take our products one-step further adding our antimicrobial panic bars, digital handles, and digital cylinders

Magenta Security celebrates 25 years of service

Abbey-Petkar.jpgSuccessful security company, Magenta Security is celebrating 25 years of business. Magenta's commitment to providing world-class security services and advocation for positive changes to be made across the industry has helped them become industry leaders across the last quarter century.

Magenta Security has grown from a small security team in Hounslow to a nationwide, award-winning company. Over the years Magenta Security has expanded its offering to provide a range of services from manned guarding and access control to international private security - they hope to continue their expansion in years to come.

Codelocks adds new key control cabinets to its portfolio

* Codelocks-cabinets.jpgCodelocks further expands its access control portfolio with a new range of simple and effective key control cabinets. Using a single or unique access code, Key Secure by Codelocks helps to manage keys and regulate access for authorised users, offering complete control.

Key Secure by Codelocks is a practical solution for building managers who oversee environments where multiple keys need to be organised and secured. From estate agents and car dealerships, to offices, hotels and education facilities, Key Secure is ideal for industries where the security of buildings, vehicles and equipment is high priority and access is required 24 hours a day.

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Lockexpo postponed until 2021

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After a very strange year so far and not one but two changes to the dates for Lockexpo 2020, we've now accepted that the show can't safely go ahead this year and we're looking ahead to 2021.

The combined Lockexpo/ALEX show will take place on 20th and 21st March 2021 at the Nottingham Belfry.

Our sponsor is still Autowave and many of the exhibitors who would have been at the 2020 event are going to be with us in 2021.

Hickleys offer Technical Support & Extended Warranty

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Hickleys would like to offer you two exceptional deals to help you move your business forward out of the Coronavirus lockdown. We hear from lots of customers every day that business completely stopped during the 3 months of lockdown and is now only gradually picking up to pre lockdown levels. In order to help, the two deals we offer are :

Brisant puts govt jobs retention bonus towards creation of 5 new trainee jobs

Like all UK businesses, we found out last week that for every member of staff furloughed whom we still employ in January 2021, we will receive a £1,000 bonus. Because every member of the Brisant team is back from furlough, this amounts to around £50,000. It is this grant that many high-profile companies such as Primark and John Lewis, have turned down and are giving it directly back to the Government.

Antivirus killing your xhorse software? See our guide to troubleshooting Antivirus issues with your Xhorse Software on Windows 10.

Have you ever experienced issues with your Xhorse software? Then this step by step guide will walk you through eliminating antivirus issues for Xhorse VVDI2, VVDI Mercedes Benz or VVDI BMW Software.

Some antivirus software catergorises Xhorse as malware and can prevent you from downloading, installing and can even corrupt the software after you have installed it. To prevent this, follow these steps to make sure that Xhorse works for you without interference from your antivirus software.

Burton Safes launches Covid secure installation process

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Burton Safes and Safe & Vault Company Limited merged in January 2020 and have just launched a number of systems and solutions for the current times.

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