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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st September 2022 Issue no. 623

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Briton expands hardware range with new 5700 series lockcase

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Briton, a leading provider of door controls and exit hardware in the UK, has announced the launch of its new 5700 series lockcase, a high-quality, heavy-duty euro profile cylinder mortice lockcase.

18 year old responsible for cyber attack on Uber

Uber discovered its computer network had been breached on Thursday, leading the company to take several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the extent of the hack. The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems, and a person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and The New York Times. The hacker, who provided the screenshots said that he was 18 years old and had been working on his cybersecurity skills for several years. 

Provide optimum WFH security with ASSA ABLOY Code Handle

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The growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 

Revolutionary forensic fingerprint technique could help fight against fraud

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Forensic examiners can now determine whether a fingerprint was placed on a piece of paper before or after any text was printed on it. The revolutionary technique could help resolve cases of fraud, for example where the defendant claims to have no knowledge of the document but does admit to handling the sheet of paper it was printed on whilst it was blank.

Biometric data security in fingerprint recognition systems

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What is biometrics?

Biometrics are measurable factors related to human characteristics. The physical features that make you a unique human being can be recorded and stored for later verification of your identity. There are lots of different biometric data points used in technology today. Your fingerprints, facial features, iris patterns, hand patterns, and voice are all unique to you.

How long has biometric data been used in security?

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This Week's News

GJD launches new range of Clarius IP65 Mains LED White-Light Floodlights

* GJD_Lights.jpgGJD has launched its new range of Clarius Mains LED Floodlights. The new floodlights combine high quality LED technology with a modern and aesthetically pleasing design suitable for all outdoor lighting applications. 

Available in three power options including 50W, 100W and 200W, the new range of floodlights are energy efficient, low cost of ownership and have a long LED lifetime in excess of 50,000 hours.

SALTO achieves Secured by Design Secure Connected Device accreditation for IoT products

* SALTO-SBD.jpgSALTO Systems has become one of the first electronic access control manufacturers to achieve Secured by Design’s new "Secure Connected Device" accreditation for IoT products.

With the Government soon to introduce new legislation in the shape of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, coupled with a growing demand from Industry and current members seeking to gain accreditation for IoT products, Secured by Design has launched a new 'Secure Connected Device' accreditation scheme. 

CDVI manufactures bespoke magnetic handles

* CDVI-mag-lock-open.jpgAccess control and security manufacturer CDVI has created a bespoke locking solution to meet a customer’s needs. 

CDVI has manufactured aluminium pull handles with built-in electro-magnetic locks since 1998. As a discreet, attractive, and robust locking solution, the handles are perfect for high traffic zones such as schools and office buildings. The standard handles can be mounted on single or double doors, and suit both new build and retrofit projects. 

Alan celebrates 50 years’ long service at Squire

* Squire_alan-powers.jpgDedicated factory worker Alan Powers has celebrated 50 years’ continuous service at British security manufacturer Squire. Alan was 16 when he joined Squire in 1972 as a machine tool setter.  At the time, the company was based in New Invention near Willenhall, West Midlands.

Half a century on, Alan has known four generations of the Squire family, which is headed today by eighth generation CEO John Squire.

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Hickleys Simply Keys 2022 - another roaring success

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What a Weekend that was! We would like to say huge thank you to all those who attended our 2022 Simply Keys show on 20th & 21st of August at the GTG Centre in Wolverhampton for making it another extremely successful show!

Your checklist for office access control

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Office buildings come in all shapes and sizes. They often house expensive equipment and business-critical data, as well as your workforce. While many businesses are becoming increasingly conscious of cyber security, it is vital that physical security is not forgotten.

Atlas Security expands service capabilities with launch of new control room

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Atlas Security has opened a new national control centre to further professionalise operations, expand its service offering and create a more comfortable working environment, providing immediate benefits to the quality of its support.

Abloy UK: Digital, wireless, and mobile access control at International Security Expo 2022

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Abloy UK is showcasing its comprehensive range of security solutions that are revolutionising access control on stand F61 at the International Security Expo (ISE) 2022. Held at Olympia London from 27-28 September 2022. 

Mul-T-Lock drives van security campaign

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Mul-T-Lock UK is urging van owners to update their vehicle security in light of the latest crime statistics. With latest results[1] showing the annual rate of thefts involving vans in the UK could rise to more than 20,000 vans by 2030, the security specialist is encouraging van operators and owners to consider simple solutions to protect their vehicles and contents. 

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