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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th November 2020 Issue no. 535

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Mul-T-Lock hits the brakes on the rise of vehicle thefts

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Last year saw vehicle thefts rise by a staggering 50% in the UK1, and again by a further 20% so far this year2 - the highest level in four years.

With cases worsening during lockdown, motorists are now being warned that they face a greater risk of vehicle theft now that the nation is making fewer trips in their vehicles and spending more time at home.
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Ground-breaking antibacterial coating helps Codelocks products fight against COVID-19

Codelocks products are now available with Clean by Codelocks, a durable finish that cuts bacterial growth on locks and door handles by over 99.9%.

Codelocks releases Clean by Codelocks*, a photocatalytic coating that has been proven capable of eliminating the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) within minutes. The clear, durable coating reduces bacterial growth on any surface it is applied to and can be applied to any lock product in the Codelocks range.
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LinkedIn phishing scams most clicked with a 47% open rate

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According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, emails with a keyword "LinkedIn'' in the subject line topped the list of most opened social media phishing emails three years in a row. In Q3 2020, LinkedIn phishing emails had a 47% open rate - only a 1% drop from the same period last year.
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New Wisenet 5MP anti-ligature corner mount camera

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The new Wisenet TNV-8010C 5-megapixel corner mount camera has been built to make it impossible for a ligature to be tied around it, as well as very difficult for someone to rip it off a wall.
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KitLock by Codelocks' new mechanical lock is simple, tough and affordable

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Codelocks releases the KL15 KitLock, a keyless access solution for personal lockers and cabinets. The KL15 mechanical lock joins the KitLock by Codelocks range. It features an anti-vandal handle and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
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New Apps & features for Videx Web Server Access Control System

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Access control manufacturer and supplier, Videx has launched two new apps for its leading web server access control system, the WS4 and released a new firmware with additional features.

The WS4 can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile phone, tablet or PC using a web browser to connect to the system and it's very easy to install.
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This Week's News

Number of CCTV Cameras in the UK reaches 5.2 million

CCTV.jpgThe number of CCTV Cameras in the UK may be as many as 5.2 million, with 1 camera for every 13 people as the popularity of public surveillance, home CCTV and doorbell camera use increases. 96% of the total number of cameras in the UK are now operated by private businesses and homeowners.
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How safe are your keys? 3D printing brings new security menace

3D printing brings new security menace, one good photograph could be all a criminal needs. The relatively new technology of 3D printing has come with all kinds of moral and legal baggage, but now it appears that it can be used by criminals to evade security by copying your keys.

Experts now say that a photograph of a set of keys is all that a "real world" hacker needs to make a working copy which can be used to break into premises, and a national security systems company says this opens up whole new worries for businesses and householders alike.
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Wisenet QR Scanner App

* QR-Scanner-App.jpgThe Wisenet QR Scanner App is designed to help quickly create a list of all Wisenet devices associated with a specific project, without having to take the products out of their packaging.

The App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play and run on any smart mobile device, is able to capture information on all the latest generation of Wisenet products, including model names, serial numbers and MAC addresses. This information can then be used to create a Bill of Materials (BOM) to verify that an order has been fulfilled and subsequently that all devices have been installed.
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News

Striving to exceed customers' expectations during extraordinary times

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Has the electronic security industry ever had to operate through more challenging times? The pandemic has created stresses and strains throughout the supply chain, with system integrators, distributors and manufacturers all having to adapt the way they operate, to ensure colleagues, as well as customers, are kept safe.

We asked, Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco branded access control and video surveillance brands, how his division of Johnson Controls has fared since the initial lockdown was introduced.
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Genetec, new Regional Sales Manager, Scotland

Genetec has appointed Craig Smith as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland. The announcement also coincides with the onboarding of three new Scottish partners - Pointer ltd, Kore Solutions and North, (formerly known as Boston Networks).

In this newly created position, Craig will work with key Genetec channel partners to drive new business and expand company market share in Scotland.
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Wilson James acquires The Security Group

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Wilson James has announced the acquisition of The Security Group (TSG) as part of a long-term strategy to provide clients with holistic solutions to their security and guarding needs.

The acquisition will allow Wilson James to meet increasing demand from customers for information-led solutions they require to address security challenges across a range of sectors.
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BBC blasted with over 250,000 email attacks every day

You think your firm has cyber security problems? The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) receives over a quarter of a million malicious email attacks every day, according to official figures.

Data revealed under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act by the Parliament Street think tank's cyber security team, showed that an average of 283,597 malicious emails were blocked by the organisation every day over the first eight months of 2020.
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Covid-19 sniffing security dogs coming to a city near you

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Sniffer dogs are successfully being trained to sniff out Covid-19 on humans and according to a leading security firm their use could become mainstream by Easter 2021.

Security dogs are well known for their super sniffing abilities - money, drugs, explosives. However, recent trials have been successful in using canines to sniff out Covid-19 leading to enquiries for commercial use in shops, airports, transport hubs and public spaces in the UK.
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