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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
26th February 2020 Issue no. 496

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UNION's CodeGUARD 5 push button lock accredited by Secured By Design

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CodeGUARD 5, the latest mechanically-operated push button lock from UNION that meets BS 8607 grade 5 standards, is now accredited by Secured By Design (SBD).

Low energy door operators are an important revenue stream for many in locksmithing and security

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Low energy door operators provide convenience, security, and safety, and can be installed in new construction as well, and are a great upgrade.

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) made nearly 40% of all cyber attacks in 2019

Cyber-attacks have targeted nearly 75 percent of large companies across Europe and North America over the last twelve months. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, almost 40 percent of all cyber-attacks in 2019 was performed by using cross-site scripting, which is hackers' favorite attack vector globally.

Mobile integrated counter-UAS system

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At Singapore Airshow HENSOLDT and MyDefence announced their cooperation on a delivery of a counter-UAS system for an unnamed Southeast Asian customer. The system will be integrated into anti-drone vehicles to monitor the challenging airspace of urban environments.

ANPR Lumo is a flexible and reliable solution for all secure car parks

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No one enjoys parking, but it is a necessary step in a journey to an end destination. To make the process easier, access control specialists Nortech suggest that secure sites like staff car parks and parking areas in luxury apartment blocks, holiday parks and caravan sites can benefit from Nedap’s latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Lumo system.

Global smart home market to hit $158 Billion by 2024

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Recent years have brought a massive interest in smart home technology, with more and more average house owners embracing this sort of home solution. According to data gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, the global smart home market revenue is expected to reach $158 billion value in the next four years.

EZVIZ offers new hub packages for popular Battery Cam

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Following the release of its hugely popular Battery Cam earlier this year, global smart home security brand EZVIZ has now introduced a range of hub packages for the camera to further improve its functionality and provide complete peace of mind to users. 

New Wisenet X-Lite Zoom Box Camera

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The latest addition to the Wisenet camera range manufactured by Hanwha Techwin, is a keenly priced 2 megapixel 32x zoom box camera.

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This Week's News

Master Lock unveils innovative Outdoor Biometric Padlock

* Biometric-padlock.jpgMaster Lock, the American security super brand, has launched a weatherproof and attack resistant biometric padlock that allows rapid fingerprint unlocking with no need for a traditional key. Perfect for Airbnb hosts and families alike!

As a back-up, Master Lock has ensured the padlock can also be accessed using directional keypad entry so that the security device. Biometric or directional, the access method is completely the user’s choice.The Outdoor Biometric Padlock can save up to 10 different fingerprints so that access can be shared with your most trusted contacts. 

Brexit should not affect UK to EEA data flows

On the news that Google is planning to move its UK users' data from the EU's control to US jurisdiction, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection, JMW Solicitors, says that Brexit should not affect UK to EEA data flows:

"Both the UK and EU hope to complete the adequacy decision process (to satisfy that there is an adequate level of data protection) within the Brexit transition period.

Frontline Defense against forced entry

* FRONTLINE.jpgForced entry is a popular technique employed by criminals when performing burglaries, robberies and home invasions. Most doors are very vulnerable to forced entry, even when they are equipped with auxiliary locks like deadbolts. The construction of the door and frame and locks installed are important factors when determining an opening's vulnerability to attack.

Locksmiths frequently work on doors, repairing replacing and upgrading them. Often the door repair is associated with another issue on the door, such as it requiring to be upgraded to electronic access control, an improved locking arrangement, or a door which does not open or close properly.

Hanwha Techwin further expands its affordable Wisenet Q H.265 camera series

* Wisenet-XNP-6370RH.jpgThe three new Wisenet Q cameras recently introduced by Hanwha Techwin offer cost-effective, real-life practical solutions for a diverse range of applications.

* Wisenet QNP-6230RH 2 megapixel IR PTZ camera: Designed for city centres, large public areas and a broad range of other outdoor video surveillance applications, the Wisenet QNP-6230RH has a IR viewable length of 100 metres. It is also equipped with built-in Gyro sensors which offers accurate image stabilisation that comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images.

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Cyber security experts to speak at major conference in Aberdeen

As reported in the Press and Journal, some of the UK’s foremost cyber security experts will gather for a major conference in Aberdeen later this month.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is bringing together cyber security, law and technology experts as part of Cyber Security Scotland Week 2020.
The one-day conference will welcome keynote speakers from around the UK to discuss critical aspects of policy and cyber security relevant for the UK North Sea activity.

Enter the world of digital solution with DOM UK

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Technology plays a vital role in the world of physical security today. Having the power to control, review and initialise access to external areas of a building, internal door entrances, and furniture storage equipment from one device is an appealing scenario for many end-user sites.

SALTO access control chosen for Venture X London

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SALTO Systems has been selected to provide a smart access control solution for Venture X, a modern workspace community located in Chiswick Park, West London.

Lockexpo 2020 special room rate for attendees

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As Lockexpo 2020 is taking place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, we've negotiated a special rate for attendees. The hotel is recently refurbished and has a pool and spa as well as the conference facilities, restaurant and bar. There are other restaurants and things to do nearby too, so why not make it a base for your whole weekend?

To take advantage of the special rate, use the link below to book:

ASSA ABLOY door closers meet certification demands for uninsulated metal fire doors

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ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers is one of the few available on the market to satisfy the certification demands of uninsulated metal fire doors, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has announced.

The rise of wireless and importance of integration

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In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change - and it’s no different for access control. Trevor Ball of Allegion UK asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless system integration in today’s shifting access control market.

New Sales Director for Surveillance & Security at EET Europarts

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EET Europarts, the specialist technology distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Franceso (Frankie) Bellavia to the role of Sales Director - Surveillance & Security.

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