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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th November 2023 Issue no. 682

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Hanwha Vision achieves ISO 27001 Certification – the global standard for information security

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Hanwha Vision, the global vision solution provider, has achieved ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001) certification, the international standard for information security, further bolstering its internal security management systems (ISMS) and proving itself as a trustworthy and cyber-secure partner. 

ISO 27001 is the globally recognised standard for information security management systems, established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

XProtect 2023 R3 from Milestone has been released

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With this newest software release, users will have increased tools to drive productivity, collaboration, and scalability.

For enterprises seeking an intelligent foundation that transforms video data into actionable insights, XProtect 2023 R3 is a platform that promises unlimited potential. This update builds on XProtect's leading open platform technology with new capabilities that increase operational efficiency, enhance collaboration, and provide tighter system control.

Wireless intruder security solution provides multiple user benefits and new trade revenue streams

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A modular, wireless integrated security system from Dahua Technology is set to transform intruder detection and security management at small-to-medium businesses, as well as in homes. 

The EN50131 Grade 2 and PD6662: 2017 compliant AirShield wireless security system uses advanced, stable and reliable RF communication technology and cloud services to provide a flexible, user-friendly and affordable solution for end-users, installers and security companies.

Kwikset 270 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt

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Achieve designer style and superior security with this Kwikset Signature Series product for use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed.


Aqara G4, the first battery-powered video doorbell to work with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video

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The Aqara G4 is a unique video doorbell in that it can be wired, or battery powered. It is also the first battery-powered video doorbell to work with Apple’s HomeKit Secure Video and supports streaming to Google and Alexa smart displays. 

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This Week's News

Rogue security guards pose serious threat to life and public safety

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One of the UK’s leading crowd safety and security specialists has warned of a continued and serious threat to life and public safety at music, sports and entertainment events by rogue security guards who are fraudulently obtaining security industry association (SIA) security work licences and who are supposed to be safeguarding and protecting the public.

SALTO launches BLUEntrance Space Visitor ID Management System

* SALTO-BlueEntrance.jpgSALTO Systems has launched BLUEntrance Space – a fast, seamless, all-in-one Visitor ID and Access Management solution designed to automate operations and digitalise the visitor lobby experience.  

BLUEntrance Space combines visitor identification and access control in a single, powerful platform, providing a host of features that enhance security and streamline the guest journey. This advanced software solution offers digital pre-registration, contactless check-in and check-out capabilities, real-time reporting, and a secure keyless experience – setting new benchmarks for smart building management and security.

New Data Reveals the Passwords That Could Get You HACKED!

Are you going to be embarrassed? Is your password really 'Password'? It is for almost a million people. And if your name is Michael...

Only half of internet users are somewhat familiar with best practices of password security. Therefore, it may not come as a surprise that in 2022, over 24 billion passwords were exposed by hackers.  

Brand new data released by online security platform, mymxdata.com, reveals the most common words, phrases and values used in passwords 

Analysing data from a combination of global data breaches since 2019, the experts have scraped over 100 million different passwords to reveal what are the most common choice of password protection for internet users. 

From names, years, seasons, number combinations, and values, to sports, football teams, famous celebrities and fictional characters, here are the passwords you should really avoid using.

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How to take over a family trade business

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Family businesses are a huge part of the UK trade industry and recent research by
IronmongeryDirect found that almost two in five (38%) tradespeople now work for a company they inherited from a relative. Many of these firms have been passed down by at least two generations (18%), and a third (33%) of owners say they would love their children to carry things on when they retire. 

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions becomes Young Enterprise Business Backer

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As Young Enterprise (YE) launches its Business Backer campaign, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has demonstrated its dedication to the future entrepreneurs of Northern Ireland by becoming a YE Impact Business Backer.

The company’s contribution allows 50 young people to experience Young Enterprise’s school programmes each month, backing them to have entrepreneurial, enterprise and financial skills.

Greater investment into cyber security needed to protect businesses and democracy in the UK

In a stark warning, the UK's cyber security agency has sounded the alarm on the escalating threat posed by artificial intelligence (AI) to the integrity of the next general election, which must happen by January 2025. Other major elections in western democracies, such as the United States, are also under threat, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned.

In light of this, Claire Trachet, cyber security expert and CFO of global bug bounty platform, YesWeHack, discusses the vital need for greater investment into cyber security in the UK as AI continues to evolve.

Risk Ledger secures £6.25m to prevent cyber attacks on the supply chains of nation’s largest enterprises

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Organisations have been focused on protecting their own networks, applications, physical premises and people against cyber security attacks but have neglected their exposure to suppliers.

Over the past 3 years, a staggering 73% of organisations have been affected by a third-party security breach. Helping these businesses toughen their resilience against such attacks, cyber security business Risk Ledger has announced that it has raised a £6.25 million series A funding round to strengthen supply chains.

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