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25th November 2020 Issue no. 535
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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.
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.
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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The 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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.