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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th May 2021 Issue no. 557

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Industry report highlights the scale of the ransomware challenge

A recent report which has found that the overall proportion of businesses targeted by cyber criminals in the past year has increased to 43 percent up from 38 percent has laid bare the double whammy impact of the Covid pandemic. This is according to ProLion, active ransomware and data protection solution for ONTAP storage.

The report the Hiscox Cyber Readiness report 2021 (see link below) surveyed over 6,000 companies across the US, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland.

Codelocks helps businesses prepare for reopening with new KitLock

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Simple access control solutions for the workplace, gym or education facilities.

Codelocks has expanded its KitLock range, giving customers a wider choice of keyless access solutions for cabinets and lockers. The new KL15 Public Function KitLock by Codelocks is ideal for multiple users who require access to shared storage.

Tyco Illustra Flex range strengthened with eight new NDAA-compliant cameras from Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and architect of the OpenBlue digital connected platforms, has announced the introduction of eight additions to its popular Tyco Illustra Flex camera series.

New targeted phishing campaign spreading FluBot banking Trojan

It has been reported that Threat actors are using SMS text messages to spread a password-stealing malware that attacks Android devices, experts have warned.

Once installed, the malware, known as FluBot, will harvest authentication details and other personal details and sensitive information. To make matters worse, the malware makes its way into a victim's address book, and in worm-like fashion infects other devices by sending itself to all the contacts.

Abloy introduces new access management solution for professional end-users - ABLOY OS INCEDO

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ABLOY OS INCEDO is designed to provide enhanced digital security and access management as well as situational awareness for professionals, all in one cloud-based application.

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SECO-LARM Infrared Proximity Sensors

* Proximity-sensors.jpgThe ENFORCER Infrared Proximity Sensors are used for no-touch operations to reduce the risk of spread of germs, viruses, etc., through cross-contamination.

Equipped with an adjustable sensor range 2-3/8"~8" (6~20 cm), 3A relay, and adjustable trigger duration from 0.5~30 seconds or it can be set to toggle. The sensor has an Illuminated LED for easy identification.

Johnson Controls cloud-based access control for seamless security management

* Cloudvue-Access-Control.jpgJohnson Controls is introducing Cloudvue with access control, with the Tyco Kantech KT-1 one-door controller.

This powerful technology collaboration enables centrally managed cloud video surveillance and access control across an entire organization from a single browser, part of the Johnson Controls commitment to providing technology so customers can maintain safe building environments, healthy business operations and seamless occupant experiences.

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Partnership provides complete security solution to a medium secure unit

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Abloy UK has partnered with Grantfen to supply a new security system to Mersey Care Foundation Trust's new state of the art medium secure unit, Rowan View.

Opened in 2020, the purpose-built NHS facility consists of 123 beds over eight wards. The £53 million development represents the Trust's ambition for a new centre delivering innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disabilities.

Mitie and Co-op roll-out hand-held forensic spray to deter attacks on shopworkers and curb violent crime

Co-op is the first major supermarket to see Security Officers equipped with a new forensic spray designed to deter attacks on frontline shopworkers and curb rising levels of violent crime.

The move comes against a backdrop of rising levels of crime against shopworkers and will see Mitie Security Officers specially trained in the use of the handheld spray which contains a unique SmartWater(r) forensic signature.

Trials in South Yorkshire have already shown SmartTag to calm potentially violent incidents, and stop them from escalating.

Registration is now open for IFSEC International Connect 2021 and IFSEC International in-person

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Both these events present unmissable opportunities to reconnect with the security industry and explore the innovative approaches to security technologies that have been born out of a challenging year.

Get to grips with how thermal surveillance cameras can be deployed to manage Covid-19, as well as the latest evolutions in touch free biometrics and much more.

MLA Expo21

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Following on from the successes of the MLA Expo 2019 we are back!

Sponsored By Abus, October 22nd - 24th will see the Telford International Centre again hosting The MLA Expo. As always we will have a wide variety of exhibitors, onsite training, networking opportunities, our Saturday Night Party and more!

We wanted to share with you the direct link to register online. Following on from registration you will be contacted in due course with information regarding the on site training schedule and Saturday Night Party so keep an eye out! We look forward to seeing you there.


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