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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd May 2024 Issue no. 706

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Briton marks 25 years of accurate installation with updated Accufit template

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Briton, a leading specialist in door controls and exit hardware, has launched a newly enhanced version of its long-standing and highly popular self-adhesive Accufit template, designed to aid easy and accurate installation of Briton’s trusted door closers.

Comment: Is the CISA's new cyber incident reporting rule too excessive?

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's cyber incident reporting draft rule is facing significant pushback from trade groups and lawmakers. The rule would mandate critical infrastructure entities to make cyber incident and ransomware disclosures within a 72- and 24-hour period, respectively, but has been reported by many as going too far.

Dr Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at ImmuniWeb and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Capital Technology University, commented: 

The YG80B: Bluetooth convenience meets modern security

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BQT Solutions (BQT), an industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality access control solutions, recently unveiled the Bluetooth-enabled version of its award-winning YG80 industrial lock at ISC West 2024. With thousands of installers, end-users, locksmiths, specifiers, and integrators in attendance, the feedback was unanimous. The YG80B is a product that the access control world needs—and needs now.

Global cybersecurity firm Performanta announces changes in leadership

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Global cybersecurity firm Performanta, who recently announced its latest AI-enhanced security service offering, Safe XDR, has revealed significant changes in its leadership.

LASN tries out the C8C, the first-ever outdoor pan/tilt Wi-Fi camera from EZVIZ

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EZVIZ has strengthened its product offerings with its first outdoor pan/tilt camera C8C. Designed to overcome challenges in outdoor surveillance and protection, the C8C boasts powerful features including panoramic monitoring, AI-powered human shape detection, colour night vision, and event-triggered active defence.

ImmuniWeb launches free Website Privacy Test to check compliance with latest data protection and privacy regulations

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ImmuniWeb has launched a new free website privacy test, as part of its 
ImmuniWeb® Community Edition that provides SMBs, universities and small governmental agencies free access to foundational cybersecurity, compliance and privacy testing capabilities.

Today, the Community Edition runs over 200,000 daily scans during peak days, supporting cybersecurity and data protection efforts of thousands of entities around the globe.

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This Week's News

Videx Security’s latest Mifare proximity reader for advanced access control solutions

* XPROX-MO-front.jpgVidex Security has launched the XPROX-MO, a cutting-edge panel mount Mifare proximity reader. Designed for use with the Videx WS4 web server access control system and compatible with third-party access control systems supporting the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), the XPROX-MO offers unparalleled flexibility and security for modern access control needs.

The XPROX-MO reader supports a wide range of Mifare cards and tags, including Classic, Plus, Desfire and Ultralight. It is also compatible with high-security applications utilising Desfire cards where data encryption is achieved using 128-bit AES on both the reader and cards/tags.

Unparalleled customer service sees Codelocks celebrate 10 years of success in Australia

Codelocks (Australia) Pty Ltd, is celebrating ten years of providing leading-edge mechanical and electronic access control solutions to the APAC market. 

In ten years, the Australian arm of the global company, headquartered in the UK with subsidiary offices in North America and Europe, has grown into a multi-million AUS dollar business serving over 1,500 clients across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. 

CIE rings in 60th anniversary with showcase of cutting-edge security solutions at TSE 2024

* CIE.jpgThe Security Event (TSE) 2024 was a landmark occasion for CIE Group who marked its 60th year in business with an impressive display of innovative security products and a champagne drinks reception on the first two days of the show.

Long established for its unique and value-added distribution model in the audiovisual industry, CIE is now making a significant impact in the security sector. Consequently, TSE 2024 served as a powerful platform to unveil the company’s latest brand offerings and solidify its position as an emerging distribution frontrunner in the security field.

British crowd and public safety tech company honoured with King's Award for Enterprise

* Kings-Award.jpgHalo Solutions, the Nottinghamshire based tech company behind the UK’s leading crowd safety and security operations software, has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. 

Halo Solutions is one of a number of organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today (Monday, 6th May), Halo Solutions has been acknowledged by His Majesty for excellence in Innovation.

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How maglock brackets are installed

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Understanding maglocks is one thing. Knowing how to fit them is another. It’s never just as simple as picking up a maglock and screwing it to a door frame. 

OCS shortlisted for FSM Security Team of the Year Award

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Fire and Security Matters Awards has revealed its 2024 shortlist, and the OCS Ministry of Justice team stands as a finalist in the Security Team of the Year category. This nomination is a testament to their dedication to excellence and collaborative work ethos. 

ERA and Coral partner to create unique security offering for smart-savvy customers

Home security specialist, ERA, has partnered with Yorkshire’s leading provider of windows, doors, and conservatories, Coral Windows and Conservatories, to create a unique smart offering exclusively available to Coral customers.

New research shows that security is failing to keep pace with smartphone utilisation by consumers

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UK fintech startup Nuke From Orbit, has unveiled findings from its latest research report, ‘Evolving smartphone usage and the growing threat to consumers’.

Mul-T-Lock celebrates women in locksmithing Industry with "Ladies Who Locksmith" Campaign

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Mul-T-Lock is proud to announce the launch of its "Ladies Who Locksmith" campaign, aimed at raising awareness of and celebrating women in the locksmithing industry.  

Shearline Locksmiths locks in van security with Mul-T-Lock MVP1000

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Bristol-based family-run business, Shearline Locksmiths has placed its trust in Mul-T-Lock’s brand-new MVP1000 vehicle security system to enhance the security of its commercial vans.

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