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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th April 2024 Issue no. 701

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Securaki - the ultimate retrofit smart lock solution

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Compatible with over 90 percent of UK lock types including key turn, mortise, thumb turn, and latch rim locks, Securaki is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and provides up to 6 months battery life. 

Marcia - a revolutionary video surveillance storage solution

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Cozaint, an innovator in video surveillance storage solutions has launched Marcia, a groundbreaking software platform that dramatically reduces storage costs while making video playback and review effortless. Cozaint Marcia represents a significant leap forward in the video surveillance storage market. Traditional solutions often require expensive, disk-only storage infrastructure, leading to high costs and complex management. Marcia disrupts this model by leveraging a managed tiered storage infrastructure.  

Aura Ai-XS: Setting a new standard in short perimeter intrusion detection

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Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), an industry-leading provider of cutting-edge perimeter security solutions, has launched its latest innovation in intrusion detection technology at ISC West 2024: Aura Ai-XS.

Abloy’s Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions achieve PAS 24 Certification

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Abloy's Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions have successfully achieved PAS 24 certification, demonstrating their ability to protect against attack when combined with other specific products to create a complete doorset.

PACOM at The Security Event 2024

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Birmingham NEC 30 April - 2 May 

PACOM, a leading provider of access control and integrated security management solutions, will preview VIGIL CORE, its next generation cutting edge cloud-based platform at The Security Event 2024. 

EZVIZ introduces its first solar powered dual lens video doorbell for unparalleled vision with built-in 32GB eMMC storage capacity

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EZVIZ announces the UK launch of its first dual lens video doorbell, the EP3X Pro. It offers unparalleled vision, complex detection features, and an easy solar charging option so no visitor, delivery or detail is ever missed. Combining a 2K main camera and a 1080p bottom camera, the EP3x Pro detects both moving people and delivered packages to help users watch over the front door in a smart way.

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This Week's News

Interactive administration in the cloud: managing the risks

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In the NCSC’s cloud platforms guidance (and most recently in our lift and shift sections), we recommend that you protect the use of legacy management protocols – such as RDP and SSH. This practise is arguably more important in the cloud than it’s ever been on-premises, due to the inherent connectivity that cloud environments offer.

Despite traditional approaches to secure remote access now being relatively well understood, we know that it can be difficult to understand the alternative protections available in the cloud, and (crucially) the benefits that adopting these more modern solutions can bring.

Meet the Pluto JLR engineering tool

* 3DG-JLR-Tool.jpgHaving the right tools and equipment is essential. Introducing the Pluto JLR Engineering Tool, designed to cater to Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2023. It is an all-in-one solution that offers a comprehensive package of features. We're sure the Pluto tool will fill the gaps you may be missing in your other tools.

The Pluto Jaguar and Land Rover Engineering tool has been designed with you in mind. Whether you're an auto locksmith, advanced diagnostic technician, body shop technician, or garage owner. Providing you with a range of advanced features and capabilities that enable you to perform complex tasks and repairs with greater precision and efficiency.

Videx Security launches innovative app and new GSM features

* Videx-SMS-Access.jpgThe ‘Videx SMS Access’ app, available for free download on the App Store and Play Store, allows building occupants and temporary visitors, such as tradesmen or Airbnb guests for example, to gain entry using personalised pin codes.

The app eliminates the need for a master code, enhancing security and convenience for all users.

EZVIZ launches the new EL3, a combined advanced security camera and smart adjustable wall light

* EL3.jpgEZVIZ, a world-leading innovator in smart home security, is pleased to announce the launch of the EL3, a combined advanced security camera and smart adjustable wall light. Ideal for a garden, garage or front door, when the sun sets the EL3 can create pleasant ambient lighting whilst protecting the property with its AI-powered detection capability.

It sends automatic alerts about moving people and vehicles in any selected detection zone and recognises license plates in case someone parks in a drive or blocks the entrance to a property. 

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COOL SPIRiT luxury holiday apartments implement innovative DOM Tapkey smart security solution

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Given the vibrant nature of holiday rentals and the need for hassle-free security, the colourful COOL SPIRIT beach huts in Scarborough demanded a user-friendly solution without complex wiring, ensuring the safety of visitor belongings. 

The dynamic turnover of guests required a flexible access management system, ideally accessible remotely from a central platform. Already a pre-existing user of Tapkey, the customer was aware of how the software could be used to streamline access management seamlessly.

Lockdecoders now sell Miracle machines direct

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Lockdecoders has announced that all Miracle Machines will be sold direct from the company with no distributors involved. This will give better service, and provides direct contact with the manufacturer's importer and sole supplier since inception. "This way", the company says,  "we get your feedback much quicker and can work with customers on new updates. We have always carried the warranty and 2nd level tech support. We will now be also doing the level 1 tech support."

GAI appoints Codelocks expert as Vice Chair of its North Central Community Hub

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For over 30 years, Codelocks has been at the forefront of access control solutions, with a broad portfolio of products for doors and cabinets. One of the main reasons for the company’s success has been its focus on investing in its people, who in turn share their knowledge and expertise with their peers in the industry. 

Lockexpo confirmed for 2025 dates tba

Lockexpo 2024 has passed and the dust has settled. After conducting our own debrief on the event, the team at Lockexpo have come away happy with the outcome. As you may know this year's Lockexpo was a rush to get organised following the sudden passing of our director and founder Mike Friend.

Mitie secures new contract with HMRC

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Mitie has secured a new five-year contract, with the option to extend up to a total of ten years, with His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide security services across its nationwide estate.

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