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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th September 2023 Issue no. 673

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Hanwha Vision launches the TNV-C7013RC corner mount camera with AI

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Hanwha Vision, the global vision solution provider, has launched the TNV-C7013RC corner mount camera with AI, for fewer false alarms and more efficient forensic search.

Ascento autonomous security patrolling robot to tackle global security guard personnel shortage

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Labour shortages have affected large parts of the world and various industries.

The security industry is also feeling the crunch, with many countries around the world facing a 52% staff shortage of security guards* which means companies are struggling to fulfill contractual obligations or sign new business.

IP 5MP Full Colour 2.8mm Turret Camera

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Seco-Larm's ENFORCER Full Colour Turret Camera provides 2K video, integrated LED floodlights, and the latest in AI surveillance detection on the market.

Abloy UK launches new Incedo Offline for offline access control management

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Abloy UK has launched Incedo Offline, an extension to the Incedo ecosystem that allows access to be managed both in real-time and offline at the same premises, providing even greater control and flexibility for security and facilities managers.  

Upgrade and modernise access control with the new SALTO XS4 Mini Metal Model

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SALTO Systems has announced the launch of the new XS4 Mini Metal Model, a cutting-edge solution for upgrading and modernizing access control systems.

4G pan & tilt battery camera eliminates network and power limits

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EZVIZ launches its first 4G pan & tilt battery camera to eliminate network and power limits for outdoor security, making protection more mobile and flexible than ever. 

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This Week's News

British SME tech company on target for extraordinary 659% growth over next 5 years

* Halo-event-screens.jpgOne of the UK’s leading crowd security and safety technology companies is celebrating a phenomenal milestone by revealing it has protected 50 million people at over 759 major sporting, music and entertainment events and business premises around the globe over the course of the Summer. 

Halo Solutions, which was founded by former National Counter Terrorism police officer Lloyd Major, has established itself as one of the leading SME crowd security and safety technology companies with its Halo (v5) incident and threat management software platform. 

ICO issues warning over smart devices harvesting personal data

* CCTV-array.jpgThe Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning about the risks posed by smart devices harvesting personal data. The ICO also announced a crackdown on connected devices, announcing plans for new rules and action to be taken against manufacturers who fail in their data security obligations. 

The warning comes in response to a new report from Which? that conducted a detailed audit of connected devices, revealing that almost all required location data, despite this information not being key to the products functionality. The report revealed that some brands of speakers automatically share customer data with TikTok and Meta, to smart TVs that insist on knowing viewing habits. 

Abloy UK reinforces importance of access control compliance after new statistics reveal sharp increase in fires

* AA--fire-compliance.jpgAbloy UK has reinforced the importance of fire door compliance after new government statistics revealed a sharp and shocking increase in the number of fires in England.

Fire and rescue services attended 178,737 fires in the year ending March 2023[1] - a 17% increase on the previous year, tragically resulting in the deaths of 259 people in fire-related instances.

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Auto locksmithing training available in the Garage at MLA EXPO 2023

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This year MLA is working in partnership with the ALA to bring a range of courses, highlights include:

- ALA Examinations: Prove your expertise and boost your credentials!
- All Keys Lost Truck Key Programming: Master the art of programming truck keys!
- Basic Picking Class on HU66 and HU101: Perfect for beginners!

Southeast NHS Trustsigns new three-year deal with Healthcare IoT cybersecurity specialist

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, a leader in healthcare IoT intelligence and security, has signed a new three-year agreement withDartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, one of the largest hospital trusts in North Kent, serving a local population of half a million people. 

The agreement comes as the NHS remains a key target for malicious activity from cybercriminals around the world focused on national infrastructure systems and on disrupting essential services.

Embracing Cybersecurity for Future-Proof Schools

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In recent years, cyberattacks have gone from an annoyance to the most tangible threat faced by education houses across the globe. In this blog, we examine how this happens, who is responsible, and what industry leaders can do to mitigate this.

SecurityHQ are anticipating an increase in attacks from 2022/2023 targeting the education sector. According to Gov.uk ‘85% of Higher education institutions’ in the UK have identified breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

The evolving role of Access Control in Healthcare

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Daniel May of Consort reviews the integration of access control systems in healthcare settings, outlining the benefits and key considerations decision makers must make throughout product specification. 

From patient safety and traversal to the protection of sensitive data and pharmaceuticals, today’s healthcare environments are faced with several operational challenges. And where security remains at the forefront of decision making, modern access control systems may often hold the answers.

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