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20th January 2021 Issue no. 541
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The new Wisenet PNM-9000QB camera module is designed for ATM, retail and other covert fraud and theft detection applications.
They cover AI edge-based solutions, open platform, the Cloud, cyber security, data protection and privacy issues.
Successful ransomware attacks will continue to grow this year due to increasingly sophisticated tactics. This is according to research* from Databarracks, revealing ransomware attacks have increased by 26% since 2018.
According to Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, new ransomware tactics deployed by criminals will result in more successful attacks on organisations: "Ransomware is evolving. Cyber-criminals are deploying more sophisticated and innovative ways of extorting businesses and evidence shows this will escalate over the coming year.
The Wisenet TNM-3620TDY is a bi-spectrum, multi-channel device which incorporates a QVGA-class thermal imaging camera and a 2-megapixel video surveillance camera.
The move into the smart-sensor market has been one in which Avantis International has invested £1.0m to date, harnessing their international and wholly owned subsidiaries for the development of the software and firmware, with fully integrated manufacturing from their plant in South East Asia.
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The question posed recently in an email between some of the leading lights in the automotive locksmith industry was: "How long will it be until car keys are a thing of the past?" This question is obviously of great importance to automotive locksmiths as it's their bread and butter, so in this piece, we will be exploring how the automotive industry is changing the way we will get into and start our vehicles in future.
How things stand today and the technology that is already out there
Burglary can be a very profitable crime for offenders but significantly costly for property owners. In fact, statistics from the Government show that victims on average incur a financial loss of £4,040 from the theft of possessions and damage caused to property during a burglary.
Interested in property safety, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk analysed the latest data from the police on 41 police forces/constabularies to determine which areas of England and Wales experienced the most burglary cases between January - November 2020.
It is with huge regret that we must cancel any shows in 2021. Having canvassed and had replies from many exhibitors, it seems unlikely that any would attend a show or they feel that visitor numbers would be very low.
Provisional dates have been secured of Saturday 5th and Sunday the 6th of March 2022 for Lockexpo
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With the new UKNI mark fast approaching, locksmiths in Northern Ireland must be up-to-date on the latest changes and deadline for the new product marking system, says UNION, part of the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group. This covers door opening solutions such as fire-resistant and emergency locks, panic exit devices and door closers.
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking system that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods that previously required the CE marking.
So far, Virtual Check In has helped over 350 businesses of all sizes to replace their pen and paper recording system with its contactless QR code / NFC scanning system, and now has over 250,000 users across multiple industries.