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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th March 2016 Issue no. 306

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International News

ABUS Modular Cylinder System launched at Totally DIY & LockExpo

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To help lock specialists get easier and more profitable sales ABUS launched its ModularMX cylinder system, compatible with existing ABUS Bravus, Vitess and Zolit euro double and thumbturn patented and trademark protected cylinder systems. ModularMX offers maximum flexibility for quick tool free modification and fitting of nickel cylinders ranging from 30/30mm to 70/70mm - without the need for stock of every cylinder size.

Toolfix offers security and peace of mind of Winkhaus

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Security is an important issue in the home. Insurers usually insist upon the main exterior doors of a property being fitted with a mortice deadlock with at least five levers that conforms to BS3621:2007 or equivalent.

iLoq door lock is powered by phones

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Finnish digital lock mechanism specialist iLoq has unveiled what is claimed to be the world's first electronic door lock powered by a user's NFC mobile phone, removing the need for the lock to be equipped with a battery or external power source.

Allegion upgrades Briton outside access devices

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Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, will launch its eagerly awaited, upgraded outside access devices (OADs) by Briton this month.
The all-new design offers a host of innovative features, including return-to-door lever handles, anti-vandal design and full compliance with BS 8300, making this a valuable upgrade to Briton's panic hardware range.

Securikey picks Master Lock

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Leading UK supplier Securikey is proud to be able to offer a range of Master Lock security products following The Master Lock(c) Company's recent acquisition of Sentry Safe.

ACT develops new door controller

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Access control manufacturer ACT has released a single-door IP controller aimed at new and existing customers. The ACTpro 1520e gives integrators ultimate flexibility. They can install the controller using IP at every door, create a hub from RS485 or, most importantly, expand using Ethernet by exploiting the unit's dual Ethernet switch.

Security market to exceed $170 billion by 2020, analysts say

by Darren Paul

The information security market will hit US$170 billion by 2020, a growth projection of some US$100 billion (£70 billion) from current figures according to analyst firms.

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Master Lock introduces the worlds most secure bluetooth padlocks

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Master Lock has become the first security specialist to unveil Bluetooth padlocks combining keyless entry, shared access and no numerical codes, backed by the latest technology and their 100 years of trusted expertise.

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This Week's News

Demand for IT security rises in 2016

Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).

Following this, information has been sourced that IT security professionals are the most sought-after contractors within the UK's growing jobs market according to new research from UK-based recruiting contract finance provider Sonovate.

Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes

* umbo.jpgUmbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and San Francisco-based startup's funding was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from Mesh Ventures, Wistron Corporation, and Phison Electronics.

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Urmet delivers IP video entry to high-end Central London development

* 190-strand.jpgUrmet has supplied its IP video entry and access control solution to a £500m central London residential project on the north bank of the Thames.

The development by St Edward (part of The Berkeley Group) at 190 Strand will feature 200 suites, apartments and penthouses around a landscaped square stretching down to the riverfront.

Defence groups take aim at cyber security

By Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times

The hackers were changing tactics almost by the hour. Even as the cyber defence team erected one wall to repel the invasion, another was being breached by an entirely new hostile code.

This attack on a major UK company lasted for five weeks last year - and was eventually traced to an "Asian government", says James Hatch, director of cyber services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, which first identified the assault.

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'Petya' ransomware locks your computer screen then encrypts files

By Cammy Harbison

On Thursday, Heise Security reported a new form of ransomware called Petya that locks users' computer screens while encrypting their files. While ransomware infections in general are on the rise, the Petya ransomware uses two interesting tactics not previously used by ransomware attackers.

Ransomware attacks usually occur after a victim has clicked on a poisoned link inside of an email or on a website. But more recently, ransomware attackers have been changing their methods to fool more victims.

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Alpro wrapped up in a book

* Seaford-Library.jpgDeadlocks and paddle handles from Alpro are securing Warwick House, a new £6m library and multi-user community building in Seaford, East Sussex. The library building, which includes nine supported accommodation residential units, is on three storeys and also offers day services for older people.

Several sets of powered pedestrian sliding doors within the curtain walling at Warwick House are using Alpro's Europrofile deadlocks. The doors give access to library, community and clinical facilities with much attention been paid to the needs of wheelchair-users.

Assa Abloy and Spica at Data Centre World Exhibition

* Assa-A-Spica.jpgAssa Abloy Access Control, a UK division of Assa Abloy, a global leader in door opening solutions, together with Spica will be presenting an integrated approach to access control within Data Centres at this year's Data Centre World exhibition.

Held at Excel, London, on 12th and 13th April 2016, Assa Abloy Access Control UK and Spica, a leading manufacturer of innovative access control solutions, will be exhibiting their latest innovations in access control at the show on stand E81.

Comelit leading the way in student accommodation security

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First crime prevention exhibition and conference to be held in Liverpool

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.

Why security plays an important role in building design

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With the vast array of security solutions currently available on the market, from access control for gates, to 24 hour CCTV coverage and sophisticated intruder alarms; choosing the right system to fully meet your needs can be a difficult task.

Aiphone and Advanced Access agree distribution partnership

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Aiphone, one of world's most trusted communication solutions brands, has appointed Advanced Access Ltd as a UK distributor for its video door entry systems.

BSIA recognises incredible contributions of Security Personnel

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.

Access control at Oxford University

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Executive Alarms has installed ACT access control equipment at All Souls College, University of Oxford. The College was founded in 1438 and one of the main challenges was to safeguard people and property without affecting the visual appeal of buildings from the reign of Henry VI.

Tradelocks Make KEYDIY Easy!

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Tradelocks are said to be the largest stockists and distributors of KEYDIY in the UK, allowing you to supply a large range of key replacement services without having to invest in high levels of stock. And now you can get your hands on some of these fantastic products at one-off discount prices - for a limited time only!

Pro-Vision release new product catalogue

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Pro-Vision, the UK distributor of security equipment has recently launched its latest 200+ page product catalogue (dated March 2016) featuring the very best in branded CCTV and Access Control equipment.

Costain and VPS Site Security shortlisted for joint entry in Construction Awards

VPS Site Security, specialists in protecting large and remote locations from construction sites to railways, and Costain, the British construction and civil engineering company, have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.

10 reasons to start tracking your vehicles

Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits. 

But why go to the expense of implementing a vehicle tracking system? Here are ten of the most common reasons.

ICO launches new data protection self-assessment tool for SMEs

The ICO has launched a self-assessment tool that will help small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act. The toolkit provides handy links to relevant guidance and further information. It will generate an assessment rating based on user responses.


GJD to showcase latest products at the Security TWENTY 16 Ireland Conference and Exhibition

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GJD, one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators is pleased to announce they are exhibiting at Security TWENTY 16 (ST16) in Ireland.

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