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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th May 2017 Issue no. 361

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International News

New Net2 entry touch panel from Paxton

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The advanced functionality and simple operation of the new touch panel means installers can now offer their customers a premium security option as part of the Net2 Entry range.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald installs Assa Abloy hospitality locking solutions

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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, installed Assa Abloy Hospitality's VingCard classic RFID door locks and Visionline locking solution.

New Allegion website makes product specification and selection easy

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Global pioneer in door hardware and access control solutions, Allegion, is inviting people to visit its new Middle East & Africa website that presents its most trusted security and safety solutions.

Mechanical Locks Market Research, market share, competitor strategy, industry trends, forecast to 2022

The global Mechanical Locks Market is still projected to grow at a rapid rate owing to its various security and convenience benefits. Moreover, its increasing application in various end-user segments like education, banking, and hospitality will bolster the prospects for market growth during the forecast period.

Police combat burglaries with satirical 'door locks' infomercial

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A Florida police department is combating vehicle burglaries with a tongue-in-cheek infomercial promoting a "new" product: door locks. The Davie Police Department posted a video to YouTube responding to a recent rash of vehicle burglaries in the area in the form of an infomercial.

Kwikset Obsidian smart lock

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Obsidian is one of the new residential smart locks shown by Kwikset at ISC West, and will be available later in the year. Said to be among the first on the market with the Z-Wave 500 Series chipset, Obsidian offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and security features reducing the vulnerability of the network.

Vehicles allegedly stolen by locksmith at airport

A number of vehicles were allegedly stolen by a locksmith at a Wisconsin airport. Forty-six-year-old Anthony Larson of Milwaukee has reportedly admitted stealing nine cars and vans parked at Milwaukee's Mitchell International, and park and ride lots around the area.

Split-Series Keypad with Proximity Reader

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SECO-LARM USA, Inc. has started shipping the new Split Series Keypad with Proximity Reader. The SK-4131-SPSQ adds an extra layer of security - the keypad and controller are separate; preventing access via keypad tampering.

This Week's News

New lock brings codeless functionality to the KitLock range

* Kitlock.jpgThe new KL1050 can replace virtually any existing cam lock, providing codeless access capabilities to lockers, cabinets and enclosures

Codelocks, a leader in access control innovation, has announced the latest addition to its KitLock range. Building on the capabilities of the KL1000, the new keyless cam lock can be retrofitted to a wide range of lockers, cabinets cupboards and enclosures.

Met Police accused of 'severe' security breach after handing over addresses of London's 30,000 gun owners

The Met Police has been criticised for handing over the addresses of 30,000 London gun owners to a third party for a marketing campaign. Gun owners were only made aware their details had been given out after a police campaign leaflet, posted from Leeds, was sent through their letterboxes last month, according to technology website The Register.

The website said the leaflets raised "severe" security implications for the capital's gun owners, which it estimated to be about 5,000 rifle owners and 25,000 shotgun owners.

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Securitron available with lifetime guarantee from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions

Leading brand Securitron, well known for its portfolio of electromagnetic locking solutions, is now available from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, with an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.

The announcement signals ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions' commitment to offering a 'one-stop shop' for customers, ensuring they can deliver the right solution, whatever the specification. The move also gives ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions' customer base access to a wide range of Securitron products.

MEPs call for EU rules on private security companies

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct, while staying away from tasks usually reserved for the military said committee MEPs on Tuesday.

Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on private security companies (PSCs). The use of private contractors must be limited to logistical support and the protection of installations and only EU-based PSCs should be contracted for protection tasks abroad, say MEPs.

Cyber Security of UK Infrastructure

The Government has identified 'cyber' as one of six Tier 1 threats to UK national security. This POSTnote focuses on the cyber security of the UK's critical national infrastructure, describing measures to improve cyber security and challenges in implementing them. It also reviews the new National Cyber Security Strategy, along with international policy and legislation.

The number of attempted cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure is growing. Ukraine has already suffered the first confirmed instance of a disruptive cyber-attack on an electricity network, which caused a power outage that affected 225,000 customers.

Paris to auction off 'love locks' and give proceeds to migrant charities

* Paris-love-locks.jpgParis aficionados will get the chance to buy into the world's most romantic city when the French capital sells off the "love locks" that have adorned its bridges before officials clamped down on the amorous practice.

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Cutting edge video entry for classical-style apartments

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The Comelit ViP system was installed by Evolution Fire & Safety at Englemere, a luxury development by Millgate Homes in Ascot. The installation features digital Ikall panels and Simplekey fob readers at the main gates and front entrance, keypad/fob access to the underground car park and stair cores, and Icona ViP monitors inside each apartment, which are connected to antique-style doorbells.

Pickersgill-Kaye primed to secure bigger share of rail market

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Pickersgill-Kaye, which became a trading division of ASSA ABLOY Limited from February 2017, has reported export sales for 2016 of £665,977 - with growing orders from the global rail sector for its emergency override mechanisms, safety critical solutions and train locking equipment.

ABUS UK offer new total door security

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For many years ABUS Door Bars have made a successful contribution to ABUS' security portfolio in Germany. While these products offer spectacular additional door security, their very specific fitting requirements have meant their sale in the UK would be mostly limited to distributors able to offer a professional fitting service.

Europe's first cyber security research centre has been launched in Cardiff

By Katie-Ann Gupwell

A cyber security research centre, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will be located at Cardiff University . The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics, which will provide world-leading research into the problem of cyber security, will be at the university's School of Computer Science and Informatics.

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New ACT website

Following the recent acquisition of ACT by Vanderbilt a new solution focused website has been developed incorporating ACT.eu and other peripheral websites. This phase one development will make online interactions easier for global customers.

How to fight security fatigue

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by Wendy Zamora

We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it's from TV news, phone notifications, online browsing, social media, or even the good old fashioned paper, we hear stories of the increasing dangers of cybercrime.

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Register for IFSEC International and receive a complimentary download

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Register for Borders & Infrastructure Expo, an IFSEC event, today and receive a complimentary download of Brexit: What are the security and resilience implications. The report from London First provides an overview of the top-level issues and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities presented by the referendum result of June 2016.

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The hidden key to guest satisfaction

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Interiors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more 'hidden' details that can make or break a guest's stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID technology is doing for the hotel industry.

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