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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th May 2017 Issue no. 362

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New lock brings codeless functionality to the KitLock range

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The new KL1050 can replace virtually any existing cam lock, providing codeless access capabilities to lockers, cabinets and enclosures

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.

This Week's News

Back to black for G4S

Integrated security company G4S was in the black after it reported a 9% jump in revenue for the first quarter and said it saw a strong start to the year.

In the three months to the end of March, revenues from the group's continuing businesses were 8.9% higher than the first quarter last year.

"Trends continued from 2016, with double-digit organic growth in developed markets and revenues broadly unchanged in emerging markets. New contract wins and the pipeline provide confidence in the group's expectation of average revenue growth in the range of 4-6% per annum," said chief executive Ashley Almanza.

Encryption in danger

Leaked docs reveal the UK Home Office's secret plan to gain real-time access to our text messages and online communications and force companies like WhatsApp to break the security on its own software. "This reckless government plan will make all of us more vulnerable to attacks like the ransomware assault against the NHS." Source: OpenMedia

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has made it very clear that she thinks no one should get to use safe and secure messaging apps.2 Now she has set on the path to make her wish come true.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors meets the latest LPS 1175 standards

* Tested-door.jpgASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has successfully re-tested its products to Loss Prevention Standards (LPS) 1175: Issue 7, greatly increasing the scope of certification for its security door range.

The doors have been independently tested by the Building Research Establishment to the latest issue of the security standard, with the doors fitted with the Pickersgill-Kaye range of single and multi-point locking systems.

Free event to help Scottish businesses strengthen their cyber security

* Scots-cyber-security.jpgHelping businesses to navigate the complex world of cyber security is the aim of a new event taking place in Scotland on Friday 2nd June, organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).

Yale UK and Philips Hue to support Smart Home Week

Yale UK and Philips Hue have been announced as the latest supporters of Smart Home Week - a brand new initiative designed to help trade professionals get to grips with the smart home and showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.

To coincide with the campaign, which will take place the week commencing 29th May 2017, the security and lighting companies will be on-hand to offer expert advice on all things smart, and will host competitions and product offers to celebrate the launch.

The cloud security market size is expected to grow to USD 12.73 billion by 2022

The cloud security market size is expected to grow from USD 4.09 billion in 2017 to USD 12.73 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.5%.

The cloud security market is driven by factors, such as increased adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IoT0 trends, rise in adoption of cloud-based security solutions, increasing demand for cloud computing & increasing government initiatives, and emergence of smart cities.

Banknote Watch offers essential advice as old £5 is withdrawn from circulation

* Dye-Stained-cash.jpgAs of Friday 5th May 2017, the paper £5 note will be officially withdrawn from circulation and no longer legal tender. While Banks, Building Societies and the Post Office are likely to accept notes after this date, paper £5 notes can also be exchanged at the Bank of England, either in person or by post, for the new polymer note, which was introduced in September 2016.

In light of these new changes, Banknote Watch, a crime prevention initiative, is providing members of the public with advice on how to identify legitimate polymer £5 notes.

Number of burglaries in Germany slightly falling

In the last ten years, the number of burglaries in Germany has steadily increased. According to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the figures for 2016 have fallen by 9.5%, compared to the previous year. However, the risk of burglary in one's own home should not be underestimated.

The recently published criminal statistics published by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) for the year 2016 shows that in the past year 151,265 break-ins were registered nationwide. The clearance rate of these crimes is only 16.9%. In comparison to the previous year (2015: 167,136 cases) the figures represent a decline of 9.5%.

Allegion appoints new commercial leader for UK, Ireland

* Allegion_new_hire.jpgSpecialist security provider Allegion has appointed Pete Hancox as Commercial Leader of its UK and Ireland businesses to build and lead strategic partnerships in specification.

Hancox joins Allegion UK in Birmingham from his recent role as Client Services Director for HP Doors. He will also be in charge of overseeing Ireland's commercial activity. Hancox is no stranger to Allegion, having been part of the Ingersoll Rand security group for almost nine years, prior to his appointment with HP Doors. Allegion formed as a result of the spin-off of Ingersoll Rand's commercial and residential security business in 2013.

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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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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.

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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