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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
31st May 2017 Issue no. 364

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International News

BSIA to co-host thought provoking webinar on tackling vehicular terrorism

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On Thursday 1st June 2017 at 15:00 BST (10:00 EST), the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will be co-hosting a webinar with the United States' Security Industry Association (SIA).

Hanwha Techwin video surveillance solutions integrated with SureView Immix

The integration allows the latest Wisenet IP camera series and NVRs, as well as analogue DVRs to interact with Immix CS which is designed to improve the efficiency of central alarm monitoring stations offering video monitoring services.

Banorte Financial Group standardises on Boon Edam turnstiles and gates for Building Access Control

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Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that the Mexican financial group, Banorte, has standardised on Boon Edam's Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles and Winglock access gates at its new headquarters in Monterrey, the Koi Tower, and a major location in Mexico City.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors meets the latest LPS 1175 standards

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ASSA 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 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.

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

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This Week's News

New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security

By Rob LeFebvre

The New York Attorney General's office settled with Safetech to provide better security for its smart locks. Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key.

Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they're also pretty easy to hack open. The office of New York's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, announced a settlement  with one such smart lock manufacturer.

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Lockdecoders is on the road again.

* Lockdecoders-map.jpgOn Saturday 24th June Lockdecoders are holding a roadshow event in Newcastle. This is a great opportunity to talk directly to the Lockdecoders experts, see our products and network with us and other customers.

Lockdecoders will be showing the Miracle A9 Premium and the new Magic 2S portable engraving machine.

This show will be hosted by SKS. Also at this show are various other manufacturers like JMA, Maxus, Ifam, Codelocks, Yale and Era.

Times: 10am - 5pm
Venue: George Washington Hotel. Stone Cellar Rd, High Usworth Washington, Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE37 1PH (Clinton suite)

South Bank Patrol officers praised for their actions following Westminster terrorist attack

* South-Bank-Patrol.jpgCorps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, has recognised five of its officers for their actions during the immediate aftermath of the Westminster terrorist attack, which left four dead and over 50 injured.

Corps Security officers are contracted by the South Bank Employers' Group (SBEG) and on that day members of the South Bank Patrol team were among the first people to arrive at the scene, helping the injured, cordoning off the area and liaising with all the security and emergency services.

BSIA celebrates increasing membership growth in its 50th year

* 50-year-bsia.jpgThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to report a marked increase in membership growth this committee year, welcoming on board 26 new members since July 2016. These figures represent a 37% year-on-year increase, with the BSIA welcoming 19 members during the July 2015 - May 2016 committee year.

This strong growth rate serves to demonstrate that the Association is as relevant as ever as it celebrates its 50th year of service to the United Kingdom's private security industry.

UK cyber security start-up raises £2.5m as WannaCry lifts demand

By Cara McGoogan , The Telegraph

British cyber security start-up Panaseer has raised $3.25m (£2.5m) in the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware attack to develop its product and make further inroads into the US.

Panaseer uses data analytics to look for risks within companies' computer systems and mitigate them before they can be used by cyber criminals.

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Boon Edam's popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile series now "Made in the USA"

* Boon-Edam_Lifeline-series.jpgBoon Edam has announced that a completely new production line for its Lifeline Optical Turnstiles is now operational at the company's Lillington, NC factory.

These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially "Made in the USA."

Yale's smart solution secures National Technology Award

* Conexis.jpgYale UK has won Consumer Product of the Year for its Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock at the National Technology Awards. Beating off stiff competition from Parcelly, The Bank of Ireland and Boosty, it was Yale's Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock that triumphed.

Over 400 guests attended the inaugural event held at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair on 17th May 2017.

Customers take opportunity to see ABUS production first-hand

* Abus-visit.jpgThe start of April saw the start of several ABUS customer visits planned to strengthen and build understanding of what makes ABUS cylinder production so special.

ABUS have always sold its cylinder systems by endorsing the USPs that make ABUS cylinder suites special:

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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.

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.

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