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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th June 2017 Issue no. 365

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

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Boon 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

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Yale 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.

Customers take opportunity to see ABUS production first-hand

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The 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:

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.

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This Week's News

Simply Keys 2017. WOW! What a great show!

* Simply-Keys2017.jpgThank you to everyone that came, we had record numbers of customers, great feedback on the all aspects of the show, lots of prizes won and a great response to the jaw-dropping deals.

Congratulations to everyone that won some of the £30,000 of prizes handed out. Many won tokens, credits, software and tools. Congratulations to Phil French who won a £3.5k Zed-FULL on the football game.

IFSEC International 2017 introduces exclusive on-site discounts programme

* IFSEC-discounts2.jpgIFSEC is introducing a GroupOn-style programme of exclusive discounts to give security professionals another reason to visit Europe's largest annual security trade show.

CSL, Vanderbilt and Anglia Tool Centre are among the many exhibitors that have signed up to the IFSEC Discounts scheme, which gives visitors - who pay nothing to get into the show - discounts and incentives they will simply not be able to get anywhere but London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017, when the show is held.

BSIA members excel at industry influence

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In a change to the traditional listing, 2017 nominees have been categorised into their respective areas of expertise, enabling individuals from all elements of the security and fire sectors, including business leaders, academics and pioneers of technological innovation to be recognised.

GJD announces technical service provider agreement with VMS

GJD, a world class leading designer and manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators has announced a new service deal with VMS, a provider of installation and maintenance services within the Audio Visual, Networking and Security markets. The innovative approach aims to strengthen GJD's customer relations and provide unparalleled levels of field support.

The new deal will see VMS's experienced engineers and consultants work closely with GJD on key projects. VMS will offer field technical support, as well as full health and safety accreditation to provide customers with ultimate peace of mind.

Always at home with Urmet's CallMe app

* Urmet-app.jpgUrmet has launched CallMe, a call-forwarding system that enables customers to answer their video door phone remotely, from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone or tablet.

CallMe is aimed at individual homes and small to medium-rise apartment blocks. It enables residents to speak with visitors, open gates and open doors - all using a mobile device.

Niu Solutions launches disaster recovery product

IT solutions and infrastructure service provider, Niu Solutions, has launched its latest Disaster Recovery as a Service product (DRaaS).

The offering gives firms cost-optimised cloud platform delivery and incorporates orchestration and automation technologies that can minimise the recovery time, ensuring access to critical data in the event of a catastrophe.

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Lockdecoders is on the road again.

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On 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

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Corps 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.

BSIA celebrates increasing membership growth in its 50th year

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The 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.

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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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.

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