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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th July 2017 Issue no. 370

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Codelocks continues its wave of innovation with two new affordable mechanical locks

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Leading lock manufacturer Codelocks has introduced two new additions to its range of easy-to-install locks, with the announcement of the CL50 and the CL160. The new locks follow a raft of product releases, as Codelocks continues to invest heavily in research and development.

BEST Access Solutions introduces Keystone Web, the latest digital key management program

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BEST Access Solutions, part of the dormakaba Group portfolio of mechanical and electronic access control solutions, has released Keystone Web, the company's latest key management program.

Aurora unveils long range facial recognition sensor

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Pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora unveiled its latest next-generation technology development: FaceSentinel LR, a long range sensor that extends Aurora's industry-leading near infrared capabilities to a wider range of distances, making it suitable for applications such as queue management, surveillance, and VIP identification.

The specialist biometric imaging and illumination technology is designed to work with the latest versions of Aurora's Deep Learning-based Facial Recognition engines.

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This Week's News

Online Fraud

Online fraud is now the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but has been overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry. Fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales and most happens online.

While the landscape for tackling online fraud is complex, the Home Office's response is not proportionate to the threat, according to the National Audit Office.

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Loxal Brings Void Security/Access Control into the 21st Century

* Letterbox-key-safe.jpgLoxal security have revolutionised void security with their new IDACS (Intelligent Digital Access Control System) product range.

Comments David White, who has spent the past 35 years in the security business and the man who created both Sitex and VPS in the same marketplace:

Smart, secure key storage from Master Lock

* Master-Lock-blue.jpgAmerican super brand Master Lock has become the first security specialist to release a Bluetooth key lock box, that can be accessed via a smartphone, to the European market.

Backed by the latest technology and designed with Master Lock's 90 plus years of trusted security expertise, the smart, simple and secure lock box ensures homeowners will never have to hide keys under the doormat or a flower pot ever again.

93% of websites fail to meet security standard

April King, a security engineer at Mozilla, found that the vast majority of the world's largest sites - 93.45% to be exact - are not implementing many modern security technologies which provide secure connections to their users and protect them from attacks such as cross-site scripting (CSS) and content injection.

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Security guards in plain clothes are going to patrol Brittany Ferries

* Ferry.jpgPlain clothes security staff are to be placed on Brittany Ferries' vessels and passengers will face additional bag checks, it has been revealed. The Plymouth-based company has increased security measures for travellers ahead of its summer rush. The security staff won't be armed but gun-toting French military patrols, introduced last year, are continuing.

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Comelit's award-winning IP Door Entry System chosen for Battersea Power Station development

* battersea-power-station.jpgResidents at one of the UK's most iconic and keenly sought-after developments - Circus West at Battersea Power Station in London - are using a state-of-the-art IP video entry system from Comelit.

With designs that are both aesthetically stylish and technically sophisticated, it is little wonder that the new development has attracted attention from potential purchasers from all over the world.

Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime

* Investing-in-IT.jpgIn the wake of high-profile global ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya, BT and KPMG have this week published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a business opportunity.

The new report, 'The cyber security journey - from denial to opportunity', warns businesses against falling into dangerous traps as they deal with the complexity of securing a digital enterprise.

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Skills for Security one of the first to offer the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Standard

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Skills for Security is proud to be among the first of the training providers to offer the brand new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard.

SSAIB audits first company to latest ISO 9001 standard

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SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading security, fire and telecare certification body, has certificated its registered firm, MRP Alarms, to the latest ISO 9001 quality management systems standard.

Worthing locksmith who 'loved helping others' will be remembered

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An entrepreneurial grandfather, who ran a thriving Worthing locksmith business for around 44 years, has died at the age of 69. Family man Colin Attle, of Roedean Road, who 'loved helping others', died after enduring a short illness 'with extreme bravery and fortitude' on Friday, June 16.

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Police apologise to innocent locksmith wrongly named as one of Hull's most wanted

Humberside Police have apologised to an innocent locksmith who secured a burglary scene after they named him as one of Hull's most wanted criminals. The force circulated a media appeal with details of eight suspects they wanted the public to help them catch.

Included was the name, photograph and address of Christopher Phelan who detectives said was wanted for burglary. However, Mr Phelan was not involved in the burglary. He had attended the crime scene in his capacity as a locksmith to secure the building, working alongside the police!

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Surge in electro-mechanical hardware makes ongoing FM training more important than ever

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Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox suggests that facilities management training needs to keep pace with rapidly developing building technologies for building and occupant wellbeing.

ICO launches revamped data protection self-assessment toolkit ahead of GDPR

The ICO revamped the data protection self-assessment toolkit for SMEs, which includes: a checklist to help businesses and organisations get ready for the GDPR, and the ability to compare what you are currently doing around data protection to what you should be doing under the GDPR.


Mitie launch City Class service

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Mitie's security management business has announced the launch of its City Class service to customers, industry thought leaders and influencers, at its quarterly thought leadership event, The Kurtzman Club.

Dakota Hotels selects MOBOTIX for intelligent yet discreet video surveillance

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MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of major installation for Dakota Hotels that is helping to provide a secure environment for guests and staff while remaining discreet and unobtrusive.

Dakota Hotels is a lifestyle hotel brand providing hospitality and restaurant services in boutique hotels based in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Veracity showcases end-to-end Command & Control solution at IFSEC

Veracity, a leading provider of innovative and intelligent solutions that solve real-world challenges in IP video systems, is showcasing a new suite of products at IFSEC 2017 which neatly brings together the three cornerstones of its successful business: IP transmission, storage and display.

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