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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
19th July 2017 Issue no. 371

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

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Loxal security have revolutionised void security with their new IDACS (Intelligent Digital Access Control System) product range.

Smart, secure key storage from Master Lock

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American 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.

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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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.

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This Week's News

Police rescue locksmith stuck inside ATM

A Texas locksmith working on the back door entrance to a Bank of America ATM in Corpus Christi, got trapped in the machine last week. According to the New York Times, the branch to which the ATM adjoined was at the time under construction and no staff were present. To make matters worse, the repairman had left his cell phone in his truck and could not call for help. Upon realizing his predicament, the man got creative and began sending out notes to customers, using the ATM's receipt slot.

One of his notes read: "Please help. I'm stuck in here and I don't have my phone. Please call my boss ..."

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It's now time to turn your attention to entering Security & Fire Excellence Awards!

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Now that the excellent IFSEC and FIREX exhibitions are over, it's now time to turn your attention to entering Security & Fire Excellence Awards for FREE.

What better way to raise your personal profile across your business and to impress potential investors and clients than to get that edge over your competition?

The Mx6 camera line is complete: indoor models with more performance

* Mobotix-indoor.jpgMOBOTIX has introduced the new indoor models c26, i26, p26 and v26, thereby completing the successful Mx6 6MP camera line. The new, higher performing processor delivers up to twice as many images per second as before - at the same resolution.

The video data is simultaneously offered in three formats (MxPEG, MJPEG and H.264), as well as in a range of different resolutions. RTSP/multicast makes the Mx6 cameras more flexible. All of the models come standard with intelligent motion detection directly on the camera, and thereby offer more capacity for additional software applications.

AMG Systems helps to protect St. Christopher's School in Bahrain

* AMG_St-Christophers.jpgAMG Systems' ruggedised Ethernet switches have helped to provide a state of the art IP CCTV system for two campuses of St. Christopher's School, the leading British curriculum school in Bahrain.

St. Christopher's is a private school offering British curriculum education. It provides primary through to secondary classes, all the way through from reception to Sixth Form. Students are able to sit British GCSE and A-level examinations. In 2006, the UK's Guardian newspaper included St. Christopher's among the top eight British curriculum schools internationally.

4-in-1 HD Video Distributor

* 4-in-1-vid-distributor.jpgSECO-LARM U.S.A., Inc. has started shipping the new 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor.

The new 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor is the ideal way to distribute a single video signal to multiple locations.

Boon Edam revolving doors fill Stockholm Central Station with light while complementing historic architecture

* Stockholm-Central-Station.jpgBoon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that Stockholm Central Station in Sweden has installed a Boon Edam entrance solution as part of a renovation project for the terminal.

Originally designed in 1871, Stockholm Central Station has a long, proud history, and the building itself features magnificent artworks and architecture. The building is historically listed and as such, officials have an obligation to protect its architectural features in any upgrades or renovations that are undertaken.

Significant and life-long contributions to the industry recognised by BSIA Chairman's Awards

* BSIA-Awards-Paul-Tennent.jpgSome of the security industry's most influential people have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association Chairman's Awards in recognition of the significant contributions they have made to the ongoing success of the UK's private security industry.

The awards were personally selected by the BSIA's Chairman, Dirk Wilson, and serve to recognise the significant or life-long contributions in five different categories: Contribution to Standards, Contribution to the Community, Contribution to the Industry, Contribution to Training and Contribution to Exporting.

BSIA presents business accolades to outstanding security companies

* BSIA-Awards-CSL.jpgSix member companies of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) were recognised for their commitment to promoting the worldwide reputation of the industry in the Association's inaugural Security Business Awards.

The brand new awards were presented at the BSIA's Annual Luncheon on 12th July at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Presented in three main categories - The International Partnership Award, The Environmental Award and The Innovative Security Project of the Year Award - the awards invited contributions from all sections of BSIA membership, with one special commendation and one overall winner being announced in each category.

Pro-Vision appoint new Sales Office Manager

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

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In 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.

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.

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