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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
26th July 2017 Issue no. 372

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

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MOBOTIX 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.

4-in-1 HD Video Distributor

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SECO-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.

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.

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This Week's News

Clarification on regulatory regime essential says BSIA

* James-Kelly_BSIA.jpgThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is calling for urgent clarification on the future of the regulatory regime for the private security industry.

This comes following news that a security firm is being investigated by the Security Industry Authority for allegedly supplying cloned badges to unlicensed stewards. The company in question is not a BSIA member.

Security & Fire Excellence Awards - entry deadline extended to Monday 21 August 2017!

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If you were struggling to make time to enter Security & Fire Excellence Awards before the deadline, then you're in luck! As we are bang in the middle of the summer holiday period, it has been agreed to extend the entry deadline by 4 weeks!

Yale launches 'Assure Lock SL' key free touchscreen deadbolt

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Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product in the US today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple's HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. It will also enable HomeKit support on six of its existing smart locks through a new module launching this month.

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Building a centre of excellence for rail at Pickersgill-Kaye

* P-K-Site-Development2.jpgPickersgill-Kaye's facility in Leeds is undergoing a major redevelopment, as owner ASSA ABLOY's significant investment plans for turning the Yorkshire lock maker into a specialist production base for the rail industry gathers pace.

An ongoing programme of refurbishment is being carried out on the infrastructure at the site, including modernising the manufacturing facility, creating new office space and implementing the latest design and computer technology.

Cisco acquires network security startup Observable Networks

Cisco has made another acquisition in the enterprise security space - underscoring the ongoing market demand for security services amid a growing threat of cyber breaches and malicious hacking among businesses that are moving to cloud-based infrastructures.

Castel demonstrates Premier League pedigree

* Grand-Stade-de-Lyon_Parc-OL.jpgAudio-video intercom from Castel has been installed at the €415 million Parc Olympique in Lyon, a sports stadium that hosted matches at UEFA Euro 2016. The 59,000-capacity venue in central France is the home ground of Olympique Lyonnais, which plays in the country's top football division.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais boasts the most interconnected information systems for management and spectators in Europe. French telecom company Orange has built a private Wi-Fi network consisting of 500 routers that allow up to 20,000 people to be connected simultaneously.

National industry award winners demonstrate value of security personnel

* National-SPA_Tom-Lewis.jpgThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to announce the national winners of this year's esteemed Annual Security Personnel Awards.

The renowned industry awards are currently in their nineteenth year and have been sponsored by Camberford Law plc - specialist insurance brokers to the security industry - since their inception. The awards themselves serve to recognise the talent, dedication, skill and bravery exhibited by security personnel in their roles each and every day.

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

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Deadline for entries: MONDAY 24 JULY 2017 at 11.00PM (EVENING)

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?

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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