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9th August 2017 Issue no. 374
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Chubb Fire & Security Ltd is helping boost the reliability of CCTV systems with a new service that proactively checks the status of installed CCTV equipment, bringing enhanced levels of safety and security to customers throughout the UK.
Chubb ServiceCheck is an automated service that connects regularly to individual CCTV systems over the Internet to check on the status and operation of their digital video recorders (DVR), network video recorders (NVR) and cameras.
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.Full Story
The new 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor is the ideal way to distribute a single video signal to multiple locations.
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This Week's News
Non-fire resisting doors in high rise tower blocks should be replaced immediately with doorsets that are certified for fire performance by a third-party certification authority, according to the Government.
The move, which comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in West London, requires replacement doorsets to be certified by an independent UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited, third-party certification authority to a standard providing at least 30 minutes fire resistance.
Following the success of its first smart lock last year, Codelocks have announced a new addition to the range, the CL5520. Offering flexibility and convenience, the CL5520 utilises wireless technology giving users the ability to connect remotely and choose between pushbutton code, smart card or smartphone access.
The addition of a euro profile mortice sash lock with deadbolt and latch bolt features allows building managers to prevent code or card entry when necessary, offering increased security and control. The inside lever handle retracts the deadbolt and latch bolt preventing accidental lock in.
The BSIA is pleased to announce the dates of a series of breakfast briefings being held across the UK to provide industry practitioners with information on the new PD6669 scheme.
OK we know it's the 'silly season' but...
a prison inmate convicted of killing his parents says he was allowed to fix locks inside a maximum-security New York state prison before an elaborate escape plan he developed was uncovered. Gordon "Woody" Mower told a Syracuse newspaper that guards at the Auburn Correctional Facility had him repair locks throughout the prison regularly.
A security researcher who in May stopped an outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware has been arrested and detained after attending the Def Con conference in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins, 23, a British national, was arrested at Las Vegas airport on Wednesday by US Marshals. He was briefly detained in a federal facility in Nevada until he was moved to an FBI field office in the state.
Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 11, 2017, following a two-year long investigation, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Marcus Hutchins, also known as "Malwaretech," for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan.
Wednesbury-based Eliza Tinsley is to create 10 new jobs as the result of a partnership with smart lock developer Smarke and sister company, Avocet Hardware. The Black Country hardware manufacturer made the announcement during a visit to its site from West Bromwich West MP Adrian Bailey.Full Story
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Responding to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's comments suggesting that "real people" don't expect security in their communications, Jim Killock - executive director of UK digital rights campaign Open Rights Group - said:
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.
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!
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?