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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
22nd November 2017 Issue no. 387

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Smart Locks Market by application (Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Industrial, Others) - competitive analysis and forecast 2017 - 2025

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Smart locks refer to electromagnetic locks designed to operate using smartphones, laptops or similar mobile devices. These locks are typically operated through a mobile app, email or SMS using communication technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart locks are also capable to monitor and send alerts for any skeptical events to the homeowners.

Smartlock security in the Highlands

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Dunalastair Hotel set in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch, was first converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century and originally constructed as a Highland Sporting Lodge. In 2014 the hotel started its multi-million pound refurbishment; creating 32 luxury suites along with an onsite cafe and refreshment area.

Allegion energise Schlage access control portfolio

Two of Allegion's smart technology brands will join the Schlage label to offer a unified access control portfolio. Global leaders in physical access control solutions Allegion have moved to merge their two leading access control product brands under the Schlage brand in order to offer unified solutions to their customers for products using proximity, smart and biometrics technologies.

Judge blocks Ring from selling its security system pending the outcome of a lawsuit

by Andrew Liptak

In October, home device maker Ring unveiled a new security system called Ring Protect, designed to tie together a home's cameras, lights, and doorbells. Last week, a judge ordered Ring to stop selling products at the center of an ongoing lawsuit brought by security company ADT, pending its resolution.

Earlier this year, ADT filed a lawsuit against Ring, alleging that the company misused proprietary information that it received when it acquired another home device maker, Zonoff, when that company went under earlier this year. Ring hired around 75 employees from the defunct company, including its CEO, Mike Harris.

Boon Edam increases lead in Americas market share for pedestrian entrance control equipment

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Study shows company's overall market share more than double nearest competitor, new market leader for Speed Gate optical turnstiles. A recent report on the pedestrian security entrance market for the 2014-2016 timeframe establishes Boon Edam Inc., a manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrances, as the overall market leader by an impressively wide margin in the Americas (North, Central, and South America).

Keyprint Security launches the new Xhorse range to the UK.

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Following an exceptional response at the MLA Expo 2017, Keyprint Security is pleased to introduce the Xhorse key cutting machines and key programming devices to the UK. The Keyprint team will also provide their customers with full technical support to answer their questions and help solve any issue they might have.

G4S & Serco the power to arrest?

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In a shocking £290M privatisation deal, Serco and G4S - the same two companies who were stripped of contracts for tagging prisoners because a Serious Fraud Office investigation revealed they were charging for tagging people who didn't exist - are going to be trusted with the handcuffs by the government.

USB stick found in West London contained Heathrow security data

By Gareth Corfield

Encryption? Passwords? Nah, why use those... Detailed security arrangements for London Heathrow airport, including the Queen's precise route every time she passes through, were found on a USB stick left in a West London street, according to reports.

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Dahua enters Forbes Asia's Fab 50 list

This year's Asia's Fab 50 list has been published and Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has made it into the top 50 of this exciting register of companies.

Forbes 13th annual Fab 50 list of the best big publicly traded companies honours corporate stars throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This year, China has grabbed most of the spotlight, with 29 of the 50 companies headquartered on the mainland. Dahua is one of 11 Chinese newcomers to the Fab 50, reflecting the country's deep pool of entrepreneurial talent. It is also the only video surveillance company on the list.

This Week's News

Lockexpo training

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Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley
Impressioning - Alan Morgan
Cylinder Bumping (and other NDE techniques) - Mark Ward
Non Destructive Entry Masterclass - Nigel Tolley
3 Wheel Combination Locks - Stuart Game

The new UNION KeyPRIME patented master keying system

* UNION_keyPRIME.jpgUNION, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched the new keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform, with an all-new reversible key design.

Through the existing patent protection and with an expected lifetime extension until 2036, UNION keyPRIME currently offers the longest patent protection in the market. The patent offers secure key control with key blanks only available from restricted UNION keyPRIME stockists and dealers.

Paradise loss

British businesses face renewed threats from hackers following the recent 'Paradise Papers' document leak, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Andy Cuff, managing director of Computer Network Defence (CND), is warning all companies to be prepared for more sophisticated attacks.

As the leaked information has proven to be a commodity with great value, hackers will be more motivated to steal similar data. It is likely they will start to target areas geographically and will go after IP addresses without knowing which companies they belong to. The information gained can then be sold to the highest bidder or used as leverage or to embarrass governments and countries.

Comcast adds Kwikset connected door locks to smart home system

Comcast has expanded its partnership with Kwikset to integrate three more smart locks into its Xfinity Home platform. The deal means Xfinity Home customers can now choose from four Kwikset connected door locks to remotely control access into and out of their homes. The locks covered are the SmartCode 910 Deadbolt, SmartCode 912 Deadbolt Lever and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which join the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Deadbolt.

Features available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to remotely view status, lock/unlock or open/close their doors, view lock/unlock or open/close events in the activity feed and create rules or automated commands to notify users if their doors are not locked, said Comcast.

Paxton supports BBC DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

* Paxton-Entry.jpgPaxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, recently supported the BBC's DIY SOS team in their latest project to create a new, purpose-built support centre, with short term accommodation for young people living in and leaving the care system.

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team headed to Swansea to support The Roots Foundation Wales, a charity part-funded by BBC Children in Need which offers wide-ranging support to children and young people.

Hanwha Techwin expands UK sales team

* Keith-Bardsley.jpgHanwha Techwin has appointed Keith Bardsley as Business Development Manager for the North of England.

Keith will work closely with installers and system integrators in order to identify new opportunities for Wisenet video surveillance solutions and provide pre and post sales support for medium to large projects.

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Willenhall lock factory - can you unpick the mystery?

LASN had this email the other day from Irene Harris who is looking for any information about a Willenhall lock factory operated by her forebears. If anyone can help Irene, please let us know at news and we shall pass your email on to her: 

Data Protection Practitioner Conference 2018

The ICO is inviting registrations of interest to attend the 2018 Data Protection Practitioner Conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 9 April 2018. You can register your interest and provide your contact details here. Registration closes on 8 December 2017.

The ICO will be allocating places around 12 January 2018 and are usually only able to offer one place to each organisation with exceptions made for very large data controllers.

Fire doors: 10 checks that could save lives

The Grenfell Tower disaster has been a tragic wake-up call. We have seen how destructive fires can be and how much devastation they can cause in a short amount of time. It's high time we recognise the importance of fire doors and the crucial role they play in restricting the spread of fire and smoke.

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