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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
31st January 2018 Issue no. 395

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Anthony J. Ramunno

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Anthony J. Ramunno, 66, has died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

'Tony' started his professional career at James Altier Lock & Key in Youngstown. Later to become sole owner of Allied Locksmiths of Youngstown and moved the business to South Avenue.

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App based Smart Locks to drive global Smart Locks market to reach US$1.01BN by 2024: TMR

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global Smart locks market is expected to reach a value of US$ 1.01 Bn by 2024.

The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. The advancements in wireless communication technologies and a booming smart homes, smart home as a service, and home automation market can be considered as a major factor for the growth of smart locks market.

STANLEY takes to the stage at Skydd & Säkerhet

STANLEY Product and Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, are exhibiting at Skydd & Säkerhet, which takes place between the 24th-25th January at the MalmöMässan trade fair and convention centre in Malmö, Sweden.

STC Solutions selects Qualys to deliver security and compliance solutions in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

(STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Middle East and Qualys, Inc. a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver a unique regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform to secure global digital transformation for enterprises throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Next day keyed alike service, launched by Brisant

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Security hardware design leaders, Brisant Secure, are now looking to revolutionise the way in which customers receive their deliveries, with the introduction of a new next day keyed alike service for their range of cylinders.

This includes the pioneering Ultion product which is specified by some of the most influential companies in the door and locksmith sectors.

Nuki - the Swiss-made Smart Lock

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Nuki fits to the inside of your front door and turns your lock into a Smart Lock, allowing you to assign access to your home, to monitor who visits, and to save you rummaging in your bag for your keys when it's wet and windy outside.

Nuki will know it's you, and open the door for you. There is no need for screws or drilling and fits to the inside of your door in minutes.

Applied DNA catches Irish robber blue/green-handed

By Gregory Zeller

Already the bane of Swedish car thieves, Applied DNA Sciences has now notched its first armed-robbery criminal conviction in Ireland.

The latest international adventure for the Stony Brook-based anti-theft and product-authentication specialist and its ever-evolving roster of vertical markets takes us to the Emerald Isle, where evidence gathered through the biotech's SigNature DNA platform has helped convict a thug involved in a violent theft.

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DG3 Locksmithing launches new Reversible Lock-kill

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DG3 Locksmithing has announced the release of a brand new product called Reversible Lock-kill. The company says this new product is an improvement over the original Lockkill design because it is completely reversible and does not destroy the lock.

This prevents the lock from having to be drilled out to gain re-entry. Once reversed the original key will work in the lock as before.

STANLEY Product & Technology sets new standards in access control with its PACOM 8707 display card reader

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STANLEY Product & Technology, the leading provider of security and access control solutions, has announced the introduction of its next generation display card reader - PACOM 8707.

Developed around the company's highly successful PACOM Unison platform, PACOM 8707 will initially be available in the Nordics, with the intention to roll it out across other countries and regions in due course.

Home access control updated

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After recently viewing this short virtual animation showing a new and innovative access control device LASN contacted Robert Simpson of RDS Innovations Limited to tell us more.

Robert said that it was whilst working as a mobile car telephone/stereo/alarm fitter that he was involved in a serious road traffic collision that left him severely injured and with a total and permanent disability. During convalescence he was watching a lot of TV and it was while watching a UK Police drama that he had an idea.

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This Week's News

New Kids On The Lock at Lockexpo 2018

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This is a dedicated area for inventors, innovative projects and new startups where you'll be able to get a look at some cutting edge new products you might not have seen anywhere else!

NCSC releases Security Advisory

The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report updating its guidance on Turla Neuron malware, which provides a platform to steal sensitive data. NCSC provides enhanced cybersecurity services to protect against cybersecurity threats.

NCSC encourages users and administrators to review the advisory to access the report and for more information. www.ncsc.gov.uk

Home security firm ADT flops in IPO debut

A rocky debut for US home security firm ADT. Shares in the company fell as much as 13.9 per cent to $12.06 on its first day of trading on Friday, less than two years after private equity owner Apollo acquired the business via a massive leveraged buyout.

The lurch lower is another setback for ADT, which already had to price its initial public offering below its target range after selling fewer shares than planned. The company, which provides alarm systems and security monitoring services to homes and businesses, priced its shares at $14 a piece, below the original target range of $17-$19.

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Safety at height with Foot The Ladder

* Foot-the-Ladder.jpgIdeal for security installers who work at height installing bell boxes, CCTV cameras, etc. This product is a UK innovation, manufactured here, and negates the need for a second person to foot the ladder whilst a colleague works at height!

Everybody appreciates that using a ladder can be dangerous, even if a person is only a few rungs high. Each year there are numerous ladder related incidents and accidents in the UK alone.

£12m security bill for North East hospitals as thousands of staff and patients are attacked

Health bosses have spent more than £12million on security in the last five years amid a rise in attacks on NHS staff and patients. A total of 4,249 'physical and non-verbal' assaults were recorded at hospitals in the North East between April 2012 and March last year - an average of two a day.

Allegion UK appoints new end user solution strategy manager

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Training classes are filling up fast at LockExpo!

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With 6 exciting workshops to choose from, led by world class locksmiths, there's something for everyone.


10.30-13.30 Impressioning - Alan Morgan
11.00-13.00 Non Destructive Entry Masterclass - Nigel Tolley
14.00-16.00 Cylinder Bumping (and other NDE techniques) - Mark Ward
14.00-16.00 Introduction to Auto Locksmithing - Warren Rockley


Brisant appointed official Federal Lock stockist

The long-term relationship between Brisant Secure and Federal Lock has been further cemented with the appointment of the Dewsbury-based hardware and lock specialist as the official stockist for Federal branded products.

Lockexpo is 90% sold and ALEX is selling fast!

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Good news if you're planning to visit Lockexpo at the EMCC in March - it's going to be a packed house, with most of the stands now sold. More than half of stands for ALEX (the Auto Locksmiths EXpo) in October are also sold.

If you're considering exhibiting at either show and you haven't booked yet, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Mick Friend on 01359 241699 or email [email protected]

Mitie becomes platinum member of the National Business Crime Solution initiative

Mitie has become a platinum associate member of the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), an organisation that provides a collaborative approach to tackle cross-border, serious, and organised crime.

NBCS enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community to reduce crime and risk. The not-for-profit organisation facilitates a central repository where business crime data can be submitted, shared and analysed. This intelligence is used to detect and respond to crimes affecting the UK's business community in a bid to enhance safety for the general public.

Rewards and penalties: taking bold steps to protect your company's data

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A study from Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has found that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has the potential to drive major cultural changes in businesses worldwide. Nearly three in four respondents plan to incentivise employees to improve data hygiene and take accountability for data compliance.

According to The Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, 88% of organisations around the world plan to drive employee GDPR behavioural changes through training, rewards, penalties and contracts. Almost half (47%) of businesses will go so far as to add mandatory GDPR policy adherences into employment agreements.

Additional training for Magenta staff saving lives and businesses

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Magenta Security's decision to give all front-line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying dividends to organisations and individuals across the country.

An observant security officer at one client site recently noticed a fire in an industrial incinerator. Having recently undergone fire safety training the officer contacted the emergency services before taking measures to reduce the impact of the blaze.

Join Genetec in London for our Cybersecurity roadshow

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The cybercriminal threat is ever present in our highly connected world. We invite you to join us at the Cybersecurity roadshow in London to understand the risks you face and how to better protect yourself and your organization. The event takes place on January 31st , 2018 at The Royal Air Force Club, from 9am to 2pm.

In a conference setting followed by a roundtable format, legal and technical experts, security professionals and IT managers, as well as security system integrators will discuss issues and implementation tools for a coordinated and unified strategy when it comes to cybersecurity.

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