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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th February 2018 Issue no. 396

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International News

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

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Ideal 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.

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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This Week's News

GDX takes door entry to the next level

* GDX-panel.jpgGDX by STANLEY Product & Technology, a leading provider of door entry systems, has announced the UK launch of GDX7 - a cutting edge Power Line Ethernet (PLE) system that utilises a standard 2-Core cable for transmitting all communications and power to each component of the system.

Suitable for use in a diverse range of housing association applications, as well as commercial environments, the highly robust GDX7 has been approved by Secured by Design - a group of national police projects focusing on the quality of design for crime prevention schemes.

5 Standardisation bodies security professionals need to know

Standardization bodies are organizations that exist specifically for developing, coordinating, promoting and interpreting technical standards.

As with any vital area, there are several standardization bodies focused on producing information security related standards. Here are five standardization bodies all security engineers should know about:

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Sales Representatives

Newcastle & Shrewsbury areas

Hughes Wholesale is a major supplier of branded lock and hardware products that has supplied the security and ironmongery trade for over 20 years.

We are now looking to expand our sales coverage of the country by employing two more additional sales people to join our existing team.

Sales experience is not a priority but the right applicants should be keen to pursue a career in sales.

You will be self-motivated/organised/hard working/reliable and have a basic knowledge of locks and hardware.

You will have held a clean driving licence for more than 3 years.

In return we will be offering: Good salary/bonus/company car/phone/iPad.

Area 1 must live within a twenty mile radius of Newcastle.
Area 2 must live within a twenty mile radius of Shrewsbury.

To apply please email your details and CV to [email protected]

Or post to Hughes Wholesale Ltd, Unit 15 Crittall Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3DR

Hanwha Techwin Europe announces pan-European marketing & training alliance with ADI Global Distribution

* Wisenet-X-Series.jpgHanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators.

Britain's first 'private police force' has caught 400 criminals with a 100 per cent conviction rate

By Rebecca Camber

The country's first 'private police force' is investigating hundreds of crimes that regular officers are too busy to look at. A firm led by former Scotland Yard senior officers has successfully prosecuted more than 400 criminals and is now carrying out murder inquiries.

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Phantom debt fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a "phantom" debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering funds for a non-existent debt.

Richard Reeve to take Axim to new heights

* Richard-Reeve_Axim.jpgTPG, The Parkside Group Limited is pleased to announce that Richard Reeve, Sales Director will be exclusively looking after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware.

Richard has been with TPG for 15 years and is excited to take the leading hardware brand to even greater heights. Richard said, "Axim is one of the most trusted brands in the industry for reliability and quality. Axim celebrated 30 years of business last year and having worked throughout the industry

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New Kids On The Lock at Lockexpo 2018

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Over 9 years of Lockexpo, we've listened to your feedback and we're bringing you several new features this year, such as the Family Room and lockpicking competitions. One feature we're very excited about is the New Kids On The Lock area.

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!

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.

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