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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
28th February 2018 Issue no. 399

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Design, encode, print, authenticate, track - market-leading solutions for identification and visitor management

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Card manufacturer and ID specialist Databac Group has unveiled market-leading solutions for card printing and visitor management, including CardExchange software for visitor management and card production and Matica XID8600 desktop card printer and the latest advanced in RFID technology.

The Producer module allows users to create templates, connect to multiple databases, capture photos, signatures, biometric data, scan documents then print and encode a plastic card or even labels, tickets or wristbands.

MOBOTIX launches 'Cactus Concept' for cyber security in video surveillance

MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cyber security by implementing the "MOBOTIX Cactus Concept."

The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments.

PACOM 8003 intelligent control panel achieves BS8243 PD662-2017 compliance

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PACOM Systems, part of STANLEY Product & Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, has announced that its PACOM 8003 intelligent security control panel has achieved BS8243 PD662-2017 approval.

A true hybrid panel, the PACOM 8003 is capable of delivering both advanced access control and EN Grade 3 intrusion detection, and this exciting development means that its level of adoption can be significantly expanded throughout the UK, which will help provide a growing number of end users with the most cost effective intruder alarm system approach to building security.

Only Lock Lock carries the Sold Secure standard

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Not only is Lock Lock taking the composite and entrance door market by storm, thanks to unrivalled product design, performance and longevity, but it is now the only security door handle with the coveted Sold Secure certification, that's issued by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

Standalone in an integrated world

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We live in an interconnected world. From fridges to cars, there are few devices left to which we haven't assigned an IP address and welcomed into the growing ecosystem of products we like to call the Internet of Things.

There is much to be said for this new age of integration. Both consumers and businesses are realising new levels of productivity and efficiency, saving energy, money and time.

Technological advancements have boosted the global CCTV camera market 2017-2025

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CCTV (closed-circuit television) also referred as video surveillance, is a TV arrangement in that signals are not in public dispersed although are supervised, chiefly for security and surveillance purposes.

The CCTV depends on the calculated and intentional placement of cameras plus surveillance of the camera's input signal on a computer screen.

Dahua's open platform boosts integration potential with third-party apps

Third-party applications can now be downloaded directly on to Dahua network cameras, thanks to its newly launched Dahua Open Platform (DHOP), giving integrators, resellers and users unprecedented integration opportunities.

Currently available on the Ultra IP camera series, but in future available on all new models, DHOP is user-friendly in several ways. For third-party partners, it eliminates some of the previous restrictions, allowing them to develop their own applications.

GDX takes door entry to the next level

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GDX 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.

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

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Hanwha 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.

This Week's News

Coming to Lockexpo? Bring the whole family!

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Although your excitement for LockExpo borders on the insane and is most likely the highlight of your year, your family may not show the same the level of love and appreciation the locksmithing industry rightfully deserves.

Therefore, for the first time ever, we introduce to you (drumroll please) the "family room."

6 top Cloud security threats in 2018

2018 is set to be a very exciting year for cloud computing. In the fourth financial quarter of 2017, Amazon, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Oracle, and Google combined had over $22 billion in their revenue from cloud services. Cloud services will only get bigger in 2018. It's easy to understand why businesses love the cloud. It's easier and more affordable to use third-party cloud services than for every enterprise to have to maintain their own datacenters on their own premises.

It's certainly possible to keep your company's data on cloud servers secure. But cyber threats are evolving, and cloud servers are a major target. Keep 2018's top cloud security threats in mind, and you'll have the right mindset for properly securing your business' valuable data.

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Optimus GSM Door Entry from Securefast

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Optimus is the latest range of GSM intercom systems specifically designed to work with gates, barriers and door entrances.

Metropolitan Police sued over phone malware purchase

Last spring, a hacker who had illicitly obtained data from malware/spyware company FlexiSpyshared some of it with Motherboard.

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ASSA ABLOY UK specification announces new RIBA approved CPD seminar focusing on BIM Door Object development

* RIBA-CPD.jpgASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions, is offering a new RIBA-accredited CPD seminar on creating standards-based BIM Door Objects.

The RIBA-accredited CPD seminar, entitled: 'Enhancing the Efficiency of BIM Door Object Development', is now available to book and counts towards the Design, Construction and Technology core curriculum.

8MAN release 9.0 with new features, more user-friendly and enhanced data security

Highlights include individual cockpits, 8MATE Exchange Logga which monitors inbox activity, alarms for FS Logga events and user profiles that facilitate compliance checks.

Access rights management from 8MAN has long been the benchmark in many security-driven companies and authorities. Now 8MAN has taken another technological leap forwards and is set to make release 9.0 available to all users.

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Storeman stole £25,000 worth of door locks from work and flogged them on eBay

Debt-ridden Daniel O'Brien stole thousands of pounds' worth of door locks from his workplace and sold them on eBay. The 35-year-old was working as a storeman for Solidor when he helped himself to locks, which he then flogged on the online auction site.

But a manager at the Fenton-based composite door manufacturer turned detective when he noticed the items on eBay being sold for much less than the retail price offered by his company.

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Pickersgill-Kaye upgrade creates bigger platform for rail R&D facilities

Creating a unique lock manufacturing hub dedicated to the global rail industry and upgrading the facilities to the world class standards synonymous with ASSA ABLOY Group's pursuit of operational excellence, are the driving factors behind the ongoing investment in Pickersgill-Kaye's Leeds site.

Top security firm First Response Group has high ambitions appointing new CEO

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One of the top multi-service and security providers in the UK, First Response Group (FRG), has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Simon Alderson, to implement its partnership business plan and rebrand to FRG.

All in one place: visitor facilities at Lockexpo 2018

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As you know, we're returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre for the 9th year running. Why do we keep going back? Well, the facilities are fantastic and that lets us bring you an all-round better show.

Securefast Academy introduces FREE training days for Access Controls and Hotel Locking Systems

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Securefast plc, one of the UK's leading access controls and security system providers as announced a series of introductory training days, which are open to all industry personnel involved in the supply or installation of Access Control and Hotel Locking Systems.

Of particular benefit to sales teams, specification staff and installation technicians, these completely free half day training courses have been specifically designed to provide participants with an informative and technical insight into Access Controls, Network Access Controls and Hotel Locking Systems.

New British Standards

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The renowned British Standard on accessibility, BS 8300: 2009 has now been withdrawn and replaced with 2 new standards:

BS 8300-1:2018
Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. External environment. Code of practice

BS 8300-2:2018
Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment. Buildings. Code of practice

5 Standardisation bodies security professionals need to know

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

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

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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

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TPG, 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.

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