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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th March 2018 Issue no. 400

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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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Leading access control and security providers Securefast have announced the introduction of the feature packed Optimus GSM Entry System into their range of state of the art security solutions.

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

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.

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.

This Week's News

LockExpo - It's Showtime!

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First item on the agenda: have you registered yet? Even if you've attended previous shows you still need to register for this one! Bringing your QR code on the day will guarantee you fast track entry, saving you from the boredom of the queue (but if for some reason you can't download your QR code, don't worry - as long as you're in the database, you'll still get fast track entry). If you haven't pre-registered you will have to queue up and register on the desk. 

It'll only take you a minute to do it in advance and it'll save you lots of time on the day - why not do it right now?

SBN looking for closer partnership with SIA on licensing issues

* SBN-SIA.jpgFollowing a meeting attended by representatives of the SIA, the Small Business Network (SBN) is calling for a rethink on licensing for security firms.

"We want to work closely with the SIA to make sure our industry is presented in the best way possible," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services and press officer for the SBN.

New high strength ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes available now

* ASSA900-electric-strike.jpgASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has unveiled its new, high strength ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes.

The new range is designed and tested to be compatible with ASSA's Modular and Connect lockcases, delivering a high strength, high performance combination for doors that undergo extreme usage, or are situated in high security areas.

Panasonic: "technology can mitigate GDPR compliance risk"

Panasonic Business has stressed the importance of technology ahead of the introduction of new EU regulations on data protection.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 with the intention of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the EU. Sanctions for data breaches are as much as £20million or up to 4% of a company's annual worldwide turnover.

Practically, it strengthens the requirement for consent prior to any marketing contact for instance, and means that personal data cannot be transferred to countries outside the EEA, unless they guarantee the same level of data protection.

Farpointe introduces new Conekt mobile credentials/readers

Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID credentials and readers, has announced that access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers will be able to provide their customers with a mobile, smart phone application and hardware that provides free download, user's choice of smart phone or smart card, and distribution via existing or independent access control software.

Multiple Conekt credentials can fit into a single smart phone wallet app. Installer adjustable read ranges can be more than 15 feet (4.5 m). The new Farpointe Conekt Series provides extremely generous gross margins.

Give customers the luxury of self-service with time-sensitive smart locks

* Codelocks-video.jpgSet in leafy Oxfordshire, Loyd Lindsay Rooms is a unique venue offering event facilities. From board meetings to conferences, birthdays to weddings, the staff pride themselves by offering the highest level of personal service from start to finish.

The event team wanted the venue to be self-service and available to hire for allotted time slots, 24/7 - without their caretaker having to continuously visit the venue to open and lock up. Ideally, clients would let themselves in and out of the venue unaided. The team wanted to make its clients' experience the best it could be. Following a recommendation from lock manufacturer, JPriest & Son, Loyd Lindsay Rooms decided that a Codelocks CL5510 smart lock would meet its needs.

UK public transport security to benefit from growing shift from forensic to real-time video surveillance

* Rail-CCTV.jpgA move away from legacy analogue CCTV technology to IP video solutions will enable critical transport networks to effectively deter, detect and delay threats to ensure passenger safety

More than 85% of transport networks across Western Europe are planning to install IP cameras in the near future. That's according to a recent survey commissioned by Axis Communications, the market leader in network video and audio technology, in partnership with the global public transport organisation The Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP).

Sargent and Greenleaf appoints Keith Deaton to chief operating officer

* Keith-Deaton.jpgSargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (S&G), a subsidiary of Stanley Security and a leading manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Keith Deaton to Chief Operating Officer.

Deaton joined Stanley Security's finance team in 2010, and, most recently, served as S&G's Chief Financial Officer and interim CFO (Canada).

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Metropolitan Police sued over phone malware purchase

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

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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

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