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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st March 2018 Issue no. 402

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Smart door locks for smart security

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The days of forgetting to lock the door, leaving keys in the door or locking them inside the house can be a thing of the past for customers by fitting the latest in smart locking technology.

Once the preserve of commercial offices or high-end buildings, affordable electronic door locks are becoming more popular as a smart security solution for both homes and businesses.

ASSA ABLOY launches eCLIQ electronic locking system

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ASSA ABLOY, has launched its new eCLIQ electronic locking system through ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, offering users reliable protection and maximum flexibility for a wide range of buildings and facilities.

Featuring a pioneering chip and 128-bit AES encryption, the new eCLIQ system has been developed to offer high security and resistance to electronic attack.

New high strength ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes available now

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ASSA 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.

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.

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

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A 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

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.

This Week's News

DO YOU autolocksmith?

ALEX-LOGO_142.jpgThen note ALEX the Auto Locksmiths Exhibition runs 13/14th October 2018 at The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham. 

Register for free entry, lots happening watch this space...

Lock Lock and Ultion shine at Lockexpo

* Lock-Lock-Ultion_Lockexpo.jpgIt was a hugely successful LockExpo for Brisant Secure, with locksmiths eager to see the unrivalled features of both Lock Lock and Ultion and to benefit from several show deals and free next day delivery.

Brisant Secure has become the go to brand for unrivalled security thanks to the Sold Secure Diamond, 3 Star, Secured by Design accredited Ultion and the unprecedented £1,000 security guarantee that comes with it. But LockExpo was primarily used for the promotion of Lock Lock, the only door security handle that carries Sold Secure certification from the Master Locksmiths Association.

What CCTV users need to know about GDPR

* CCTV-data.jpgAccording to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) there are estimated to be up to 6 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom. 

Many businesses use CCTV systems for their security benefits, however the images of people captured is classified as personal data. Due to this, businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

ICO to seek comment on draft DPIA guidance

The GDPR will require controllers to undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) when their processing is likely to result in a high risk to individuals.

Our draft guidance (expected later this month) will give further detail on how to assess risk, and will also propose a list of processing operations where DPIAs will be mandatory. The guidance will also discuss in what circumstances controllers will have to consult the ICO prior to processing. We will be seeking comments before 13 April, please check our Guide to the GDPR for further details.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors unveils high performance timber door range

* AASD-SMARTec-timber-doors.jpgASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, is launching a new range of high performance timber doors for the public, commercial & high end residential market.

The new SMARTec timber door range has been developed to offer a complete doorset solution of high quality, high performing doors and frames complete with all ironmongery solutions.

HDMI extender over two wires

* Seco-larm_Enforcer.jpgSECO-LARM U.S.A., Inc. is helping its dealer partners extend HDMI signals to nearly 1,000 feet with a new HDMI extender that installs quickly with only two wires.

The new ENFORCER HDMI Extender over Two Wires extends the range of traditional HDMI cabling methods via an active transmitter and receiver combination to send video and audio over any two copper wires including Cat5e/6 cables, telephone wires, and coaxial cables.

MOBOTIX at The 2018 Light + Building

* MX-Bell-app-update.jpgMOBOTIX showcases its Cactus Concept, which aims at minimising the risk posed by cyberattacks.

In addition to the solutions from MOBOTIX, there are also security solutions from Genetec, a partner company of MOBOTIX, on display.

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LockExpo - a big success!

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Last weekend saw the annual LockExpo at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, sponsored by Eurocell. With nearly 50 exhibitors, a variety of training workshops, competitions, giveaways and demonstrations, there was a lot going on!

Brisant award at the OSPAS

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Brisant Secure have become the first company in the glazing and fenestration industries to receive an award at the internationally recognised Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

Industry experts gather for NBCS' second Members' Day

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The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, continued on from the inaugural success of its first Members' Day in January with a second Members' Day in March 2018.

SBN looking for closer partnership with SIA on licensing issues

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Following 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.

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.

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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