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28th March 2018 Issue no. 403
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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors unveils high performance timber door range
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.
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.
Smart door locks for smart security
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
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
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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This Week's News
"Unlocking the Key to Success" - FREE key programming presentations
Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialists, are explaining the business opportunities in key programming at a number of presentations being held around the country during 2018.
The ability to offer replacement vehicle keys, remotes and auto locksmith services is a niche business with excellent opportunities and good rewards. It is an ideal additional service for any automotive, mechanical, locksmith or engineering business and offers exciting opportunities for anyone wanting to start their own business.
Reduced packaging and price for top-selling door closers from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has reduced the packaging and price of its top-selling DC200 and DC300 rack and pinion door closers, available now in two finishes.
After listening closely to customer feedback, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has created two new models: the DC200-2 and DC300-2. Both offer 60 per cent less packaging and are available in silver and stainless steel finishes, providing customers greater choice.
Hospital locksmith defrauded NHS out of £600k by hiring his own firm to supply goods at marked-up prices
The chief locksmith at a major hospital Trust defrauded it out of nearly £600,000 by hiring his own supply firm and charging a 1,200 per cent mark-up on goods, a court heard.Full Story
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Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock
American brand Master Lock has become the first security specialist in Europe to unveil a consumer focused portable lock that requires no key-turn to unlock. Backed by the latest technology and designed with Master Lock's 90 plus years of trusted security expertise, the simple-to-use PushKey Padlock requires less than 2.5kg of pull down force to open and is perfect for people strength challenges.
The Master Lock PushKey Padlock provides essential peace of mind for carers and relatives of elderly people or those suffering with arthritis; a simple daily activity such as unlocking a padlock may seem straightforward to most but for those with sore and weak bones it can be a seriously strenuous ordeal.
Vogel's Lock and Safe closing after a century of business in Ann Arbor
Vogel's Lock and Safe is closing after more than a century of business in downtown Ann Arbor. Owner Robert Vogel confirmed the closure Thursday, March 22 and said family members who operate the residential and commercial locksmith business at 113 W. Washington are the fourth generation and ready for retirement.Full Story
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What CCTV users need to know about GDPR
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.
Industry experts gather for NBCS' second Members' Day
SBN looking for closer partnership with SIA on licensing issues
"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.