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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th April 2018 Issue no. 404

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International News

Master Lock introduces its ground-breaking PushKey Padlock

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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.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors unveils high performance timber door range

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ASSA 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

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SECO-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.

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.

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This Week's News

ABLOY UK relaunches Foundations Plus course

* AA_horizontal_logo_RGB.jpgSecurity expert Abloy UK has relaunched its popular Abloy Foundations Plus course, which covers minimum performance standards, Dynamic Lockdown and the Constructions Product Regulations.

The Foundations course covers the majority of standards applicable to doorsets - from hinges to door selectors - and helps delegates to understand the needs of a door, from its location within the building to the purpose the door must fulfil.

New technology allows teachers to lock door using phone

* Haven-Lock-Down.jpgA Tennessee inventor has created a product he said will save lives. Alex Bertelli spent ten years as an army aviator and now he has come up with a door lock system called Haven Lock Down.

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The Standard unveiled as SSAIB's new magazine

* The-Standard-Magazine-Cover.jpgThe first issue of the brand new SSAIB magazine, The Standard, will be released to registered firms this week.

The annual magazine - formerly known as SSAIB News - received a complete overhaul after SSAIB's PR and Communications Executive Glen Maxwell took over as editor of the magazine, which led to the marketing team decided that a change of name was necessary for the new publication.

App-based technology proves a winner for Urmet

* Urmet-app.jpgUrmet's app-based integration platform on its Max IP video entry systems using Android - unique among mainstream door entry manufacturers - is proving a big hit among residential property developers.

The Max touchscreen - 10,800 of which have already been shipped in little over a year - is a sleek, versatile 7-inch screen that incorporates touch-sensitive technology and provides a platform for video door entry, home security and smart home automation (including energy display, and property management).

August Smart Locks now work alongside Apple HomePod for easier door locking

* August-Smart-Apple.jpgYour smart lock now works with your smart speaker - your Apple smart speaker, that is. August announced that its third-generation August Smart Lock Pro and second-generation August Smart Lock are now compatible with the Apple HomePod, which means that your extremely expensive audio device is now also something of a smart home controller.

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Butchered, attacked and PAS 24 secure

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When Kestrel Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type. 

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Lock Lock and Ultion shine at Lockexpo

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It 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.

What CCTV users need to know about GDPR

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According 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.

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.

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