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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th January 2019 Issue no. 442

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Arlo Ultra 4k HDR wire-free security camera system

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Arlo Ultra will begin rolling out to retailers later this month. The flagship 4K HDR wire-free security camera system is powered by the Arlo SmartHub which will deliver additional support for Zigbee and Z-Wave compatible smart home devices later in 20192.

Featuring advanced 4K HDR video quality with color night vision, a 180-degree panoramic field-of-view, an integrated spotlight and crystal-clear two-way audio with advanced noise cancelation. 

The Key Safe Company unlocks support for the security industry

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The Key Safe Company is a market leader of mechanical security access products, having revolutionised the way in which people can access properties safely and securely.

Its Supra C500 is a locked metal box, which provides a secure method of externally storing keys to the exterior of a property. The Supra C500 can hold up to five keys and is regularly used by security professionals, carers and homeowners to gain access to a property.

RemoteLock new OpenEdge BG Business Grade Wi-Fi Smart Lock

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RemoteLock is pleased to announce the New OpenEdge BG Business Grade Wi-Fi enabled Smart Lock for small and medium businesses. RemoteLock's OpenEdge series of smart locks can be remotely controlled and managed from the cloud.

RemoteLock's industry-leading SaaS, EdgeState, integrates connected locks into a single point of control.

Kingston enhances award-winning IronKey D300 encrypted USB

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Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has added new features to its recent Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards winning IronKey D300 encrypted USB Flash drive to improve device management and security.

Hanwha Techwin cuts the ribbon at new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

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Hanwha Techwin has announced that its new 54,543m2 manufacturing facility at the Que Vo Industrial Park in the Bacninh Province of Vietnam is now fully operational.

Basta locks brand bought out of examinership

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As reported by the Irish Times, a group of building industry players, including the daughter of former developer Liam Maye, has bought the Basta locks and ironmongery brand out of examinership.

Basta, which went into examinership in July, employed 48 people. It was based in Sligo where it was founded more than 60 years ago.

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Elecpro Group display their highly-advanced smart lock, US:E, at CES2019

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Elecpro Group the developer of the smart lock US:E, will be bringing their new product to the 52nd CES Product Show, which opened on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.

The smart lock was launched on Kickstarter at the end of 2018 and has been well-received on the platform.

Tenable has discovered vulnerabilities in PremiSys access control system

Today's modern enterprise has an extremely complex digital infrastructure comprised of both traditional and modern assets - from workstations and on-premises servers to building security systems and smart devices.

This level of complexity has made it increasingly difficult for security teams to establish secure networks in dynamic enterprise environments.

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This Week's News

SSAIB Celebrate 25 Years of Certification Excellence with Series of Celebrations

* SSAIB_25.jpgFormed in 1994, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has continuingly sought to maintain the highest of standards and are proud to have reached such an historic landmark as the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services.

As well as unveiling a special SSAIB logo to commemorate reaching the landmark 25-year milestone, various special events will be held throughout what is set to be a massive year for the organisation.

Master Lock's simple and secure lock box

* Masterlock-Bluetooth.jpgMaster Lock's legendary almost 100-year heritage and continued pursuit of excellence ensures its comprehensive range of security products offer the highest levels of strength, reliability and functionality on the market.

The company is not just a tech start-up making smart home products, it has been making robust padlocks for generations. Master Lock even helped escapologist Harry Houdini devise some of his most infamous acts!

ATG Access reinforces product range with world's strongest bollard

* SP1200.jpgATG Access, a leading designer and manufacturer of road blockers, bollards and barriers, has continued to experience growing success thanks to the popularity of its varied and ever-expanding product range.

Consistently at the forefront of innovation and security engineering, ATG Access has developed the world's strongest rising bollard, designed to protect critical infrastructure against potential vehicle attacks.

Property and Site Protection teams join forces to create VPS Security Services

Two separate divisions of VPS (UK) Ltd are combining to operate under a new banner of VPS Security Services.

Their Property division, providing protection for people, property and assets for over 25 years, will merge with their Site Security unit, which specialises in securing construction sites, utilities and assets in remote, challenging environments.

Elecpro US:E Smart Lock - Kickstarter funding update

We recently covered the Elecpro US:E Smart Lock at CES and here is an update on the Kickstarter Campaign. The US:E Smart Lock has reach 450% of its funding!

US:E is a highly innovative product, combining a variety of excellent unlocking functions and face recognition. This cross-border technology perfectly combines intelligent technology, safety and convenience, which has attracted widespread attention in the industry.


Wavestore launches PetaBlok high-density massive storage solution

* PetaBlok.jpgBeing able to store up to 2.04PB of storage per high density unit is impressive enough, but when coupled with Wavestore's HyperRAID redundancy and EcoStore hard drive energy saving technology, PetaBlok can surely claim to be the world's most efficient and robust video management and storage solution for applications which generate extremely large amounts of data.

Pre-installed with Wavestore's Video Management Software (VMS), PetaBlok is designed to provide a simple to implement and cost-effective solution for the increasing number of video surveillance projects which require multi-megapixel images captured by high numbers of cameras to be stored over long periods of time, with lightning fast search and video recall.

Gira UK has moved!

* Gira-System-3000.jpgGira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, announce new headquarters in Greater London.

Gira UK Ltd
6-9 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FW

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What can I see at Lockexpo?

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Lockexpo 2019 is only a few weeks away now (2nd and 3rd March at the East Midlands Conference Centre) - so what's on the agenda?

First things first: 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 (but if for some reason you can't download the 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, it'll save you lots of time on the day AND if you pre-register and attend on the day we'll enter you into our draw to win a Lenovo Tab 3 - why not do it right now? https://lockexpo.co.uk/visitor-registration/

ASSA ABLOY UK unveils new opening solutions name

ASSA ABLOY UK, a division of ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door opening solutions, has unveiled its new name, with the business now being known as ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.

The new business descriptor reflects ASSA ABLOY Group's on-going commitment to strengthening the ASSA ABLOY brand, and helping its customers to better understand the organisation's solutions, services and capabilities. Alongside the launch of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, the Group has also launched two other business descriptors - ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions which will be gradually introduced in UK & Ireland, and globally.

Why aren't we more prepared?

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services reacts to the latest Brexit challenges.

"I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit. Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM's plan or think she is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtably the topic of the moment and will remain so for some time to come. Yet collectively the security industry remains relatively mute on its potential impact - which could be significant.

Security co. director jailed for supplying fake guards to UK fests

The director of Welsh event security firm, LS Armour, has received a prison sentence of two years and three months following an investigation by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) into unlicensed security staff at UK music events.

Lee Szuchnik supplied unlicensed guards to music festivals in June and July 2017. Unlicensed staff were supplied to events including Download, Glastonbury Festival and two Adele concerts in Wembley Stadium.

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Learn something new at Lockexpo 2019!

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With 4 exciting workshops to choose from, each led by a world-class locksmith, there's something for everyone. Here's the schedule:


11:00-14:00: Impressioning - Alan Morgan
For those who fully understand how pin cylinders work and have some knowledge of key cutting. Must have manual dexterity, good eyesight or at least able to use a magnifier. Must know how to use a file on metal correctly. (Please note: this class is nearly full up)

ievo receives Lenel factory certification under the lenel openaccess alliance program

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ievo Ltd, a leading provider of biometric fingerprint recognition products, announced that it received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance program.

Bold Communications and Openview Security Solutions in tech partnership

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The two companies already have a proven track record of working together on a number of high profile public sector projects including Loughborough University, Stockport Homes and the City of Cardiff.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Exidor Ltd

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ASSA ABLOY has acquired Exidor Ltd from Chamberlin Plc. Exidor is a long established leading manufacturer of panic and emergency exit hardware in the UK.

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