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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th February 2019 Issue no. 446

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Sargent and Greenleaf launches NexusIP safe lock

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Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, announces its newest centrally controlled, Internet Protocol (IP) safe lock: NexusIP.

As an IP security system and part of S&G's Digital Platform, NexusIP is a fully scalable solution that allows for real-time, remote monitoring and control of one lock or multi-lock location network for a more reliable IP safe lock.

Wavestore EcoStore hard drive spin-down technology delivers sustainability

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Wavestore, the British developer of highly secure, open-platform Video Management Software (VMS), has introduced EcoStore, an energy saving technology developed to significantly increase the sustainability of a video surveillance solution.

Arlo expands portfolio with introduction of comprehensive security solution

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Powered by the Arlo SmartHub and controlled through the Arlo App, the Arlo Security System features all-in-one multi-purpose sensor for window, door, motion, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, water leak detection and mor.e

Wavestore teams up with BCDVideo to launch new WR-Series NVRs

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A new NVR series launched by Wavestore is utilising powerful video processing technology from BCDVideo.

Available from all Wavestore Authorised Distributors and Partners around the world, the WR-Series NVRs have been engineered for the efficient processing and storage of video and are an ideal complement for Wavestore's feature-rich video management software (VMS).

New exhibition: Unmanned Security & Safety Expo

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Unmanned Security & Safety Expo New York is an all-new, trade-only event focused on UAS and UGV technology and hardware. Restricted to qualified professionals sourcing or providing autonomous solutions in commercial and government security and safety, drone detection/counter-system applications, updates and education in UAV regulations, and more.

To be held 20-21 Nov 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, and is anticipated to be an annual event.


Bluetooth Smart Padlock

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Secure bike, garden shed, allotment, garage - in fact just about anything with this smart padlock operated via a smartphone doing away with fiddly keys and long code combinations.

New multi-tool accessory: the extremely durable Fein e-cut carbide pro BiM-TiN saw blade

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FEIN will introduce the NEW E-Cut Carbide Pro saw blade. The blade's carbide teeth coupled with their TiN coating make the accessory durable and resilient, ensuring a very long service life. Even hard and abrasive materials can be handled with ease.

Videx expands GSM Offering

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Videx, has expanded its GSM range, introducing a new device compatible with its flagship VX2200 system, both 2 wire audio and 6 wire video versions, that enables audio calls to be made from any of the VX2200 entrances to a mobile phone or land line.

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This Week's News

It's The Final Countdown!

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It's finally here - the weekend of the 10th annual Lockexpo, and an opportunity for you to visit over 50 stands, catch up with friends, make new contacts, learn new things and enjoy the locksmithing event of the year!

Smart locks: One in four households intend to buy this year

Internet-connected locks will become more mainstream over the next few years due to their affordability, new research suggests.

Smart locks are gaining favour with consumers as one in four broadband households in the US intend to buy a connected lock in the next 12 months, according to new research.

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Unlocking the Key to Success

* keyprog_demos.jpgHickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at two presentations being held around the country this month.

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.

Google failed to tell users about hidden microphone in its Nest security system

* Nest.jpgGoogle has been criticised for failing to tell users about a hidden microphone in ones of its home security systems. The technology giant said an "error" meant the microphone was not included in the online specifications for the Nest Guard, which have been available since 2017.

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In response to Dublin Airport drone sightings: Genetec comments on airport drone threat

Simon Barnes, Business Development Manager - Airports EMEA at Genetec commented on the news that Police believe a current or former employee was behind the Gatwick drone incident on December 19th 2018:

"Today's drone-related suspension of flights at Dublin airport, and the news that an insider threat was maybe responsible for the chaos that ensued at Gatwick just before Christmas shows the range of threats the industry now has to navigate. We know from speaking to airports across the world that two of the most pressing challenges they face is how they secure their perimeters (as intruders become increasingly sophisticated) and identifying "Friend from Foe" as operational needs must be maintained."

Steffen Zimmermann, appointed as new MD at Gira

* Steffen-Zimmermann.jpgGira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to announce Steffen Zimmermann as its new Managing Director with effect from Friday, 1st February 2019.

Steffen Zimmermann will reinforce the management of Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Radevormwald, and he will succeed Alfred A. Bulitz, who has retired from the family business after 17 years as Managing Director.

ANPR - the numbers add up for installers

* ANPR.jpgTechnology partners Hanwha Techwin and FF Group have jointly developed a comprehensive range of intelligent on-board camera ANPR solutions.

In this article Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for video surveillance specialists Hanwha Techwin Europe and Jan Hazlbauer, Project Manager for analytics experts FF Group, have worked together to highlight the opportunities for installers to achieve sales growth by helping end-user clients take advantage of the benefits offered by ANPR.

Evolution maintains quality standards with ISO certification

* Evolution_HQ.jpgEvolution, the integrated fire and security business, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality Management Systems.

The previous ISO 9001:2008 accreditation was well integrated within Evolution's processes and procedures, enabling a smooth transition to the new standard which includes a number of important developments.

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5 Tips to a Home Security Prevention Plan

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How proactive are you in advising your customers and prospective customers about home security?

Recent Home Office statistics have shown that in nine out of ten crimes, nobody is charged. Along with this, the numbers of burglaries are rising, painting nothing but a gloomy picture.

UNION opens the door for further key cutting opportunities for locksmiths

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UNION, part of the Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is advising locksmiths and key cutters that they may be missing out on valuable revenue opportunities, due to a misconception that replacement keys cannot be cut for many popular UNION cylinders.

Why you shouldn't ignore physical threats to your business

By Lee Jasper, Security Expert at ADT

A lot of attention on security has been focused on cyber-crime but it is the more traditional theft that is still most common and just as harmful. 63% of reported commercial crime in the retail sector was from shoplifting and 24% was from assault.

Door Group signals improvements for Network Rail

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Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has supplied a number of high security steel doorsets to Network Rail for the upgrade of its remote signal rooms.

How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?

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The ICO's Elizabeth Denham's latest blog busts the myths for UK small and medium sized businesses transferring personal data to and from the EEA

Like everyone in the UK right now, we are following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations. The sharing of customers', citizens' and employees' personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.

Leading UK security brands form new High Security & Safety Group

Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.

As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye each offer their own specialisms and sector expertise. By bringing these well-known brands together under one new group, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland will provide a stronger, more comprehensive offering to different sectors.

Gira UK introduce new team members

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Gira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to welcome three new team members to its prestigious UK brand and business.

UNION secures University of Essex's new student accommodation with keyPRIME

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UNION's keyPRIME reversible key cylinder platform has been installed at the University of Essex's new student accommodation, providing assured key control for the university and security for undergraduates.

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