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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th March 2019 Issue no. 447

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

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Google 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:

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).

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This Week's News

Lockexpo - What A Weekend!

* Comp-winner.jpgLockexpo is all over for another year, and what a show it was!

We had over 1000 visitors, and the East Midlands Conference Centre was buzzing all weekend with locksmiths learning new skills, bagging bargains, making valuable contacts and catching up with friends and colleagues.

The Next Gen of Smart Locks - the Nuki Smart Lock 2.0

* Nuki.jpgAward-winning Smart Lock introduces a range of new features including Apple HomeKit and Zigbee compatibility.

Nuki, the market-leading name in smart locks proudly announces the arrival of Nuki Smart Lock 2.0, the next generation of smart lock that turns your smartphone into a key. Featuring a plethora of new features, the Smart Lock 2.0 includes Bluetooth 5 for improved range, enhanced internal processing power for speed of use, a door sensor for at-a-glance status updates on your home door, plus full Apple HomeKit compatibility.

The importance of Lock Out Tag Out procedure

* Reece-Safety.jpgHazardous energy should be safely isolated prior to any maintenance or cleaning work taking place on machinery, electrical or industry devices. In order to ensure that accidental re-energisation does not occur, which in turn could lead to injury or fatalities, a lock out tag out procedure should be in place.

What is Lock Out Tag Out
Lock Out Tag Out is a safety procedure which when followed correctly ensures that machinery is shut off completely, any stored energy is safely isolated, and accidental start-up cannot occur. As part of the Lock Out Tag Out procedure, isolated power sources are locked in the first instance and then tagged by the individual who placed the lock. The tag acts as an identifier with details of the person who placed the lock, this is then the only person who can remove

Genetec: Security Center version 5.8

Genetec Inc. has announced a new version of Security Center, the company's open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.

With customisable live dashboards, enhanced privacy protection features, a brand-new map-driven mobile app, and new functionalities that help users actively monitor the health of their system and ensure compliance with cybersecurity best practices, version 5.8 will ensure that users can optimise their physical security environment while benefiting from greater visibility into their operations.

Oncam improves design and functionality of special stainless steel camera

* Oncam-Stainless-Steel.jpgOncam, a leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, today announced the release of its new and improved Evolution 05 and 12 Stainless Steel Camera line with design enhancements that further position the device as the ideal solution for surveillance needs in the most demanding environments.

Oncam's Evolution Stainless Steel cameras provide resilient protection in areas where resistance to the elements and compliance to stringent regulations are paramount. The updated Stainless Steel camera design includes:

How Access Control can benefit

* MSL-Access-Control.jpgAccess control systems allow businesses to mitigate security risks by providing an efficient and secure way for employees and visitors to obtain access to areas of the business in which they have permission. Comprising of systems such as key fob entry, video surveillance, pin codes and even biometric scanners, an access control system provides a simple way to monitor access and prevent security breaches.

Access control and security systems can be implemented and checked as part of your property maintenance schedule to ensure they are kept up to date and well maintained.

Wavestore HyperRAID technology offers N+5 hard drive redundancy

* Wavestore_Julian-Inman.jpgThe resilience offered by the proprietary HyperRAID technology suite recently introduced by Wavestore, means that the risk of data loss due to hard drive failure can now be reduced to practically zero.

By taking the redundancy offered by conventional RAID solutions to a higher level, HyperRAID is able to provide peace of mind for applications where the safe storage of data and video evidence is crucial, from small projects up to fully integrated large scale and mission critical solutions.

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Unlocking the Key to Success

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Hickleys, 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.

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.

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