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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th March 2019 Issue no. 448

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

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

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.

Oncam improves design and functionality of special stainless steel camera

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Oncam, 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.

Wavestore HyperRAID technology offers N+5 hard drive redundancy

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

We have a winner!

* Comp-tablet.jpgCongratulations to Mark Jones of Car Key Group on winning the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential 7-Inch Tablet in the Lockexpo pre-registration draw! Everyone who pre-registered for the show and attended on the day was entered, and the winner drawn at random.

The Security Event 2019 - Tyco stand SE102

* Tyco-Illustra.jpgVisitors to The Security Event will be among the first to see live demonstrations of some of the latest products to be launched by Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls.

A wide range of access control, intrusion and video products from the American Dynamics, Exacq, Illustra, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Kantech, Software House and Visonic brands, which are supplied under the Tyco umbrella, will be on show on stand SE102. These include:

Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint readers celebrates 10th year

* ievo-device.jpgWhen ievo was founded in 2009, restricting access using biometric technologies was far from mainstream. Fast-forward to 2019, and two-thirds of us (67%) have biometric technologies such as fingerprint readers integrated within our mobile phones.

The successful and ever-increasing adoption of biometrics by consumers has led to the increase in demand for both the consumer and commercial application of these technologies, and so it is no surprise that ievo has seen demand for its biometric readers reach record levels as it celebrates its 10th birthday.

Vanderbilt's SPC Accredited NF A2P Cyber - RTC Cybersecurity Standard

* SPC.jpgVanderbilt's award-winning SPC system has been accredited to the NF A2P Cyber-RTC cybersecurity standard from the CNPP. The SPC intrusion system was tested by CNPP to ensure that it meets the latest needs for cybersecurity.

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet TNV-7010RC Corner Mount Camera for secure room environments

* Wisenet-TNV-7010RC.jpgThe new Wisenet TNV-7010RC 3 megapixel corner mount camera manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has been designed to meet the requirements of police, prisons and mental health institutions where there is a duty of care to prevent inmates and patients from self-harming.

The Wisenet TNV-7010RC has a built-in 940nm IR emitter which projects infrared light up to 10 metres at a higher wavelength than traditional red glowing IR lighting.

Evolution completes major risk consultancy programme in wake of new GDPR

* Evolution-Renesas.jpgEvolution, the fire and security systems integrator, has completed a major consultancy project for an international semiconductor business to meet the ongoing requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted in 2018.

Renesas Electronics Europe Limited has been an Evolution client for several years, and in 2017 Evolution completed a major upgrade and extension to the company's CCTV and Access Control installation. The advent of GDPR, however, obliged Renesas' Facilities Manager, Julie Blake, to review the existing site security policies and procedures to ensure they were current and compliant. In doing so she contacted Evolution's dedicated Risk & Design team:

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Lockexpo - What A Weekend!

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Lockexpo 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.

How Access Control can benefit

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Access 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.

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.

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