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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th April 2019 Issue no. 453

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International News

Range of products prioritised over a vendor's country of origin in battle for security sales

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90% of senior decision makers say cyber security is a main priority, but new research from Say Communications shows that purchasing decision makers are more likely to trust a vendor's media profile than where they are based when considering working with them.

Hanwha Techwin Launch 2MP Wisenet 55x IR PTZ Dome Camera

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With a 55x optical zoom, a Gyro sensor for accurate stabilisation in windy conditions, optical 'Defog' and built-in IR LEDs to capture high definition images at night at a distance of up to 500 metres, the Wisenet XNP-6550RH can surely lay claims to have set a new standard for PTZ cameras designed for perimeter protection and large open area applications.

Genetec achieves top-5 global market share ranking for ANPR surveillance technologies and rises to 2nd place in the Americas

Genetec Inc. a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has become one of the world's leading and fastest growing providers of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, according to a recently-released report by IHS Markit.

ATG Access partners with Bega Lighting UK to illuminate the security market

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ATG Access, a world leading innovator of road blockers, bollards and vehicle barrier systems, has announced a new partnership with light engineering specialist Bega Lighting UK.

New CodeGUARD 5 from UNION meets latest BS 8607 grade 5 standards

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UNION has launched CodeGUARD 5, the first access control device available to meet the new BS 8607 grade 5 standards.

The recently introduced grade 5 standards provide the most stringent level of security and access control for mechanical push button locks to date. Providing an extremely strong level of attack resistance, grade 5 was introduced because of the need for a high-security push button lock, and UNION is the first manufacturer to answer this need.

Wavestore at ISC West Las Vegas

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Wavestore, the developer of highly secure and open platform Video Management Software (VMS), will be hosted by three of its technology partners at ISC West.

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This Week's News

Cloud-based Homeguard Pro from ERA

* ERA-Homeguard.jpgERA, the UK's home security specialist, recently launched the new HomeGuard Pro, the first of its kind, cloud-based alarm system to combine security with smart living.

The Cloud takes away constraints that a localised alarm system brings, with the immediate benefit being no control panel, just a hub. There is no complicated set up, as this is all done via smartphone app and should the panel be damaged, all settings and data is safely stored in the cloud. Just get another hub and you are quickly up and running again.

Automation, Cloud, Cyber & Unification at the heart of Tyco's product strategy

* Eli-Gorovici.jpgInterview with Eli Gorovici, Product General Manager for Access & Video, Tyco

If you want to know anything about the future product strategy for the Tyco video brands, there is probably no one better to ask than Eli Gorovici, Product General Manager, Access & Video, for the security products division of Johnson Controls.

In this interview, Eli, who has been a member of the Tyco senior management team for the last 4 years, provides an insight into how the company is looking to establish clear blue water between its premium level video surveillance solutions and the mass market products which have flooded the industry in recent years.

3D Group - Automotive Locksmith Supplies

* 3DG-logo.jpgUnfortunately due to the funeral of our late director, David Sanderson, we will be closed from 2pm on Friday the 26th of April. The cut-off time for same day dispatch will be 11:30AM, so make sure any urgent orders are sent through before this.

Our webstore will be open as usual:


Fitter Focus: LockFit

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They are a local trusted business serving all areas of Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lichfield, Swadlincote, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock, Rugeley, Wolverhampton, Stoke On Trent, Leicestershire, Birmingham and all parts of the West Midlands and surrounding areas; the company focuses on efficiency, friendliness and quality of workmanship.

Oncam ExD Camera Range honoured with 2019 Hazardex Award

* ExD-Explosive-Environment-Camera.jpgOncam, a leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced today that its Evolution ExD Explosive Environment Camera Range was awarded the Personal Protection Technologies (PPTex) Innovation Award during the Hazardex 2019 Conference and Exhibition in the U.K.

The award highlights the best innovation in PPT equipment to improve safety within the process and high hazard industries.

Gira smoke alarm Dual Q

* Gira-Dual-Q.jpgTwice as safe by measuring both temperature and scattered light, the new Gira Dual Q smoke alarm device is equipped with two detection processes and marked with the Q quality seal.

Attaining twice the level of safety, Gira Dual Q visually identifies small smoke particles before the situation gets too dangerous.

Project Specification Group redefines service offering

* Project-Specification-Group2.jpgProject Specification Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has redefined its capabilities in light of its recent rebrand.

After the unveiling of its new name, Project Specification Group is taking the opportunity to shout about its new and improved service offering.

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David Sanderson, 3D Group

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It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing away of our managing director, David Sanderson, after a seven month battle with cancer. At the time of his initial diagnosis he was only given a few months to live, but he fought on with fortitude for over seven months until the 4th April, when he finally found peace, surrounded by his loved ones in hospital.

Autowave to sponsor Lockexpo 2020

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Hot on the heels of an extremely successful show last month, we're excited to announce that our 2020 sponsor will be Autowave!

Autowave joined us for the first time at ALEX in 2018 and again at Lockexpo in March, and were a huge hit with our visitors. After two such successful shows they decided the next step was to join us as our sponsor.

The days are getting longer... order with ERA by 5pm for next day delivery!

After a cold, dark winter, there's nothing like the feeling of the evenings getting lighter and spring being on the way. Longer days means getting more done, especially now you can place orders with ERA right up to 5pm and still benefit from next day delivery.

London and South East Sales Manager to Boost Videx Growth

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Videx Security has appointed a new Regional Sales Manager for the London and South East region.

Mabs Alam has vast sales and management experience and understands the access control and door entry market well. He takes on the role to help drive business opportunity and growth specifically in the South East region including London.

MLA Western Region Meeting

The MLA has announced details of its Western Region Meeting for members taking place on 10th-12th May in Torquay.  Over the weekend there will be:

- Training Classes (weekend pass available)
- Mini Exhibition
- Manufacturer Presentations
- Bring and Buy Sale
- Annual Lock Picking Contest
- BLI Exam (Written)
- Raffle
- Evening dinner and entertainment

For full details & booking form: http://bit.ly/MLAWestern19

ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control showcases latest access control solutions

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ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control exhibited at the first ever Security Event 2019, showcasing its latest security and integrated access control technology.

Codelocks' offers unique training opportunity

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Codelocks, a leading manufacturer of access control products, is investing in developing the talents of locksmiths and installers by offering unique training courses on 10 April, 15 May and 19 June 2019.

Analogue cameras bucking the IP network trend

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, addresses why analogue based CCTV systems are still in favour more than a decade after many predicted that IP network based video surveillance would very quickly become the automatic choice for consultants, system designers, installers and system integrators.

DHF, Secured by Design and the Fire Industry Association release joint publication on fire safety

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In an unprecedented collaboration within the fire and security industry, three not-for-profit organisations with expertise in fire and security doorsets have combined their knowledge to offer guidance on a newly-published document on flat entrance doorsets.

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