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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th April 2019 Issue no. 454

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International News

Cloud-based Homeguard Pro from ERA

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ERA, 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.

Oncam ExD Camera Range honoured with 2019 Hazardex Award

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Oncam, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

ERA Doorcam - smart technology's latest leap forward

* ERA-Doorcam-White.jpgWith remote-controlled security operating systems becoming ever more popular, the latest tech development in home security is the ERA DoorCam Smart Home WiFi Video Doorbell.

Using a Smartphone app, DoorCam allows householders to view callers and talk to them in real time, whether they're home or not, offering not only convenience, but thanks to a motion detector which alerts householders when someone has arrived, added security and peace of mind.

Regular servicing can keep critical space invaders locked out

* Door-Security-Servicing.jpgLeading lock specialist Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye), a brand under ASSA ABLOY's High Security & Safety Group, is encouraging those responsible for critical infrastructure sites to consider servicing contracts to help minimise the risk of costly breaches of security.

With terrorism posing a serious threat to the UK's interests, perimeter fencing, doors and their locks are the first line of defence against potential intruders at installations such as chemical and power plants, gas terminals, oil refineries, utilities, transport, hospitals, research facilities and other major areas which need controlled access.

New Wisenet T Radiometric Thermal Cameras with temperature measurement

* Hanwha-Techwin-thermal-cameras.jpgHanwha Techwin Europe has further strengthened its Wisenet T Thermal camera range with the introduction of three new radiometric thermal models, each of which have a temperature measurement feature.

The Wisenet TNO-4030TR, TNO-4040TR and TNO-4041TR are able to accurately detect if the air temperature is higher or lower than set parameters, e.g. above or below 40C.

Sargent and Greenleaf launches digital vault lock

* S-and-G-digital-vault-lock.jpgSargent and Greenleaf a manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, announces its Digital Vault Lock. Through a secure online interface and user-friendly software, this static code, electronic time lock allows for increased flexibility and security for convenient vault access.

Combining an attack-resistant lock case and enhanced features to protect against a variety of threats - vibration, bouncing and punching attacks - the Digital Vault Lock provides durable security for financial institutions.

Master Lock secures another Sold Secure accreditation

* Masterlock-Sold-Secure-image.jpgMaster Lock has been awarded yet another Sold Secure accreditation to bolster its vast product range, this time for the 1489EURDAT wall/floor anchor. Now covered by insurance companies, this ground anchor provides customers with tried and tested robust protection against theft.

Sold Secure is a trusted review institution dedicated to reducing the risk of crime by the assessment of security products. Products that have been satisfactorily assessed bear the Sold Secure Quality Mark.

The Key Safe Company fits around you

* Key-Safe-Box-Shelf.jpgOne of the UK's market leaders in mechanical access solutions, The Key Safe Company has teamed up with Property Line Services to provide an improved installation service designed with its customers in mind.

The installation service is now available across the UK and will supply and fit a key safe at a date and time predetermined by the customer, usually within five working days.

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Fitter Focus: LockFit

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LockFit have many years of experience in locks and security.

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.

Project Specification Group redefines service offering

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Project 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.

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.

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