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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th May 2019 Issue no. 457

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International News

ERA launches Lockdown - emergency door security

ERA, one of the UK's leading home security specialists, has launched Lockdown, the UK's first emergency barricade device designed to provide high performance security in the event of a threatening situation.

Nortech's standalone access control system is a reliable and cost-effective door controller

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People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech has launched its NanoQuest, a secure, single door self-contained access control system. This proximity card reader/access controller combination is small, powerful and supports up to 500 users.

Security bollard range launched to significantly reduce crime rates

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ATG Access, a leading British designer and manufacturer of road blockers, bollards and barriers, is helping to protect commercial properties and prevent ATM ram raid attacks with its leading security bollard range.

Dome camera installation simplified with Wisenet X Plus

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The new IP network Wisenet X Plus dome cameras from Hanwha Techwin have been designed to significantly reduce the time normally needed for installation, set-up and maintenance adjustments.

Norpass3 access control software provides high degree of security and personnel safety

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With Norpass, access control can be provided at all access points to gyms, fitness studios, health clubs and more to ensure that only authorised members and staff can enter the premises. Nortech recommends the use of its Mifare readers and smartcards that have a dedicated secure access control sector.

ERA Doorcam - smart technology's latest leap forward

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With 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.

New Wisenet T Radiometric Thermal Cameras with temperature measurement

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Hanwha 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.

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This Week's News

Profitably replace Ford van locks

* Ford-van.jpgThe new Ford Rep locks from SVL offer the highest degree of added protection to van security. The driver's door lock is a known weakness in the security of Ford Transit and Transit Custom vans; a simple attack will gain entry to the vehicle and unlock the rear doors of the vehicle. No special knowledge, skills or tools are required and this can be achieved in seconds.

The installation of a high security SVL Rep lock can be completed by an installation specialist in less than an hour, increasing the protection of the vehicle and its contents.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions leads the way in fire door safety

* DC500-series-Door-Closers.jpgASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland continues to lead the market by ensuring its range of door closers do not compromise fire safety regulations. At the end of 2017, several UKAS Accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors.

TC Security Services wins commercial property portfolio

* TCFM.jpgSince early January 2019, TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have been providing guarding and mobile patrol services to Avison Young (formerly GVA). The portfolio, covers multiple and diverse locations across London and the South East.

TC Security Services welcomed 20 new colleagues to the business from a number of incumbent suppliers. The contract commenced on 2nd January and client feedback about the mobilisation, led by Patrick O'Sullivan, Operations Manager, is very positive.

Data Protection law does not prevent information sharing to save lives and stop crime

Steve Wood of the ICO reminds public and private organisations that new data protection legislation does not stop them from disclosing personal data to assist police forces or other law enforcement authorities.

It's nearly eleven months since the UK's new data protection legislation came into effect, giving organisations more responsibilities and giving citizens strengthened rights. In terms of data sharing the message is also one of continuity as the core considerations that existed under the previous legislation remain the same.


Hanwha Techwin GDPR blog

Uri-Guterman.jpgUri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, explains how system integrators can help their end-user clients comply with GDPR by 'de-identifying' recorded video.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has spurred companies and organisations in all market sectors to address how they record, store and protect customer related data since it came into force a year ago. This is perhaps not surprising as a serious violation of GDPR could be subject to a fine of up to 4% of a company's annual revenue or EUR 20 million, whichever is higher. In addition, non-compliance with GDPR violation could result in a class action or a civil law suit against individuals.

Gira launch Video Home Station 7

* Gira-7.jpgGira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to launch the new and award-winning Gira Video Home Station 7:

* a modern surface-mounted video and door communication system with 7-inch TFT touch display

Recently awarded a Red Dot Award 2019, the new Gira Video Home Station 7 is available from 1st May 2019 and designed to help your customers achieve a comfortable and secure living environment that embodies high-design.

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One in seven British homeowners have a security camera to spy on neighbours

New research has found that 40% of homeowners in Britain have some form of security camera on their property, primarily to deter potential thieves, use as evidence in case of a crime and monitor who is coming and going.

From security to intelligence: the evolution of the IP surveillance camera

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David Needham, UK and Ireland Sales Manager at Axis Communications, discusses how the rise of IP technology has created a shift towards greater levels of business intelligence and further collaboration with IT & security installers.

Valuing security from the start: Jacksons fencing research shows budget complacency preventing effective risk management

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* 20% of UK companies never test their security measures
* 22% of companies say the consequences of their physical security being compromised would be severe, including public disruption or even loss of life
* Two-fifths (41%) of companies only review risks after a breach has occurred, or don't review at all
* Budget is the greatest challenge (47%) for decision makers when specifying security measures

Regular servicing can keep critical space invaders locked out

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Leading 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.

The Key Safe Company fits around you

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One 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.

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