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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
29th May 2019 Issue no. 459

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International News

San Francisco bans facial recognition technology

Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city's transport authority, or law enforcement.

Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology must now be approved by city administrators. Opponents of the measure said it will put people's safety at risk and hinder efforts to fight crime.

Full Story

Swann Smart Video Doorbell

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Taking just minutes to set up, the Smart Video Doorbell is rechargeable, features night vision and also offers a convenient wired option, so you can connect it to any existing doorbell wiring.

Answer the doorbell with your smartphone from anywhere; you can ask the delivery man to hide a package or leave with a neighbour.

- Free video storage
- Heat and motion sensing
- Weather resistant


WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed, according to BBC reports.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a "select number" of users and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor." A fix was rolled out and WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions leads the way in fire door safety

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ASSA 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. With around eight out of 10 metal fire doors sold in the UK being non-insulated, this left many doorsets deemed non-compliant.

Gira launch Video Home Station 7

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Gira, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Join the global security industry at IFSEC International 2019

IFSEC-image1.jpgIFSEC International is the UK and Europe's leading integrated security event. Taking place on 18-20 June at ExCeL London, it brings together over 27,000 security professionals from 110+ countries looking to source new and established security technologies, learn from world-renowned speakers and network with manufacturers, distributors, government bodies and industry associations.

IFSEC International is the global hub for all the energy and innovation of the security industry, demonstrating where the biggest developments are happening and helping visitors set their security agenda for the year ahead. It is supported by the BSIA, ASIS, Association of Security Consultants, the Security Institute, BRE Group/ LPCB, ECA as well as accreditation bodies NSI and SSAIB.

Everything you need with ERA everywhere

* ERA-Laptop-Smartware-Screen.jpgLooking for an online resource for home security needs? Then look no further!

Ideal for locksmiths who need fast and reliable access to ERA's range of high quality home security products, www.eraeverywhere.com means orders placed by 5pm are delivered the next day in the UK.

Unlocking the next generation of access control

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Since Jo Milne-Rowe was appointed as the new national chair of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) and in conjunction with her current role at Codelocks, she has helped to take the institute from strength to strength. After a year in the role and encouraging the next generation to seek a career in ironmongery, Jo shares what has happened over the last 12-months and what she believes the future of access control looks like.

What has given you most satisfaction during the last 12 months in the role?
Being involved in changing the direction of the IAI and helping to ensure that the ironmongery sector remains relevant through the One Future Vision project, has been an exciting challenge.

Hanwha Techwin leading the way with Deep Learning video solutions

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Floodlight surveillance camera

* EZVIZ.jpgEZVIZ has added its first floodlight surveillance camera to the portfolio with the launch of the LC1 to help families and business owners sleep soundly in the knowledge their outside spaces are being monitored. The EZVIZ LC1 CCTV camera's motion-sensitive floodlight can be set-up to illuminate overnight intruders as well as act as a deterrent.

The EZVIZ Floodlight includes a PIR human detection system, intelligently recognising people who may be trespassing and revealing them with the powerful 2500LM floodlight. The 270 degree sensor also ensures intruders from all angles cannot avoid detection; even if attempting to do so through sneaking alongside a wall or below the floodlight itself.

Global cyber security market is set to reach USD 282.3 Billion by 2024

The global cyber security market is predicted to grow at 11.1% CAGR during the forecast period with the market size reaching USD 282.3 billion by 2024.

The market is driven by factors such as increasing cyber security threats, increasing internet penetration, and increasing adoption of IoT solutions across different industry verticals.

Industry players are developing advanced solutions to tackle cyber-attacks and threat such as firewall, encryption, identity and access management, security, and vulnerability management, which are further fuelling the growth of the market.

ASSA ABLOY High Security & Safety Group steps up security at new Investigation Centre

* East-Hants-Police.jpgDefined as a 'super station', a full range of safety and security measures have been specified at the new Eastern Hampshire Police Investigation Centre in Portsmouth. Working with Hampshire Police, ASSA ABLOY High Security & Safety Group delivered a complete package of doorset solutions, including custodial doors and high performance acoustic timber doors.

The ASSA ABLOY team, which has a strong heritage of developing complete solutions for custodial premises, specified a diverse range of doors to fulfuill the security requirements of different areas of the staition, such as exercise yard doors, holding cell doors and personnel doors.

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Profitably replace Ford van locks

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The 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.

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.

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