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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th July 2019 Issue no. 465

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ASSA ABLOY launches new ASSA Triton cylinder platform with patent until 2036

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The Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has launched its new high-security, patented ASSA Triton cylinder platform.

ASSA Triton is a high-end master key solution with long life patent protection until 2036. ASSA Triton has been expertly designed and extensively tested in Scandinavia, to guarantee the same high quality, exceptional durability and excellent performance expected from an ASSA cylinder.

Ultion SMART has homeowner security at its heart

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Brisant Secure has a long track record as a security company, that creates locks and handles which keep people safe. In Brisant's development of Ultion SMART, homeowner security was at the top of the wish list.

New App for Videx GSM Intercom Range

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Videx, a leading manufacturer and supplier in access control and door entry kits, has added a new app to its flagship GSM intercom range, the popular entry systems that provide greater security and freedom to users.

Controlsoft integrates Aperio with Identity Access platform

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Controlsoft, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of access control solutions, has fully integrated its latest Identity Access platform with the Aperio wireless locking technology from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group.

Combining video surveillance and access control to enhance security provisions

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Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, discusses the value in merging video surveillance and access control technologies, and the security benefits for business.

Temporary HVM barrier makes an impact at Jacksons Fencing

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Jacksons Fencing gains exclusive UK rights for sale of Rosehill Security's Impakt Defender. UK security fencing manufacturer Jacksons Fencing has expanded its hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) range with Impakt Defender by Rosehill Security, a leading provider of engineered rubber perimeter security products and ballistic solutions.

Johnson Controls enters Grade 3 intrusion market with commercial security system

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The new EN Grade 3-compliant Tyco DSC PowerSeries Pro intrusion security alarm system provides a feature-rich intrusion detection solution for commercial properties of any size.

STAR1M - An innovative solution for Standalone Access Control

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Standalone access control systems allow access to many different buildings, including offices, apartments, schools... It is a cost-effective solution where controlled secure access is required.

Videx strengthens GSMPRO offering

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Videx has added new features and functionality to its GSMPRO intercom system that provides users with much greater freedom and security.

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This Week's News

Sargent and Greenleaf launches Digital Hood Defence

* Digital-Hood-Control.jpgSecures ATM units from malware and jackpotting attacks. Compatible with S&G's Digital Platform products, this innovative device increases the overall security of ATM units by protecting the hood from jackpotting attacks - whereby malware has been attached to an ATM to rapidly access money - without compromising convenience for operators.

The Digital Hood Defence wires through the same keypad as the vault lock, allowing the user to easily control access to their hood, vault or both depending on the paired vault lock.

New Openow app creates secure virtual key for SMARTair

* SMARTair-Openow.jpgThe ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has unveiled Openow, a new mobile solution for users of its SMARTair wireless access control system.

Openow allows SMARTair users to open doors with their mobile phone and the Openow app, meaning access credentials can be granted, revoked and updated instantly, from wherever the user may be.

EZVIZ launches its brand new Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Security Cam series into the UK market

* EZVIZ-Indoor-WiFi-cam.jpgThe EZVIZ Indoor Security Cam is the perfect entry-level device for those looking to protect their home and keep an eye on their property when away or on holiday.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT devices, the Indoor Security Cam allows users to view live streams via the Echo Show/Spot and Google hub devices, all whilst offering a 110/130-degree viewing angle on each model respectively.

British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems. The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website. The ICO said it was the biggest penalty it had handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.

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JM Security Systems celebrates its first apprentice success

* Chris-Staunton.jpgA Birmingham security systems company is celebrating after the first one among its apprentices completed all of his assessments with flying colours in just 18 months. Chris Staunton, aged 20, started working at JM Security Systems, in Summer Lane, in April this year after spending 18 months at another firm.

After being fast-tracked through his training by Skills for Security, the accredited apprenticeship provider, Chris has now completed his Level 3 Fire, Emergency Systems and Security apprenticeship, attaining distinctions in two out of three modules.

New Johnson Controls showroom and training facility opens in Ireland

* Johnson-Controls-Ireland.jpgTyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art interactive showroom and training facility in Ireland.

Located in the Ballymount area of Dublin, the new showroom facility provides the opportunity for system integrators and their end-user clients to see live demonstrations of the innovative features and ground breaking technology built-into the latest generation of Access Control and Video Surveillance (ACVS) solutions supplied under the Tyco umbrella.

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EZVIZ now offering installation service to customers

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EZVIZ Inc., the global smart home security brand, is extending its value added services with the addition of an installation option for customers looking to fit their latest EZVIZ Camera.

Security overkill: how much is too much?

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- 38% of UK homes have smart tech security installed
- £341 is the average value of smart home tech
- But 42% say they think too many smart tech devices could be too much

As home security is a priority for many UK households, recent research has revealed the number of homeowners installing smart home tech to deter invaders.

Audley End Miniature Railway Case Study

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Protecting visitors, staff and assets with the help of a Wisenet video surveillance system:

Tyco Engage Conference 2019

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The 230 delegates who attended the recent Tyco Engage Conference 2019 were among the first to see how Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, is continuing to help system integrators grow their businesses by developing innovative solutions which capitalise on emerging technologies.

Why a home should be protected with smart security systems

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A home houses all your most valuable possessions and, most importantly, your family. So, how can you keep everyone and everything safe from intruders? Here, Wasim Bux from home insurance provider iGO4 tells us how your home can benefit from a smart security system.

Be at the heart of the debate on fire door regulations

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As the second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry gets underway, new experts from the field of architecture are joining the panel. It's in recognition of the multiple interconnected factors that led to the tragic loss of 72 lives.

Although the process has been described as complex and confusing, it's vital that all aspects which contributed to the disaster are explored.

The Key Safe Company showcases products at CIH 2019

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The Key Safe Company showcased its range of access solutions at Housing 2019, the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual event, held at Manchester's Central Convention Complex.

The event is Europe's largest housing conference and brings together 12,000 housing professionals, providing an excellent networking opportunity.

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