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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th July 2019 Issue no. 467

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Tuya Smart introduces AI home security and smart office solutions

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Tuya Smart, an "AI+IoT" developer platform that makes plugins to enable manufacturers to transform ordinary products into smart devices, has announced two new solutions at CES 2019. The AI Video Doorbell and the AI Pad, presented at CES in Las Vegas, are next-level security solutions for the home and office that incorporate artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

H.265 support on offer with Wavestore's latest v6.16 release

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Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction of v6.16.

Sargent and Greenleaf launches Digital Hood Defence

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Secures 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.

New Openow app creates secure virtual key for SMARTair

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The 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

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Magenta Security expresses disappointment in recent SIA decisions over ACS

Abbey-Petkar.jpgAbbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security has expressed deep concerns and disappointment in recent decisions by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

"As children so many of us will have heard teachers say - I am not angry with you... I am disappointed. My feelings for the SIA are no different. Some months ago, I was excited and looking forward to impending improvements to the ACS. They were going to make us more professional as an industry; develop greater trust with customers and communities; cowboy firms would struggle to operate and all staff would be treated fairly by responsible employers.

Neos launches next generation of 'smart' home insurance

* Neos1.jpgNeos, the UK's first smart home insurance provider, has launched its next generation of tech-enabled home insurance packages. Now enhanced with new market-leading preventative solutions, Neos insurance packages effectively help UK consumers protect their homes from domestic fires, theft and water damage with a best value tech and insurance offering.

Since launching in 2017, Neos has worked closely with its customers to continuously develop its range of products and services, bringing the next generation of home insurance to UK households.

Feemaster smart console makes controlling Access affordable and convenient

* Nortech25-access.jpgThe FeeMaster Smart Console from people and vehicle access control specialist Nortech provides a simple and cost-effective way of managing access to car parks and facilities for vehicles and pedestrians.

All the access control data is encoded onto a Mifare card using the FeeMaster Smart Console. As a standalone system, there is no wiring between the access control point and the console, making it easy and cost effective to install.

Genetec partners with BlackBerry Cylance to include AI-based antivirus in its appliance portfolio

Through this partnership, Genetec will offer additional cyber security protection to its Streamvault family of infrastructure solutions by including CylancePROTECT out-of-the-box at no additional cost to its customers.

Genetec Streamvault all-in-one and rackmount appliances, storage, and workstations are expected to be shipped pre-installed and optimized with CylancePROTECT in September 2019.

The Key Safe Company to the rescue in Oldham

* Oldham-MR.jpgThe UK's market leader in access solutions, The Key Safe Company, has provided Oldham Mountain Rescue Team with a total donation of five key safes, ensuring the team have immediate access to its resources whenever needed.

Covering part of the Peak District National Park and rural areas of Greater Manchester, the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team provide a search and rescue service for people in difficulty in wild and remote places.

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Automated Facial Recognition trials backed by UK Home Secretary

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid has given his backing to the police in their trials of facial recognition cameras. Charlotte Walker-Osborn, International head of technology sector at global law firm Eversheds Sutherland comments:

Full exhibitor list for MLA Expo 2019 announced

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We can now confirm the full exhibitor line up for MLA Expo 2019, with over 90 exhibitors already confirmed so far including leading manufacturers & suppliers from around the world.

Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing their security

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Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies have admitted to never testing their physical security according to Setting the Standard for Security, a report from security expert Jacksons Fencing.

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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New Johnson Controls showroom and training facility opens in Ireland

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Tyco, 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.

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.

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