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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
31st July 2019 Issue no. 468

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Neos launches next generation of 'smart' home insurance

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Neos, 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.

Feemaster smart console makes controlling Access affordable and convenient

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The 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.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

MLA Expo 19 - Training Schedule

* MLA-Expo-training1.jpgThe MLA are delighted to confirm that details for the training schedule due to take place at MLA Expo 19 between 4th and 6th of October at the Telford International Centre have been announced.

Dr Steffan George, Managing Director of the MLA said: "MLA Expo 2019 is looking likely to break yet more records for the locksmithing industry, not only by being bigger and busier, but also including more training rooms and even more courses than any other locksmith exhibition in Europe. There will be 13 different training areas (5 Auto related areas + 8 General Locksmith-related) that will house the 70+ courses and seminars being run. No matter what your training needs are when it comes to locksmithing, MLA Expo 19 has got you covered!"

Allegion launches new-generation wireless mortise lock in the UK

* Allegion-LE-mortice-lock.jpgAllegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security hardware, has launched a new generation of wireless mortise lock in the UK. The Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE technology has been developed specifically to extend effective electronic access control throughout the interior of a building, in addition to exterior doors, providing a single, secure locking device for the whole of a building.

Ideal for multiple commercial settings, as well as higher education institutions, senior living homes and medical facilities, the Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE technology is easy to install, connect and manage.

ASSA ABLOY announces Aperio training dates for the second half of 2019

* Aperio-Training1.jpgThe ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has released the latest dates for its free Aperio technical training course, which provides an invaluable insight into the innovative wireless locking technology's many benefits.

Offering an informative overview of the Aperio system's capabilities, the free course covers its intelligent hardware features, product specifications, operating processes, best installation practice and other technological advantages.

3xLOGIC reports a highly successful launch into Europe

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Mitie appointed to the Prison Operator Services framework

Mitie-security.jpgMitie's Care & Custody division has been named as a supplier on the Prison Operator Services (POS) framework.

The Ministry of Justice launched the POS framework to effectively manage a pipeline of competition for new prisons and potentially existing privately managed prisons over the next six years.

ASSA ABLOY Project Specification Group 'shreds' time and costs for ColladoCollins Architects

* ASSA-ABLOY_ColladoCollins.jpgASSA ABLOY Project Specification Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has partnered with ColladoCollins Architects to leverage the benefits of its Openings Studio(tm) BIM software to make significant time and cost savings on the former Shredded Wheat factory project.

The project, a thriving new commercial and residential development based in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, will consist of over 643 units and more than 7,100 doorsets. Encompassing a sensitive refurbishment of former Shredded Wheat factory buildings, the project is part of a huge development that includes over 1,200 units in total.

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Magenta Security expresses disappointment in recent SIA decisions over ACS

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

The Key Safe Company to the rescue in Oldham

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The 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.

Automated Facial Recognition trials backed by UK Home Secretary

AI Legal Expert Comment

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.

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