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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th August 2019 Issue no. 469

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International News

Allegion launches new-generation wireless mortise lock in the UK

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Allegion 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.

3xLOGIC reports a highly successful launch into Europe

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3xLOGIC is celebrating a highly successful launch into the European market.

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.

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This Week's News

ASSA ABLOY encourages installers to attend free SMARTair training course

* SmartAir.jpgThe ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group is encouraging installers to sign-up to one of its upcoming training courses on its innovative wireless access control system, SMARTair.

The course is free to attend and offers installers everything they need to know to help sell and install SMARTair, while also providing an informative overview of the wireless access control system's capabilities and benefits.

KD Electronics to distribute Dahua product portfolio

KD Electronics, a leading distributor of CCTV, Access Control, Alarm, TV and Networking products for the security, TV and networking industry, today announced that it has secured distribution for Dahua's full product portfolio.

Sean Kennedy, Director of KD Electronics said, "We are proud to announce this partnership with Dahua and expand our product range in the Security and Networking sector. This will give our customers the latest cutting-edge technology in the security sector provided by Dahua's massive suite of products, combined with our own and Dahua's expertise in technical customer support. All of which we believe will make Dahua an excellent choice for security installers."

Millions risk identify theft because they are so eager to use free public Wi-Fi

Is a hotspot real or malicious? Many consumers simply don't check. New research of 2,000 people has revealed that 79% of public Wi-Fi users take significant risks when choosing hotspots. Instead of taking the time to check that a hotspot is legitimate, users are selecting hotspots based on Wi-fi- strength, a name that seems appropriate, or just picking any free option.

Unexpectedly, the figure is highest for the most experienced, with 86% of daily public Wi-Fi users putting convenience ahead of safety when choosing hotspots. The survey carried out by cybersecurity company, BullGuard, revealed that 4 in 10 users look for a Wi-Fi name that somewhat matches their location, for example 'coffee shop Wi-Fi' - but this is exactly the type of name hackers set up to try and fool people into choosing

New Illustra Pro Mini-Domes Gen3 Pro cameras with Smart Wide Dynamic Range

* Pro-Gen3-Mini-Dome.jpgAutomatically optimise video quality whilst minimising configuration time. Johnson Controls has updated its popular Illustra Pro camera family with a new generation of Illustra Pro Mini-Domes featuring Smart Wide Dynamic Range.

Offering a choice of 2, 3, 5 and 8 megapixel models and a variety of lens options, the new Pro Mini-Domes are ideal for a wide range of deployments in both medium and large-sized facilities.

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MLA Expo 19 - Training Schedule

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The 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.

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

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The 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.

Mitie appointed to the Prison Operator Services framework

Mitie'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

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ASSA 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.

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

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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.

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