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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st August 2019 Issue no. 471

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New Ultion WXM performs 3x normal 3 star test standard

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Ultion WXM has extra molybdenum, the metal that is 25% denser than iron, integrated within its design. Brisant-Secure redesigned and improved the materials used to increase the strength and durability that Ultion brings.

Innovator of visitor management systems brings new name and products to GSX

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Data Management, Inc., owner of Visitor Pass Solutions, has launched a new name, confirming its focus in the security industry.

The company now goes by the name "THRESHOLD," a term evocative of its expertise in visitor management systems, with a new tagline, 'the gateway to stronger security.'

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.

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

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Automatically 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Free key programming presentations: Unlocking the Key to Success

* Hicklys-demo_group.jpgHickleys are explaining the opportunities in key programming at two presentations being held in September, following on from their August presentations. 

The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.

The presentations will explain the equipment required, the technical backup available and the methods used, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers.

Over two thirds of British companies feel cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology

Over two thirds (67%) of companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology to grow their business faster, according to a new report from EY that is based on a survey of 175 C-suite executives at UK-based organisations. Cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT) were the two technologies that were perceived to pose the greatest cybersecurity risks.

THRESHOLD opens sales offices in Florida and California

* Threshold2.jpgTHRESHOLD visitor management systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has increased its customer-facing reach by opening two new sales offices - one in Florida, to be run by a long-time THRESHOLD account executive, and one in California, the result of a recent hiring.

Deb Miller, who has been with THRESHOLD since 2005, will move to Florida in October to lead the company's sales efforts in the Southeastern United States. The Connecticut native and Quinnipiac grad is an active member of ASIS International, IAHSS, and the Identification Systems Dealer Association. She may be reached at [email protected], 800-243-1969 ext. 325, or 300 SE 2nd Street, Suite 600, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.

The Key Safe Company sponsorship lights up Blue Lamp Trust

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Wisenet super compact dome cameras for retail applications

* Wisenet-QND-6011.jpgMeasuring just 99mm in diameter, the new super compact 2 and 5 megapixel Wisenet Q mini domes manufactured by Hanwha Techwin are packed with features designed to ensure end-users obtain maximum benefit from their video surveillance solutions.

40% smaller than previous models, the new H.265 mini domes deliver real-life practical benefits to a wide range of end-users and in particular, retailers who require aesthetically attractive cameras to be installed on walls and ceilings in what could be confined spaces.

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Locksmith chooses DOM UK to secure Neuro Disability Hospital

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Maximum security levels should be implemented within public environments such as hospitals with the aim to protect staff, patients and equipment, but hospitals should also provide a warm and comfortable space.

ASSA ABLOY encourages installers to attend free SMARTair training course

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The 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.

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.

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