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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
28th August 2019 Issue no. 472

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International News

THRESHOLD opens sales offices in Florida and California

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THRESHOLD 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.

Wisenet super compact dome cameras for retail applications

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Measuring 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Master Lock launches the 'ultimate' corrosion and cut resistant brass padlock

* MasterLock-cutout.jpgMaster Lock has launched a robust combination padlock, perfect for high security day-to-day use.

Generally used for storage units, sheds, gates or vans, the Master Lock M1177EURD is made of a durable solid brass body for superior corrosion resistance, whilst the octagonal boron-carbide shackle with shrouded cover makes it highly resilient from attack.

This high-performance padlock adds to the existing Master Lock Excell range offering a high level of weatherability and security for applications in outdoor, corrosive and caustic environments.

Asia's largest mega hub logistics terminal installs a Wisenet video surveillance solution to match its cutting edge facilities

* CJ-Logistics1.jpgOver 1,600 Wisenet cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin have been installed at Asia's largest mega hub terminal in order to help operators monitor the movement of parcels and vehicles, as well as keep employees and visitors safe.

With its nine decades of endless innovation, Korea's No.1 logistics service provider, CJ Logistics, is leaping forward to become a global leader by expanding its global networks to over 94 locations and entering the Thailand, Malaysia, China and Philippines markets.

Bolstering security with data-driven Facilities Management

* Data-driven-FM.jpgTrevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security with big data.

Ever since the inception of the internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably.

A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the world (at the time of the report) was created in the previous two years alone.

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Free key programming presentations: Unlocking the Key to Success

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Hickleys 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.

The Key Safe Company sponsorship lights up Blue Lamp Trust

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Leading distributor of secure, quality and effective key storage and key management solutions, The Key Safe Company, has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with the Blue Lamp Trust to help improve home security in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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.

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