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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th September 2019 Issue no. 474

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Codelocks broadens its portfolio with new door controllers

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Codelocks announces availability of its first keyless door controller range, Access by Codelocks.

The new A3 range features three different models, each providing proximity access control without requiring complex software purchases, external programmers or licensing costs.

Gallinet adds adds digital employee ID card to the TelMe app

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The issues with ID cards can be numerous and often bothersome:

Costs from consumables such as pouches, clips & photographs; the logistical efforts of yearly reissue of cards and collection from Ex-employees; ID card printers that are so often faulty.

Mul-T-Lock showcases innovative security solutions at MLA Expo

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Mul-T-Lock will be exhibiting its wide portfolio of security innovations at this year's MLA Expo; from traditional mechanical ranges to smart technology systems.

The MLA Expo, run by the Master Locksmiths Association, returns to The International Centre in Telford from 4th - 6th October 2019.

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

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Master 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.

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

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Over 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.

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.

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This Week's News

ICO statement on the High Court judgement on the use of live facial recognition technology by South Wales Police

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An ICO spokesperson has said: "We will be reviewing the judgment carefully. We welcome the court's finding that the police use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) systems involves the processing of sensitive personal data of members of the public, requiring compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Johnson Controls releases CEM Systems AC2000 v10.2 Security Management System with enhanced Time & Attendance

* AC2000_Time_Hub.jpgJohnson Controls has announced the release of CEM Systems AC2000 v10.2, which offers new features such as an enhanced Time & Attendance application, improved Pass Design, advanced room booking with access control and additional features that increase the performance and scope of the access control system suite.

CEM Systems AC2000 Time Hub is an enhanced Time & Attendance workstation client and web application. It helps AC2000 customer maximize their existing security infrastructure by going beyond access control, without the need for an additional Time & Attendance system.

SIA meets Magenta to discuss future of security industry

* Magenta-meet.jpgMagenta Security MD Abbey Petkar met with SIA Chief Executive Ian Todd and Tony Holyland (SIA Head of Quality & Standards) at Magenta HQ last month to discuss concerns about the lack of business licences in the security industry.

They also considered other topics focused on making the security industry more professional and more robust in the face of unscrupulous players in the market.

Roller shutter manufacturers demonstrate growth with office move

* CGT-new-Premises.jpgRoller shutter manufacturers CGT Security have moved to a new state-of-the-art headquarters with five times more space for manufacturing.

CGT Security is the manufacturer of innovative shutter systems suitable for any security challenge in private or public environments.

Dahua signs distribution deal with IC Plus in Ireland

Dahua Technology, a world-leading, video-centric, smart IoT solution and service-provider, has announced a distribution partnership with Dublin-based electronics distributor, IC Plus.

IC Plus - which incorporates IC Realtime and Electroplus - will be distributing the full range of Dahua products, including video surveillance, access control and video intercoms.

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Locksmiths qualification claim: The MLA comments

Some of our readers may have become aware in recent weeks of claims made in social media that new locksmiths qualifications are about to be launched in the UK, without which, they may not trade.

With arguments being made both for and against, LASN sought the advice of industry body the MLA. This is what they had to say:

Reliance High-Tech to scale 'Mt Everest' in stairs at new Bracknell HQ to fundraise for SSAFA

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Reliance High-Tech, the leading independent security systems integrator plans to scale the heights of Mount Everest in stairs at its new headquarters, to fundraise for the SSAFA.

The Everest Challenge will involve the Reliance High-Tech team climbing 29,035 ft (605 ascents of the stairs) throughout September. All office visitors are invited to join in the challenge by foregoing the building's lift, or making a donation through the challenge's dedicated JustGiving page.

Bolstering security with data-driven Facilities Management

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Trevor 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.

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.

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