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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd October 2019 Issue no. 477

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Codelocks launches new mechanical lock with auto scrambling function

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The KL20 KitLock by Codelocks offers keyless access for lockers, cabinets and cupboards. The KL20 is a robust coded lock that has auto scramble functionality for quick, convenient and secure access.

Hanwha Techwin appoint UK Country Manager

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Ben Speakman has been appointed UK Country Manager for Hanwha Techwin.

Ben, who until recently was Sales Director, UK North for Avigilon, is a seasoned sales professional who has worked within the electronic security industry for over 16 years.

Mitie Security acquires Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired Global Aware International Group (GAIG), a leading provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie's premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security solutions and bolsters its credentials in providing truly connected security services.

SECO-LARM introduces its new Self-Contained Siren or Siren/Strobe!

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Features include: Strobe light can be triggered separately from siren, 25W Speaker, Audio input for broadcasting messages or audio playback, 120dB Warble-tone siren, Bright xenon tube strobe light (SH-816S-SQ), 9~15 VDC operating voltage, Built-in tamper output, IP65 weatherproof for outdoor/indoor use, Mount directly to wall or to most common back boxes, Siren / strobe available with amber, blue, clear, and red lenses.

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

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Johnson 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.

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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This Week's News

New 'soft close' accessory added to Brio open bar rail 80 sliding door hardware

* Brio-Open-Rail.jpgA new addition to the Brio barn door-style Open Rail 80 sliding door system is an easy-to-fit 'soft close' accessory, designed to allow for a smoother and softer closure. Hidden from view, the door hardware system comes with a left and right soft close.

The new 'soft close' helps to control the door by gently decelerating the door when it is being closed or opened, quietly gliding it into its final position.

Commend and Hanwha Techwin technology partnership

* Commend.jpgThe high level of interaction, now possible between Commend Intercom and Advanced Security Communication Systems and the Wisenet WAVE video management software platform, is helping users achieve a more efficient and safer environment.

"Commend Advanced Security Communication Systems and Wisenet Video Surveillance Solutions are increasingly being specified for the same projects and it is totally understandable that our mutual customers should expect our two solutions to work in harmony in order to provide them with greater situational awareness," said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe.

DOM UK awarded ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification

* DOM-ISO.jpgBy meeting the extensive criteria and internationally recognised mark of quality, DOM UK proves its commitment to consistently delivering quality outcomes for partners, suppliers and employees. Mr Paul Hill Supply Chain & Quality Manager at DOM UK states:

"We have a firm belief and commitment towards delivering quality outcomes for all stakeholders."

Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase Nearly 70% Over the Next 5 years

A new report from Juniper Research found that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, an average annual growth of 11%. This will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as regulation tightens, as well as a greater proportion of business lost as enterprises become more dependent on the digital realm.

The new research, The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Threat Analysis, Impact Assessment & Mitigation Strategies 2019-2024 noted that while the cost per breach will steadily rise in the future, the levels of data disclosed will make headlines but not impact breach costs directly, as most fines and lost business are not directly related to breach sizes.

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Tyco open for business

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Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has launched a campaign to encourage more installers to sign up to its partner programs which are designed to help identify new business opportunities and ensure end-users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in an integrated electronic security solution.

ASSA ABLOY highlights misleading key copy protection claims in new white paper

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The Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has released a new white paper, highlighting the misleading key copy protection claims made by many cylinder lock suppliers.

Codelocks' Autumn installer training courses now available to book

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Codelocks, a leading manufacturer of access control products, has announced its new training programme for locksmiths and installers. The courses on 25 September, 23 October and 20 November 2019 are available to book now online.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions events 'Unlock Compliance' for Fire Door Safety Week 2019

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Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, yet the strict specification, maintenance and management of these doorsets is still not fully understood. This is something that ASSA ABLOY is passionate about changing.

Dahua launches autumn Technology Showcase events

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Security professionals are set to gain valuable technological knowledge this autumn by attending a free, one-day Technology Showcase event presented by Dahua Technology UK & Ireland.

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.

SIA meets Magenta to discuss future of security industry

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Magenta 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.

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