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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th October 2019 Issue no. 479

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International News

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

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A 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.

Commend and Hanwha Techwin technology partnership

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Manything Pro rebrands to Videoloft

* Manything-Videoloft.jpgIntroducing the new face, new name and new future of Manything Pro.

Manything, offsite cloud storage provider, announces the business rebrand to Videoloft. The rebrand includes not only a new name, but also new logo, positioning, website and apps.

Manything, which stands for 'monitor anything', was founded in 2012 by James West and Mike Fischer. The original Manything app was launched to turn old smartphones and tablets into sophisticated home monitoring cameras.

Experts say key-copying kiosks pose security threat

Key-copying kiosks pose new threats to buildings that use electronic access cards, according to security experts. KeyMe, founded in 2012, has self-service kiosks located in retailers across the U.S. - including 7-Eleven, Bed Bath & Beyond, Safeway, Sears, Rite Aid and more. The company rolled out its machines as a cheap and easy way to copy brass keys.

Now, the company is expanding its machines capable of duplicating electronic keys - like RFID cards and fobs to offices, residential buildings and vehicles. It can also code the RFID key into a sticker. It cost a CBS News journalist just $25 to copy an apartment building key fob.

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New ISO 27701 green paper helps organisations comply with multiple privacy requirements

IT Governance, the leading provider of cyber security and privacy management solutions, has released a new green paper: ISO 27701 - Privacy information management systems.

ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is a new privacy-focused standard that provides organisations with a comprehensive set of guidelines for managing security of information and personal data.

ASSA ABLOY launches new intumescent kit to ensure fire door integrity

* AAIntumKit.jpgThe ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new intumescent kit range, which ensures the integrity of a fire doorset is not compromised by morticed ironmongery. .

Success for Fullex electronic lock at MLA EXPO 2019

* Fullex_MLAExpo2019_Team.jpgAs one of the most recognised lock brands in the domestic and commercial market, Fullex was pleased to unveil its latest development - an electronic locking system, at this year's MLA Expo at The International Centre, Telford (4-6th October).

The exhibition presented a valuable opportunity to gauge the market's response to the prototype electronic lock, before its launch in January 2020. Aimed at standard multi-point locks requiring a lifting motion to lock the door, it is designed for new doors and retro-fitting into existing ones.

Introducing Wisenet WAVE 4.0 VMS

* Wisenet-WAVE.jpgHanwha Techwin has introduced a significantly updated version of its Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS) platform.

Packed with a long list of new features designed to improve the user experience, interoperability and cyber security, Wisenet WAVE 4.0 has an enhanced system architecture which ensures high availability and supports scalable deployments by allowing up to 100 servers to be merged into a single system

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Mitie to provide nationwide security services for HMRC

- Mitie to deliver HMRC's first national contract for security services
- Technology-led approach will use Mitie's intelligence expertise, including the newly launched Global Security Operations Centre in Northampton
- Commitment to increase the number of ex-military personnel and apprentices working on the contract

Allegion UK steps up to the challenge, raising awareness for fire safety

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Allegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security products and solutions, has taken an impressive 533,321 steps towards raising £500 in aid of Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Genetec establishes UK Headquarters in the City of London

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Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced that it will unveil new headquarters in the City of London, in the autumn of 2019.

The announcement follows a period of accelerated growth for Genetec in the United Kingdom, with a significant and sustained increase in EMEA revenues over the last five years.

DOM UK awarded ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification

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By 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:

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.

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