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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th November 2019 Issue no. 483

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Wavestore v6.18 offers multiple video display areas

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Wavestore has introduced an updated version of its open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS).

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This Week's News

Hanwha Techwin appoint new President

* Soon-hong-Ahn.jpgMr Soon-hong Ahn has been appointed President of Hanwha Techwin.

Previously Head of Sales & Marketing and former President of Hanwha Techwin America, Mr Ahn’s extensive knowledge of the video surveillance industry and expertise in global marketing have been significant factors in the company’s high growth achievements in a competitive marketplace.

Only birds in the sky: Kaspersky launches new solution to combat privacy and security risks from civilian drones

* drones.jpgKaspersky has launched a new solution designed to help organisations and property owners defend themselves from unauthorised trespassing by civilian drones.

Through an exceptional combination of several sensors – including a new approach to drone detection founded by the company using laser scanning – and machine learning technologies, Kaspersky Antidrone can automatically spot, identify and prohibit unmanned aircraft from entering restricted areas. This is all done without damaging the devices.

Protect businesses with access control

* Nortech-access.jpgSecurity is a growing concern for businesses as ensuring information, equipment, and employees remain safe is a top priority.

Organisations are always looking for the next up and coming technologies, and access control systems like those provided by experts in the field Nortech offer simple ways to control and monitor the comings and goings of visitors and employees within a company.

Swann launches next wave of smart security cameras and new Security Digital Ecosystem

* Swann-cam.jpgSwann launches the first three products from its new 2020 family of smart security solutions.

Monitoring centre director says regular 12-hour shifts have significant negative impact on CCTV operator health and effectiveness

* PSM_Monitoring-Centre-and-operators.jpgCCTV operators in most UK monitoring centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their performance and reduce the effectiveness of their clients’ video security systems. And the cumulative effect of regular 12-hour shifts can have a negative health impact as well.

That’s the view of Kerry Jones, co-founder and director of Wigan-based independent monitoring centre Professional Surveillance Management (PSM). PSM is the first remote monitoring CCTV control room company to achieve the Secured by Design ‘Police Preferred’ specification, and also holds Gold accreditation from the National Security Inspectorate (NSI).

Automated security screening on horizon for US airports

* scanning.jpgThe US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to establish self-service security checkpoints at US airports, Nextgov reports.

DHS is seeking proposals from companies to build systems that would allow travellers to conduct their own security screening.

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STA announces partnership with security firm SmartWater

The Solar Trade Association has announced a partnership with security specialists SmartWater. Under the terms of the partnership, STA members are entitled to an exclusive discount of more than 25% off the installation of SmartWater’s unique asset marking technology, and more than 15% off the annual site licence fee.

The STA will also be collaborating with SmartWater to develop and implement a site security incident monitoring and reporting system, including a monitoring “Dashboard” integrating rural crime data from across the UK, to provide site area security alerts to STA members.

Jacksons Fencing chosen at Cambridgeshire primary school

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Safety and learning are inherently entwined; effective tuition relies on students feeling comfortable and protected from harm. Along with high quality teaching, pupils’ wellbeing and security is, understandably, a top priority for schools.

This was especially true for Oakdale Primary School in Peterborough. When it came to updating the school perimeter and sports fencing, they wanted a solution which would keep students, staff and guests safe and provide reliable access control.

Wavestore Appoint Mark Claxton as Managing Director

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Wavestore, the British developer of open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS) has appointed Mark Claxton as its Managing Director.

Mark, who has an MBA in Global Strategic Management and Marketing, will be responsible for ensuring Wavestore meets its strategic technology objectives and sales growth targets, whilst continuing to offer the highest levels of pre and post-sales support.

Oprema becomes official SMARTair distribution partner

Oprema, one of the UK's fastest-growing security distributors, is now an exclusive distribution partner for SMARTair, from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group.

Now available through Oprema, SMARTair is an easy-to-use, battery-operated wireless access control system, that's fully-scalable based on users requirements.

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