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22nd January 2020 Issue no. 491
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DOM Tapkey Smart lock now available with iOS
Codelocks offers new KL1000 SlamKit
Using simple keyless access, Codelocks KL1000 is ideal for leisure centres, staff rooms, spas and gyms, provides users with immediate, convenient keypad access without the need for cards and keys.
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This Week's News
Netatmo unveils its Smart Door Lock and Keys
With the Netatmo Smart Door Lock, users can manage and share access to their home securely and easily. They lock and unlock their door by inserting their Smart Key in the Door Lock, like a conventional key, or by using the Netatmo Security app.
In the app, they can add as many Smart Keys as they like to open their Door Lock, and can deactivate a lost or stolen Key with one click. Users can send an invite to their guests' smartphones giving them access to their home, wherever they are.
On the news that Travelex is still offline after a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection at JMW Solicitors, says:
“The fact that, for several days, there was no coherent communication from Travelex as to the exact nature of the attack left customers, media, stakeholders and other interested parties in the dark. It also appears that Travelex did not inform the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the breach. Many may think a ransomware attack is not a data breach because the data is still on the system but if the personal data entrusted to your care is encrypted and you cannot access it or decrypt it, you could be deemed to have lost control of the data and therefore it could constitute a breach.
Tamper-Resistant Electric Rim Strikes
SECO-LARM introduces its Tamper-Resistant Electric Rim Strikes.
SD-998C-D3Q and SD-998C-D3AQ features include: UL 294 & UL 1034 Listed, Tamper-resistant, 12/24 VDC Operating voltage, Non-polarized connection, Horizontal adjustment.
Hanwha Techwin introduce affordable Wisenet QVGA thermal cameras
Hanwha Techwin is now able to offer an even greater choice of cameras following on from the announcement that it has introduced three new ‘affordable’ Wisenet QVGA resolution thermal models.
Unlike traditional cameras which rely on light to see images, thermal cameras pick up heat signatures of objects and are unaffected by extreme conditions, such as complete darkness, harsh weather, bright lights, fog and smoke. They also offer an effective solution for applications where there are concerns about light pollution.
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Last few stands available for Lockexpo 2020
There are still a small number of stands left, so if you want to get in front of locksmiths from all over the country (and some from further afield!) this is your chance!
SSAIB achieve historic 300th BAFE certification milestone
SSAIB, one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, are delighted to have achieved an historic milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies.
Looking back at last year - in September 2019 – BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security Ltd, who are the 300th active company on the BAFE Fire Safety Register that have been assessed and third-party certificated through SSAIB.
M&C Condor achieves Sold Secure Diamond
All of their cylinders were already certified to the SKG 3 star standard, but differences between the Dutch and British standards meant that they had to add an anti-snap element to existing cylinders for the UK market.
Condor, like all of M&C's cylinders, uses their Modulock system, which allows locksmiths to resize, make thumbturns and even keyed alike sets on the door without re-pinning.
Mul-T-Lock triumph at the National Locksmith Awards
The National Locksmith Awards (NLA) is the UK’s most complete industry awards for locksmiths and locksmith suppliers, rewarding them for all the hard work that so often goes unnoticed.
Brisant-Secure welcomes Derrick Purvis
Derrick has twenty years in marketing and product management roles, fifteen of which were with Avocet Hardware. He has a degree in Design Marketing and has worked with high profile clients, managing projects for the likes of B&Q, Wickes and Homebase.
Registration is now open for The Security Event
The Security Event is claimed to be the most interactive and informative exhibition in the UK and a must attend for anyone in the security supply chain.
UK cyber security boss to step down
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is to step down later in 2020 after nearly seven years in charge of the government’s cyber security efforts.