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12th February 2020 Issue no. 494
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As reported in the Press and Journal, some of the UK’s foremost cyber security experts will gather for a major conference in Aberdeen later this month.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is bringing together cyber security, law and technology experts as part of Cyber Security Scotland Week 2020.
ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers is one of the few available on the market to satisfy the certification demands of uninsulated metal fire doors, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has announced.
At the end of 2017, a number of UKAS accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors.
Technology plays a vital role in the world of physical security today. Having the power to control, review and initialise access to external areas of a building, internal door entrances, and furniture storage equipment from one device is an appealing scenario for many end-user sites.
With such demand on the rise, it is essential for security installers to keep up-to-date with new technologies present in the marketplace, allowing you as a security installer or locksmith to meet the demands of building owners.
As Lockexpo 2020 is taking place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, we've negotiated a special rate for attendees. The hotel is recently refurbished and has a pool and spa as well as the conference facilities, restaurant and bar. There are other restaurants and things to do nearby too, so why not make it a base for your whole weekend?
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No one enjoys parking, but it is a necessary step in a journey to an end destination. To make the process easier, access control specialists Nortech suggest that secure sites like staff car parks and parking areas in luxury apartment blocks, holiday parks and caravan sites can benefit from Nedap’s latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Lumo system.
The Lumo combines ANPR and access control in one single unit to create an easy to install standalone system that has the option to easily configure time-based access control lists via the ANPR Lumo Web interface.
Recent years have brought a massive interest in smart home technology, with more and more average house owners embracing this sort of home solution. According to data gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, the global smart home market revenue is expected to reach $158 billion value in the next four years.
Smart Home Market Revenue to Grow at CAGR of 15%
This business hub, with great transport links into Central London and Heathrow Airport is home to some of the world's leading companies working in the oil and gas, media, entertainment, technology, food and drink, and health and beauty markets.
In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change - and it’s no different for access control. Trevor Ball of Allegion UK asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless system integration in today’s shifting access control market.
The world of access control is changing. Ask anyone active in the industry and the likelihood is that they’ll confirm a shift in landscape. Take a step back and you realise how quickly access control has advanced, moving from traditional lock and key methods to the tech-driven security solutions we find in our facilities today.
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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.