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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th February 2020 Issue no. 494

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International News

EZVIZ offers new hub packages for popular Battery Cam

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Following the release of its hugely popular Battery Cam earlier this year, global smart home security brand EZVIZ has now introduced a range of hub packages for the camera to further improve its functionality and provide complete peace of mind to users. 

New Wisenet X-Lite Zoom Box Camera

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The latest addition to the Wisenet camera range manufactured by Hanwha Techwin, is a keenly priced 2 megapixel 32x zoom box camera.

Loxal Security launches IDACS + : The Second Generation

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Loxal Security has launched IDACS +, the second generation of its Intelligent Digital Access Control System.

Comments Dan Delaney, Loxal Director: “What we have done is to build upon the strong foundations of IDACS, with the objective of enhancing usability, increasing security, improving connectivity between IDACS and Resideo Videofied, and to streamline the way information is captured. 

Minut launches its fully secure, all-in-one smart home alarm in the UK

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Swedish smart home technology specialists Minut, led by former senior executives at Apple and Google, announces the availability of its easy to install, all-in-one wireless smart home alarm in the UK.

dormakaba introduces next generation of safe and secure emergency escape locks

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dormakaba has launched the latest generation of its SVP self-locking emergency escape locks. The range is ideally suited for use on emergency exits and escape routes where doors requiring access control can be balanced with safety in an emergency.

Netatmo unveils its Smart Door Lock and Keys

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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.

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This Week's News

Cyber security experts to speak at major conference in Aberdeen

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.
The one-day conference will welcome keynote speakers from around the UK to discuss critical aspects of policy and cyber security relevant for the UK North Sea activity.

ASSA ABLOY door closers meet certification demands for uninsulated metal fire doors

* AA-DC200-Door-Closer.jpgASSA 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.

Enter the world of digital solution with DOM UK

* Dom-training-event.jpgTechnology 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.

Lockexpo 2020 special room rate for attendees

* belfry.jpgAs 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?

To take advantage of the special rate, use the link below to book:

ANPR Lumo is a flexible and reliable solution for all secure car parks

* Nortech43-parking.jpgNo 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.

Global smart home market to hit $158 Billion by 2024

* Global-Smart-Home-Market.jpgRecent 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%
The global smart-home ecosystem is set to continue its rapid expansion, mostly due to the speed of 5G implementation. Recent IoT investments by Google, Apple, Amazon, or Alibaba, have transformed the landscape noticeably, providing opportunities for various companies.

SALTO access control chosen for Venture X London

* Venture-X.jpgSALTO Systems has been selected to provide a smart access control solution for Venture X, a modern workspace community located in Chiswick Park, West London.

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.

The rise of wireless and importance of integration

* Wireless.jpgIn 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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New Sales Director for Surveillance & Security at EET Europarts

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EET Europarts, the specialist technology distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Franceso (Frankie) Bellavia to the role of Sales Director - Surveillance & Security.

Hanwha’s Top 5 video surveillance trends for 2020

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Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, gives its top 5 key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. They include: AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialised Solutions.

Travelex ransomware attack

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.

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