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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th March 2020 Issue no. 498

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Manage care home safety and security with access control

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Often spread over large premises, housing expensive equipment and with a high number of visitors accessing the site every day, care homes face numerous threats.

Care home safety and security is a big issue, and ensuring the safety of patients, staff, visitors and assets is a top priority but also a challenge, so by installing access control systems workers are able to easily manage areas around a building.

Videx launches new web server access control system

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Videx has strengthened its presence in the access market by launching a new web server access control system. The WS4 can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile phone, tablet or PC using a web browser to connect to the system.

Frontline Defense against forced entry

Forced entry is a popular technique employed by criminals when performing burglaries, robberies and home invasions. Most doors are very vulnerable to forced entry, even when they are equipped with auxiliary locks like deadbolts.

Hanwha Techwin further expands its affordable Wisenet Q H.265 camera series

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The three new Wisenet Q cameras recently introduced by Hanwha Techwin offer cost-effective, real-life practical solutions for a diverse range of applications.

Low energy door operators are an important revenue stream for many in locksmithing and security

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Low energy door operators provide convenience, security, and safety, and can be installed in new construction as well, and are a great upgrade.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2020 sponsored by Autowave - a message to our community regarding COVID-19

* washing-hands.jpgWe are passionate and dedicated to delivering the best possible experiences for everyone who attends our exhibitions, we know that Lockexpo 2020 means a great deal to a lot of people, and we care deeply about the Locksmith community.

We always want the best for our Visitors and Exhibitors alike and so wanted to let you know that as of today, Lockexpo 2020 at The Belfry Hotel Nottingham is planned to run as scheduled on 18th and 19th April.

Lockdecoders Open Day

* Lockdecoders-Open-Day-2020.jpgLockdecoders are teaming up with Hickleys on Saturday 21st March to provide you with an action-packed, fun-filled Open Day!

Both companies are considered leaders in their field and you can’t do wrong by learning from the masters of their craft!

Smart R Distribution to launch CCTV division at The Security Event

* Smart-R.jpgSimon Shawley (pictured left), who recently joined Smart R Distribution in a business development role, says the exhibition will provide an ideal opportunity for the company to formally launch its new CCTV division.

“Many of the visitors to The Security Event will know of Smart R Distribution as a specialist distributor of Access Control, with specialist knowledge in cards and reader technology, but we have in fact been supporting CCTV products for some time.

EZVIZ launches its new Full HD Wi-Fi Outdoor Turret Camera in the UK

* Ezviz-turret.jpgEZVIZ Inc., has launched its Full HD Wi-Fi Outdoor Turret wall-mounted camera in the UK. With full HD 1080p resolution video, the camera delivers crystal clear monitoring all day and super night vision so that images still remain visible in full clarity no matter the time of day.

The Outdoor Turret Camera also uses active defence including a strobe light, customised voice alerts and 100db alarm for full peace of mind when away from the home.

Master Lock unveils innovative Outdoor Biometric Padlock

* Biometric-padlock.jpgMaster Lock, the American security super brand, has launched a weatherproof and attack resistant biometric padlock that allows rapid fingerprint unlocking with no need for a traditional key. Perfect for Airbnb hosts and families alike!

As a back-up, Master Lock has ensured the padlock can also be accessed using directional keypad entry so that the security device. Biometric or directional, the access method is completely the user’s choice.The Outdoor Biometric Padlock can save up to 10 different fingerprints so that access can be shared with your most trusted contacts. 

CDVI Announces Secure Bluetooth Reader

* CDVI-bluetooth.jpgAccess control manufacturer CDVI has announced a new secure Bluetooth reader compatible with ATRIUM Access Control.

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ABM UK appoints new director of security

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ABM UK is strengthening its senior leadership team with the appointment of Chris Middleton as director of security. Chris brings with him over 17 years’ experience in both hard and soft services within the facilities management industry, ten of which he spent focused on security, specialising in the corporate security and risk sector. 

Brexit should not affect UK to EEA data flows

On the news that Google is planning to move its UK users' data from the EU's control to US jurisdiction, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection, JMW Solicitors, says that Brexit should not affect UK to EEA data flows:

UNION's CodeGUARD 5 push button lock accredited by Secured By Design

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CodeGUARD 5, the latest mechanically-operated push button lock from UNION that meets BS 8607 grade 5 standards, is now accredited by Secured By Design (SBD).

Part of the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, SBD plays an important role in the planning process for a wide range of building sectors to help stop crime.

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