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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th March 2020 Issue no. 499

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International News

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

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EZVIZ 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.

Master Lock unveils innovative Outdoor Biometric Padlock

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Master 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!

CDVI Announces Secure Bluetooth Reader

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

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.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo postponed - new dates in September

* lockexpo_alex.jpgLockexpo regretfully announces that we are unable to go ahead with the intended dates in April. This follows the advice of the Prime Minister and the World Health Organisation to avoid all public meetings and events due to the ever changing conditions with the COVID-19 virus and its probable fast expansion in the next few weeks.

Exhibitors have been informed and the show is PROVISIONALLY rebooked for the 19/20th September at the same venue (Nottingham Belfry) combining Lockexpo with ALEX which was already booked for those dates.

Lockdecoders Open Day cancelled

As we are about to broadcast we have just heard that the Lockdecoders Open Day in conjunction with Hickleys, scheduled for March 21st, has been cancelled due to concerns about gatherings during the Corona Virus epidemic.

Contact Lockdecoders for more information:

T. 01322 407 790
E. [email protected]

One in four don't lock their door survey reveals

* Steven-Montgomery.jpgSmart Home specialist Somfy has revealed that some of the most basic security measures are not being met by UK residents, leaving their homes extremely vulnerable to opportunist burglars.

The research - carried out among 2,008 UK adults through a Censuswide survey* - revealed that, on average, 1 in 4 never lock their front door when they go out, despite nearly 1 in 5 (17%) having experienced a burglary, and 1 in 3 of those having been burgled more than once. Alarmingly, 4% of people never lock anything when they go out.

Campus fire safety and security - making the grade

* Campus-building.jpgAfter the recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK looks into how campus management must improve their fire safety and security strategies to keep students safe.

Universities are more aware than ever of their responsibility to keep students safe and secure from all potential fire and security threats. However, after the recent events at Bolton University, where a fire ripped through the Cube building (an accommodation block that is home to more than 200 students) in a matter of minutes, there's an apparent issue.

Cybersecurity software revenue to reach $27 BN by 2023

The rising number of data breaches and cyberattacks globally, as well as the increasing awareness of the state-sponsored cyberattacks, have led to an increased demand for cybersecurity software solutions.

According to data gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, the overall cybersecurity software revenue is expected to reach $25.1 bn in revenue this year, growing 4.8% year-on-year. The rising trend is set to continue in the following years, with the entire market reaching $27 bn worth in the next three years.

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

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We 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.

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:

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