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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th March 2020 Issue no. 500

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International News

Campus fire safety and security - making the grade

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After 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.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

SSAIB calls for COVID-19 Key Worker clarity for Security and Fire Safety personnel

SSAIB_logo.jpgThe Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services.

In this challenging time, with the closure of many business and the Prime Minister's statement to further restrict movement, it is important to ensure the vital national work that the private security industry firms carry out is recognised by the Government and that installers, maintainers, ARC operators and security guarding personnel are all designated as key workers.

"The Covid-19 outbreak represents a ready-made situation for cyber criminals to socially engineer"

Mike Roberts, Managing Director, LegalShield UK: "Last week, 400 cybersecurity experts joined forces to prevent cyber-attacks on hospitals and essential services, spanning across 40 countries and including individuals from some of the most advanced technology companies in the world.

"We are in unprecedented times. Firms and consumers had little preparedness for this pandemic; within days we were all told to work from home, within a week we were unable to leave our homes other than for essential reasons. The Covid-19 outbreak represents a ready-made situation for cyber criminals to socially engineer.

'Open up' with Gira's new door communication systems

* Gira-door-comms.jpgGira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, digitise and safeguard the home and its occupants with an extensive range of new intercoms that are easy-to-use and offer high quality aesthetics:

Beyond security: the business benefits of integrated video surveillance & access control

* Morphean.jpgRodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, considers the business benefits of integrated video and access control and explains the access control as-a-service model (ACaaS).

As physical security gets smarter, it creates significant opportunities for innovation that can have impact beyond its traditional purpose and deliver real business benefits on a broader scale. The digitalisation of video camera data, for example, means that it can be combined with other business functions to improve the way they work, often delivering significant cost savings at the same time.

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Lockexpo postponed - new dates in September

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Lockexpo 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.

One in four don't lock their door survey reveals

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Smart 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.

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. 

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