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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
1st April 2020 Issue no. 501

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International News

"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

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Gira, 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:

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.

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This Week's News

Surge in break-ins at pubs, shops, offices and construction sites during coronavirus lockdown

Police forces across the UK are having to carry out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres, as burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the coronavirus lockdown.

Collating intelligence data  from police reports, news items, and their own customer feedback, the property security specialists, VPS UK, has seen a sudden rise last week in burglaries and attempted thefts.

Genetec releases access control feature to help organisations identify those at increased risk of being in contact with contaminants or contagious individuals

Genetec has announced that it has released a new reporting function for its Security Center Synergis access control system that is designed to help organisations find all people who went through a door in close proximity to someone thought to be contagious.

Adjusting doors for safety & compliance

* door_pressure_gauge.jpgDoor inspections are an important activity for security professionals. It provides an important service, and also can represent a consistent revenue stream. Depending on where you are located will determine the codes with which commercial doors will be required to comply.

Although NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspections have become mandatory in most jurisdictions, doors must comply to ADA, NFPA Life Safety Code, and to meet your client's requirements.

Bureau Veritas offers sage advice on business continuity amid Coronavirus restrictions

* Business-stock-image.jpgAs the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans.

On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, stating people should only leave home in very limited circumstances, including travelling to and from work only "where this is absolutely necessary".

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

The 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.

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

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

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.

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