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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th April 2020 Issue no. 502

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International News

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

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Door 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.

"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.

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This Week's News

SSAIB pride at registered firm assisting with NHS Nightingale Hospital transformation

SSAIB were overcome with pride upon discovering that registered firm PLP Fire Protection have been providing invaluable assistance in the building of the Government's first emergency field hospital at the ExCel in London.

The temporary NHS Nightingale hospital has been set up to treat up to 4,000 coronavirus patients, with Dartford-based PLP Fire Protection helping to transform the ExCel exhibition space - which was due to host IFSEC International and FIREX International next month, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a reschedule - into a hospital in just nine days.

3D Group thanks customers for their support

We know it's going to be a rough period for many of your businesses and we are looking at ways to ease that pressure. Cash flow is a worry for everyone right now, so we're offering 0% finance on all orders over £250+VAT and this includes all of our stock items, not just machinery.

Any orders that total £250+VAT or more are eligible for 0% finance, excluding discounted products. Shop at www.3dgroupuk.com

Video Analytics role in helping businesses to reopen

* Video-Analytics-for-reopening.jpgUri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, highlights some of the ways in which the latest advances in video surveillance may be able to help businesses safely reopen after the restrictions caused by COVID-19 are eased.

Governments around the world who are determined to contain or delay the spreading of the disease, are locking down whole cities or at the very least, demanding that places where people congregate in large numbers, such as retail stores, restaurants shops, pubs and clubs, close.

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

* EZVIZ-HD-Turret.jpgEZVIZ has launched the 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. 

The easy to setup EZVIZ Outdoor Turret camera professionally and reliably safeguards outdoor areas of homes or businesses with high quality 1080p full HD images and night vision (up to 30m/98 feet) providing clear images and clips of any unwanted or unusual outside activity.

Announcement: Lockdecoders are OPEN

We would like to notify everyone that we are still open for business as usual. Cut off time for orders is 2pm.

We have taken the necessary steps to ensure our staff's and the public's health and safety.

Lockdecoders wishes everyone the best of luck and health during the Covid-19 period.

T. +44 (0) 1322 407 790
E. [email protected]
W. www.lockdecoders.com

Statement from Abbey Petkar, Magenta Security, on inclusion of SIA licenced guards in key worker roles

Abbey-Petkar.jpgI am delighted that many SIA licensed guards able to support the country at this time of need and they are being recognised as key workers.

However, the definitions are still far too blurry and it is unclear where one guard is considered to be supporting national infrastructure and the operation of critical roles and another not.

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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.

Bureau Veritas offers sage advice on business continuity amid Coronavirus restrictions

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As 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.

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.

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