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8th April 2020 Issue no. 502
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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Uri 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 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.
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.
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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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.
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.