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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th April 2020 Issue no. 503

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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:

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This Week's News

ATRIUM Access Control new features

* Atrium-demo-case.jpgCDVI has announced new innovative features to its ATRIUM Access Control solution. Those new features, such as the lockdown option and the integration with Texecom's intruder alarms, made the ATRIUM even more successful.

"Our Access Control has been developed alongside market trends and wants over the past few years. ATRIUM is a very responsive and flexible online access control solution allowing installers and end users to always get the best value out of the system." - Daniel Phillips, Product Manager.

Abloy launches mobile digital key and extremely weatherproof Bluetooth padlock

* ABLOY_BEAT.jpgAbloy has launched the new Abloy BEAT locking solution, which includes a digital key, a mobile app and an IP68-rated, weatherproof Bluetooth padlock.

The future-proof solution is designed to boost operational efficiency while securing critical infrastructure, commercial institutions and industry sites. Abloy BEAT is managed with the visual Abloy OS user interface.

Alex Carmichael: SSAIB still providing certification despite Coronavirus crisis

* Alex-Carmichael_SSAIB.jpgChief executive Alex Carmichael is keen to reiterate that SSAIB is fully operational and continues to provide certification for over 1,800 registered firms and new firms looking to join during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the restrictions imposed by Government - relating to travel and social distancing - the leading UKAS-accredited certification body for the fire and security industries has embraced new technology to provide remote audits for certification, surveillance and re-certification, due to the pragmatic and positive approach to the pandemic adopted by the NPCC, BAFE, SIA and UKAS - as they apply to SSAIB's certification schemes.

´╗┐Coronavirus detecting CCTV cameras coming to UK workplaces?

* Smart-Fever-CCTV-Camera.jpgInstallation of Smart “Coronavirus” CCTV is being investigated for large office buildings to try and pro-actively isolate those with the virus.

As bosses struggle to get their heads around how to cope with an employee in a large office building or factory coming down with Coronavirus, some are looking to invest in smart CCTV with built in temperature sensors.

Vanderbilt's SPC Connect 3.0 focuses on greater visibility for installers

* SPC-Connect.jpgVanderbilt has released the latest version of SPC Connect, the remotely managed, cloud-based, intrusion detection solution.

This latest version, 3.0, includes an entirely reworked user interface and focuses on more intuitive user operations.

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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.

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

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

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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. 

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

I 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.

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).

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