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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th May 2020 Issue no. 506

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International News

VPN demand in the US jumps more than 40% and 85% globally amid coronavirus outbreak

Over the last decade, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) became an essential online security product used by millions of people around the world.

Their growing popularity continues at pace in 2020, with more than 30% of internet users using consumer VPNs.

However, with millions of people working from home or searching for online entertainment during the lockdown, the coronavirus outbreak has seen a global VPN demand surge.

Kasp strengthens its combination padlocks range

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Designed and manufactured to the high standards people have come to expect from Kasp, its range of premium quality combination locks is set to be further strengthened with two exciting new additions.

Hanwha Techwin launches Serverless ANPR solution for small site management

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All the benefits of ANPR without incurring the cost of a server to run it on. Hanwha Techwin has strengthened its range of Intelligent Traffic Management solutions with the introduction of highly cost-effective Serverless ANPR.

Free field service management software

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Intelliserve has recently announced that its Field service management software is now free for tradesman and business owners with fewer than five employees.

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This Week's News

New Installer App for Videx GSM Intercom Range

* GSM-SMS-wizard_events-front.jpgVidex Security has strengthened its flagship GSM intercom range by adding a new app designed specifically for installers and engineers who fit and maintain Videx GSM systems.

The new app which complements the existing GSM app includes a new host of features that's compatible with all GSM models and enables an engineer to programme an unlimited number of sites and intercoms that they're responsible for to help manage them all more effectively and conveniently.

ASSA ABLOY Door Group educate on the importance of fire door inspections in the classroom

* AA-Door-Group-fire-doors.jpgDoor Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections, after concerns surrounding fire safety in education buildings.

Shockingly, there are over 1,000 school fires a year in the UK, costing an average of £2.8m in larger incidents, with one education insurer reporting that the large majority of UK schools are found to have 'poor' fire protection systems1.

New Tyco video support portal launched

* Tyco-support.jpgTyco, the security brand of Johnson Controls, has launched a new video support portal which offers a comprehensive and easy to use one-stop resource for installers, system integrators and distributors who may require technical support for American Dynamics and Illustra video solutions.

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Getting into the swing of things

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Door closers are essential builders' hardware which all security professionals should be familiar with.

Door closers are appropriate for just about any opening with a swinging door, and are required by Code for Fire Doors.

Why use door closers?

Six smart security trends and the role of storage

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By Barber Brinkman, Senior Business Development Manager, EMEAI Smart Video at Western Digital

New Wisenet 4-Channel Multi-Sensor Cameras

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Hanwha Techwin has enhanced its premium Wisenet P series with the addition of three new 4-channel multi-sensor cameras, designed to provide a cost-effective solution for detecting and tracking objects over wide open areas.

Alex Carmichael: SSAIB still providing certification despite Coronavirus crisis

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Chief 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.

Coronavirus detecting CCTV cameras coming to UK workplaces?

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Installation 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.

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