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6th May 2020 Issue no. 506
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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.
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This Week's News
The Business Rates loophole which meant small businesses in shared office space missed a critical £10,000 cash grant has been plugged with a new £617 million funding scheme.
A petition to the Government asking for help reached more than 22,500 signatures showing the level of frustration from small businesses across the UK.
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.
Tyco, 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.
Visitors to support.americandynamics.net are able to raise a support ticket for any product under warranty or use a Live Chat facility to instantly connect with a member of the video technical support team based at Tyco’s Centre of Excellence in Belfast.
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Stewart Room, head of data protection and cyber security at DWF, highlights what consumers and businesses need to do to protect and overcome a data breach. He said:
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?
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.