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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th May 2020 Issue no. 507

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New Installer App for Videx GSM Intercom Range

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Videx 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.

New Tyco video support portal launched

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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.

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

Bounce Bank Loan review - the money is in the bank

The Bounce Bank Loan (BBLS) application was made available to small businesses on Monday 4th May, but how fast can eager businesses expect to get their hands on this business-saving cash?

"I'd never have thought we'd be forced to take out a business loan, but sadly the time has come - income has stopped, and cash reserves will eventually run out. I am not leaving anything to chance any longer - we need help quick - so Bounce Back loan it is", explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from commercial office agency offices.co.uk

The Software Farm launches an occupancy control system to help get British shops and restaurants back trading

* Software-Farm.jpgThe Software Farm, a UK leader in big data management and tracking technologies, are to start installing Sintuitive, the first failsafe automated occupancy control solution for UK businesses, from 19 May.

Sintuitive is a fast tracked software solution that allows businesses to operate within the social distancing guidelines by the realtime counting of footfall in and out of premises using a thermal imaging camera and an automated smart display at the entrance to control occupancy levels.

Every organisation should act now to stop COVID-19 cyber-attacks exploiting weak passwords

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What consumers and businesses need to do in the event of a data breach

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:

"Data breach reminds consumers once again that their personal data is always at risk when in the possession of the companies they share it with, due to the threats that companies face on a daily basis from malware, hackers and criminals.

New £617m Government scheme plugs £10k business rates cash grant loophole

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.

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

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Door 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.

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.

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