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20th May 2020 Issue no. 508
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The Software Farm launches an occupancy control system to help get British shops and restaurants back trading
New Installer App for Videx GSM Intercom Range
New Tyco video support portal launched
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
Hanwha Techwin launches Serverless ANPR solution for small site management
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Genetec helps organisations monitor occupancy levels and ensure compliance with physical distancing regulations
As many retailers, restaurants and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical.
To help these organisations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec has announced a new Occupancy Management Package.
2MP and 5MP box cameras added to Wisenet Q series
Affordable solutions for high camera count video surveillance applications:
Hanwha Techwin has further strengthened its Wisenet Q series with the introduction of 2 and 5 megapixel box cameras.
The 2 megapixel Wisenet QNB-6002 supersedes the highly popular Wisenet QNB-6000, whilst the 5 megapixel Wisenet QNB-8002 is a new addition to the camera series.
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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
Every organisation should act now to stop COVID-19 cyber-attacks exploiting weak passwords
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.
ASSA ABLOY Door Group educate on the importance of fire door inspections in the classroom
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