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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th May 2020 Issue no. 509

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2MP and 5MP box cameras added to Wisenet Q series

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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.

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

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The 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.

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.

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We have a duty to protect our security work force

Abbey-Petkar.jpgSays Abbey Petkar of Magenta Security Services, regarding the recent ONS statistics.

"I cannot express how strongly I feel that managers and directors within the security sector have responsibility for the lives of our dedicated workforce of professional guards.

PAC launches complete new Access Control portfolio

* PAC-512-DCi.jpgPAC, a market-leading supplier of innovative access control solutions, has announced the comprehensive redesign of its portfolio in order to meet the rigorous demands of today’s residential, educational and commercial environments.

This pioneering access control system streamlines PAC’s offering with products that combine the benefits of state-of-the-art hardware and software – delivering unrivalled levels of security, sustainability and ease of use.

SSAIB marks two successful months of Remote Audits with Southern Fire Alarms

Following the enforced lockdown restrictions introduced to help combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, SSAIB took the decision to continue to offer certification by embracing new technology and migrating over to remote auditing.

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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.

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

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Authlogics, the UK-based identity and access management specialists, has responded to advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for organisations to use better password management, in order to protect themselves against organised COVID-19 cyber-attacks.

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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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.

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