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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd June 2020 Issue no. 510

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PAC launches complete new Access Control portfolio

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PAC, 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.

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.

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This Week's News

PPE for locksmiths and security personnel

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Invariably, this will mean increased interaction with members of the public, police and security teams. Even if appropriate social distancing is maintained, by nature of their work, locksmiths will be spending time in close proximity with doors and door handles that may well be harbouring potential infections.

Winsted's Console Partition assists with Infection Control

* Winstead-Partitions.jpgWinsted Control Room Solutions has unveiled new protective operator partitions. The new partitions were developed to bring a higher degree of safety to control room operators who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swann's Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera

* Swann-Tracker-Camera.jpgSwann is a global leader in do-it-yourself security, priding itself on easy to set up, affordable but high-quality security cameras. A new launch, the Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera is claimed to be the world's first compact, non-mechanical, pan-tilt security camera that includes Direction Detection.

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We have a duty to protect our security work force

Says 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.

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.

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.

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