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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th June 2020 Issue no. 512

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International News

One in five Europeans have experienced identity theft fraud in the last two years

Identity theft is rapidly expanding, causing substantial financial loss to millions of people all around the world. This invisible crime is also widespread across the European countries, where the growing number of consumers is targeted by sophisticated fraudulent scams each year, both offline and online.

Mul-T-Lock's Break Secure 3DS cylinder excels when put to the test

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With 73% of all domestic burglaries occurring through a door*, it is now more important than ever that maximum-security locks are in place to offer protection from potential break-ins.

PPE for locksmiths and security personnel

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As we ease out of lockdown, mobile locksmiths will be called out to help gain access due to missing keys, mechanical faults, long overdue upgrades, and to repair damage caused by break-ins.

Winsted's Console Partition assists with Infection Control

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Winsted 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

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Swann 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.

´╗┐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.

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This Week's News

Keep your IT systems safe

* Home-working-IT-security.jpgHaving to implement homeworking measures for the first time or to a much larger extent than normal can leave an organisation's IT systems vulnerable to attack. The NCSC has released guidance to help organisations reduce the risk of cyber attack on homeworking devices.

There are also some top tips for staff about avoiding phishing scams.


7 benefits of remote access and monitoring

By Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications, Vanderbilt and ComNet

The unexpected effect on business that the coronavirus pandemic has introduced has given rise to a change across a number of day-to-day activities.

CDVI helps businesses get back to work with touchless solutions

CDVI, a leading global access control manufacturer, is helping businesses make their premises safer and more hygienic to control the spread of COVID-19.

Track and Trace app could increase 'smishing'

On the news that the new 'Track and Trace' app could lead to an increase in SMS-based phishing - known as 'smishing', Toni Vitale, Partner and Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors, says:

"Europol recently sent out an alert warning citizens to be on the look-out for Covid related phishing (scam emails) and smishing (scan texts). Often the text messages and emails look identical to messages from a reputable organisation (such as a medical or governmental institution), sound urgent and ask you to click attachments and links.

Security guards using virus detecting smart glasses to reopen businesses

* Heat-Sensor-Goggles.jpgTo speed up mass reopening of restaurants, pubs, workplaces and public spaces, bosses are planning on using new virus detection glasses to help isolate those with virus symptoms.

As bosses struggle to get their heads around how to safely re-open their businesses, attention has been paid to technology already successfully being used in China and South Korea - one being the practice of temperature isolation.

Brisant launch trade Facebook page

* Brisant-Trade-Facebook-Page.jpgBrisant-Secure is all about making it easy for locksmiths to sell locks and door installers to sell doors. Each and every one of these businesses has a story to tell or expertise to share, and that's why the company has launched their trade Facebook page.

Can the pain of false alarms become a thing of the past?

* Hanwha-Techwin-AI-Cameras.jpgUri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, alerts us to the potential for Deep Learning video analytics to significantly reduce false alarms.

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Master Lock supports hospitals during Coronavirus

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Master Lock, the global padlock specialist, has played its part in supporting the NHS during the current Corona crisis.

The aim was to help health workers protect their equipment and aid better management of critical medical assets, beginning with the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, which is located near to Master Lock's UK office.

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.

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