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1st July 2020 Issue no. 514
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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.
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.
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Master Lock has launched an outdoor use Portable Bluetooth Select Access Smart Key Lock Box allowing for safe, shareable, and convenient access to your keys via a smart phone. As the ideal solution to managing multi-user access to your keys whilst moving the device from location to location; there is no need to hide your keys under a doormat or flowerpot!
The Portable Bluetooth Select Access Smart Key Lock Box is a key and card storage device which ensures flexible security. The portable design offers removable installations since it can be fixed to fences, gates, or any type of anchors points. This removes the need to drill holes for a permanent fixing and makes it perfect for renters.
With many exhibitions being postponed or cancelled in 2020, this initiative has been organised to meet the demand for online advice and information on security.
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There are also some top tips for staff about avoiding phishing scams.
CDVI, a leading global access control manufacturer, is helping businesses make their premises safer and more hygienic to control the spread of COVID-19.
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:
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.