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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
8th July 2020 Issue no. 515

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Master Lock launches portable Bluetooth select access smart key lock box

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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!

Hanwha Techwin introduces face mask detection application

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Coinciding with the recent launch of the Occupancy Monitoring application designed to help implement social distancing rules, Hanwha Techwin has also introduced a Face Mask Detection application which will further help businesses operate in a COVID-19 affected world.

Yale launches new line of padlocks, to meet every security need

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Yale has announced a brand-new padlock range comprising of Standard, High and Maximum-Security padlocks, created to meet every security need.

Abloy unveils incedo  business – access control ecosystem

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Just launched, Incedo Business access control system for small to medium businesses, the universal access control ecosystem that incorporates software and hardware into a single management platform. 

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.

Security guards using virus detecting smart glasses to reopen businesses

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To 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.

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This Week's News

SALTO releases new Neo Cylinder

* SALTO-Neo-Cylinder.jpgSALTO Systems has released the SALTO Neo Cylinder - a new electronic cylinder that offers more features and better functionality than any other cylinder on the market.

The compact SALTO Neo Cylinder is designed for doors where fitting an electronic escutcheon is not possible or required and can be installed on standard doors, server racks, gates, cabinets, electric switches, sliding doors and more.

Queen's Award-winning M.A.R.S system's temperature monitoring protects employees returning to work

* MARS-temperature-monitoring.jpgVital health and safety personal protection against coronavirus (Covid-19) for a wide range of employees returning to work has been developed by Metro Security (GB) PLC.

Metro has reacted to the global pandemic by developing an innovavative new module for its 2019 Queen's Award-winning M.A.R.S analytics solution. This new temperature monitoring system provides immediately available, easy-to-install and effective detection of arriving employees, contractors and visitors at the entrance point to any facility.

Master Lock partners with CubicLease to offer innovative property management solutions

Security super brand, Master Lock, has partnered with CubicLease, a residential property-viewing platform, to facilitate a safe and convenient alternative to the traditional residential viewing process. Using Master Lock's innovative Select Access Smart Bluetooth Key Lock Box hardware and Vault Enterprise management software in tandem with CubicLease's state-of-the-art app will allow for greater personalisation, unaccompanied self-viewings, and live communication tools between viewers, landlords and agents.

The partnership is yet another example of Master Lock leveraging disruptive innovation to shape the future of property management. Master Lock has worked for almost 100 years to produce a next-generation Bluetooth key lock box that is both robust and ideal for sharing keys or fobs with m

ASSA CLIQ Remote secures plant control rooms for Loughborough University

* CLIQ.jpgLoughborough University has selected the ASSA CLIQ Remote system from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group to help secure its plant control rooms.

Northern & Shell Building new Access Control and intercom solution for London landmark

* Northern_Shell_Building-lobby.jpgA landmark building located on the north side of the River Thames, has recently seen its security upgraded with Smart R Distribution and systems integrator, Isecurity Systems Limited, working in partnership to ensure tenants are protected by the latest advances in Access Control technology.

Access Control Upgrade
As part of a phased office refurbishment programme, the owners of the building reviewed the tools available to the security personnel to enable them to maintain a safe and secure environment for approximately 5,000 people who work in the building, as well as contractors and visitors.

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Abloy hosts virtual exhibition featuring Access Control for the Built Environment

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Abloy UK has announced plans to hold its first ever virtual exhibition, Keyvolution, which will take place online in July.

Keep your IT systems safe

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Having 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.


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:

Brisant launch trade Facebook page

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Brisant-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?

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Uri 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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