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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
16th September 2020 Issue no. 525

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The top 10 safes of 2020

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Jewellery, cash and sentimental items are all in the top 10 items most commonly stolen from UK Homes.

Although security lights and British Standard locks are ideal for basic home security, taking protection levels one step further could help build on the 37% fall in UK burglaries since lockdown started.

Videx launches new touch free entry range to help businesses return to normal

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For more than 35 years, Videx have manufactured door entry and access control solutions and have now launched their latest range of touch free entry panels and exit buttons as businesses return to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oncam introduces C-Series, compact and powerful 360-degree camera line

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Oncam, the provider of premium 360-degree video capture technologies, has launched the powerful and compact C-Series and the first two cameras of this line, the C-12 Indoor and the C-12 Outdoor Plus, both featuring a 12MP sensor and powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Adding sophistication to its KitLock by Codelocks range

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Digital lock innovator Codelocks continues to provide smarter access for everyone with the introduction of the stylish and versatile KL1100 RFID lock to its KitLock by Codelocks range.

Hanwha Techwin introduces Social Distance Measuring application

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Helping ensure the need for a safe distance between people is being respected

Hanwha Techwin has launched AI deep learning based video analytics Social Distance Measuring application which, in a COVID-19 affected world, helps businesses to implement their social distancing policies.

SMARTair from Mul-T-Lock opens the door to convenient and cost effective check-ins

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In today's landscape where reduced touch-points and low operating costs are nothing short of paramount, security expert Mul-T-Lock is offering a tailored access control solution to all hotel, holiday park and short-break property owners.

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This Week's News

Brute-force attacks are still a major threat

* caution-cone-on-keyboard.jpgRemote work entices cybercriminals to resume the brute-forcing game. In 2017, both the UK and Scottish Parliaments fell victim to brute-force attacks. One year later, a similar but unsuccessful attack occurred in the Northern Irish Assembly.

And this year, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific suffered a brute-force attack and was fined £500,000 [~$630,000] by the UK's data regulator for lacking sufficient preventative measures. The ad-blocking service AdGuard also forced a password reset on all its users after suffering a brute-force attack.

Take the stress out of managing lockers with this new smart card access solution

* SteveN.jpgSteve Newman, Codelocks European Sales Manager, answers your questions about the latest addition to the KitLock by Codelocks range - the smart card operated KL1100 RFID.

Codelocks is probably best known for its digital, code operated locks. What prompted you to introduce a smart card operated addition to the range?

For security smart doors and windows

* Neos.jpgThe Neos Smart Motion Kit integrates with the Neos SmartCam to keep your home safe and sound by empowering any household item to detect motion, allowing you to protect what matters most.

Place it on doors or windows so that you are alerted to any unexpected movement, helping you and your family feel safe and sound especially in parts of your home where you'd rather not have a camera.

Mul-T-Lock supports the fight against rural theft

* Mul-T-Lock-rural.jpgTheft has daily devastating consequences for the entire rural community, including farmers, livestock owners and agricultural businesses. NFU Mutual's theft claim figures reveal that rural crime cost the UK £54.3m in 2019. This is an increase of nearly 9 percent on the previous year, making it the highest cost recorded in eight years.

For the second year running, the sharp rise was driven by thefts of high-value tractors (£9.3m) and quad bikes and other farm vehicles (£3.1m). Livestock theft also increased to £3m last year, with organised gangs taking large numbers of stock stolen for slaughter.

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The true importance of door hardware selection

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As the role of door hardware expands and fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK outlines the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision makers of how routine checks can save lives.

Magenta funds education for 25th child in 25th year

To coincide with their 25th year of business, Magenta Security has announced the support of its 25th vulnerable child.

MPs accuse government of privacy failings

On the news that a cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK's privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS test-and-trace programme and are demanding the government change the programme, Toni Vitale, Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors LLP, says:

Survey shows higher education ready to move from legacy access control systems and embrace new technology

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Over half of respondents want to unify their access control credentials to support multiple applications; 44% want better integration with other security systems/components

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