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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
23rd September 2020 Issue no. 526

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International News

Brute-force attacks are still a major threat

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Remote 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.

For security smart doors and windows

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Videx strengthens MiAccess access control range

* Videx-HL1000-MF.jpgDoor entry and access control manufacturer Videx has introduced a new handle for its range of MiAccess proximity readers.

The HL1000-MF provides an ideal access control solution for small to mid-sized installations including offices, guest houses, industrial units and schools.

Help save lives with compliant specification on fire and escape doors

* Courseleader-Pat-Jefferies.jpegDuring Fire Door Safety Week, Abloy UK is inviting the industry to refresh its knowledge with two webinars to help raise awareness and highlight the importance of selecting compliant products for fire and escape doors.

The Electric Locking Fire and Escape Doors webinar, along with an exclusive Escape Door Systems webinar, will be hosted on 24th September, giving industry professionals the opportunity to earn CPD points and remain updated with the latest legislation.

How to add a new key to a BMW 640D with the IM608 Pro

* BMW6.jpgHere's a quick and extremely interesting guide on key programming for BMW 6 series cars with the Autel IM680 Pro for those of you who want to avoid costly mistakes when programming BMW's. So the first thing you'll need to know is what type of Autel equipment you'll need in order to carry out the job.

Back up the Key: For the BMW the IM608 gives you the option to back up key data through the following path: Key Operation > Key Data Operation > Backup Key Data. It is highly recommended you do this in case the IM608 corrupts the data during the following process.

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

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Steve 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?

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.

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