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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
30th September 2020 Issue no. 527

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Videx strengthens MiAccess access control range

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Door 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.

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

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Here'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.

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.

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This Week's News

Master Lock innovative Biometric Security Safe

* Masterlock-bio-safe.jpgMaster Lock, the American security super brand, is excited to announce the launch of the Biometric Security Safe to join the brand's expanding easy access range.

Following the success of the Biometric Padlock that launched earlier in 2020, the new Biometric Security Safe offers a practical solution to security at the touch of a fingerprint!

Honeywell - MAXPRO Cloud

* Honeywell-Maxpro.jpgWith AinsCo Fire & Security a proud Honeywell Integrator; Honeywell's latest range of intruder products known as MAXPRO Intrusion is an integrated cloud-based solution bringing intruder alarm systems into the modern day.

Having a software based system that can link all of your security systems into one online interface for full monitoring of systems, cause and effect planning and the ability to see false alarms is really the best way to go.

Time for focus on fire door safety

* Fire-Door.jpgAs Fire Door Safety Week 2020 draws to a close, Bureau Veritas is taking the opportunity to give another reminder about the importance of properly fitted and maintained fire doors to enhance safety in the event of a fire.

Fire Door Safety Week was first launched in 2013, in response to a legacy of fire door neglect, and is managed by the British Woodworking Federation, with support from partners including London Fire Brigade (LFB), The National Fire Chief's Council (NFCC) and the Home Office's National Fire Safety campaign.

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Help save lives with compliant specification on fire and escape doors

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During 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.

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?

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