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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st October 2020 Issue no. 530

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The award-winning Nuki Smart Lock 2.0

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The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0, is the next generation of smart lock that turns a smartphone into a key.

Featuring a plethora of new features, the Smart Lock 2.0 includes Bluetooth 5 for improved range, enhanced internal processing power for speed of use, a door sensor for at-a-glance status updates on your home door, plus full Apple HomeKit compatibility.

Master Lock innovative Biometric Security Safe

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Master 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

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With 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.

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This Week's News

Risk of burglary highest in Northern towns

* Burglar-CCTV.jpgManchester, Doncaster, and Hull are ranked the top 3 worst places for burglaries in the UK according to new research, adding to anxiety for Northerners heading into dark winter months.

It makes for grim reading if you live in the North, because 7 out of the top 10 worst places for burglaries are towns located in the North of England, according to a survey of 2,000 respondents by CCTV installer CCTV.co.uk.

New weather shield adds dual protection to Codelocks products

* Pinguard.jpgCodelocks releases PINGuard weather shield designed to improve weather resistance and provide extra security for its mechanical and electronic locks. Made from a flexible polymer material, PINGuard protects the lock from rain and shields the keypad from view.

Implications of BA data breach and fine

Following the news that the ICO has issued British Airways with a £20m fine - the largest it has handed out to date - for failing to protect its customers' personal data in a previous cyber-attack, Paul Cahill, data breach solicitor at Fletchers Data Claims, outlines how this ruling might affect data breach liabilities moving forwards.

"Whilst it might seem that BA has had a lucky escape here - with the original notice from the ICO suggesting a fine of £183.9 million - the ICO's decision is likely to have large companies reviewing their data security arrangements and seeking to strengthen their protection against cyber-attacks.

MTL300: Mul-T-Lock's high-security, patented locking solution

* MTL300.jpgSecurity specialist Mul-T-Lock has launched MTL300, a high-security yet affordable locking solution for both residential and small-to-medium business customers.

The new cylinder platform is based on field-proven technology that enables it to be patented from day one, all the way through to 2033. As MTL300 is based on existing technology, it also saves locksmiths expenses traditionally associated with launching new-patented platforms.

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Mul-T-Lock supports National Home Security Month to encourage homeowners to contact their local locksmith

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NHSM is an annual campaign that runs throughout October and this year is themed: 'You call it home, we keep it secure.'

Is the UK heading for a second wave and a double dip?

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With the recent spike in Coronavirus cases across the UK many of our customers will be asking "are we heading for a second wave and what are the economic ramifications to their businesses if this happens?"

At 3D Group we have been fortunate enough to avoid the worst of the economic and social ramifications, but with the increasing likelihood of a second national lockdown, we are hoping to help our customers prepare for the worst. Here are some tips on how you can minimise the risk to your automotive locksmith business during the second wave and a potential depression.


Time for focus on fire door safety

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As 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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