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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
28th October 2020 Issue no. 531

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New weather shield adds dual protection to Codelocks products

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Codelocks 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.

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

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

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.

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This Week's News

New Tyco Illustra Flex multi-sensor camera

* Tyco-Illustra-Flex-camera.jpgJohnson Controls has further expanded its Tyco Illustra range with the launch of a new Flex multi-directional camera.

Designed to provide a highly cost-effective solution for monitoring activity over wide open spaces, the second generation Illustra Flex multi-directional camera is equipped with four separate image sensors which can be individually positioned and angled to provide up to 360 degree coverage via four separate non-stitched video streams.

Keep private rooms secure with Code Handle

* Code-Handle.jpgFor premises looking to secure rooms in busy public spaces, such as commercial offices, healthcare buildings and retail environments, Code Handle from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware provides a stylish, secure and easy-to-fit solution.

EZVIZ Launches C3X: A dual-lens colour night vision security camera with built-in AI to detect vehicle and person motion events

* EZVIZ-C3X.jpgRather than leveraging spotlights, the AI-powered smart home camera uses unprecedented dual lenses to render colour monitoring in dark environments

EZVIZ has launched its most advanced and highly anticipated outdoor Wi-Fi camera, the C3X.

Open for the second wave: a message from the 3D Group team

* 3DG-Open-Team.jpgOur team kept working through the first National lockdown and we intend to during the second. We just wanted to give you a quick update on what you can expect in the coming months. We know that this time around things seem even more difficult but we are confident we can help you thrive in these trying times. Like 'The Doors' we'll be riding on the storm, so to speak and surfing this second wave.

As of today, all our services remain fully operational and the team will be working hard to deliver the same delivery times and the full customer support you expect and deserve. So, without further ado here is a list of all our services.

Abloy's new compliance course receives RIBA accreditation

* Abloy-ELinterior520.jpgAbloy UK has added another course to its comprehensive Academy - Electric Locking for Fire and Escape Doors. The CPD is designed to provide a greater understanding of the different types of access control systems, explaining their basic requirements and the considerations of fire safety.

RIBA approved the course for giving participants the required understanding of fire and escape door safety standards. The one-hour seminar includes building regulations, legislation and 'best practice' standards in electric locking options and access control fundamentals.

Touchless sensors from SECO-LARM

* Enforcer-touchless-sensors.jpgThe ENFORCER Touchless Sensors reduces the risk of spread of germs and viruses through cross-contamination.

The sensors are equipped with adjustable sensor range up to 6" (15cm) 1A relay, adjustable trigger duration 0.5~20 seconds or toggle.

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Risk of burglary highest in Northern towns

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Manchester, 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.

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.

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.


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