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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th November 2020 Issue no. 532

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New Tyco Illustra Flex multi-sensor camera

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

Keep private rooms secure with Code Handle

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For 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

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Rather 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.

Touchless sensors from SECO-LARM

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The 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.

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.

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This Week's News

Solve troubleshooting issues fast with new ASSA ABLOY app

* AA-Customer-Support-App.jpgWith the ever-changing post coronavirus world, the ability to communicate virtually has never been more important. This is why ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is improving its customer experience and launching the ASSA ABLOY Customer Support app.

Free to download on Apple and Android mobile devices, the app enables customers to quickly and conveniently contact the right customer service team within ASSA ABLOY in the UK. The app provides customers with remote technical product support via live streaming, alongside instant access to useful product resources.

BBC blasted with over 250,000 email attacks every day

You think your firm has cyber security problems? The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) receives over a quarter of a million malicious email attacks every day, according to official figures.

Data revealed under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act by the Parliament Street think tank's cyber security team, showed that an average of 283,597 malicious emails were blocked by the organisation every day over the first eight months of 2020.

Covid-19 sniffing security dogs coming to a city near you

* Security-dog.jpgSniffer dogs are successfully being trained to sniff out Covid-19 on humans and according to a leading security firm their use could become mainstream by Easter 2021.

Security dogs are well known for their super sniffing abilities - money, drugs, explosives. However, recent trials have been successful in using canines to sniff out Covid-19 leading to enquiries for commercial use in shops, airports, transport hubs and public spaces in the UK.

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

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Our 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

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Abloy 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.

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.'

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