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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th November 2020 Issue no. 534

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KitLock by Codelocks' new mechanical lock is simple, tough and affordable

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Codelocks releases the KL15 KitLock, a keyless access solution for personal lockers and cabinets. The KL15 mechanical lock joins the KitLock by Codelocks range. It features an anti-vandal handle and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

New Apps & features for Videx Web Server Access Control System

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Access control manufacturer and supplier, Videx has launched two new apps for its leading web server access control system, the WS4 and released a new firmware with additional features.

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.

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This Week's News

Mul-T-Lock hits the brakes on the rise of vehicle thefts

* MTL-auto.jpgLast year saw vehicle thefts rise by a staggering 50% in the UK1, and again by a further 20% so far this year2 - the highest level in four years.

With cases worsening during lockdown, motorists are now being warned that they face a greater risk of vehicle theft now that the nation is making fewer trips in their vehicles and spending more time at home.

Ground-breaking antibacterial coating helps Codelocks products fight against COVID-19

Codelocks products are now available with Clean by Codelocks, a durable finish that cuts bacterial growth on locks and door handles by over 99.9%.

Codelocks releases Clean by Codelocks*, a photocatalytic coating that has been proven capable of eliminating the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) within minutes. The clear, durable coating reduces bacterial growth on any surface it is applied to and can be applied to any lock product in the Codelocks range.

LinkedIn phishing scams most clicked with a 47% open rate

* Phishing.jpgAccording to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, emails with a keyword "LinkedIn'' in the subject line topped the list of most opened social media phishing emails three years in a row. In Q3 2020, LinkedIn phishing emails had a 47% open rate - only a 1% drop from the same period last year.

Striving to exceed customers' expectations during extraordinary times

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We asked, Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco branded access control and video surveillance brands, how his division of Johnson Controls has fared since the initial lockdown was introduced.

Genetec, new Regional Sales Manager, Scotland

Genetec has appointed Craig Smith as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland. The announcement also coincides with the onboarding of three new Scottish partners - Pointer ltd, Kore Solutions and North, (formerly known as Boston Networks).

In this newly created position, Craig will work with key Genetec channel partners to drive new business and expand company market share in Scotland.

New Wisenet 5MP anti-ligature corner mount camera

* Wisenet-anti-ligature.jpgThe new Wisenet TNV-8010C 5-megapixel corner mount camera has been built to make it impossible for a ligature to be tied around it, as well as very difficult for someone to rip it off a wall.

Although primarily intended to assist police, prison and mental health institutions in preventing inmates and patients from self-harming within secure room environments, the vandal-resistant and water-proof TNV-8010C also offers a robust solution for other demanding applications, such as the monitoring of activity at ATMs and within lifts.

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Wilson James acquires The Security Group

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Wilson James has announced the acquisition of The Security Group (TSG) as part of a long-term strategy to provide clients with holistic solutions to their security and guarding needs.

The acquisition will allow Wilson James to meet increasing demand from customers for information-led solutions they require to address security challenges across a range of sectors.

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

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Sniffer 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.

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.

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