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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th November 2020 Issue no. 535

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

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Last 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.
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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%.
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LinkedIn phishing scams most clicked with a 47% open rate

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According 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.
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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.
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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.
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This Week's News

SALTO upgrades Partner Programme

* SALTO-CTS.jpgSALTO Systems, world leaders in wire free, wireless, cloud and mobile access control solutions, have updated their UK partner programme and introduced new Platinum, Gold and Inspired Business Partner status levels as well as new programme policies, resources and support to help pro-active partners work successfully with SALTO.
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Number of CCTV Cameras in the UK reaches 5.2 million

CCTV.jpgThe number of CCTV Cameras in the UK may be as many as 5.2 million, with 1 camera for every 13 people as the popularity of public surveillance, home CCTV and doorbell camera use increases. 96% of the total number of cameras in the UK are now operated by private businesses and homeowners.

"It won't come as a shock to most people that the number of CCTV Cameras in the UK has hit a new high, driven mainly by residents installing home CCTV in the last year. The popularity of doorbell cameras is relentless", explains James Ritchey from CCTV installation company CCTV.co.uk
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How safe are your keys? 3D printing brings new security menace

3D printing brings new security menace, one good photograph could be all a criminal needs.

The relatively new technology of 3D printing has come with all kinds of moral and legal baggage, but now it appears that it can be used by criminals to evade security by copying your keys..
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Wisenet QR Scanner App

* QR-Scanner-App.jpgThe Wisenet QR Scanner App is designed to help quickly create a list of all Wisenet devices associated with a specific project, without having to take the products out of their packaging.

The App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play and run on any smart mobile device, is able to capture information on all the latest generation of Wisenet products, including model names, serial numbers and MAC addresses. This information can then be used to create a Bill of Materials (BOM) to verify that an order has been fulfilled and subsequently that all devices have been installed.
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Striving to exceed customers' expectations during extraordinary times

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Has the electronic security industry ever had to operate through more challenging times? The pandemic has created stresses and strains throughout the supply chain, with system integrators, distributors and manufacturers all having to adapt the way they operate, to ensure colleagues, as well as customers, are kept safe.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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