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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd December 2020 Issue no. 536

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Wisenet QR Scanner App

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The 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.
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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

Corsight AI launches real-time facial recognition technology that accurately identifies individuals at an unmatched speed under any condition

* Corsight.jpgCorsight AI has launched facial recognition technology able to compliantly identify individuals on watchlists even under the most challenging conditions, overcoming common issues such as face coverings and harsh environments, at an unmatched speed and accuracy.

Powered by Autonomous AI, the most advanced artificial intelligence system with more than 250 patents, Corsight's facial recognition technology exceeds the human brain's ability to register and accurately identify individuals.
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Smart R Distribution and Safetrust announce distribution partnership

* Safetrust.jpgFrictionless access control has become a must for many businesses that want to create a hygienic working environment for colleagues and visitors in a COVID-19 affected world. The availability of the Safetrust Touchless Identity solution from Smart R Distribution could not therefore come at a better time.

The Safetrust Touchless Identity solution provides the opportunity for existing access control systems operating within airports, offices, education establishments, factories, hospitals, local authority and government buildings to be upgraded to support mobile credentials without having to incur the cost and disruption of replacing existing card readers.
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HMRC reports 75% surge in email attacks during Covid-19 outbreak

HM Revenue & Customs has reported a staggering 367,520 reports of phishing email attacks during 2020, with data indicating a sharp rise in incidents after the UK went into its first lockdown in March.

This is according to official data obtained by accountancy firm Lanop Outsourcing, under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act, which specifically revealed that HMRC faced an average of 26,100 phishing attacks in January and February 2020, before soaring to an average of 45,046 attacks per month from March to September - a 73 per cent increase.
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Wisenet WAVE integrated with ACT Enterprise

* Wisenet-WAVE.jpgThe integration developed between Vanderbilt's ACT Enterprise access control software platform and Hanwha Techwin's Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS), means operators are now able to instantly visually verify access control activity and events directly from ACT Enterprise.

ACT Enterprise is a role-based software platform which streamlines the monitoring and management of ACTpro access control systems comprising web-enabled door controller interfaces and MiFare and/or DESfire card readers.
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UK imposed €132.7 Million of GDPR fines, more than Germany and Italy combined

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues causing hefty fines and penalties for businesses and organizations across European countries even two years after coming into force.

The primary reason for such a high cumulative value of GDPR fines in the United Kingdom is the data breach penalty imposed by the UK's data protection authority, ICO, to Marriott International. In November 2018, the American multinational company was fined €110.4 million after reporting a cyber incident that exposed nearly 340 million guest records.
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SALTO upgrades Partner Programme

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SALTO 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

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The 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.
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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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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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