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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th December 2020 Issue no. 537

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

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Corsight 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.
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Wisenet WAVE integrated with ACT Enterprise

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The 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.
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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.
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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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This Week's News

Abloy UK launches new Escape Door System compliant with BS EN 13637

* Abloy-escape.jpgThe new ASSA ABLOY ePED, available from Abloy UK, is a display door terminal that incorporates an Escape Door System with a sleek, stylish design for a modern building.

Traditionally, escape door systems had to be compliant to BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125, but the introduction of BS EN 13637 in 2015 changed the landscape of how emergency doors can be specified, defining the requirements for electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes..
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Squire achieves BSI Secure Digital Applications Kitemark

* Squire-Inigma.jpgBritish security manufacturer Squire has achieved the Secure Digital Applications Kitemark for its Inigma operating system in padlocks, cylinders and bike locks.
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HMRC under fire for 11 'serious' personal data breaches affecting over 20,000 people

Law firm accuses taxman of 'breath-taking incompetence' over catalogue of data loss incidents affecting tens of thousands of members of the public. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reported 11 'serious' personal data incidents to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the most recent financial year, according to official figures.

The incidents, disclosed in HMRC's newly published annual report, are estimated to have affected 23,173 people in total and have been analysed by litigation practice Griffin Law. The most widespread and serious personal data incident recorded in the report happened in May this year at the height of lockdown, when National Insurance number letters relating to 16-year-old children were sent out with incorrect details, impacting up to 18,864 members of the pu
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New Wisenet 3-Channel multi-sensor camera

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The latest addition to the Wisenet P 'Premium' camera series removes the risk that important video evidence might be missed when there is a need to monitor two adjacent sides of a building.

With the middle camera sensor covering the blind spot between the areas being monitored by the other two sensors, the 3-channel multi-directional Wisenet PNM-8082VT camera provides an efficient way to 'see around corners' and offers a cost-effective alternative to deploying three standard fixed cameras.
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News

Smart R Distribution and Safetrust announce distribution partnership

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Frictionless 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.
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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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