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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
6th January 2021 Issue no. 539

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International News

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

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The 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..

New Wisenet 3-Channel multi-sensor camera

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A cost-effective video surveillance solution for 'seeing around corners'.

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.

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.

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.

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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This Week's News

London now has the 4th highest CCTV Camera density in the World

CCTV-control-room.jpgA new study of CCTV Cameras has ranked London 4th highest in the World for CCTV Camera density, with only Chennai (India), Hyderabad (India) and Harbin (China) having more CCTV Cameras per km2.

"We recently calculated that London has 691,000 CCTV Cameras, with the average Londoner being caught 300 times a day on CCTV - what we hadn't realised was where London ranked in the World - until now," explains James Ritchey from London CCTV Installer CCTV.co.uk. "It's fascinating stuff."

Hanwha Techwin launches IEC 60601 certificated Temperature Detection Thermal camera

* Wisenet-heat-cam.jpgThe dual purpose Wisenet TNM-3620TDY is equipped with QVGA thermal imaging and high-definition cameras, to help businesses operate safely during the COVID-19 era.

The Wisenet TNM-3620TDY is a bi-spectrum, multi-channel device which incorporates a QVGA-class thermal imaging camera and a 2-megapixel video surveillance camera.

Ransomware attacks will grow in frequency and sophistication in 2021

Successful ransomware attacks will continue to grow this year due to increasingly sophisticated tactics. This is according to research* from Databarracks, revealing ransomware attacks have increased by 26% since 2018.

Smart activations are 98% unassisted, says Kubu

* Kubu.jpgKubu, the smart-sensor technology from Avantis International, is enjoying considerable consumer uptake, with unassisted first-time activations in excess of 98%.

Hanwha Techwin's Top 5 video surveillance trends for 2021

* Top-5-Trends-2021.jpgAs has become traditional at this time of the year, Hanwha Techwin has announced what it believes will be the top 5 key trends for the video surveillance industry during 2021.

They cover AI edge-based solutions, open platform, the Cloud, cyber security, data protection and privacy issues.

What locksmiths need to know about the new UKNI mark for door hardware

With the new UKNI mark fast approaching, locksmiths in Northern Ireland must be up-to-date on the latest changes and deadline for the new product marking system, says UNION, part of the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group.

This covers door opening solutions such as fire-resistant and emergency locks, panic exit devices and door closers.

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Are security installers ready for the new UKCA mark?

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UNION is urging security installers to ensure they are ready for the new UKCA mark, which is replacing CE marking for products sold in Great Britain. This includes products such as fire-resistant and emergency locks, panic exit devices and door closers.

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new product marking system that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods that previously required the CE marking.

Virtual Check In reaches 250,000 users in just six months from a standing start

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Virtual Check In provides a contactless visitor/staff recording system to any organisation that needs to keep a track of who has come in and out of their business.

So far, Virtual Check In has helped over 350 businesses of all sizes to replace their pen and paper recording system with its contactless QR code / NFC scanning system, and now has over 250,000 users across multiple industries.

Squire achieves BSI Secure Digital Applications Kitemark

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British security manufacturer Squire has achieved the Secure Digital Applications Kitemark for its Inigma operating system in padlocks, cylinders and bike locks.

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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