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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th January 2021 Issue no. 540

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Hanwha Techwin launches IEC 60601 certificated Temperature Detection Thermal camera

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The 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

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Kubu, 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

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As 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.

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.

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This Week's News

2020 a year in review and what to expect from 3D Group in 2021

* coronavirus-blue.jpgWhat a year it has been for all of us! I think many of us are glad it is over; however, it wasn't all bad. Here is a quick look back at what we accomplished in 2020 and what is to come from us in 2021.

Firstly, we wish you all a Happy New Year! Let's hope that 2021 is better for all of us. The UK's first COVID 19 lockdown seems like a distant memory now, but at the time there was a lot of worry within the industry and we are not afraid to admit that we felt the same. It was a relief to hear that the government provided support for many businesses, but unfortunately there were always going to be gaps within the system and they completely forgot about wholesalers that supplied those businesses.

New Wisenet 4-Channel Remote Head Camera Module

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The new Wisenet PNM-9000QB camera module is designed for ATM, retail and other covert fraud and theft detection applications.

Remote camera heads comprise an image sensor camera equipped with a fixed, pinhole or fisheye lens. As their name implies, they are designed to be installed remotely from the other components of a video surveillance camera and this means they can be discretely installed within an ATM and other tight spaces, or located neatly into a corner of a room or lift with the help of mounting brackets.

Master Lock celebrates its 100-year anniversary!

* Masterlock-100.jpgThroughout the past century, Master Lock has given peace of mind and protection to millions of people across the globe whether it be where they live, work or play.

To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the brand has produced a very special limited-edition Collector Padlock and Key Chain - launching today.

New telephone number for Lockexpo

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T. 01692650790
M. 07905774496
E. [email protected]
W. www.lockexpo.co.uk

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

A 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.

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.

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.

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