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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th January 2021 Issue no. 541

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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.

Master Lock celebrates its 100-year anniversary!

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Throughout 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.

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.

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This Week's News

The future of car keys

* car-key.jpgThe question posed recently in an email between some of the leading lights in the automotive locksmith industry was: "How long will it be until car keys are a thing of the past?"

Lockexpo 2021

LockExpo-logo.jpgIt is with huge regret that we must cancel any shows in 2021. Having canvassed and had replies from many exhibitors, it seems unlikely that any would attend a show or they feel that visitor numbers would be very low.

Provisional dates have been secured of Saturday 5th and Sunday the 6th of March 2022 for Lockexpo

And for ALEX (the Auto Locksmith speciality show) on 1st and 2nd of October 2022

Revealed: 755 burglaries a DAY in England and Wales in 2020!

* burglaries-2020-infographic.jpgBurglary can be a very profitable crime for offenders but significantly costly for property owners.

In fact, statistics from the Government show that victims on average incur a financial loss of £4,040 from the theft of possessions and damage caused to property during a burglary.

Interested in property safety, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk analysed the latest data from the police on 41 police forces/constabularies to determine which areas of England and Wales experienced the most burglary cases between January - November 2020.

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

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What 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.

New telephone number for Lockexpo

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Locksmiths Exhibition Ltd:

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

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.

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