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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th February 2021 Issue no. 544

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Security software revenues to hit $45.5B in 2021, a 20% jump in two years

The digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic and the growing number of data breaches and cyberattacks has forced online users, companies, and organizations to increase their spending on security software solutions.

Wave XS by SALTO offers 100% touch-free access control

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The Wave XS is a smart, fast and reliable access control solution with a touchless button that permits easy and clean operation for a large number of activator devices.

Upgrading to touchless access control allows for hands-free entry, eliminating the need to make contact with common touchpoints upon entry and creating a more hygienic environment for everyone.

Mul-T-Lock kick-starts the year by launching new high security platform, MTL 500

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Security specialist Mul-T-Lock has launched the new MTL 500 multi-patented mechanical platform, boasting next-level protection for both residential and commercial environments.

The MTL 500is ideal for medium to large sized business customers - due to its compatibility with various locking products, its advanced master key capabilities and its ability to provide a variety of keying options.

Home security gets connected with new smart doorbell from Legrand

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Installers across the UK can further enhance their security installation capability, after Legrand unveiled its first ever smart video doorbell to join a suite of connected products from its User Interface business unit.

GAI-TRONICS new temperature sensing for today's access control

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Temperature sensing is a new way to facilitate a contactless check-in process for employees and authorised visitors in a building.

The future of car keys

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The 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?"

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This Week's News

IFSEC International announces plans for 2021 and new dates for in-person event.

IFSEC International, the largest gathering of security professionals, has announced it will now take place from 12 - 14 July, 2021 at ExCeL, London and will be run in line with the industry recognised and Government approved AllSecure standard, to ensure attendee safety.

SALTO Neo electronic cylinder gains BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark

* SALTO-NEO-IOT.jpgSALTO Systems has announced that the Neo electronic cylinder is their latest product to gain the coveted BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark for access control systems.

Designed for doors where fitting an electronic escutcheon is not possible or required, the compact SALTO Neo Cylinder can be installed on standard doors, server racks, gates, cabinets, electric switches, sliding doors and more. 

Women in Security Award for Elaine Moran

* Elaine-Moran.jpgElaine Moran, a Technical Support & Field Engineer for Hanwha Techwin Europe, has won the Technical category of the 2020 Women in Security Awards.

The Awards, now in their 9th year, recognise the accomplishments, value and contribution of women within the wider world of security. The winners of this year's Awards, organised by Professional Security Magazine and hosted by the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, were announced during a virtual awards ceremony which took place on 10 February 2021.

Millions of email attacks are being missed by organisations' cyber security protection

In 2020, 4,550 organisations used Barracuda Email Threat Scanner to scan 2,600,531 unique mailboxes and found 2,029,413 unique attacks. On average, 512 attacks were found per organisation, and one out of 7 mailboxes (14 per cent) had at least one attack currently sitting inside, even if messages were scanned by an email gateway solution.

The attacks detected fall into four email threat types: phishing, scamming, extortion, and business email compromise (BEC). Of the 2,029,413 unique attacks detected, phishing was the number one threat missed by the organisations' email security solutions (59 per cent). Scamming was the second most common (39 per cent).

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Abloy releases 2021 dates for free webinars

Abloy UK has released its Academy calendar of free online training courses in 2021, with the first beginning this week (4 February).

The webinars are presented by specialists and aim to keep the sector up to date with building regulations and compliance standards, as well as security and technology trends, particularly while so many are working from home.

Two-thirds of businesses bracing for Covid-themed phishing surge in new year

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of business decision makers are anticipating Covid-themed phishing attacks targeting their company to increase in 2021, according to new research from Centrify, a leading provider of identity-centric privileged access management solutions.

Lockexpo 2021

It 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!

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Burglary 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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