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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th February 2021 Issue no. 545

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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.

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This Week's News

Post Office to roll-out online and in-branch identity verifications

* PostOffice-logo.jpgPost Office is expanding its presence in the identity services market with the roll-out of a suite of online and in-branch products in a new partnership with digital identity company Yoti.

The rollout includes a free-to use app that will combine customers' personal data and biometrics to create a secure, reusable ID on their phone, and in-branch services for those customers who do not have access to a smartphone or who prefer face-to-face contact when asked to confirm their identity.

Q4 2020 update DDoS attacks: more complex 'carpet bombing'

NaWas by NBIP has reported its fourth quarter 2020 update about DDoS attacks in Europe. The large scale attacks on the infrastructure of ISP's, which started in August 2020, continued with more complex attacks called carpet bombing in the last three months of 2020.

In total 540 attacks were detected, an average of more than four per day, while the largest was 167 Gbps. Compared to Q3 not only more attacks were registered, but also an increasing amount after working hours.

UK's cybersecurity firms hit over $12 billion in 2020 revenue

Atlas VPN research team found that in the 2020 financial year, online security companies in the UK raked in nearly 8.88 billion GBP which is equivalent to 12.51 billion US dollars, a 7% increase from last year's 8.3 billion GBP (11.69 billion USD).

The report shows that:

Curo, Emplas and Kubu for a smarter new build standard

* Curo.jpgCuro Group has become the first housebuilder in the UK to provide PVC doors equipped for Kubu smart-sensor technology as standard on all new sites, in partnership with its manufacturing partner, Emplas.

Curo Group is a West of England Housing Association that owns a range of property, from starter homes to Grade I Listed Buildings, in locations from rural villages to city centres.

Rising security concerns in the Telecom industry

The Telecom industry keeps the world connected. From private communications to business interactions, it is an intrinsic part of our daily lives, and we take many elements for granted. Be it via the phone, across the internet, over airwaves or cables, this sector makes it possible to communicate in rapid time anywhere around the world.

Award-Winning Wayzn is your personal doorman

* Wayzn_installed.jpgFor those with sliding patio doors, security has often meant dropping a sawed-off broom handle into the runner and hoping for the best. But, now, there's Wayzn for Doors, a new device that not only acts as a solid security bar but also doubles as a smart door opener.

Magno-ficent padlock sales with Burg-W├Ąchter

* burg-wachter-magno-flex.jpgPadlocks can be put to a variety of uses; from sheds, gates, garages and lockers to toolboxes, luggage, patio and garden equipment. Their versatility makes them popular with customers, offering retailers an attractive security proposition for locking up extra sales.

Burg-Wächter has been manufacturing padlocks for over 100 years and its name is synonymous with high quality and innovative product development. Its 400 E Magno range of padlocks has recently been extended with the addition of the 50 Flex model, which features a unique adjustable shackle.

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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 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. 

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.

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