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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th March 2021 Issue no. 548

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Get Smart with Q-Smart

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Hardware expert VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of premium quality window and door hardware and furniture.

It's a keyless product which gives the homeowner 3 methods of gaining access. The first is a proximity fob that communicates with a reader built into the handle unit; the second is via the Blusafe app that allows the user to use their mobile phone as a key, and the third is finger print recognition. The large reader pad is concealed under a hinged tab to keep it dry.

A new SMARTair wireless escutcheon boosts security even at high-traffic doors

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Heavily used interior and exterior doors need an access solution that's both robust and intelligent. ASSA ABLOY's new SMARTair i-max Escutcheon available from Abloy UK, ensures only authorised users pass through these doors, via a range of credentials including virtual keys stored on a smartphone.

Your access control may be safe but is it secure?

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and the pandemic we are now all living through, the uptake in touchless access control which was previously gaining in popularity has been accelerated driving digital transformation across many industries and technologies.

Johnson Controls new WorkForce Notifier for C-CURE 9000 by Encode Labs

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Johnson Controls introduces its WorkForce Notifier plug-in solution, which adds significant real-life practical benefits to the Tyco Software House C-CURE 9000 security and event management platform.

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.

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.

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This Week's News

SSAIB listed among 2021 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards aponsors

* Security-officers.jpgSSAIB are proud to have been named as one of the sponsors for this year's ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards.

The 2021 ceremony will take place on June 16, 2021 and SSAIB are one of six sponsors announced for the awards, which will be the seventh occasion that the exceptional actions of on-duty front-line security staff have been celebrated.

New National Sales Manager at Videx

* James-Gray_Videx.jpgVidex Security has appointed a new National Sales Manager following the departure of Neil Thomas.

James Gray, who has been with the company for over a decade, becomes the firm's National Sales Manager after Neil left the company following a 20-year career at Videx.

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Smart R Distribution appointed distributor of new Comelit Secur HUB wireless intruder alarm system

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Smart R Distribution's ability to provide installers throughout the UK with a competitive edge, has been enhanced with the news that it has been appointed an authorised distributor of the new Comelit Secur HUB wireless intruder alarm system.

Abloy releases date for second virtual showcase

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Following the success of its virtual Keyvolution exhibition in July 2020, ABLOY UK has announced a virtual showcase on 9 March, which will share the latest trends and innovations in the security and access control sector.

Our workforce needs more protection says Magenta Security

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As the pandemic approaches the anniversary of the first lockdown, Magenta Security increases its investment in team mental health support.

"Security professionals are, like so many other key workers, on the front line, keeping people safe. They are at risk like others from COVID or indeed other illnesses and even physical attack. Yet they are also emotionally and psychologically at risk," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director, Magenta Security Services.


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

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Post 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.

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:

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