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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th March 2021 Issue no. 549

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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.

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This Week's News

3 Stars of Orion

* VBH-Orion-greenteQ.jpgHardware specialist VBH has added to its family of greenteQ profile cylinders, having introduced the new Orion 3 star barrel. Orion is tested to TS007 and is rated as a 3 star profile cylinder.

This means that it offers full protection against drilling, picking, bumping and snapping without the need for any additional support such as a security handle or shroud.

Allied Universal takeover of G4S

G4S shareholders have agreed to the £3.8BN takeover by its North American rival. With 750,000 employees, the new company now becomes one of the world's largest direct employers.

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Cloud upgrade available on ASSA ABLOY's Incedo Business access control solution

* Incedo.jpgIncedo Business access management from ASSA ABLOY, available from Abloy UK, is created for businesses on the move, who need a flexible security solution which grows with them.

Now, security managers managing an Incedo Business solution can work remotely too - while maintaining complete control over their building's access points.

The importance of NDAA compliance for European businesses

* Wisenet-PNM-9022V.jpgUri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, explains the significance to system integrators and end-users across Europe of the measures taken by the U.S. Government to prevent security cameras being maliciously hacked.

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

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SSAIB 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

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Videx 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.

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.


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