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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
26th May 2021 Issue no. 559

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International News

Shining a light on Adaptive IR Illumination

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Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, provides a bite-sized overview of the contribution IR Illumination can make to the effectiveness of a video surveillance system.

SECO-LARM Infrared Proximity Sensors

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The ENFORCER Infrared Proximity Sensors are used for no-touch operations to reduce the risk of spread of germs, viruses, etc., through cross-contamination.

Equipped with an adjustable sensor range 2-3/8"~8" (6~20 cm), 3A relay, and adjustable trigger duration from 0.5~30 seconds or it can be set to toggle. The sensor has an Illuminated LED for easy identification.

Industry report highlights the scale of the ransomware challenge

A recent report which has found that the overall proportion of businesses targeted by cyber criminals in the past year has increased to 43 percent up from 38 percent has laid bare the double whammy impact of the Covid pandemic. This is according to ProLion, active ransomware and data protection solution for ONTAP storage.

Johnson Controls cloud-based access control for seamless security management

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Johnson Controls is introducing Cloudvue with access control, with the Tyco Kantech KT-1 one-door controller.

Codelocks helps businesses prepare for reopening with new KitLock

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Simple access control solutions for the workplace, gym or education facilities.

Tyco Illustra Flex range strengthened with eight new NDAA-compliant cameras from Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and architect of the OpenBlue digital connected platforms, has announced the introduction of eight additions to its popular Tyco Illustra Flex camera series.

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This Week's News

Magenta Security supports IFPO research into frontline security officers

Magenta Security is calling on all individuals and companies within the security sector to take part in ground-breaking research commissioned by The International Foundation for Protection Officers.

Home security start-up set to disrupt industry with automatic police response

* Boundary.jpgThe system, launched by Edinburgh-based Boundary was designed and created by a team of experts brought together by Boundary to solve the problems associated with traditional alarm systems and using leading-edge technology thinking.

Having passed a program of rigorous pre compliance testing, Boundary is currently pending certification (expected to be signed off end Q1) to Grade 2 UK & European alarm testing standards, which not only means that the alarm is robust and performs reliably, but that it is also tamper-proof to would-be burglars. Grade 2 certification is also one of the requirements of insurers as well as the police for an automatic level 1 priority response.

ERA logs nine year partnership with Secured by Design

* ERA-nightlatch.jpgERA has renewed its membership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design, for a ninth consecutive year. The long term partnership reflects ERA's continued commitment to providing its extensive professional and domestic customer base with the highest standards in security, performance and certification across its comprehensive product offering.

Over 40 of ERA's lock, hardware and mail delivery solutions are accredited by Secured by Design's Police Preferred Specification scheme, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that have been proven to effectively deter and reduce crime.

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Mul-T-Lock's eCLIQ is put through its paces at Barry's studios throughout London

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Leading lock manufacturer Mul-T-Lock has provided all seven of Barry's studios in London with its eCLIQ locks and over 100 accompanying keys in order to manage access rights across each studio.

Mitie gets on-board with new Associated British Ports security contract

Mitie has won a new three-year contract to deliver security services for Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK's leading ports group. The contract has the option to extend for a further two years and will see Mitie provide services for ABP's 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales.

HMRC splashes £250K training staff to be hackers

HM Revenue & Customs has spent £262,251 on cyber security training for its staff over the two most recent financial years, according to official figures. This data was obtained and analysed under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act by the Parliament Street think tank.

ASG Security Officer receives Police Outstanding Achievement Award

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It is with great pride that Aston Services Group (ASG) can now announce this recognition of outstanding achievement by our Security Officer, Chris Chatten.

The serious incident outside the Victoria Shopping Centre led to three youths being arrested under suspicion of attempted murder. Chris witnessed the incident and managed to capture CCTV footage, whilst calling the police and ambulance services immediately.

Partnership provides complete security solution to a medium secure unit

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Abloy UK has partnered with Grantfen to supply a new security system to Mersey Care Foundation Trust's new state of the art medium secure unit, Rowan View.

Opened in 2020, the purpose-built NHS facility consists of 123 beds over eight wards. The £53 million development represents the Trust's ambition for a new centre delivering innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disabilities.

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