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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th August 2021 Issue no. 569

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SECO-LARM IP Wall-plate camera

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The ENFORCER IP Wall plate camera is equipped with a 1/2.8" 2MP Sony STARVIS CMOS with a Max. 30FPS at Full HD Resolution (1920x1080).

The IP Wall-plate camera supports,H.265, H.264/MJPEG formats, 3DNR, D-WDR, and Tri-stream capabilities.

Atlas VPN launches a new privacy feature to block third-party trackers and ads

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Virtual network service provider Atlas VPN has launched a new feature called Tracker Blocker to give its users even more control over their online privacy.

The latest feature aims to stop data brokers from using third-party trackers to gather insights about users' online activities.

Many websites utilise third-party tracker scripts to collect data about visitors' browsing habits. These insights can then be sold to other companies and used to bombard the visitors with ads and marketing offers.

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This Week's News

Data breaches reported to ICO drop 20% due to Covid-19

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has reported a 20 per cent drop in personal data breach reports, from 11,854 in the 2019/20 financial year, down to 9,532 in the most recent financial year (FY 20/21).

British security worker killed in oil tanker drone attack

A Hereford company has said one of its workers has been killed in an attack on an oil tanker. Iran's ambassador to the UK has been summoned to the Foreign Office following the attack on the tanker.

The UK said it was highly likely that Iran was behind the drone strike on the MV Mercer Street off the coast of Oman.

New Wisenet Q Series PTZ cameras

* Wisenet-QNP-6320H.jpgHanwha Techwin has further strengthened its keenly priced Wisenet Q series with the introduction of 4 new PTZ cameras.

The new indoor and outdoor 2-mepapixel PTZs are equipped with a host of innovative, practical features including Focus Save function, which can be applied to 32 pre-defined areas and ensures that the cameras are able to rapidly come into focus when they are moved to a specific position.

Securitas acquires leading electronic security company in Germany

Securitas has agreed to acquire Protection One, the German market leader specialising in remote technology-driven security solutions and electronic security. 

The acquisition will enhance Securitas’ protective services capabilities in Germany and is in line with the Group’s strategy of doubling its security solutions and electronic security sales by 2023.

Total Video Surveillance market revenues to hit $24.2bn in 2021

The global video surveillance market revenues are set to reach $24 bn by the end of 2021 according to Omdia’s latest Video Surveillance and Analytics Intelligence Database. This marks a quick recovery for the video surveillance market as demand that was suppressed in 2020 will return and revenues will be bolstered by projects that were postponed in 2020 due to COVID.

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Grow smart security sales with kitemarked systems

Security professionals can grow their smart security business and allay homeowners' cybersecurity concerns with products certified against the BSI IoT Kitemark, says home security specialist ERA.

According to government research1, 57% of UK residents reported an increase in household use of connected devices during the pandemic and yet government regulation designed to improve the security of IoT products is not due to become law until later in 2021.

SALTO XS4 One electronic lock now available in dark bronze finish

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With a large variety of models designed to fit any building's needs, the XS4 One electronic escutcheon fits virtually any door, including wooden and PVC doors as well as those with narrow metal frames.

Program your way to success at Hickleys free roadshows

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Almost half of Brits leave their valuables vulnerable

Yet the average value of a person’s most prized possession stands at almost £5000, with laptops, jewellery and bicycles topping the list of the most insured items. Data reveals most popular valuables to insure for each age group, while 21-25s value tech items, and those aged 71-75 most value their hearing aids.

Most popular hiding places for valuables include in a safe (23%), secret compartments in furniture (21%) and in amongst clothes (17%)
One in ten (10%) people won’t wear their most prized possession over fears of it being stolen.

34% of UK companies close down after falling victim to ransomware

Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that 34% of businesses in the UK are forced to close down as a consequence of falling victim to ransomware attacks.

The vast majority of firms have experienced substantial business impact due to ransomware attacks, including revenue loss and brand harm, unforeseen personnel cutbacks, and even the shutdown of the business altogether, according to key findings in this new report.

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