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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th September 2021 Issue no. 573

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Yale secures BSI Kitemark for smart security products

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Yale, the leading provider of smart home security solutions is proud to announce that the BSI, British Standards Institution, has awarded its BSI Kitemark to the Yale Smart range, guaranteeing they have achieved the highest level of security for internet connected products.

Wavestore v6.28 introduces intelligent Event Rules and powerful forensic search

Wavestore is introducing an updated version of its open-platform and highly secure Linux-based Video Management Software (VMS). Wavestore v6.28 represents a major step forward as it enables highly accurate real-time event detection and powerful forensic search using video analytics metadata from selected ONVIF cameras.

New Gira Motion Detector Cube

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The new Gira Motion Detector Cube is designed to be a modern source of automated exterior lighting, and as demand grows for reliable devices which enhance home security, this new solution is sure to boost outdoor living.

It can be used as part of a KNX system or through conventional installation, all thanks to its flexible mounting system that supports exterior and interior application on both walls and ceilings.

Hanwha Techwin introduces NDAA compliant Wisenet Pentabrid Video Recorders

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New NDAA compliant Wisenet Pentabrid video recorders just launched by Hanwha Techwin are designed to extend the life of existing analogue based CCTV, whilst providing a smooth and cost-effective migration to an IP network based video surveillance solution.

Access control padlocks – new from Mul-T-Lock

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Security specialist Mul-T-Lock has added some of its popular NE high security padlocks and the robust Hasplock DIAMOND to its eCLIQ offering, allowing for full access control capabilities in even the harshest of applications.

Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ access control system allows businesses to manage access permissions remotely, from anywhere in the world.

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This Week's News

Fire Door safety - time to bridge the gap

* Fire-Door-Exit.jpgFire safety doesn't happen by accident, it requires universal attention. With that, in advance of Fire Safety Week, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores why the importance of working fire doors is often overlooked and why now is an opportune time to bridge the gap between fire safety education and action.

MLA Expo training

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You can now book courses & seminars being run at MLA Expo 2021.

This year there are many seminars covering all areas of locksmithing from safes to NDE to auto, plus a range of free seminars.


Move past the password with VeriMark fingerprint keys from Kensington

* Desktop-finger-application.jpgKensington, a provider of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals' Choice, has launch ed its new VeriMark biometric authentication solutions: the VeriMark Guard Fingerprint Keys ideal for portable devices such as laptops and tablets and VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key for business desktop PC deployments.

Data breaches are on the rise, increasing to a staggering 36 billion exposed records in 2020 (source: Risk Based Security 2020). Passwords - even strong ones - are vulnerable to routine theft and interception and are the cause of 80% of data breaches.

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Toolstation launches latest catalogue with over 1,000 new products

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On Monday 6th September Toolstation, one of Britain's fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, launched a new catalogue in-stores and online, offering over 1,000 new products, new brands, fantastic offers, and a new Smart Home category.

ERA and Zoo Hardware look to the future with new Commercial Director

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Tyman UK and Ireland has announced the appointment of its new Commercial Director, Huw Williams, who will play an integral role in leading the growth strategy of ERA and its sister company, Zoo Hardware.

Behind the XDR Hype. Security Jargon or the Real Deal?

There is a shiny new toy in the cyber security domain, and it goes by the abbreviated term of XDR. Extended Detection and Response (XDR) claims to be the latest in detection, investigation and response and, according to HelpNetSecurity 'can add a great deal of value via multiple use cases, including hunting for threats, investigating security breaches and aggregating data. XDR's ability to improve visibility, response times and productivity of security teams makes it a truly one-of-a-kind solution, and one that more organizations should look at adopting.'

Google Play Protect detects only 31% of Android stalkerware

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According to findings presented by the Atlas VPN research team, Android's internal Google Play Protect service detects only 31% of stalkerware attacks. Stalkerware, often known as spyware, is a collection of tools (apps or software programs) that enable someone else (such as an abuser) to track and record your phone activity.

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