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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th October 2021 Issue no. 579

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International News

Abloy showcases new access control solutions at MLA Expo 2021

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Abloy demonstrated a wide range of digital access solutions and new products on the stand, including Incedoä Business, Aperio, SMARTair and eCLIQ.

Abloy also be showcased new products including PULSE - an intelligent, self-charging, future-proof locking solution that doesn’t need batteries or cables.

ERA unlocks new standards of door security with TS003 devices

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ERA is extending its certified solutions offering with the launch of two new heavy duty TS 003 door security devices, adding to its premium collection of Fab&Fix suited hardware.

ATG Access launches industry-first long span swing gate

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ATG Access has expanded its world-leading, physical security portfolio with the launch of the Vulcan Long-Span Gate, the industry's first manual swing gate with a 12-metre clear opening to be successfully impact-tested to withstand impact from a 7,200kg vehicle travelling at 80kph.

Master Lock heavy-duty Bluetooth ProSeries Extended Shackle Padlock

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Featuring a 62mm wide Zinc lock body with complete rubber bumper for durability and security when used outdoors, the 9mm diameter and 70mm high shackle is made of boron alloy, offering maximum resistance to cutting and sawing.

Latest KitLock by Codelocks makes access control even easier

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Codelocks has expanded its KitLock range with a new keyless access control solution for storage cabinets and lockers.

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This Week's News

XL Joinery launches first fully integrated fire doors with the help of ASSA ABLOY

Working collaboratively across several business units, the ASSA ABLOY Group has enabled valued customer XL Joinery to launch its first ever range of fully integrated fire doors for residential apartments.

* Simpli-Advance.jpgThe Simpli Advanced range from XL Joinery required a high-quality range of door hardware to achieve fire integrity.

Gunnebo Group acquires entrance control company HC2

* Gunnebo-takeover.jpgGunnebo Group has completed the acquisition of the Italian entrance control company HC2, a producer of high security entrance solutions and customised gates for the retail industry.

The acquisition enables an extended customer offering for Gunnebo Entrance Control, strengthening its footprint as a global leader in entrance control solutions for the office and buildings, mass transit, high-security and retail segments.


Met Police loses nearly 2,300 electronic devices in just two years

* Met-loses.jpgThe Metropolitan Police is facing calls for a formal investigation after the force admitted it had seen 2,280 electronic devices lost or stolen over the past two years.

The data, obtained by niche litigation practice Griffin Law using Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation revealed the extent losses of police laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones over the complete calendar years of 2020 and 2019.

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Make the most of a demand for security solutions this autumn with the help of National Home Security Month from Yale

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The awareness campaign, National Home Security Month (NHSM) from the experts here at Yale, is back for its ninth consecutive year to help to raise awareness of the importance of homeowners upgrading their home security ahead of the vulnerable autumn period.

With October signalling the time of year for the clocks to go back and the nights to draw in, National Home Security Month arrives to put home security at front of mind for homeowners during this risky time.

Adjusting as required - Door Closers explained

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Door closers are essential in protecting people and property, but are left useless without the appropriate adjustments. Kirk Smith of Allegion UK explains the key elements of door closer adjustments and how to correctly approach each type.

Whether surface mounted or concealed within the frame of a fire door, door closers play an integral role in a building's operational safety.

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins, BSI advises cyber caution to organisations exploring new hybrid ways of working

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicking off, the importance of having secure IT systems and effective cybersecurity practices in place for organizations developing a hybrid working program is thrown into sharp relief.

IT experts share top tech and tips to help businesses tackle cyber risks posed by hybrid working models

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As workers have been urged to "return to work gradually" as more employees were called back to the office in recent weeks, IT experts have revealed the cyber risks faced to businesses operating a hybrid working model and how they can tackle them.

Mitie Security launches UK's first Store Detective qualification

Mitie Security has become the first security provider to develop a formal Store Detective qualification. Independently regulated and Ofqual approved, the Level 3 certification is equivalent to an A Level and has been developed to provide long term careers and development opportunities in the security sector.

Having identified that there was no formal qualification available to retail Store Detectives, Mitie took the opportunity to invest in creating the training, which is the first of its kind.

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