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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th November 2021 Issue no. 581

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The What, When, Where, Who, How and Why behind security incidents

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Security people can be infuriating. All too often security incidents are confused in a fog of acronyms, data, and analysis. The industry, as a whole, has failed to make information presentation humanly readable and visual.

Codelocks expands into Europe with strategic new hire

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Codelocks has appointed Eddy van der Vegte as the new General Manager Codelocks EU, (CLEU). Eddy has over 15 years' experience in the door hardware and access control sector and will be challenged with continuing to develop the Codelocks brands across the European Union.

Astroworld Festival security officer allegedly pricked by needle at concert

A security officer is believed to have been pricked in the neck at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner.

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.

Gunnebo Group acquires entrance control company HC2

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Gunnebo 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.


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.

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This Week's News

Abloy UK announce new Foundations CPD course dates for 2022

* Abloy-Academy.jpgSecurity expert Abloy UK has revealed the dates of its 2022 Academy Foundations and Foundations Plus CPD courses, as part of its continuing commitment to setting the standard in emergency and panic escape compliance.

The free courses are designed to train installers, security managers, end users and specifiers, giving them the skills and knowledge to ensure maximum safety and security while helping to save lives in an emergency.

Mitie has won a new three-year security contract with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the UK

* Mitie-guarding.jpgThe contract will see Mitie colleagues deliver security services, including site patrols and control room management, for Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, Europe's two largest shopping centres.

Technology and sustainability will be central to the contract, with Mitie committing to using electric vehicles and sustainable uniforms, as well as rolling out its Merlin 24/7 technology solution.

ERA celebrates five year partnership with neighbourhood watch

* ERA-NW.jpgERA, one of the UK's leading home security and fenestration component providers, is continuing its partnership with Neighbourhood Watch, the largest crime prevention voluntary movement in England and Wales, to help create safer communities.

Having renewed its sponsorship for 2022 as Primary Smart Security Sponsor, the partnership reflects ERA's ongoing commitment to helping homeowners enhance their security, through product innovation, improving standards, and expert advice and support.

Case Study: Otopeni Airport Railway Terminal

* Johnson-Controls-rail.jpgCompania Naţională de Căi Ferate "CFR" - SA, the state railway carrier of Romania, has invested in an integrated security and safety solution from Johnson Controls, to protect passengers travelling on a new railway link from Otopeni Henri Coandă International Airport to Bucharest Nord main railway station.

The 2.95km link, which was planned to facilitate the large number of fans travelling from the airport to attend the Bucharest hosted EURO 2020 football matches and was completed in just 14 months from the design stage at a cost of approximately Euros 120m, is now being increasingly used by business travellers and tourists who wish to visit the city.

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3DX-Ray to supply security screening for Summit

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3DX-Ray have won the contract to supply security screening in the form of their ThreatScan-LS3 at the prestigious 18th Francophonie Economic Forum.

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

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The 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.

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.

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