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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
17th November 2021 Issue no. 582

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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.


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This Week's News

Tackling Tool Theft: NEW ULTI Lock Hooklock for Vans is here

* Hooklock.jpgVan Guard Accessories' all-new, Gold Standard, Sold Secure approved hooklock is now here and it's currently the only van hooklock to have attained this prestigious security certification.

Ensuring that your van is secure is one of the main ways to prevent tools from being stolen in the current tool theft epidemic. With a van being broken into every 23 minutes in the UK and an average of £1,692 worth of tools stolen per break in, it is crucial that extra van security measures are utilised to deter thieves, prevent attacks, and secure the van.

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Fed up of saying "Sorry I can't do that... you’ll need to take it elsewhere"?

Hickleys, the diagnostic specialist, is explaining the opportunities in two exciting services at presentations being held around the country throughout the year. These short info bite presentations will detail the opportunities, explain the procedures, discuss the equipment required and reveal the rapid payback scenarios available.

The rise of ransomware decryptors: it's still not game over for ransomware, says Databarracks

Another major step in the fightback against ransomware, but decryptors will slow the growth rather than stop it altogether.

In recent weeks, cybersecurity firms have released a host of new ransomware decryptors, offering victims the chance to recover their compromised data at no cost.

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Abloy UK announce new Foundations CPD course dates for 2022

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Security 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.

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.

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