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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
9th February 2022 Issue no. 593

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Trio of ERA innovations achieve Secured by Design accreditation

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Continuing to set the standard for security and certification, home security and fenestration component provider, ERA, has announced that three of its newest products have received the industry-leading Secured by Design accreditation.

Prioritising levels of risk in your cybersecurity assessment

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues for businesses. For the first time, it has been identified by security professionals as the single biggest risk to an organisation.

Cybersecurity risks come in many forms but, while businesses need to protect against all threats, some are more urgent than others.

New business makes commitment to redefine way security services are delivered

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AtlasFM, a privately owned support services company, has launched a dedicated security business – Atlas Security – with an ambition to redefine how people see and experience security services.

Johnson Controls introduces easy to install KT-2 two door controller

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Johnson Controls, a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, introduces Tyco Kantech KT-2, an adaptable two-door controller that is cost effective and easy to install and operate for small to medium sized businesses.

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This Week's News

Ava Security launches cloud-based license plate recognition solution

* AvaLPRvideoFrame.jpgAva Security, a unified service provider of cybersecurity and video security, has launched license plate recognition (LPR) solution as part of its Ava Aware cloud-based AI data platform.

The new capabilities operate in the cloud and are able to work with a wide variety of third-party and Ava cameras. Most LPR solutions require two cameras in order to operate. Ava Security needs just one, while delivering enhanced situational awareness and insights with great accuracy. The solution is also compatible with license plates in all geographies. 

Abloy UK launches Mobile Keys for increased security, convenience and efficiency

* Assa-mobile-access.jpgAbloy UK has launched ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo Business Mobile Keys, a new type of credential that offers secure mobile access, simplified management and user convenience and efficiency.

Incedo Business provides a user-friendly interface for managing your access control platform. You have a choice of system management options — Lite or Cloud — to administer Incedo-enabled hardware in a way that best suits your business’ needs.

SALTO introduces EAN Code Standard into product packaging

* SALTO-EAN-Code.jpgSALTO Systems has introduced EAN13 standardised barcodes into its product packaging answering to partner and sales channel needs.

The EAN code is a 13-digit bar code is internationally used to identify individual products.

Sodexo appointed to Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime property services integrator framework

* London-Mayor-PCC-offices.jpgSodexo has been appointed as the single supplier on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) new property services integrator framework which is accessible to all other UK public sector bodies, including the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners, the Greater London Authority and its functional bodies to buy a range of strategic property-related services.

Through the framework UK public sector bodies have access to Sodexo’s expertise and strategic advice through a range of property-related services, including: 

Lockexpo 4th & 5th March 2022

LockExpo-logo.jpgLockexpo continues to grow even at this late stage. Visitor registration has never been higher. "We still have a couple of stand spaces unfilled, so now is a good time to call and make a booking", says organiser Mick Friend.

"The Belfry is a spa hotel, with gym and pools; ample free parking. It looks to be a well attended show. We look forwards to seeing you there."

Compliance consultancy warns that security companies could find themselves without police approval

Hundreds of security alarm companies across the UK face being struck off from a police approved list in just under two months, a Hampshire compliance expert has warned.

Hannah Wallis of Hantec Systems said security firms that fail to complete the Cyber Essentials certification by the end of March could be struck off by police, meaning officers will no longer attend their alarm calls.

Lockexpo just weeks away

LockExpo-logo.jpg5th and 6th March 2022 at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham. NG8 6PY

Now less than 4 weeks to go, a few stands left and exhibitors thinking about it, It is highly unlikely for the show to be cancelled again as Covid rules relax. There will be full biosecurity complying with government Covid rules in place.

Plenty of parking and a great place to stay over. Come and find out what is new, enjoy a pint, put the world right...

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Mul-T-Lock Appoints Former Locksmith as Regional Sales Manager

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Security specialist Mul-T-Lock has welcomed the appointment of Gavin Hough to the team as a dedicated Regional Sales Manager for Midlands and North West regions.

Toolstation launches latest catalogue

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Toolstation has launched its 91st catalogue in-stores and online, offering over 500 new products, new brands and fantastic offers to help tradespeople and DIYers tackle any task over the coming months.

Maven VCTs invest £1.15 million in cybersecurity firm CYSIAM

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has invested £1.15 million in CYSIAM, a cybersecurity business that provides advice, training, and managed services in cyber and secure technology systems. CYSIAM brings deep technical expertise, project delivery skills, and operational support experience to a diverse range of organisations across both government and the private sector.

Founded three years ago, CYSIAM has rapidly expanded its capabilities to include international capacity building and cyber defence operations, up to and including a wraparound Managed Service for clients seeking a fully outsourced cybersecurity solution.

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