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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
13th July 2022 Issue no. 615

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International News

3xLOGIC strengthens focus on school safety market

3xLOGIC has announced upcoming conference plans including the National School Safety Conference and the Campus Safety Conference, both in July.

The 3xLOGIC education session, “What Next? Improving Safety and Incident Response with Gunshot Detection and Mass Notification Integrated Solutions”, has been selected for the Campus Safety Education Program. Gunshot detection is maturing into an effective tool to greatly aid first responders. The challenge in these situations after a gunshot has been detected is, what comes next?

Abloy UK launches Cumulus Controller for keyless access

Abloy UK has unveiled its new Cumulus Controller that enables mobile access for a wide variety of security products, allowing organisations to upgrade their doors to operate without keys.

CDVI Group acquires JIS strikes manufacturer

CDVI Group has completed the successful acquisition of NADAL BADAL, the Spanish company behind JIS locks. 

Located near Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain, NADAL BADAL grew to be a global expert in locks, strikes, and bolts. In acquiring the company, CDVI welcomes the experience and expertise of the NADAL BADAL team into the Group, allowing us to offer a more comprehensive range than ever before. 

Explosion-Proof External Infra-Red Dual Beam Detector

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Pulse modulated active infra-red beam for hazardous areas zone 1 or zone 2GJD design and manufacture a wide range of external perimeter protection products that identify genuine threats and create alerts when an intruder is at the boundary, rather than inside the premises. The company’s product range includes the unique ATEX certified Infra-Red Beam Detector, (GS100), for hazardous areas one and two.

Hanwha Techwin launches two dual-channel cameras with AI to deliver a cost-effective solution with fewer false alarms

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Hanwha Techwin Europe, a leading supplier of robust and reliable video surveillance products, today announces the release of two new AI-powered dual-channel multi-sensor cameras in Europe, the PNM-C12083RVD and PNM-C7083RVD.

The AI cameras are designed to monitor two different areas with two different fields of view, making them ideal for monitoring staircases or elevators, looking around corners, and securing two adjacent areas such as check-in desks.

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This Week's News

GJD launches the GEM external curtain detector to protect properties against crime

* GJD-GEM.jpgThe GEM is a wired outdoor PIR curtain detector with up to 12m selectable detection range. Its versatile design means it can be positioned to look across windows, doors, balconies or the entire length of a house, office, or property wall. Featuring a narrow invisible curtain beam, the GEM is highly effective in protecting properties against crime. 

One of the main advantages for the Security Installer is that two GEM units can be fitted back-to-back. This will provide longer distances, reduced cabling, and ultimately cut down installation time. Designed with front and rear tamper sensors, if the detector is tampered with it will instantly trigger the CCTV system and notify the designated user.

Videx launches new Digital IP Panel range

* Videx-digital.jpgLeading manufacturer and supplier in access control and door entry kits, Videx Security, introduced its new vandal resistant digital IP panel range, the 4514 series. 

The 4514 compliments the existing Videx IP system offering a digital call panel which is ideal for larger installations, that’s capable of calling up to 5,000 apartments, making it the access control solution of choice for both private and public sector apartment buildings.

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98% of UK businesses experienced a security incident in the last 12 months

A significant 98 per cent of UK organisations experienced some form of a security incident in the last 12 months, according to a new report from Barracuda Networks Inc. (Barracuda), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. 

The report, titled The State of Industrial Security in 2022surveyed 800 senior IT managers, senior IT security managers, and project managers responsible for industrial internet of things (IIoT)/operational technology (OT) in their organisation to get their perspectives on IIoT/OT security projects, implementation challenges, security incidents, technology investments, and a variety of issues related to cybersecurity risks.

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Mr Li tool case foam inserts have arrived at NW Keys!

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If you want to organise your Mr Li pick & decoders, (labelled by Silca key blank & referenced in alphabetical order) - these new foam inserts will fit into an existing 35mm x 27.5mm Mr Li tool case.

If you order foams from us when you buy a new tool case - the foams will be supplied fully fitted and ready to insert your tools.

Telesoft announces a 24/7 UK Based Managed Detection and Response Solution

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Telesoft Technologies, a leader in cyber solutions, has announced its latest state-of-the-art security offering - a 24/7, UK based Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service.

Manned by a team of highly skilled cyber analysts - based in a UK Security Operations Centre (SOC) - this invaluable service continuously monitors an organisation’s network traffic, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Caldwell Manufacturing Company, including Caldwell Hardware UK

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Caldwell Manufacturing, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of hardware for the fenestration industry.  The acquisition includes Caldwell Hardware UK, based in Coventry, England but excludes Cotswold Architectural Hardware Limited.

ASSA ABLOY is an international group with 51,000 employees and sales of SEK 95 billion. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands and has its Head Office and main manufacturing centre in Willenhall.

Innovative SMARTair wireless access control enables intelligent lockdown of premises remotely

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Abloy UK is highlighting the functionality of its SMARTair wireless access control solution that gives Facilities Managers full control to lock down access to areas of, or an entire building, quickly and safely in an emergency.

SMARTair offers intelligent access control — opening, locking or maintaining access to individual doors or zones to deal with an emergency. With a single command, doors equipped with SMARTair devices may be set to ‘Block Mode’ and can only be unlocked with a specific credential.

Businesses cannot rely on surface-level fixes for their cybersecurity, says MyCena

In mid-March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a report highlighting how cyber actors routinely exploit poor security configurations, weak controls, and other poor cyber hygiene practices to gain access and compromise user systems. These included not enforcing multifactor authentication, primarily with remote desktop access, the use of vendor-supplied default login usernames and passwords, and the failure to detect and block phishing attempts. 

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