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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th July 2022 Issue no. 616

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

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The 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. 

Videx launches new Digital IP Panel range

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Leading 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.

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.

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This Week's News

New ISO Toolkit to improve quality standards across fire and security alarm sector

Paul_Hannah_Wallis-ISO-Toolkit.jpgA leading Hampshire standards consultancy has launched a new toolkit to help fire and security alarm firms throughout the UK to maintain the highest levels of quality.

The online toolkit has been produced by Hampshire-based Hantec Systems to help existing clients and new businesses hit Government approved thresholds for quality, health and safety and environmental management.

New Digital Access Solutions training to be provided by Abloy UK

Abloy-training-dates.jpgAbloy UK has announced the dates for two new courses at its Digital Access Solutions Academy, offering training on its Aperio and Incedo systems.

The Digital Access Solutions Academy is a purpose-built facility to showcase, work with, install and test the company’s extensive range of products, with particular focus on new digital solutions and ecosystems. The courses provided at the Academy provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to ensure they specify and install the right digital access products in suitable applications, with hands-on experience.

Renfrewshire Council makes the grade for school security and key control with ASSA CLIQ Remote

* ASSA-CLIQ-Remote.jpgMore than 70 schools and early learning centres in Renfrewshire, Scotland, are benefitting from improved security, key control and key management, as a result of upgrading to ASSA CLIQ Remote.  With schools previously using complex master key systems, Renfrewshire Council faced a number of challenges, including consistency of approach, who had access to keys, and how this was managed. 

To address these challenges, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group recommended its ASSA CLIQ Remote solution. To date, this has been installed in a total of 76 premises in Renfrewshire, covering a mix of primary schools, secondary schools and early learning centres.

How much could a ransomware attack really cost? Don’t wait to find out

Recent research by cyber security firm Cybereason has revealed that a third of ransomware victims were forced to close temporarily or permanently as a result of an attack.

According to ransomware protection specialist ProLion, calculating the true cost of ransomware before an attack is an impossible question to answer. The research found that 80 percent of ransomware victims that paid their ransom suffered repeat attacks. Many were attacked less than a month later – some by the same attackers and some for an even higher ransom amount. 

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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.

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.

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