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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
3rd August 2022 Issue no. 618

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First of its kind for Codelocks with new glass door smart lock

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Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock, bringing intelligent access control to modern workspaces. Designed for use on glass doors, the CL4500 GD is an updated version of the CL4000, incorporating Codelocks’ NetCode Technology.

MTL200: Mul-T-Lock’s high-quality, patented locking solution

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Mul-T-Lock has launched a new cost-effective locking solution that offers convenient and efficient master key suites with patent protection and high resistance to cylinder manipulation attack. MTL200 is based on proven six-pin technology and is now available as a high-quality mechanical product, with patent protection until 2038. 

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. 

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.

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This Week's News

Valuable Lessons in Fire and Life Safety Design

* Allegion_Valuable-Lessons.jpgUnder guidance from the Architects Registration Board, architectural students are set for a change in curriculum. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores this decision and why industry collaboration is central to improving fire safety education and paving the way to a safer future.

In an evolving construction industry, the approach to building design is ever shifting. Yet, as the complexity of projects intensifies, safety and sustainability remain fundamental areas of focus, and according to architects, have been the most common of issues presented to them over this past five-year period.

54% of CISOs are ‘fighting an uphill battle’ for board-level cybersecurity support

Over half (54%) of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) say the board fails to provide them with ample investment for cyber initiatives, according to a new study by cybersecurity technology provider, Encore. An independent study of 100 C-level executives, 100 CISOs and 500 office workers in the US and the UK, sought to uncover the gap that remains between boards and security teams when it comes to addressing cyber demands.   

One of the primary findings of the study indicated that 50% of boards across both regions have cybersecurity at the top of their agenda, yet over 60% of CISOs feel unsupported in mitigating against cyber-attacks.  

5 ways access control improves a healthcare facility

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1. Automatically limit access to certain areas

East Midlands UK Logistics Centre

* East-Mids-logistics.jpgA major logistics centre based near the UK’s East Midlands Airport needed an efficient video surveillance system to monitor its operations, specifically an automated part of its warehouse that operates 24/7 to fulfil orders.

The logistics company handles packages for contract customers including major retailers and is subject to strict service level agreements; so any downtime in its operations may incur significant penalties, damage its reputation, and impact customer loyalty in a competitive industry.

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

A 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.

New Digital Access Solutions training to be provided by Abloy UK

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

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

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More 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. 

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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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