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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th September 2022 Issue no. 621

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Biometric data security in fingerprint recognition systems

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What is biometrics?

Biometrics are measurable factors related to human characteristics. The physical features that make you a unique human being can be recorded and stored for later verification of your identity. There are lots of different biometric data points used in technology today. Your fingerprints, facial features, iris patterns, hand patterns, and voice are all unique to you.

How long has biometric data been used in security?

Introducing the Yale Heavy Duty Van Lock

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The Yale Heavy Duty Van Lock has been designed by utilising the brand’s expertise in the security sector, creating an extra-strength solution to boost the protection of a range of larger vehicles and outdoor applications.

From vans, trucks, gates, garages, sheds and outward-opening double doors, the new Van Lock has been rigorously tested to ensure heightened security against a range of attack methods.

Squire launches ultra-strong inigma Diamond BL1 smart D-lock

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British cycle security manufacturer Squire has launched its new super-secure inigma Diamond BL1 smart D-lock on Kickstarter.

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.   

5 ways access control improves a healthcare facility

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Healthcare institutions work around the clock to look after people at their most vulnerable. It's vital that patients, visitors, and staff feel safe and secure at all times. Robust and reliable access control systems provide the peace of mind that lets medical professionals do their best work.

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Revolutionary forensic fingerprint technique could help fight against fraud

* Fingerprints1.jpgForensic examiners can now determine whether a fingerprint was placed on a piece of paper before or after any text was printed on it. The revolutionary technique could help resolve cases of fraud, for example where the defendant claims to have no knowledge of the document but does admit to handling the sheet of paper it was printed on whilst it was blank.

“Let’s say a document was found with your fingerprint on it,” said Professor Paul Kelly, of Loughborough University. “You could say that it’s there because you loaded the paper, but later someone actually printed off the document. Normal development techniques just reveal the presence of fingerprints, however, this one allows us to show that you touched the document after the text had been printed. Of cou

Your checklist for office access control

* Office.jpgOffice buildings come in all shapes and sizes. They often house expensive equipment and business-critical data, as well as your workforce. While many businesses are becoming increasingly conscious of cyber security, it is vital that physical security is not forgotten.

Atlas Security expands service capabilities with launch of new control room

* Atlas-control-room.jpgAtlas Security has opened a new national control centre to further professionalise operations, expand its service offering and create a more comfortable working environment, providing immediate benefits to the quality of its support.

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Abloy UK: Digital, wireless, and mobile access control at International Security Expo 2022

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Abloy UK is showcasing its comprehensive range of security solutions that are revolutionising access control on stand F61 at the International Security Expo (ISE) 2022. Held at Olympia London from 27-28 September 2022. 

Mul-T-Lock drives van security campaign

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Mul-T-Lock UK is urging van owners to update their vehicle security in light of the latest crime statistics. With latest results[1] showing the annual rate of thefts involving vans in the UK could rise to more than 20,000 vans by 2030, the security specialist is encouraging van operators and owners to consider simple solutions to protect their vehicles and contents. 

Monitoring investigators’ personal data processing activities

The Association of British Investigators, www.theABI.org.uk announces the consultation on the proposed UK GDPR Code of Conduct. CLICK HERE to download the draft Code.

The ABI is consulting with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the development of their proposed UK GDPR Code of Conduct.

Lockdecoders 50% batch buy discount!

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Lockdecoders are offering auto locksmiths the opportunity to enjoy a 50% discount on all batch purchases of remotes - but hurry - the offer is only while stocks last!

Lockdecoders is leaving the car key supply business altogether and is looking to clear existing stock of tested auto remotes as soon as poccible to clear space for other products. Illustrated are a few of the batch offers - for more call us on 01322 407790. £10 courier delivery charge.

Valuable Lessons in Fire and Life Safety Design

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Under 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.

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