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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
14th September 2022 Issue no. 622

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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.

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This Week's News

Hickleys Simply Keys 2022 - another roaring success

* Hicklys1.jpgWhat a Weekend that was! We would like to say huge thank you to all those who attended our 2022 Simply Keys show on 20th & 21st of August at the GTG Centre in Wolverhampton for making it another extremely successful show!

August must mean it’s that time of the year again where Hickleys pack up their storerooms and set off to the midlands. This year was no exception! Two full truckloads of stock and equipment allowed us to set up our home from home at the fantastic GTG Centre in Wolverhampton. With everything from remote keys to ADAS calibration rigs this year’s show was the most diverse yet. There really was something for everyone in the Automotive industry.

Briton expands hardware range with new 5700 series lockcase

* Briton-5720-lockcase.jpgBriton, a leading provider of door controls and exit hardware in the UK, has announced the launch of its new 5700 series lockcase, a high-quality, heavy-duty euro profile cylinder mortice lockcase.

The new collection, dimensionally compatible with Briton’s 5400 series and available with round and square forend and strikes, offers a comprehensive range of functions, including Deadlock, Sashlock, Escape Lock, Nightlatch and Bathroom Lock and Latch.

18 year old responsible for cyber attack on Uber

Uber discovered its computer network had been breached on Thursday, leading the company to take several of its internal communications and engineering systems offline as it investigated the extent of the hack. The breach appeared to have compromised many of Uber’s internal systems, and a person claiming responsibility for the hack sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to cybersecurity researchers and The New York Times. The hacker, who provided the screenshots said that he was 18 years old and had been working on his cybersecurity skills for several years. 

The fact that this breach was conducted by an 18 year old is interesting in light of new research by International Cyber Expo which suggests that minors are increasingly likely to get involved in cybercrime

Provide optimum WFH security with ASSA ABLOY Code Handle

* Assa_Abloy_Code_Handle.jpgThe growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 

85 percent of employees currently working from home say they would favour a ‘hybrid’ working pattern in the future – a clear indication that WFH is here to stay. Unsurprisingly, however, many domestic spaces that were repurposed into offices during the pandemic are not equipped to provide the security or privacy that a workplace demands.

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Your checklist for office access control

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Office 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

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Atlas 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.

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.

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