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14th September 2022 Issue no. 622
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Biometric data security in fingerprint recognition systems
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
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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This Week's News
Hickleys Simply Keys 2022 - another roaring success
What 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, 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
The 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
Atlas Security expands service capabilities with launch of new control room
Abloy UK: Digital, wireless, and mobile access control at International Security Expo 2022
Mul-T-Lock drives van security campaign
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!
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.