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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st September 2022 Issue no. 623

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International News

Briton expands hardware range with new 5700 series lockcase

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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.

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?

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This Week's News

SALTO achieves Secured by Design Secure Connected Device accreditation for IoT products

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CDVI manufactures bespoke magnetic handles

* CDVI-mag-lock-open.jpgAccess control and security manufacturer CDVI has created a bespoke locking solution to meet a customer’s needs.  

Elderly not the biggest victims to cyber crime

The UK cybersecurity unit tackled 2.7 million digital scams last year, which was almost four times more than in 2020. This is a staggering 40% increase compared to the global rate of 8%, suggesting UK cyber crime figures are much higher than in other developed countries.

But, who falls victim to cyber crime the most?

Alan celebrates 50 years’ long service at Squire

* Squire_alan-powers.jpgDedicated factory worker Alan Powers has celebrated 50 years’ continuous service at British security manufacturer Squire.

Alan was 16 when he joined Squire in 1972 as a machine tool setter.  At the time, the company was based in New Invention near Willenhall, West Midlands.

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Hickleys Simply Keys 2022 - another roaring success

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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!

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. 

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