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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
4th January 2023 Issue no. 637

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Videx strengthens flagship door entry system with new concierge offering

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Videx has enhanced its leading door entry system, the VX2300, adding a desk mount concierge unit for small to medium sized installations of the two-wire video system.

The CST2310 unit can be used for up to 200 apartments, offering both handset and hands-free speech and a back lit touch control keypad along with a 3.5” LCD display with on screen information relating to both entrances and apartments and the stage of a call when in progress.

UNION launches new high-security padlock

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UNION has launched a new range of high-security padlocks that enable a variety of internal and external locations to be secured, and work as part of the company’s new master key cylinder range, keyMASTER.

Compatible with all UNION cylinders, the new Shield high-security padlock range delivers exceptional security. This has enabled it to attain BS EN12320:2012 from Grade 4 up to the maximum Grade 6, in recognition of its physical security and the number of combinations it allows for.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions introduces Openings Studio asset tagging

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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has introduced an asset tagging functionality for doors developed using its Openings Studio Building Information Modelling (BIM) Software, with the first customer project utilising this system now installed.

Openings Studio is a cloud based, custom configuration tool for the creation, visualisation, modification, and management of door openings. The unique BIM application provides access to complete doorset information at all stages from product concept to product care.

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This Week's News

Lockexpo 2023 sponsor

Lockexpo2023.jpgLockexpo are thrilled to announce that Hickleys Ltd have agreed to sponsor Lockexpo 2023.

"Hickleys have always supported each of our shows and it is wonderful to have them as Sponsor for 2023", says organiser Mick Friend.

Lockexpo will be held at The Belfry Hotel Nottingham. 11/12th March.

Register for free www.lockexpo.co.uk

7 security predictions that businesses need to know in 2023

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Securing the cloud is a never-ending task that becomes more challenging each year as the cloud functionality continues to expand. New technologies and tools bring businesses many opportunities; however, if we don’t use them appropriately and securely, they can do more damage than good.

Beginner's guide to video entry systems

* Video-entry-guide.jpgIf, as a keys and bolts locksmith, you have never worked with video entry systems, here's a handy Beginner's Guide written by our friends at CDVI.

What is video entry? Video entry systems are a method of controlling communication between visitors at a building’s entrance and the people inside. They are most common on private homes or apartment blocks.

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Supporting Assisted Care with Door Hardware

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Karen Trigg of Allegion UK discusses the complex settings of care home environments, and how the hidden roles of door hardware can further contribute to the safety and security of vulnerable residents.

Despite their often quaint façades, modern care home environments are under consistent pressure to secure the safety and care of vulnerable residents and staff. 

New 2023 dates announced by Abloy Academy

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Abloy UK has announced its new schedule of Academy Foundations and Foundations Plus CPD courses for 2023, which offer attendees invaluable insight into emergency and panic escape compliance. 

The free courses are designed to train installers, security managers, end users and specifiers, giving them the skills and knowledge to ensure maximum safety and security while helping to save lives in an emergency.


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Visitor registration for LOCKEXPO 2023 is now open:

www.lockexpo.co.uk  click the link 'book tickets'.

Book yourself - staff/family/ all on the one visit

Show Dates 11/12th March 23 at THE BELFRY HOTEL, NOTTINGHAM

Integrating cameras with your access control system

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Access control systems limit access to defined areas by using credentials to identify authorised individuals. Credentials are things used to authenticate the identity of the person attempting to gain access. Most commonly, it’s a physical card that is issued to each person and then presented to a reader.

However, it could also be things like a keypad code, a digital impression of a fingerprint, or a signal from a mobile phone.

Integrated Solutions extend Codelocks’ quality to bespoke solutions

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Codelocks’ newly appointed Sales Director, Joanne Milne-Rowe, announces that access control provider Codelocks is now extending its expertise to businesses who want to integrate the Codelocks NetCode® Technology into their solutions.

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