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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
11th January 2023 Issue no. 638

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7 security predictions that businesses need to know in 2023

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By Ulfar Erlingsson, Chief Architect at Lacework

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.

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.

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This Week's News

New Magic engravers from Lockdecoders

* Magic-S7_142.jpgThe Magic S Series Multipurpose Engraver:

- Engraves on acrylic, various kinds of plastics, wood, modeling board, etc
- Can be controlled via bluetooth
- Optional additional clamps
- All models are built with the latest third generation motor control system

EU businesses fined over €830 million for GDPR violations in 2022, Meta paid over 80%

The latest data analysed by Atlas VPN reveals that as of December 2022, companies paid a total of €2.83 billion in 1401 cases for violating various data protection laws. Out of that, GDPR fines in 2022 total €832 million, which is 36% lower than the €1.3 billion paid in 2021.

The new CDVI product selector catalogue is here!

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- Clear and simple product information
- IP, IK and fire ratings clearly labelled
- High-definition photos of every product

Hanwha Techwin’s Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2023

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1. The use of AI is evolving

To date, traditional video applications have called on AI to reduce false alarms and allow the forensic search of video based on object attributes.

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Lockexpo 2023 sponsor

Lockexpo 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

Beginner's guide to video entry systems

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If, 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.

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.

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