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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
18th January 2023 Issue no. 639

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New Magic engravers from Lockdecoders

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The 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

Hanwha Techwin’s Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2023

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Hanwha Techwin previews the Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2023, focusing on cutting-edge technologies including AI, computing at the edge, and the convergence of the IoT. It also explains why cybersecurity and the responsible use of technology will become increasingly important.

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.

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

Briton pledges performance with enhanced 2000 door closer series

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The 2000 series, designed for surface mount application and celebrated for its renowned reliability and performance, offers an authentic one-box solution for timber and uninsulated metal doors and is ideal for first time or retrofit functions in a host of domestic and public settings.

2023 Experience Days, for installers and end users

* Experience-Day.jpg3xLOGIC, a leading provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced details of its 2023 Experience Days this February.

Bringing together a wealth of expertise and insight from some of the industry’s most esteemed thought leaders, these three 2023 Experience Days are designed to give end users and installers insight into the 3xLOGIC security product ecosystem, analyse market trends and provide an opportunity to network with peers and experts.

Mul-T-Lock provides OnPoint Electrics’ van security

* OnPoint-Electrics.jpgOnPoint Electrics has fitted Mul-T-Lock’s innovative vehicle security solution, MVP2000 to its company van, following a break in that resulted in a significant loss of tools.

Says Jon Dawson of On Point Electrics: “The crime was committed in less than 20 seconds, with my van in full view of obvious CCTV systems, in broad daylight, in front of a busy leisure centre.  None of these elements seemed to act as a deterrent.

Hanwha Techwin Europe launches new Wisenet X Series AI Fisheye camera

* Wisenet-AI-Fisheye.jpgHanwha Techwin has launched the XNF-9013RV, an AI fisheye camera designed to make AI at the edge more accessible and actionable for security teams. The camera comes with AI-based object detection and classification, and improved image quality features, along with IK10 vandal resistance.

Accurate object detection and classification enables operators to quickly identify people, faces, number plates, and vehicle types including cars, trucks, buses, and bicycles. This offers more situational awareness and context to an event.

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The new CDVI product selector catalogue is here!

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With more than 400 products and over 35 new additions, it's our best edition yet. Download now!

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

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. 

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