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12th June 2019 Issue no. 461
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The software, in combination with Master Lock's range of Bluetooth enabled hardware, provides business owners who manage many locks and many users with a convenient way to control access, oversee products and improve accountability.
The Vault Enterprise innovation eliminates the cost, security risk and complexity of physical key management.
The global cyber security market is predicted to grow at 11.1% CAGR during the forecast period with the market size reaching USD 282.3 billion by 2024.
The market is driven by factors such as increasing cyber security threats, increasing internet penetration, and increasing adoption of IoT solutions across different industry verticals.
Industry players are developing advanced solutions to tackle cyber-attacks and threat such as firewall, encryption, identity and access management, security, and vulnerability management, which are further fuelling the growth of the market.
Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city's transport authority, or law enforcement.
Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology must now be approved by city administrators. Opponents of the measure said it will put people's safety at risk and hinder efforts to fight crime.Full Story
Answer the doorbell with your smartphone from anywhere; you can ask the delivery man to hide a package or leave with a neighbour.
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Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed, according to BBC reports.
WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a "select number" of users and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor." A fix was rolled out and WhatsApp urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution.
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Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at presentations being held around the country throughout the year. The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths.
The evening presentations will explain the equipment required, the technical backup available and the methods used, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers. Using the Smart Pro or Zed-FULL key programming and cloning diagnostic testers, payback scenarios of as little as 7 months (or 30 key programs) can easily be achieved.
ERA, the UK's leading home security specialist, is offering locksmiths FREE product training on its smartware range to demonstrate how the products should be installed and boost confidence when dealing with customers who request this kind of home security.
Train to gain
Introducing the new mechanical lock. Digital lock innovators and designers Codelocks, expands its digital keyless solution range with the release of its new KitLock KL10. The sleek, easy to install, mechanical lock is ideal for schools and offices where the same code is repeatedly used.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the KL10 is durable and compact offering seamless access via a four-wheel code combination. Suitable for individual use, the KL10 is perfect for a wide variety of internal applications including lockers, cabinets and cupboards.
A Canadian man unlocked a safe that had sat unopened in a small museum for decades, cracking the code on his first try with a lucky guess. Stephen Mills was visiting the Vermilion Heritage Museum with his family when he had a go at opening the iron box "for a laugh".
The museum in the province of Alberta had previously tried numerous times to unlock the old safe - to no avail.Full Story
With a footprint of just 250mm x 210mm and offering two-way audio communication, the two new robust NVRs are EN50155, EN-50121 and EN-61373 certified. This makes them particularly suitable for deployment on buses and trains where they can be used to record video of passenger activity, as well as video of the road or track ahead, in order to provide evidence of any incidents.
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Since Jo Milne-Rowe was appointed as the new national chair of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) and in conjunction with her current role at Codelocks, she has helped to take the institute from strength to strength. After a year in the role and encouraging the next generation to seek a career in ironmongery, Jo shares what has happened over the last 12-months and what she believes the future of access control looks like.