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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
12th June 2019 Issue no. 461

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Hanwha Techwin leading the way with Deep Learning video solutions

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Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe, explains how the company's product strategy is being honed to reflect changing market requirements.

Q: Bob, have there been any recent significant changes to the company's product strategy?
A: We have been focused on helping to refine and drive a product strategy which was devised some time ago. It could be described as a twin-track approach to success in that we are continuing to add to our extensive range of cameras and recording devices, but we are also moving towards becoming a market leading provider of integrated video surveillance solutions.
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Master Lock launches Vault Enterprise for smart and secure access management

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Master Lock has launched an innovative business security management software called Vault Enterprise in Europe.

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.
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Floodlight surveillance camera

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EZVIZ has added its first floodlight surveillance camera to the portfolio with the launch of the LC1 to help families and business owners sleep soundly in the knowledge their outside spaces are being monitored. The EZVIZ LC1 CCTV camera's motion-sensitive floodlight can be set-up to illuminate overnight intruders as well as act as a deterrent.
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Global cyber security market is set to reach USD 282.3 Billion by 2024

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.
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San Francisco bans facial recognition technology

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.

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Swann Smart Video Doorbell

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Taking just minutes to set up, the Smart Video Doorbell is rechargeable, features night vision and also offers a convenient wired option, so you can connect it to any existing doorbell wiring.

Answer the doorbell with your smartphone from anywhere; you can ask the delivery man to hide a package or leave with a neighbour.

- Free video storage
- Heat and motion sensing
- Weather resistant

www.swann.com


WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack

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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This Week's News

Unlocking the Key to Success

* Hickleys-demo_group.jpgHickleys, 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.
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Free training with ERA - the smart way

* ERA-installer-red-siren.jpgERA, 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
Recognising that locksmiths may need extra support themselves to understand the full capabilities of smartware, ERA has introduced a comprehensive programme of smartware installation training sessions, specifically designed to help the Locksmith feel confident in front of customers talking about the product and installing it. With an eighty-five per cent practical component, the training offers hands on practise for installers and is receiving excellent feedback.
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Codelocks KitLock range expands

* Codelocks-KL10.jpgIntroducing 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.
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Tourist's lucky guess cracks safe code on first try

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.

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Hanwha Techwin introduce compact 4 and 8 channel Wisenet NVRs for transport applications

* Wisenet-TRM-410S-NVR.jpgThe new vibration-proof Wisenet TRM-410S and TRM-810S NVRs manufactured by Hanwha Techwin are designed to be at the heart of video solutions for transport applications.

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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Advanced Keys 'Sizzling Deals' ready for Summer

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FREE TDB007 & TDB013 WITH ALL NEW TDB1000 UNITS

Treat yourself this Summer to a new TDB1000 and select ANY Software pack and get an amazing £495+vat worth of FREE TDB Product!

++ FREE - TDB007 - Citroen & Peugeot PIN Code Reader - Worth £400+vat

++ FREE - TDB013 - Voltage Stabiliser & Surge Protection - Worth £95+vat


Offers while stocks last - must end 31st July 2019
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News

Locksmiths can now be CORGI Fenestration registered

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CORGI Fenestration has launched its Skilled Locksmiths Scheme in response to pressure to recognise excellence in the profession. Any locksmith - from sole traders to national companies - that has completed a CORGI Fenestration approved qualification can be registered on the scheme. Each job they complete has to be registered with CORGI Fenestration on its website, via its easy to use web page.
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Brisant-Secure and Salto collaborate to create Ultion SMART

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Ultion SMART will change how people lock their doors. Ultion SMART combines the tried and tested Danalock technology by worldwide electronic access experts Salto, with Brisant's 3 Star, Sold Secure Diamond lock, Ultion, the lock with a £1,000 homeowner guarantee.
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Urmet awarded Secured by Design Certification

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Urmet UK has been awarded Secured by Design certification, joining the UK's official police security initiative which aims to prevent crime through design innovations.
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The Key Safe Company grows with new appointments

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Worcestershire based leaders in mechanical access solutions, The Key Safe Company, has expanded its team with two new appointments as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
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ATG Access partners with Crowdguard to deploy innovative security at UK events

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ATG Access, one of the world's leading innovators of road blockers, bollards and vehicle barrier systems, has announced a new partnership with event protection business Crowdguard.
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Join the global security industry at IFSEC International 2019

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IFSEC International is the UK and Europe's leading integrated security event. Taking place on 18-20 June at ExCeL London, it brings together over 27,000 security professionals from 110+ countries looking to source new and established security technologies, learn from world-renowned speakers and network with manufacturers, distributors, government bodies and industry associations.
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Everything you need with ERA everywhere

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Looking for an online resource for home security needs? Then look no further!

Ideal for locksmiths who need fast and reliable access to ERA's range of high quality home security products, www.eraeverywhere.com means orders placed by 5pm are delivered the next day in the UK.
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Unlocking the next generation of access control

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By: Jo Milne-Rowe, Chair of IAI and National Sales Manager at Codelocks

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.
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