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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th April 2024 Issue no. 700

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Abloy’s Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions achieve PAS 24 Certification

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Abloy's Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions have successfully achieved PAS 24 certification, demonstrating their ability to protect against attack when combined with other specific products to create a complete doorset.

PACOM at The Security Event 2024

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Birmingham NEC 30 April - 2 May 

PACOM, a leading provider of access control and integrated security management solutions, will preview VIGIL CORE, its next generation cutting edge cloud-based platform at The Security Event 2024. 

EZVIZ introduces its first solar powered dual lens video doorbell for unparalleled vision with built-in 32GB eMMC storage capacity

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EZVIZ announces the UK launch of its first dual lens video doorbell, the EP3X Pro. It offers unparalleled vision, complex detection features, and an easy solar charging option so no visitor, delivery or detail is ever missed. Combining a 2K main camera and a 1080p bottom camera, the EP3x Pro detects both moving people and delivered packages to help users watch over the front door in a smart way.

Signicat acquires Iceland’s leading digital identity and fraud player SmartWorks

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Signicat, Europe's leading provider of digital identity solutions, has announced the acquisition of SmartWorks, Iceland's largest provider of digital identity and fraud prevention in electronic signing. With a Europe-wide presence and global coverage, this strategic operation aims to strengthen Signicat's presence and expand its reach in Iceland.

Olympic Games presents ideal target for cyber criminals

French Foreign Affairs minister Stephane Sejourne warns one of the main concerns ahead of the Olympic Games held this summer in Paris is a potential cyberattack on the country's electricity grid.

France’s National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) observed a significant rise in cyber espionage campaigns targeting strategic organizations in 2023. This continues to be France’s top threat ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Hanwha Vision adds dual-light capabilities to Q series AI cameras

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Hanwha Vision is now offering dual-light capabilities, with White LED lights and infrared in its intelligent Q Series AI cameras, to deliver enhanced and cost-effective low-light performance - ideal for keeping a wide range of outside areas safe.   

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Securaki - the ultimate retrofit smart lock solution

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South Wales-based smart home security start-up, Securaco Ltd, has launched its latest innovation – the Securaki retrofit Smart Lock. Designed to revolutionize traditional lock systems, Securaki offers seamless keyless entry with just a press of a button, making it effortless to upgrade thumb turn locks or keys from inside the door. 

COOL SPIRiT luxury holiday apartments implement innovative DOM Tapkey smart security solution

* COOL-SPIRIT-apartments.jpgGiven the vibrant nature of holiday rentals and the need for hassle-free security, the colourful COOL SPIRIT beach huts in Scarborough demanded a user-friendly solution without complex wiring, ensuring the safety of visitor belongings. The dynamic turnover of guests required a flexible access management system, ideally accessible remotely from a central platform. Already a pre-existing user of Tapkey, the customer was aware of how the software could be used to streamline access management seamlessly.

Nestled just off Scarborough's picturesque promenade in the magnificent North Bay, COOL SPIRiT luxury holiday apartments boast a beach recognised with the prestigious European Blue Flag status for consecutive years, a testament to its exceptional quality among UK beaches.

Marcia - a revolutionary video surveillance storage solution

* Marcia.jpgCozaint, an innovator in video surveillance storage solutions has launched Marcia, a groundbreaking software platform that dramatically reduces storage costs while making video playback and review effortless. Cozaint Marcia represents a significant leap forward in the video surveillance storage market. Traditional solutions often require expensive, disk-only storage infrastructure, leading to high costs and complex management. Marcia disrupts this model by leveraging a managed tiered storage infrastructure.  

This innovative approach intelligently stores video data across various storage tiers, optimizing cost-efficiency without compromising accessibility. Marcia abstracts the backend storage hardware from the front-end VMS solution, allowing for seamless, fully integrated, a

Aura Ai-XS: Setting a new standard in short perimeter intrusion detection

* Aerial-view-perimeter.jpgFuture Fibre Technologies (FFT), an industry-leading provider of cutting-edge perimeter security solutions, has launched its latest innovation in intrusion detection technology at ISC West 2024: Aura Ai-XS.

This ground-breaking solution is specifically designed to safeguard perimeters spanning up to 10 kilometres (6 miles) with unparalleled precision and reliability. Designed with small facilities in mind, Aura Ai-XS represents the very best of short perimeter intrusion detection systems.

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Lockdecoders now sell Miracle machines direct

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Lockdecoders has announced that all Miracle Machines will be sold direct from the company with no distributors involved. This will give better service, and provides direct contact with the manufacturer's importer and sole supplier since inception. "This way", the company says,  "we get your feedback much quicker and can work with customers on new updates. We have always carried the warranty and 2nd level tech support. We will now be also doing the level 1 tech support."

GAI appoints Codelocks expert as Vice Chair of its North Central Community Hub

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For over 30 years, Codelocks has been at the forefront of access control solutions, with a broad portfolio of products for doors and cabinets. One of the main reasons for the company’s success has been its focus on investing in its people, who in turn share their knowledge and expertise with their peers in the industry. 

Lockexpo confirmed for 2025 dates tba

Lockexpo 2024 has passed and the dust has settled. After conducting our own debrief on the event, the team at Lockexpo have come away happy with the outcome. As you may know this year's Lockexpo was a rush to get organised following the sudden passing of our director and founder Mike Friend.

Mitie secures new contract with HMRC

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Mitie has secured a new five-year contract, with the option to extend up to a total of ten years, with His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to provide security services across its nationwide estate.

Sharp increase in hospital fires highlights the importance of compliant fire door specification and inspections

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New figures from NHS Digital show there were a shocking 1,372 fires recorded by NHS trusts in 2022/23. This was a significant increase of over 18% from the previous year, and the equivalent of almost four fires a day across the NHS.

In response to this news, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is emphasising the utmost importance of correct fire door specification, installation, and ongoing maintenance with inspections. 

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