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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
25th September 2019 Issue no. 476

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SECO-LARM introduces its new Self-Contained Siren or Siren/Strobe!

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Features include: Strobe light can be triggered separately from siren, 25W Speaker, Audio input for broadcasting messages or audio playback, 120dB Warble-tone siren, Bright xenon tube strobe light (SH-816S-SQ), 9~15 VDC operating voltage, Built-in tamper output, IP65 weatherproof for outdoor/indoor use, Mount directly to wall or to most common back boxes, Siren / strobe available with amber, blue, clear, and red lenses.
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Johnson Controls releases CEM Systems AC2000 v10.2 Security Management System with enhanced Time & Attendance

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Johnson Controls has announced the release of CEM Systems AC2000 v10.2, which offers new features such as an enhanced Time & Attendance application, improved Pass Design, advanced room booking with access control and additional features that increase the performance and scope of the access control system suite.

CEM Systems AC2000 Time Hub is an enhanced Time & Attendance workstation client and web application. It helps AC2000 customer maximize their existing security infrastructure by going beyond access control, without the need for an additional Time & Attendance system.
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Dahua signs distribution deal with IC Plus in Ireland

Dahua Technology, a world-leading, video-centric, smart IoT solution and service-provider, has announced a distribution partnership with Dublin-based electronics distributor, IC Plus.

IC Plus - which incorporates IC Realtime and Electroplus - will be distributing the full range of Dahua products, including video surveillance, access control and video intercoms.
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Codelocks broadens its portfolio with new door controllers

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Codelocks announces availability of its first keyless door controller range, Access by Codelocks.

The new A3 range features three different models, each providing proximity access control without requiring complex software purchases, external programmers or licensing costs.
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Gallinet adds adds digital employee ID card to the TelMe app

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The issues with ID cards can be numerous and often bothersome:

Costs from consumables such as pouches, clips & photographs; the logistical efforts of yearly reissue of cards and collection from Ex-employees; ID card printers that are so often faulty.
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Mul-T-Lock showcases innovative security solutions at MLA Expo

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Mul-T-Lock will be exhibiting its wide portfolio of security innovations at this year's MLA Expo; from traditional mechanical ranges to smart technology systems.

The MLA Expo, run by the Master Locksmiths Association, returns to The International Centre in Telford from 4th - 6th October 2019.
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This Week's News

Tyco open for business

* Gordon-Morrison.jpgTyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has launched a campaign to encourage more installers to sign up to its partner programs which are designed to help identify new business opportunities and ensure end-users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in an integrated electronic security solution.

"Feedback from the marketplace indicates that many small to medium size installers believe that manufacturers' partner programs are 'closed shops' and that only large system integrators are able to qualify for membership," said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands.
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ASSA ABLOY highlights misleading key copy protection claims in new white paper

* key-cylinder.jpgThe Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has released a new white paper, highlighting the misleading key copy protection claims made by many cylinder lock suppliers.

Titled 'Dispelling the Myth: Misleading Claims Around Key Copy Protection', the latest ASSA ABLOY white paper can be downloaded for free from keycopywhitepaper. The white paper provides a best practice guide to understanding intellectual property for products, covering trademarks, design registrations and patents. It then goes on to discuss the myths surrounding these, and the steps that must be taken to ensure a system has the correct protection in place so keys cannot be copied.
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Codelocks launches new mechanical lock with auto scrambling function

* KL20-KitLock.jpgThe KL20 KitLock by Codelocks offers keyless access for lockers, cabinets and cupboards. The KL20 is a robust coded lock that has auto scramble functionality for quick, convenient and secure access.

Ideal for the education sector and businesses that accommodate a high turnover of users, the KL20 can be easily mounted either horizontally or vertically to lockers, cabinets and cupboards. Keyless access eliminates keys being misplaced or stolen, and minimises time and cost spent managing access.
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Hanwha Techwin appoint UK Country Manager

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Ben, who until recently was Sales Director, UK North for Avigilon, is a seasoned sales professional who has worked within the electronic security industry for over 16 years.

Reporting to Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe, Ben will be responsible for developing and driving a sales growth strategy to ensure the company continues to succeed within the highly competitive UK video surveillance market.
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FULLEX at MLA Expo 2019

* FULLEX-MLA-Expo.jpgFullex will be unveiling a Direct Fix Double Door Lock at MLA Expo 2019, 4-6th October at The International Centre, Telford. Stand H2.52 will also feature the Kinetica 3 Star euro cylinder, Fullex Centre Case Gearboxes and uPVC Universal Repair Lock.

Alongside new and popular products, the leading brand for multipoint locking systems for doors will be introducing an exciting modern development.
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Mitie Security acquires Global Aware International Group

Mitie-security.jpgMitie Security has acquired Global Aware International Group (GAIG), a leading provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie's premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security solutions and bolsters its credentials in providing truly connected security services.

GAIG's market-leading solutions are designed to support the management of building security across client estates and are now the products of choice in some of the world's most iconic high-rise commercial buildings. Mitie Security already has a long-standing partnership with GAIG, which currently provides bespoke technology solutions to a number of Mitie's major retail security clients.
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Codelocks' Autumn installer training courses now available to book

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Codelocks, a leading manufacturer of access control products, has announced its new training programme for locksmiths and installers. The courses on 25 September, 23 October and 20 November 2019 are available to book now online.
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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions events 'Unlock Compliance' for Fire Door Safety Week 2019

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Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, yet the strict specification, maintenance and management of these doorsets is still not fully understood. This is something that ASSA ABLOY is passionate about changing.
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Dahua launches autumn Technology Showcase events

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Security professionals are set to gain valuable technological knowledge this autumn by attending a free, one-day Technology Showcase event presented by Dahua Technology UK & Ireland.
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ICO statement on the High Court judgement on the use of live facial recognition technology by South Wales Police

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An ICO spokesperson has said: "We will be reviewing the judgment carefully. We welcome the court's finding that the police use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) systems involves the processing of sensitive personal data of members of the public, requiring compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
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SIA meets Magenta to discuss future of security industry

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Magenta Security MD Abbey Petkar met with SIA Chief Executive Ian Todd and Tony Holyland (SIA Head of Quality & Standards) at Magenta HQ last month to discuss concerns about the lack of business licences in the security industry.

They also considered other topics focused on making the security industry more professional and more robust in the face of unscrupulous players in the market.
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Locksmiths qualification claim: The MLA comments

Some of our readers may have become aware in recent weeks of claims made in social media that new locksmiths qualifications are about to be launched in the UK, without which, they may not trade.

With arguments being made both for and against, LASN sought the advice of industry body the MLA. This is what they had to say:
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Reliance High-Tech to scale 'Mt Everest' in stairs at new Bracknell HQ to fundraise for SSAFA

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Reliance High-Tech, the leading independent security systems integrator plans to scale the heights of Mount Everest in stairs at its new headquarters, to fundraise for the SSAFA.

The Everest Challenge will involve the Reliance High-Tech team climbing 29,035 ft (605 ascents of the stairs) throughout September. All office visitors are invited to join in the challenge by foregoing the building's lift, or making a donation through the challenge's dedicated JustGiving page.
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