Electronics, Access Control & CCTV

We’ve got our beady eyes on you…

A recent investigation by leading property security company, Clearway, has revealed alarming levels of non-compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force precisely one year ago on 25 May 2018, especially where the use of CCTV is concerned. The reasons for this worrying discovery were multiple, but appeared mainly to…

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Videx Expands GSM Offering

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Videx, the experts in door entry and access control, has expanded its GSM range, introducing a new device compatible with its flagship VX2200 system, both 2 wire audio and 6 wire video versions, that enables audio calls to be made from any of the VX2200 entrances to a mobile phone or land line. Strengthening Videx’s…

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SALTO introduce new SVN-Flex technology

SALTO is introducing SVN-Flex, a new technology that enables SALTO standalone electronic locks and cylinders to update user credentials directly at the door. This SALTO access control technology makes keyless, wire-free smart buildings a reality. It provides access management with increased security, more convenience and at lower cost. It makes hard-wired update points obsolete. “SVN…

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SD Cards – Video surveillance unsung heroes

Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, sings the praises of SD cards and provides some useful guidelines on what to look out for when buying them. They are small and tucked away, but we should never take them for granted. SD cards can make a significant contribution towards end-users achieving…

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Spire Hospital Improves Staff and Patients’ Safety with Mul-T-Lock SMARTair

Mul-t-Lock has supplied a private hospital in Cheshire with its innovative SMARTair access control solution, helping to manage access in critical areas and therefore improving security on site Spire Cheshire Hospital is a private hospital that offers high quality medical and surgical care to patients throughout Warrington and the surrounding Cheshire area. The private hospital…

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The True Cost Of Losing Keys Highlighted By Prison Blunder

Abloy UK is highlighting the need for key security, following recent revelations that HMP Northumberland Prison incurred costs of up to £1million to change the facility’s locks after a guard was reportedly taken hostage and had his keys stolen. The Security systems had to be reviewed and locks changed, at an estimated cost of more than £500,000. In addition to this, moving…

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Nightlatches And Deadlocks – The Test of Time

Mick friend is joined by a couple of contributors to look backwards and forwards at the past, present and future of trying to defeat the burglar – and making a living as a locksmith. When I were a lad, writes Mick Friend, it was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours with the…

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CCTV Catches Another Crash Crook

A man has been sentenced for a false insurance claim after CCTV proved he wasn’t in his car when it was hit in a carpark. The James Young has pleaded guilty at Mold Magistrates Court and been sentenced to six months suspended for two years for a false insurance claim and ordered to pay £200…

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