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Botched software update disables unlocking function on hundreds of ‘smart’ locks

Hundreds of people recently discovered that they were unable to open their doors by their usual means when their smart locks were disabled – digitally, at least – by a botched software update. Read More

Vanderbilt releases SPC 3.8 with a more intuitive interface and added remote maintenance capabilities

Vanderbilt has released the latest update to SPC, its intrusion detection system. Read More

Radiation-blocking underwear and 18 other bizarre smart ‘things’ that could let hackers into your smart home (and one device to protect you)

Here are 19 of the most bizarre or – according to IoT sceptics – pointless devices that are creating new vectors of attack for cybercriminals. Also find in our interactive infographic one device designed to protect the smart home from attack. Read More

The pioneer behind the world’s first unpickable lock: Abloy celebrates 110th birthday

The venerable Finnish brand, which merged with ASSA in 1994, revolutionised the locking industry when it patented the disc cylinder-operated lock in 1919. Read More

Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow Hospital was used as an excuse to flout other buildings standards

An architect who helped design Scotland's largest hospital has warned that corners were cut in the construction of the 14-storey complex in the name of keeping costs down. Read More

Watch: Installer World debuts with Tool Zone, Trade Counter and Engineers of Tomorrow competition

Sponsored by RISCO, Installer World brought together manufacturers and distributors, the Tool Zone, workwear, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, recruitment consultants and a networking bar. Read More

Wireless intrusion sensors: Adoption still weak in the commercial sector

Anna Sliwon an analyst at IHS Technology, explores the benefits of wireless, barriers to adoption and long-term opportunities for vendors and installers. Read More

Wavestore launches version v6.8 of its video management software

Wavestore has launched v6.8 of its open-platform, Linux-based video management software (VMS). Read More

Vanderbilt releases SPC Connect 2.4

SPC Connect 2.4, which arrives four months after the last SPC Connect update, introduces push notifications, local user management and alarm verification. Read More

The Axis Partner Showcase to return with integrated solutions from 35 vendors

Axis Communications is inviting security installers and integrators to attend its Axis Partner Showcase event in Manchester in October. Read More