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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

S2 Security launches S2 Magic Monitor version 5

S2 Security has launched version 5 of S2 Magic Monitor, which brings access control and video surveillance together with forensics, digital signage and real-time data feeds into a unified interface. Read More

CSL recruits head of BT Redcare Andy Fyvie

CSL has appointed Andy Fyvie as head of European customer development. Read More

West London housing provider is first organisation certified to PAS 7 FRMS standard

A West London housing provider has become the first organisation to have its fire risk management system (FRMS) certified to the PAS 7:2013 standard. Read More

Honeywell to showcase life-safety systems from Xtralis at European and Dubai roadshows

Honeywell is showcasing life-safety systems from Xtralis – the company it acquired last year – during 12 roadshows across Europe as well as an instalment in Dubai throughout September and October. 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

Turn your employees into human security sensors: Qognify launches Qognify Extend

Qognify has launched a range of integrated mobile solutions with which organisations can enhance situational awareness by harnessing field resources and responders. 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

Upcoming FIM Expo to feature BS 5839-1:2017 revisions and future of qualifications in fire detection and alarms

Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the annual free event features two fire-safety seminars and the latest life-safety products from leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers. 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



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