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Security installers and fire installers have long been the backbone of the fire and security industries.

The link between manufacturers of fire and security systems and the professionals monitoring CCTV feeds in the control room, installers perform a vital role. They do more than just install CCTV, intruder alarms, access control systems, fire alarms and other systems; they also help customers design a system fit for purpose for their needs – in terms of number and type of cameras, their position, the choice of NVR, VMS and back-up storage, and so on.

Also known as engineers, they increasingly position themselves as ‘integrators’ of increasingly interoperable, disparate systems.

Technological change is transforming physical-security technologies and with it the installer’s role. Continual education is therefore paramount if they are to adapt their business models to thrive in a fast-evolving landscape. Cybersecurity, for instance, is a major priority as installers upskill, and many are moving beyond merely selling boxes of equipment to a service-based model amid the rise of the cloud and remote maintenance.

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Managing fire risk in commercial kitchens: Places still available for seminar

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is running a seminar next month about Managing Fire Risk in Commercial Kitchens. Read More

Installers wanted: IFSEC advisory board is looking for new members

Benefits include VIP tickets for IFSEC 2018, the chance to benchmark and grow your network of peers, and the chance to raise your profile on IFSEC Global. Read More

IDIS Critical Failover aims to boost fault tolerance with multi-layered protection

IDIS Critical Failover combines existing, improved and brand-new failover features for multi-layered protection that IDIS says can prevent downtime in a range of scenarios. Read More

New Paxton Technology Centre is a “real statement of intent”, says CEO

Paxton has opened a state-of-the art facility that houses a training suite and its R&D departments. The developer of IP access control, door entry and building intelligence systems can also use the Paxton Technology Centre to showcase its latest technologies. Read More

Videx launches vandal-resistant GSM system with integrated proximity access control

Leveraging mobile tech to operate doors, automatic gates, car parks and remote site applications, the system is particularly helpful at unmanned sites and for conducting communications outside of regular business hours. Read More

Honeywell launches rugged IP equIP cameras and updates MAXPRO NVR and VMS and Pro-Watch security management suite

Multi-imager and low-light dome and bullet models have been introduced to the equIP camera series, which supports new versions of the MAXPRO network video recorder (NVR) and video management system (VMS). Read More

ENTR® smart door lock puts Spain’s holiday rental hosts on the fast-track to 5-star status

The holiday rentals business involves lots of manual work for owners, landlords and letting agents. What if you could manage it all remotely and keylessly? With Hoomvip’s new ENTR-enabled smart service, you can. Read More

Hanwha Techwin Wisenet SSM is integrated with TDSi EXgarde PRO

A transaction server module has been added to the Wisenet SSM VMS to connect access control activity with related video captured by Wisenet cameras. Read More

Wavestore unveils WR-Series NVRs with optional support services from Dell

VMS developer Wavestore has launched three network video recorders (NVRs) with optional next business day or four-hour on-site response services […] Read More

ASSA ABLOY UK calls for mandatory fire door inspections

ASSA ABLOY, the world’s largest lock manufacturer by sales volume, is showcasing its fire door safety products at an event taking place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 November. Read More