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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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Modern access control integrated into Edwardian décor at Kenilworth Court

Find out how Amthal Fire and Security blended modern access control solutions to the Edwardian decor at Kenilworth Court. Read More

Four things we learned from IFSEC & FIREX Training Week

IFSEC and FIREX take you through four key findings from our recent Training Week, held in collaboration with Skills for Security. Read More

TECH TALKS: Fire loop fault finding with the Apollo Test Set

Apollo Fire Detectors explores the causes of the most common faults that you could expect to see on site, and explains how its Apollo Test Set can assist you to find and resolve faults. Read More

Tavcom Training adds ‘CCTV IP Networking’ course to accredited portfolio

Tavcom Training has announced that its distance learning course CCTV over IP Networking has been awarded a BTEC Level 3 accreditation by Pearson. Read More

Paxton launches ‘COVID-secure’ guide to support installers

To support installers on guiding their customers to ensure buildings are COVID-secure, Paxton is set to introduce a number of initiatives, including free bespoke learning, new products and a new guide to the process. Read More

Rethinking best practice? The impact of COVID-19 on installers, engineers and contractors

Hunter Seymour explores how COVID-19 has affected the installer and contracting sector. And what are installers' thoughts on social distancing guidelines while 'on the job'? Read More

IFSEC and FIREX International partner with Skills for Security to launch exclusive digital career development programme

IFSEC and FIREX have partnered with Skills for Security to deliver an exclusive programme of digital training and career development: Training Week. Read More

NSI audit and assessments to resume from 1st June

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1st June 2020. Read More

Troubleshooting wireless installations

Steven Bishop, Engineer and part of the IFSEC Installer Council, offers some advice on issues that may impact upon a reliable wireless communication. Read More

SSAIB remote auditing continues to support installation firms

Alex Carmichael, is keen to reiterate that SSAIB is fully operational and continues to provide certification for over firms during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Read More