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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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“The RMR model has momentum”: Vanderbilt on recurring revenues and the ComNet dividend

Ross Wilks of Vanderbilt and ComNet EMEA discusses the latest version of access control solution ACT Enterprise, intrusion system SPC Connect and the benefits of recurring revenue models for installers. Read More

TexecomPro slashes paper waste by 37 metric tonnes annually, says Texecom

Launched in 2018, the free app provides Texecom-registered installers with digital access to product information, manuals, guides and technical bulletins as well as an installer forum. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2019 to feature interactive mock criminal trial

Taking place 23-39 September Fire Door Safety Week 2019 will also focus on specialised housing such as care homes, children’s homes and sheltered housing plus houses of multiple occupation. Read More

3 decisions that will help you win bigger maintenance contracts

Creating powerful reports, becoming a digital-first company and 'mobilising' the contract, plus a section on accounting for environmental concerns, from Cristina Maria of Commusoft. Read More

Tyco seeks to “dispel myth” around manufacturer partner programmes

Tyco’s partner programmes are designed to help installers identify business opportunities and deliver maximum return on their customers’ investment in integrated systems. Read More

BSIA appoints IFSEC Global ‘influencer’ as managing director at Skills for Security

The BSIA has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Read More

Tickets now available for Paxton10 Roadshow

Tickets for the Paxton10 Roadshow are now available, providing an exciting opportunity to hear about the next generation of Paxton10, […] Read More

Does convergence spell the end for security integrators?

As convergence gathers pace with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), security systems increasingly share IT infrastructure and […] Read More

FSA Awards wins backing of four influential industry bodies

The Fire & Security Association (FSA) Awards have four new partners: BAFE, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). Read More

PSI Magazine reveals finalists for PSI Premier Awards

The technology magazine hosts an awards evening annually, rewarding security and fire manufacturers on impressive products or services they have generated in the past year. Read More



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