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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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June 18-20, ExCeL London

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WATCH: Anixter security solutions showcased at IFSEC 2019

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Why fire and security installers are choosing Fireco

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IDIS partner awards 2019 go to SECOM, Johnson Controls and ISD Tech

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Paxton to showcase next-generation Paxton10 at pre-launch autumn roadshows

Paxton has announced a series of interactive roadshows where it will preview its newly updated Paxton10 access control and video management system. Read More



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