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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.

Advice for running your security and fire installation business:


“There’s nothing on the market like it”: How installers can save time, money and lives with the LINIAN Fire Clip

An interview with Ian Arbuckle, MD of LINIAN Fire Clip, which produces a fire-resistant fixing for fire alarm cable. The FIREX 2018 exhibitor says the clip is 70% quicker to install than traditional methods. Read More

Paxton launches Net2 Entry Premium Monitor with new concierge function

Paxton, the UK market leader in electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, has launched the Net2 Entry Premium Monitor, which provides a greater personalised experience together with an elegant aesthetic design. Read More

Black model extends the ENTR® smart door lock colour palette

As well as announcing a new colour option to its smart lock range, ASSA ABLOY outlines ENTR’s myriad attractions, not least sustainability, impressive functionality and a clutch of awards. Read More

Pivot3 expands partnership with HyTrust to secure video infrastructures

Infrastructure performance specialist Pivot3 has deepened its relationship with cloud workload security vendor HyTrust to provide secure, compliant video surveillance infrastructure solutions with high levels of data protection. Read More

Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet Group ANPR cameras for small-site management

Hanwha Techwin has launched the Wisenet Group ANPR cameras for use in traffic management applications. Harnessing Hanwha’s powerful proprietary chipset, […] Read More

FIA webinar: Is there a skills crisis in the fire industry?

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) and IFSEC Global reveal details of a forthcoming webinar, which takes place at the end of May, analysing results of an FIA survey on the ongoing skills crisis in fire engineering. Register now and find out what FIA CEO Ian Moore has planned for his presentation. Read More

Surveillance software supplier Pivot3 collects three awards

Video surveillance software provider Pivot3 has received a clutch of awards for is latest software version, vSTAC 7.6. Read More

IFSEC Tool Zone 2018: Discounts, new products and customised quotes from Anglia Tool Centre

At IFSEC 2018 (19-21 June, ExCeL London), the IFSEC Tool Zone will once again be manned by Anglia Tools. Find out about discounts and the hand and power tools on show, courtesy of Ian Thacker, the company’s group manager. Read More

Genetec to showcase GDPR-ready Security Center 5.7 at IFSEC 2018

Throughout IFSEC 2018, which takes place between 19-21 June at ExCeL London, Genetec experts will be on hand to demonstrate the company’s portfolio for security operations and intelligence. Read More

SMARTair™ brings flexible access control to a new Dutch superstore

Building materials supplier Witzand specified a combination of ASSA ABLOY SMARTair devices to meet the demands of a busy mixed-use environment. Find out what they specified, why and the benefits enjoyed subsequently. Read More