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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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“Reliable, intelligent, energy-saving”: How Hochiki Europe upgraded life-safety systems at Glenrothes Baptist Church

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Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones among judges for ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’

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Jemez Technology joins Arecont’s partner programme

Arecont Vision, which supplies IP-based megapixel camera technology, has expanded its partner programme to include Jemez Technology, a provider of video surveillance technology for critical asset protection. Read More

Inner Range’s Integriti V18 update adds licence plate credentials and application-layer high availability

Checking security credentials on mobile devices, scalable vector graphics, application layer high availability for mission-critical environments and Licence-plate recognition are among the new features included in Integriti V18. Read More

Video surveillance in real time: The cornerstone of public transport safety in the UK

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Arecont Vision meets demand for AV NVR deployment on small-to-mid sized projects

“Customers have increasingly requested that Arecont Vision provide them with a NVR platform for their small to mid-sized project requirements,” said Brad Donaldson, vice president of product development at Arecont Vision. Read More

Axis Communications launches Axis Device Manager to replace Axis Camera Management

An on-premise device management tool it can manage up to 2,000 Axis network cameras, access control and audio devices per site, or several thousand devices across multiple sites. Read More