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Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds

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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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Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds

Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds Aimed at installers who install intruder systems in medium […] Read More

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PAC is a tower of strength at Sutton Point

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Latest NSI CCTV Code of Practice comes into effect

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ASFP introduces online course in the essentials of passive fire protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an online course introducing passive fire protection to tradespeople with limited knowledge of its role in a building's overall fire strategy. Read More



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