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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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Viewpoint: Plentiful e-learning opportunities in the security and fire sector

With social distancing measures set to continue in a variety of countries for the forseeable, is now the perfect time to embrace e-learning? Read More

Update on self-employed support during coronavirus pandemic

IFSEC Global reports on the concerns of the self-employed and highlights the recent support package announced by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on 26th March. Read More

COVID-19 Response: A message from the SSAIB

The SSAIB's Chief Executive, Alex Carmichael, issues a statement of support to all SSAIB members. Read More

What are installers doing in response to the coronavirus?

We ask the UK's security and fire installers what they're doing to protect themselves, their families and their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

New CSL connected variant for Eaton

CSL has announced that it has added another variant for Eaton to its CSL Connected range. The CSL Connected range has been extended to include a GSM variant for Eaton. Read More

Why should physical security professionals learn cyber security skills?

In the first of a series of columns set to be hosted exclusively on IFSEC Global, Sarb Sembhi outlines why physical security professionals should be investing in their cyber security skillset. Read More

Tavcom opens new northern training centre

Located in Shipley, West Yorkshire, Tavcom Training has opened up a new training centre for professionals in partnership with CrossConnect Training. Read More

Training providers updated on FESS Apprenticeship scheme

A recent conference held by the FESS Employer Group enabled fire and security training providers to learn more about the apprenticeship scheme and EPA. Read More

Barbour download: How to deal with stress in the workplace

The issue of mental health is a growing subject of discussion in recent years, and the security profession is by no means exempt from this. Read More

Dates announced for Engineers of Tomorrow 2020 regional heats

The dates for the regional heats have been announced for the Engineers of Tomorrow 2020 competition, designed to showcase the next generation of talent in the security and fire installation sector. Read More