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The State of Surveillance Storage – The Seagate Surveillance Storage Survey Report 2018

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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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MOBOTIX unveils MOBOTIX MOVE network cameras at IFSEC 2018

MOBOTIX MOVE cameras are the first ONVIF G-compliant series and can deliver three H.264 streams at the same time. Comprising four models, the series also features motorized varifocal lenses, integrated IR illumination and Wide Dynamic Range. Read More

BT Redcare unveils next generation of alarm signalling products at IFSEC 2018

The alarm signalling provider says the new systems are faster to install than previous models and feature end-to-end encryption to keep connections secure. Read More

Hikvision and Eagle Eye Networks announce “future-proof marriage” as they collaboratively boost cyber-resilience

CCTV giant Hikvision UK & Ireland and cloud-based video surveillance brand Eagle Eye Networks have announced a technology partnership to strengthen network cyber-resilience. Read More

The State of Surveillance Storage – The Seagate Surveillance Storage Survey Report 2018

Seagate asked installers, end users and other security professionals 25 questions on maintenance, the cloud, performance, security, storage suppliers, compliance and more. Featuring both analysis and charts, this report also looks at the future of surveillance storage. Read More

Aico Ltd Q&A: Award-winning training, rigorous quality control and innovations to see at FIREX 2018

IFSEC Global spoke to Michael Wright, product manager, Aico, to find out about the company's plans for IFSEC 2018. Read More

ASSA ABLOY to showcase latest innovations for commercial businesses at IFSEC 2018

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has unveiled the latest integrated security and access control technologies it will be showcasing for commercial businesses at IFSEC 2018. Read More

Revealed: The IFSEC Global security & fire influencers 2018

After extensive consultation with a panel of judges from across the industry, we are delighted to reveal our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2018. Read More

“More fire and security apprentices than the whole of England”: New College Lanarkshire’s David Scott on solving the skills crisis

IFSEC Global spoke to David Scott, Curriculum & Quality Leader of Built Environment and Security Systems at New College Lanarkshire, […] Read More

Unveiled at FIREX 2018: Pioneering fire prevention in electrical appliances and automatic fire detection and suppression system

The risks to housing tenants posed by faulty electrical appliances has come into sharp focus over the past 12 months. Faulty washing […] Read More

Exclusive download: The Wireless Access Control Report 2018

This ASSA ABLOY-sponsored report, based on a poll of hundreds of professionals involved in the procurement, operation, deployment or maintenance of access control systems, gauges perception of, and demand for, wireless technologies in a market where hardwired systems still have an edge in the installed base. Read More