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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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BAFE kitchen fire suppression scheme off and running with first certified providers

Buckingham-based Abbot Fire Group was presented with a certificate at the recent NSI Summit 2019 in Birmingham, as was Bury-based Nobel Fire Systems. Read More

5 benefits of partnering with end-to-end surveillance manufacturers

A single vendor offers compelling advantages in terms of compatibility, incident resolution, sales planning, maintenance contracts and cybersecurity, writes Jamie Barnfield, sales director at IDIS Europe. Read More

Kentec offers Syncro customers “low cost, stress and risk” path to Taktis upgrade

Implemented on a panel-by-panel basis, the upgrades will keep capital expenditure low and minimise system downtime, according to the Dartford-based life safety systems manufacturer. Read More

Texecom Academy launched with Tavcom Training backing

Texecom has enlisted the help of Tavcom Training to provide online courses that help installers to understand Texecom systems and how to run their business. Read More

Internet of things is more opportunity than threat, security installers told

Firms that install intrusion and video surveillance systems have been urged to “own” the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market […] Read More

FIREX International announces 2019 seminar programme

FIREX International returns to ExCeL London on 18-20 June 2019 with a packed agenda of timely, informative and entertaining seminars, presentations, case studies and educational sessions. Read More

WATCH: 5 reasons to attend IFSEC International 2019

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading integrated security event, attended by security professionals from across the world and supply chain. Read More

Verdict on NSI Summit 2019 is “overwhelmingly positive”

The 2019 edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) annual summit welcomed “more delegates than ever”, the NSI’s chief executive has said. Read More

Why the demise of analogue surveillance cameras was greatly exaggerated

Uri Guterman of Hanwha Techwin Europe considers why analogue-based CCTV systems are still in favour more than a decade after many predicted that IP networks would soon become the automatic choice for consultants, system designers, installers and system integrators. Read More

WATCH: Fire safety in housing – highlights from Westminster

Organised by Frankham RMS in partnership with Engie and Gerda, ‘Fire Safety in Housing – preparing for a changing landscape’ examined the findings of the Hackitt Report and potential outcomes for housing providers, tenants and those who service and supply the housing sector. Read More

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