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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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Q&A with Security Installer of the Year award winner, Total Security Protection

IFSEC Global speaks to Total Security Protection (TSP) about its recent projects and the potential trends going forwards in the industry. Read More

Skills for Security hosts first security systems competition at WorldSkillsUK

Six of the best apprentices from across the UK competed at WorldSkillsUK, hosted by Skills for Security in the first ever Electronic Security Systems Competition. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2019: Winners revealed

This year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards took place on Wednesday 20th November, with awards focused on a wide variety of achievements across the industry. Find out all of the night’s winners here! Read More

SiX 2019: Will there be fireworks on 5 November?

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (5-6 November) PSI magazine is hosting a security industry panel discussion following the lively style of TV debate show, Question Time. Read More

WATCH: The future of security tech in a networked world

Senior leaders in the electronic security sector on how innovation will transform business models for installers and integrators, accelerate convergence and provide security teams with powerful new capabilities. Read More

Analytics and end-to-end solutions to the fore at IDIS Global Partners Summit 2019

The latest advances in video analytics – notably improved speed, accuracy and classification – have been showcased at the IDIS Global Partners Summit 2019. Read More

Manything Pro rebrands to Videoloft

Manything, the provider of offsite cloud storage for video surveillance applications, has rebranded as Videoloft. Read More

ASFP London seminar to feature Peter Caplehorn and MHCLG guest speaker

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released the programme for its forthcoming CPD seminar, taking place in central London on 23 October 2019. Read More

SiX 2019 installer event: seminar topics revealed

The topics for the free PSI seminar stream at the upcoming SiX event have been announced and for anyone looking […] Read More

“Simple yet powerful”: Paxton installers on Paxton10 and the ongoing roadshow

Paxton’s next generation access control and video management solution has been unveiled to a roomful of security professionals during a […] Read More