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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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Genetec launches AutoVu Flexreader for hardware-free ANPR capabilities

The new AutoVu Flexreader from Genetec provides supported IP video surveillance cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) capabilities and can be added to an existing Genetec security system without the need to buy ANPR hardware. Read More

CSL CEO Ed Heale on the need to keep innovating and creating new revenue streams for installers

IFSEC Global sat down with Ed Heale, CEO of CSL, the market-leading provider of secure connectivity for M2M/IoT devices, to […] Read More

Hochiki Europe’s false-alarm-rejecting ACD-EN multi-sensor arrives in Europe

Hochiki Europe is introducing what it describes as its most sophisticated multi-sensor yet to the European market. Read More

Multiple remote sites? No problem, as CLIQ® cuts break-ins at a French public utility

Some 13 waste reception centres across western France suffered frequent break-ins and thefts. Find out how CLIQ from ASSA ABLOY helped security teams combat the problem and improve operational efficiency across remote, dispersed sites. Read More

Wisenet WAVE VMS pre-loaded on BCDVideo servers

System integrators are now able to order Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) pre-loaded on selected BCDVideo servers. Read More

Axis Communications is awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation

Network video technology supplier Axis Communications has been awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation, a UK government scheme for mitigating cyber security risks within an organisation. Read More

WATCH: Unboxing the Apollo Dimension optical smoke detector – first impressions

This video was taken from his ‘Dan’s the Engineer’ YouTube channel. Jackson writes that "it might be big, but it is impressive, and I think it has a great purpose in the right places due to the slimline features and chamberless technology." Read More

Mobotix Mx6 cameras now supported by Genetec Security Center

Video security provider Mobotix has become a platinum partner of IP security management systems supplier Genetec, covering research and development, testing, business development and sales support. Read More

Biometric credentials added to Inner Range access control solutions

Inner Range access control customers can now benefit from using biometric credentials, thanks to a new partnership with biometric technology company Zwipe. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018 now open for entries and table bookings

You can now enter yourself or your company for one or more of the categories in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. Read More