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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.

Advice for running your security and fire installation business:

The near future of intrusion detection: 4 trends to keep an eye on

The intrusion detection systems market is growing rapidly, driven by innovation in video surveillance, cloud-based remote access and wireless technology. John O’Donnell, product manager for SaaS intrusion detection at Vanderbilt, examines four trends and the benefits they're bringing. Read More

Cloud security brand 3xLOGIC launches in European market

“3xLOGIC has an enviable track record in redefining what’s possible with security technology and its success in the highly competitive US market is testament to its ability to stay one step ahead,” said Gary Rowden, vice president of commercial sales at SPS. Read More

Eagle Eye Networks expands Cloud Video API Developer Programme

Cloud video pioneer Eagle Eye Networks has expanded the developer programme it runs to help integrators and customers integrate video into a variety of applications using its cloud video API. Read More

“Texecom Cloud adds value and saves installers money”

Texecom has launched products it believes will enhance the customer experience and transform the installation business model. We spoke to Texecom marketing director Clym Brown to find out more about Texecom Cloud and TexecomPro. Read More

National Bird of Prey Centre strengthens more than just security with donated video surveillance system

A video surveillance system donated to a bird-of-prey sanctuary is a boon to its breeding programme as well as its […] Read More

The cost-effective, hassle-free way to protect private rooms from public access

It's impossible to keep watch over every private door in a public-facing space: the storeroom in a shop or pharmacy, or the toilet for staff use only. That's when you need Code Handle. Read More

IFSEC 2019: By the industry, for the industry

IFSEC and FIREX event director Gerry Dunphy sets out the case for visiting IFSEC International 2019 in June - reasons including unrivalled backing from associations and government agencies, The Attack Testing Zone, a Keynote Arena with presentations from major thought leaders, cutting-edge security technologies on show and much more. Read More

See the latest fire protection products and get expert advice at FIM Expo

It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo returns to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 3 April. It's an excellent opportunity to get hands-on product demonstrations, have in-depth technical discussions and compare products between manufacturers – all in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Read More

Judges announced for IFSEC Global security and fire influencers 2019 – starring Lord Toby Harris and NBA CSO Jerome Pickett

IFSEC Global has announced perhaps its most impressive judging panel yet for the 2019 edition of its Security and Fire Influencers, with nominations now open. Read More

Inner Range urges Concept customers to migrate to Integriti as flagship brand nears end of life

Concept systems, which use Insight software, and replacement parts will no longer be available from the end of April 2019. Inner Range says migrating to Integriti will future-proof systems and provide myriad operational benefits for the fraction of the cost of an entire system replacement. Read More