Security and Fire Installer News and Advice

Aesthetically pleasing, crash-tested street furniture: why functional will no longer do

Aesthetically pleasing, crash-tested street furniture: why functional will no longer do

This Marshalls-sponsored trend report examines the market for crash-tested street furniture, specifically procurement trends and the views of architects, security professionals and other specifiers on the importance of aesthetics. Read More

Many engineers are far more valuable than their managers – and their salaries should reflect this

Integrations consultant Michael Lines offers tips on recruiting and retaining engineers/integrators and argues that muddled thinking over managerial roles is exacerbating the skills gap. Read More

FIM Expo to focus on BS 5839-1:2017 and new European service standard 16763

The FIA has confirmed seminar topics for its latest FIM Expo, which takes place at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 5 April. Read More

How security firms can enhance call handling and caller engagement through better audio branding

Dan Lafferty, director of voice and music at PHMG, examines the psychology behind audio branding and explains how packaging firms can influence customer behaviour and boost service levels. Read More

TDSi security readers, controllers and cards/fobs… profile of an integrated access control innovator

A prime mover in the industry-wide shift to open platforms and software-driven evolution, TDSi is a widely respected provider of readers, controllers, cards, fobs and surveillance solutions. Read More

2 in 5 building management professionals are ‘unfamiliar’ with the ‘internet of things’

The survey also found that 55% of respondents say that a ‘lack of clear advice or knowledge’ is a serious barrier to the installation of connected technology in their buildings. Read More

Radiation-blocking underwear and 18 other bizarre smart ‘things’ that could let hackers into your smart home (and one device to protect you)

Here are 19 of the most bizarre or – according to IoT sceptics – pointless devices that are creating new vectors of attack for cybercriminals. Also find in our interactive infographic one device designed to protect the smart home from attack. Read More

Redvision announces SDK integration with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center VMS

Redvision’s RV30 rugged PTZ dome cameras can now integrate fully with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center video management software (VMS). Camera functions like variable speed PTZ operation; minimal joy-stick latency; wiper, IR and white light illumination by manual switch or schedule; and programming of multiple presets and tours can all now be enabled by […] Read More

Hochiki Europe launches FIREscape lite mains-powered emergency lighting system with back-up power

FIREscape lite is an energy-efficient, standalone product designed to offer flexibility during refurbishments and compliance with the latest fire standards, despite not requiring a control panel. Read More

Honeywell announces integration between Performance, equIP and HDZ series cameras and Xtralis solutions

Honeywell says the integration will cut costs for integrators and help them offer customers greater scope for realising truly connected buildings through Xtralis' signature trinity of security responses: reliable detection, visual verification and remote response. Read More

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