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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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Hanwha Techwin launches Wisenet WAVE VMS

The new Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS) from Hanwha Techwin has been developed to simplify VMS installation and operation, but with all the advantages of an advanced HD solution. Read More

Wavestore VMS upgrade simplifies camera setup and cuts joystick latency

UK developer of open-platform and secure Linux-based video management software (VMS) Wavestore has launched the latest version with simplified camera setup as well as new features. Read More

WATCH: VESDA-E VEA – What benefits does addressability bring to aspirating detection?

Martin Norris, sales leader for Advanced Detection at Honeywell, reflects on the benefit of pinpoint addressability in combination with early warning smoke detection and a wide range of annunciation options. Read More

Nedap launches mobile access control reader on MACE platform

The company has also upgraded its MACE Admin Portal to include an API in order to integrate with any access control system. Read More

WATCH: Countdown to GDPR – Risks and opportunities for video surveillance operators

Images captured by video surveillance cameras often feature personal data, so anyone involved in the operation of network cameras and the processing, storage or retrieval of surveillance images needs to be prepared for the new regulatory regime. Read More

WATCH: How IFSEC is adapting to a changing security industry

IFSEC is evolving beyond a physical security event into a high level security summit and integrated security event. Watch our video to find out more about IFSEC International, which takes place 19-21 June 2018 at ExCeL London. Read More

NSI adds cybersecurity advice to updated CCTV code of practice

Installers are also offered detailed advice on attaining optimal sustainability, functionality and effectiveness when designing and installing systems. Read More

8 trends in video surveillance for 2018

(Image: Axis Communications) When it comes to the accelerating pace of technological change – though that’s disputed – people often […] Read More

Redvision releases A and E specifications for X-SERIES and VOLANT rugged PTZ cameras

Devised for consultants, specifiers and engineers, the A and E specs encompass both IP and analogue models. Read More

A new keynote theatre and a focus on cyber and integration: IFSEC’s Gerry Dunphy on the 2018 revamp

IFSEC brand director Gerry Dunphy discusses plans for the revamped 2018 edition of Europe's largest annual security trade show, taking place 19-21 June 2018 at ExCeL London. Read More