business advice


Communicating risk and encouraging stakeholder buy-in to security planning

Advice on how security professionals can communicate risk scenarios and encourage buy-in to other stakeholders in the business. Read More

Looking for a new job in security? How to nail video interviews

We provide some advice to those looking for a new job or career in security from a recruiter’s perspective. Read More

Top 5 key branding tips for security professionals

Suzanna Alsayed, IFSEC Global Influencer in Security 2020, offers five tips for security professionals to evolve their personal brand and reach their goals. Read More

How COVID-19 may be affecting fire safety procedures for SMEs

Dakota Murphey explores some of the ways that COVID-19 has affected fire safety procedures at smaller businesses, and what they need to consider upon reassessment. Read More

The hidden costs of losing security talent

Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer at Dark Reading, explains how one person's exit can set off a chain of costly events. Read More

A beginner’s guide to security franchises

James Fell from What Franchise explains how security franchises work and the key benefits installers should consider over ‘going it alone’. Read More

Business premises security basics for 2020

Here, Dakota Murphey talks business owners through some of the basic security necessities to consider for 2020 and beyond. Read More

What are installers doing in response to the coronavirus?

We ask the UK's security and fire installers what they're doing to protect themselves, their families and their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Security vs. Scalability: Why not both?

Jeff Bransfield, RS2 Technologies, explains why businesses should no longer have to choose between security vs scalability in the field of access control. Read More

3 decisions that will help you win bigger maintenance contracts

Creating powerful reports, becoming a digital-first company and 'mobilising' the contract, plus a section on accounting for environmental concerns, from Cristina Maria of Commusoft. Read More

Does convergence spell the end for security integrators?

As convergence gathers pace with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), security systems increasingly share IT infrastructure and […] Read More

Upgrading your planned preventative maintenance strategy in 5 steps

A planned preventative maintenance (PPM) strategy doesn’t happen overnight. Most likely you’ve been thinking of breaking into the business or […] Read More

How security tech vendors grow and diversify through acquisition

There are ways to grow a business other than investing in existing assets and finding new customers. The physical security […] Read More

The value of cyber risk assessments and how to reinforce your soft underbelly: your employees

Patrick McCallum, a trainee solicitor with Wright Hassall LLP, offers advice on addressing dangers posed by use of social media and personal devices on corporate networks and monitoring internal communications without breaching privacy legislation. Read More

How to follow up sales leads following IFSEC and FIREX International

Less than 70% of exhibitors have any kind of formalised plan or process in place for following up leads following a trade show. That’s a pretty alarming oversight given the time and resource committed to such endeavours – and the enormous rewards if they’re exploited to the fullest. Read More

How content marketing is boosting web traffic and engagement in the security industry

With 88% of B2B marketers having a content marketing strategy, how is the security industry responding? And which manufacturers are getting the best results? Read More



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The Video Surveillance Report 2020

Vulnerable workers: A Barbour guide

EBOOK: A Brief History of Access Control Credentials

Whitepaper: Normal service resumed? How video technology supports our new reality

Barbour: Security and COVID-19 director’s briefing

The State of Physical Access Control in EMEA Businesses – 2020 Report

Fire Protection Strategy: A Barbour Director’s Briefing

A Barbour guide to business continuity