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“Plan, what plan? I just like to see what happens…” Why a business plan can help your fire and security business grow

Why a business plan should be a fundamental aspect of all fire & security businesses, outlining seven key aspects to focus on. Read More

Career changers: How to seamlessly welcome them into your team

Dakota Murphey explores why security and fire businesses should be ready to accept engineers from other industries and how they can do so. Read More

SME owners urged to be more aware of their mental health and seek help when necessary, following World Mental Health Day

The turbulence caused by the pandemic has altered the business landscape significantly according to The Accountancy Partnership. Read More

Tech and collaboration finally giving Chief Security Officers a ‘seat at the table’

Daniel Eborall offers a perspective on why security professionals are finally recognised as a key component of the organisational structure. Read More

How businesses can ensure they comply with CCTV regulations

A guide for businesses to ensure if they use CCTV they do so legally and that any footage recorded is securely kept. Read More

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



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