How to Install a CCTV Camera: Optimising Your Settings [Video]

CCTV consultant Simon Lambert shares his tips on how to get the best picture possible from your network cameras. Read More

How Can Small Security Firms Compete with Big Business?

Smaller firms might have smaller resources but they can bridge the gap in a number of ways and can outdo large firms in terms of being agile and customer service. Read More

The AXIS T8415 Wireless Installation Tool: Easy and Intuitive to Use

The AXIS T8415 Wireless Installation Tool includes a free Android and iOS-compatible app that delivers a live video feed to smartphones via Wi-Fi. Find out how to be more productive during installations as well as how to register for the Axis tools seminar at IFSEC. Read More

Recruiting Security Engineers: the Role of Specialist Agencies in a Candidate-Driven Marketplace

Unlike so many other trades in the modern economy, security engineers have the bargaining power over prospective employees with their skills so scarce. Read More

Engineers of Tomorrow: Profile of 2015 Joint-Winners Tel Cam Security Systems

With IFSEC International’s head-to-head installer competition just a few weeks away, we spoke to one of last year’s winners about taking part in the event and his career in security. Read More

Nest Labs’ Abandonment of Revolv Smart Hub “Highlights Need for Open Standards”

Owners of the $300 Revolv Smart Hub have been left “with a useless device”, says Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation, who says Nest’s announcement also damages the credibility of cloud-based IoT services. Read More

How IT-Literate Are Security Installers in the Age of IP?

Manufacturers should do more to support integrators and installers, few of whom can afford dedicated in-house IT support. Read More

How Security and Fire Installers Can Win Business in the Retail Sector

Simon Stokes, MD and founder of Assured Fire & Security, offers advice on how to win business in a sector that generated sales of £339bn in 2015. Read More

National Apprenticeship Week 2016: Kings Security Apprentices on their Careers and Winning ‘Engineers of Tomorrow’

With National Apprenticeship Week upon us we spoke to two former winners of a competition that promotes young talent in the security industry. Read More

Eaton’s Latest Fire-Alarm System Slashes Cabling Needs in Small Premises by 50%

Eaton has pioneered a two-wire fire-alarm system that purports to simplify installation in small premises. Read More

Sales Tips for Security & Fire Installers

Mike Lynksey worked for the NSI and SSAIB for over 20 years, in which time he's seen countless terrible sales people in the industry. Are you one of them? Read More

CCTV Camera Settings: Here’s how to get the best picture possible

"Do you want your CCTV images to be ‘ho-hum’ or ‘wow’"? CCTV consultant Simon Lambert suggests installers and operators content with the former need not read any further. Read More

The Royal Albert Hall Security Installation: How We Won the Tender and the Challenges Ahead

Gerard Cooper, MD and co-founder of Gloucester-based Allcooper, reflects on the unique challenges posed by installing and integrating security systems in a historic building that is closed – for maintenance – only two days a year. Read More

Registration for Engineers of Tomorrow Competition is Now Open

Raise your brand profile and motivate your apprentices by entering your young engineers into the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which takes place at IFSEC 2016. Read More

Debate: Buying the Right Products – Not Just the Cheapest. How Can the Security Industry Help Decision-Makers?

From manufacturers to installers and end users themselves, we asked professionals from across the supply chain how the industry can better support security professionals in buying technology that is fit for purpose. Read More

Security Installer or Engineer? How the installer’s role is changing

Does your changing skill set make ‘engineer’ a better self-description? And what does it mean for training needs? We asked several installers (or engineers?) for their views. Read More

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