Police ‘self-service’ evidence plan raises concerns

Response to the news that West Midlands Police has announced ‘Self-Service’ plans to enable members of the public

ARC celebrates its 20th anniversary

Securi-Guard Monitoring’s NSI Gold standard Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this

Fire system boosts student protection

Eaton has delivered a fire alarm system to protect students at a university accommodation development in Liverpool.

AMG Systems appoints IVO Stastny

AMG has welcomed Ivo Stastny to its team as Sales and Technical Support Engineer. Ivo joins AMG Systems from Czech

Open Day demonstrates fully functional PSIM

Following the international launch of its next generation of products at Intersec in Dubai, Titan recently held an

Eneo extends its Gigabit switch portfolio

Eneo has added four new, high-PoE budget, switches to its Gigabit switch portfolio. Two new desk-top switch models

Euralarm discusses new industry service standard

It is estimated that around 98% of all industry standards are written about technology not services so it was no

Delta Security protects vape shop chain

Delta Security has installed a remotely-monitored intruder alarm and access control solution to protect customers

Phil Thomas is appointed by PARFAS

Oldham security monitoring company PARFAS has appointed a new Operations and Business Support Manager, Phil Thomas.

NSI announces transition to ISO 17021-1:2015

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has confirmed formally that NSI has been successful in

Panasonic launches new IP video intercom

Panasonic has launched a new IP video intercom system aimed at meeting the demand for integration between different

SSAIB makes Cyber Essentials Plus commitment

SSAIB has met the Government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus standard. The industry-supported scheme helps prevent

Cameras on the lookout for forest fires

Bosch cameras are keeping a watchful eye above the canopy of Poland’s Czarne forests looking for the first signs of

Vanderbilt launches Aspire partner programme

Aspire is Vanderbilt’s new partner program aimed at helping installers and distributors perform more efficiently

PSI Premier Awards 2017 finalists are revealed

The nominations are in and counted so we’re now able to reveal the finalists in this year’s PSI Premier

Study highlights impact of CCTV in investigations

CCTV cameras provide evidence “useful” to the police in two-thirds of the investigations in which they are

FIA reveals new fire and alarm qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has revealed that it will be offering four new qualifications for the fire

New offices and training facilities for IDIS

To support continued growth and an expanding customer base, IDIS has opened new offices and training facilities in

Jess Lutwyche is appointed MD at Wessex

Wessex Fire & Security has appointed Jess Lutwyche as its new Managing Director. The company is part of the

Outdoor PIR performance changes opinions

Optex has worked with Amron Security to protect an isolated residential property in a rural location in the West

Aico facilities are expanded and enhanced

Aico has expanded and enhanced its training and support services for customers.  This includes two new mobile

New Board Directors appointed at BAFE

BAFE has announced the appointment of two new Directors to the Board, Carol Atkinson and John Pownall, who were

Tavcom announces the passing of Mike Tennent

Tavcom Training has announced the extremely sad news of the passing of Mike Tennent. After battling a serious

CSL announces Emizon Networks acquisition

CSL has announced the acquisition of Emizon Networks. The deal is the first since CSL’s Management team reinvested

Evolution launches new EAS division

Evolution has launched a new division to provide a range of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions to



Meet the installer – Clare Marie Howes

Clare Marie Howes is the Sales Director at Network Security & Fire and has been in the industry for 13 years, with the company having been in operation for 23 years. The company has locations in Basingstoke, London, Oxford, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth....

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PSI Product Tests



The camera provides a TVI compatible HD output along with an SD output and has motorised lens functions. Three high intensity infrared LEDs are mounted on each side of the lens to provide long range scene illumination. A stiff plastic strip is bonded to the inside of the clear...

TESTED – Ethos 4485 laser meter

There cannot be a toolbox in the business that does not contain at least one tape measure and while these are staples of the tradesman’s kit they can be a bit of a pain when quoting for jobs that require multiple measurements being taken at a time. Thankfully there is an...



Video doorbells open doors for cameras

Is the video doorbell paving the way for greater adoption of video verification in home alarm systems? asks Anna Sliwon, analyst, residential security, IHS Markit As the popularity of video doorbells increases, owners are likely to become more comfortable with video cameras in...

Security and cyber risks

Accepting that our physical systems have become very attractive to hackers and criminal gangs is the first step to doing something about it. PSI caught up with Mike Gillespie of Advent IM to discuss the cyber risks for networked security systems The growth of networked and web...



Biometrics – a cost effective solution?

According to a report published by TechSci Research, the global biometrics market size is set to cross $24billion by 2021. A further report from Technavio on the global multimodal biometrics market indicated CAGR of more than 15% over the forecast period.  Of this marked growth,...