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Government approves apprentice plan

The government has approved the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship. The Plan sets out how fire, emergency and security systems apprentices will be assessed, and details the apprenticeship’s synoptic end point assessment, which will...
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FIA seeks your input for next Review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published six Market Conditions Reviews, which are compiled to give a ‘snapshot’ every six month to review how the fire protection market is performing. It is based on a survey conducted by the FIA of both member and non-member companies...
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Phil Tennent rejoins the Norbain team

Norbain has announced the appointment of Phil Tennent as Sales & Marketing Director, effective as of 1st September 2016. Phil, a widely recognised and highly experienced Sales Leader in the security industry, will replace Charlie Lacey, who has accepted the position of Chief...
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Pro-Vision signs to distribute FLIR technology

Pro-Vision Distribution has signed an agreement to supply and support the full portfolio of equipment from FLIR Systems. The FLIR solutions covers consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, enterprise, and large infrastructure segment customers. Today the range includes Video...
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Access control solution for shopping channel

Hochanda, the 24-hour shopping channel broadcast across Freeview, SKY and Freesat, has a purpose built office with its own TV studio, designed to withstand the rigours of live broadcast. The company required an access control system that could adapt to their diverse working...
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The security risks of PokémonGO

When security operators at Farsight Security Services received an alarm in the early hours of Saturday 23 July standard procedures were followed to identify and address the cause. Upon reviewing CCTV footage from the alarm, operators spotted three individuals acting suspiciously,...
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Life through a smartphone

Today’s society is glued to smart devices, be them phones or tablets, but do they really need to be used for every aspect of our daily lives? PSI editor Andy Clutton is not so sure OK, long time readers of PSI will know that I’m something of a cynic and an old  grump when it...
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Meet the installer – Mark Eyles-Thomas

With 31 years in security, Mark Eyles-Thomas is the Managing Director at Integrated Visual Protection in Charlton, London. Areas of expertise for the company cover static guarding (incorporating mobile patrols, key-holding and response services), ARC/RVRC/SOC monitoring services,...
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TESTED: Veracity Pointsource Wireless

The Veracity Pointsource Wireless is the latest version of this item of test equipment for engineering use when installing PoE powered IP cameras. It is promoted for such applications as: Fast On-site configuration of IP cameras and wireless Aps (Access Points) Site surveys and...
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TESTED: The Vista VK2-5MP360INT

This unit is promoted as a 5MP 360° “Fisheye” dome camera for internal use – allowing a single camera to cover a whole room from the centre without blind-spots. Using PoE, the camera is very easy to install and having such a wide viewing angle should need no physical...