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Safe bets for the New Year

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn towards the coming twelve months and what the industry might throw up for installers, manufacturers and distributors. So with no accounting for accuracy or fear of reprisal, here are our predictions…    It is at this time of year...
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TESTED: Hikvision DS-7308HUHI-F4/N DVR

The 7300 series DVR is available in four, eight and 16 input versions and can record HD-TVI, AHD or CVBS analogue camera signals. H.264 compression is used with up to 3MP camera resolution. Up to four 6TB SATA hard drives can be installed with RAID capability if required. The...
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Meet the installer – Richard Lambert

Richard Lambert is the Managing Director at Evolution (Electronic Security Systems), based in locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin. Areas of expertise for the company are the design, supply, installation and maintenance of enterprise level access control and CCTV...
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A breath of fresh air for the UK?

Since 1st July 2007, cigarette smoke has been absent from public buildings in the UK but, according to reports, there is now a new kid on the block for smokers – vaping.  Although many countries are expected to introduce legislation regarding the use of e-cigarettes in 2017,...
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Vanderbilt and ACT owner acquires ComNet

ACRE the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, has announced the acquisition of Communication Networks (dba ComNet) , the manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment. ComNet offers fibre optic, copper,...
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Video software market predicted to top $9bn

The video software market is expected to exceed $9 billion in revenue by 2021, according to new insights by IHS Markit. The automisation of media distribution and the switch from hardware-based technology solutions to cloud implementations are key drivers for the $3 billion in...
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New fire and security recruits for Zitko

Amanda Pulford and Peter Adamson have joined Zitko Consulting to lead work in two specific sector areas. Amanda has responsibility for placing sales candidates in employers across the IT and security sectors, with Peter targeted to support an increasing demand in the fire sector....
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Life safety maintenance awareness rises

A 2016 study of European Installers carried out by Hochiki Europe has found that the number of building owners and managers unaware of the legal requirements surrounding life safety system maintenance has halved. The company’s 2015 research found two in five, or 46%, had no...
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Door entry system protects elderly residents

Residents of a small local housing association in the Wirral are being protected by a door entry system from Intratone. Wirral Methodist Housing Association (HA) completed works on a residential block of 24 flats over three storeys two years ago, but in more recent times the...
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Engineers of Tomorrow winners are announced

This year’s Engineers of Tomorrow winners were announced by CSL’s Founder Simon Banks at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016 with two Banham Academy apprentices, Max Elsey and Joe Harding, claiming the £1,000 cash prize. Both winners are currently half way through their...
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