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Dahua launches home alarm kits for the installer

Although they are not yet available in the UK due to requiring the necessary certification, Dahua’s new alarm kits, DHI-ART-ARC5402A-GW-06-A35 and DHI-ART-ARC5402A-GW-10-A35-C35 boasting Airfly Communication Technology may be a sign of what is to come from the manufacturer. Based...
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Team dysfunctions affecting business?

According to Jim Rathbone of Rathbone Results companies often overlook the importance of teamwork when looking to run a successful business In seeking to increase growth and profitability, the focus of security installers is often on sales, marketing, new technologies, pricing,...
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Texecom announces two key appointments

Texecom has appointed Mark Douglas as Sales Director and Michael Stembridge as Technical Director. Mark joins Texecom from Pareto Law, where he was responsible for development and delivery of a range of sales training and development programmes. Prior to Pareto, Mark held senior...
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ACRE sells Mercury Security Products to HID Global

Access Control Related Enterprises (ACRE), owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet has announced the sale of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a subsidiary of Assa Abloy. ACRE CEO Joseph Grillo stated, “Divesting Mercury Security after many years of success since ACRE purchased the...
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IP lighting combats crime at historic house

Raytec Network Illuminators have been deployed as a key element of a bespoke IP security solution for a Grade II listed Manor House in Shropshire, UK to deliver night-time surveillance images and actively combat crime. Previously a target of crime, the estate had no professional...
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Concerns rising over customer attitudes

New research from life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, suggests that European installers are becoming increasingly concerned about their customers’ understanding of life safety systems and regulation. The survey, which was carried out on European installers shed...
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Meet the installer – Scott McLean

Scott McLean is the Managing Director at Stirling Alarms /Stirling Electrical Services based in Stirling, Scotland. Company areas of expertise include intruder alarms, CCTV, access control, fire and electrical with accreditations such as NSI Gold, SELECT, Scottish Building...
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Hikvision strengthens Business Development Team

Hikvision UK & Ireland has appointed of Louise Parsons as Senior Business Development Manager for the South West of England region. Louise has over 15 years’ experience in the security industry having previously worked in manufacturing, distribution and installation and...
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The dawning of mass-market facial verification?

August’s launch of the iPhone 8 from Apple could be a turning point in the adoption of facial verification systems and their widespread acceptance. The new device includes a verification system which authenticates the phone’s owner using their facial features in a very short...
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Regulation review is welcomed by safety bodies

Safety experts have welcomed the publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety as “The Grenfell Tower tragedy must prompt a considerable step change in how fire risk in tower blocks is managed,” urged safety bodies in Britain. The safety...