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DIY security and the professional installer

The popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) security systems is on the rise owing to their low cost, easy installation and smartphone-enabled operation. Anna Sliwon, research analyst, building and security technology, IHS Markit looks at the impact of DIY security on the professional...
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How to build an effective team

Jim Rathbone of Rathbone Results continues his look at team performance and this month reveals his tips for building an effective and cohesive team In my previous article, I shared “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by renowned author Patrick Lencioni. I mentioned a list of five...
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HDD for AI-enabled surveillance launched

Seagate Technology has announced the availability of SkyHawk AI hard disk drive (HDD), a drive created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions. Analytics on video surveillance hardware is growing exponentially, forecasted to increase...
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Rapid access control installation at ADNOC school

ADNOC, the Middle East oil and gas supplier, built the village of Ruwais from what was formally a desert to create a community for its employees. Within this complex sits the ADNOC school, a facility built to educate the families of employees. Sateon has been rolled out across...
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Installer jailed and fined in landmark case

The installer responsible for the automatic iron gate which fell on grandmother Jill Lunn, at her home in Norwich in 2013, has been given a 42-month prison sentence. The court had been advised that the accident was ‘a wholly preventable tragedy’ and that the installer’s actions...
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Wireless fire alarm system for University

Ramtech Electronics’ WES+ wireless fire alarm system is protecting over 2,000 Bowmer & Kirkland personnel and nearly half a billion pounds’ worth of its clients’ assets on three university developments. Bowmer & Kirkland has recently specified identical WES+ systems at...
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Door controller for centralised decisions

Johnson Controls has introduced the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. iSTAR Ultra LT centralises...
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The state-of-play for fire safety

Euralarm, the trade association for the European electronic fire safety and security industry, has presented its position on the state of fire safety in Europe; the Association calls for several measures to keep Europe fire safe. The presentation took place during the launch...
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Jack Probka joins the Titan Vision team

Jack Probka has joined the Titan Vision team at Visual Management Systems with the role of Business Development. With several years’ experience within the industry specialising in CCTV, fire, intruder, access control, time and attendance and lone worker, Jack attended Glasgow...
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New photoelectric smoke detector announced

Hochiki has announced the SOC-E3N, a photoelectric smoke detector, which is compatible with the majority of existing conventional systems. The SOC-E3N incorporates Hochiki’s photoelectric smoke chamber removing the need to use ionisation detectors in the majority of applications....