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Security predictions for the New Year

As the end of the year approaches, what have we learned in 2017 and what can we expect of 2018 for the security industry?        The winter nights are drawing in and the kids have started writing colossal lists of ‘must have’ Xmas presents so that means it’s time for my annual...
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TESTED – AVTech AVH8516 NVR

This NVR, available in the UK from Traders Warehouse, has a removeable front panel giving access to 8 drive bays. These are unpopulated and can take up to 6TB drives giving a total unformatted capacity of 48TB. The specification supports recording of up to 16 x 5MP cameras. With...
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Meet the installer – Steve Bird

Steve Bird is Operations Director at Bristol-based Astra Security. The CCTV and access control experts boast accreditations including NSI Gold, Safe-contractor and Constructionline. Is third party accreditation beneficial to your company? Absolutely! We were delighted to have...
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Mayflex and Mobotix agree exclusive deal

Distributor Mayflex has secured an exclusive sales agreement with Mobotix in the UK. Mayflex has successfully distributed the Mobotix video surveillance product set for over ten years and has become an established supplier of the brand to security installers. Steve Proctor,...
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Research shows a fear of festive burglary

According to independent research commissioned by Verisure the festive period is a burglars’ bonanza. Two-thirds (66%) of respondents who have already experienced a home burglary, fear they’re more at risk of a repeat experience over the festive season. Seven in ten (70%) of the...
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New faces for Inner Range sales team

Kath Rhodes and Richard Money have joined the European team at Inner Range to head up sales across the UK as UK Sales Managers for the North and South respectively. Kath has worked for a number of companies such as Baxall Security, A&A Security and Europlex Security. Recently...
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Home security manufacturer agrees insurance discount

In a move that will interest many domestic security systems manufacturers and insurers, Cocoon, the sound detection based home security system, has announced a deal with PolicyCastle, a digital home insurance platform, giving people buying home insurance through the service a 15%...
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Gordon Morrison joins Tyco Security Products

Johnson Controls has announced the appointment of Gordon Morrison as the new GB Sales Director for the Tyco Security Products access control and video brands. Reporting to EMEA sales director, Alan Riegler, Gordon will be responsible for developing and driving the company’s sales...
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IQIP joins the CSL Group

CSL, provider of secure connectivity for M2M/IoT devices, has announced its acquisition of IQIP, the European provider of IP based security and telecommunication services. This deal is the second for CSL and follows the acquisition of Emizon who joined the CSL Group in April...
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New app designed to improve installer sales

RISCO Group has announced the release of AppSell, a tool designed to help installers sell security and smart home solutions. The app utilises a set of interactive videos showcasing scenarios from everyday life pertaining to the challenges of home security and safety.  AppSell...