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Time to take a closer look at 360°?

Enrico Bizzaro, Head of Integrations for Wavestore, suggests that the time is right for installers to take a closer look at 360 degree cameras could give them a competitive edge In a challenging economic climate and with end-users understandably demanding maximum ROI from their...
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Beating the skills shortage

Jamie Allam, Commercial Director at Amthal Fire & Security, looks at the bigger picture of today’s workplace dynamics and shows how multi-generational collaboration is one way to bridge the skills gap and maintain a committed, competent workforce One guaranteed topic of...
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Are you ready to embrace IoT?

When it comes to IoT is the electronic security industry ready, willing and able? Asks Duncan Cooke, Business Development Manager, UK & Europe for Stratus Technologies IT research and advisory company Gartner estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT)...
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Taking technology to the Summit

On the eve of the fifth NSI Installer Summit, we caught up with Chief Executive Richard Jenkins to find out which subjects and trends will be covered at the 2018 event This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the independence of the National Approval Council for Security Systems...
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Learning from 20 years’ experience

The ever-changing world of security through the eyes of Andy Purvis, Managing Director of NT Security as the company celebrated 20 years in business last year. You would think that twenty years in the security industry would mean that you have pretty much seen it all. This could...
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Top video surveillance trends for 2018?

From artificial intelligence and deep learning to advances in privacy protection, far-reaching video-surveillance innovations are cropping up around the world. New trends continue to change the way consumers, businesses and machines interact, while also spurring the next...
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Ten tips to protect visitor attractions

NW Systems’ resident security manager advisor and senior consultant Nigel Peers talks us through the top 10 considerations for securing visitor attractions: Identify & Prioritise Assets Assess and prioritise all assets to be protected and then the security risks across four...
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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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The impact of so many security start-ups

Jim Dearing, senior analyst, building and security technology, IHS Markit looks at the sudden surge in new security businesses cropping up Homeowners worldwide have more security options available to them now than ever before. If you needed to purchase a home alarm or video...