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Global video surveillance market analysed

Growth in the global professional video surveillance market remained low in 2016, says an IHS Markit Analysis report. Principal analyst for video surveillance Jon Cropley looks at the report highlights The world market for professional video surveillance equipment grew by 3.9...
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Tough times to retain staff

Annually SSR Personnel undertakes a global salary surveys measuring remuneration data across all roles in the security technology sector. Here CEO Peter French talks about the latest results and what they mean for security installers and employers The survey primarily looks at...
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How to sell more contracts

It is surprising how little time is invested by business owners and management in the security sector in growing the service contract base and related income streams. From our experience working with security installers, at least 80% of management time is invested in designing,...
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The hidden key to guest satisfaction

Interiors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more ‘hidden’ details that can make or break a guest’s stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID...
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Video doorbells open doors for cameras

Is the video doorbell paving the way for greater adoption of video verification in home alarm systems? asks Anna Sliwon, analyst, residential security, IHS Markit As the popularity of video doorbells increases, owners are likely to become more comfortable with video cameras in...
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Security and cyber risks

Accepting that our physical systems have become very attractive to hackers and criminal gangs is the first step to doing something about it. PSI caught up with Mike Gillespie of Advent IM to discuss the cyber risks for networked security systems The growth of networked and web...
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No smoke and mirrors please!

Martyn Walley, National Technical Manager at Aico, looks at the key features to look out for in smoke alarms this year There was a time when a smoke alarm was a relatively simple thing in terms of features; usually it was restricted to test and hush buttons or the option of a...
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The future of crowd access control?

A new blog from IDL discusses what crowd control in crowded areas such as sports stadiums might look like in the future. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic events in Westminster, and with London on high alert, enhanced security was deployed at Wembley Stadium to help ensure...
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Biometric scans and privacy legislation

Amidst the chaos of Brexit, many security minded organisations are concerned about the implications of the European Regulation on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data, adopted in 2016 and planned to be enforceable in May 2018 As an integral...
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School security is no longer a luxury

School leaders and authorities need to make building security the No. 1 priority, says Simon Osborne, commercial leader of Allegion It’s easy to think that school shootings, massacres and violence are associated purely with our neighbours across the pond. In the U.S., gun culture...