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How to be more profitable in business

According to Jim Rathbone of Rathbone Results there are 19 ways to reduce costs and increase your profits There are three main ways to improve the profitability of your company: Sell more, price higher and reduce costs. Some organisations focus mainly on selling and on delivering...
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Are you embracing the cloud yet?

Why the cloud should be in your CCTV armoury to improve efficiency of the installation Cloud computing has long been credited for delivering greater scalability, reduced costs, and easier access to applications. Industry experts have called it the most disruptive force in the...
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Networked security systems 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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The visual advantage from VSD

Video smoke detection (VSD) provides the security and fire safety industry with a way to detect smoke and fire in a very early stage. Here we look at the benefits of the technology VSD makes use of CCTV security cameras and video analytics that are able to recognise initiating...
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The video analytics revolution?

Oliver Philippou, senior analyst, video surveillance, IHS Markit looks at how “Deep-Learning” makes video surveillance smarter The video analytics industry is still shaking off the reputational damage it sustained as a result of previously promising too much and delivering too...
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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...