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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...
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Reducing theft and insurance premiums?

Gavin Hepburn, sales and marketing director at ATG Access, looks at physical security solutions for car theft prevention The news that car thefts have risen by 30% in the past three years come as a major concern for motorists, particularly as this will likely cause insurance...
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Team dysfunctions affecting business?

According to Jim Rathbone of Rathbone Results companies often overlook the importance of teamwork when looking to run a successful business In seeking to increase growth and profitability, the focus of security installers is often on sales, marketing, new technologies, pricing,...
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The dawning of mass-market facial verification?

August’s launch of the iPhone 8 from Apple could be a turning point in the adoption of facial verification systems and their widespread acceptance. The new device includes a verification system which authenticates the phone’s owner using their facial features in a very short...
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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...