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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...
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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...