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The impact of the return of analogue

UK analogue video camera technology sales are reportedly on the up. So what do the experts think are the reasons for this and what does it mean for the video surveillance/security market in the future? Up until recently we were told by some manufacturers that IP would dominate...
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Are you responsible for technology security?

Whose responsibility is the security of a customer’s security system – the installer, manufacturer, distributor or end user? What can be done by all parties to improve the security of IP technology and the network it sits on? One of the main topics being talked about at IFSEC...
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The case for the Ethernet over Coax path

Utilising existing coaxial cable can provide users with a flexible, powerful migration path says AMG Sales and Technical Support Manager Ian Creary  While it’s generally acknowledged that the rise of IP technology pushed the video surveillance industry forward, in features,...
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Analogue CCTV – back for good?

The annual IFSEC event always throws up an unexpected news announcement or reveals a new trend and 2017 was no different. This year, we are apparently seeing sales growth of an old friend…        For the last ten years or maybe even more (it feels like a long time anyway)...
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Biometrics – a cost effective solution?

According to a report published by TechSci Research, the global biometrics market size is set to cross $24billion by 2021. A further report from Technavio on the global multimodal biometrics market indicated CAGR of more than 15% over the forecast period.  Of this marked growth,...
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Industry “must try harder” on training talent

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research from Hochiki Europe. With recent figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) suggesting that the...
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Nice price, pay twice – not nice!

The issue of price vs quality raised its head again recently with a new report from the BSIA outlining how buyers need to be more aware of the importance of ROI over the initial upfront costs of technology and installation It was interesting to hear this month that the BSIA has...
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Trailblazing times and apprentice opportunities

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Trailblazer scheme was officially launched in late February and it is welcome news. PSI Editor Andy Clutton was in London for the announcement. After two years and over 1000 hrs of meetings and discussion groups the new apprentice scheme...
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Will football drive 4K CCTV sales?

One of the biggest drivers of technology is the domestic take-up. If the home market for a particular device, format or system is strong then it can affect future sales in other sectors and determine longevity with consumers. For example, there was a short period when 3D...
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Impressions of IFSEC

Mid-June saw the second IFSEC International event to be held at ExCeL in London take place. It’s a good place to spot the trends and to talk to the main industry players and attendance was reportedly up by 2% on last year. So what did we see? PSI’s Andy Clutton gives his...