Your future in the cloud explained

Harnessing the cloud – and what it means for the future of the industry with Neil Killick of Milestone Systems Milestone Systems recently announced the availability of XProtect on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Marking a significant step in video management systems (VMS) on the cloud...

How to specify security to reduce risks

Within the security industry, it is understood and accepted that there are no measures for absolute safety/security, especially when dealing with high priority risks, such as terrorism. However, it is essential to plan and place security measures in order to reduce risk to the...

How to develop a service business mindset

In the latest article in the series “Growing your service business” by Jim Rathbone, he looks at the importance of having a service mindset. This is increasingly important as installers strive to mitigate the business impact of COVID 19. We work with a significant number of fire...
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Security systems shopping tips

Today’s world has dramatically changed the concepts of security and technology, as organisations no longer only install surveillance cameras and physical security devices; they require much more than that to stay prepared. Current news stories are evidence of how times are...
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The security of home working

Cyber security is currently one of the biggest threats to businesses of all sizes. Cyber crime is one of the most prevalent and fastest-growing crime categories in the West and, as more businesses digitise further, more threats manifest themselves for security professionals to...
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How to grow your service business

According to Jim Rathbone of Rathbone Results there are seven critical success factors you need to address in order to grow your service business as an installer In an exclusive seven part series for PSI, beginning in the April 2020 edition, Jim unpacks each one of the factors...
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How to prevent cyber risks with CCTV

Cyberattacks on CCTV systems: what are the risks and what can you do to try to prevent problems? CCTV has changed the way we secure properties and ensure public order, providing an unprecedented degree of awareness for security professionals and deterring crime in the process. In...
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Screening security people benefits

How security screening of installers benefits buyers and suppliers alike Security screening has long been essential ‘hygiene’ for professional installers. And rightly so, since it signifies that businesses are taking seriously the risks associated with rogue employees in their...
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Is your firmware up to date?

Recently research conducted by Genetec indicated that almost 7 out of 10 cameras are currently running out of date firmware. Installing the latest firmware is not just about accessing new features, warned Genetec, it ensures the latest cybersecurity protection measures are...
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Ready for End Point Assessment?

Hand-in-hand with the FESS apprenticeship standard comes a concept that will be new to security employers and installers – the End Point Assessment (EPA). What’s this? It’s a final, in-depth review of an apprentice’s skills and knowledge so they can prove they are competent in...