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Is your exit strategy lacking direction?

PSI’s resident business expert Jim Rathbone advises how you could prepare for exit with eight drivers that optimise business value. Especially with all the uncertainty of today’s political climate, how ‘saleable’ is your business? If you would like to have the choice of selling...
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What does 2019 have in store for security?

Johan Paulsson, CTO at Axis Communications looks at the five top trends for the physical security sector in 2019 This year has been a challenging one for businesses. The implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Directive on security of network and...
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Think you know about IP switches?

For many years, the trend in CCTV has been to convert and integrate existing analog CCTV systems into IP networks. According to Barox, that trend is accelerating, however a new trend in IP is emerging, one that demands careful consideration. Relating to PoE technology, the latest...
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Age and size – hindrance or opportunity?

The age and size of a building shouldn’t serve as a restriction to upgrading safety protocols and security measures. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant at Allegion UK, discusses how to maximise safety and security based on a building’s age and design. It’s easy to understand...
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Global ANPR market to keep growing

The global intelligent ANPR camera market is set to grow at 16.4 percent CAGR through 2022 says Anna Sliwon, analyst, IHS Markit The types of applications automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can be used has increased and so has the range of offered functionalities. Advances...
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Protecting Europe’s greatest treasures

Whether it’s astonishing art collections or one-of-a-kind jewels – it’s never an easy gig protecting the world’s greatest treasures.  As heist movies make their way back into our cinemas — recently with the Ocean’s reboot (Ocean’s 8) and an epic sting scene in Marvel’s...
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Whose responsibility is IoT security?

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is accelerating at such a pace that it can potentially create detrimental problems for which organisations may be ill-prepared or not even be able to comprehend. Several flags have been raised when it comes to the safety of IoT technology and...
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Want to improve your cash flow?

PSI’s resident business expert Jim Rathbone reveals his tips for improving your business cash flow Poor management of cash flow is a common cause of companies forced into bankruptcy. Even businesses that report profits can experience problems. Many consume excess cash as a...
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The evolution of access control systems

Here, Amer Hafiz, Technical Director at Nortech Control Systems, reviews the evolution of identity credentials in access control Access control is defined as “the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource”. For an automatic access control system to function, it...
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How to increase your sales in ten steps

PSI’s resident business expert Jim Rathbone reveals the ten essential steps for increasing sales from your customers Your customers are the easiest, most profitable group to which you can market your business. They are your fastest source of additional revenue and profit. So when...