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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Recently research conducted by Genetec indicated that almost 7 out of 10 cameras are currently running out of date firmware.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...
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Facial recognition – on a positive note

Although the use of facial recognition technology is under intense scrutiny at the moment due to concerns about privacy and civil liberties, Bill Hobbs, Global Vice President at 3xLOGIC, believes that the advantages it offers far outweigh the disadvantages. The use of biometric...
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Global CCTV market growth continues

Marking a third year of robust growth, the global professional video surveillance equipment market is set to expand by 9.3 percent in 2019, driven by strong demand for improvements in security, public safety and business intelligence. Worldwide market revenue will reach $19.9...
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ANPR lighting explained

The terms LPR and ANPR refers to the activity of capturing a high-quality image of a registration plate and the intelligent software process of reading and recognising the alpha numeric characters of the plate. This technology is used in various applications such as law...