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Accredit where it’s due…

No matter the trade you operate in there will have been times you have lost business to someone who is operating without proper accreditation or training. In our industry it can be dangerous as well as infuriating There’s no problem with people coming into the sector. A little...
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The professional installer and the DIY market

What impact will the DIY security market have upon professional systems and installers going forward? Simon Banks of CSL gives us his opinion on the rapidly growing technology trend: There has always been a DIY choice for security and many DIY systems are fit for purpose,...
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The positive impact of CCTV

The evolution of camera technology has had many positive impacts across different sectors in the UK and is now going to play a part in helping improve animal welfare across England. On the 4th May 2018, the government began enforcing new legislation requiring all slaughterhouses...
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Canon acquires BriefCam – an opinion

Oliver Philippou, senior analyst, video surveillance, IHS Markit gives his take on the deal announced today Canon has acquired BriefCam. Many video surveillance equipment vendors expect that future solution differentiation will be based on software. This is why there has been a...
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Do we need CCTV in all food factories?

The importance of security systems in food factories across the UK and why CCTV should be included in any specification After news that meat wholesalers in the UK were not complying with the requirements set out by the Food Standards Agency (FSAP) — investigations had to be...
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Installers need to go “above and beyond”

Scotland is to amend a 30-year-old law in order to increase protection levels in all properties across the country and Adrian Keats, from Honeywell’s Home Safety business, is reminding installers throughout the UK of the importance of ensuring homeowners are adequately protected...
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GDPR – shoot the vultures!

With the finable GDPR compliance deadline just months away, the vultures are circling – and leading the pack is a group of companies touting so-called ‘cyber insurance’. While the majority of IT security vendors are opting to scare the XXXX out of organisations with their demands...
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Will Lancashire Police start AI trend?

With the recent announcement that Lancashire Police will begin broadcasting daily updates on local crime issues directly into people’s homes via their Amazon Echo, David Champeaux, Director at IPsoft believes that this is just the first step to fully utilising AI to protect UK...
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Security predictions for the New Year

As the end of the year approaches, what have we learned in 2017 and what can we expect of 2018 for the security industry?        The winter nights are drawing in and the kids have started writing colossal lists of ‘must have’ Xmas presents so that means it’s time for my annual...
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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...