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Why aren’t we more prepared?

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services reacts to the latest Brexit challenges. “I find it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit.  Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in the PM’s plan or think she is...
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What does CES tell us about R&D?

It’s CES show time again with the consumer electronics world converging in Las Vegas. This year, yet again, manufacturers are revealing products that indicate their R&D departments have spent the last twelve months adding network functionality and screens to devices th...
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How the EBPD could influence fire safety

Euralarm is urging a holistic approach to fire safety when renovating buildings. Following the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) many renovations of existing buildings are to be expected in the coming years. These renovations must lead to buildings that are...
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Thinking positively about the future

Despite all the leaving the EU uncertainty at the moment, security technology companies are continuing to invest in the UK as they recognise the strength of the sector and the potential business out there Let’s get one thing straight before you get into the main body of text on...
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Is 5G the future of intruder alarm systems?

By Anna Sliwon, analyst, IHS Markit.  The shutdown of the 2G network in the United States in 2017 had a ripple effect on the market for intruder alarms, mostly affecting the sales of control panels and communicator modules. With many traditional systems using 2G or public...
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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...