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Mar 2019 Safety, Security Systems | Comments Off on Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Scotland leads on smoke alarm coverage

Andy Speake, national technical manager at Aico, explains how the Scottish Government has extended the existing high standard of protection from smoke and fire currently required in private rented housing to all tenures Under The Repairing Standard, contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, legal and contractual obligations of private landlords are laid out to […]

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Mar 2019 Security Systems | Comments Off on Two-pronged attack

Two-pronged attack

Two-pronged attack

ESP says its new MAGDUO Two-Wire Fire Alarm System means easier, faster installations and significant cost savings. Commercial director Neil Baldwin takes a look at the range and how it fits into the company’s growing fire protection collection As one of the industry’s leading suppliers of security and fire protection solutions, ESP is committed to […]

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Jul 2018 General, Security Systems | Comments Off on Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

What would happen to your business if your tools or van were stolen? A 30% rise in tool theft has seen the total cost of claims rise to more than £2.8m in the trade industry, with the average value per claim standing at around £1,626. Jelf account executive Scott Wright discusses how to protect the […]

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Nov 2017 Security Systems, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Safe as houses

Safe as houses

Safe as houses

Smart wireless security systems can provide both a comprehensive solution for small businesses and an upsell opportunity to installers, says Emma Segelov of Honeywell Small businesses in Britain are booming – there are currently more than 5.5 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) listed in the UK, and this number is only likely to increase […]

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Oct 2017 Security Systems | Comments Off on Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

As the long dark nights of winter stretch ahead, home and business owners will be focusing on keeping their properties protected. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at some of the options installers should be considering The longer winter nights may lead to an increase in the number of domestic burglaries and vehicle thefts as […]

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off on Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Matt Parton, of leading security products supplier ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by installers on the subject of CCTV What comprises a CCTV system? There are four main components of a CCTV system: DVR (digital video recorder) – the brains and storage device of the system Camera – […]

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off on Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Distributor Pro-Vision looks at the latest in IP products for CCTV and access control The launch of new CCTV and access control products is still dominated with equipment that uses the IP protocol to distribute captured video and audio. Recent IP products released in the UK include the IPC0522E2 video call door station from LiLin […]

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Jul 2013 Security Systems | Comments Off on Keeping a close watch via CCTV

Keeping a close watch via CCTV

Keeping a close watch via CCTV

According to the latest market report, the UK CCTV market is forecast to rise in value by 30.1% between 2012 and 2016, with significant growth from 2013 onwards. Andy Clements takes a look at the sector and examines how electrical contractors can take advantage of this anticipated growth. Video surveillance has gained immense popularity across […]

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Nov 2012 Security Systems | Comments Off on It pays to be security conscious

It pays to be security conscious

It pays to be security conscious

Security remains a sector largely untapped by the electrical contracting market. Yet, in the following article, Andy Clements examines the huge business potential that this still growing sector offers the electrical industry in both Scotland and Ireland. The UK security market as a whole continues to grow and there are two main reasons for this. […]

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May 2012 Security Systems | Comments Off on Security – opportunities for contractors?

Security – opportunities for contractors?

Security – opportunities for contractors?

The UK security sector is – per capita – one of the biggest in the world. What are the opportunities for electrical contractors? James Hunt takes a brief look. Security in the UK is big business, worth an estimated £7bn in 2005, and the sector is still growing. It therefore represents significant opportunities for electrical […]

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