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CCTV ACCESS FIRE INTRUDER (L-R) Mary Campbell, Alarm Receiving Centre Manager with Kim Precious Managing Director of Securi-Guard In brief Clear Vision Technologies (CVT) has entered into a new partnership to supply Siklu’s range of E and V band Millimetre Wave wireless products. Sarah Moss, Commercial Director, CVT commented, “Siklu is the perfect partner for CVT – filling the gap in our wireless portfolio for millimetre wave connectivity whilst maintaining the advantage of license-free installations.” Long-term Quality commitment pays off for Securi-Guard Securi-Guard Monitoring has been awarded certification to the BS EN ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Standard by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). The company’s quality systems and procedures were recently audited by the NSI to ensure its compliance with the new standard, as laid down by the Hikvision opens north-based demo and training facility Hikvision has announced the opening of a Northern Demonstration and Training facility to support customers in the region. Based in Media City, Manchester, the demonstration facility showcases the company’s products, solutions and technologies together with the real-life benefits they can bring to both installers and end-users. Also forming part of the new facility is the new Hikvision Academy training centre which can train 30 engineers at one time in a number of courses including the HCSA training course along with the new Hikvision HCSP & VMS courses. To celebrate the official opening, Hikvision carried out guided tours of the new facility running through the latest products and technologies on display which was followed by an evening event where the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place. “We’re delighted to officially open the new Hikvision demonstration and training facility in International Standards Organisation (ISO). The accreditation means that Securi-Guard Monitoring is reportedly one of only three monitoring providers in the UK with five gold awards under the NSI Alarm Receiving Centre Gold Scheme. Kim Precious, Managing Director Securi- Guard Monitoring, said: “The fact we are now in a very select group of monitoring companies, with five NSI Gold ARC awards and certified to the latest quality standard, shows the hard work and commitment we have put in to meeting our obligations in terms of quality management and delivering excellent services.” The accreditation covers the company’s monitoring services and comes as the ARC celebrated its 20th anniversary. Euralarm reveals 2018 date The 2018 Euralarm Symposium has been announced for Bucharest on June 4th. The annual event, organised by Euralarm, focuses on significant market developments of legislative, regulatory and standardisation in the electronic security and fire safety industry. Manchester” Said Gary Harmer, Sales Director for Hikvision UK & Ireland. Gary Harmer at the Hikvision evening event 8

NSI Code of Practice for CCTV installations NCP 104 updated The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV code of practice – for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems – NCP 104 Issue 3. This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks, and emphasises the importance of thoroughly assessing customer security risks and requirements when developing CCTV system design. Customers buying CCTV surveillance systems designed, installed and maintained to comply with this latest edition can be assured of: • security needs being fully assessed, documented and agreed prior to any design work • system design addressing agreed security needs, usability and operating requirements including network (cyber) security • thorough validation and testing of the CCTV system • appropriate user training • fully documented maintenance requirements The new NCP 104 provides installers with detailed recommendations and guidance to be followed as part of delivering a CCTV system design and ensures the sustainability, functionality and effectiveness of a system. Notable points for installers are that the Code: • is in line with the latest standard BS EN 62676-4:2015, (the current application guidelines for the use of video surveillance systems in security applications), but simplifies the process of system development and testing, by omitting specific requirements regarding system grading and the use of some specific image testing requirements • introduces requirements for design areas such as network (cyber) security, detectors, video analysis, audio and cabling, that are not covered by in BS EN 62676-4 and also covering current technologies and terminology • stands alone from BS 8418 which relates to the installation of remotely monitored detector activated CCTV systems. NSI’s Head of Technical Services, Tony Weeks said “Customers can rely on installers working with the new Issue 3 of the NSI Code to fully document and understand their requirements, so that CCTV system design is fit for purpose. The ‘scale-ability’ of the Code means it can help deliver best practice from the smallest to the most complex of installations.” The new edition supersedes NCP 104 Issue 2, which will be withdrawn from use on 30 April 2019. The UK’s fastest growing security distributor +44 (0)2920 641 509 THE BOTTOM LINE IN ASSOCIATION WITH CSL The interview that gets the facts from the top This month Simon Banks talks to John Livermore, ALL IP Programme Lead at BT Consumer. BT Consumer is the main retail division of BT Group that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband and digital television to consumers in the UK. The media are reporting that BT Group are making the move to Digital Voice. What does this mean? BT is changing the way it provides telephone services to its UK customers, moving from analogue to digital technology. BT intends for all its customers to be using fully digital telephone services by 2025. A digital phone service works using broadband. Customers will plug their telephone into their broadband router instead of the faceplate on the wall like they do today. Customer needs are changing and the analogue equipment that powers telephone services today is ageing and increasingly difficult to maintain. Today, telephone calls made over landlines are pretty much the only form of communication that travel over networks which have not been part of the digital revolution. The upgrade to digital telephone services means that BT can offer its customers some exciting new benefits that take advantage of the efficiency and flexibility the latest technology brings. The reliability, trust and familiarity of today’s existing telephone services will be maintained. When will people start to see the changes? BT will start to launch new digital telephone services from the start of 2018 with the aim of upgrading all its UK phone customers by the end of 2025. What will this mean for the Electronic Fire & Security Industry? The industry needs to be aware and prepared for the changes that are happening. The main change is that the new digital telephone service will run over broadband. DECT technology that is already largely in use today will power phones, so extension wiring will no longer be required and any additional telephone handsets in the home will just need a power supply. Any customer across the UK can choose to upgrade to the new phone services. BT wants to work with Installers to ensure customers with alarms are identified so that the transition to digital is managed as smoothly as possible. What can the Electronic Fire & Security Industry do for non-IP services they have today? Initially an analogue adapter will be provided as part of the broadband router to enable customers’ services to continue to work. BT will also supply, on request, a voice reinjection lead and socket for customers that need them (for example for those with extensions). This is a short-term solution and we encourage all alarm companies to exploit the opportunity to enable a much richer range of products and services. How will we know if our products will work with the new technology? We’re opening a new test facility at Adastral Park near Ipswich in Spring this year for Installers to come and test their equipment and identify how the changes will affect them. It is also an opportunity to innovate to provide new products and services that take advantage of the opportunity that digital brings. YOU SAID IT! After the day I have had, you know when you have the right team around you. #customerisking #customerfirst! @GeorgeLloydCSL @CSLDualCom @Johncoleman75 @emcsindependent @RobEvans2909 Tweeted by @ABSSECURITIES – Dec 1 Get Social Tweet us @CSLDualCom Find our other social pages here... 9

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