Are you looking to start a new career in the fire and security industry?

Are you looking to start a new career in the fire and security industry?

It may be your mate who told you about this industry, or he/she works as an alarm engineer, or maybe you are a professional who provides very similar products or services. Whatever prompted you to think about starting a career in fire and security, you may still have some questions that are difficult to find answers to.  

For example:

  • Can I easily get a job?
  • Can I start without experience?
  • What is the entry-level salary?
  • How easy is it to excel in the fire and security industry?

Well, you are not alone. Many of us have the same questions and let’s see how I can help you with some information about this industry.

What about people who are successful in the fire and security industry?

At the beginning of their journey, did they have the same questions?

Yes, they did.

Let me share some real-world testimonials of our learners.

Ebenezer – CCTV/Alarm/Access Control Installer
Self-employed

Ebenezer from Manchester who was running an IT service company turned into an electronic engineer and managed to expand his business and recruited two extra engineers. His company is now acquiring NSI silver accreditation.


Or

Pedro – Works at Welcome Gate Security

Pedro from Abbeywood, London, a security guard who was tired of doing long shifts, quitted his job and started a brand new career as an alarm engineer.

Or

Tony – Ex-police officer
CCTV/Alarm engineer

Tony Bradley the retired police officer from Solihull, Birmingham, runs a successful company called Owl Security Solution after completing CCTV and Intruder Alarm courses.

We have tons of testimonials and if you want to read them go to our website www.learninstallation.co.uk or www.cctvdvrsystem.co.uk

It’s not that difficult to find a trainee role. But you should know the basics of alarm, CCTV or access control installation.

Let’s look at the first question, how easy is it to get a job in fire and security industry?

For example,

  1. Who are the main players in the market?
  2. What are the regulations that govern the fire and security alarm installation companies?

Employers are keen on seeing you have the basic knowledge of wiring a panel, a CCTV system or an access control system. So, don’t be surprised, if you have been asked to wire a system.

How many years of experience will one require to secure a job?

What matters is not the years but the knowledge and how up-to-date you are. For example, let’s say if an alarm engineer who has been in the industry since 1990 hasn’t learned the new techniques used by the modern systems, he is not going to be a desirable candidate for employers.

Therefore, don’t worry too much about not having years of experience under your belt, instead, look at the positive side of you. For example, you may have worked with a new networkable system and remote servicing system, or you are willing to travel and you have an excellent work ethic.

And don’t forget that many fire and security companies are willing to provide on-job training for the right candidate.

What is the entry-level salary?

If you are an absolute beginner, most companies are willing to pay anything from £18K to £23K per year plus call-outs. It’s quite common that a larger company’s pay rate is not that attractive, but this comes with strong job security and other remuneration packages. On the other hand, smaller companies’ pay rates are better, but sometimes the job security is not at the same level as a large company.

Once you have built up your experience, you can request a pay rise. For example, if you stay in a company for more than a year for £23k, you can easily ask for £27K plus.

Ok, where do we start?

At Cube, we deliver NCFE accredited training courses in alarm, CCTV, fire alarm and access control installation.

We have helped many to start a new career in fire and security and we also work with fire and security companies in the UK.

Start your journey by calling our friendly customer service on 0333 006 4005 or simply send us an email to sales@cctvdvrsystem.co.uk

We are glad to help you understand more about this industry. You can pop into our office to have a coffee and chat.

Our office number is 0333 006 4005 or email us at sales@cctvdvrsystem.co.uk.

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5 Ways to Kill It in Your Next Job Interview – Fire and security

5 Ways to Kill It in Your Next Job Interview – Fire and security

How can you succeed in a fire and security interview?

Interview Tips: Common Questions, Body Language & More

Let’s say you are to face an interview, wouldn’t you prepare for it?

Of course, you would.

Here are some tips in preparing for an interview.

1. Do some research about the company.

You can do some basic research about the company before you attend the interview. If you don’t know where to find information about the company, don’t worry. Almost every business is engaged in social media, so check their Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Below is some information that you can collect from a company’s social media page.

  • Products and brands associated with the company. For example, A company video shows an engineer installing Hikvision cameras.
  • Their achievements. For example, A company post a recent award.
  • Key personnel. A company website about us page shows the key people behind the company.
  • The company’s contact page will show how many branches there are, and where they are based.

2. Can you guess some of the obvious questions?

I guess it’s a yes.

It is not difficult to guess them. Here are some frequently asked questions.

  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Most job interviews will contain at least a few open-ended interview questions. The open-ended questions are those that cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.”

When asked an open-ended question, follow the below steps:

  • Focus on the job description.
  • If necessary, provide an example.
  • Don’t pick a strength just because it’s in the job description or because it worked for your buddy.

CCTV engineers are expected to work long hours. Try to show that you are prepared to work long hours if required.

Not every day is the same, try to give an example of how you responded to an unexpected challenge.

  • Know your weakness(es) and only discuss work-related weaknesses.

Admit it. Let’s say you hate traffic jams. Say you generally dislike traffic jams but that you are learning to use navigation effectively.

3. What is a skills test in interviews?

In most cases, you will be asked to assemble a system (e.g. CCTV, Intruder Alarm, Fire Alarm or Access Control). Let’s say the client asks you to wire an intruder alarm system with detectors. You should be able to wire an intruder alarm circuit, but not necessarily program it. The programs are very much similar. But some features are proprietary, so it’s very uncommon to expect one person to be familiar with all makes.

4. What are the best questions to ask at the end of the interview?

When a job interviewer asks if you have any questions, don’t say no. Leave a good impression by asking questions about the working patterns, training provided and career advancements. Don’t ask about pay rates or hours of working. In many job openings, it is common to see this information.

5. Make the right first impression.

Dress to impress and turn up on time. You can use Google maps to plan your journey. Arrive early and be friendly to all receptionists and security guards. Arriving 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled interview is acceptable. Any more than that, and you may be sending the wrong message.

6. Good luck.

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Rising drifts in CCTV surveillance systems

Rising drifts in CCTV surveillance systems

Rising drifts in CCTV surveillance systems

CCTV installation course

The significant growth of technological development has a profound impact on how businesses operate. Businesses are doing absolutely everything to keep up with this pace. One of the biggest challenges of today’s business environment is the exponential growth of data and how to extract meaningful information from it. 

With the help of multimedia, it has become easier to archive data, including video, audio and images, and retrieve meaningful information from it. 

The video surveillance system plays a big part in storing, processing and analysing video footage. Many security surveillance vendors have seen rapid growth in video analytics systems. 

As this video analytics trend emerges, hereabouts are six emerging drifts that the security surveillance market can anticipate:

  1. Prolonged usage concerning data toward video analytics
  2. Internet of Things (IoT) for systems’ integration
  3. Deep and machine education
  4. Increased cloud-to-cloud integration
  5. Cord-free CCTV cameras
  6. GDPR including Cybersecurity

 

  1. PROLONGED USAGE CONCERNING DATA TOWARD VIDEO ANALYTICS

Security policies are becoming more complicated by the day. Consequently, businesses must become skilled in managing data, including video, in ascertaining the most advanced guides in their business. However, surveillance video will be imperative for bracing security as well as recognizing drifts and guides, which will eventually be financially advantageous to their business. This shows that businesses are more likely to use granular video analytics apps to assist them in their decision making.

  1. INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) FOR SYSTEMS’ INTEGRATION

The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing have arguably remained the most prominent drifts in current years. Hence, IoT has operated a notable role in the simplification of operations and has made the transferring and receiving of data over the internet much more accessible. Amidst IoT, sharing of video data using smart devices will become more accessible and also more protected. Similarly, IoT systems will also be combined with CCTV Surveillance Systems to give proper knowledge for the operational and business requirements of an industry. Moreover, video analytics such as people counting and heat mapping will frequently be implemented with the guidance of IoT systems to extend security and offer more business intelligence.

  1. DEEP AND MACHINE LEARNING

Deep learning and machine learning have long remained theoretical notions by scientists. Nevertheless, we are at a frame where the complete advantages of these notions will be recognised and valued. Amidst the explosion of data generated and the necessity to store it, there is an enhanced need for intelligent systems and algorithms that can examine the data efficiently. Beside deep and machine learning, the development of apps and systems with immediate features is on the growth. Similarly, the aforementioned will be helpful in solving traffic issues, terrorist occurrences, shoplifting, and additional security perils.

  1. INCREASED CLOUD-TO-CLOUD INTEGRATION

The cloud plays a significant part in IT frameworks. Many IT corporations have adopted the cloud in modern years as their favoured integration option rather than an on-site system. The cloud-to-cloud integration will be useful to many businesses since it will significantly decrease the requirement for in-house IT services, hence, lessening operation expenses. Similarly, the use of cloud CCTV surveillance systems will increase security features compared to storing it on-site.

  1. WIRELESS CCTV CAMERAS

Network cameras have already shown the potential of wireless CCTV surveillance systems. These systems can presently be monitored and controlled by mobile devices which assists within the integration of these systems as well as decreasing the maintenance expenses. Meanwhile, wireless CCTV surveillance systems are less stressful to install and will continue to simplify operations.

  1. GDPR AND CYBERSECURITY

The improvement of cybersecurity is an endless task, and this drift is set to point to powerful demand and this will benefit from sealing loopholes that cybercriminals may misuse in CCTV surveillance systems. Consequently, in countries such as the EU, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) claims that every business complies with the guidance put in place toward the unification of data protection. Accordingly, CCTV surveillance systems that are developed will inevitably be presumed to adhere to this set security guidance.

CCTV surveillance systems are emerging by the day, and new drifts associated with these systems are being contemplated. Similarly, the development of cordless CCTV surveillance systems has now been observed and it is set to continue. IoT, deep, and machine learning will be instrumental in advancing smart systems that will be beneficial in the analysis of every video data collected. The security of video data will also be managed through cybersecurity laws and regulations. 

What is going to happen to China’s top security surveillance giants Hikvision and Dahua in the UK?

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has already made plans to shrink the involvement of the Chinese firm Huawei in Britain’s 5G infrastructure development. Will Boris Johnson go one step further and follow the USA in banning other Chinese tech companies such as Hikvision and Dahua? 

Australia has already started removing Hikvision from its state-owned buildings. 

With the latest of  Australia’s round of expanded to 5G restrictions, the Government of Southern Australian has made a change to get rid of all closed-circuit security cameras made by a Chinese surveillance giant from health department buildings, In accordance with an article by the Sydney Morning Herald.

This article states that the cameras in question are made by the partially state-owned Chinese security technology company Hikvision, which was blacklisted in October of 2019 by the United States for the alleged role they had to play in human rights violations and in purporting to create a security network amongst federal agencies. Issues with Hikvision in Southern Australia were first noticed in the course of a Commonwealth-funded trial in which Hikvision security cameras were to be used in the rooms of aged care residents. This was to improve the overall safety.

Upon South Australia Health asking for more details from Hikvision to ensure its compliance with South Australian security guidelines, the company, Hikvision quit the pilot, with South Australian Health Minister Stephen Wade further saying that “security and technical issues” arose with the pilot. This also comes following the Department of Defence removing two Hikvision security cameras from their Perth and Adelaide bases in 2018. However, despite this ban, Hikvision security cameras are still being used in and across the public hospital network in New South Wales.

The ban serves as a constant reminder that the importation and outsourcing of technology products and services bring its own set of complex circumstances. Therefore It is paramount that the Australian government fully understands the full suite of security risks inherent in such technology forms.

NSW Health has also said its public hospital network was serviced by CCTV,  a range of suppliers did this service, including none other than Hikvision.

In contrast to the above stories, Hikvision in Europe has experienced significant growth and development. From just a few people, the company now employees over 300 dedicated employees serving customers all over Europe.

Hikvision would not have been so successful without its state background. But, the same factor that has contributed to its success in China is causing a big problem in the overseas market. The future business success of Hikvision overseas massively depends on its future corporate policies.  

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dear Student,

Ref: COVID-19 Update  

We’ve been working hard to responsibly reopen our centre, as per the government new ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines published on 11th May 2020, our courses will be running from the 1st June 2020 with all safety measures in place.  The opening hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.   We have developed a COVID-19 policy statement to follow all the UK government and WHO guidelines  Please see the below information.  However, if there are any changes to the government guidelines, we will inform you accordingly.   As a part of our COVID-19 policy statement, we have restricted the total maximum number of students per classroom to four. Therefore, if you have not booked your place, please call us on 03330064005 and book your place. 

We understand that there are current students who have been waiting since March to start their courses. Please call us on 03330064005 to re-book your place of study.   If you have already booked on the course and have difficulties (e.g. accommodation or other problems) in attending or re-booking, please contact us as we can make alternative arrangements.   Please be aware that if you or anyone you live with have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come to our centre and follow the government guidelines.  

We know this will be a difficult time for our students and customers. We appreciate your understanding and support in helping us to protect you and our staff.  

Thank you.  

Yours sincerely,  

Ferdinand Joseph

Director

Cube Group

———————————– Coronavirus 

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on businesses both in the UK and around the world could reach an unprecedented scale. This policy statement sets out Cube Group Training Ltd response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will give assurance that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of the virus, and continue the training we provide. We are taking our responsibilities very seriously.  We have taken three drastic measures to safeguard our delegates and our staff.

  1. Promoting our online learning platform.
  2. Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.
  3. Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Promoting our online learning platform

  1. Our registered delegates (enrolled learners) will have access to the online portal. We have organised a number of online seminars to help learners to understand the portal. We also have a dedicated staff member who will provide guidance and support.
  2. Learners can attempt free quizzes, and online tests to prepare for their final assessment. 
  3. This will allow them to work remotely and submit their coursework, assignments and their exams.

Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.

  1. By encouraging the delegates to follow our online sessions, the course in-class hours will be reduced.
  2. We are running a series of online training sessions which will cover the theory part of the course.
  3. We have made a number of interactive videos, animations and presentations.
  4. We run live tutoring sessions, where learners will be able to ask questions via video chat, text chat and emails. 

Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff. Below are some of the tougher measures that we have taken to create a safe environment for our learners and staff.

  1. All of our admin staff are working from home where possible.
  2. All of our staff have strict instructions to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any relevant symptoms and report the results to us.
  3. No member of Cube Staff, or their associates, have visited any country deemed high-risk in the last 2 months.
  4. Every delegate’s body temperature will be recorded using a touch-free thermometer before the training starts.
  5. If the delegate’s body temperature shows a high reading, we will advise the delegate to postpone the training date or discuss an alternative arrangement.
  6. Every delegate is encouraged to report directly to us if there are any instances where another person in the class shows signs of relevant symptoms for COVID-19.
  7. We will only allow four delegates per classroom and maintain the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation.
  8. Unfortunately, we are forced to stop serving refreshments at the centre. Every delegate will be provided with a bottle of water.
  9. Every delegate will be given the following PPE equipment: 
    1. Disposable gloves
    2. Face mask
    3. Face cover
    4. Antibacterial wipes
    5. Hand sanitizer
    6. Disposable hand towels, Bin

COVID-19 PPE for students CCTV installation course

  1. Every delegate will be given separate tools and a dedicated station at which to work.
  2. Every delegate will be asked to clean the tools before and after they use them.
  3. Our centre is now subject to a regime of regular antibacterial wipe-downs of desks, delegate laptops and door handles, with hand sanitiser dispensers located at the entrance to each building. 
  4. Tissues and antibacterial wipes are available throughout our centres, with dedicated tissue bins to effectively control any potential contamination.
  5. All office-based staff will monitor each other, and where practicable observe the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation set out by PHE (Public Health England) to minimise the spread of infection.
  6. COVID-19 signs are used throughout the centre to warn and remind the staff, visitors and delegates about the preventive measures.
  7. A risk assessment is conducted every fortnight and reviewed continuously.
  8. Further details can be found by downloading the WHO and HomeOffice guidelines.

Last updated: 27th May 2020

Dear Student,

Ref: COVID-19 Update

At the time of writing the below statement, the Cube Group Training Ltd is planning to restart our training sessions by the 18th May 2020. However, we are taking all the measures to safeguard our employees and customers. 

Like everyone, we are following guidance from Public Health England and the World Health Organization (WHO).

We have developed a COVID-19 plan to implement these guidelines. 

We have introduced changes to how we deliver and assess our training courses.

We will reassess the current measures every fortnight.

If you are a current student, our colleagues will be in touch with you to discuss these plans and book you for your practical session. 

The below statement gives a comprehensive view of the measures we have taken to comply with the government advice. 

Should you require any further information, please contact our team on 03330064005.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Ferdinand Joseph

Director

Cube Group

———————————–

Coronavirus 

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on businesses both in the UK and around the world could reach an unprecedented scale.

This policy statement sets out Cube Group Training Ltd response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will give assurance that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of the virus, and continue the training we provide.

We are taking our responsibilities very seriously. 

We have taken three drastic measures to safeguard our delegates and our staff.

  1. Promoting our online learning platform.
  2. Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.
  3. Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Promoting our online learning platform

  1. Our registered delegates (enrolled learners) will have access to the online portal. We have organised a number of online seminars to help learners to understand the portal. We also have a dedicated staff member who will provide guidance and support.
  2. Learners can attempt free quizzes, and online tests to prepare for their final assessment. 
  3. This will allow them to work remotely and submit their coursework, assignments and their exams.

Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.

  1. By encouraging the delegates to follow our online sessions, the course in-class hours will be reduced.
  2. We are running a series of online training sessions which will cover the theory part of the course.
  3. We have made a number of interactive videos, animations and presentations.
  4. We run live tutoring sessions, where learners will be able to ask questions via video chat, text chat and emails. 

Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Below are some of the tougher measures that we have taken to create a safe environment for our learners and staff.

  1. All of our admin staff are working from home where possible.
  2. All of our staff have strict instructions to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any relevant symptoms and report the results to us.
  3. No member of Cube Staff, or their associates, have visited any country deemed high-risk in the last 2 months.
  4. Every delegate’s body temperature will be recorded using a touch-free thermometer before the training starts.
  5. If the delegate’s body temperature shows a high reading, we will advise the delegate to postpone the training date or discuss an alternative arrangement.
  6. Every delegate is encouraged to report directly to us if there are any instances where another person in the class shows signs of relevant symptoms for COVID-19.
  7. We will only allow three delegates per classroom and maintain the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation.
  8. Unfortunately, we are forced to stop serving refreshments at the centre. Every delegate will be provided with a bottle of water.
  9. Every delegate will be given the following PPE equipment: 
    1. Disposable gloves
    2. Face mask
    3. Face cover
    4. Antibacterial wipes
    5. Hand sanitizer
    6. Disposable hand towels, Bin
  10. Every delegate will be given separate tools and a dedicated station at which to work.
  11. Every delegate will be asked to clean the tools before and after they use them.
  12. Our centre is now subject to a regime of regular antibacterial wipe-downs of desks, delegate laptops and door handles, with hand sanitiser dispensers located at the entrance to each building. 
  13. Tissues and antibacterial wipes are available throughout our centres, with dedicated tissue bins to effectively control any potential contamination.
  14. All office-based staff will monitor each other, and where practicable observe the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation set out by PHE (Public Health England) to minimise the spread of infection.
  15. COVID-19 signs are used throughout the centre to warn and remind the staff, visitors and delegates about the preventive measures.
  16. A risk assessment is conducted every fortnight and reviewed continuously.
  17. Further details can be found by downloading the WHO and HomeOffice guidelines.

Last updated: 11th May 2020

Cube Online Courses

Earn a Cube Certificate

When you complete your course, you will earn a Cube certificate, which can boost your resume, helping you stand out in the job market.

We have new and exciting online courses which you can learn from anywhere at your own pace. 

The online courses are very engaging and include interactive discussions, updated content and reference materials, videos, and scenarios used to facilitate learning. 

Your progress is guided by an instructor while still allowing for the flexibility you want from an online course. The instructor guided online courses are self-paced with a 4-month duration to complete all modules.

For more information, please call us on 03330064005.

Online Electronic Security Courses

FREE Webinars and online courses

Who’s bored yet? OK, yes, pretty much everyone. But we’re all doing the right thing by staying inside in our pyjamas all day. 

Unless you’re already a homebody, being stuck in the house for the last few weeks is probably taking its toll on you.

The unprecedented times come with unprecedented measures, as a human race, we are quick to adapt, innovate and make the most of any situation.

Online learning

Why not learn online during this lockdown

As a leading electronic security training centre, we have announced the start of our new series of webinars and online courses. The idea is that learners can take part and develop an invaluable skill while stuck at home during the lockdown.

Upcoming events:

29th April 2020 – Electronics and CCTV Installation – FREE webinar

 

 

FREE Webinars

FREE Webinars

Hi there,

You have successfully registered for Cube webinar.

Webinar details:

Basic Electronics and CCTV Installation

By

Ferdinand Joseph MSc, BSc (Hons)

Date: 29th April 2020

Time: 10 am ((GMT+0:00) Greenwich Mean Time)

Duration: 1 hour 

Please click the following link.

29th April 2020

Looking forward to seeing you,

Cube Training

Our previous webinars:

Cube Group Training statement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cube Group Training statement regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus 

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and its impact on business both in the UK and around the world could reach an unprecedented scale. This policy statement sets out Cube Group Training Ltd response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will give the assurances that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of the virus, and the training we provide.

We are taking our responsibilities very seriously.

All of our staff have strict instructions to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any relevant symptoms and report the results to us. No member of Cube Staff, or their associates, have visited any country deemed high-risk in the last 2 months.

Every delegate is encouraged to report directly to us any instances where another person in the class shows signs of relevant symptoms.

Each Cube Training centre is now subject to a regime of regular antibacterial wipe-downs of desks, delegate laptops and door handles, with hand sanitiser dispensers located at the entrance to each building. 

Tissues and antibacterial wipes are available throughout our centres, with dedicated tissue bins to effectively control any potential of contamination.

All office-based staff will monitor each other, and where practicable observe the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation set out by PHE (Public Health England) to minimise the spread of infection. Where possible, consideration to working at home will be given to those staff who may be more susceptible to the virus, and this will be established by risk assessment and reviewed continuously.

At present, we are still delivering our course programme within our Gravesend, Kent centre. The maximum delegate number of all our courses is 6, with some being substantially lower, and in line with current guidelines, the overall risk is low. All course support material and stationery shall be newly provided, with any excess material, from previous courses, disposed of in a controlled manner.

For those delegates whose travel is restricted, we are considering the development to deliver the course via a webinar link, providing the recipient IT system can support this. These courses will be typically those which do not involve any practical element.

Course Booking – Deferral / Postponement

In line with the current guidelines provided by both Public Health England, and the Government, we are trying to carry on with business as usual, however, this will be wholly dependent upon the views of all our clients, their controls associated with the outbreak, and the advice given, as well as safeguarding both our staff and our delegates.

For those clients who still require our training services, we fully appreciate your support and thank you in advance, however, we fully understand all reasons should any client wish to cancel/ defer their course booking to a later date. 

We have modified our booking terms to allow for greater flexibility for those who have training courses already booked with us. We encourage our clients to contact us as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements in terms of postponement and rescheduling of future courses.

However, failure to inform us of your intentions before a course running and anyone not attending, will unfortunately result in full payment for those with existing bookings.

Should you wish to discuss you booking with your account manager, please do not hesitate to do so, as we will endeavour to meet your requirements as well as we possibly can.

This statement aims to achieve the right balance in terms of business continuity against the risk to all staff / delegates during this period of uncertainty.

Cube Group Training will constantly monitor all associated guidance and will update its processes regularly, ensuring effective control throughout.

Symptoms in Summary

Coronavirus is essentially a respiratory disease, with the symptoms being:

  • A continual cough
  • A fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
  • Shortness of breath

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

What to do if you Think you Might Have Coronavirus

  1. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service
  2. Only call NHS 111 if you don’t find the online service helpful
  3. Do not go to a pharmacy or hospital
  4. You will need to call ahead if you want to attend your GP surgery

Prevention

The biggest contribution to preventing the spread of the virus is the personal one. Please ensure, at all times, you:

Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • Wash your hands when you arrive at work and get home
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the dedicated bin straight away and wash your hands immediately
  • Try to avoid close contact with unwell people
  • Don’t shake hands, acknowledge verbally
  • People should avoid pubs and clubs and work from home where at all possible
  • People with symptoms should stay at home for 14 days and don’t go out except for exercise. This will also include those persons who may be in contact with other family members who experience the symptoms
  • From the weekend, it will become necessary to ask the most vulnerable to stay shielded for 12 weeks

For more details, please call us on 03330064005 or email us at sales@cctvdvrsystem.co.uk

Global and UK Electronic Security Market in 2025 and growth strategies of the market leaders

Global and UK Electronic Security Market in 2025 and growth strategies of the market leaders

Market size and forecast

The global “Commercial Security Market” will stretch out from 84 billion USD in 2018 to 167 billion USD in 2025. The terrorist threat, illegal activities, fraudulent activities, tension between countries, growing use of the internet, advancement in smartphone technology and government policies are some of the reasons for the rising demand for electronic security systems. Electronic security systems offer several advantages such as maintaining records for information, monitoring activities in residential and public areas, and helping governments against terrorism and external threats. They have a significant role to play in military and defence systems of a country. The video surveillance security systems market segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment. These surveillance systems are cost-effective and help in cracking down criminal activities. Also, video surveillance security systems help in various other applications such as facial recognition in border control management, traffic management, crowd monitoring, etc. CCTV cameras with built-in programmable corrections, built-in image processing, auto-exposure, and programmable exposure with precision are a few widely adopted security applications in the military and defence segment. In addition, law enforcement sites such as lock-ups, prisons, and correctional facilities, among others, require a high level of security to prevent criminal activities. Ameristar Perimeter Security, FutureNet Security Solutions, Anixter International, TPPG The Perimeter Protection Group AB, Tyco International Plc, Honeywell International, ZABAG Security Engineering GmbH, FLIR Systems, Southwest Microwave, Axis Communications AB, RBtec Perimeter Security Systems and Senstar Corporation are some of the prominent players dominating the commercial security market.  

The growth strategy of the key players

The key players focus on inorganic growth strategies to maintain their position. For instance, in 2016, Senstar acquired Aimetis, a Canada-based company that specialized in advanced video analytics software. Additionally, the company formed a dedicated team of financial and human resources to continue its organic development. Johnson Controls merged with Tyco, all businesses of Tyco and Johnson Controls come under Tyco International plc, renamed as Johnson Controls International plc. The merger was completed on September 9, 2016. In April 2016, Global giant Hikvision acquired Pyronix for an undisclosed amount.  In June 2014, Canon acquired Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world-leading provider of open platform Video Management Software (VMS).

The UK security surveillance market

As the sector security covers a variety of market segments from locking systems, CCTV, security fencing, security doors, intruder alarms and access technology, the UK security market was worth over £2.35bn in 2017 and is expected to grow at 12% per year. Over 2,000 companies specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of security equipment in the UK, and the British security industry employs around 600,000 people. There are an estimated 4.25 million CCTV cameras installed (2017) in the UK.

The CCTV segment accounts for the majority of the market value, with a 52% share. The video surveillance sector has seen the greatest levels of innovation and new product development. The competition from Chinese manufacturers has bought a significant reduction in the resale price. The shift from analogue to digital has created new opportunities for companies to acquire medium and large scale projects. In the access control sector, product development and new technologies have been a key driver of growth of this segment, particularly in commercial offices and housebuilding. Electronic access control plays a huge role.  In addition, access control products have not been subject to the price deflation experienced in other sectors, thereby enabling relatively consistent value growth. Paxton, ACT, Comelit, TDSI, Fermax are some of the main players in this segment.   The intruder alarm market segment is at a high level of competition in relation to other security products. The long replacement cycle has played a huge role in this trend, in particular, the non-residential sector is not attracted to new advancements in the technology and is very price sensitive.  However, in the residential sector, growth has remained positive in line with increased housebuilding and technology development like home automation and growth of voice recognition technology. The main key players are Honeywell, Texecom, Pyronix, Risco, Scantronic, Bosch, etc. 

Brexit and the security surveillance market

The overall prospects for the electronic security sector are reasonably good. The advancements in home automation, broadband speed, wireless technology and increasing new residential developments are some of the factors fuelling the growth of this industry.  

The speculation about Brexit has caused some slowdown in new developments, and this has caused some uncertainty, however, the historical data and the strong resilient British economy is driving the growth up in the long term, which brings opportunities for manufacturers and installers of electronic security equipment.

Despite all the arguments, the UK security surveillance industry remains one of the most robust growth sectors, full of opportunities for manufacturers, installers, distributors, developers, etc. 

CCTV Alarm engineer jobs

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Statistics of Fire and Security engineer’s jobs.

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Fire and Security job market

  • Over the past 20 years, the UK security market has seen an almost continual rise in jobs advertised. The employment rate among fire and security engineers (aged 25-54) is up from 57% in 1975 to a record high of 78% in 2018.
  • This predominantly reflects an increase in full-time employment, from 29% in 1985 (when data on hours of work began) to 44% in 2017.
  • These above changes are mainly due to the result of the growing demand in the security products and services in the UK and the rest of the world.

Teegan Woolard – Recruiter at Cube Hire

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