The DeepinMind embedded NVR took inspiration from the human brain to perform a surprisingly reliable false alarm filter.
Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has launched its ‘DeepinMind Network Video Recorder (NVR). This NVR has an embedded ‘Deep Learning’ functionality. This intelligent NVR effectively ‘learns’ to identify people captured by CCTV cameras.
The NVR will further learn to filter out false alarms that would have previously been triggered by non-threatening moving objects such as trees, shadows and animals. The 32-channel iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S NVR will be the first in Hikvision’s new range of DeepinMind products.
Abbreviations The following abbreviations appear in this Code of Practice:
ATEX Explosive Atmospheres (from ATmosphères Explosives) BS British Standard BSI British Standards Institution BSIA British Security Industry Association CAD Computer Aided Design / Draughting CAST (Home Office) Centre for Applied Science and Technology CCTV Closed Circuit Television CENELEC Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique; (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) DPA Data Protection Act EN European Standard FAT Factory Acceptance Test HD High Definition HOSDB Home Office Scientific Development Branch (former name of CAST) IEC International Electrotechnical Committee (Worldwide standards body) IP Internet Protocol or Ingress Protection Rating (according to context) ISO International Standards Organisation ONVIF Open Network Video Interface Forum OR Operational Requirement PAL Phase Alternating Line (TV encoding system) PoE Power over Ethernet PSIA Physical Security Interoperability Alliance PTZ Pan-Tilt-Zoom PVC Polyvinyl Chloride RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks RVRC Remote Video Response Centre SCCoP Surveillance Camera Code of Practice SCC Surveillance Camera Commissioner SDP System Design Proposal SXGA+ Super Extended Graphics Array Plus TX Transmission
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.
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 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.
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.
Tony Bradley the retired police officer from Solihull, Birmingham, runs a successful company called Owl Security Solution after completing CCTV and Intruder Alarm courses.
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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?
Who are the main players in the market?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are glad to help you understand more about this industry. You can pop into our office to have a coffee and chat.
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How can you succeed in a fire and security interview?
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.
Every HMO must regularly check and properly maintain every fire alarm and fire safety equipment.
It is a legal framework of standards and regulations which all landlords of HMOs must comply with, whether the property requires a licence or not. Landlords of all HMOs must ensure that their properties comply with The Management of House in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.
A person who fails to comply with these Regulations commits an offence under section 234(3) of the Housing Act 2004. The maximum penalty for non-compliance is a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (currently £5,000).
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On average, a fire alarm installer earns around £35K to £50K per annum.
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