British Security Industry Association (BSIA) News

Tavcom Training celebrates first anniversary of Certified Technical Security Professionals Register

Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of Linx International Group, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which aims to raise standards in the security and fire industry. In the last 12 months more than 500 engineers, contractors and vendors have applied to have their competence officially recognised. The Register has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB...

IFSEC & FIREX collaborate with MEFSEC to showcase advancements in security & fire safety technologies

Following the recent combination of UBM and Informa, IFSEC and FIREX are pleased to announce a dynamic and strategic new alliance with MEFSEC- the Middle East Fire & Security Exhibition which takes place at the Egypt international Exhibition Center. Fire safety & security   This partnership represents a new opportunity for IFSEC and FIREX exhibitors to present their expertise and world class products to specifiers and purchasers from Egypt and its surrounding regions which is seei...

Tavcom Training presents ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre’ at IFSEC International 2018

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced it is once again delivering the free educational programme for ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre‘ at IFSEC International 2018, with sponsor Panasonic UK. The Theatre will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on cutting-edge subjects that are key to technical security professionals. Renowned for over ten years as the ‘Tavcom Theatre’, this year, following an extensive researc...

GDPR-compliant video surveillance enhances data protection for businesses

As most of us are well aware by now, from 25th May 2018, every EU country will be subject to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), changing the way personal data is handled by strengthening compliance requirements and introducing strict penalties for failing to adequately protect personal data. All UK businesses must be conscious of the new rules and make the necessary changes, since non-compliance can result in data breaches and massive fines of up to 20 million Euros, or 4% of t...

Tavcom Training's Certified Technical Security Professional (CTSP) enrollments cross over 200 applications

Tavcom Training is delighted to announce that the Certified Technical Security Professional Register (CTSP) has received over 200 applications to join the Register since launching on 1st September 2017. The CTSP Register has been endorsed in the UK by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the SSAIB, as well as internationally by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). It represents the only opportunity for installers and those who maintain security/fire systems, to...

Stocksigns Group highlights CCTV surveillance and signage norms for businesses

According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) there are estimated to be up to 6 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom. Many businesses use CCTV systems for their security benefits, however the images of people captured is classified as personal data. Due to this, businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Danny Adamson, Managing Director of Surrey-based signage makers Stocksigns Gro...

Pelco and NAFFCO among companies returning for Intersec’s 2018 20th anniversary in Dubai

As preparations continue ahead of Intersec 2018, the 20th anniversary edition of world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection will be a notable milestone for a number of exhibitors that have grown with the exhibition since its inception in 1999. Pelco’s Intersec history Pelco by Schneider Electric is one of 13 companies at Intersec 2018 that exhibited at the inaugural edition 20 years ago, and will line up alongside more than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countri...

GJD to demonstrate latest security range at Security TWENTY 17 Scotland Conference and Exhibition

GJD is pleased to announce it is exhibiting at Security TWENTY 17 (ST17), Scotland on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at the central location of the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. GJD will demonstrate its expanded range of motion detectors, IP enabled sensors, lasers and LED illuminators. Live product demonstrations Visitors to the GJD stand will see live product demonstrations of the Laser-Watch: a long range IP connected laser surveillance sensor that detects objects and humans with great accuracy. The...

Send for Help Group Director Will Murray elected Chairman of BSIA Lone Worker Section

Will Murray, Marketing Director of leading lone worker protection provider, Send For Help group, has been elected to Chair the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section. The appointment means that the Group now occupies an unprecedented three spaces on the Section Committee, with each subsidiary brand receiving representation. Operations Director, Ricardo Pombo and IMC Operations Manager, Nick Shea will be attending future BSIA meetings on behalf of Peoplesafe and Skyguard respectively. Will Murray will...

BSIA commissions white paper to establish importance of making purchase decision based on quality than initial purchase price

The paper focuses on the price versus quality debate from the perspectives of both buyers and sellers A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality—rather than initial purchase price alone—for end users of security solutions. The paper, titled “The (Real) Price of Security Solutions – A white paper on the challenges of buying and selling high-quality...

IFSEC Southeast Asia appreciates BSIA for continued and invaluable support over the last 5 years

IFSEC Southeast Asia provides vendors with the chance to meet with over 10,000 customers from over 51 countries IFSEC Southeast Asia thanks the BSIA team for their continued and invaluable support over the last 5 years. IFSEC South East Asia is a highly successful extension of the world leading IFSEC brand and provides UK security suppliers with a unique opportunity to meet with new and existing customers from the region. Appreciation of support Simon Mills (Group brand dire...

Kings Security to host and manage SaferCash intelligence security initiative

SaferCash offers couriers intelligence on any offences where Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are active across force and regional boundaries Kings Security has been selected to manage and host the intelligence database for SaferCash, the intelligence sharing initiative aimed at reducing the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers, banking establishments and ATMs. This prestigious contract, effective as of February 2017, will see Kings take responsibility for the managemen...