National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) News

Servest encourages retailers to upgrade security plans, preparing for Black Friday crowds

Servest is encouraging retailers to consider in-store security plans Last year, the National Police Chiefs' Council issued warnings to retailers to consider the security implications associated with the sales surge expected this Black Friday (Friday 25th November). Originally an American calendar event designed to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday promises to be the day when British shoppers hit the shops in order to make the most of the deals...

BSI’s new BS 8517 Code of practice - guidelines on how to correctly handle security and detection dogs

BSI’s BS 8517 recommends how to handle security dogs, while complying with existing government legislation BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1, Code of practice for the use of general security dogs and BS 8517-2, Code of practice for the use of detection dogs, to provide guidelines for organisations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure. BSI convened a diverse group of individuals and organisations who use security dogs, such as cons...

Reliance Protect contributes to new NPCC emergency response guidelines for lone workers

Reliance Protect initiates a Level 1 police response for highest risk situations following changes to guidelines from NPCC Improving safety for lone workers in health, social services and the public sector, Reliance Protect has been praised by police for its contribution to new emergency response guidelines. Level 1 police response As an accredited BS8484 provider, Reliance Protect will continue to bypass the traditional 999 route and initiate a Level 1 police response for t...

BSIA publishes Form 144 and Form 288 lone worker guide revisions

The revised guides reflect recent changes in the Lone Worker services market The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published revisions to two of its Lone Worker guides. The revisions have been made to Form 144 – A Guide to Buying a Lone Worker Service and Form 288 – Lone Workers – An Employer’s Guide, to reflect recent changes in the Lone Worker services market. Form 144 – A Guide to Buying a Lone Worker Service provides end users...

Skyguard’s MySOS personal safety device provides 24 hour backup and assistance to Brent Council’s frontline staff

Skyguard’s ACPO accredited MySOS allows Council’s employees to raise alarm and call for help in any emergency situation Skyguard, Europe’s premier personal safety service, are providing Brent Council’s frontline lone working staff with 24 hour backup and assistance. The Council’s employees can raise the alarm anytime via the use of Skyguard’s ACPO accredited MySOS personal safety device – giving them a simple yet effective way to call...

Videx publishes guide to specify SBD certified door entry and access control systems

Local authorities, housing associations and other organisations looking to meet the security requirements of the Secured By Design (SBD) scheme can now get a helping hand from Videx.  The company has just published its guide to specifying Door Entry & Access Control Systems to SBD Standards, the initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) aiming to reduce crime with security products that meet police approved standards. Videx is currently the only SBD Door Entry &am...

BSIA partners with ACPO to reduce false alarm numbers

The BSIA and the ACPO partner to develop industry standards and practices to reduce the number of false activations Police are now more likely than ever to respond to genuine alarm activations, thanks to a partnership approach between Police and the private security industry, which has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of false alarm activations. In the past two decades, the number of false alarm activations generated by security alarm systems has reduced dramatic...

Connexion2’s 8 Series Identicom shortlisted for IFSEC and FIREX Awards 2013

Connexion2’s 8 Series Identicom has been shortlisted for “Lone Worker Protection Solution of The Year” Connexion2’s new 8 Series Identicom has been shortlisted for the new “Lone Worker Protection Solution of The Year” award at the IFSEC and FIREX Awards 2013.  The category celebrates and acknowledges technical innovation and excellence in devices that have been specifically designed with lone workers in mind. Launched at IFSEC last yea...

Skyguard’s MySOS personal safety device awarded ACPO's ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation

MySOS is also fully certified to all elements of BS 8484 and BS 5979, the standard for alarm receiving centres Skyguard, Europe’s premier personal safety service for lone workers and those at risk, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation for its innovative MySOS personal safety device. The MySOS, exclusively developed by Skyguard, has met the extremely stringent specifications set by Secured by Design, the official UK initiative cr...

BSIA updates its access control systems guide

A Specifiers Guide to Access Control Systems aims to create awareness for specifiers and potential purchasers The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has recently updated one of its guides to access control systems. The guide, ‘A Specifiers Guide to Access Control Systems’, aims to raise awareness to specifiers and potential purchasers about the contributions and benefits that access control systems can give to a premises. Properly designed and installed...

BSIA and security industry leaders to discuss implications of the PD6662 scheme

Manufacturers of PD6662 compliant products will give practical demonstrations of the products Leading organisations from across the security industry are to impart their shared expertise at a forthcoming series of seminars entitled PD6662: The Industry Debate, aimed at educating a wider audience about the implications of the PD6662 scheme relating to hold-up and intruder alarms. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will be joined by the National Security Inspector...

CSL DualCom annual Insurance Forum discussed the latest Security Industry hot topics

BSIA’s Technical Director Alex Carmichael and CEO, provided updates on the latest security standards CSL DualCom’s fourth annual Insurance and Senior Risk Surveyor Forum held at Business Partner, Vodafone’s HQ proved to be the busiest yet. Over 50 senior Insurers attended, representing 80% of the Insurance Industry. The event was a buzzing forum for debates on the latest Security Industry hot topics and developments. The board of speakers was strategically se...