National Security Inspectorate (NSI) News

(Updated - KD) National Security Inspectorate to host a webinar in partnership with Risk Crew to discuss the benefits of cyber essentials certification

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), in partnership with Risk Crew, an IASME-accredited cyber essentials certification body, will host a webinar for NSI approved companies discussing the benefits of cyber essentials certification in this increasingly digitalised environment. The webinar will provide insight on topics such as the importance of cyber security in the security and fire safety sector, Cyber essentials versus cyber essentials plus and which is appropriate for the business, certi...

British Security Awards 2021: National Security Inspectorate to sponsor apprentice of the year

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is once again supporting the BSIA’s British Security Awards, taking place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 30th June 2021. The British Security Awards recognise key achievements from within the private security industry and for the third consecutive year NSI is sponsoring the ‘Apprentice of the Year' Award. Dedicated to the next generation of engineers within the industry, this category will award an apprentice for their outstandin...

National Security Inspectorate congratulates the approved companies and individuals shortlisted as finalists for OSPAs

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is supporting this year’s UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which is part of a global awards scheme currently running in 12 countries recognising outstanding performance in their private security sectors. This year’s UK OSPAs awards show will be taking place ‘virtually’ on the afternoon of 25 February and NSI is delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator category. NSI congratulates t...

National Security Inspectorate collaborates with Cyber Essentials certification body, Risk Crew to deliver cyber security certification

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced a new partnership with Risk Crew, an IASME-accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, to deliver cyber security certification and associated benefits to NSI approved companies. The aim of the new partnership is to provide NSI approved companies with a straightforward pathway to Cyber Essentials certification, building increased reassurance for the wider communities they serve. Cyber Essentials/Plus certification Cyber Essentials/Plus...

Inner Range and Antron Security equip Kajima Properties’ new London office property with touchless access control solution

Specialist property developer and investor, Kajima Properties’ new project development at 77 Coleman Street in the City of London is a luxury multi-tenant office set over seven floors. BNP Paribas acts as the managing agent, while the redevelopment was designed by architect, Buckley Gray Yeoman. The prominent London location is a minute’s walk from Moorgate Tube station and the Elizabeth Line. The redevelopment included installing elegant external facades as well as creating floors...

National Security Inspectorate launches an upgraded website with user-friendly search functionality

NSI (National Security Inspectorate), the UK’s most widely recognised UKAS accredited Certification Body in the security and fire safety sectors, announces the launch of a new upgraded website. The primary aim of the site’s new look is to simply steer homeowners and commercial buyers of security and fire safety services to relevant information and enable them to easily connect with NSI’s independently approved providers, for the services they seek. Alarm response services Th...

National Security Inspectorate unveils eLearning security screening course on the revised Code of Practice BS 7858:2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the launch of a new eLearning course to help NSI approved companies understand and apply the requirements of the revised Code of Practice BS 7858:2019 'Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment'. NSI eLearning screening course This introductory eLearning course is available to all who wish to enroll, but is particularly useful for screening administrators and controllers. Accredited by the National Security Institute’s...

Ecl-ips announces the acquisition of alarm specialist Security Group to provide comprehensive services to their clients

Security and monitoring firm Ecl-ips, has bought Bristol-based alarms specialist, Security Group, to expand its services to clients. Ecl-ips is a CCTV and access control system designer and installer based in Worcestershire which has always strived to offer clients the most advanced solutions it can. Its current preferred partners are Avigilon, part of Motorola Solutions, for CCTV and Paxton, for access control. Meanwhile, Security Group specialises in designing, installing, maintaining and rep...

National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces its accreditation as a Living Wage Employer

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces its accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer. NSI endorses the Living Wage Foundation’s principles recognising this independent movement of businesses, organisations and people campaigning on the simple ethic that ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’, an integral part of many organisations’ corporate social responsibility. Living Wage Foundation The Foundation celebra...

National Security Inspectorate sponsors Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognising individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners. Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Aw...

National Security Inspectorate announces audit and assessment programmes will resume effective from 1st June 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1st June 2020, in light of current Government “go to work if you are unable to work from home” guidance. Government guidance allows all employers to resume activity in the workplace where appropriate, including professional services that cannot be delivered remotely, such as NSI on-site audits. NSI will utilise a combination of remote audit and on-site audit capability in...

NSI announces suspension of all audit and assessment activity in April and May 2020 owing to global COVID19 pandemic

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced suspension of all audit activity commencing 6th April until 31st May 2020 inclusive, in view of the global coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. All approved companies in the security and fire sector are working hard to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, prioritising the health and well-being of staff and taking necessary steps to support their customers and maintain business continuity. The professional industry is practising social distanci...