National Security Inspectorate (NSI) News

Ron Panter joins NSI’s in-house auditing team as security & fire systems auditor

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s premier independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor, and lead auditor for ISO 9001, based in Surrey and London. Ron started his career in auditing with the London Electricity Board where he held a variety of customer service and quality management roles. He subsequently spent over 20 years as a quality manager for a NACOSS Gold and ARC ap...

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...

National Security Inspectorate appoints Robert Conlon as Head of Standards

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s renowned independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, announces the appointment of Robert Conlon as Head of Standards. This newly-created position demonstrates NSI’s commitment to continually enhancing its technical know-how and expertise within the industry in which its approved companies operate to recognised British and International standards.  In his new role, Conlon will oversee NSI...

New NSI-commissioned research report published on ‘Maximising Public Benefits from Automated Alarms’

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) publishes findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The independent research - conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) - assesses the advantages and disadvantages o...

National Security Inspectorate auditors share best practices for reduced emissions

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) team of 34 full-time, expert auditors recently gathered in Maidenhead to participate in advanced training and sharing of best practice, as part of their continual development. This unique, highly respected team clocks up on average 3.25 million miles each year, fulfilling around 3500 audit days across more than 1800 approved companies.  As part of its commitment to raising standards within the industry, NSI’s audit team is increasingly...

NSI Summit 2018 to focus on community security and fire safety innovations

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is pleased to announce the gold sponsors for this year’s NSI Summit 2018 taking place in March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham are confirmed as BT Redcare, CSL, RISCO Group and summit partner, IFSEC International, all of whom are preparing to share updates, industry insights and product demonstrations. Exclusively open to all NSI approved companies spanning security, guarding services and fire safety, and industry stakeholders including...

NSI Summit 2018 to be held at the Vox Conference Center in Birmingham on March 22nd

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is delighted to announce the NSI Summit will take place on the 22nd March 2018 at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham – NSI approved companies are now invited to book to attend. The Summit, now in its fifth year, has grown from strength to strength attracting hundreds of delegates and exhibitors at the inaugural event at the Vox in 2017. This year’s Summit theme, ‘Strengthening Partnerships’, celebrates the success of the cont...

NSI releases new update for CCTV installations Code of Practice

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV code of practice – for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems - NCP 104 Issue 3. This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks, and emphasises the importance of thoroughly assessing customer security risks and requirements when developing CCTV system design. Customer assurance Customers buying CCTV surveillance systems designed, installed and maintained t...

What new standards are needed in the security marketplace?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) describes standards as guidelines or characteristics for activities or for their results, aimed at achieving the optimum degree of order. They might include product standards, test methods, codes of practice, guideline standards, and management systems standards. In the security marketplace, there are many standards currently used, including those from organisations such as ONVIF, PSIA and ASIS International. Might the value of standardisa...

British Standards Institution revises door security standard to meet new challenges and changes in law

BS 7960:2016 was revised to accommodate changes in the legal requirements for door security staff British Standards Institution, the business standards company, has revised BS 7960 Door Supervision – Code of Practice. The updated standard gives recommendations for the organisation and management of companies providing door supervision services, whether contracted or in-house, to licenses premises or events. Fulfilling legal requirements BS 7960:2016 was revised to acco...

Lone worker protection provider, Send for Help Group, announces record growth for FY/2015-16

Send for Help provides personal alarms, mobile phone applications linked to a alarm receiving centre The Send for Help Group, a leading lone  worker protection provider, are pleased to announce record growth and profits for the financial year 2015/16. The figures, published in Send for Help Limited’s Annual Report found that for the year ending 31st March 2016, turnover was up 81% year-on-year and operating profits had also increased by 42% within the same period....

DHF’s Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers code for installers and maintainers of automatic gates

The new DHF code reduces the risks associated with powered gates to as low as is reasonably practicable A new code of practice for the safe installation and maintenance of powered gates is rapidly establishing itself as the "bible" for gate installers across the UK. DHF TS 011:2016 - the DHF Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers - has been developed by the DHF (Door & Hardware Federation). The DHF...