SSAIB 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...

SSAIB’s Frank Smith & Nick Grewcock recognised by Tavcom as CTSP-registered auditors

Tavcom Training, operator of the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), is pleased to announce that Frank Smith and Nick Grewcock from the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) are among the first auditors to be admitted. The CTSP Register was extended to include auditors and consultants fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire systems sectors in June 2018. Frank Smith commented: “I’m delighted to have been recognised as...

Tavcom announces CTSP register to incorporate auditors and consultants at IFSEC 2018

Tavcom Training, the operators of the professional Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) announced at IFSEC International 2018, that the Register now recognises Auditors and Consultants, and details of a new Vocational Application Pathway onto the Register will be highlighted. The Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) was officially launched in September 2017. Industry feedback has led to the inclusion of two additional registration categories:...

SSAIB certifies MRP Alarms to latest ISO 9001 quality management systems standard

SSAIB, the UK and Ireland’s security, fire, and telecare certification body, has certified its registered firm, MRP Alarms, to the latest ISO 9001 quality management systems standard. Importantly, while Harrogate-based MRP Alarms was already audited to the previous (2008) version of ISO 9001 for the installation of wired and wireless intruder alarm systems, it sought benchmark certification to this updated ISO 9001: 2015 standard as part of the company’s commitment to the highest lev...

SSAIB announces implementation of body-worn technology by police forces meets Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

BWV technology can be used in a variety of ways for evidential purposes SSAIB, the UK and Ireland’s security, fire and telecare certification body, announces that two police forces have pioneered the introduction of body-worn video (BWV) technology in accordance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Following certification to the code, completed by SSAIB auditors, the Greater Manchester Police and Metropolitan Police Service are now using devices for a variety o...

SSAIB confirms Marks & Spencer has achieved Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

The surveillance system provides a safe and secure shopping and working environment SSAIB, the UK and Ireland’s security, fire, and telecare certification body, has confirmed that, following an in-depth audit, major High Street retailer Marks and Spencer has achieved the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Certificate of Compliance. In a move personally praised by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, M&S voluntarily sought the certification and is...

SSAIB’s surveillance camera certification advantages explained at IFSEC 2016

SSAIB can now provide an assessment service for organisations seeking certification against the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice SSAIB, the UK and Ireland-based certification body with some 1700 registered firms, will be exhibiting on stand G500 at IFSEC. SSAIB’s appearance at the three-day show follows its full programme of regional forum events held in the first half of 2016, including locations in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and elsewhere around the UK. S...

IFSEC 2016: Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition for fire & security apprentice engineers now fully-booked

64 of fire and security industry’s young engineers will head to IFSEC 2016 to put their skills against each other in live installation challenge IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, have recently announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now filled. 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will head to IFSEC International over the 21-23 June 2016 to put their skills against each other in...

Amthal Fire & Security releases white paper focused on security in commercial applications

The white paper looks at issues faced by commercial owners, including employee theft, property and desperation crime Amthal Fire & Security has launched a new downloadable white paper considering fire and security measures in commercial applications. The white paper, focussed on security in commercial applications, looks at issues faced by commercial owners, including employee theft, property and desperation crime, together with the emerging issues surrounding cybercrime...

Engineers of Tomorrow competition registration now open to fire & security apprentice engineers

Successful entrants to Engineers of Tomorrow will be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at IFSEC 2016 The prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition is now open for the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers to register their interest. Successful entrants will then be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC In...

Amthal provides fire and security services across Hawksmoor Restaurants in UK

Amthal designs, delivers and installs smart CCTV systems alongside all fire alarms for the ultimate safety of staff and customers Amthal is working with Hawksmoor through an ambitious growth plan throughout the UK, providing fire and security services for all new and inherited buildings. Hawksmoor, a British steakhouse and cocktail bar, which has been described as ‘flawless’ by The Times restaurant critic Giles Coren, and one of the best restaurant groups in the c...

BSI revise CCTV – Management and operation – Code of practice

The changes take into account introduction of CCTV Code of Practice issued by SCC as required by Freedoms of Information Act 2012 BSI, the business standards company, revised BS 7958:2015 Closed circuit television (CCTV) – Management and operation – Code of practice. The changes take into account the introduction of the CCTV Code of Practice issued by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) as required by the Freedoms of Information Act 2012. Closed circuit tel...