Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, the globally renowned provider of accredited security systems training courses, has announced the launch of the first in a series of virtual classroom training courses added to its classroom training portfolio, starting with two fundamental courses, Intruder Alarm System Design BTEC Level 3 and CCTV System Design and Planning BTEC Level 3. Virtual classroom training courses Delivered via Zoom through online interactive lectures and workshops and guided by the same expert instructors as the classroom courses, learners will have the chance to gain an accredited certification in a live environment, without having to travel. We understand a lot of our learners come to us for the high standard or training we deliver here at Tavcom" Andrew Saywell, Business Development Manager for Tavcom Training said, “We understand a lot of our learners come to us for the high standard or training we deliver here at Tavcom, and we wanted to find a way to provide that high standard of classroom learning to the many who are not able to travel.” He adds, “Our new virtual classroom courses are a crucial solution to this. Delivered by and in partnership with our lead tutors, they are fully interactive and designed to provide professionals with the necessary skills required to carry out the key elements of their job role.” Enhancing accessibility to Tavcom Training courses Andrew continues, “The launch of our accredited virtual training courses is just one in a series of latest developments that we are implementing in order to increase the accessibility of Tavcom Training courses to learners globally. Now more than ever it is easier to gain a worldwide recognised qualification.” Not only will learners interact with the class and ask questions as they would in a classroom, but they can expect to receive all the typical benefits of traditional face-to-face training including full tutor support, training resources, and protected soft copies of the learning material distributed prior to course commencement. Intruder Alarm System Design BTEC Level 3 course Intruder Alarm System Design BTEC Level 3 training course is the first course in Tavcom Training’s classroom training portfolio to be delivered virtually. It is an essential course for technical specifiers, sales engineers and consultants, who wish to work lawfully within the new legislative guidelines and to determine the risk assessment of each installation. Learners who opt for the course will be taught the skills required to carry out risk assessments and surveys, in accordance with the current British and European standards and in combination with design and planning exercises that will introduce all the necessary new grading requirements. Intruder Alarm System Design is scheduled to take place virtually from the 15th - 17th February 2021 and will cover the following core topics: Completing security risk assessments, An overview of detection devices, Control and indicating equipment, Signalling devices and considerations, Planning and design of systems, European Standards explained, Insurance requirements, Alarm verification techniques, Equipment grading criteria, Producing system proposals, Practical site surveys. Learners can expect to undertake focused morning and afternoon classroom sessions, intersected with project work that requires a level of independent research. CCTV (VSS) System Design and Planning BTEC Level 3 course The other training program on offer is the CCTV (VSS) System Design and Planning BTEC Level 3 course Along with this, the other training program on offer is the CCTV (VSS) System Design and Planning BTEC Level 3 course. This training course is specially offered for all those who have the task of designing and planning small or large CCTV systems, while ensuring compliance with the latest international standards. This training course will provide learners with the experience and knowledge required to offer solutions to a variety of client’s CCTV requirements. The course will be of particular interest to technical specifiers, security consultants, sales personnel and CCTV system project managers. The CCTV System Design and Planning course is scheduled to take place virtually from the 15th - 18th March 2021. Throughout the duration of the training course, learners can expect to cover the following core topics: Overview of CCTV technologies and products, Developing an operational requirement, Risk assessment and site surveys, CCTV system design and product selection, Effective lighting for CCTV applications, Legislation, industry standards and codes of practice, System planning – costing, installation, commissioning, maintenance, System documentation – specification, drawings, commissioning and handover, Writing the system proposal, The Tender Process – pre/post tender meetings and presentations. Live virtual classrooms Delivery in a live virtual classroom has many of the benefits of face-to-face learning" Kevin Matthew, Operations Director for Tavcom Training, said “Delivery in a live virtual classroom has many of the benefits of face-to-face learning, without the inconvenience of travel. This is a very important consideration for those whose need for accredited, quality training hasn’t changed, but their ability to join a classroom course has.” He adds, “Learners will participate in the same way that they would in the classroom, with interaction with each other and the qualified course tutor, as well as receiving the high standard of learning and support associated with Tavcom Training.” Formal CPD points awarded on course completion Kevin continues, “This is just the start of a series of virtual classroom courses we are looking to develop in order to meet the changing needs of our professionals and is something we’re very proud of here at Tavcom Training.” Prices for the Tavcom training courses start from £395 (excl. VAT), which includes a formal BTEC accreditation. Upon completion of the course, learners will also receive formal CPD points (Continuing Professional Development), which count towards their continued professional development within the sector.
Tavcom Training, one of the world’s pioneering provider of accredited security systems training courses and part of the Linx International Group, announced the addition of two one-day CCTV courses to its extensive online learning platform. The CCTV Control Room Refresher and CCTV Legislation courses are available now, with the option of accredited (BTEC) and non-accredited certificates, as well as CPD points available. The CCTV Control Room Refresher Course is essential for security practitioners that have completed the SIA training and want to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing issues affecting public space surveillance. Surveillance camera codes The course provides insight into the latest surveillance and patrolling techniques, new control room technology, incident and emergency handling, communications, ANPR, evidence sharing, as well as surveillance camera codes of practice and operational procedures, data protection, privacy and legislation. The CCTV Legislation course provides expert information and guidance surrounding data protection and privacy, including the GDPR and dealing with subject access requests, the freedom of information and human rights act, CCTV codes of practice, SIA regulations and licensing laws. The course also covers issues relating to the gathering of evidence, digital archiving and audit trails. Facial recognition technology Andrew Saywell, Business Development Manager for Tavcom Training says: “These two courses are ideal for every security practitioner involved in the use of CCTV. Not only is it important to keep pace with the application of the latest control room technology and surveillance techniques, it is essential to have an up-to-date working knowledge of what is and isn’t permissible from a legal perspective.” As the technology evolves, so to must the regulation and legislation" Andrew adds: “As the technology evolves, so to must the regulation and legislation. This was evident in the introduction of GDPR to govern data protection and, in his last month as Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, has shone a light on the governance surrounding the use of facial recognition technology.” Online learning platform The two courses are delivered through Tavcom Training’s bespoke online learning platform combine presentations, video and audio, to deliver an engaging, rewarding and productive learning experience. Each can be completed in one day, or at the learners own place, with online tutor support available. Learners can elect to have their training recognised with an accredited BTEC Level 2 Certificate for the CCTV Refresher course, and a BTEC Level 3 Certificate for the CCTV legislation course, or choose to receive the internationally recognised Tavcom Certificate if they choose to opt for the non-accredited route. CPD points are available to all learners on completion of the training. Courses cost £225+VAT accredited and £125 (excl.VAT) non-accredited. These courses can also be completed at Tavcom Training’s state-of-the-art training centre in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire.
Tavcom Training, a part of Linx International Group, the world’s renowned provider of accredited security systems training courses, has announced that its popular distance learning course, CCTV over IP Networking has been awarded a BTEC Level 3 accreditation by Pearson. CCTV over IP Networking course The CCTV over IP Networking course is suitable for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of IP networks, and provides the information required to be able to install, repair and maintain a wide array of electronic security systems, such as CCTV, access control, intruder alarms, and fire alarm detection systems. Delivered through Tavcom Training’s bespoke online learning platform, the course can be committed to at the learners’ own pace with the backing of their own support tutor and comes with formal CPD points upon completion. With several accredited distance learning courses already under its belt, the business is thrilled with the latest expansion of its accredited portfolio. BTEC Level 3 accreditation attained Andrew Saywell, Business Development Manager for Tavcom Training stated, “Tavcom Training is committed to supporting professionals. When it comes to progressing your security career, we’re seeing accreditation is becoming more and more necessary and have been taking steps to make that even more achievable for people.” Andrew adds, “The BTEC Level 3 accreditation of our CCTV over IP Networking course is a key stepping stone in reaching that goal, one that also reflects our learners’ needs for professional recognition and integrity in the technical security field.” Option of non-accredited learning route We want our learners to be in control of their learning journey and professional development" In keeping with the belief that learners should be able to govern their own learning path, professionals undertaking the CCTV over IP Networking course will have the opportunity to opt for the non-accredited route if they so choose. Andrew further stated, “Accessibility remains the key for us. We want our learners to be in control of their learning journey and professional development. To reflect this, learners will still have the option to follow the non-accredited route on this course and achieve a Tavcom Training Certificate as an alternative, a recognition that carries weight alone.” Multiple learning options available As if the option of accreditation wasn’t enough, all of Tavcom Training’s online courses are now 25% off until the 30th June, 2020 using the code Tavcom25. Andrew concludes, “As the world’s renowned technical security training provider, Tavcom Training is working hard to provide security professionals with many routes in order to continue their professional education. We couldn’t be prouder that we’ve added yet another internationally recognised accreditation to our portfolio.”
Tavcom Training - a world renowned provider of accredited security systems training courses and part of the Linx International Group – has announced a partnership with the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). Tavcom will provide registered firms of the professional certification body with access to technical security training, as part of a long-term initiative to raise standards throughout the UK security industry. The first joint activity is a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Mains Compliance. SSAIB Chief Executive, Alex Carmichael, states: “Training is essential to the security industry - as it helps to ensure that high standards are met and exceeded. However, as a professional certification body the SSAIB does not deliver training. By linking up with Tavcom we are able to provide our 1800 registered firms with the opportunity to access the industry training that they may need.” Recognised mark of excellence The CTSP Register is an excellent initiative that has had the full endorsement of the SSAIB from day one" The SSAIB and Tavcom previously joined forces in support of the Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which recognises competency of individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire sectors (the Register is operated by Tavcom). Carmichael adds: “The CTSP Register is an excellent initiative that has had the full endorsement of the SSAIB from day one. Our certification provides a recognised mark of excellence for organisations, whilst CTSP maintains a register of individuals that meet a high level of proficiency. Together we are helping to maintain standards and professionalise this vitally important industry.” Accredited training and rigorous certification Group Sales Manager at Tavcom, Andrew Saywell, comments: “The Main Compliance course is the first initiative in what we expect to be a long and successful partnership, between two leading organisations in the security industry that are united in the ambition to maintain the very highest standards of practice, through accredited training and rigorous certification.” The next one-day Mains Compliance course takes place on 30th March 2020 in Whitley Bay. It is suited to all who work on or near a live electrical supply and need to ensure that they are a ‘competent person’ under the terms of the ‘electricity at work’ regulation.
Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, is supporting police forces transformation programs, as they work towards the Policing Vision 2025 and adapt to the rise in digital evidence, with its Gathering Video Evidence course. Earlier this year, the CoPaCC National Police ICT User Survey results were published, and topping the list of digital evidence challenges for the 3,500 police professionals in England & Wales that responded were issues relating to CCTV evidence. The main pain points are - the sharing of evidence electronically with prosecutors (52.5%), manually collecting evidence such as CCTV video on site (51.8%) and converting proprietary CCTV video to a playable format (51.2%). Training BTEC Level 3 course The speed with which police officers can obtain video evidence can have a major impact on an investigation" Developed in collaboration with the police and the Home Office, the Gathering Video Evidence BTEC Level 3 course was first launched in 2009 to support the new role of image retrieval officers. "In the past 10 years, CCTV technology and has undergone a transformation, along with the much wider digital evidence revolution," says Andrew Saywell, Sales Manager at Tavcom Training. The three-day classroom-based course blends theory and practice, to help those involved with the retrieval of video evidence to overcome the challenges highlighted in the CoPaCC National Police ICT User Survey. In doing so, it helps to ensure that the police officers have timely access to better quality footage, which can be used for investigation and prosecution. Saywell adds: "The speed with which police officers can obtain video evidence can have a major impact on an investigation, enabling changes to be brought faster." Gathering Video Evidence syllabus: The impact of legislation on the retrieval of CCTV The range of national guidelines associated with image retrieval by law enforcement Customer relations when dealing with CCTV system owners Risk assessment approaches when carrying out their duties Evidence and exhibit management Audit trail Equipment required for the role How CCTV systems work Export methods and media used Practical application of theory using DVRs and NVRs and appropriate paperwork Making a network connection between laptop and NVR to enable image retrieval The Gathering Video Evidence course runs from 25th – 27th November 2019 and 10th – 12th February 2020, at Tavcom's training center in Hampshire. Successful completion of the course will result in the award of a BTEC Level 3 Certificate.
Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group and IFSEC’s education partner, revealed details of the 24 free-to-attend and CPD-accredited education sessions, which will be presented at the Future of Security Theatre (Stand: IF3140), this year at IFSEC International in London. Tavcom Training has compiled an education programme that addresses many of the most talked about trends and issues amongst security practitioners. Topics being presented by Tavcom Training’s expert tutors include how to counteract the menace of cybercrime, the impact of artificial intelligence on electronics security, future-proofing CCTV networks and improving security through integration. Cybersecurity best practices guidance The BSIA will also join Tavcom Training in the theatre to provide cybersecurity best practices guidanceSessions will also be dedicated to the threat of drone attacks and available countermeasures, the hackability of autonomous vehicles, and whether the security sector is ready for 5G, as mobile operators begin switching on UK networks this year. Also, with issues regarding the use of facial recognition currently hitting the headlines and a year on from the introduction of GDPR, the challenge of running effective video surveillance that balances privacy and security will be debated. The BSIA will also join Tavcom Training in the theatre to provide cybersecurity best practices guidance, whilst the SSAIB will deliver an intruder alarm standards update involving PD6662. Learning to address the security issues Tavcom Training is proud to once again be IFSEC’s education partner and Head of Sales Andrew Saywell, comments: “This year, we have put together a packed programme of the most pertinent topics, delivered by world-leading subject matter experts. Over the three-days, we are offering security practitioners an unmissable opportunity to learn how they can address the issues affecting them today, whilst readying them for what lies ahead.” The Future of Security Theatre will open at 10.45am each day of IFSEC International with an introduction to the Certified Technical Security Professional (CTSP) Register, which is operated by Tavcom Training and supported by the BSIA and SSAIB. CTSP is a publicly searchable online Register of those fulfilling technical roles including installation, maintenance and commissioning of technicians/engineers, auditors and consultants. It is an important initiative that is helping to raise standards throughout the sector.
Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, has been chosen by leading alarm manufacturer Texecom to assist in providing professional training for installers. Through the Texecom Academy online portal, installers have the opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 3 intruder alarms qualification developed in conjunction with Tavcom Training. BTEC Level 3 Intruder Alarms course Wayne Foster, Technical Services Manager at Texecom states “Texecom Academy benefits our installers by giving them the skills and expertise to ensure the installation and maintenance of every Texecom system is done efficiently and to the highest possible standard. It also provides end users with the peace of mind that the work is being carried out by an installer with a recognised accredited qualification.” We are excited to be working with Texecom to deliver our BTEC Level 3 Intruder and Hold Up Alarms course" Andrew Saywell, Head of Sales at Tavcom Training adds, “We are excited to be working with Texecom to deliver our BTEC Level 3 Intruder and Hold Up Alarms course. Expert knowledge helps installers to stand out from the competition and provides their customers with the best service. We have worked very closely with Texecom to ensure the training syllabus perfectly matches the real world needs of the professionals who design, install, commission and service these systems.” Texecom – Tavcom partnership Wayne Foster continues, “Our expert teams are always on hand to offer support, but we also believe in empowering our installers with the knowledge they need to address any issues themselves. It is better for them, better for the end customer and better for us.” As a result, Texecom and Tavcom will also be providing ‘bite size’ training modules via their online portal. The modules are based on the top 20 technical support call topics identified by Texecom. Detection devices The first of these modules, entitled ‘Detection Devices’, will be offered free of charge to Texecom installers. Wayne Foster concludes, “We are committed to producing the highest quality products and ensuring our installation partners and end users receive the very best service.”