Will Murray, Marketing Director of leading lone worker protection provider, Send For Help group, has been elected to Chair the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section. The appointment means that the Group now occupies an unprecedented three spaces on the Section Committee, with each subsidiary brand receiving representation. Operations Director, Ricardo Pombo and IMC Operations Manager, Nick Shea will be attending future BSIA meetings on behalf of Peoplesafe and Skyguard respectively. Will Murray will continue to represent Guardian24. Enhancing Send For Help’s position As the largest supplier of lone worker protection globally, the new roles further enhance Send For Help’s position at the forefront of the lone working industry. The objectives of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section are to raise awareness and educate the market, and assist in development of industry standards by working with key stakeholders. The BSIA (British Security Industry Association) is the trade association for the UK’s professional security industry, with its members comprising representatives from a number of organisations within the sector. On being elected to head up the Committee, Will Murray commented, “I’m absolutely thrilled to take on the role of Chairman. Having been involved with the BSIA for nearly 10 years, I’m looking forward to playing a greater part in helping to shape the industry and working closely with the Section to raise standards and promote safer lone working.” James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented, “As a membership organisation, the BSIA’s members are the lifeblood of the Association and play a vital role in helping to drive the Association forwards. Our section chairmen dually serve their member company as well as the BSIA, dedicating time and effort to the development of the private security industry.”
Gary Shuttleworth was appointed to Security Guarding Section committee, and will be representing the group on the BSIA Council Kings Security is delighted to announce that Gary Shuttleworth, Head of Guarding & Keyholding has been elected to two of the prestigious British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) national committees. An employee at Kings since 2009, Mr Shuttleworth has been elected to the Security Guarding Section committee and will also represent the group on the BSIA Council when they meet. As a member of the Security Guarding Section committee, Gary will join seven other representatives from across the Security Guarding Section membership and will take a greater role in the decision making of the group. He will also help shape strategy on key issues such as regulation and standards and will be eligible to vote on the strategic direction of the section. As a committee member, he will also partake in specific votes such as those for the election of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen at the AGM. Enhancing private security industry and guarding sector Gary’s role as a representative of the Security Guarding Section on the BSIA’s Council, will also help to ensure that the interests of guarding members are represented overall in the Association’s strategy. Gary Shuttleworth, Head of Guarding & Keyholding, Kings Security commented: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to support the important role of the BSIA and hope my contribution will enhance the private security industry and guarding sector in particular.” James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA said: “The BSIA is very proud of its membership and the great contributions that they make to the industry. The development of the private security industry is largely due to our members’ dedication to their work and their commitment to progress the sector.” Save
The awards recognise exceptional performances within the industry across five different categories The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the national winners of this year’s Annual Security Personnel Awards. Recognition of exceptional performances These esteemed awards are now in their eighteenth year and serve to acknowledge the commendable and limitless contributions that security personnel make to the industry – and the wider community – each and every day. The awards recognise exceptional performances within the industry across five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best use of Technology. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “The security industry remains essential in safeguarding our nation, the success of which is determined by the exceptional personnel that work within it. We at the BSIA pride ourselves on representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by this year’s award winners clearly demonstrates this.” “We receive a huge volume of nominations every year and the judging process is always very difficult. The standard of applications this year has been as high as ever and we are extremely proud to be associated with the talent displayed by our winners.” BSIA’s Annual Luncheon The award presentations took place at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 12th July 2016. The award ceremony celebrated the incredible achievements of security personnel, many of whom had gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of the communities they protect. The awards were presented by the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner, Chris Moon, who also delivered a moving and inspirational keynote speech. The Annual Security Personnel Awards have been sponsored by Camberford Law plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – since their inception. David Ottewill, Managing Director of Camberford Law comments: “It is important to recognise and reward the hard work and efforts of those dedicated professionals within the Security Industry. As such, we were very proud to once again sponsor this year’s awards.” The BSIA would like to thank Camberford Law plc for their on-going support without which the awards would not be possible. Winners list The full list of winners is as follows: Service to the Customer David Phillips – Westgrove Group Joseph Thompson – Mitie Security Ltd Ronnie Harkison – VSG Roberta Sasnauskaite – VSG Outstanding Act Kevin Cooper – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd Leoni Bromfield – VSG Saleh Akram and Martin Hall – VSG Gary Nicholas – Westgrove Group Best Newcomer Siobhan Meenan – VSG Ian Hewitt – Kings Security Systems Ltd Stewart Judd – VSG Best use of Technology William Yau – VSG David Harries – VSG Nasser Mahmood – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd Best Team Redbridge College – Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing – Kings Security Systems Ltd St David’s Shopping Centre – OCS Group UK Ltd
IFSEC 2016 attracted 27,052 attendees, in line with the 2015 attendance IFSEC International 2016, organised by UBM EMEA, has announced another hugely successful year for Europe’s largest security event, hosted from the 21st – 23rd June at ExCeL London.Volume of visitors IFSEC once again delivered an exceptional industry experience, attracting 27,052 attendees, in line with the 2015 attendance. The event saw a huge day one and two at IFSEC, with exhibitors overwhelmed with the sheer volume of quality visitors. Battling nature and politics on the third day, with the UK’s EU Referendum and severe flooding in London, the South West and Essex severing transport links to the venue, IFSEC still managed to deliver over 7,000 visitors to exhibitor stands on day three alone.Key audiences on the IFSEC show floor saw growth this year, with an increase of the installer and integrator professions by 7% and significant international visitor participation at 34%, cementing IFSEC as the industry’s chosen global security exhibition. IFSEC also grew this year through crossovers from the co-located events, FIREX, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo, Service Management Expo and Professional Clothing Show, with a higher interest in security this year leading to an increase of show-floor visits.Gerry Dunphy, Event Director for IFSEC & FIREX International, said: "IFSEC 2016 was another seismic experience for all concerned, a fantastic display of the very best in world class security products and solutions. The new areas this year such as Home Automation successfully showcased a whole new range of technologies available to security professionals and the Drone Zone was an absolute floor filler proving that IFSEC can always provide exciting spectacles for the visiting audience. We have already planned the main themes for 2017, so the security world should look out for further developments in home automation, smart commercial buildings, Borders & Infrastructure for senior specifiers of strategic security management and Installer World - a definitive destination for engineers and installers." "IFSEC 2016 was another seismic experience for all concerned, a fantastic display of the very best in world class security" IFSEC International was very pleased to again welcome BSIA (British Security Industry Association) as a supporter of the event. James Kelly (Chief Executive), speaking on the event, stated “BSIA is proud to promote the importance of quality as a key consideration within the security industry. IFSEC provides both security buyers and industry colleagues with access to education and thought leadership.”With security technology at the heart of the IFSEC community, this year saw the audience of more than 27,000 security buyers with over 20,000 different security solutions on offer at this year’s event. Key to the product offering were new launches across video surveillance, cyber, access control and integrated solutions, with new products revealed from Suprema, Canon, Avigilon and IDIS to name a few.New areas of interest For the first time a complete home environment was created within IFSEC in the form of a purpose-built, smart house, sponsored by Yale. This setting, delivered by the Control4 platform, demonstrated the very latest tech for fully automating the home for safety and security measures. There were examples on show from Merit Lilin, Nest, Invixium, 2N Communications and many others, all of which integrated with Control4’s network to demonstrate the fully automated functionality of Home Automation. With an enhanced focus on this year’s Physical & Perimeter Protection area, IFSEC saw a growth to 22% of the audience attending to view products across perimeter protection, locking systems, safes and more. With increased security threats from terrorism, the need to protect businesses from external threats has never been greater, therefore this year’s success will develop into a fuller offering on the show floor as the event moves into 2017, with a new launch, IFSEC Borders & Infrastructure.A further launch for 2016, the ARC Village, comprised of 13 exhibiting ARCs to meet the visiting installer needs. Within this first year, the attendance surpassed expectations, with over 2000 installers and integrators attending this area, designed to showcase the best in Alarm Receiving Centres, hosted in partnership with connectivity partner, CSL Dualcom. The new Drone Zone created a buzz throughout the ExCeL as people visited to see how the security world can benefit from this innovative new offering The new Drone Zone created a buzz throughout the ExCeL as people visited to see how the security world can benefit from this innovative new offering, with demonstrations expertly piloted to showcase the opportunities of this new technology to the crowds. With new legislation still being drafted and research indicating the drone market will be worth $80 billion by 2025, this new tech area showcased a unique and exciting alternative to the security industry in the future.Inspirational Speaker SeriesThe Inspirational Speaker Series continued to attract large crowds this year from across the security, safety, fire, facilities management and service management industries to the 400 capacity theatre each day. Speakers were again of a very high calibre with Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE, sharing key insights on how they have overcome adversity and challenges in their extraordinary careers in order to achieve their goals, from everyday tasks of getting children to school before work, to overcoming traumatic events to ensure a continual strive for progress. A further hugely successful security-centric seminar programme saw over 11,000 security professionals attend sessions from tactical training through to security leadership techniques, including the popular Tavcom Training Theatre.IFSEC also continued to benefit from the co-located fire, facilities, security, service management and workwear and uniform events, which as a total saw over 45,000 visitors at the ExCeL over the three days, a 4% increase on 2015. Across the series, visitors were able to benefit from meeting their needs for fleet management, fire integration, health & safety legislation, uniforms and more.IFSEC International 2017 takes place from 20th – 22nd June at ExCeL London.
The Annual Luncheon enables members from the industry to come together to celebrate the industry’s achievements of the past year The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is looking forward to recognising the industry’s finest talent at its upcoming Annual Luncheon, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 12th July 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The Annual Luncheon is the Association’s flagship event, enabling members and colleagues from across the industry to come together to celebrate the industry’s achievements of the past year, whilst networking with VIP Government, Police and other key stakeholder representatives. Platform for recognition The event also provides a platform to give recognition to the commendable and limitless contributions that security personnel make to the industry and the wider community each and every day, through the Association’s award programme. Awards will be presented to the national winners of Annual Security Personnel Awards, Apprentice Installer Awards, CVIT Special Awards and BSIA Chairman’s Awards, enabling personnel to be recognised for a wide range of achievements. Chief Executive of the BSIA, James Kelly, comments: “The Association’s Annual Luncheon is always a highlight in the security calendar and one that I know many of our members look forward to every year. The BSIA is proud to represent the very best of the security industry and our annual awards programme enables us to showcase the enormous amount of talent that is present within the industry.” Chris Moon The awards will be presented by former British Army Officer and inspirational speaker Chris Moon, who will also be delivering a keynote speech. Chris spent time clearing landmines in Asia and Africa, and survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge by successfully negotiating his own release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution. In 1995, he was blown up in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa, losing an arm and a leg. Within a year of leaving hospital, Chris ran the London Marathon and raised significant sums of money to help disabled people in the developing world. He later became the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner and completed the gruelling Marathon Des Sables in 1997 and has subsequently completed the world’s toughest ultra-marathons. Chris Moon’s keynote speech and the presentation of awards will take place after a three course a la carte luncheon with wine. “I’d like to encourage anyone involved in the UK’s private security industry to join the BSIA at our Annual Luncheon this year. The event is always well attended by colleagues from all sectors of the industry and presents a great opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the industry over the past year.” Concludes James Kelly. Sponsors The BSIA would like to extend its thanks to this year’s sponsors: Annual Lunch – TSS Security UK in association with Regency Security Group Ltd Security Personnel Awards / drinks reception – Camberford Law plc Apprentice Installer Awards – Eaton Security CVIT Special Awards – SaferCash Event Security – Executive Management Security Ltd VIP drinks reception – Contract Security Services Ltd
BSIA promotes the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is looking forward to the security industry’s flagship event, IFSEC International. In just under two weeks’ time, some of the world’s leading security brands will converge on the show floor at London’s ExCeL for three days over the 21st - 23rd June. This will be the third year running that ExCeL has hosted IFSEC; the addition of some exciting new features look set to make 2016 another record-breaking year. The inclusion of a dedicated ‘Smart Zone’ complete with a replica ‘Smart Home’ will showcase some of the innovative solutions that the industry is developing, highlighting the vital role that security systems and services play in building automation. The inaugural ‘ARC Village’ will also provide an incisive platform for the UK’s Alarm Receiving Centres to showcase their technical expertise and services, whilst giving visitors the opportunity to discuss their requirements in a relaxed and informal setting. Quality and security As in previous year’s, the BSIA will be located on stand B1700, promoting the importance of quality as a key consideration when procuring security products or services and encouraging security buyers to begin their IFSEC journey with the BSIA. The Association has plenty of activity taking place on its stand, including the launch of the preliminary findings of a White Paper due to be released in early July and the unveiling of a new brand for the Association’s Export Council. A key function of IFSEC International is to provide both security buyers and industry colleagues with access to education and thought leadership. This year’s busy programme of seminars and debates will feature many of the BSIA’s staff and member experts, providing a wealth of expertise across a wide spectrum of industry topics. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “IFSEC continues to be an important part of the BSIA’s events calendar and I’m delighted that we will be joining many of our industry colleagues on the show floor again this year. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders in order to reinforce the BSIA’s position at the heart of our vibrant and diverse industry.” BSIA member’s exhibition Many of the BSIA’s members will be exhibiting at IFSEC International this year, including: Eaton Security – Stand G180-200 Eaton Security will be showcasing recently launched products including: 2 way radio keypad, flush keypads, internal and external sounders; introducing their generation 2 control panels with app and cloud connectivity and functionality, and their 100% radio offer. Eaton’s broad offering of safety solution products will also be demonstrated on their stand. Guardian24 – Stand E265 Guardian24 will be demonstrating its range of lone worker safety devices, apps and mobile phone solutions throughout the show. For Guardian24, IFSEC provides them with a unique opportunity to meet with security professionals from across the UK and internationally, and demonstrate to them their range of products in a pressure-free environment. IFSEC provides the BSIA with a great opportunity to forge new relationships with industry practitioners, as well as to engage with existing industry stakeholders Kings Security Systems – Stand B805 Kings Security is an integrated systems house providing turnkey solutions across a diverse range of market sectors and has been trusted to protect people and property for over four decades. Kings will be showcasing their wide range of solutions at IFSEC, from electronic security, fire systems, lone worker and physical security. OPTEX – Stand E600 OPTEX will be showcasing its latest sensors and solutions for intrusion, tailgating and piggybacking detection as well as a people counting sensor for measuring occupancy levels. OPTEX will also be launching a new generation laser scanner at IFSEC, the REDSCAN RLS2020 series. “IFSEC 2016 will be a great opportunity to showcase how OPTEX’s sensing solutions integrate with complementary technologies and management software platform to deliver a reliable security system to the customers” says Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX EMEA Headquarters. TDSi – Stand F1200 TDSi will be showcasing its full range of integrated security systems at IFSEC International 2016. Amongst the products on display will be TDSi’s new range of readers, along with the new version of its EXgarde 4.5 Access Management and Integrated Security Systems Management Software. The TDSi team will be on hand throughout the event to discuss its products and services with visitors, offering advice on specific security needs and guidance on the best use of the latest security solutions for all applications. WebWayOne Ltd – Stand F1250 WebWayOne will be launching a range of new signalling products and services at IFSEC 2016. They will be showcasing new signalling solutions which enable installers to implement Grade 2, 3 and 4 systems more easily than ever before. They will also launch new services for installers and ARCs to supply to end users. On the stand will be demonstrations of all systems. Members of their Senior, Sales and Service teams will be available every day to discuss how these solutions benefit end users, installers and ARCs. Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series: Blackline Safety Europe Ltd – Stand M1915 Blackline Safety will be demonstrating a new generation of lone worker monitoring devices that empower the fastest possible emergency response when a safety incident occurs – the Loner M6 series. Gavin Boorman, Managing Director, commented: “Our new Loner M6 surpasses the requirements of the lone worker BS 8484 monitoring guideline that requires two-way voice communication with our Alarm Receiving Centre. Speaking with the live monitoring ream is completely automatic. When a safety alert is triggered, the worker can speak directly with monitoring personnel – all without pressing a button.” Members of the BSIA will also be exhibiting in the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC as part of the Protection and Management Series Peoplesafe – Stand M1900 Peoplesafe will be releasing a new training brochure for the show. This will include promotion of new training sessions for businesses. Ian Johannessen, Peoplesafe’s Managing Director, said: “We are very much looking forward to once again exhibiting at the Safety and Health Expo. The expo provides a valuable opportunity to meet those with real concerns for their lone workers and start to work with them to provide a comprehensive personal safety solution for their business.” Skyguard Ltd – Stand M2000 Skyguard is launching a new Windows Mobile App for versions 8.1 and 10, with a host of unique lone worker protection features. Skyguard will be demonstrating their new MySOS personal safety device and their range of Smartphone apps on the stand. Skyguard has always found SHE and the Lone Worker Theatre to be an excellent opportunity to promote their range of unique products to Health and Safety professionals across an array of sectors. SoloProtect Ltd – Stand L1900 SoloProtect remains at the forefront of Lone Worker protection in the UK, Europe and the US, and the Identicom lone worker device remains the popular and discreet communication device for staff working alone. SoloProtect will be located within the Lone Worker Theatre section, which will be showcasing a mix of presentations on the subject matter, from a wide range of organisations. Managing Director, Craig Swallow, commented: “The Safety and Health Expo will give us a great chance to discuss the progress we’ve made across the business in the last 12 months, specifically with a new Alarm Receiving Centre that’s EN 50518 accredited. Ultimately, we want to make our clients’ lives easier, whilst using the show as a platform for meeting new organisations that are looking to improve the safety provision made for their lone workers.”
BSIA Security Personnel Awards recognise achievements & contributions made by UK’s private security industry professionals The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016. The Security Personnel Awards, which are now in their eighteenth year, serve to recognise the incredible achievements and long-term contributions made by professionals working within the UK’s private security industry. The awards are presented in five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best Use of Technology. This year, 34 winners have been awarded across all five categories in all regions of the UK. Winners represent best of UK security industry Commenting on the awards, James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, said: “The Security Personnel Awards are presented to individuals in recognition of some exceptional achievements, from quick thinking in an emergency, to excellence in customer service. This year’s award winners represent the very best of the security industry and demonstrate how high the calibre of individuals employed in our industry is. “The BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by our regional award winners certainly show that our members employ people to be proud of. We are extremely honoured to be associated with the talent displayed by our winners and look forward to presenting them with their awards.” "The BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by our regional award winners certainly show that our members employ people to be proud of", says James Kelly, Chief Executive, BSIA The award presentations will take place across the UK over the coming months, with each of the regional winners being put forward to the national judging phase. The national winners will then be invited to receive their award at the Association’s Annual Luncheon in London on July 12th. The BSIA would like to thank Camberford Law plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – who have sponsored the awards since their inception. The full list of winners is as follows: Regional Winners – BSIA Annual Security Personnel Awards 2016: Best Newcomer Ian Hewitt – Kings Security – Yorkshire Samuel Taiwo – OCS Group UK Ltd – North West Kyle McGowan – Robinson Services Ltd – Northern Ireland Stewart Judd – VSG – London Siobhan Meenan – VSG – Midlands Martin Paton – VSG – Scotland Anthony Hathaway – VSG – South East Service to the Customer Matthew Obeng – Mitie Security Ltd – South East Joseph Thompson – Mitie Security Ltd – South West TATA Steel – Securitas Security Services Ltd – Yorkshire Roberta Sasinauskaite – VSG – London Ronnie Harkison – VSG – Scotland Steve Smith – Westgrove Group – Midlands David Phillips – Westgrove Group – North West Best Team Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing – Kings Security – Yorkshire Durham University – Mitie Security Ltd – North East Fujitsu – Mitie Security Ltd – Northern Ireland Oxford University – Mitie Security Ltd – South East St David’s Shopping Centre Team – OCS Group UK Ltd – South West Redbridge College – Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd – London Savills New Square Shopping Centre – VSG – Midlands St Enoch Shopping Centre – VSG – Scotland Runcorn Shopping Centre – Westgrove Group – North West Outstanding Act Kevin Cooper – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd – North West Liam Flynn – Securitas Security Services Ltd – Northern Ireland Valerijs Trifonovs – UniTrust Protection Services (UK) Ltd – South East Leoni Bromfield – VSG – London Saleh Akram / Martin Hall – VSG – Midlands Robert Gibb – VSG – Scotland Gary Nicholas – Westgrove Group – Yorkshire Best Use of Technology Nasser Mahmood – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd – London William Yau – VSG – Midlands WestQuay Shopping Centre – VSG – South East Scott Hazlehurst – Westgrove Group – North West
The conference will include engaging seminar presentations delivered by expert in the field on methods and regulations The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016. This free to attend event will offer security companies an opportunity to showcase their products and will allow delegates to view the latest security services and to listen to engaging seminar presentations delivered by expert in the field on methods and regulations. Must-attend for the North West’s wider business community Organised by the BSIA in partnership with Merseyside Police and the Liverpool BID Company, the event is a must-attend for the North West’s wider business community, major retailers, local authorities and entertainment venues. Free to attend for delegates, the event will take place at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool city centre, and features a range of expert speakers including Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner, speaking about surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Other confirmed speakers include Dirk Wilson, Chairman of BSIA’s section who will discuss day to day interaction with security members of staff; Shaun Holland, Crime Safety Consultant of the Liverpool BID Company, who will talk on tackling retail crime; a Merseyside Police Officer with a crime prevention brief. Demonstration on latest products and services Alongside the conference, exhibitors from across the security industry will be on hand to demonstrate their latest products and services, giving delegates the opportunity to get up close to the latest technological innovations, meet potential suppliers and find out more about which solutions would best suit their business. Similar past events held in other UK cities attracted record number of over 300 delegates, with attendees including representatives of well-known city-centre retailers, as well as other organisations including insurers, healthcare practitioners and local authorities. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “We are very excited about holding this event in Liverpool. We believe it will provide a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to learn about the latest security products and services, whilst hearing about the great work that Merseyside Police do for the city. The BSIA security experts will be at hand to share best practice advice and help to secure a positive and safe future for local businesses.”
BSIA Awards acknowledge achievements of apprentices involved in installation of alarms, CCTV, access control The British Security Industry Association has recently opened the 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards for nominations. These esteemed awards recognise the very best emerging talent from the electronic security industry. Acknowledging security apprentices Awarded by the BSIA, the Apprentice Installer Awards serve to acknowledge the achievements of second and third year apprentices involved in the installation of alarms, CCTV, access control or a combination of these systems. Now in their sixteenth year, the awards also represent the commitment of security companies and training bodies in providing new talent with the opportunity to succeed in the security industry. BSIA’s Annual Luncheon event This year’s awards will be presented at the industry’s most prestigious event, the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon, which is set to take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday 12th July 2016. The awards are presented by a high-profile public figure during an outstanding award ceremony, attended by some of the industry’s most influential figures. Nominations can be made for apprentices from security companies – including non-BSIA member companies – certified for their activities by a UKAS accredited certification body. The scheme is designed particularly for third year apprentices or outstanding second year apprentices. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, comments: “The security industry has a wide range of rewarding career opportunities available and an apprenticeship is an ideal way to begin a career. Recognising the skills of our industry’s newest recruits is essential in encouraging them to commit to a long-term career in security. The awards enable us to ensure that their hard work, commitment to customer service and technological expertise are suitably rewarded.” 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards sponsored by Eaton The 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards are proudly sponsored by Eaton, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of security equipment for all types of commercial and residential premises. Tony Walsh, Vice President of Engineering and Business Leader at Eaton Security, commented: “As a business, Eaton Security places a high priority on training and development and are therefore very proud to sponsor the Apprentice Installer Awards which recognise the achievements of installer apprentices.” The deadline for nominations is 18th April 2016. Companies interested in nominating their apprentice/s for this year’s Apprentice Installer Awards can do so by downloading a nomination form via the following link: http://www.bsia.co.uk/apprentice-installer-awards.aspx
BSIA will be given the opportunity to test and comment on the findings of the SIA review before publication The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has accepted an invitation by the Home Office to become a member of the Challenge Group that will help to steer the direction of the review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) commencing in January 2016. Security Industry Authority review The SIA’s review was launched via a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) and will be led by Tony Regan, a senior Home Office official with non-departmental public body experience. The review is a Cabinet Office requirement for all arms-length bodies and will consider the functions of the SIA and how they are delivered. The BSIA, as a member of the Challenge Group, will be given the opportunity to test and comment on the findings of the review before publication. BSIA involved at an early stage of the review James Kelly, CEO of the BSIA, said: “It makes a lot of sense for the private security industry trade body to be involved at an early stage of the review. Our industry needs an effective and modern Authority and we want to help shape it.” The BSIA will consult all its members on the future of the SIA and will provide the Challenge Group with a united voice on its position. The first Challenge Group meeting is scheduled for the 29th January 2016.
Many of the companies surveyed by BSIA are showcasing security products to Middle East buyers at Intersec 2016 A study on the development of statistical data on the European security technological and industrial base has shown that the UK’s security sector is in a promising era of growth. Published in June 2015, the study, commissioned by the European Commission DG Migration and Home Affairs, aimed at developing statistical data that would allow to obtain a clearer picture of the technological and industrial base of the security industry in Europe. The research took into account existing statistical data, whilst also carrying out a company survey in seven Member States (UK, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Italy and Poland), with the results extrapolated to compile an assessment of the size, structure and performance of the overall EU security industry sector and market. UK security sector’s growth From these results, the outlook for the UK’s security industry looks very positive. According to the research, UK turnover growth has grown by more than any of the other Member States surveyed, with 35% of UK respondents citing that turnover has increased by more than 25% over the past 5 years. A further 15% of UK respondents reported growth of up to 25% and only 13% stated that they have experienced a decrease in growth. Looking ahead, according to the research, the UK’s security industry can expect growth of 16% over the next 5 years, well above the average growth rate for all respondents of 10%. Perhaps most strikingly, are the figures quoted for the UK’s security industry turnover and employment. The total turnover for all security products and services, as defined by the research, is €25.4 billion (not including defence), and an estimated 352,000 people are employed by the UK’s security industry. "This research demonstrates the economic importance of the UK’s security industry and it is pleasing to see data that supports the notion that the UK’s security industry is growing", says James Kelly, Chief Executive, BSIA Commenting on the results, James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), said: “This research demonstrates the economic importance of the UK’s security industry and it is pleasing to see data that supports the notion that the UK’s security industry is growing. The statistics show that our industry is performing well domestically as well as wider afield in global markets, positioning the UK as a global leader in security products and services. This is something that we should be proud of, the ‘Great British brand’ is in demand and I expect that this will continue to grow as more and more UK companies expand their business overseas.” Indeed, the research also tells a compelling story when it comes to export market share in total sales of security products and services. The UK has the strongest export share in total sales, with approximately 55% of UK respondents admitting to having a degree of export exposure. Interestingly, 15% of UK respondents claimed to have an export share of between 75-100% of total sales. 60% increase in overseas business during 2015 Members of the BSIA’s Export Council – a dedicated forum for BSIA member companies who are focused on extending their business to overseas markets – have also reported an increase in the demand for British security products and services according to research conducted by the Association. 60% of respondents to the annual survey cited a 60% increase in overseas business during 2015, and a further 30% stated that the level of business had remained the same. According to the BSIA’s research, further increases in overseas trade are expected for 2016, with a clear focus on the Middle East as an important market for the UK’s security sector. 40% of respondents identified the Middle East as the single most important target market and 80% of respondents are looking to increase their level of business in this region. Stand S1-E46 at Intersec 2016 Many of the companies surveyed, currently showcasing the very best that the British Security Industry has to offer to buyers in the Middle East at Intersec Dubai - which is taking place from the 17th – 19th January 2016. BSIA members exhibiting at Intersec this year include: Remsdaq (Stand S2-F25), RGL Electronics Ltd (Stand S1-G20 UK Pavilion), GJD Manufacturing Ltd (Stand S4-F39 IMCI stand), Storm-AXS (Stand S1-H29 UK Pavilion) and Texecom Ltd (Stand S1-G34 UK Pavilion). As a UKTI Approved Trade Organisation (ATO), the BSIA is responsible for facilitating the UK Pavilion at Intersec 2016 which brings together a number of UK companies to promote the ‘Great Britain’ brand. The UK Pavilion will form a focal point for overseas buyers that want to buy the quality, innovative security products that the UK is globally renowned for. The BSIA will be based on stand S1-E46 throughout Intersec.
BSIA’s survey is open to all individuals involved in procurement and management of security products and services The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry – is researching the procurement attitudes of end users. Better understanding of end user needs The BSIA is seeking to understand the factors which influence security procurement and investment through an online survey launched this week. The survey – which is open to all individuals involved in the procurement and management of security products and services – aims to provide the BSIA and its members with a better understanding of the needs of end users. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, comments: “This survey will help the security industry to identify the factors that influence the procurement of security products and services. By gaining an understanding of our industry’s clients and their security needs, we can ensure a closer relationship between buyers and suppliers throughout the procurement, implementation and maintenance of security products and services. “We know that end users place a varying degree of importance on security and take differing approaches to procurement. We want to make sure that those responsible for the procurement of security solutions are receiving the goods and services they need, which are fit for purpose now and for the future.” Emerging trends in buying behaviour With questions covering a wide range of topics, including the impact of economic recovery on security spending, the survey will ultimately identify emerging trends in buying behaviour, and how these relate to perceived security threats facing a number of business sectors, including retail, transport, healthcare and education. The survey will be open for responses until Friday 15th April and the results will help to underpin a campaign to ensure that security buyers are making informed procurement decisions on quality, future proof solutions. “Cheaper is not always best, and often, an unsuitable product or service can be more costly in the long run. The BSIA would urge security buyers to work closely with the security industry and to use the services of reputable security companies to minimise costs in the long term,” concludes James Kelly.
Properties become more vulnerable to opportunistic crime during the winter months As British Summer Time (BST) officially comes to an end this Sunday (25th October) and the nights become longer, the British Security Industry Association reiterates the importance of effective security measures for homeowners and businesses. Securing properties Properties become more vulnerable to opportunistic crime during the winter months according to the Office for National Statistics’ analysis of seasonality in police recorded property crime, which identifies peaks during the winter quarter for both domestic and business properties. Indeed, according to insurance company Aviva, there is a 5% increase in claims for burglaries in the week the clocks go back alone. However, by simply ensuring that effective security measures are in place, this increased risk can be significantly reduced. “Preparing your properties for the winter months does not have to be a lengthy or expensive process,” explains James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “In fact, by simply checking that the security measures you already have in place are still effective can considerably reduce the risk of a break-in.” In the first instance, check that your gates, doors and windows are securely locked at all times and that the locks are in good condition. If locks are not in a good condition, it is a worthwhile investment to replace them as this is significantly cheaper than the damages that a break-in could cause. Adjusting settings of electronic devices If a property is likely to be vacant for any period of time during the winter months, taking simple steps such as keeping curtains closed but leaving a light on, or asking someone you trust to keep an eye on your property, can significantly deter intruders. “If your property has electronic security measures installed, such as CCTV, it is also important to adjust the settings to match the change in natural lighting,” continues Mr Kelly. “For example, if your CCTV system and lighting are controlled independently, the timer on the lighting needs to be adjusted once British Summer Time ends. If the lighting timer is not adjusted, there may be an unwanted gap created in the footage before the lighting switches on.” “If your property has electronic security measures installed, such as CCTV, it is also important to adjust the settings to match the change in natural lighting,” says James Kelly, Chief Executive, BSIA Those who work alone should also be particularly careful during the winter months, as the risks can be greater during this time of year, especially for those working remotely and frequently outdoors. Craig Swallow, Chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section, urges lone workers “to request monitoring if they feel at risk – places you might usually feel safe can feel very intimidating in the dark or during poor weather. It’s also important to remain vigilant and to try and stick to routes that are well lit when travelling at night.” Seeking expert advice There is a wide variety of security measures available to help protect properties and people during these darker nights. Before choosing a solution, it is important to seek expert advice where necessary, to ensure that the solutions are suitable for your property. “Ultimately, regardless of the solution you decide upon, it is important that you choose a professional security provider who meets the appropriate standards,” concludes Mr Kelly. The BSIA website provides details of member companies that comply with relevant British and European standards.
BSIA has joined forces with Moorepay Legal Services for the seminar, with an aim at providing security companies with essential legal advice The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has joined forces with Moorepay Legal Services to deliver an Employment Law Seminar aimed at providing essential legal advice to security companies operating in Scotland. The event will take place in Glasgow on the 29th September 2015 and is open to both members and non-members of the BSIA. Open to security professionals who are involved in the management of staff, the seminar will cover a wide variety of topics. Expert guidance on everything from zero hours contracts to modern apprenticeships will be provided by the following confirmed guest speakers: Tom Muirhead BA MCIPD, Employment Tribunal Consultant, Moorepay Legal Services Jane Duffy, Education and Qualifications Advisor at Skills Development Scotland David Scott of New College Lanarkshire Terri Jones, Director General of Skills for Security Registration for Employment Law Seminar will begin at 09.45 before topics including zero hours contracts, holiday pay, overtime/commission and modern apprenticeships are discussed in a security context. Lunch will follow the seminar and will provide an opportunity to network with other security professionals and guest speakers. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “This event will be beneficial to anyone who would like to learn more about the legalities involved in employment or who would like to update their knowledge with the most current information. “The event has kindly been sponsored by Moorepay Legal Services, market leading providers of Payroll and HR solutions, who are the current providers of the BSIA’s 24/7 legal helpline - which is free to members. As well as sponsoring the event, Moorepay have also provided one of their experts to deliver some of the seminar sessions.” James Kelly adds: “With time set aside for questions and answers, delegates will benefit from individual advice from industry experts. This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in employment law to gain a better understanding in a security context.” Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The awards are a fantastic opportunity for our member companies to showcase the talents of personnel Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are being encouraged to submit their nominations for 2016’s Security Personnel Awards, with the deadline just over three months away. Awards serve contributions of security personnel These prestigious awards are presented every year in both regional and national rounds of judging. The awards serve to acknowledge the commendable and limitless contributions that security personnel make each and every day. They are awarded across five categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Newcomer, Best use of Technology and Best Team which enables a wide variety of exceptional performances to be recognised. Camberford Law Plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – have sponsored the Security Personnel Awards since their inception seventeen years ago. Speaking of the awards, David Ottewill, Managing Director of Camberford Law commented: “It is important to recognise and reward the hard work and efforts of those dedicated professionals within the security industry. As such, we were very proud to once again sponsor this year’s awards .” The 2015 awards saw 33 high-calibre regional winners and 13 outstanding national winners scoop awards for their contributions to community safety and maintaining the industry’s favourable reputation. Some of the inspirational achievements included life-saving actions, exceptional customer service and using innovative technology. Dominated by the larger companies James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA commented: “There is a huge amount of talent on show in our industry and we take great pride in helping to recognise the achievements of the professional men and women that help to safeguard our nation. “The awards are a fantastic opportunity for our member companies to showcase the talents of personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis in order to deliver the best possible standard of service. Security personnel are the public face of our industry; the standards of professionalism that they embody is key to the continued growth of consumer trust in our industry and should be rewarded.” “Traditionally, the awards have been dominated by the larger companies operating in the security industry; however, over the past few years, a number of small and medium sized companies have been presented with some of the most coveted awards. I strongly encourage members of all sizes to participate in nominating their employees.” Winners receive positive publicity The deadline for nominations for the 2016 awards is the 30th October 2015, with the judging of the regional awards taking place throughout December. Those successful in the regional rounds will then progress to the national round of judging which takes place in March 2016. The national award winners will be invited to attend the BSIA’s flagship event – the Association’s Annual Luncheon – where they will be presented with their awards in front of some of the industry’s most influential people. Awards are customarily awarded by the Association’s Guest of Honour, which in the past has included members of the Royal Family, senior MPs and Cabinet Ministers, senior Police officials and celebrities. The winners and their employers receive positive publicity in local and regional media, as well as comprehensive coverage in the security trade press. BSIA members of the Security Guarding, CVIT, Police and Public Services, Leisure Industry, Specialist Services or Crowd Management sections can nominate their outstanding personnel by downloading a nomination form.
Each chairman guides their section at quarterly meetings and throughout term to improve private security sector on the whole Following its Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 15th July 2015, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected chairmen and vice chairmen to serve its sections of membership. “The BSIA is very proud of its membership community, and the great contributions that they make to the private security industry. The development of the private security industry is largely due to its members’ dedication to their work and their commitment to progress the sector,” said James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “Each section’s chairman dually serves their member company as well as the Association. They must initiate vital discussions to guide their section at quarterly meetings and throughout their term to improve the private security sector on the whole. The work undertaken by section chairmen and vice chairmen creates new possibilities for their sections and broadens the potential scope that the BSIA has an impact on.” “Chairmen also represent their section on the Association’s Council, which creates the opportunity for every area of membership to engage and be involved with shaping the future of the Association. I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all previous section chairmen, and extend a warm welcome to each new chairman who will be taking up their new post.” Phil Wright of Brink’s Ltd was also elected at the Association’s AGM to serve as Vice Chair of the Association. Phil will bring a deep knowledge of the security industry from his experience working in secure logistics in both public and private sectors. The new list of section chairmen and vice-chairmen is as follows: BSIA Vice Chairman Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) Access and Asset Protection Chairman: Paul Adams (Kaba Ltd) Vice Chairman: Mike Sussman (TDSi Ltd) Asset and Property Marking Chairman: James Brown (Selectamark Security Systems Plc) Vice Chairman: David Northey (Retainagroup Ltd) Cash and Valuables in Transit Chairman: Rob Johnson (Loomis Ltd) Vice Chairman: Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) CCTV Chairman: Simon Adcock (ATEC Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Clifford King (Kings Security Systems Ltd) Export Council Chairman: John Davies (TDSi Ltd) Information Destruction Chairman: Adam Chandler (Shred-on-Site Ltd) Vice Chairman: Simon Franklin (Shred Station Ltd) & Nick Williams (Brinnick Locksmiths) Leisure Industry Security Chairman: Tony Clarke (UK Security Facilities Ltd) Lone Worker Chairman: Craig Swallow (SoloProtect Ltd) Vice Chairman: Ian Johannessen (Rocksure Systems Ltd) Police and Public Services Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Equipment Manufacturers Chairman: Adrian Mealing (Texecom) Vice Chairman: Tony Allen (Dycon Ltd) Security Guarding Chairman: Tony Cockcroft (Independent Contractor Ltd) Vice Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Systems Chairman: Martin Harvey (Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Colin Leatherbarrow (Chubb Fire & Security Ltd) Specialist Services Chairman: Mike O’Neill (Mike O’Neill) Vice Chairman: Ian Yexley (UniTrust Protection Services UK Ltd) Vacant Property Protection Chairman: Gideon Reichental (Clearway Environmental Services UK Ltd) Vice Chairman: Darryl Soekoe (Camelot Property Management Ltd) Please note that some sections of membership are yet to hold their AGM, at which section chairmen are newly elected or re-elected, and as such, have not been included in this list.
The awards serve to recognise who represented the commitment of security companies Young apprentices Robbie Jackson and Christopher Hunt were recently presented with prestigious Apprentice Installer Awards by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). The apprentices were selected as award winners in recognition of their academic and practical success in the field of electronic security installations. Recognised the achievements of level two and level three apprentices Awarded by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body representing the UK’s private security sector, the Apprentice Installer Awards serve to recognise the achievements of Level Two and Level Three apprentices involved in the installation of alarms, CCTV, access control or a combination of these systems, and represent the commitment of security companies and training bodies in providing young talent with the opportunity to succeed in the security industry. The overall winner for 2015’s awards is Robbie Jackson, 18, a third-year apprentice working for Compass Fire and Security in Cumbria and was nominated for the award by his course assessor, Mark Cunningham of Skills for Security. From his very first interview, the company were impressed by Robbie’s ‘can-do’ attitude and his potential to succeed shone through from the very beginning. Considering an apprenticeship as an alternative to University, Robbie quickly progressed in his role to become a valued member of the company. Looking ahead to the future, Robbie’s ambition is to become a lead engineer by his mid-20s and later progress into management, an ambition that his bosses at Compass Fire and Security believe he will most certainly achieve. “I firmly believe in the apprenticeship scheme and that apprentices are an asset to any organisation" Andrew Turner, who manages Robbie at Compass Fire and Security, comments: “I firmly believe in the apprenticeship scheme and that apprentices are an asset to any organisation. [One] of Robbie’s positive attributes is his ability to learn or understand a new or unfamiliar piece of equipment very quickly… Over the years, Robbie has progressed extremely well.” On being informed of his success in the awards, Robbie said: “I am delighted to have been selected as overall winner of the BSIA Apprentice Installer Award for 2015. Since being taken on as an apprentice with Compass Fire & Security, I have worked very hard to ensure that I have completed all aspects of the apprenticeship to the best of my ability and gain the knowledge necessary to become a qualified engineer. I hope to continue my personal development as an engineer with Compass Fire & Security with a view to one day being in a position to apply for more senior roles within the company. My apprenticeship and work placement have been both fulfilling and rewarding and I am very much looking forward to the next phase of my career in this industry.” Demonstrated a good knowledge of IP-based CCTV Achieving National Winner status is first-year apprentice, 17-year-old Christopher Hunt, who works for King’s Security. Following his father’s footsteps into a career in security, Christopher has earned the respect of his colleagues and mentors in the business due to his self-motivated and positive attitude. Helping out on many major projects for top-rated clients, Christopher demonstrates a good knowledge of IP-based CCTV and understands alarm wiring theory and fault-finding. Comfortable working with IT systems, Christopher is able to add/remove cameras from a system, program interfaces and focus/zoom a camera, all from a Windows-based PC. Nominating Christopher for his award was Andrew Wood, Install Supervisor at King’s Security. He comments: “Chris has become a really valued member of the team and is everyone’s choice as a ‘second man’. He understands the importance of the customer and always presents himself and the business in a good light. He is learning other parts of the business fast and is eager to progress.” Reacting to the news of his win, Christopher said: “I am honoured to receive the BSIA’s annual Apprentice Installer Award. It means a lot to be recognised for the hard work I have been doing whilst doing my apprenticeship with Kings. The scheme has been amazing in helping me develop my practical skills and knowledge within the security sector, allowing me to ultimately develop my long-term career goals to work within the industry. I must say a big thank you to Kings, and particularly to my mentor, Andy Wood, who has helped me along the way with not only my practical skills but also theory and customer service skills, and I hope to serve as a role model for new recruits.” BSIA support the development of apprenticeships James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, comments: “We are all well aware that in today’s challenging job market many young people may feel that a long term career is out of their reach. As such, the BSIA and its members fully support the It’s always a pleasure to be able to recognise the outstanding talent displayed by our young apprentices" development of apprenticeships which offer positions to young people who wish to gain practical skills and knowledge in the security industry, allowing them to ultimately develop long-term careers in the sector. “It’s always a pleasure to be able to recognise the outstanding talent displayed by our young apprentices, and I would like to congratulate all four of today’s winners on their achievements. They have all exhibited exceptional qualities throughout their apprenticeships, and no doubt have very bright futures within our industry.” This year, the Apprentice Installer Awards are once again sponsored by Pyronix, whose Chair and Chief Executive, Julie A Kenny CBE DL, comments: “Congratulations to all the winners and nominees at this year’s BSIA Apprentice Installer Awards. “Schemes like this are absolutely vital in bringing in fresh recruitment of individuals who are ready to make a difference with passion and enthusiasm, and who knows, even in educating our industry’s future leaders. “At Pyronix, we advocate this sentiment by proactively looking to employ at least one apprentice every year, as we recognise and appreciate the mutual benefits of apprenticeship schemes. “So once again well done to everyone involved and we wish you all a very long and fruitful career in the security industry." Both winners were presented with their awards at the Association’s Annual Luncheon on July 15th, hosted at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The BSIA would like to take this opportunity to thank Pyronix Ltd for their kind sponsorship of these awards.
Evidence also detailed PaS Initiative, an approach to improve collaboration between businesses, private security industry & Met police The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in advance of its first evidence session of the new Parliament. The Committee held a session on the financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales earlier this week in the Houses of Parliament. As police forces across the UK have looked to make efficiency savings, the private security industry has stepped in to provide support, performing several key back-office functions on behalf of various forces across the country, allowing more uniformed officers to return to frontline duties. This has meant that police forces across the UK have been able to make efficiency savings without any detrimental effect on public safety. The growing role of private security companies The growing role of private security companies in delivering essential police support services has received a considerable amount of media attention as the amount of outsourced work has increased. The issue has received a mixed response, with some welcoming the cost-saving opportunities that police and private partnerships can provide, with others claiming that such partnerships will lead to a fully privatised police force. As the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry, the BSIA recognises the importance of frontline police officers remaining public sector employees, but supports the role of the private security sector in providing outsourced services in recognition of the fact that building effective working relationships between the police and private sector plays a huge part in returning officers to the frontline. Effective police and private sector partnerships Giving evidence at the session in Parliament was Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary to the Home Office, Sir Tom Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Alex Marshall, Chief Executive of the College of Policing. "BSIA members have a proven track record in delivering such services, from managing cordons to taking witness statements, and it is important that their contribution is not overlooked", says James Kelly, BSIA Chief Executive Commenting on the evidence session, recently-elected Chair of the Committee, Meg Hillier MP, said: “Policing is an issue which affects all in our communities. It is right the Committee should begin its work by pressing the Home Office on how they are managing the risks of squeezed police budgets, and explore what the Department is doing to work with HMIC and the College of Policing to get a clearer picture of the impact of its funding decisions on the police service.” BSIA Chief Executive, James Kelly, adds: “The private security industry has proved extremely effectively, time and again, that the valuable traditions of frontline policing can be adequately protected through effective police and private sector partnerships. BSIA members have a proven track record in delivering such services, from managing cordons to taking witness statements, and it is important that their contribution is not overlooked.” The Police & Security Initiative In the Association’s first submission of evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, the BSIA introduced the industry to committee members and reinforced the value of the private security industry’s role in delivering community policing, as well as supporting police in responding to natural disasters and the challenges of securing large-scale events. The evidence also detailed the Police & Security Initiative (PaS), a business-led approach to improve collaboration, communication and coordination between businesses, the private security industry and the Met police. This submission comes following the BSIA’s pledge to increase its political engagement activity following the General Election, when the Association published its new Government manifesto.
Campbell will deliver a presentation on growing trend toward proactive risk & threat identification Quantum Secure, part of HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that Don Campbell, Quantum Secure’s Director of Product Management, will take part in two informational sessions to be held at IFSEC International 2015, which takes place from June 16-18 at London ExCel. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, Campbell will be part of a panel discussion titled “State of the Nation – Current & Evolving Security Threats.” He will be joined by James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, and Jim Swift, Head of Security Engineering for consulting firm BB7. Benefits of Big Data Analytics in Security – Helping Proactivity & Value Creation Following the panel discussion, at 4 p.m. Campbell will deliver a presentation titled “Benefits of Big Data Analytics in Security – Helping Proactivity and Value Creation”. During this educational session, Campbell will discuss the growing trend toward proactive risk and threat identification and the benefits of analysing the virtual mountains of data available from multiple disparate systems to generate valuable security intelligence. This session will take place in the Keynote & Convergence Theatre. “In today’s world, the necessary data organisations need to improve security, identify threats and streamline policies, processes and overall operations is available; it’s just a matter of collecting and analysing that data to discover potential risks,” Campbell said. “By connecting the dots between identities and security and other systems, predictive analysis has the power to turn raw data generated by multiple systems into actionable intelligence that allows organisations to initiate preventative action and thwart potential incidents, transforming security departments into proactive enterprise resources.” SAFE product line analyses identity & security data With its SAFE Predictive Security Software, the latest addition to its SAFE Security Intelligence Portfolio, Quantum Secure continues to set new benchmarks in predictive analysis solutions and physical identity and access management (PIAM) solutions. The SAFE product line analyses identity and security data and applies both operational and risk-based analytics to provide a clear understanding of security operations and risks. To further support analysis, SAFE Predictive Security includes automated, actionable responses which can help reduce costs, reduce insider threat and enhance compliance. Quantum Secure’s SAFE Security Intelligence Portfolio provides web-based solutions that detail an executive-level, graphical dashboard view of a global physical security infrastructure. In addition to SAFE Predictive Security, the portfolio also includes SAFE Security Reporter 5.0, which provides real-time monitoring and event correlation of physical security activities and a custom report creation wizard.
Several member companies will be showcasing latest lone worker technology and offering expert insights on protecting employees Members of the BSIA’s Lone Worker section are looking forward to another successful year at the Safety and Health Expo which runs alongside IFSEC International as part of UBM’s wider Protection and Management Series. Taking place over the 16-18th June 2015, the Safety and Health Expo brings exhibitors together with an impressive audience of buyers and specifiers. Comprises of lone worker products and services specialist companies The BSIA’s Lone Worker section comprises of companies who specialise in providing lone worker products and services to customers across a wide range of industry backgrounds. Several member companies will be showcasing the latest in lone worker technology and offering expert insights on protecting employees that work unsupervised over the course of the event. James Kelly, Chief Executive at the BSIA, comments: “Last year’s move to London created a real buzz around the Safety and Health Expo, so in 2015 – with the show now firmly established in the capital – our expectations are that it will continue to grow from strength to strength. Three issues close to the BSIA’s heart – innovation, education and sharing best practice – are all key to the show’s programme in 2015, and as such, the Association is delighted to reinforce its keen support of the event.” Several BSIA members have shared their own previews of the technology and services that they will be showcasing at the Safety and Health Expo, brief excerpts from these previews are detailed below: Blackline Safety Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2060 Blackline GPS will be introducing the Loner Duo, a Bluetooth accessory which complements the Loner Mobile Safety monitoring application. Blackline’s Loner Duo pairs with a smartphone using low-power Bluetooth Smart technology and empowers Blackline’s Loner Mobile app with rigorous safety monitoring features equivalent to dedicated devices from Blackline Safety. Gavin Boorman, Managing Director of Blackline GPS Europe Ltd thinks that the Safety and Health Expo is a must-attend event that should be on everyone’s safety and security calendar, “Blackline has exhibited at IFSEC and the co-located Safety and Health Expo for several years. We have found great success each year and look forward to meeting organisations from every industry at this year’s exhibition.” Blackline GPS will be on stage in the Lone Working Arena between 15:30 and 16:00 on the 16th and between 11:00 and 11:30 on the 18th. Peoplesafe Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2050 "Three issues close to the BSIA’s heart – innovation, education and sharing best practice – are all key to the show’s programme in 2015,..." Peoplesafe will be demonstrating all of the devices in their portfolio including the Identicom 877, Defender smartphone application and Peoplesafe smartphone application. They will also be introducing the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Device which gives a critical, life-saving line of communication when travelling beyond the reach of mobile service. Speaking on behalf of Peoplesafe, Managing Director Ian Johannessen believes that: “The BSIA Lone Worker Theatre initiative meets the need for professionals with a responsibility for an organisation’s people safety management to hear some expert lone worker safety insights. Peoplesafe is playing a leading role in supporting the theatre with two client case studies.” Peoplesafe will be on stage in the Lone Working arena between 12:30 and 13:00 on the 16th and between 13:15 and 13:45 on the 17th. Skyguard Safety and Health Expo, Stand M2150 Skyguard will be demonstrating all of their products at this year’s show including a new version of their award winning MySOS device which is being unveiled for the first time. The MySOS personal safety device will also be sign-posted to visitors in the show’s ‘Innovation Trail’. Speaking ahead of the show, Marketing Director Will Murray explained, “The Safety and Health Expo provides an ideal opportunity for Skyguard to meet with prospective buyers across vertical markets and demonstrate our latest product innovations.” Skyguard will also be on stage in the Lone Working Arena between 12:30 and 13:00 on the 17th and between 13:15 and 13:45 on the 18th. Members of the BSIA will have access to the Association’s Members’ Lounge at IFSEC International throughout the show, with seating available for meetings and coffee breaks. Join BSIA on stand B1350 to find out more about the benefits of Association membership, or to find a reputable security supplier.