Arc Monitoring will share their range of services at Security TWENTY 20 Birmingham. Set in the central location of the Hilton Metropole NEC in Birmingham on Thursday, 20th February 2020, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting-edge security products and services. Doors open at 8.30am allowing access to the exhibition with the conference running between 10.00am and 1.30pm. The exhibition will close at 3.30 pm. Lone worker protection Arc Monitoring will be sharing its CCTV & Alarm Monitoring services Confirmed speakers so far are Arad Parsi of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust talking about lone worker protection, Julian Hurst of Secured by Design and there will be manufacturer updates from Hikvision, BT, HID Global, Seagate and 6S Global. The conference will be chaired by Security TWENTY regular, Michael White. Most importantly if one registers in advance and is an installer, an end user, a consultant, or someone to do with private security, in the police or the armed forces, or a buyer of security services they will be able to attend the Conference for free. Arc Monitoring will be sharing its CCTV & Alarm Monitoring services. This is a chance to discuss face to-face with Arc’s team about the benefits of its CCTV Monitoring, Alarm Monitoring and Keyholding services. Please come along and join Arc to keep yourself up-to-date with its latest innovations.
Rubens and White will be working closely alongside Garry Evanson and David Thorp to help them achieve their goals David Rubens CSyP and Michael White have been appointed board members of the Security Institute. Security Institute Chairman Garry Evanson CSyP said, "We have some demanding targets for this year and there's a lot to be achieved so I'm delighted to be welcoming two experienced and capable individuals onto the team. They will be working closely alongside me and David Thorp, our Managing Director, to help us achieve our goals." Previous roles & responsibilities Rubens has been involved in the UK security sector since 1992, being one of the original security trainers in the earliest days of the Westminster Council Door Supervisor training programme. He ran his own consultancy from 1992-2013, under the names of Meido Consultants and David Rubens Associates, and was from December 2013 until recently MD of InfraSafe Security International, the international division of InfraSafe, a major US security technology company. He has also been involved in the academic side of security and risk management, completing his MSc at Scarman Centre, Leicester University in 2006. He has consequently taught on a range of security related programmes at Leicester, Cranfield and the University of Portsmouth, where he studied for his Professional Doctorate, writing his thesis on strategic management of hyper-complex crisis events. Commenting on his appointment Rubens said, "I am really looking forward to returning to the board having served in the past. The Institute continues to be a leading voice in the promotion of the sector and the desire to increase the professionalisation of security practitioners. As someone who has experienced and benefited from the academic side of security and risk management this is something I believe passionately in." Following careers in defence electronics and local government White joined the security industry in 2000 working on the South Coast managing a portfolio of accounts that included security provision to public sector, private sector and military locations. In 2003 he moved to London and has worked across multiple industry sectors that include shopping centres, diplomatic buildings, the financial sector, blue chip businesses and elements of the UK critical national infrastructure. He now works for himself as an independent security, risk management and training consultant. White recently completed his permitted term as the Chairman of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and is also a member of ASIS UK, The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Commenting on his appointment White said, "I have been a very active member of the Events Committee at the Security Institute for a couple of years and have represented them on the Security Regulatory Alliance. I know board members and staff at HQ very well so feel I will quickly be able to become an effective part of the team."
MoU to serve as a foundation for developing staff in areas of security both on local & international levels The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Police Academy about cooperation with and support for the International Centre for Security and Safety (ICSS) which is part of the Academy. Major General Dr Mohammad Ahmed Bin Fahad, the Dubai Police Assistant Commander for Academic Affairs & Training, and Mr Mike White, Chairman of IPSA signed the agreement at Haberdashers' Hall in London during a celebration hosted by City and Guilds to celebrate 40,000 candidates achieving C&G qualifications at ICSS. Foundation of cooperation & communication The MoU has been put in place as a foundation for cooperation and communication between the two bodies with the aim of developing and refining the expertise of staff in the areas of security, both on local and international levels, and raising the standards of the security profession through training and education. Additionally the agreement makes provision for support and consulting in the area of security, the recognition of the quality training program, and opportunities for organising learning and development opportunities such as events, exhibitions and further security courses. Maj. Gen. Dr. Mohammad A. Bin Fahad said “The activation of international partnerships with prestigious security institutions to implement professional programs, is a directive of His Excellency Major General Khamis Mattar, the Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, and provides an academic contribution to the continued hard work and the quest to improve security work to global levels, to keep pace with the comprehensive cultural renaissance that is taking place in the state at all levels, in order to establish security and stability and trust in the community of the United Arab Emirates, and in order to achieve the objectives of the overall strategy for Dubai Police of the Ministry of the Interior.” Mr Justin Bentley, Chief Executive Officer of IPSA, welcomed the MoU saying “We are always seeking opportunities to contribute to professionalism in the security industry, and put our full support behind the work being done by the ICSS in Dubai. We look forward to working with them on providing opportunities for their students to increase their knowledge of best practice in the security industry.” Further professionalism in security Mr Michael White, Chairman of IPSA, commented “This is a significant moment for IPSA. We are very proud to be associated with the Dubai Police Academy and to have the opportunity to build on the outstanding results achieved by City and Guilds and to be able to work with our new partners to further professionalism in security.”