Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of Linx International Group, and the global provider of accredited security systems training courses, has announced the appointment of eLearning Developer Peter Panayi and Account Manager Effie-Mae Sims. Both will be based at the Tavcom Training Centre in Hampshire, UK, and will focus on growing the success of its rapidly expanding prospectus of classroom and distance learning training courses. Security systems training courses Tavcom Training boasts a wide range of award-winning security systems training courses and an extensive tutor-led distance learning portfolio that includes its popular CCTV System Design BTEC Level 5 Diploma and Professional Practices of Security Network Design BTEC Level 5 Certificate. Earlier this year, the company had also launched its Tavcom Bite Size electro technical and electronic security systems courses. Peter Panayi explains how he will be using his skills as a multimedia digital designer: “I am looking forward to incorporating new technologies into Tavcom Training courses to make them even more interactive and engaging, while learning all there is to know about the security sector.” Meeting professional development needs Effie-Mae Sims will focus on supporting Tavcom Training clients to ensure they find the right courses to meet their professional development needs Effie-Mae Sims will focus on supporting Tavcom Training clients to ensure they find the right courses to meet their professional development needs. “From the outset, I have been blown away by the morals and beliefs of the company,” explains Effie-May. “My intention is to make a real impact within the company, helping its growth, customer relationships and everyday performance, as well as making a real difference to security professionals who choose us to meet their training needs.” Paul Tennent, Executive Director at Tavcom Training, states: “We are dedicated to using the very latest technologies and teaching methods to ensure all of our courses, whether in the classroom or online, provide the knowledge and skills needed to perform in the ever-evolving security sector. To achieve this, we invest in the very best personnel to develop how training is delivered and ensure the right people are booked on the right courses. I am delighted to welcome Peter Panayi and Effie-May Sims to Tavcom Training.”
Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of Linx International Group, is proud to announce that the Certified Technical Security Professional (CTSP) register has been shortlisted for the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018 in the ‘Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector’ category. Currently celebrating its first anniversary, and with more than 500 professionals either registered or going through the application process, the CTSP register aims to raise standards in the security and fire industry. Operated by Tavcom Training, the register has the support of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). Security & Fire Excellence Awards Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director at Tavcom Training, comments: “The CTSP register was established to recognise the competency of professionals working in the security and fire systems sectors. As the most respected award in our industry, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards is the perfect platform to raise awareness amongst security professionals that there is now an opportunity to have their technical expertise publicly recognised.” Now in its nineteenth year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards has consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. The 2018 winners will be announced on the 21st of November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has announced it is once again delivering the free educational programme for ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre‘ at IFSEC International 2018, with sponsor Panasonic UK. The Theatre will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on cutting-edge subjects that are key to technical security professionals. Renowned for over ten years as the ‘Tavcom Theatre’, this year, following an extensive research programme, show organisers UBM have rebranded the theatre to meet with the theme for the event. ‘The Future of Security Training Theatre’ will be a major element in the new ‘Show Me How’ project at IFSEC 2018, which will identify educational opportunities where visitors can learn about industry best practice and capabilities. This year’s schedule promises something for everyone, including cyber security and integrated networks, audio systems, countering drone threats" Physical and cyber security education Tavcom Training Executive Director, Paul Tennent commented, “We have a longstanding and proud tradition of delivering free education at IFSEC, which expects to see over 40,000 visitors this year and has been at the heart of the security market for more than 40 years. This year’s schedule promises something for everyone, including cyber security and integrated networks, audio systems, countering drone threats and the ever-increasing links between physical and cyber security.” During the three days of the show, Tavcom will deliver a wide range of free educational sessions which will be supported by specialist speakers from across the security industry, including: Peter Mason, M Ed., CTSP, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training Ltd for over 15 years, starts the programme with ‘Future of Security Networks’. Peter is also presenting: ‘Cybercrime and security’. David Needham, Sales Manager for Axis in the UK and Ireland, will be presenting ‘Network Audio Systems – Integrated Audio made Smart and Easy’. Jim Perkins, Business Development Manager at Panasonic UK will be discussing video management systems with: ‘Panasonic breaks the VMS mould with video insight’. Nikola Serfimovski, Director – Business Strategy at PureLifi will be giving a seminar entitled: ‘LiFi, the future of high bandwidth secure broadband communication’. Mike Gillespie, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Advent IM Ltd and Vice President of the C3i Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS) will be presenting ‘Raising standards; raising cyber security awareness’. Justin Pringle, Chief Technology Officer CTO at DroneOps Ltd will be giving a timely presentation entitled: ’Countering the drone threat’. Tony Weeks, Head of Technical Services at the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) will be discussing ‘Automating the transfer of alarms to emergency services: maximising public benefits’. Dr Mark Wherrett CEng MIET CTSP will present the future of analytics in a seminar entitled: ‘Smart, connected cameras and big data – the power of video is being unleashed’ IP-based integration and video analytics Tavcom Training’s Warren Collins CTSP will be discussing the integration of security systems with ‘Deploying an IP Based Integration Project’, whilst Senior Tavcom Training Tutor, Dr Mark Wherrett CEng MIET CTSP, will present the future of analytics in a seminar entitled: ‘Smart, connected cameras and big data – the power of video is being unleashed’. IFSEC International is also the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), which has been endorsed in the UK by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), as well as internationally by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). It represents the only opportunity for individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire systems sectors, to be officially recognised for their competencies and qualifications on a public register. Paul Tennent continued, “IFSEC International will again deliver on its promise to educate and enlighten visitors. Myself and the team at Linx International Group look forward to seeing you there!”
Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has launched a new Managing CCTV Investigations course. The course is for senior personnel responsible for managing and setting policy, for the investigation of crimes and incidents captured on CCTV and other media. Beginning in April, the three-day classroom-based training takes place at Tavcom in Hampshire and participants will attain a Tavcom Level Three Certificate. Tavcom Training Executive Director, Paul Tennent commented, “This is an essential new course that provides the skills and confidence needed to efficiently and effectively handle CCTV investigations. The comprehensive programme shines a light on the roles and responsibilities of personnel when investigating incidents, how to assist the Police, as well as highlighting codes of practice and operational guidelines.” CCTV Investigations course The Managing CCTV Investigations course agenda includes: Investigating crimes caught on CCTV and other media Managing enquiries where images provide key evidence The CCTV Code of Practice and how they relate to investigations Using CCTV in an ethical manner, privacy, human rights and cultural Obtaining the best evidential footage and images Investigative strategy for using images during a major enquiry CCTV trawling and obtaining images from social media Using images held by television broadcasts and newspapers Linking suspects in several pieces of footage Producing evidential statements and decision logs Identification of offenders captured on CCTV Understanding concepts of “Super Recognisers” and their effective use Technology and its use in identification Using CCTV in investigations and briefing prosecutors The Managing CCTV Investigations course costs £795+VAT per participant and will take place on the following dates: 17th – 19th April 2018 26th – 28th June 2018 2nd – 4th October 2018 23rd – 25th January 2019
In partnership with friends at Tavcom Training, a provider of accredited security systems training courses, UBM is excited to announce The Future Of Security Seminar Theatre, sponsored by Panasonic UK, within the IFSEC exhibition which will deliver a range of essential CPD accredited presentations on the very latest in security technology design and integration. Physical security systems are now heavily dependent on IT-based platforms and this intersection of technologies has opened up significant potential for security installers and engineers to offer even better solutions for their customers. To reflect this demand, The Future Of Security Theatre will focus on these opportunities offering a full set of free seminars, designed with IFSEC installers in mind. The sessions will expertly target key areas addressing cyber security, IT best practice, practical IP networking, integration and system design plus a wide range of additional core areas, delivered by specialist Tavcom trainers. The Future of Security Theatre will be a major element in the new ‘Show Me How’ project at IFSEC 2018 Cyber security section Delivering insight into the major security challenges, the cyber security sections will look into how robust approaches to cyber security can strengthen an existing physical security system, providing the end user with even greater resilience to cyber threats. From an IT security aspect, the sessions will include understanding firewalls and identifying vulnerabilities which can be inherent in the installation process. In addition, there will be exclusive sessions on the use of UAVs and drones in security and how this technology is both a benefit and a hazard. The Future of Security Theatre will be a major element in the new ‘Show Me How’ project at IFSEC 2018, which will identify education opportunities and exhibiting companies as key destinations where visitors can go to learn about best practice and capabilities. Exhibitors will host technical experts on their stands to ensure visitors gain a direct understanding of the products and solutions – making sure they leave fully equipped with the right knowledge. All ‘Show Me How’ areas and exhibitors will be clearly signposted to help visitors make the best possible use of their time at IFSEC 2018. Tavcom is excited to be part of the new position IFSEC is taking as a major education opportunity" Panasonic CCTV sureveillance With cybercrime being an ever present threat, which exploits business weaknesses around storing data in multiple locations, Panasonic Business, as a recognised CCTV manufacturer, is proactively taking action towards these threats, by expanding its cyber offerings, which it intends to showcase at IFSEC 2018. In particular, it will focus on how integrators and installers can bring additional value to end users by providing cyber safe environments. Paul Tennent, Sales Director at Tavcom Training states: "As a leading training provider for the security and fire installer sectors, Tavcom is excited to be part of the new position IFSEC is taking as a major education opportunity. It’s been interesting to see the insights and research IFSEC has gained over the past year, particularly in regard to the expectations and direct needs of the installer community. It’s also acutely apparent that growth areas and technologies in and around cyber security are becoming critical, so we’re happy to lend our expertise to the wider IFSEC audience.’’
Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, is proud to announce it has signed an exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with SIRA, the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai. This agreement, cements an honoured relationship between Tavcom and SIRA in the provision of technical security systems and control room operations Training in Dubai. The Dubai Government created SIRA in 2016 by converting DPS (Department of Protective Systems) into an independent agency. SIRA is responsible setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai. Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, is proud to announce it has signed an exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with SIRA Enhanced security training Mr. Ahmed Albalooshy the Centre Director said “SIRA values its partnership with Tavcom and as SIRA strives to ensure only the very best training is provided to those operating in the private security sector within Dubai, Linx International Group and Tavcom are recognised leaders in their field and we are delighted to be working with them.” Tavcom Training Executive Director, Paul Tennent commented, “It is a great honour for us to announce this strategic partnership agreement with SIRA. This is a culmination of over 20 years’ work which has seen Tavcom become renowned for delivering its award-winning technical security systems training in the Middle East.” This is a culmination of over 20 years’ work which has seen Tavcom become renowned for delivering its award-winning technical security" State-of-the-art technical workshops SIRA and Tavcom have designed state-of-the-art technical workshops at SIRA’s new Training Centre in Dubai. As with the Tavcom Training Centre in the UK, this facility features fully equipped workshops, providing students with expert tuition in theory and practical ‘hands-on’ experience using a wide array of equipment. Paul added, “We are excited to be working closely with SIRA to jointly offer accredited and comprehensive technical training for security professionals in the region. We expect to be training around 50 students per month at the training centre and look forward to further developing our continued relationship and security offering moving forwards.”
At IFSEC International 2017, TDSi will also be displaying the GARDiS software and hardware solution Integrated security manufacturer TDSi announced that it will be sponsoring the Tavcom Training Theatre at IFSEC International 2017, as well as presenting each day at the event, which runs from 20th- 22nd June at ExCeL London. Security training and education John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “We are excited to be even more closely associated with the Tavcom Training Theatre at this year’s IFSEC. As a developer and manufacturer of integrated security systems, we pride ourselves on providing the industry with the best education and training opportunities every year, but this year we are extending it further.” John added, “We have a longstanding relationship with IFSEC international and have always used it as a platform to raise awareness, not only of TDSi’s products and services, but also to educate and inspire visitors. This year we are literally putting education centre stage and making it the focal point of our presence at IFSEC 2017. We are broadening our commitment to educating all parts of the supply chain, across a broader audience.” Tavcom Training Theatre The Tavcom Training Theatre draws hundreds of keen security professionals each year and is the perfect opportunity for end users, installers, integrators and engineers to learn about the latest innovations and trends, whilst discovering security knowledge and tips. “This is the ninth successive year that the organisers of IFSEC have entrusted Tavcom to host the Training Theatre and needless to say, we are delighted to have the support of TDSi, who share our same values in education, to ensure that visitors gain maximum benefit from attending the exhibition.” said Paul Tennent Sales Director of Tavcom Training. GARDiS software and hardware solution Along with its support of the Tavcom Training Theatre, TDSi will also be running its own technology showcase at ExceL London, which will include live demonstrations for the company’s customers and partners. Amongst the solutions being displayed will be TDSi’s forthcoming GARDiS software and hardware solution, which offers all the benefits of a highly secure web-based application. GARDiS is easily adaptable for an increased workload, provides easier maintenance and installation, is more secure and is accessible from anywhere (on any device) utilising a simple-to-use and intuitive interface. The IFSEC International seminar programme for 2017 will be announced soon and entry is free of charge. John concluded, “The Tavcom Training Theatre always proves to be a highlight of the show, so I would encourage any visitors looking to attend to check the schedule once it is announced to ensure they don’t miss their chosen seminar. We are very much looking forward to adding extra value to your visit to the event this year.” Access to the seminars in the Tavcom Training Theatre (stand number B1250) is free of charge and will take place at IFSEC International 2017, from 20th-22nd June at ExCeL London.
The eLearning course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems The number of security professionals choosing to study online in order to acquire career-enhancing qualifications has grown dramatically over the last twelve months, according to Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group. “There are an increasing number of students who wish to acquire new skill sets or fill gaps in their knowledge and wish to do so within the context of their busy working lives,” said Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director, “Whilst our classroom courses continue to be extremely popular, the eLearning option, such as that offered by our CCTV over IP Networking online course, is proving to be an attractive option to students who want to take advantage of the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in their own time, without disrupting their daily routine.” Latest software platform “The key to success, and what has made the CCTV over IP Networking course so attractive to large numbers of students, is that we have invested in the latest software platform and recruited specialists with superb graphic design, software development and computer programming skills. They have made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable by the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content.” BTEC Level 3 Certificate The recently updated tutor-supported CCTV over IP Networking eLearning course, which leads to an internationally recognised BTEC level 3 certificate, is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge to design, install and maintain IP and CCTV networking systems. The wide range of topics covered include cameras, lenses, lighting, IP addresses, Local Area Networks (LANS), bandwidth and security, with students learning about all the component parts to make a successful networked CCTV system and importantly, the pitfalls to avoid. "They have made the course truly intuitive, easy to navigate and enjoyable by the use of engaging graphics, audio, video and interactive content" Peter Mason, who has been the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training for over 10 years and who has developed a number of eLearning programmes, provides tutor support to students should they have queries as they progress through the various course modules. "For busy people who do not have the time to attend classroom courses, eLearning is an ideal alternative,” said Peter. “Since launching the CCTV over IP Networking course, I have had the pleasure of interacting with students from all over the world including from, for example, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Angola and New Zealand, as well as many from the UK.” “As a Tavcom tutor, I provide online support, suggestions, comments and feedback on the Assessments and Projects, and so far we have a 100% pass rate! It's always satisfying to watch students develop their knowledge, and the BTEC Level 3 award is an internationally recognised mark of their professional abilities." Interactive and flexible Feedback from students who have completed the course has been highly complimentary and from far afield as Bermuda. “Participating in the course via the eLearning method was highly cost-effective, bearing in mind where we are located, as it negated the need to incur what would have been prohibitively expensive travel costs,” said Rossini Lawrence, Client Support Officer for Bermuda-based security installation specialists G.E.T. Ltd. Marc Cook, Head of Engineering for Kent-based, Sunstone IP Systems said: “I have previously done a few online courses and I must say this was one of the best when it came to interactivity and the video. The main reason for choosing this online course instead of a classroom based course, was to have the option of studying around my day-to-day job. Being head of engineering means it’s hard to take a week out to sit in a classroom whilst at the same time, trying to manage a team of engineers.”
Topics covered ensure there is something for everyone involved within the security sector Tavcom has announced an impressive line-up of expert speakers who will be sharing their knowledge in the Tavcom Training Theatre during this year’s IFSEC International exhibition which takes place 21st -23rd June, 2016 at EXCEL London. Free of charge and free of jargon As in previous years, the variety of the topics covered by the free to attend lectures, ensure there is something for everyone involved within the security sector, including installers, systems designers, technical support personnel and end-users. Topics include: Alphabet Soup: the wonderful world of network acronyms and abbreviations explained. Network Performance? It’s easy when you know how! HD Analogue Versus IP Is your Video Security System (VSS) watertight? CCTV - The ingredients for evidence gathering Know Your Onions or Start to Cry. The requirements for implementing successful and effective security programmes. The Rule of Three: Experience, Professionalism and Qualification in Security Management Public to Private – Transition or a New Beginning? Safety Advice for overseas travel “We are delighted to be invited yet again by the organisers of IFSEC International to conduct a wide range of free-to attend lectures,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. “The objective of the lectures will be to provide show visitors with an insight into the knowledge they can acquire in order to develop their skills and take their careers in security to the next level. I would encourage anyone visiting IFSEC to attend one of these lectures and take the opportunity to pick up valuable knowledge, hints and tips from our team of experts.”
Tavcom is providing foundation and advanced CCTV training programmes for installation and service engineers in Dubai Tavcom reports that it has successfully completed specialist CCTV training for 1,000 students attending the International Centre for Security & Safety (ICSS) at the Dubai Police Academy. The International Centre for Security and Safety plays a significant role in the strengthening of the skills of Dubai nationals, as well as local and contracted personnel of various nationalities working in the region. As such, it provides a range of vocational training programmes for individuals involved in the electronic security industry. Under the terms of an ongoing agreement with the Academy, the training division of Tavcom is providing foundation and advanced CCTV training programmes for installation and service engineers in Dubai. The objective is to improve existing skill levels in order for licences to be issued by the Department of Protective Systems of the Dubai Police Service to individuals and companies which will permit them to install and maintain electronic security systems in accordance with international codes and good practices. “To have provided training for 1,000 students over a two year period is a significant achievement for Tavcom. We are grateful to the head of the centre Lt. Col. Nasser Kazim and Mr. Adil Abdel-Hadi, Director of Studies and Coordination Bureau and their colleagues at the International Centre for Security and Safety, for their cooperation and support which has helped us achieve this goal,” said Paul Tennent, Sales Director for Tavcom. “We are looking forward to providing the same high level of training to the many other students who will be attending the Academy over the coming months and in doing so, help them achieve the professional standards required by the Dubai Police Service.”
Tavcom’s Group Sales Director - Paul Tennent expressed satisfaction for this initiative From 26th May, 2015, National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved companies, are entitled to claim a 20% discount on all Tavcom Training programmes. A partnership arrangement between Tavcom Training, the UK’s leading supplier of practical and e-learning electronic security systems training and NSI, the specialist Certification Body for the UK’s security and fire safety companies, has been established for the benefit of NSI approved companies. NSI approved companies may now take advantage of a preferential rate for all Tavcom distance learning online programmes, as well as the traditional classroom and workshop based courses conducted at its Hampshire training centre. NSI & Tavcom raising standards in electronic security industry “NSI and Tavcom share a vision of raising standards in the electronic security industry, and Tavcom’s offer underpins best practice in all aspects of a security system’s design, implementation, operation and maintenance,” said Paul Tennent, Group Sales Director. “We are therefore very pleased to have agreed this initiative. It is designed to encourage installers, systems integrators, control room operators and other organisations who are NSI approved to take the opportunity to improve their skill sets, and in the process acquire career enhancing, accredited qualifications.” Commenting on the partnership, Richard Jenkins, CEO of NSI said: “Our national team of auditors complete in the region of 4000 regular and robust audits per year of NSI approved companies to verify continual compliance with industry Standards. We welcome the opportunity for our NSI approved companies to access high quality training courses in order to enhance their skills and knowledge as technological advances in the sector continue at pace.” NSI runs its own popular training courses "It is designed to encourage installers, systems integrators, control room operators and other organisations who are NSI approved" “NSI runs its own popular training courses, primarily based on sector Standards, and by complementing this offer with Tavcom’s provision of quality, accredited courses, NSI approved companies have access to a broader range of cost effective, training options to bolster the learning and development of their employees. NSI approved companies are able to take full advantage of this opportunity. We are delighted that this partnership between our two organisations has been established.”
Paul Tennent, Sales Director for Tavcom, has been appointed Group Sales Director for Linx International Linx International and Tavcom announce they have concluded an agreement resulting in Linx acquiring a majority shareholding in Tavcom. Tavcom is the leading provider of online and classroom based security systems training. The Linx International Group includes Linx Consulting and renowned security management training providers, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training. Opportunity with Tavcom “Tavcom’s unrivalled expertise in the systems training market, combined with the Linx International Group’s reputation for providing premier security management training, will provide an unparalleled offering to the sector,” said David Gill, CEO of Linx International Group. “Our plan is for Tavcom to continue to operate under its existing brand within the Linx International group and clients will therefore continue to receive the outstanding levels of service that they have come to expect. However, the inclusion of Tavcom within the Group presents a fantastic opportunity to create a global leader in both security management and security systems training”. Paul Tennent, previously Sales Director for Tavcom, has been appointed Group Sales Director for Linx International, whilst Mike Tennent, who founded Tavcom, has been appointed the company’s non-executive Chairman. Mike Tennent, CEO of Tavcom, commented: “I am delighted with this transition. The shift from a family business to the new international group set-up is one which will see the company build on its excellent reputation, as well as open new opportunities to our clients to offer outstanding training and consultancy internationally.”
The equipment installed in control room operators' testing area at Tavcom training centre includes Communicator Pro and Mini devices Students participating in one of Tavcom Training's Alarm Systems courses will be able to gain practical hands-on experience of alarm handling within a control room environment, thanks to equipment donated by WebWayOne. The equipment installed in the control room operators' testing area at Tavcom's training centre in Bishops Waltham, includes Communicator Pro and Mini devices, as well as WebWay World web access in order for students to familiarise themselves with the commissioning and support of IP and 2G/3G communication. Six Webway communicators are fully operational and signalling to test accounts at Southern Monitoring's Alarm Receiving Centre in Waterlooville, with remote access via MASWeb to view alarm delivery in real time. The communicators are serially connected to Honeywell Galaxy and Texecom Intruder panels and can take advantage of SIA3 signalling which includes the support of remote servicing and diagnostics. Enhanced training “As the leading provider of security systems training, we are always looking to utilise the latest available technology to enhance the effectiveness of our training courses by offering students opportunities to immediate put theory into practice," said Paul Tennent, Director of Tavcom. "We are therefore very grateful to WebWayOne for their support in providing ATS equipment. We will certainly be able to put it to good use in all the Alarm Systems' related training courses which we will be conducting during 2015." Tavcom currently offer over 70 regularly scheduled training courses ranging from one day seminars to five day fully residential programmes. The courses are designed to meet the training requirements of security professionals at all levels, from Foundation courses for those with little or no previous experience, to highly advanced programmes for Control Room Supervisors, Security Managers and Company Executives. The wide range of technical and non-technical courses cover all security systems related fields including Security Management, Control Room Operations, System Planning and Project Management, Structured Cabling, Disaster Recovery, Counter Eavesdropping, PAT Testing, Solar Panel Installation and Covert CCTV.
The new division will focus on facilitating the transition of ex-forces personnel into the security sector Tavcom, the leading supplier of security systems training, has formed a new division which will focus on facilitating the transition of ex-forces personnel into the security sector. Many of those leaving the forces have the core transferrable skills and attributes necessary for a post military career within the security sector. Acknowledging that those leaving the forces already have access to resettlement support, the Tavcom Resettlement package builds on what is already available, by tailoring and directing it to the security arena. The core of the package is the provision of Tavcom BTEC accredited training, career progression advice and the direction of applicants to sources of industry information. Chris Pinder who joined Tavcom last October, will head up the new Tavcom Resettlement division. “There are a number of initiatives such as Engineers of Tomorrow raising the profile of security as a progressive and rewarding profession. However, there is still so much more that the security sector can do to proactively promote itself as a rewarding career choice,” said Chris. “We are therefore very excited about what we can achieve through this initiative. By focussing on ex-forces personnel, Tavcom Resettlement will be making a significant investment in directing the talent leaving HM Forces to ‘think security’.” Paul Tennent, Tavcom MD, is equally enthusiastic. “This unique resettlement support initiative is a natural extension to our training activities. It means that we can help hone the skills of forces personnel towards a security environment, enabling them to be job ready and a valuable asset for their new employers from day one.” The Tavcom Resettlement division will only be looking to work with those who are leaving or have recently left the forces. “It is important to emphasise that Tavcom Resettlement is a transition process not a recruitment agency. We will not be dealing with those already employed in the security sector who may simply be looking to transfer to new positions," said Paul. “However, we are keen to work with employers in the security sector by way of introducing them to a fresh pool of skilled and technically astute potential candidates.” Chris added: “We are keen to speak to any employers who are looking to recruit for security systems and security management related positions. Employers or ex-forces personnel can find out more information and contact us via our company website.”
An online version of the Prospectus, which provides information on classroom and training courses, can be viewed at the Tavcom website Tavcom, the leading supplier of accredited vocational, classroom and ‘e-learning’ online security systems training courses, has published its 2015 Prospectus. An online version of the Prospectus, which provides information on over 70 different classroom, workshop and online training courses, can be viewed at the Tavcom website, whilst a printed copy is available upon request by emailing the company. “Clients who have used our Prospectus in the past to research the course which best meets their training needs, will notice that the 2015 version looks considerably different to previous years,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. “We have changed it to a more practical size, but more importantly, we have also improved the layout and the way courses are summarised, which we believe will make it easier at first glance to understand and appreciate what each course has to offer.” A number of new courses have recently been introduced by Tavcom, including e-learning online Access Control and Intruder & Perimeter Alarms courses, both of which are designed to provide consultants and specifiers, as well as anyone who is embarking on a career within the security industry, with the knowledge and understanding of how to design cost effective systems which are fit for purpose and which conform to relevant National and International regulations.
Among the speakers was Jon Laws, who shared his knowledge on how to extend life of an existing analogue system Leading security professionals recently attended an Education Information Day held at Tavcom's training centre in Bishops Waltham. The 50 plus delegates representing industry associations, institutions, local authorities, police and principle industry employers, were treated to a series of presentations on a diverse range of subjects including analytics, forensics, cyber security and the importance of new international standards. "Our Education Information Day has become an annual event and we know from the feedback provided by delegates that they highly value the overview provided by our expert speakers on how to best capitalise on the latest generation of electronic security solutions, as well as the insight provided on future trends," said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. Among the speakers was Jon Laws. With the market for IP network based video surveillance systems growing almost exponentially, Jon shared his knowledge on how to extend the life of an existing analogue system, by introducing hybrid solutions whilst starting on the process of migrating to an IP network based solution. Jon also provided a forward looking, but realistic view of the technologies which are likely to be integrated into tomorrow’s security systems. Daren Wildgoose delivered an up to date fact file on cyber security and data breaches with the objective of equipping the audience with some valuable tools to understand and combat the very real and active risk that can threaten a business’ resources and reputation, whilst Paul Fletcher offered an ARC ‘insider’s’ picture of the most effective way of providing a technical 'fit for purpose' solution. Peter Mason, one of the UK's top IP/Networking specialists, shared his vision on the future of the optical world and what is on the horizon for Video Over IP, with a section of his presentation addressing the threat of cyber-crime to IP Version 6. It is 20 years since Mike founded Tavcom. During that time he has not only built up the reputation of Tavcom to be the leading supplier of security systems training, but through wide and extensive experience, he has earned a more than justifiable reputation as a leading expert across the spectrum that is CCTV. Having witnessed and kept pace with the many changes over the years, Mike provided an update on the latest CCTV/VSS Standards, and in the process addressed some key questions including why the face of CCTV is changing, why the new international standards are so important and who needs to know about them. After a buffet lunch kindly provided by Eneo who sponsored the Education Information Day, delegates had the opportunity to take a tour of the Tavcom CCTV control room operators' testing area and state-of-the-art workshop facilities, as well as see practical demonstrations of the latest CCTV, intruder alarm, access and IP technologies.
Chris has carried out important roles for the BSIA and NSI during a career span of over 17 years Tavcom Training has announced the appointment of Chris Pinder to spearhead its marketing and development activities. Chris is well known throughout the security industry, having carried out important roles for the BSIA and NSI during a career which spans 17 years. “I have known Tavcom for as long as I have been in the industry,” said Chris. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute towards the future growth of such a professional organisation as Tavcom which, as the leading security systems training provider, has established an outstanding reputation for delivering quality courses conducted by highly knowledgeable tutors.” Known for their accredited vocational, classroom and ‘e-learning’ online training, Tavcom has grown significantly since the company was founded in 1994. Today, it offers over 70 courses supporting the growth and development of engineers and managers. In addition to the domestic market, Tavcom is a prime example of international success. Upholding the UK’s first-rate reputation for exporting market leading security products and services globally, Tavcom has a strong and growing presence in the Middle East, Australia, Africa and the USA. “Every member of the Tavcom team shares a passion for supporting security professionals in the development of their skills and career enhancing qualifications. It is clear that Chris shares this ethos and we welcome the addition of his knowledge and experience,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. “Bringing Chris on board will greatly assist us with our future ambitions. Globally we have already trained in excess of 65,000 delegates and we are confident that it won’t be too long before we reach the magic 100,000 milestone.”
Tavcom’s new online courses are BTEC Level 3 certificated, with each course broken down into eight modules Tavcom Training’s ongoing commitment to provide students who work within the electronic security sector with the flexibility to choose the best way for them to take on board essential industry knowledge has been underscored by the introduction of two brand new online e-learning courses. Tavcom’s Access Control and Intruder & Perimeter Alarms online courses are designed to provide consultants and specifiers, as well as anyone who is embarking on a career within the security industry, with the knowledge and understanding of how to design cost effective systems which are fit for purpose and which conform to relevant national and international regulations. Both courses are BTEC Level 3 certificated, with each course broken down into eight individual training modules to make it easy for students to learn at their own pace and in their own time, but collectively covering all the important aspects of either Access Control or Intruder & Perimeter Alarms systems. The Tavcom online e-learning courses are intended to offer a practical alternative to traditional classroom style courses, allowing students to acquire new skill sets without having to come ‘off the road’. “We understand that in a competitive world people need to manage their time very carefully,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of TAVCOM. “That is why we are determined to provide our clients with maximum choice as to how they may wish to learn new skills. The development of these two new tutor supported courses is a further demonstration of how we are delivering against that commitment by providing an effective alternative option to our traditional classroom type training courses.”
The training course on Tavcom website focuses on ONVIF specific issues and includes new product and conformance process modules An updated version of the ONVIF distance learning training course has been published on the Tavcom website. The free training course focuses on ONVIF specific issues and includes new product and conformance process modules. It also provides information on ONVIF’s new Observer membership which offers an opportunity for architects, consultants, engineers and the media to be associated with ONVIF and use its conformance tools ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. The ONVIF specification is intended to ensure interoperability between products regardless of manufacturer and as such, it defines a common protocol for communication between IP network devices. “We are very pleased have a further opportunity to show our support for the aims and objectives of ONVIF by helping to develop and host the updated training course,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. “We know from an analysis of our website traffic that the previous version of the online course attracted the attention of large numbers of security professionals who were keen to learn about ONVIF and we have no doubt that this latest version of the course will be just as popular.”