The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is pleased to announce the gold sponsors for this year’s NSI Summit 2018 taking place in March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham are confirmed as BT Redcare, CSL, RISCO Group and summit partner, IFSEC International, all of whom are preparing to share updates, industry insights and product demonstrations. Exclusively open to all NSI approved companies spanning security, guarding services and fire safety, and industry stakeholders including the Police and Insurer Community, the summit, now in its fifth year, is growing from strength to strength. Alongside the gold sponsors and summit partner, NSI approved companies will have access to the UK’s leading equipment, technology and business support providers, with over 60 exhibitors across two halls. Delegates will benefit from: a Plenary session featuring the latest industry updates; an educational seminar programme led by high calibre specialists incorporating master-classes, panel discussion and case study presentations; one-to-one sessions with NSI industry experts; and not-to-be-missed special offers.The NSI Summit has always delivered in terms of staying abreast of current developments Building security partnerships John Ware, General Manager, BT Redcare comments “BT Redcare is again delighted to be sponsoring the NSI Summit which will bring into focus the latest initiatives, standards and developments in the industry. Redcare plays a key part in all these areas and we’re looking forward to meeting with delegates – we have lots to share.” Speaking on behalf of CSL, Group Managing Director Simon Banks states “CSL are delighted to be a headline sponsor of the NSI Summit, for the 5th year in a row. It’s a must attend event in the Fire & Security calendar. Visit us on the day to find out more about our latest innovations and make the most of our live product demonstrations, whilst catching up with the team.” Greg Smith, Field Marketing Manager, RISCO Group adds “This is a fantastic event which has always delivered in terms of staying abreast of current developments and providing an opportunity for NSI approved companies to meet with the leading players within the industry. We’re delighted to support this key event.”This year’s summit theme of ‘Strengthening Partnerships’ explores the relationship between the private and public sectors Community security Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director IFSEC & FIREX International, said, “IFSEC is delighted once again to be a key partner of the NSI Summit in 2018. All NSI approved companies are essential to IFSEC and we always welcome an opportunity to meet with them to relay the key developments for the show in 2018. Our major offering for the installer community this year is the ‘Show Me How’ programme which will emphasise a wide range of learning opportunities and exhibitor demonstrations which will help our installer customers better understand the capabilities and potential of the technologies on offer at IFSEC 2018.” This year’s summit theme of ‘Strengthening Partnerships’ explores the relationship between the private and public sectors, shining a spotlight on working closer together to safeguard people, property and the wider community. Maintaining industry standards NSI Chief Executive, Richard Jenkins comments, “We would like to thank BT Redcare, CSL, RISCO Group and IFSEC International for their continued collaboration on the NSI Summit. This essential one-day event is specially designed for NSI Approved Companies, the UK’s elite within the security and fire safety companies, to keep them abreast of industry developments and provide an important opportunity to share best practice, conduct business and meet face-to-face with our sponsors and exhibitors who provide an array of expertise within the security and fire safety sectors. It centres on maintaining the highest standards within our industry.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be illustrating the benefits of its new GARDiS open-protocol security range at Security TWENTY 17 North on Tuesday 4th July 2017. GARDiS open-protocol security range John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Myself, TDSi’s Distribution Channel Manager Andy Cross and Internal Account Manager Dan Clark will be appearing at the show to talk about our latest products and services, including a preview of our forthcoming GARDiS open protocol security range. GARDiS offers the perfect solution for integration of all security systems, including access control, CCTV and alarms.” Set in the central location of the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services. Confirmed speakers are University of Leeds Head of Security Malcolm Dawson BEM, SIA Chief Exec Alan Clamp, Facewatch Director Simon Gordon, Michelle Bailey of Active Response and NSI Director Simon Banks - with manufacturer updates from Anixter, Seagate, Hanwha Techwin and Hikvision. The conference will be chaired by Professional Security Magazine editorial board member Mike Gillespie. John concluded, “Security TWENTY 17 is a perfect opportunity to learn more about what the security industry has to offer and the exciting developments and products available. If you are attending the event, we would be delighted to talk to you about your security needs and the best solutions to meet them.”
The ARC Village, brought in association with CSL Dualcom, comprises of 8 exhibition booths surrounding a central networking area Europe’s leading security and fire industry events, IFSEC and FIREX International have recently launched the first ever ARC Village at 2016 shows located at London’s ExCeL on 21st to 23rd June. Providing an incisive platform for the UK’s alarm receiving centres to showcase their technical expertise and services, the ARC Village will give visitors the opportunities to discuss their requirements in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Greater knowledge of the alarm receiving centres’ services The ARC Village is brought to IFSEC and FIREX in association with connectivity partner CSL Dualcom, a leading international Critical Connectivity® provider specialising in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Security professionals visiting IFSEC and FIREX have the chance to meet a range of leading alarm receiving centres with the aim of gaining greater knowledge of the providers’ services and how they’re able to provide vital connectivity and real time support in determining the validity of fire and security alarm activity. The alarm receiving centres EMCS, Southern Monitoring Service & Kings Security Ltd have already joined the ARC Village and will be on hand to discuss their business with IFSEC and FIREX visitors. The Village will comprise of eight exhibition booths surrounding a central networking area featuring refreshments and seating for in depth conversations to take place. The ARC Village is strategically located in the Installer Zone, next to the Fire & Security Jobs Bar and the brand new in hall Bistro catering area which provides a range of hot food options. Filling a gap in the IFSEC and FIREX exhibitor profile IFSEC and FIREX Event Director Gerry Dunphy says: ‘‘We’re delighted to announce the introduction of the ARC Village to the shows this year and thank our friends at CSL Dualcom for supporting the initiative. Alarm receiving centres are a key component in the management of a security and fire alarm system and our visitors have been looking to meet them for a number of years. The ARC Village is also a major part of our offering for installers and integrators many of whom attend the shows to expand their knowledge and awareness of the services available to their businesses’’. Simon Banks, Managing Director of CSL Dualcom the IFSEC and FIREX Connectivity Partner says: “CSL Dualcom is a keen supporter of this new initiative at IFSEC and FIREX as it closes a much needed gap in the shows’ exhibitor profile. Having serviced the alarm receiving centre market for a number of years we’re acutely aware of the role these companies play in maintaining accurate and verifiable alarm management so to have them showcased at IFSEC and FIREX 2016 is a major bonus for the visitors’’.
64 of fire and security industry’s young engineers will head to IFSEC 2016 to put their skills against each other in live installation challenge IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, have recently announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now filled. 64 of the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers will head to IFSEC International over the 21-23 June 2016 to put their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition. Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire & Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry and supports their development. Supported by IFSEC, CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security, the scheme has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices. At the heart of the installation apprentice and young engineer industry, the competition will provide participants with a global stage to compete against their peers and represent their company. Companies involved included; Fidelity Integrated Systems, Abel Alarm Co, Highgrade fire&security, Chubb F&S, CBRE, Tyco, Red Alert, VocalVale, H+J Martin, Ambush Security, Wessex Alarms, Captstan Security, Secure One, CIA, SES Yeovil, William Hale, Custom Alarms and the defending champions Tel Cam Security Systems and Kings Security. 90-minute live challenge at IFSEC 2016 The apprentice engineers will participate in the 90-minute live challenge that takes place on the lively exhibition floor at IFSEC International. They will then be assessed by a leading panel of judges from the security inspectorates, NSI and SSAIB, and points are allocated based on performance in the various disciplines. Heat winners and their employers will be invited to the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards, taking place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 where the final winner will be announced and awarded a £1000 cash prize. Commenting on the competition, Simon Banks, Group Managing Director at CSL DualCom Group said “The huge take-up for IFSEC's Engineers of Tomorrow competition is in line with the Industry’s demand for better skills. The Fire and Security sector is committed to apprenticeships providing results for their businesses quickly, whilst creating a lasting professional workforce for the future. The competition allows employers and apprentices to showcase their skill sets on a world stage.” UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series IFSEC International will host over 600 global leading suppliers under one roof across the three days at London’s ExCeL this summer, with the likes of Tyco, Milestone, UTC, Texecom, Salto, Paxton, Hikvision, Dahua, Assa Abloy, AXIS, Canon, CAME and Marshalls to name a few already confirmed. The 2016 show will also welcome more than 65 new exhibitors. IFSEC & FIREX International will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including IFSEC International along with FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo. The series of events annually attracts more than 40,000 attendees over three days to ExCeL London and is the centre of excellence across security, fire, safety and facilities.
Successful entrants to Engineers of Tomorrow will be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at IFSEC 2016 The prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition is now open for the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers to register their interest. Successful entrants will then be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC International this June. IFSEC International live challenge Each year more than 50 apprentice engineers participate in pairs to complete a 90-minute live challenge on the busy exhibition floor at IFSEC International, where they are then assessed by a leading panel of judges from the security inspectorates, NSI and SSAIB, and points are allocated based on performance in the various disciplines. Heat winners and their employers will be invited to the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards where the winner will be announced and awarded a £1000 cash prize. Apprenticeships for Fire & Security Simon Banks, Group Managing Director at CSL DualCom Group, said: “The purpose of Engineers of Tomorrow is to showcase the very best talent the security industry has to offer. It recognises the value of skills in our sector and for any installers who have invested in an apprentice, the competition is a great opportunity to promote their competency on a world stage.” Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire & Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry and supports their development. Sponsored by IFSEC, CSL DualCom, NSI, SSAIB and Skills for Security, the scheme has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices. At the heart of the installation apprentice and young engineer industry, the competition will provide participants with a global stage to compete against their peers and represent their company. Prizes will be awarded to the top three pairs of engineers, with a first prize of £1000 provided by CSL DualCom, the second prize donated by NSI of a £500 Red Letter Day and finally a third prize of £300 supported by SSAIB. This year IFSEC International will run from 21-23 June in 2016 at London’s ExCeL and will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including IFSEC International along with FIREX International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.