Training services

Linx to deliver security training at PD Ports for expanding training provisions in North UK

Following overwhelming demand, the Linx International Group announced that it will be delivering security training courses at PD Ports, a shipping and logistics company who have a history of utilising the Linx International Group for their security and systems training. This move will not only benefit the shipping industry but will also provide an opportunity for those based within the North of the UK to attend a local training course, which are otherwise held in Oxford or Southampton. Director...

National Security Inspectorate appoints Robert Conlon as Head of Standards

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s renowned independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, announces the appointment of Robert Conlon as Head of Standards. This newly-created position demonstrates NSI’s commitment to continually enhancing its technical know-how and expertise within the industry in which its approved companies operate to recognised British and International standards.  In his new role, Conlon will oversee NSI...

PerpetuityARC Training launches Essential Security Practices programme

PerpetuityARC Training (Perpetuity Training Ltd.), part of the Linx International Group has announced the launch of its Essential Security Practices (ESP) online learning programme. The modular online programme provides non-security personnel and those for whom corporate security is one of several responsibilities, with a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals needed to help safeguard an organisation, its people and assets. The ESP course is the first-of-its-kind and has been devised by...

Euralarm announces speaker line-up at Euralarm Symposium 2018

In the course of five years, the Euralarm Symposium has established itself as the most important event on significant market developments of innovative, legislative, regulatory and standardisation nature, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. The speakers at the Euralarm Symposium 2018 have now been announced, with only a few additions still to be confirmed. The event will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on June 4th. Fire and security...

Sophia Hatzelmann named Engineer Powerwoman 2018 at WoMenPower careers conference

Sophia Hatzelmann is the winner of this year’s Engineer Powerwoman award. She accepted the award – carrying a prize purse of €5,000 – at the opening event of the WoMenPower careers conference. The Engineer Powerwoman award represents Deutsche Messe’s tribute to women from the STEM disciplines whose commitment, ideas and work have made an innovative impact in the technical environment at their companies. The award was presented for the sixth time at this year’s...

Nortech strengthens partnership with Nedap to enhance vehicle access control solutions

After a strong start to 2018, people and vehicle access control specialists Nortech has once again been recognised as a certified partner of Nedap for long-range identification. Following the presentation of the certification at this year’s Intertraffic exhibition, Nortech’s Managing Director Stephen Blackler commented, “Nortech is proud to be part of the Certified Partner Programme as it shows the company’s commitment and ability with Nedap’s long-range identifica...

Round table discussions

Do security managers continue to be recruited from the military and law enforcement?

The retired police officer who takes a cushy job as a security director is almost a cultural cliché. Like any cliché, the idea has roots in the real world, where police departments have often been a rich source of the security industry’s leadership talent. Former military personnel often find their way to the security industry, too, and realise that the familiar elements of discipline and command structure translate well. We wondered about the impact of this historic trend an...