Assessor John Bonney joins ranks at SSAIB to bolster Manned Services team

John Bonney

John Bonney

John Bonney has joined the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) as an assessor for manned services after new scheme manager Dougie Callander moved quickly to strengthen the auditing team.

Bonney arrives at the company having worked within the public sector for the past 20 years. The 39-year-old brings with him an extensive knowledge of the security industry when it comes to guarding, key holding and alarm response, Alarm Receiving Centre software and remote black screen CCTV monitoring after holding the positions of Control Room manager, assistant contracts manager and operations co-ordinator during his career to date.

Bonney – who is NEBOSH-qualified and a technical member of IOSH – has also worked within the private security industry and has experience of both CCTV and intruder alarm systems.

The SSAIB’s newest auditor couldn’t contain his enthusiasm at joining the certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems as well as manned services.

“Having encountered the SSAIB through my previous employment,” said Bonnie, “I was quick to apply for the vacant position of manned services assessor when it became available. I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the challenges that this new chapter in my working career will provide. I feel that I can bring an additional range of skills to the already dynamic team that Dougie has at his disposal.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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