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NSI appoints Matthew Holliday as Inspectorate’s new technical manager

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has appointed Matthew Holliday technical manager. Bringing more than 30 years’ experience within the electronic security industry, and having played an active and influential role in developing the current British and European Standards...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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The Security Institute signs Memorandum of Understanding with SIRA in UAE

The second day of the recent Intersec Dubai exhibition witnessed Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI, CEO of The Security Institute, sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Brigadier Khalifa Al Salies, CEO of the Dubai-based Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA). This development...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International

Christina Duffey CPP is Senior Vice-President at SOS Security, the United States’ fourth largest provider of security personnel and global security services, and recently became ASIS International’s Board President. Here, Duffey chats with Risk Xtra about her career to date and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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SSAIB marks 25 years of certification excellence with series of 2019 celebrations

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is honouring 25 years of excellence with a series of celebrations throughout 2019. Formed back in 1994, the SSAIB has continuously sought to maintain the highest of standards and is proud to have reached such an historic...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Money and the art of trading have been around for centuries. As the world progresses into the technological era, though, we find ourselves creating more innovative ways in which to pay for goods. It’s no secret that cashless electronic payments are on the rise and the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all organisations have a legal obligation to adequately protect their members of staff when they’re travelling for business purposes. Any failure to do this is legally recognised as negligence, writes Leo Kelly, which the Legal...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire alarms, becoming third party certified is an extremely worthy consideration. After all, certified companies do help to build trust with potential clients. However, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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James Kelly to step down from CEO’s role at the British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that James Kelly is stepping down from his role as CEO. In the interim, David Wilkinson – director of technical services at the Trade Association – will oversee the responsibilities underpinning this key...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018