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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
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BSIA Briefing

Ask most people to describe an apprentice and they’ll speak of non-academic, working class 16-year-olds, perhaps a little older, embarking on their first post-school learning by enrolling in a September-term apprenticeship. It’s often taken for granted that an apprenticeship is a...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Reading and understanding British Standards and Codes of Practice is the fire safety specialist’s bread and butter, but sometimes there are pitfalls that it can be easy to fall into. The Fire Industry Association has recently produced guidance about BS 7273-4:2015 and its...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

International travel is commonplace in the world of business and tourism. Whether it be the desire to visit new commercial markets, current global operations or new locations, most of us will be bitten by the travel bug at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, many travellers...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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BSIA Briefing

As part of a global transformation of telephony services, the UK is undergoing the transition from an analogue to an ‘all-IP’ platform. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is working closely with Ofcom and communication service providers (as well as other...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

‘What makes the modern security professional?’ As Tony O’Brien observes, the right combination of the security mindset, hard skills, soft skills, technical skills, self-awareness and adaptability is almost impossible to define. Today, and increasingly so,...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Security budgets are very often frozen at present. In parallel, vertical markets are now more competitive than ever. In a buyers’ market, and whether we like it or not, price can be the issue that ultimately decides which suppliers are chosen by buyers, but does it have to be...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
David Roney
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David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible for counter-terrorism and policing. Roney is well known to the wider security community having retired from the police following a distinguished career, most...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018