Intruder alarm manufacturer Texecom has announced that it has achieved System 5 Certalarm accreditation from Intertek. ISO67 System 5 accreditation is awarded to manufacturers that have appropriate quality control and production procedures. This ensures that all products manufactured are identical in design, performance and construction to any units which have been submitted to third-party accredited test houses. This reassures users that the products being specified have not changed from those tested to the relevant standards. Jim Ludwig, Managing Director of Texecom, stated, ‘We have always been obsessive about the quality and reliability of our products, and achieving System 5 officially recognises our manufacturing capabilities. Intertek have excelled by delivering a detail-orientated audit project so quickly.’ Daniel Griffin, Business Development Director at Intertek, added, ‘Our ability to rapidly assess, advise and review Texecom’s quality and manufacturing processes has been critical in enabling Texecom to achieve System 5 in record time.’
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.