Euralarm has released its first Annual Report. The report covers the activities of Euralarm during the last year and gives an outlook on the future activities. All articles revolve around the slogan: ‘Key to a safe and secure future’. During the past two years, Euralarm has extended its purely regulatory activities, to lobbying and communication in Europe and worldwide. The outlook and priorities for the future are discussed by Marc Chabaud, president of the organisation. In addition to the strategic remarks of the president, every section and technical committee summarises their activities in the previous year and provides their forecasts and plans for the upcoming years. There is a focus on integration within the security industry, the need for domestic fire safety and the effort to raise awareness of necessary skills. Furthermore, there is an in-depth description of the PEARS project, which is currently one of the major projects of Euralarm. The report is completed with an introduction of the Board members, the General Management as well as a list of the members. The Annual Report 2013/2014 was presented during the General Assembly of Euralarm in Juan les Pins (France). Click here for more details
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.