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BSI assists organisations in risk mitigation with bespoke assessment techniques  

Business improvement company BSI has released BS EN IEC 31010:2019 Risk Management – Risk Assessment Techniques to give guidance on how to select and apply risk assessment techniques in a wide range of contexts. Organisations have the duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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New British Standard 67000 introduced by BSI to increase city resilience in UK plc

With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide, the need to build resilience within urban spaces has never been more important. With this in mind, BSI – the business improvement company – has published a new British Standard. Developed...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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CCTV Code of Practice for surveillance systems updated by National Security Inspectorate

The latest edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems, NCP 104 Issue 3, supersedes the previous issue and applies to all new installations from 1 May 2019. The NSI’s recent...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Revised British Standard BS 7974 on fire safety engineering published by BSI 

The original British Standard for fire safety engineering, BS 7974, was published in 2001 and has been supplemented by a series of later guidance documents – PD 7974-1 to 8 – covering each sub-system of application in greater detail. Since 2001, there have been major...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has a long history of producing high quality technical documents to assist those working within the fire protection sector. This long-standing tradition means that the FIA HAS produced hundreds of Fact Files and Guidance Notes over the years....
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
Matthew Holliday
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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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Intruder Detection: Texecom Cloud for Alarm System Portfolios

Texecom has recently launched an advanced Cloud-based platform, Texecom Cloud, that gives security installers the ability to manage multiple alarm systems on behalf of their end user clients from one simple interface and on a simultaneous basis. Clym Brown expands on the detail....
Posted On 14 Dec 2018
Pat Allen (left) and Kevin Griffin
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Pat Allen and Kevin Griffin win prestigious annual security and fire industry awards

Two outstanding individuals have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) at this year’s IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards for changing the sector for the better. The FSA was an official partner at the event, which took place on Wednesday 21 November...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 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