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Meet The Security Company: First Response Group

This is the 23rd instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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Salford University receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification scheme enables organisations to clearly demonstrate that they comply with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. For relevant authorities (such as local authorities and police forces) this is particularly...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
Left to Right: SSAIB CEO Alex Carmichael, Cllr Yasemin Brett and Alan Gardner
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Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre celebrates “unprecedented” array of security achievements

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has presented a range of certificates to Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre. In an official ceremony held at the site in north London, the security, fire and telecare certification body’s CEO Alex Carmichael and...
Posted On 15 Dec 2015
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Third party certification scheme launched to support UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales at the Home Office, has launched a third party certification scheme wherein that certification is said to be “simple, accessible and affordable”. In essence, the new scheme enables organisations...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
The BSIA has welcomed revisions to BS 7958 on CCTV
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BSIA welcomes revision of British Standard BS 7958 on CCTV operation and management

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Management and Operation Code of Practice, which has been updated to take into account the latest legislation. BS 7958:2015 provides...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The British Security Industry Association has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015
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BSIA Annual Review highlights growing influence of Trade Association in standards development

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015, a document revealing that the Trade Association continues to expand its influence when it comes to the development of both British and European Standards. In the past 12 months alone,...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
BSIA representatives are once again taking part in the conference programmes at IFSEC International
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BSIA speakers set to share expert security knowledge at IFSEC International 2015

As IFSEC International prepares to return to London’s ExCeL from 16-18 June, a number of British Security Industry Association (BSIA) representatives are ready to impart detailed and timely advice on a number of key industry issues – from city security through to convergence,...
Posted On 13 Jun 2015
Tony Porter: UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office
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UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner urges local authorities to “pay due regard” to CCTV Code of Practice

Tony Porter, the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has written a letter to all chief executives of local authorities reminding them of their duty under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to pay due regard to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Under the Protection of...
Posted On 22 May 2015