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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Consultants risk being “behind the curve” in keeping pace with new technology

Due to the ever-increasing pace and development of new technology, security consultants run the risk of being “behind the curve” when it comes to the latest developments and how they can be operationally deployed to support end user requirements. The opportunity to...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Esoteric Ltd

This is the seventeenth 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...
Posted On 29 Mar 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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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
Ron Panter
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National Security Inspectorate moves to strengthen in-house auditing team

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) – the independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors – has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor and lead auditor for ISO 9001. Panter will be based in Surrey and...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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National Security Inspectorate voices support for World Accreditation Day 2018

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s most widely recognised, independent UKAS-accredited certification body approving companies within the security and fire safety sectors, has voiced its support for World Accreditation Day 2018, which takes place on Saturday 9...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
Paul Tennent
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Tavcom Training introduces Managing CCTV Investigations course for senior personnel

Tavcom Training – part of the Linx International Group of companies which includes the Linx International security consulting business, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training – has just launched a training course focused specifically on Managing CCTV Investigations....
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice announced by Home Office

A four-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism. Indeed, law enforcement agencies will soon be able...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Liberty receives green light to challenge Government’s ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ in High Court

The High Court has granted Liberty permission to challenge part of the Government’s “extreme” mass surveillance regime with a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. Liberty is challenging the mass collection of everybody’s communications data and Internet...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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