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ECHO service officially launched at CSL Industry Forum in central London

The Electronic Call Handling Operations (ECHO) digital service was launched at the CSL Industry Forum held at the Informa Building in London. Introduced around the campaign ‘Go Digital, Get ECHO’, the ECHO project aims to deliver a centralised, fully automated electronic call...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
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Open forum Question Time at SiX seeks to tackle key security and fire issues

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (which runs on 5-6th November at Event City), Risk Xtra’s sister title Professional Security Installer (PSI) magazine will be hosting a security industry panel discussion that will be conducted very much in the lively...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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FIM Expo 2019 features UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers

The next edition of the Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo takes place at Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, home of newly-promoted Premier League club Sheffield United FC, on Wednesday 16 October from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm. Organised as always by the Fire Industry Association...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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BAFE issues revised document for dedicated SP205 fire risk assessment scheme

Following a thorough review process and a five-week public consultation period, BAFE has now launched the revised document for fire risk assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process, while also acknowledging the large number...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Tavcom Training unveils IFSEC International Education Programme for Future of Security Theatre

Tavcom Training – part of the Linx International Group – has revealed details of the 24 free-to-attend and Continuing Professional Development-accredited education sessions to be presented at the Future of Security Theatre (Stand IF3140 ) during this year’s IFSEC...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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SSAIB marks 25 years of certification excellence with series of 2019 celebrations

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is honouring 25 years of excellence with a series of celebrations throughout 2019. Formed back in 1994, the SSAIB has continuously sought to maintain the highest of standards and is proud to have reached such an historic...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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University of Oxford receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark

The University of Oxford has been awarded the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark after being audited against the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The latter aims to balance the need for cameras in public places wi...
Posted On 17 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
John Bonney
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Assessor John Bonney joins ranks at SSAIB to bolster Manned Services team

John Bonney has joined the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) as an assessor for manned services after new scheme manager Dougie Callander moved quickly to strengthen the auditing team. Bonney arrives at the company having worked within the public sector for the...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches guidance for in-house Monitoring Centres

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has published dual branded in-house Monitoring Centre guidance in partnership with the National Association of Surveillance Camera Managers (NASCAM). The guidance is for those Monitoring Centres that monitor their own...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018