Government approves Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Assessment Plan

The Government has now approved the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship. The Assessment Plan sets out how fire, emergency and security systems-focused apprentices will be assessed, and specifically detail...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016

Eaton publishes White Papers designed to assist businesses in enhancing evacuation strategies

Eaton has launched a series of White Papers examining the issues that surround effective evacuation planning for commercial buildings. The five documents are designed to guide the owners and managers of buildings through the legal, moral and commercial imperatives to maximise the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Fire and Security Association organises series of seminars for IFSEC and FIREX International

Fire safety and security professionals are being urged to attend next month’s IFSEC International Conference Programme in the wake of the Fire and Security Association (FSA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) agreeing on a partnership with t...
Posted On 27 May 2016

Smart thinking at Birmingham City University drives sustainability and system interoperability

Playing host to over 23,500 students from 80 different countries, Birmingham City University is one of the largest universities in the UK. Steeped in rich heritage, this learning establishment constantly invests in improvements to its facilities, ensuring that students benefit...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016
John Davies

Challenging export markets can offer lucrative rewards

The recent UKTI Export Week really helped to raise awareness of selling security-centric products and services overseas, writes John Davies. With a huge diversity of worldwide markets, however, it’s important that security providers conduct thorough research and, where...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015

Nuclear resurgence demands secure asset protection

Confirmation of £6 billion worth of Chinese investment for Hinkley Point C should finally trigger Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation – and with it the need for intelligent and integrated security systems, as Chris Plimley explains. We’re still awaiting the ultimate...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
Steve Martin

Working Together: Risk Management and Value Engineering

Steve Martin examines the similarities between risk management and value engineering, and assesses how the two disciplines might work together in the real world with a view to enhancing security regimes for today’s organisations. Upon an initial glance, risk management and value...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015

Employees: “Your most valuable asset or your greatest threat?”

Today, business leaders are struggling to effectively safeguard their data assets. Technologies for individuals, businesses and Governments are developing at an unprecedented rate. With new technology comes greater types and quantities of data, and with greater quantities of data...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
John Davies

Security in the Education Sector: “More stringent than ever”

The safety and security of schools and the individuals within them is something of an emotive subject. As the unfortunate incidents involving Ann Maguire in Leeds and Vincent Uzomah in Bradford have shown, the need for teachers to be able to work in a protected environment is...
Posted On 28 Aug 2015
Kirkham House: the Worcestershire headquarters of the BSIA

2015-2016 Section Chairmen appointed by the British Security Industry Association

Following the Trade Association’s Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 15 July, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected chairmen and vice-chairmen to serve its various Sections of Membership. “The BSIA is very proud of its membership...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015