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Network Security: Protecting Against Digital Sabotage

Physical security systems have experienced a substantial shift from being a mechanical circuit to become electronically-circuited networks, with the first network-enabled surveillance camera being launched more than 20 years ago (in 1996, to be precise). Now, more and more...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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British Security Industry Association launches updated and enhanced website  

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its updated and enhanced website. From Friday 31 January, www.bsia.co.uk will reflect the Trade Association’s positioning as the voice of the professional security industry, with a modern, updated and refreshed...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Skills for Security and Kings Secure Technologies agree on training partnership

Skills for Security is partnering with Kings Secure Technologies to deliver apprenticeships as part of a new scheme. From 2020, Skills for Security will manage, develop and deliver apprenticeship training using Kings Secure Technologies’ training facility in Bradford, with Kings...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Apprenticeship training made accessible thanks to Skills for Security-BMet College partnership

Skills for Security and the Birmingham Metropolitan (BMet) Collage are launching a partnership in a bid to make apprenticeship training more accessible in the West Midlands. The three-year Fire and Security Apprenticeship training course will see BMet College deliver as much of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Skills for Security hosts inaugural security systems competition at WorldSkillsUK

The first-ever Electronic Security Systems Competition has taken place at WorldSkillsUK in Birmingham. Hosted by Skills for Security, six of the best apprentices from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland competed over a two-day competition with the eventual winner being...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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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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Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Skills for Security set to partner with EFT Group for training of apprentices

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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BSIA appoints David Scott in managing director’s role at Skills for Security

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019