Embracing lone worker technology “has potential to save millions for public purse”

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports that an increase in organisations using accredited lone worker devices is reducing unnecessary call-outs to alarms by police forces, impacting significantly on costs to the taxpayer and enabling an effective response to...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

NSI commissions new Perpetuity Research study into ‘Maximising the Public Benefits of Automated Alarms’

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the commencement of new research into ‘Maximising the Public Benefits of Automated Alarms’ having commissioned Perpetuity Research to lead a far-reaching, industry-wide initiative that begins next month. The NSI’s...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

Security and fire industries take up challenge of new Electronic Call Handling Operation project

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire & Security Association (FSA) are set to play a key role in the development of an all-new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. The dedicated ECHO project aims to...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Extension to NHS Framework Agreement for Reliance High-Tech boosts UK lone worker safety

Reliance High-Tech has confirmed that its exclusive Framework Agreement for delivering Reliance Protect lone worker safety services to staff in both the NHS and the UK’s public sector is now extended for a further year until April 2017. In practice, the Framewor...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
Amendments are forecast for police response to intruder alarms

Changes afoot as National Police Chiefs’ Council looks to amend 2014 ACPO Response Policy

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is in the process of issuing a new policy on police response entitled Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems. The all-new NPCC policy is designed to replace the ACPO Security Systems Policy last updated in April 2014....
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
Revisions to BS 8418 have been welcomed by members of the UK's CCTV sector

UK CCTV sector specialists welcome revisions to BS 8418 on detector-activated systems

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated CCTV Section has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 8418, claiming that the changes will make it easier for security installers and monitoring companies to comply with the standard without reducing system...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015