Tavcom Training’s ongoing commitment to provide students who work within the electronic security sector with the flexibility to choose the best way for them to take on board essential industry knowledge has been underscored by the introduction of two brand new online e-learning courses. Tavcom’s Access Control and Intruder and Perimeter Alarms online courses are designed to provide consultants and specifiers” as well as anyone who’s embarking on a career within the security industry” with the knowledge and understanding of how to design cost-effective systems which are fit for purpose and conform to relevant national and international regulations. Both courses are BTEC Level 3 certificated, with each course broken down into eight individual training modules to make it easy for students to learn at their own pace and in their own time. Collectively, the courses cover all of the important aspects of either access control or intruder and perimeter alarm systems. The Tavcom Training online e-learning courses are intended to offer a practical alternative to traditional classroom-style education, in turn allowing students to acquire new skill sets without having to ‘leave the road’. ” We understand that, in a competitive world, people need to manage their time very carefully,” said Paul Tennent, managing director of Tavcom Training.” That’s why we are determined to provide our clients with maximum choice as to how they may wish to learn new skills.” Tennent concluded:” The development of these two new tutor-supported courses is a further demonstration of how we are delivering against that commitment by providing an effective, alternative option to our traditional classroom-style training courses.” Tavcom is a leading supplier of security systems training courses for installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, intruder alarm, access control and fire alarm systems in addition to all other types of electronic security systems. A wide range of technical and non-technical courses cover all security systems-related fields, among them security management, Control Room operations, systems planning and project management, structured cabling, disaster recovery, counter-eavesdropping, PAT testing and covert CCTV.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.