“Unparalleled” conference programme announced for NSI’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled an “unparalleled” conference programme for the organisation’s forthcoming NSI Summit supported by IFSEC International and which takes place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. This year’s Summit will be supported by Gold Sponsors BT Redcare and CSL and Education Theatre sponsor Texecom (among others).

The free-to-attend conference and exhibition is open to all NSI approved companies and industry stakeholders including the police and insurers who form an integral part of the national infrastructure protecting business owners, organisations and the community at large.

The tailored educational programme will focus on the three distinct seminar streams of ‘Security Services’, ‘Fire Safety’ and ‘Electronic Security’, with sessions led by industry experts who’ll deliver insights and reveal knowledge designed to keep companies up-to-date. Of particular interest will be those presentations highlighting the very latest changes to standards and approval criteria. Notably, these are NCP 104 (Issue 3) for CCTV design, installation and management, PD 6662:2017 for intruder alarm design, installation and maintenance, the new requirements for the Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme Workbook and the NSI and BAFE’s new commercial Kitchen Fire Protection Systems (SP 206) scheme.

Companies can also find out about the likely impacts on fire risk assessors of the Hackitt Review and subsequent Implementation Plan, the benefits of conducting routine security penetration testing to ensure security integrity and the need to assess risks in supply chains to show due diligence in action and to report processes in the Modern Slavery Statement. The NSI Summit really does have something to offer every security and fire professional.

Content of the exhibition

The extensive educational programme will be complemented by a diverse range of industry-leading exhibitors and innovators, from international brands to local suppliers who’ll be on hand to share the latest products, equipment, technologies and services in UK security and fire safety with not-to-be-missed special offers.

John Ware, general manager at BT Redcare, said: “BT Redcare is again thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor at the NSI Summit. We’ll be showcasing our latest ‘Next Generation’ portfolio that covers all levels of risk. We’ll also be updating on the industry transformation to ‘All-IP’ for monitored fire alarms and the potential impact on businesses. We’re delighted to play a key role at the NSI Summit which brings together the UK’s professional security and fire providers to discuss Best Practice.”

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

Rob Evans, sales director at CSL, added: “CSL is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the NSI Summit for the sixth year in a row. It’s a ‘must attend’ event in the fire and security calendar. Visit us on the day to catch up with the team and find out more about the brand new DualCom Pro range with Dual 4G SIMs and Dual Radio.”

Richard Jenkins, the NSI’s CEO, stated: “We would like to thank all of our sponsors and exhibitors without whom the NSI Summit wouldn’t be possible. With standards, technology and economic developments providing numerous challenges and opportunities, it’s more important than ever for professionals within our sector to keep abreast of these changes and consider how they can be applied for the benefit of communities at large. As the UK’s leading UKAS-accredited certification body within the security and fire sector, the NSI is wholly dedicated to raising standards. We very much look forward to delivering an educational experience for all delegates and exhibitors whatever their areas of expertise and interest.”

*Approved companies and industry stakeholders can find out more and register at www.nsisummit.co.uk

About the Author
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.

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