Daily Archives: 07/05/2015

Security Industry Authority “revoking licences” obtained with allegedly fraudulent qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has started the revocation process for 129 SIA licences that are linked to alleged training and qualification malpractice.

The revocations relate to alleged training malpractice at Ashley Commerce College in Ilford, East London and qualifications allegedly obtained fraudulently from awarding body Industry Qualifications (IQ).

The licences being revoked cover Door Supervision and Public Space Surveillance (CCTV). According to the Regulator, more revocations may follow.

Employers and security buyers can check the validity of an SIA licence by using the SIA’s online Register of Licence Holders. This can be found at: www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/RoLH

Information on suspected training malpractice relating to licence-linked qualifications can be reported to the SIA at: www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/tell-us

A statement on the Regulator’s website concludes: “The responsibility for standards of training provision lies with the qualification awarding organisations and Qfqual. We will work with the awarding organisations and Ofqual to deal with training malpractice, and to address those who have gained a qualification inappropriately and used it in support of an SIA licence application.”

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Mitie appoints Rachel Parker as new regional director for Total Security Management business division

Facilities management company Mitie has appointed Rachel Parker as its regional director of London and the South East for the organisation’s Total Security Management business. 

Parker, who has over 20 years’ experience in the security industry – most recently with security solutions company Wilson James – brings with her a wealth of experience in retention, key account wins, mobilisation and large event security.

Rachel Parker: joining the team at Mitie Total Security Management

Rachel Parker: joining the team at Mitie Total Security Management

Speaking about her new role, Parker commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Mitie and am looking forward to growing the London and South East region portfolio. I was keen to join Mitie because of its client-focused and innovative approach to security and look forward to working with the team.”

Mitie’s TSM division is one of the UK’s leading security operations, providing integrated and risk-based security services for a plethora of end users across vertical sectors including logistics, retail, aviation, Critical Security Environments (CSE), healthcare, education and corporate/financial/professional.

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Samsung Techwin at IFSEC International 2015: “Securing Your Future Through Partnership”

CCTV and security solutions specialist Samsung Techwin has announced that the theme for the company’s stand at IFSEC International 2015 will be ‘Securing Your Future Through Partnership’.

Tim Biddulph, who has recently been appointed head of product and marketing at Samsung Techwin Europe, explained the thinking behind this year’s theme.

“Visitors to our stand will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of a wide range of innovative and competitively-priced video surveillance solutions. Of equal importance, we will also be taking the opportunity to highlight how, by way of partnerships, Samsung Techwin can help installers and systems integrators generate new revenue streams.”

Biddulph added: “In addition to highlighting the benefits of joining the Samsung Techwin Eco Partnership Programme, we will also be demonstrating how, in partnership with leading developers of innovative third party technologies such as video analytics, we are able to elevate video surveillance from just being a security system to a smart solution that can deliver so much more for end user customers.”

Tim Biddulph of Samsung Techwin

Tim Biddulph of Samsung Techwin

Among the products on show on Stand G800 at London’s ExCeL between 16-18 June will be Samsung Techwin’s new WiseNet Lite cameras and NVRs equipped with a built in PoE+ switch.

These cameras and NVRs have been designed to work alongside each other to provide highly affordable ‘value engineered’ solutions to meet the budget limitations, not to mention the functionality requirements of any video surveillance project.

“Our open platform WiseNetIII models will also be prominently displayed,” explained Biddulph. “Since their introduction, these cameras and domes have proved to be highly popular with installers and systems integrators as the processing power of the WiseNetIII DSP Chipset is such that we can provide customers with the flexibility to choose the perfect combination of edge-based Applications and video management software to best match a given project’s requirements.”

As in previous years, visitors to the Samsung Techwin stand will be able to witness demonstrations of the company’s video surveillance solutions within the context of a number of vertical market scenarios.

There will also be an opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ with the new WiseNet Lite and PoE NVRs, enabling customers to understand that there has not been any compromise in respect of either performance or build quality.

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TDSi set to debut new-look stand and latest products for end users at IFSEC International 2015

TDSi will be showcasing its fully integrated security solutions – including the new version of the company’s powerful EXgarde security management software – on its newly-designed stand at IFSEC International. TDSi.s representatives will be on Stand F1100 from 16-18 June at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London’s Docklands.

The new-look stand will feature an eye-catching and fresh layout and design, demonstrating the versatility of TDSi’s product range which encompasses everything from one door applications through to multi-site systems.

On display will be TDSi’s SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers in addition to enterprise solutions featuring the combined possibilities rendered by the company’s software products, including EXgarde security management and VUgarde CCTV software integration.

TDSi’s platform also has the ability to smoothly interact with Texecom alarm control panels, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio and SimonsVoss’ SmartIntego wireless door locks as well as Milestone’s Video Management Solutions software.

John Davies: managing director at TDSi

John Davies: managing director at TDSi

Additionally, TDSi’s stand at IFSEC International 2015 will feature a separate section designed to showcase its new reader range, including proximity, MIFARE PLUS, MIFARE DESfire and dual technology readers.

TDSi will be showing visitors how the company’s wide range of security products provide powerful solutions to any integrated physical and IT security requirement. The company will also be presenting the considerable benefits of joining its partner scheme, which includes support for growth and business development for members, as well as offering comprehensive technical support.

Sarah Phillips: product and marketing manager at TDSi

Sarah Phillips: product and marketing manager at TDSi

Reflecting upon the upcoming event, Sarah Phillips (product and marketing manager at TDSi) commented: “We’re excited to be exhibiting at IFSEC International once again and looking forward to unveiling our new and larger stand. The show is one of the biggest in the security calendar so we’ve pulled out all the stops to make an even bigger splash this year when it comes to showcasing our very latest offerings.”

Phillips added: “We’re also keen to discuss how our partner programme has been developed to fully meet individual customer needs and ensure that all of our partners receive the exact level of support they need.”

TDSi’s new stand is a direct response to the high visitor numbers the company experienced at the show in 2014.

In conclusion, Phillips told Risk UK: “We have added more touch-points to the new stand so that visitors can experience our products and services interactively as well as speak directly to members our team. We will also be offering access to our technical team who’ll be able to answer any specific questions that visitors may have.”

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Dycon Power Solutions introduces new website for end user customers

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website at: http://www.dyconpower.com

The site contains details of all Dycon Power Solutions’ products including data sheets/specifications, manuals, newsletters and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website for end users

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website for end users

As well as those documents, the new site also houses copies of recent PowerPoint presentations on the advantages of end users employing Dycon’s proven switched-mode technology, the launch of the “revolutionary” NGI technology fire PSUs and a copy of the IFSEC Global White Paper on power supply advancements.

This site will be of great use to end users and specifiers as it explains the latest technology and the benefits of choosing Dycon technology.

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