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Advanced receives coveted Safety and Health Excellence Award from BSIF for quality of customer service

Global fire safety systems developer Advanced has been awarded the Highly Commended for Service Excellence trophy at the annual Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards 2018, recently held at the NEC in Birmingham.

The company received the commendation in the British Service Industry Federation (BSIF) Customer Service Award category on the back of its technical support and Advanced 360. This online portal gives customers free access (during the lifetime of their products) to a range of services including training, technical manuals and sales and marketing support.

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Paul Duffy, technical support manager at Advanced who accepted the award, said: “To receive the Highly Commended Award for Service Excellence is a huge achievement and great recognition for the work of our customer services team. We’re committed to making it as easy as possible for our customers to gain the support and information they need when they need it. Advanced 360 helps in achieving this and is constantly evolving to meet our customers’ needs.”

The SHE Awards were organised by Western Business Exhibitions in conjunction with the BSIF. The BSIF Customer Service Award recognises companies operating in the fields of Health and Safety which offer exceptional and innovative service solutions. Winners were chosen based on the number of votes cast by customers who were asked to rate their suppliers’ service quality.

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Paul Duffy

Advanced develops and manufactures intelligent fire safety systems, from single panel installations through to large, multi-site networks. Products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management solutions.

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C-TEC to showcase CAST addressable fire alarm system at The Fire Safety Event

C-TEC is exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event. Featuring free-to-attend CPD-accredited fire safety seminars, 30 exhibitors and the fire industry’s latest innovations, the show will be held at Birmingham’s NEC from 10-12 April.

On Stand FS34, C-TEC will be showcasing its new CAST addressable fire alarm system, the new EN54-23 certified high-performance visual alarm devices and its Hush Button fire solution for flats, apartments and houses of multiple occupation.

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Andy Green, C-TEC’s marketing manager, said: “We’re delighted to be heading back to the NEC due to its sheer accessibility and attractiveness to professionals from all over the UK. We’re certainly looking forward to an action-packed show. We’ll be hosting live demonstrations of our new CAST fire alarm system and also presenting a seminar on the legal issues relating to visual alarm devices in the Fire and Evacuation Theatre.”

*To register visit http://www.firesafetyevents.com/fire-safety-event

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NSI’s fourth Installer Summit proves great success for 200-plus delegates

Upwards of 200 representatives from National Security Inspectorate (NSI)-approved companies gathered to attend the NSI’s fourth national Installer Summit, held on Thursday 30 March at the Vox, the brand new state-of-the art conference centre at Resorts World on the National Exhibition Centre complex in Birmingham.

Over 50 product and business support providers filled the large exhibition hall, offering delegates the opportunity to view the very latest security technology, expand their technical knowledge and take advantage of exclusive Summit deals and offers.

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Speakers at the NSI’s 2017 Installer Summit in Birmingham

Special emphasis was placed on education this year, with ten speakers covering a range of pertinent security and fire sector-related topics over the course of the day.

Subjects in the morning plenary session included the Hatton Garden heist and lessons learned for the security sector, the Government’s perspective on cyber security (including the risks and uncertainties), an insight into Jaguar Land Rover’s award-winning corporate security strategy and the newly-launched Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors.

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The NSI’s CEO Richard Jenkins addresses the audience

In the afternoon, delegates were invited to choose from a variety of 30-minute educational sessions. These concentrated on home automation and system integration: the opportunities and risks, tips for protecting businesses against cyber attack, apprenticeships and the benefits for businesses and guidance on forging closer links with police forces.

NSI Gold-approved companies were also given an overview on the changes to the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard fromthe NSI’s expert auditors. In addition, there was a presentation about the benefits of NSI approval for automated gates and barriers, with specific emphasis on helping clients to reduce their risk and understand the business opportunities.

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Graeme Dow speaking at the NSI’s Installer Summit

The seven main sponsors instrumental in delivering this year’s Summit were Avigilon, BT Redcare, CSL, Fermax, RISCO Group UK, IFSEC International and Texecom. As a not-for-profit organisation, the NSI is wholly dependent on its sponsors and other exhibitors who make the event possible.

Richard Jenkins, the NSI’s CEO, stated: “We were delighted to see hundreds of delegates from NSI-approved companies attend this year’s Summit. Delegates clearly value this focused and targeted event which addressed topics specific to their needs in an effective way and in a prestigious professional environment. Like-minded industry experts are ready to share the latest developments in the sector. The feedback we’ve received so far from all participants including speakers, exhibitors and our key sponsors has been overwhelmingly positive, with many seeking to reserve their seats for next year’s event.”

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The exhibition area proved extremely popular with delegates

 

End users who choose to contract NSI-approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality.  With a national network of full-time qualified auditors specialising in security and fire audits, the NSI counts the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers among its clients. The NSI provides robust auditing by experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and certification schemes developed by industry bodies and associations.

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LOCKEN works across UK and Europe to secure large-scale exhibition venues for end users

LOCKEN – the developer of cable-free access control whose solution concentrates on power, intelligence and communication in one smart key – is presently working with a number of UK and European convention centres to secure their large exhibition venues.

Exhibition and conference centres employ hundreds of staff and see thousands of visitors pass through their doors each day that an event is running. On that basis, it’s vital that their infrastructure, assets, staff, service providers and customers operate in a safe and secure environment, all backed-up by a robust access control solution.

With clients including The NEC in Birmingham, The Convention Centre, Dublin and Marseille’s Chanot Exhibition and Convention Centre, LOCKEN provides a secure and traceable access control management solution based on CyberLock technology.

“The LOCKEN system enables us to provide bespoke access for our clients as and when it’s required,” asserted Philip Hartigan, head of security at The Convention Centre in Dublin. “It allows us to monitor and restrict access to specific areas, meaning that we’ve been able to re-allocate security officers who were previously responsible for opening restricted access areas, signing out keys and monitoring key registers.”

Nick Dooley, managing director of LOCKEN UK, added: “Ensuring the safety of people and the security of goods while providing maximum productivity is our priority. Monitoring and controlling restricted access is paramount, with data capture and analysis providing vital information in the event of a security breach.”

Dooley continued: “We’ve secured over one million access points worldwide and take great pride in offering a robust and reliable access control solution to an industry that’s vulnerable to risks such as terrorism, vandalism and theft which are associated with larger public venue.”

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NICE Systems set to showcase integrated security portfolio at IFSEC International 2013

Sessions and demonstrations will highlight NICE Systems’ situation management solutions, including the newly-launched Situator Express for NiceVision

Hall 4 Stand G111 at the NEC, Birmingham from May 13-16 is the place to be as NICE Systems will also demonstrate its newly-launched Situator Express solution while company experts will lead a number of sessions.

NICE Systems has also been shortlisted as an IFSEC and FIREX Awards finalist in the category of Security Project or Installation of the Year. This is based on the successful NICE Situator installation at Network Rail’s King’s Cross Station in 2012.

Enrico Montagnino, Sales Manager for Public Safety at NICE, and Brendan O’Keeffe of Fourway, the systems integrator for the King’s Cross project, will talk about this installation from the customer’s perspective in a presentation taking place in the Intelligent Buildings Theatre on 15 May at 2.15 pm.

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Jamie Wilson of NICE Systems

Also part of the IFSEC Academy education programme, Jamie Wilson (Security Marketing Manager, EMEA at NICE Systems) will talk about ‘PSIM: Key Trends Driving Development’ and cover the anticipated evolution of PSIM to address new challenges and the emerging needs of organisations and agencies when it comes to managing unanticipated crises.

Jamie’s presentation will take place on 14 May at 12.30 pm in the Centre Stage Theatre, and will be followed by the ‘Soundbites from our Bloggers’ session at 3.30 pm where a selection of regular bloggers who write for IFSECGlobal.com will join forces to discuss their latest spheres of interest.

Key features for NICE Systems at IFSEC International

Among the NICE Systems solutions and product enhancements to be featured at the show are:

• Situator Express – This easy-to-deploy, cost-effective solution transforms NiceVision IP video surveillance into a complete security management solution. It provides a unified, holistic operating picture for security management by fusing NiceVision Net video with data from other security systems, including CCTV, access control, intrusion and fire detection.

• NICE Situator – NICE Systems will demonstrate the latest enhancements and capabilities that are empowering airports and public transit organisations, such as London’s King’s Cross transport hub, as well as financial institutions, critical facilities and cities to secure people and leverage their most important business assets.

• NiceVision Net – Its enhanced Web application allows users to easily share and export video to removable media and simultaneously play back multiple video channels.

• NICE Inform – Using this solution, security organisations can consolidate multimedia incident information from both private and public sources in order to form a complete picture of a particular incident for investigation, debriefing and training purposes.

• Citer360 – This solution harvests relevant information from the Internet and social networks for Intelligence, law enforcement and commercial uses.

NICE Systems’ security solutions help organisations capture, analyse and leverage Big Data to anticipate, manage and mitigate security and safety risks, improve operations and make the world a safer place.

The NICE security, intelligence and cyber offerings provide valuable insights that enable enterprises and Governments to take the best action at the right time by correlating structured and unstructured data from multiple sensors and channels, detecting irregular patterns and recognising trends.

NICE Security solutions are used by thousands of customers worldwide, including transportation systems, critical infrastructure, city centres, banks, enterprises and Government agencies.

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BSIA appoints Baroness Ruth Henig as special advisor on regulatory change

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Baroness Ruth Henig as the Association’s special advisor on regulatory change.

Working alongside the BSIA’s leadership, the former Security Industry Authority chairman will support the Association’s active public affairs programme to represent the interests of the BSIA and its members in Parliament as well as at industry events (including IFSEC International and the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon).

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Baroness Ruth Henig

Reinforcing the importance of primary legislation to support the Government’s proposals for a new ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime – which is set to include business licensing alongside individual registration – is a key priority for the Association, and this will be one area in which Baroness Henig’s influence will benefit BSIA members.

Advancing the cause of primary legislation

“Advancing the cause of primary legislation within Parliament is an essential role for the BSIA as we continue to support our members and ensure the development of a new regulatory regime that’s fully reflective of the industry’s needs,” explained James Kelly, CEO of the BSIA.

In addition to the work on regulation, Baroness Henig will be an active participant in the Association’s Parliamentary roundtable programme which generates a lively debate on the topic of private security involvement in the delivery of outsourced police support services.

Kelly continued: “Baroness Henig brings with her a wealth of expertise from six years at the Security Industry Authority, as well as a long and well-respected background in policing and local Government. As we move towards a new era of industry regulation, our Association and its members will benefit significantly from her advice and support.”

Speaking about this new role, Baroness Henig said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the BSIA to shape the development of the new regulatory regime for private security. In particular, it will be important to ensure that the needs of all businesses in the private security sector are fully taken into account by those who are framing the new legislation and regulations in Parliament.”

Visitors to the BSIA’s Networking Luncheon, to be held at IFSEC International next week, will be able to meet Baroness Henig who will be attending the event as the Association’s special guest.

Existing Association members can register to attend by following this link: http://eepurl.com/x3xV9

Non-BSIA members are also welcome to attend, and can register online by following this link: http://eepurl.com/x3BVD

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ONVIF set to showcase achievements at first-ever dedicated IFSEC International stand

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has unveiled plans for its first-ever stand at IFSEC International, the commercial and Government security show and conference programme which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-16 May.

On display in Hall 4 on Stand D140 will be a range of technologies from different ONVIF member companies demonstrating the interoperability of their products using the ONVIF specification.

ONVIF’s Profile S for video and audio streaming will be a major focus of the demonstrations. Of the 3,300 ONVIF-conformant products on the market today from its more than 440 member companies, nearly 1,300 are conformant with Profile S.

Profile S describes the common functionalities shared by ONVIF-conformant video management systems and devices such as IP cameras or encoders that send, configure, request or control the streaming of media data over an IP network.

ONVIF introduced the profile concept to enable end users to more easily identify features supported by a profile without determining the compatibility between versions of the ONVIF specifications.

Showcasing the dynamics of IP interoperability standards

“As our conformant product total continues to rise, and ONVIF prepares to go online with its second profile, we felt it was time to showcase the dynamics of these IP interoperability standards, not just at a one-time networking event but throughout the course of IFSEC,” said Per Björkdahl, chairman of ONVIF’s Steering Committee.

“ONVIF has continued to achieve major milestones in the five years it has been in existence, and what better way to demonstrate that than through the visuals our stand has to offer.”

ONVIF members including Sony, Pelco, Bosch and Anixter will make 15-minute presentations in the ONVIF Theatre throughout the four-day event. The on-stand activities include a proof-of-concept demonstration for the soon-to-be-released Profile G for recording and storage facilities.

There will also be an exhibit at the stand showcasing ONVIF’s historical milestones since its inception in October 2008, including the release of Version 2.0 of the ONVIF Core Specification in 2010 and the introduction of Profile S last year.

Further information about ONVIF-conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models, is available on ONVIF’s website: http://www.onvif.org

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