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Engineers of Tomorrow 2016: Call for Entries

The prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition is now open for the fire and security industry’s brightest young engineers to register their interest. Successful entrants will then be invited to pit their skills against each other in a live installation challenge at Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC International, which takes place in June.

Each year, more than 50 apprentice engineers participate in pairs to complete a 90-minute live challenge on the busy exhibition floor at IFSEC International, where they are then assessed by a leading panel of judges from the security industry’s inspectorates, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), and points allocated based on performance in the various disciplines.

Heat winners and their employers will be invited to the prestigious Security and Fire Excellence Awards where the winner will be announced and awarded a £1000 cash prize.


Simon Banks, group managing director at CSL DualCom Group, commented: “The purpose of the Engineers of Tomorrow competition is to showcase the very best talent the security industry has to offer. It recognises the value of skills in our sector. For any security installer businesses who’ve invested in an apprentice, the competition is a great opportunity to promote their competency on a world stage.”

Apprenticeships for Fire and Security

Engineers of Tomorrow is part of Apprenticeships for Fire and Security, an initiative that places apprentices into careers in the security industry and supports their development.

Sponsored by IFSEC International, CSL DualCom, the NSI, the SSAIB and Skills for Security, the scheme has already helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 young apprentices.

At the heart of the installation apprentice and young engineer industry, the competition will provide participants with a global stage to compete against their peers and represent their company.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three pairs of engineers, with a first prize of £1000 provided by CSL DualCom, the second prize (a £500 Red Letter Day) donated by the NSI  and, finally, a third prize of £300 supported by the SSAIB.

This year, IFSEC International will run from 21-23 June in 2016 at London’s ExCeL and will once again be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection and Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. In addition to IFSEC International, the series incorporates FIREX International, The Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.

To nominate yourself or a colleague and to gain more information about the Engineers of Tomorrow competition visit: www.ifsec.co.uk/EOT

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CSL DualCom and IFSEC International: headline sponsors of NSI Installer Summit 2014

CSL DualCom and IFSEC International have been announced as the two headline sponsors for the National Security Inspectorate’s Installer Summit 2014.

On 20 March 2014, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is hosting a unique conference and exhibition specifically crafted for the business needs of NSI-approved security installers.

This exclusive event features a bespoke seminar programme, exhibition and ‘Learning Zone’ aimed at providing installers with vital information on the industry and good business practice.

The event has already seen a phenomenal take up, with over 200 registered delegates and an exhibitor list featuring leading manufacturers and business solution providers.

Simon Banks: group md at CSL DualCom

Simon Banks: group md at CSL DualCom

Simon Banks, group managing director at CSL DualCom Group and a major supporter of the NSI Installer Summit, explained: “CSL DualCom has been a loyal supporters of the NSI Regional Meetings, and the creation of the NSI Installer Summit is a natural evolution. A fire and security event catering specifically for the installers is a major step forward. The NSI Summit offers sponsors the chance to meet a large number of NSI approved companies at a forum specifically tailored to their requirements. With over 200 NSI installers already registered to attend, we look forward to headlining what is set to be a landmark industry event.”

Peter Poole: event manager, IFSEC International

Peter Poole: event manager, IFSEC International

IFSEC International has taken up the second headline sponsorship package. Peter Poole, event manager at IFSEC International, said: “IFSEC International is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the NSI Installer Summit. We really value our installer community, and the NSI Summit presents an opportunity to meet a large number of approved installers ahead of the show in June. We’re looking forward to showcasing the benefits of IFSEC International relocating to London while also offering a preview of what’s anticipated to be the best edition of IFSEC International yet!”

Commenting on this formidable event, Chris Pinder (the NSI’s external affairs director) stated: “With a varied and informative seminar programme in addition to the exhibition and ‘Learning Zone’, this really is a great opportunity to have multiple business queries addressed at one all-encompassing industry event.”

Chris Pinder: external affairs director at the NSI

Chris Pinder: external affairs director at the NSI

In addition to CSL DualCom and IFSEC International, the NSI event has a plethora of recognised names among its list of exhibitors. Full details of all exhibitors can be found at: http://www.nsi.org.uk/information-centre/nsi-events/nsi-installer-summit-new/

Aside from an exhibition, this event offers the aforementioned ‘Learning Zone’ where installers can bring any queries they may have on areas such as standards, Health and Safety, employment law, business finance, apprenticeships and much more.

The seminar programme offers yet more value with industry updates and business updates including hints and tips on marketing your business.

Exhibitor and visitor enquiries should be directed to Nigel Aitkin, the NSI’s change manager (telephone: 01628 764843, e-mail: events@nsi.org.uk)

About the National Security Inspectorate

The NSI is a leading approvals and certification body that regularly audits companies providing home security, business security, fire safety and FM services.

The organisation also provides a range of training courses for the security and fire sectors.

To find out more about the NSI visit: http://www.nsi.org.uk

About CSL DualCom

CSL DualCom is the inventor of dual signalling and pioneers of the move from wired to wireless technology in the electronic security industry.

DualCom is trusted to protect hundreds of thousands of premises throughout Europe including many major retail brands.

The DualCom GradeShift® Range, the UK’s fastest selling dual signalling system, offers installers an easy to install product on a single hardware platform for any grade of risk. This, combined with the WorldSIM®, has reduced false alarms by almost 90%.

DualCom is powered by the complexity and robustness of the DualCom Gemini® Managed Network. Gemini® provides intelligence that enables us to push the innovation boundaries of high-end signalling and offer game-changing services that are the first of their kind in the industry.

About IFSEC International

IFSEC International is the leading event that caters for the entire security buying chain. Attracting manufacturers, distributors, consultants, specifiers, installers, integrators and end users, IFSEC International is the only event to bring the whole community together under one roof.

Providing education, networking and details of the latest products, IFSEC International brings together more than 28,000 visitors and 650 exhibitors to discover the latest solutions in the security industry.

IFSEC International 2014 takes place from 17-19 June at ExCeL, London.

IFSEC International is part of the Protection & Management Series which also includes FIREX International, the Facilities Show, Safety and Health Expo, Energy and Environment Expo and Service Management Expo.

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