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Exhibitors set to showcase innovative surveillance solutions at BSIA’s CCTV seminar

A number of companies involved in the design, installation and operation of CCTV systems will be exhibiting as part of a sold-out seminar in London this week.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the event will take place at London’s Emmanuel Centre on Marsham Street – close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey – on Thursday 12 November. The seminar will cover a variety of interesting topics including the latest changes in surveillance legislation and technology, while also exploring recent developments in the CCTV sector.

Running alongside the seminar, the exhibition will give delegates the opportunity to ‘get hands-on’ with some of the most innovative products in the industry.

Exhibitors that will be showcasing their products on the day include:

ATEC Security

ATEC Security is a specialist security systems integrator and winner of multiple Security Excellence Awards.

The ATEC Difference is about creating value not only through security innovation, but also by ensuring security projects deliver financial, operational, staff and business intelligence benefits.

ATEC takes the time to understand your issues, your operating environment and your business and then delivers reliable integrated solutions and support built around your operational requirements.

The company achieves “unparalleled quality” through meticulous design, comprehensive documentation and rigorous project management, with processes built around UK Home Office Best Practice advice.

Customers include security professionals at London City Airport, the City of Westminster and First Capital Connect.

Find out more by visiting www.atec-security.co.uk

Dedicated Micros

Dedicated Micros will be showcasing its latest cost-effective HD IP and analogue product ranges. Based on a ‘unique’ architecture, these solutions provide greater reliability, connectivity, interaction and performance across a seamless operating system.

For more information visit www.dedicatedmicros.com

Bosch Security Systems

Bosch Security Systems will be showcasing some of its latest in-camera technologies.

Starlight technology offers a new quality standard in round-the-clock video surveillance. Regardless of lighting conditions, time of day or object movement, cameras deliver “incredible levels of detail”.

Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) assists by alerting you as to when pre-defined alarms are triggered, By smartly combining up to 8 IVA rules, complex tasks are made easy and false alarms reduced.

Content-Based Imaging Technology (CBIT) offers three main features: Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction, Intelligent Auto Exposure and Intelligent Tracking. The first of these intelligently distinguishes between noise and relevant information, such as movement. This reduces bitrate by up to 50%.

Find out more by visiting http://uk.boschsecurity.com

National Security Inspectorate

The NSI is the certification body for the UK’s leading providers of security and fire safety services.

Over 1,800 organisations commit to rigorous and regular checks by NSI’s national network of qualified auditors who carry out something in the region of 4,000 audits per year, verifying compliance with relevant British Standards and industry Codes of Practice.

Buyers 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 excellence.

For more information visit www.nsi.org.uk

Observant Innovations

Observant’s PATROL Camera System is a vehicle-mounted 360o panoramic video camera. PATROL enables the visual documentation of everything occurring in the vicinity of a patrol or tasking, ensuring that nothing is missed.

The system captures all information in all directions, all of the time and has been built to withstand tough environmental and usage conditions.

Featuring 360° panoramic imagery, hi-res 14 Megapixel video and stills imagery as well as a rugged IP67 form factor, the PATROL Camera System provides a number of benefits including public reassurance, greater impartiality and improved dispute resolution.

Find out more by visiting www.observant-innovations.com

Also exhibiting will be Dallmeier Electronic UK and Thorn Security.

*For more information about the event, or to register for a delegate place, please visit www.bsia.co.uk/events.aspx

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Security Excellence Awards 2013: The Winners

With close on 1,000 attendees, the highly coveted Security Excellence Awards, organised by UBM Live, took place during a Black Tie gala ceremony at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on the evening of Wednesday 23 October 2013.

Produced in association with http://www.IFSECGlobal.com, the Security Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security industry has to offer.

Rufus Hound – the comedian, actor and presenter – took to the stage to present the worthy winners with their trophies after UBM Live’s Brian Sims – Media Solutions Manager for the Security and Fire Portfolio – had delivered the keynote address.

Winners were commended for their achievements by a highly respected Judging Panel which included: Alex Carmichael (technical director at the British Security Industry Association), Emma Shaw (chairman of The Security Institute), Don Randall MBE (head of security, Bank of England and chairman, City of London Crime Prevention Association) and Jeff Little OBE (CEO of the National Security Inspectorate).

The outstanding winners of the Security Excellence Awards 2013 are:

ACS Champion of the Year (Sponsored by Servest Multi-Service Group)
Axis Security

Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology (Sponsored by Over-C)
Reliance High-Tech – Reliance Protect Lone Worker Solution

Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector (Sponsored by the National Security Inspectorate)
Tony Makosinski

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Dot Dot Dot Property – Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians

Counter-Terrorism Solution of the Year (Sponsored by Securitas)
Community Safety Europe – Intelligent Situational Threat Assessment, Risk Evaluation and Determination (I STARED) System

Customer Care Initiative of the Year
Corps Security – The Customer Charter

Cyber Security Solution of the Year (Supported by IFSECGlobal.com)
BAE Systems Detica – Detica CyberReveal

Enterprise Security Risk Management Project of the Year
BT Security – Secure Communications for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Event Security Team of the Year (Supported by IFSEC International)
Showsec – BT London Live Event Security Team

International Achievement Award (Sponsored by the BSIA)
Westminster Aviation Security Services (Westminster Group plc)

Large Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by GJD)
Kings Security

Security Guarding Company of the Year (Sponsored by Peter Drew Contracts)
Axis Security

Security Consultant of the Year

Security Manager of the Year (Sponsored by SecuriGroup)
Mark Hepherd (William Hill)

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Showsec)
Securitas Security Services and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary/Devon and Cornwall Police – Crime Scene Guarding

Security Training Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Bouygues E&S FM UK)
Maybo and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Security Department – Healthcare Security Clinical Assault Reduction Programme

Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by ievo)
Contact Security

Systems Integrator of the Year
ATEC Security

Engineers of Tomorrow 2013

The winners of the Engineers of Tomorrow 2013 were also presented with their prizes at the Security Excellence Awards. Here are this year’s winning apprentices:

1st Aaron Uppal (Universal Fire and Security) and Mark Power (Kings Security)
2nd Luke Preston (CIA Fire and Security) and Matthew Gautrey (Wessex Fire and Security)
3rd Stuart MacKenzie (EFT Systems) and James Raynor (EFT Systems)

As always, the Security Excellence Awards served as a platform for the presentation of The Security Institute’s Wilf Knight Award in addition to the Inspiration in HR Award (which is sponsored by SSR Personnel and supported by IFSECGlobal.com). The winners in 2013 are:

Wilf Knight Award
Adam Jones (Buckinghamshire New University)

Inspiration in HR Award

UBM Live Security Portfolio Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession
Don Randall MBE

Charlie Cracknell, event director at UBM Live, said: “We’re thrilled to bring the security industry together to celebrate the outstanding achievements made throughout the year. Recognising and rewarding Best Practice that has been implemented throughout the year highlights how the security industry continues to evolve. I’m delighted to be part of honouring the deserved winners and congratulate them all on what they have accomplished.”

The charity partner for the 2013 Security Excellence Awards was the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), an organisation that provides lifelong support to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

SSAFA believes that their commitment deserves commitment in return, so the charity provides important practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving – or has ever served – in the Armed Forces and their immediate family members.

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Record number of security apprentices recruited through 100 in 100 2013

Over 1,300 apprentices will be embarking on a new career in the security sector following the success of this year’s 100 in 100 initiative, which was launched at IFSEC International in May with the aim of recruiting 100 security apprentices in 100 days.

Sponsored by CSL DualCom and supported by Skills for Security, the National Security Inspectorate and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, the 100 in 100 initiative has attracted a record level of interest in 2013, in turn realising the recruitment of 1,316 young apprentices across several disciplines of the security sector.

A total of 1,084 apprentices have been recruited via the security guarding sector, with the remainder embarking upon security systems apprenticeships.

The results of this year’s scheme were announced last night at the beginning of the 2013 Security Excellence Awards Ceremony, which took place at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

The 100 in 100 logo

The 100 in 100 logo

Demand so high in 2013

Jayne Sale, head of commercial services at Skills for Security, commented: “Demand has been so high this year that two groups in our London-based college were over-subscribed, resulting in new groups being planned to start there in April of next year. In addition, two new training venues have come on board in Exeter and Essex, bringing the total number of venues to ten and including Bromley, Chichester, Uxbridge, Exeter, Gloucester, Bradford, Preston, Newark, Birmingham and Hounslow.”

Sale continued: “We’re delighted with the results of this year’s initiative, and would like to thank all of the organisations who have supported us in our drive to attract the next generation of security professionals, in turn ensuring that our industry continues to thrive well into the future.”

Among the organisations supporting the 100 in 100 initiative is the British Security Industry Association.

United Business Media (UBM) has also provided valuable press support throughout the initiative as Official Media Partner.

Longer term value of apprenticeships

On the long-term value of apprenticeships, Simon Banks (group managing director at CSL Dualcom and the co-founder of 100 in 100) explained: “Apprentice take-up continues to be outstanding, and we are pleased to see that the security sector is genuinely realising the value of apprenticeships. Companies are provided with a succession plan of reliable resources that’s bespoke to their business. The apprentice has a skill for life in a recession-resistant industry. Ultimately, this professionalises our industry and makes it more desirable and rewarding for all.”

Simon Banks of CSL DualCom

Simon Banks of CSL DualCom

For those companies interested in recruiting an apprentice there’s still time to take advantage of the 100 in 100 scheme, with a number of courses starting in January.

Contact Skills for Security’s Customer Relations Team on (telephone) 01905 744000 for details.

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The Security Institute’s Wilf Knight Award 2013: Entry deadline extended

The Security Institute has extended the deadline for entries to the 2013 Wilf Knight Award. The closing date is now Thursday 12 September.

The competition is run each year by The Security Institute and has always proven to be extremely prestigious and high profile. The annual Wilf Knight Award not only showcases individual students’ abilities, but provides a substantial financial prize for the student entrant.

Importantly, the Wilf Knight Award also reflects the high and progressive standards of the academic institutions sponsoring the finalists.

Recent winners of the Wilf Knight Award

2009: Loughborough University (Dannie Adendorff)
2010: Loughborough University (Angus Darroch-Warren)
2011: Cranfield University (Matthew Mackmin) and the University of Leicester (Leonie Darbon)
2012: Cranfield University (Ian Middleton)

Ian Middleton (second left) collects the 2012 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight and Mike Bluestone CSyP (left)

Ian Middleton (second left) collects the 2012 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight and Mike Bluestone CSyP (left)

Details of the entry process

The dissertations or projects submitted must originate from coursework. They may incorporate a title of the student’s own choice or one which they may have been given by their teaching establishment.

The essential requirements for entry are as follows:
• An entry must be by a student on a recognised Bachelor or Masters/PgDip Degree course in a specific or general field of security management (this includes related subject areas such as civil emergency planning, crime prevention or criminology, defence, fraud management, risk studies, business continuity – all of which are non-exhaustive examples of the diversity allowed within the award criteria)
• Minimum level of study – 1st degree with the submission supported by the university or training provider acting as sponsor
• Normally only one entry would be allowed from a university. However, where the university has more than one faculty/college wherein security-related courses are being studied, it’s permissible for each faculty/college to submit an entry
• The entry must be part of the coursework of the student concerned
• Work submitted should be a dissertation, assignment or project which shows evidence of particular distinction and/or innovation in relation to the subject area and must make a valuable contribution to the development of security management
• Author students do not need to be members of The Security Institute
• The prize winner will receive £500 and all finalists will receive a certificate of commendation from The Security Institute
• The winner will receive his/her award at the 2013 Security Excellence Awards (as The Security Institute’s guest at dinner). The event is to be held on Wednesday 23 October 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London

All nominated entries (which must be submitted in electronic copy format) should be sent by the sponsoring university or institution to the Wilf Knight Award Panel at: di@security-institute.org

• Entries to be submitted by 12 September 2013 (see Nomination Form attachment, below)

• Once received, all entries will be acknowledged by e-mail

• Final judging complete on 1 October 2013, and then the finalists selected will be informed together with their sponsors

Comment from Edit Bori MA PgDip MSyI

Edit Bori MSyI, a member of The Security Institute’s Academic Board who’s co-ordinating this year’s competition, commented: “I do hope that you have many eligible entries among your students and that you are able to nominate a strong contender from one of your degree courses.”

Bori continued: “If your institution has several faculties which cover the various related facets of the security management discipline please would you be so kind as to raise awareness of the Wilf Knight Award among your colleagues.”

In conclusion, he stated: “If you have any questions or wish to discuss the Wilf Knight Award further please do not hesitate to contact me, or alternatively feel free to contact the Institute’s Head Office.”

2013 Wilf Knight Award Nomination Form

The Security Institute, 1 The Courtyard, Caldecote, Warwickshire CV10 0AS (telephone: 02476 373362, Internet: http://www.security-institute.org)

Edit Bori MA PgDip MSyI
Security Operations Manager
Westminster Abbey
The Chapter Office
20 Dean’s Yard

Tel: 020 7654 4938
Mob: 07707 896848


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