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The phishing threat in numbers

infographic Did you know that the average company with 10,000 or more employees spends $3.7m a year dealing with phishing threats? For more shocking facts and stats about this persistent threat to data security check out the infographic below. This infographic has been designed by Inspired eLearning, which is dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.

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Radiation-blocking underwear and 18 other bizarre smart things that could let hackers into your smart home (and one device to protect you)

No object, however mundane, cannot be improved with a computer chip: this seems to be the philosophy driving development of smart things in the smart home arena. It was partly this scattergun approach that prompted Wired magazine to prophesise the demise of the internet of things (IoT) at the start of 2017. Click on the icons in our infographic below to check out 19 of the most bizarre or according to IoT sceptics pointless devices that are creating new vectors of attack for cybercriminals.

Security is little more than an afterthought on too many devices, with criminals able to guess default usernames and passwords by trawling Google. We haven t chosen these 19 devices based on security some may have very rigorous security mechanisms in place. Rather, we chose the most bizarre devices, and paradoxically, in this context, bizarre also means mundane the point being: is a smart hair brush or smart fork really going to deliver benefits that warrant creating new avenues through which hackers could break into your home network? Several products designed to boost IoT security were launched at CES 2017, suggesting the industry is waking up to the threat. We ve included one of them below flagged with a red icon. Free Download: the Cyber Security Crashcourse This report contains 40 slides packed with insight into the trends shaping the industry and how you can protect yourself. Eric Hansleman from 451 Research presents a rapid-fire overview of cyber security.

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Upcoming FIM Expo to feature BS 5839-1:2017 revisions and future of qualifications in fire detection and alarms

FIA seminars The next FIM Expo will take place on Wednesday 4 October at the Glasgow Science Centre. Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the annual free event features two fire-safety seminars and the latest life-safety products from leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers. One seminar will explore the implications of revisions to BS 5839-1:2017 ( Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises ).

The other looks at the future of qualifications in fire detection and alarms. Both seminars are CPD-accredited and free to attend. The event is relevant to installers or maintainers of fire detection and alarm systems, anyone managing such systems in commercial premises or architects or other professionals specifying fire protection systems to be installed in buildings. We are absolutely delighted to present FIM Expo, said Kat Schabowska, the event coordinator. It s a fantastic place for like-minded individuals to meet, exchange ideas, network, and learn more about new products from a wide range of manufacturers. New products are being released onto the market all the time and this is a great way to come and see them first-hand and discuss how these new products might work for you. View the full exhibitor list here or visit the events section on the FIA website to register.

Wireless intrusion sensors: Adoption still weak in the commercial sector

Analysis Texecom Ricochet wireless external motion sensor IHS Markit estimates that 68 million intruder alarm sensors were sold globally in 2016 of which 41% were wireless, according to the latest intruder alarm and monitoring database. However, just 4% of those wireless intrusion sensors were destined for the large commercial sector. Residential and small-medium business sectors jointly accounted for the remaining 96% of the wireless sensor market.

Wireless benefits Although the use of wireless sensors remains limited in the commercial sector, the popularity of these products is on the rise for several reasons: Wireless sensors carry significantly lower installation costs as the installation process is much simpler and quicker. The lower install cost that comes with wireless sensors allows companies to allocate a greater portion of their security budget to hardware, enabling them to invest in additional or higher-quality sensors, or upgrades for the system, such as integration with video surveillance. Wireless solutions are also more practical in unique installations like remote areas without easy access to the power mains. To overcome range issues, mesh networks, which act as signal repeaters, are used for larger installations. Moreover, as the use of wireless sensors proliferates across commercial applications, consumers may choose to adopt wireless control panels, to allow for easier future addition of extra sensors, as they won t require on-site IT configuration to add to the system. Prices of wireless sensors have also fallen fast , decreasing by 16% since 2012. Battery lifespan of wireless sensors has also improved in recent years, now lasting between one and five years depending on circumstances. Although enhancements have been made, limited lifespan of sensor batteries will put pressure on the security systems manager, necessitating the procurement of software that will allow to easily manage battery statuses. More wireless sensors are available with UL certification , a prerequisite for many professional monitoring and insurance providers.

Wireless misgivings Although wireless sensor technology is making inroads into commercial projects, concerns remain such as encryption, sensor price and ongoing maintenance costs: Despite improvements to encryption for wireless systems, the risk of being hacked is still a common concern among large commercial end users. For example, wireless sensors are susceptible to jamming and signal interference, and if the system s control panel is compromised the entire network of wireless sensors can be rendered useless by disabling the wireless module. Wireless sensors are also more expensive than their wired counterparts . For example IHS Markit found that globally, a wireless PIR sensor costs 30% more than a wired variant on average. The maintenance costs of wireless sensors are also higher, with the requirement to buy and maintain a set of spare batteries for replacement or recharging. Long-term opportunities for vendors and installers Despite the challenges facing wireless security sensors in large-commercial applications today, manufacturers and installers that promote and install wireless sensors will likely reap long-term benefits of the devices: Vendors with strong after-sales service, such as customer service and maintenance, would be able to improve efficiency and speed of s ervice by capitalising on the greater ease with which wireless sensors can be added to the system. This will lead to shorter installation times allowing them to serve more customers in a set period of time. As wireless sensors are adopted on a wider scale, the significance of battery management system solutions will become apparent. Suppliers with the best battery management software, that is easy to use with interactive interface, are likely to seize the best of this opportunity.

Manufacturers of wireless sensors could further improve their products market opportunities by working closely with insurance providers and educating them about the benefits of wireless systems in commercial applications as well as their technological features. Entering into partnership with insurance providers may provide avenues for long-term impact. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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At IFA 2017, smart locks open doors to the connected, integrated home services of the future

Visitors to IFA 2017 will discover a truly smart home starts with a smart door. ASSA ABLOY s trusted home security brand Yale is showcasing its Yale Smart Living range. In Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, attendees can view and handle the latest Yale Smart Living solutions including smart door locks.

They can also discover applications for our locks beyond home security, and discuss with our experts how to integrate these smart devices into a compelling service for their residential customers. With a few swipes on a palm-sized screen, we can order a taxi, check our bank balance, and book a train journey or even a private jet. The latest smart door locks also make it easy and secure to open and monitor your front door with a smartphone, and to integrate your lock with residential services in telecoms, utilities, home care and more. Connected living begins with a smart door lock. Yale smart door locks exhibited at IFA 2017 include: ENTR : Replacing an existing lock cylinder with an ENTR smart door lock enables you to access your home or office via app, keypad PIN, remote control or even your fingerprint. The showcase also features the new ENTR S , designed for Scandinavian doors. Doorman: Insurance approved and specifically designed for the residential market, this smart door lock offers a complete retrofit solution for Scandinavian doors. It also integrates seamlessly with leading smart home and security systems. Conexis L1: The UK s fastest-growing smart door lock enables keyless entry and integration with multiple home security devices.

Also available at the stand is ASSA ABLOY s recent Smart-Home Security Report , published in conjunction with IFSEC Global. This exclusive ASSA ABLOY publication is aimed at potential partners and other businesses working in the residential sector, and is packed with market data and insights on smart door locks and their role in the fast-growing market for smart-home services. Download the report for free here . Elsewhere at IFA, visitors can see Yale smart door locks in action with demonstrations and live integrations with a range of services. Smart door locks in action Residential service providers across Europe including telecoms companies, domestic utilities, smart-home specialists, home care providers, rental agencies and more have already integrated Yale smart door locks to build better services for their customers. In Sweden, customers of PostNord no longer need to wait in for a postal delivery. They can have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with a smart door lock. The new service works via a single-use PIN code issued automatically to an authorised PostNord driver. In Turkey, around 1,700 Yale smart door locks are being installed at Future Park, a new development where apartments are built around home automation.

Residential technology specialists Aypro designed an app-powered system for residents and integrated our lock. In Italy, Home at Hotel holiday rental properties are now secured with a Yale ENTR . Locks are integrated with the SCLAK app-powered access system, making it much easier for guests to enjoy their stay without key hassles. And now, Home by Hotel can more easily deliver value-added services, including grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand. Why partner with ASSA ABLOY? It s easy for all kinds of companies to build smarter domestic services with ASSA ABLOY. An expert team of ASSA ABLOY smart security specialists provides free installation and sales training for staff. A partner can then use their existing network, or harness the vast ASSA ABLOY installer network. Unlike other lock companies, ASSA ABLOY has a global footprint, with the widest range of smart locks available in Euro, Scandinavian and other relevant door profiles.

If your customer wants a smart door lock, chances are ASSA ABLOY has one to fit. We also encourage providers in any domestic service sector to speak to us, to find out how we can help them use our smart door locks to take their services to the next level. We already have many success stories to share. says Omer Sagi, Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY. We really understand how complex doors can be and that s what makes it simple for service providers to partner with us. Plus, our smart door locks are from a high-profile brand that Europe s homeowners already trust. Key takeaways The Yale brand has established decades of customer recognition and loyalty Our locks are built using open standards for easy integration with your service Locks can complete a smart home setup with trusted smart security We offer expert sales and installation training, and an expert ASSA ABLOY installer network (if needed) You get to share the most up-to-date market intelligence from a global leader Throughout IFA 2017, ASSA ABLOY experts are available in Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, to discuss integration opportunities.

Let us know if we can help you give your customers an even better service with smart home technology.

The official body-worn camera supplier for UK prisons on industry trends, VideoManager and VideoTag series

Edesix is a big player in the burgeoning body-worn camera market. Indeed, it is the official body-worn camera provider for the UK prison service and has said that 2016 was its best-ever year for contract wins. On the product development front, Edesix has already launched a series of head and torso-mounted body-worn cameras as well as the small, discrete VideoTag series.

in 2017. IFSEC Global recently spoke to Richie McBride, the Edinburgh-based company s CEO, about Edesix s direction of travel, its latest products, the future of body-worn video and its recent presence at IFSEC 2017. Richie McBride IFSEC Global: Where is Edesix positioned in the body-worn video (BWV) market? What are your USPs? Richie McBride: Whilst Edesix have a comprehensive range of BWV solutions to meet the needs of our customers across a range of different industries, Edesix prides itself on the back-end solution developed to meet the needs of our customers, and we believe this is what makes our solution unique. Our VideoManager software is the most advanced BWC management software on the market and, paired with our smart networking options, Edesix s full BWC solution means that rolling out any number of body cameras, from 1 to tens of thousands, is efficient and futureproof. VideoManager has all the security features expected of a video management software fit for police and criminal justice. It ensures access to video footage is limited to correct user profiles, utilises encryption keys so only authorised users can access footage from cameras, and provides a full audit trail of each piece of video captured. embedded content In conjunction with this, by utilising our various hardware products such as EdgeControllers, DockControllers and RFID readers, efficient, fast and secure use of pooled cameras from multiple locations is simple, speeding up deployment times and minimising the amount of training required.

We work with all our customers to ensure that the roll-out of their BWCs is suited to their needs, operational workflow and staff routine. We pride ourselves on meeting roll-out deadlines, and have a fantastic track record of on-time roll-outs (eg PSNI and HMPS). Most recently, Edesix has launched ONStream, a gateway product which allows users of our cameras to integrate footage directly to any ONVIF-compliant VMS in short, you can watch live BWC footage alongside fixed CCTV, complementing the static video with video and audio from the perspective of a wearer on the ground we believe this to be an industry first, and are proud to be working with market leaders such as Milestone and Genetec. IG: What was the thinking behind the launch of the VideoTag Series? RM: Our VB-300 series of BWC has been successful within the security market, but having worked closely with VMS integrators, we found that there was a need for a camera which acted in the same way as the VB-300 (with Wi-Fi capability, VMS integration, and high-quality audio/video) for non-security users who didn t require full-shift recording and at a lower price-point, with a smaller footprint. The VT series evolved from this requirement to provide non-security staff with the same protection and recording abilities, without the requirement to record regularly and continually. The VT-50 incident recorder has been designed to be worn for up to 3 months on stand-by, without charge, and requires minimal training and intervention from the wearer if an incident occurs, simply press record and the footage will automatically stream or offload. We believe that VideoTags work well both independently and as a complementary security product. On its own, it provides the wearer with the protection of any BWC, and captures evidential quality footage for reasons such as criminal prosecution, proof of actions taken etc.

However, the VT is also perfect as an incident response tool, and for gathering a full picture of events. With multiple staff wearing VTs, in conjunction with CCTV and/or VideoBadges, if a major incident were to occur, multiple viewpoints could be collated in real-time to assess threat and provide adequate response. IG: To what extent can you and do you help customers navigate the regulatory and political hurdles when it comes to deploying what remains a fairly new technology? RM: We will always work with our customers to ensure that their questions around regulation are satisfied, and that their use of BWCs is suitable for their industry and requirements. None of our cameras are covert or designed for hidden use. Our cameras are configurable to allow approved users to switch on/off LEDs or notification-tone alerts when the cameras are recording to suit regulations. We also offer the ability to turn off either the video or audio record function, as required by some industries. As previously stated, our VideoManager software comes with a multitude of functions, which ensure that the identity of those on cameras is protected (we offer advanced redaction tools for this). VideoManager allows for multiple user levels, ensuring that footage is only viewable by authorised users, and of course our iconic ID badge on most of our cameras ensures that those faced with a VideoBadge know that there is the potential of being recorded.

IG: How do you see the BWV market evolving over the next 5-10 years? RM: As an industry, we re only just scratching the surface of the BWC marketplace currently. Over the past few years we ve seen a shift in confidence as trial deployments become full deployments, and industries such as police, prison services and emergency services wholeheartedly adopt the technology. We believe that the popularity of BWCs will grow further within these markets, with all public-facing workers wearing recording devices as standard, and the sophistication by which they re deployed and managed will improve. However, as the introduction of the VideoTag and ONStream shows, we also believe in BWCs as wearable CCTV, and see a growing market here for incident recorders, especially within the retail, education and airport/airlines markets. IG: You recently exhibited at IFSEC International 2017? How did it go? RM: We had a very successful show at IFSEC 2017. This year we had presence on three booths; our own, Milestone and Dell.

We felt that this was the perfect balance for us, as we were able to promote our new VMS-integration solutions with our partners, whilst maintaining our own identity on the Edesix booth. While we re still working through our leads from the show, I think we can safely say that it was a positive event for us. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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Security 2030: What the future holds for home protection

Home may be where the heart is, but that doesn t mean that everyone feels completely safe within their own walls, especially when they re away. Thankfully, the future of home protection holds the promise to change that concern to peace of mind. Drones and yard detection The first line of defence in protecting your home is no longer going to be your front door.

Futuristic polymer-coated fences will be able to detect when someone attempts to climb over them, and alert the rest of the security system that an intruder is present. It s likely that a combination of low-flying drones and chemical-marking yard sprayers will help to halt any interlopers before they ve even made it to your back door. When a trespasser is present, they will immediately be doused in a difficult-to-remove chemical marker, and a drone will be launched from your roof that will follow and film their attempted escape. In some instances, the drones themselves may be able to release a marking spray as well, making it impossible for even the best getaway car to elude detection. Smart detectors/surveillance It seems fairly obvious in this day and age that smart home security cameras are only going to get better from here. Even now, a few manufacturers are beginning to unveil motion-activated cameras that are able to distinguish between your dog rooting around in your garbage can and an actual thief. The next phase of cameras will go a step beyond this and incorporate other environmental factors such as air quality, temperature, and vocal-recognition sensors that have the capacity to learn different contexts that happen in your home depending upon the time of day and season. Burglar alarms Inter-connectivity has other advantages, too. In the not-too-distant future, your home burglar alarm system could be directly linked to a criminal database and have the capability to run face-recognition software.

Combine these together and, instead of just blaring sounds or disorienting strobe lights, your system can actually address the intruder by name and immediately send the data to the authorities. Automated neighborhood watch It s ingrained in our DNA to want to protect those we care about. That s why neighborhood watch programs have been such a vital component to a home s security. Technology is going to take this community awareness a step further by equipping the next generation of intelligent alarm systems with the ability to communicate with other systems in the neighborhood. If ever a suspicious person were to enter the neighborhood, the program will immediately alert all the other homes and will collectively begin gathering important data. Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home and know that their possesses are protected when they are away. With the future of smart home protection just around the corner, you ll have all the security you need, without feeling like you live in a bunker. Free Download: The security drones report 2017 PriceWaterhouseCoopers have forecast that the global security drones market will be worth $10.5bn ( 8bn) by 2020, surpassed only by infrastructure, agriculture and transport. This report commissioned by Aviat Drones examines the prevalence, growth prospects, applications and regulatory challenges of drones and anti-drone tech in the global security market.

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Best of both worlds: Why an IoT that is both open and secure should be a right, not a privilege

A recent report by SAS and the Centre for Economics and Business Research estimated that by 2020, big data and the internet of things (IoT) will be worth 322bn to the UK economy, and account for 2.7% of GDP. Gartner forecasts that IoT endpoints will reach a global installed base of 20.4 billion units by 2020. IoT networks are already critical to global public and private sector infrastructure, delivering ever expanding capacities and potential benefits.

However, among the many pressures that are rising from the growth of IoT, two are becoming critical: throttled growth of new applications caused by non-interoperative, proprietary technology; and a widening field of security vulnerabilities, only growing more pressing as IoT permeates modern life. As IoT networks connect more and more services throughout our cities, business and homes they are rapidly becoming one of the most critical technologies underpinning our daily lives. Yet we see a great discrepancy in the requirements and demands of cities, utilities and enterprises on the network operators. Does this mean they are not taking their role as seriously as they should, or instead that the essential requirements are not yet well understood? It might seem like wishful thinking to expect that IoT networks should be both open to future development and secure against attack. It isn t. In fact, demanding the best in both these areas is utterly essential. IoT is moving beyond its roots, where devices were predominantly single-ownership/ single-use solutions. They are now able to connect to several different domains and work best when they have open and equal access to data, controllers and platforms simultaneously.

At the same time, security standards are being agreed to ensure that all devices are insulated against and able to respond to breaches. At Silver Spring Networks, we felt it was time that the buyers of IoT Networks understood how important and achievable balancing security and openness has become. Delivering security at a city-wide scale Persistent detection and safeguards from unauthorised access are two of the most important rights that all IoT network providers should confidently demand. Many IoT network platforms have only the most introductory and basic security measures which, given the interconnected nature of most networks, permits serious vulnerabilities to develop. The 2016 DDOS attack on Dyn, one of the companies running the internet s domain name system, provides an example of the repercussions of insufficiently secured IoT devices: disrupting of the connection of thousands of internet users from big online retailers and other popular sites. Shortly after this attack, a tech industry veteran demonstrated the vulnerability of unsecured IoT devices even further. By connecting a $55 IoT security camera to the internet, it was discovered that a full penetration cyber-attack could be carried out in just 98 seconds. IoT networks are large and are often very complex, with multiple points of entry and multiple touchpoints. Furthermore, when compared to computers, tablets and phones they typically have simplified user interfaces to reduce cost and simplify installation.

However, the assumption that large IoT networks cannot be made secure is wrong. Best in class IoT networks harness top-tier, military grade security, including features such as automated, asymmetric key exchange and rotation; hardened crypto processors used in key generation and storage; AES encryption to protect data in transit; and authentication via certificates at multiple layers, including prior to network enrolment. The ability to deploy formware upgrades swiftly and reliably to all nodes in a network is also an essential feature to ensure that networks remain secure across coming decades. Organisations working with IoT networks should be able to confirm that this level of security is present across their entire network, and address any segments where those standards are not or cannot be met. Ensuring an open, adaptable and future-fit network Cyber-attacks will always present a significant and costly liability to IoT networks, but they are not the only threat to consider. We live in a world where technology is evolving at a break-neck pace and new applications are emerging constantly. Networks which are locked into a single vendor s products or proprietary platform, which can t easily adapt to innovation, will also be the cause to painful costs down the line. The best insurance against this future is to deploy a solution based on proper industry standards. Proprietary technologies posing as standards (LoRaWAN, for example) effectively lock in to an ecosystem built around a single chipset.

This threatens interoperability down the line, which leads to massive and costly technical iteration and system integration efforts, all while capping the network s ultimate functionality. The best way to ensure a diverse ecosystem is to implement open, standards-based technologies that are demonstrated to be interoperable at every level of the system. The Wireless Smart Ubiquitous Network (Wi-SUN) standard is set up on this principle. Wi-SUN was designed to underpin the operation and deployment on next-generation star, mesh and hybrid networks. These networks are designed to capitalise on many connected paths, to deliver fast, reliable and city-scale coverage. Each node relays data for the network to provide strong and stable connectivity. Wi-SUN is maintained by a third-party organisation that constantly tests to certify that the IoT equipment is both conformant to the standard and interoperable with other certified networks, fostering a diverse ecosystem. Open standards allow a far greater number of providers to develop solutions, which are tested for interoperability, ensuring those solutions can work together. The best new IoT software, whether it be for management of Smart Grid applications (smart metering, real time grid balancing, renewable management etc.), management of city services (Smart street lighting, traffic flow optimisation, flood monitoring and management, Smart parking optimisation etc.), smart logistics, smart agriculture or many others the best and most effective functionality will only be unlocked through comprehensive, integrated end-to-end solutions.

Networks built around an industry standard that emphasises openness and development is essential to delivering this. Your right to best-in-class IoT At Silver Spring Networks, we think that its past time that IoT network providers were held to standards which reflect the incredible impact of IoT technology on society, now and into the future. We have set out the lessons we have delivering 26 million IoT devices across five continents into a bill of 10 rights IoT customers must be empowered to demand be enshrined in any IoT network services agreement. Security and openness are just two of these. IoT s potential to provide an incredible uplift to society across the world has only just begun to unfold. The buyers of IoT networks have the means to steer this future, by arming themselves with the information and courage to demand nothing less than the absolute best from their providers. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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BT Redcare and Cougar Monitoring announce midlands roadshow aimed at fire and security installers

installer training Cougar Monitoring and BT Redcare have announced a joint roadshow aimed at fire and security installers in the midlands region. Taking place on 6 October 2017 in Birmingham city centre (venue to be confirmed), the roadshow will feature presentations from both companies, with representatives from each of their technical departments on hand to provide advice, guidance and training. BT Redcare has been in the alarm signalling market for over 30 years, said Eric Roberts, CEO of Cougar Monitoring.

It s tried, tested and the majority of its products are third-party certified. Having met with the new BT Redcare management team recently it s clear that they have a renewed focus and intention to work closer with us and installers. We re delighted to join them to reinforce that message to our installers. John Ware, general manager of BT Redcare, said: I met personally with the senior leaders of Cougar Monitoring recently and it s clear that they, like us, are looking to the future and to expanding their operation. And we re perfectly placed to help them do this. The combination of our expertise in the market and their reach to installers means attendees to the roadshow will get the best advice, value and support from both companies. BT Redcare, which is one of the biggest players in the alarm signalling market, recently revamped its website and pledged to work closer with ARCs and installers to help grow their businesses. Cougar, which was established in 1996, is approved by the Security Industry Authority as an approved contractor for keyholding, security guarding and public space CCTV and has received the NSI s Gold Standard EMS & Health and Safety accreditations. More details on the roadshow will be issued soon but installers can register their interest straightaway.

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Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training wins posthumous industry contribution award all winners revealed

BSIA Awards The late Mike Tennent has been honoured at this year s BSIA awards ceremony. Mike, who sadly passed away in May, founded Tavcom Training in 1994 and built what is now widely recognised as the leader in training provision for physical security systems in the UK. The company has an increasingly global footprint too.

With the help of local partners, Tavcom courses are now available to students in Dubai, Ghana, Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, South Africa and the US. IFSEC Global also recognised Mike for his lifetime of positive influence in the security industry in our latest Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017. The awards were handed out at the BSIA Annual Luncheon at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 12 July.

It is a huge pleasure to formally recognise the contributions of this year s winners, all of whom have made a lasting impression on the security industry through their dedication, commitment and passion, said Dirk Wilson, director of Sector Security Services Ltd and the BSIA s Police and Public Services Section Chairman.

Find out who won the other awards below: Chairman s Awards Contribution to the Industry: Mike Tennent, Tavcom Training Contribution to Standards: Tim Geddes, former chairman, BSIA s security systems section Contribution to the Community: David Cain and Fiona Noble, Sword Security NI Contribution to Training: Lucie Banham, Banham Group Contribution to Exporting: GJD Manufacturing Security Personnel Awards Service to the Customer Special Commendation: Phillip Hillman, Mitie Total Security Management Runner Up: Winston Cooper, Mitie Total Security Management Overall Winner: Tom Lewis , The Westgrove Group Outstanding Act Special Commendation: Charles Stewart, SecuriGroup Services Runner Up: John Atkins, Vision Security Group (VSG) Overall Winner: Megin Dorrian, The Westgrove Group Best Newcomer Special Commendation: John Moore, Robinson Services Runner Up: Erin Jackson, SecuriGroup Services Overall Winner: Simon Searle, Vision Security Group (VSG) Best Use of Technology Special Commendation: Jason Thomas , The Westgrove Group Runner Up: Steven McKenzie, SecuriGroup Services Overall Winner: Andrew Horner, Kings Security Systems Best Team Special Commendation: JLL Bridgewater Place, Vision Security Group (VSG) Runner Up: North Bristol Trust Southmead, OCS UK Ltd Group Overall Winner: Union Square Security Team, Vision Security Group (VSG) Apprentice Installer Awards Overall winner: Corrie Stewart, Connelly Security Systems Joint runners-up: Callum Walker and Craig McAdorey, Kings Security Special Awards for Outstanding Service Daniel Hennell & Paul Cockerham, CIT drivers, G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd (Inaugural) Security Business Awards International Partnership Award: Concept Smoke Screen Ltd (Special commendation: GJD) Environmental Award: Printwaste Recycling & Shredding (special commendation: Magenta Security Services) Innovative Security Project of the Year Award: CSL, for the CSL Connected project