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NSI commissions research into automated alarms

This month the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has commissioned a study that will examine the public benefits of automated alarms. Perpetuity Research will produce the study, titled Maximising the public benefits of automated alarms . Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI The NSI s chief executive Richard Jenkins said: The well proven URN1 police response process has long been a great unsung mainstay in private-public sector collaboration, and over the last 10-15 years has contributed dramatically to public safety, and increasing efficiency for police at a time when pressures on resources have never been higher.

However as technology improves, according to Jenkins there are opportunities for moving the success of the police unique reference number (URN) to the next level. The study will aim to identify all the possibilities from canvassing all stakeholders, and will also envision the added benefits that could be achieved from further enhancement. In accordance with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) policy, police in the UK will only offer a response to verified alarm signals from systems which have been granted a Police unique reference number, so the Police aim to provide an effective response to genuine intruder alarms. Monitored systems can only be installed by certificated providers and must be subject to a maintenance agreement. In 2002/3 NSI appointed Perpetuity Research to produce a report on the causes of false alarms, which subsequently became an important reference point for policy and communication, within the security sector and the police service. We are very excited now 15 years on to be re-visiting the police response model, and helping define how a modern technology can build further on the success to date, Jenkins added. Professor Martin Gill, director of Perpetuity Research said: It is our belief that this independent piece of work can help bring clarity to the table and inform the debate about how further success in police URN can be delivered in the interests of public safety, protection of people and property, and police savings. The findings from the study will be organised on a fast track basis with an initial report available in spring/early summer 2018. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

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Women in Security Awards 2017: Winners announced

Picture above, left to right: Richard Jenkins (NSI), Michelle Bailey (Active Response ) Keeley Watson (Wilson James), Samantha Bamford (Pelco by Schneider), Siobhan Plunkett (GSLS), Roy Cooper (Professional Security magazine) Samantha Bamford from Pelco by Schneider, Michelle Bailey from Active Response, Siobhan Plunkett from GSLS and Keeley Watson from Wilson James have triumphed in the Women in Security Awards 2017. Hosted by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and organised by Professional Security Magazine, the ceremony took place on 14 September aboard the Harmony cruise boat of Bateaux London on the River Thames. The awards were founded six years ago by Una Riley, CEO of iAudit Consultants, to recognise the outstanding achievements of women working in the security sector.

Here is confirmation of the victors, chosen from among more than 150 nominations, across four categories: Technical Samantha Bamford, Pelco by Schneider Contribution to industry Michelle Bailey, Active Response (NSI Guarding Gold-approved) Best manager Siobhan Plunkett, GSLS Frontline Keeley Watson, Wilson James (NSI Guarding Gold-approved) Left to right: Richard Jenkins (NSI), Dianne Gettinby (NSI), Javeria Ayaz Malik (ActionAid International), Roy Cooper (Professional Security magazine) Some 120 guests attended the black tie event, which featured a welcome address from NSI CEO Richard Jenkins and a four-course dinner. And Javeria Ayaz Malik, international security advisor and head of the staff security department at ActionAid International, delivered an address on coordinating the organisation s safety and security policy and establishing external relationships with global security networks. Roy Cooper, publisher of Professional Security Magazine, and Una Riley introduced the awards. It was a pleasure to host these awards and see so many people gather to celebrate achievements of women within our industry, said Richard Jenkins. The evening was a huge success and we were delighted with the number of nominations received. The security sector has a wealth of varied and fulfilling roles, including product development, technical support, managerial and frontline and it s encouraging to see more and more women choosing careers which have been traditionally male dominated. I congratulate last night s winners and finalists on their outstanding achievements and contribution and have no doubt they will help to inspire other women to take forward their careers in the security sector. NSI certifies security companies by auditing their compliance with relevant British and European standards, codes of practice and certification schemes. The IFSEC International team Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

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NSI launches Women in Security Awards

IFseC 2017 The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), with its stand in IFSEC s new feature destination, Installer World, welcomed a record number of service providers and launched this year s Women in Security Awards with a drinks reception. During the expo NSI experts shared their knowledge by taking part in seminars. Tony Weeks, head of technical services took part in a panel discussion on current trends and the future of the security industry.

Clare Crump, auditor, presented with Tony Porter, surveillance camera commissioner, on the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice and good operational practice. Chris Hayes, operations manager, provided guidance on how to choose a competent fire risk assessor. NSI is the official host of this year s Women in Security Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of 14 September on the Harmony cruise boat of Bateaux London. Una Riley, the Awards founder, discussed how they continue to play an important role within the security industry. Roy Cooper, publisher of Professional Security magazine and organiser of the Awards, encouraged industry representatives to nominate colleagues who have gone above and beyond their role to make a significant contribution to the industry. The Engineers of Tomorrow competition is another key feature of IFSEC. NSI has been a stakeholder since it began nearly 20 years ago. The competition demonstrated the skills and talent of apprentices and young engineers. NSI auditors Gary Hurst and Bill Baillie provided adjudicator support to oversee the competitors.

NSI chief executive Richard Jenkins presented the heat winners prizes at the end of the first day to Corrie Stewart and Martin Hannaway, both studying at New College Lanarkshire. Three NSI Gold approved company presentations took place on the stand with all three companies receiving recognition for their transition to the latest 2015 edition of ISO 9001. The companies are Eclipse (IP) Ltd in Dumfermline, Stanley Security Solutions in Swindon and Pyrotec Services in Abingdon. 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. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Watch: NSI CEO Richard Jenkins on IFSEC TV

IFseC 2017 Watch Richard Jenkins, CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), speak to IFSEC TV during IFSEC 2017, which took place at London ExCeL. Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here . embedded content Richard Jenkins also championed the Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which the NSI sponsors.

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Watch: Fire and security apprentices and the NSI reflect on the Engineers of Tomorrow on IFSEC TV

IFseC 2017 In the video below, apprentices Craig Jude and Charlie McFarlane of fire and security installation firm EFT Systems talk about taking part in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and how they got into the trade. IFSEC International s 19 th annual Engineers of Tomorrow contest pits more than 50 young engineers against each other in a 90-minute installation challenge taking place across three days at IFSEC 2017. Overall heat winners and their employers will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards, taking place in November.

embedded content Also speaking at IFSEC 2017 below, Richard Jenkins, CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), also championed the competition, which the NSI sponsors. embedded content 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. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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NSI pays tribute to Baroness Ruth Henig

NSI pays tribute to Baroness Ruth Henig The National Security Inspectorate has paid tribute to Baroness Ruth Henig to mark her departure from the chairman’s role at the Security Industry Authority. As reported on Info4Security, Baroness Henig will be leaving the Regulator early next year after six hugely successful years as chairman of the Security Industry Authority. To mark the Baroness’ many achievements in office, the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) chairman Sir Francis Richards presented Ruth with an NSI Guarding Gold certificate and medal at a ceremony held in London on Wednesday.

The NSI’s CEO Jeff Little commented: Ruth has been an ambassador for our sector and her contribution to the private security industry cannot be overestimated.

She has garnered an enormous amount of respect from her colleagues and peers, and I’m sure she will continue to provide invaluable input to the industry over the next few years.

The National Security Inspectorate wishes her all the best for the future.