FIA officially launches new fire engineering qualifications

FIREX 2017 The Fire Industry Association (FIA) officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX 2017. FIA general manager Martin Duggan delivered three presentations about the new qualifications, one on each day of the three-day exhibition. The seminars were very well attended and it was a great opportunity to answer questions directly from visitors at the show, he said.

These qualifications have taken years of development and we are really excited to share with the industry exactly what shape the qualifications will take. We ve taken on new staff and had a small shake-up of the FIA team in preparation for the launch of the qualifications in order to answer all those initial questions and to ensure that the booking process goes smoothly. The FIA said the new courses met with a positive response from attendees working in all areas of the supply chain, as well as interest from beyond the UK. There are four new qualifications: designer, installer, maintainer, and commissioner, explained Duggan. They are equivalent to a level 3 in the UK, so that is the same as an A-Level, but in Europe it is the same as a level 4 qualification on the European qualifications framework. FIA general manager Martin Duggan delivers FIREX 2017 seminar The FIA handed out course prospectuses as well as snacks and drinks on its stand the FIA Lounge which was designed to resemble a pub. The FIA Lounge was very successful, said Kat Schabowska, marketing communications executive at the FIA. We had back-to-back enquiries at the information desk and the bar area was full every day of the expo. We are delighted to be able to say that this year s footfall on our stand was even better than last year.

Martin Duggan says the new courses introduce elements not hitherto available in existing FIA courses. We did a gap analysis of our current training and the new qualifications to discover how much more the new qualifications would offer. The results show us that the courses will at least double in size, explained Martin Duggan during his presentation. We ve developed some units that are completely new, plus we added extra sections that industry stakeholders and employers have asked for. Our members have very much guided us in this direction towards including more content and making the courses longer and more extensive, in order to stretch the learners knowledge further than before. Said Kat Schabowska: We recommend that if you re interested in our new qualifications or courses that you sign up to our email newsletter to find out when our booking system will go live. The new qualifications prospectus is available to download for free from the FIA website, or a hard copy can be requested by emailing [email protected]

Watch: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works

Tavcom Theatre at IFSEC 2017 Peter Mason, lead IP tutor at Tavcom Training, is presenting at IFSEC 2017 on the subject: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works. In the video below he previews this presentation, which will take place in the TDSi-sponsored Tavcom Theatre on three separate days see hte times below. View more videos previewing the 2017 presentations at IFSEC 2017 s Tavcom Theatre.

You can check out the schedule for the Tavcom Theatre here. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL . Get your free badge now. Presentation details: How to optimise your network for CCTV and prove it works / Peter Mason / Tavcom Theatre / 20 June, 11:50-12:20; 21 June, 14:40-15:10; 22 June, 11:50-12:20 embedded content The Tavcom Theatre provides practical advice for professionals working in the security industry both end users and installers on video surveillance, video analytics, CCTV networks, cybersecurity, systems integration, drones and more. Tavcom Training offers technical and non-technical training in a wide range of fields like security management, control room operations, system planning and project management, structured cabling, disaster recovery, counter eavesdropping, PAT testing and covert CCTV. They provide award-winning BTEC-certificated courses to installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, intruder alarm, access control, fire alarm systems and more. The Tavcom Theatre is this year sponsored by integrated access control innovators TDSi. A prime mover in the industry-wide shift to open platforms and software-driven evolution, TDSi is a widely respected provider of readers, controllers, cards, fobs and surveillance solutions. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

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Watch: The future of access control upcoming Tavcom presentations previewed by Jon Davies

IFSEC 2017 Integrated access control manufacturer TDSi will be presenting in the Tavcom Training Theatre which it also sponsors during IFSEC 2017. TDSi s programme schedule includes three presentations on wireless locking, combining physical and cybersecurity in the cloud and open platforms. Sessions are free of charge to attend for all IFSEC badge holders TDSi s managing director, John Davies, will be presenting specific presentations on all three days of the event from 12:30pm until 1:30pm.

On Tuesday 20 Davies will discuss: Enhancing security and reducing installation time and hassle with wireless locking the presentation on Wednesday 21 June will cover: The future of open platforms and on Thursday 22 June, Davies will talk about: The benefits of combining physical and cyber security in the cloud . He will also be one of a group of industry experts participating in a panel discussion on Wednesday 21 June (2pm 2:50pm), entitled: The future of access control , along with Gareth Ellams, from ASSA ABLOY, Tony Smith, from Integrated Design and Spencer Marshall, from HID Global. Check out the schedule for the Tavcom Theatre here. embedded content John Davies, MD, TDSi will be speaking in the Tavcom Theatre at these times: 20 June, 12:30-13:00, Enhancing Security and reducing installation time and hassle with wireless locking / 21 June, 12:30-13:00, The future of Open Platforms / 22 June, 12:30-13:00, The benefits of combining physical and cyber security in the cloud Says Davies: TDSi is committed to educating the security market, so it makes perfect sense that we are partnering with our good friends at Tavcom and sponsoring the theatre this year. We are also looking forward to engaging with an audience of security professionals and consumers, to discuss these key trends and to look at some of the exciting developments in the security sphere, which are shaping its future and are having a profound effect already. Click here to watch other preview videos from the Tavcom Theatre 2017. TDSi will also be demonstrating its technology on stand A1250, as well as on distribution partner Anixter s stand (D1050), while TDSi s EXgarde security software and controllers will be part of the display on the Suprema stand (D1400). IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL . Get your free badge now.

The Tavcom team at IFSEC 2016 Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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Baroness Ruth Henig recognised for contribution to security sector

Baroness Ruth Henig recognised for contribution to security sector The Security Industry Authority’s chairman is the recipient of a Building The Future Special Award for her “outstanding contribution to the security business sector”. It was back in 2003 that Interconnective introduced the Building The Future Award, which is bestowed upon the individual or organisation that has used the last 12 months and more to create a significant footprint: a footprint on the road towards a vibrant, wholly professional and mutually profitable security guarding sector. The accolade is always presented jointly by Bobby logue, the managing director of Interconnective, and Brian Sims, media solutions manager for UBM Live s Security Portfolio.

The 2012 Building The Future Special Award presentation was a closely-guarded secret at the Security Excellence Awards, and concluded the evening’s celebrations. The citation in full Here is the full citation as read on stage by Bobby Logue: “No one who has been involved in the private security industry in recent years can have failed to notice the major improvements in the way that the industry Regulator has operated. Today, well over 90% of security industry authority licences are issued within the target time of five weeks…

but nearly 25% are finalised inside a week! “The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has also built effective partnerships with the police, and carried out a series of successful prosecutions. “No Regulator is ever likely to be universally popular, but the SIA is now widely respected by and fully engaged with the private security sector. “Many people in the industry and within the SIA have been involved in this change, but there has been one consistent individual over the last six years who has set a vision and expectations for the Regulator, and who has worked tirelessly to build trust and confidence in the industry. “This person has been the SIA s chairman since january 2007. In her modest way she would attribute credit for the SIA s successes to others. However, Brian Sims and myself believe the way in which an organisation behaves reflects its leader. “Our award recipient has led on definitive change: better services, better value and better relationships from a credible Regulator covering the whole of the UK. “She has been a champion for the industry and its Regulator, and we feel her contribution over the last six years has been enormous. “That s why we would like to present our Building The Future Special Award to Baroness Ruth Henig.” Response from the Baroness Speaking about this accolade, Baroness Ruth Henig said: “I am greatly honoured to receive this prestigious award.

I would like to thank my friends and colleagues across the industry and at the SIA for all their help and encouragement over the past few years.” Baroness Henig continued: “The successes we have achieved are the results of collaboration and strong partnership working between the Regulator and the industry, and we must ensure that these efforts continue.” Baroness Ruth Henig speaks on policing issues in the House of Lords and is a member of the House of Lords European Scrutiny Committee which covers social policies and consumer protection. She has extensive experience within the police and security sector, and is currently serving as a member of the Independent Police Commission chaired by Lord Stevens. The Baroness is also president of the Association of Police Authorities and was formerly chairman of Lancashire Police Authority as well as a member of the National Criminal Justice Board.

In 2000, Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for her services to policing and, in 2002, appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire.

In June 2004, Ruth Henig was made a life peer as Baroness Henig of Lancaster.

Close Protection PSD Jobs: Close Protection Trainers


TASK International, The Inkerman Group s training company, is looking for additional experienced trainers to join its existing professional training team.

Trainers are required to deliver the Company s three-week BTEC Level Three qualification course in Close Protection at various locations in the South-East. Courses run throughout the calendar year and we are particularly keen to build a long-term, ongoing relationship with trainers to continue to develop and run these courses.

Applicants must have:
PTLLS teaching qualification, 1886 Certificate, delivery of Conflict Management
Valid SIA Close Protection Licence
A solid background and proven experience in Close Protection work, preferably current
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Previous Close Protection training experience at this level is a distinct advantage.

To apply, please send your CV either by e-mail to [email protected]1 or by post to Inkerman House, 3-4 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PF.


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Dallmeier take Panomera on tour in striking Italian-designed truck

Dallmeier take Panomera on tour in striking Italian-designed truck Dallmeier is to take its Panomera system on tour across Europe in a unique, and striking show truck designed by Italian industrial designer Luigi Colani. Setting off at Security Essen on September 25th the Panomera Promotional European Tour will showcase Dallmeier s multifocal sensor system across five countries. The truck will be hauling an 80m2 two level presentation space to present the patented Panomera technology.

Panomera allows large areas to be monitored in high resolution, and people are encouraged to visit the tour to see it in action. Dallmeier s marketing says that Panomera opens up unimagined realms of opportunity to the video security industry. Dallmeier are hoping the truck will prove as much of a draw to crowds as the multifocal sensor technology.

They said: Just like Panomera, the show truck is something very special itself: it consists of an exclusive tractor unit created by design legend Luigi Colani, and its unusual, futuristic appearance attracts admiring stares wherever it goes. The tractor unit puts out an incredible 460 hp! If you re interested in visiting the tour, you are encouraged to register at

Tour locations: 21st September: Regensburg 25th 28th September: Essen, Security show 2nd October: Hamburg 4th October: Berlin 8th October:Frankfurt 10th October: Stuttgart 12th October: Munich 16th 17th October: Salzburg 18th 19th October: Vienna 23rd October: Brno 25th October: Prague 30th October: Z rich 1st November: Berne 7th 9th November: Milan, Sicurezza show

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