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Government commitment crucial in the continued fight against CVIT crime

02/10/2014 12:30:00

Despite attack levels reaching an all-time low in 2013, falling victim to attack and robbery remains a very real threat for the security industry’s cash-in-transit couriers. With interim reports for 2014 suggesting that crime figures are in danger of rising, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) plans to continue its work to reduce the risk faced by couriers as they fulfil this essential service.

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Award nomination deadline approaches for BSIA members

25/09/2014 00:00:00

Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are being encouraged to submit their nominations for 2015’s Security Personnel Awards, with the submission deadline fast approaching. The BSIA’s prestigious annual awards are presented both regionally and nationally, and reward security personnel for their achievements across five key categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Newcomer, Best Use of Technology and Best Team.

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Date announced for 2015’s Manchester Security Exhibition and Conference

09/12/2014 00:00:00

A popular exhibition and conference is set to return to Manchester next year, as the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that its free-to-attend Manchester Security event will return to the city’s Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 26th March 2015.

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BSIA members commit to health and safety best practice

03/12/2014 00:00:00

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a new Health and Safety Forum, dedicated to providing networking and information sharing opportunities for health and safety professionals working in the private security industry. Launched at Chelsea Football Club on 19th November, the forum aims to facilitate the sharing of information and best practice.

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Success for BSIA members at Security Excellence Awards

01/12/2014 00:00:00

23 member companies belonging to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have been recognised for their excellence in providing top-class security products and services at this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

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BSIA information destruction charity event set for success

26/11/2014 12:50:00

With just over a week to go until this year’s Information Destruction networking charity event, industry stakeholders are being encouraged to book their place for what is set to be a highly informative and entertaining occasion. Taking place on Thursday 4th December at the Hilton Garden Inn, Birmingham, this annual event aims to provide a dedicated forum for information destruction professionals to share best practice and learn about recent developments in legislation, standards and technology.

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Exhibitors announced for South East Business Crime Conference

19/11/2014 00:00:00

With just over a week to go until the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) hosts its annual South East Business Crime Conference, the Association has announced details of the exhibitors set to demonstrate the very latest in security solutions first-hand to delegates at the show. The half day conference, taking place in the heart of Westminster on Thursday 27th November will address topics as wide-ranging as the Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014, cyber-crime, community safety, the Met Police’s business crime strategy and business crime reporting systems.

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BSIA Puts Export at the Forefront of its 2015 ‘Manifesto’

13/11/2014 13:03:00

The BSIA, the trade association for the private security industry in the UK, is pushing ahead with its promise to promote private security exports into the new year. Our members provide over 70% of UK security products and services and adhere to strict quality standards.

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Security an ideal ‘second career’ for ex-forces personnel

11/11/2014 13:06:00

As the UK observes Remembrance Day in memory of those who have been affected by war and conflict, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is highlighting the career challenges often faced by those leaving the armed forces, and the opportunities presented by the UK’s private security industry.

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Police Scotland launches series of events for National Counter Terror Awareness Week

30/10/2014 13:09:00

Businesses in Scotland are being invited to get involved in the UK wide Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, which will run from 24 November 2014. It will feature a range of opportunities and products designed to help businesses build resilience and protect their assets, staff and public.

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South East Business Crime Conference: Empowering Businesses to Reduce Crime

29/10/2014 13:12:00

Empowering businesses to reduce their risk from crime is the aim of a popular annual event set to return to the South East this November. Free to attend, the South East Business Crime Conference is taking place at Westminster’s Church House Conference Centre in central London on Thursday 27th November, giving businesses from across the region the opportunity to learn more about reducing their security risk while meeting security suppliers and experiencing live demonstrations of the latest security technology.

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Don’t let burglars gain the upper hand this winter

22/10/2014 14:10:00

Sunday October 26th will see the official end of our British Summer Time (BST) and will mark the start of prolonged hours of darkness. As such, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is stressing to homeowners and businesses the importance of effective security measures throughout these darker nights.

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BSIA announces Health and Safety forum

16/10/2014 14:19:00

The British Security Industry Association has announced the launch of a new Health and Safety Forum, dedicated to sharing industry best practice and promoting the importance of health and safety for industry practitioners, their employees and their customers.

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BSIA calls for increased engagement in CCTV standards development

14/10/2014 14:24:00

Rapid development in the field of CCTV standards and regulation has prompted the British Security Industry Association to call for increased engagement by industry practitioners in standards committees and working groups.

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BSIA hosts 25th anniversary of CoESS General Assembly

10/10/2014 14:27:00

More than a hundred security experts from across Europe have gathered in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CoESS General Assembly, hosted by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

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New guidance published for lone workers

06/10/2014 14:32:00

A new guide has been published to help users of lone worker devices or smartphone apps understand when to summon help using their device. Published by the British Security Industry Association to coincide with National Personal Safety Day, the two-page guide outlines a number of threat situations and recommends appropriate action.

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Government commitment crucial in the continued fight against CVIT crime

02/10/2014 14:34:00

Despite attack levels reaching an all-time low in 2013, falling victim to attack and robbery remains a very real threat for the security industry’s cash-in-transit couriers. With interim reports for 2014 suggesting that crime figures are in danger of rising, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) plans to continue its work to reduce the risk faced by couriers as they fulfil this essential service.

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SIA Chief Executive Bill Butler to retire in 2015

25/09/2014 14:36:00

The Chair of the Security Industry Authority, Elizabeth France CBE, has announced that Bill Butler, SIA Chief Executive, has decided to retire next year. The process to appoint his replacement is being handled by Gatenby Sanderson and, allowing for the requirements for ministerial and security clearance, it is expected that the new Chief Executive will be in place by summer 2015.

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Award nomination deadline approaches for BSIA members

25/09/2014 14:37:00

Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are being encouraged to submit their nominations for 2015’s Security Personnel Awards, with the submission deadline fast approaching. The BSIA’s prestigious annual awards are presented both regionally and nationally, and reward security personnel for their achievements across five key categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Newcomer, Best Use of Technology and Best Team.

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BSIA attends political party conferences

23/09/2014 14:39:00

With Conference season upon us, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), has been busy championing the views of the private security industry; planning and attending meetings with MPs, Ministers, Peers, PCCs and think tanks at the Labour party conference (which is already underway) and the Conservative party conference next week.

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UK Security Solutions on Display at Security Essen

02/09/2014 14:42:00

UK security suppliers are trusted by customers across Europe, with their experience and track record in supplying the European market helping to cement long-term relationships with clients. British Security Industry Association members are looking ahead to attending the popular Security Essen exhibition in September, and have previewed details of the products and services that will be on display at this year’s show.

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BSIA Launches New Guide to Securing Heritage Properties

28/09/2014 15:45:00

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has recently published a new Guide to Security of Heritage Properties (Form 188) designed to provide owners, managers and guardians of all kinds of heritage and property with an overview of the common considerations of risk assessments and security measures to be taken account on heritage sites.

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British Innovation Drives Demand for UK Security in Asia

26/08/2014 15:48:00

Technological innovation within the UK’s security sector is driving demand for British-made technology among Asian buyers, according to members of the British Security Industry Association’s Export Council, many of whom are currently preparing to exhibit at IFSEC Southeast Asia in September.

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BSIA Export Council Welcomes Ian Moore as Chairman

20/08/2014 15:54:00

Following the British Security Industry Association’s AGM, Elmdene Ltd’s Managing Director, Ian Moore, has been appointed Chairman of the Association’s dedicated Export Council. With an export career spanning 20 years, Ian has made a positive contribution to the international growth of a number of businesses cross-nationally; working in the UK, Taiwan, Dubai and Libya. As Managing Director at Elmdene, a large-scale manufacturer of electronic products, Ian has in-depth experience exporting worldwide.

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Law, tax and safety advice on offer at free BSIA seminar

14/08/2014 15:58:00

Two Associate members of the British Security Industry Association have joined forces to offer exclusive advice on employment law, health and safety and taxation at a brand new event set to take place at Windsor Racecourse on 9th September.

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Networking event for Information Destruction firms

12/08/2014 16:01:00

As the trade body representing the UK’s Information Destruction sector, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is holding a seminar and charity networking event, which aims to bring together key players from across the industry as well as suppliers and stakeholders.

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Pauline Norstrom outlines her aims for the security sector in inaugural speech as Chairman of the BSIA

05/08/2014 16:05:00

Newly-elected Chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Pauline Norstrom, has marked her appointment with a focus on raising stakeholders’ awareness of the value of quality and innovation over price.

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Security partnerships deliver savings to Police

24/07/2014 16:37:00

Continued partnership working between Police and private security firms has helped forces across the country reduce costs in the face of public sector budget cuts. In a report published earlier this week by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), police forces’ response to budget cuts were praised, while concerns have been raised around the impact on neighbourhood policing.

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Apprentice Installer Awards salute the next generation of industry leaders

18/07/2014 16:41:00

Four outstanding young apprentices from the UK’s private security industry were presented with national awards on Wednesday in recognition of their academic and practical success in the field of electronic security installations.

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BSIA Chairman’s Awards celebrate outstanding contributions

18/07/2014 00:00:00

Newly-elected Chairman of the British Security Industry Association, Pauline Norstrom, has personally recognised the significant contributions made by five individuals and organisations to the ongoing success of the UK’s private security industry.

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BSIA’s South East Business Crime Conference 2014 Proves a Success

11/12/2014 00:00:00

Empowering businesses to reduce their risk from crime was the aim of the popular annual event that returned to the South East in 2014.

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New database helps jewellers identify stolen watches

16/12/2014 00:00:00

A new initiative to help jewellers, pawnbrokers and police to identify and trace stolen watches is being launched in January by intelligence sharing organisation, SaferGems.

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BSIA Information Destruction event raises £3000 in aid of children’s charity

19/12/2014 00:00:00

The Information Destruction Section of the BSIA held a networking event in Birmingham with a charity auction raising an impressive £3000 in aid of children’s charity, Together for Short Lives.

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Have your say on apprenticeship reforms

06/01/2015 00:00:00

The Government have announced big reforms to the way apprenticeships are to be designed and implemented in England.

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BSIA appoints David Wilkinson as Director of Technical Services

13/01/2015 00:00:00

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wilkinson to the position of Director of Technical Services.

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BSIA members bring the Best of British Security Solutions to Intersec 2015

19/01/2015 00:00:00

Members of the British Security Industry Association's Export Council (Stand: S1-D50) are demonstrating the best of British security innovations and services - from video management software to highly efficient power supplies, dual technology detectors and access control panels - at the Intersec 2015 show in Dubai (January 18 - 20), with members keen to expand their presence in the region.

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BSIA Survey Results Spotlight Strong Middle East Demand for UK Security Solutions

23/01/2015 00:00:00

New research carried out on behalf of the British Security Industry Association's Export Council to coincide with the recent Intersec 2015 exhibition in Dubai serves to underline the strong demand being seen in the Middle East marketplace for the latest security systems and solutions from UK businesses.

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Installation and maintenance crucial to CCTV effectiveness, says BSIA

29/01/2015 14:24:00

The British Security Industry Association has responded to comments made by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner about the effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales.

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Paul Phillips promoted to BSIA Technical Manager

16/02/2015 00:00:00

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Paul Phillips to the position of Technical Manager, following six successful years as the Association’s Technical Officer.

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Exhibition space available as speakers announced for Manchester Security 2015

24/02/2015 12:54:00

An impressive line-up of speakers has been announced for next month’s Manchester Security 2015 exhibition and conference, taking place at the city’s Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 26th March 2015.

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BSIA members report business benefits of record-breaking Intersec 2015

26/02/2015 16:15:00

The Intersec exhibition held in Dubai last month is fast becoming a must-attend event for British security providers.

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‘People to be proud of’: BSIA announces regional award winners

18/03/2015 00:00:00

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2015.

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Free security advice for Manchester businesses

20/03/2015 00:00:00

Manchester’s annual security event is set to return to The Bridgewater Hall next week, with delegate places still available to book, free of charge.

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BSIA Training Providers speak out in defence of reputable suppliers

23/03/2015 00:00:00

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s Training Providers Section have spoken out in response to a BBC undercover investigation which revealed incidents of malpractice at a Midlands-based security training firm.

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Greater Manchester businesses come together for annual BSIA security conference

01/04/2015 00:00:00

Police and security industry experts were on hand to provide valuable security advice to North-West based businesses last week at the annual Manchester Security conference and exhibition.

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Apprentice Installer Awards 2015- Nominations now open

07/04/2015 11:01:00

Nominations are now open for the British Security Industry Association's annual Apprentice Installer Awards, which recognise the best emerging talent from the electronic security industry.

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BSIA responds to Labour plans to 'protect police numbers'

13/04/2015 11:19:20

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry – has called for increased partnership work between the police and the private security industry in response to Labour’s pledge to guarantee neighbourhood policing in every area.

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BSIA launches two new sections of membership

15/04/2015 14:24:11

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the creation of two new sections of membership, which aim to better align BSIA activity with recent developments within the wider security marketplace.

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