The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s premier Certification Body in the security and fire safety sectors, is once again an official Event Partner of The Security Event and NSI experts are preparing to share important standards updates with professional installers and integrators throughout the three days.
Taking place on 5th-7th April 2022 at the NEC Birmingham, the event will bring together over 200 exhibitors, providing an ideal opportunity for the industry to connect and keep up to date with the very latest technologies, products, services and insights.
NSI CEO Richard Jenkins commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Security Event again in what promises to be a lively and informative three days where visitors can experience innovative technology first hand, learn from educational content, share insights and network.
“Significant changes are taking place within the UK’s security sector, from the digital All IP migration to revisions in visual alarm confirmation and the evolving cyber security environment. Whether installers are looking to take first steps into gaining Third Party Certification or wish to meet our team for expert guidance on the standards, all are invited to visit our stand. Buyers of security and fire safety services are also actively encouraged to come and learn more about the importance of choosing NSI approved companies and the reassurance provided by the ongoing audit programme they commit to.”
The NSI team will be on Stand No. 3/L20 and will also partner in the Fire & Security Installer Theatre to host a series of engaging sessions:
‘BS 8418:2021 for Detector-Activated Surveillance Systems – The Game Changer For Police Response’ Matthew Holliday, Director of Approval Schemes (5th April at 14:00)
This presentation will highlight key drivers behind the latest 2021 edition of BS 8418, the standard for monitored CCTV systems capable of summoning a Police response
‘Cyber Security – are security systems affected?’ Matthew Holliday, Director of Approval Schemes (6th April at 11:15)
Matthew will share a thought provoking session on the need for cyber security in the Fire and Security sector, considering not only the installing/maintaining organisation but also products and touch points with the customer.
‘Fire Risk Assessment & Evacuation Alert Systems – A Certification Body’s Perspective on Demonstrating Competence’ John Davidson, Approval Schemes Manager (Systems) (7th April at 12:00)
Following the publication of Dame Judith’s Hackitt’s report “Building a Safer Future” and the ongoing Grenfell Tower inquiry there has been a hugely increased focus on the competency of contractors and especially those contractors whose work could affect the fire integrity of, or life safety within a building. John will discuss how Third Party Certification can help to demonstrate competency.
NSI’s much-loved owl ‘Cash’, depicted in its coveted Gold and Silver medals produced by the Royal Mint, will be on-stand to welcome visitors and participate in selfies.