Tag archive for: 'British Security Industry Association'

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BSIA launches industry-first ethical Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) framework  
*Press Release* 01/02/2021 - The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) video surveillance section has launched an ethical and legal use guide for Automated Facial Recognition (AFR). The guide is the first of its kind, following recommendations on responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and encompasses useful terms and abbreviations, ethical uses, and mo...
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BSIA wins Business Member Association of the Year Award from the Association of Association Executives
*Press Release* The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has won the Business Member Association of the Year Award at the Association of Association Executives Awards 2020, which was held last night (16 December). In choosing the BSIA from a wide list of well-known and respected trade associations from across the United Kingdom, the judges chose the BSIA as overall winners by recognising that “the new leadership team have clearly ...
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Public rank security officers just ahead of Traffic Wardens
*Press Release* The current public perception of security officers seen as playing an ‘essential role’ in the United Kingdom, both prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only ‘slightly ahead of traffic wardens’, according to a recent survey. Perceptions of the security officer, carried out by YouGov on behalf of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Institute (SyI) and th...
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STM Group (UK) Ltd named “Business of the Year” at the British Security Awards 2020
On Friday 3rd July, STM Group celebrated being named ‘Business of the Year 2020’ at the annual British Security Awards. STM Group is a national provider of manpower solutions, with a focus on security and cleaning. This is the third award in 2020 for STM, following a year of significant improvement and business change, since the appointment of new CEO, Paul Jacomb. Organised by the British Security Industry Association, the Britis...
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Businesses work with the BSIA & SyCom to promote security officers as critical workers
Over the last two decades, the role of security officers has shifted. Where once it was simply a case of guarding a door or location, years of upskilling and diversification have transformed the role to be something more. Security Officers are now required to possess higher levels of training and assume more responsibility than they did in the past. The advent of the Coronavirus Pandemic made this fact even more self-evident. While the public ...
The British Security Awards 2020 winners have been announced
The British Security Awards 2020 was live-streamed for the first time ever on July 1st.  While usually a black-tie event held in London, this year's event was made public given the restrictions currently in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards celebrated the best of the security industry's achievement over the last 12 months with winners coming from a range of companies and walks of life. They were presented by prominent figures in the security industry including SIA Chief Executive, Ian Todd, Security Institute Chief Executive, R...
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BSIA & security industry aims to redefine the public’s perception of security officers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, security officers have been performing critical roles in hospitals, food distribution warehouses, and supermarkets around the country without the wide-recognition afforded those they have been working shoulder to shoulder with. They have also been protecting the closed stores, empty office buildings and factories against would-be looters ensuring that we have something to reopen when t...

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The BSIA’s British Security Awards 2020 goes digital
On May 19th 2020, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) announced that this year’s British Security Awards will be held as an online broadcast. This decision was taken due to the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Originally due to be held on July 1st in London, the BSIA’s flagship event will now be broadcast live to 12,000 participants from around the UK for the first, and perhaps only, time. The event will feature the announce...
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Skills for Security calls for training provider funding during crisis

On Thursday the 26th of March, the British Security Industry Association’s Skills for Security called on the government to guarantee funding for independent training providers to help them mitigate damage caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

This action is in response to the Department of Education’s guidance released on Monday which stipulates that their policy ...

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BSIA calls on government to clarify status of security personnel during crisis

On March 19th 2020, the British Security Industry Authority called on the government to clarify the status of security officers with the chance of a lockdown and school closures looming.

As a members organisation, the BSIA seeks to clarify whether the scope of their member’s business will be covered by the critical worker classification. This includes manned guardin...

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