Tag archive for: 'British Security Industry Association'

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Exclusive membership offer launched to NSI gold and silver companies
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have launched a special offer exclusively to National Security Inspectorate (NSI) gold and silver installer companies inviting them to take advantage of the Association’s membership and the long-term commercial value of belonging to the recognised ‘voice of the professional security industry’. Companies working in the installation and service of fire and security alarms market are invited to see for themselves the five key reasons they should join the BSIA, with the extra added bonus of ...
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Security Officer Apprenticeship receives approval in Scotland
Skills for Security will be launching a Security Officers Services Apprenticeship imminently in Scotland with the training delivered by the Security Industry Training Organisation (SITO). This landmark apprenticeship provides security officers with the most up-to-date training to develop the skills and expertise needed for a modern, professional security officer. The apprenticeship itself will cover First Aid, Health &...
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British Security Awards 2021 Winners announced!
The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) flagship event, the British Security Awards, has recognised security officers and companies working to keep people, property and places safe during the last 18 months. Held online for a second year due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the show also featured the Chairman’s Award, dedicated to Skills for Security Chairman and long-time BSIA associate Tony Allen, who sadly died at the begi...
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BSIA announces British Security Awards Finalists
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for its British Security Awards 2021, which will again take place as an online showcase event. The event will be held on the original scheduled date of Wednesday 30 June and will now be held digitally due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions surrounding large scale events. This year the awards scheme received a record number of entries, fr...
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Connelly Security Systems enters in to partnership with Skills for Security
Connelly Security Systems (CSS), members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), have partnered with Skills for Security to access its newly developed online technical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to upskill their engineers. Over the next year, CSS intend to use Skills for Security’s online courses to upskill their workforce, starting with an initial ten engineers. The courses are aimed at installers, projec...
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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 ...
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