Amthal steps up security at Lancasterian Primary school

Lancasterian Primary School has partnered with Amthal Fire and Security to maintain its intruder alarm systems for the safety and security of staff, pupils and visitors.The school had an established high-profile intruder alarm system on site and consulted with Amthal to create a maintenance programme that could operate with no disruption to learning timetables.Sam Judge, Lancasterian Primary School’s Assistant Site Manager said: “We see a careful balance to ensure our

Shaun Kennedy appointed Country President, Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has been appointed as the new Country President and Managing Director of Securitas UK and will assume responsibility at some point in early 2019. Kennedy will take over from current Country President, Brian Riis Nielsen, who having successfully led the transformation of Securitas UK, will move on to a new senior management position in Securitas Group. Kennedy is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the

New General Director: Euralarm provides leadership in a fast changing environment

Paul van der Zanden is the new General Director of Euralarm, bringing over 30 years of experience in the global security market to the role. The new General Director is committed to making Europe a safer place where more people have access to reliable fire protection, security systems and services. “We want to ensure that the industry will continue to offer the best professional products, systems and services which are

Age and size: hindrance or opportunity?

The age and size of a building shouldn’t serve as a restriction for upgrading safety protocols and security measures. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant at Allegion UK, discusses how to maximise safety and security based on your building’s age and design. It’s easy to understand why the age and size of a building can be seen as a problem when assessing and upgrading safety protocols. The myriad of products and solutions

Tavcom Training and Banham Academy offer BTEC Level 3 training pathway

Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, has partnered with Banham Academy to provide a professional training pathway for apprentices on the new trailblazer scheme. Approved by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for the fire, security and emergency systems industry will be delivered by the partnership, including the provision of professional qualifications. The BTEC Level 3 courses, developed by Tavcom Training, are designed to deliver

Genesis PIR detectors enhanced to integrate with Concept Pro NVR and DVR models

Wireless and hard wired PIR detector manufacturer, Luminite Electronics, has upgraded its range of Genesis PIR detectors to ensure that they now integrate over IP with the new generation of Concept Pro recorders from Videcon. Up to 64 Genesis wireless PIR detectors can reportedly directly interface with all of Videcon’s next generation Concept Pro models using the Genesis IP masthead. Alarms, tampers, missing calls and low battery alerts are all

SIA applauds provision in US tax reform law for security & fire protection systems

President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97, which implements tax reform to lower the after-tax cost of security and fire protection systems for small and medium-sized businesses. The Security Industry Association (SIA) led a coalition of industry groups urging negotiators to accept a Senate-backed provision for tax reform to expand deductions under Section 179 of the IRS tax code, which

Arc Monitoring completes major control room upgrade

The revamp of one of the UK’s fastest growing independent Remote Video Response Centres (RVRCs), reflects the confidence Arc Monitoring has in the continuing growth in demand for the services provided by operators within its NSI Gold Category II control room. “The boom within the construction industry, as well as a large number of solar energy farms springing up all over the UK, are just two examples of where opportunities

New Security Systems Specialist joins Bold

Alarm and CCTV monitoring software supplier, Bold Communications, have been joined by Luke Turton as Security Systems Specialist, having worked in systems and product roles previously at Coopers and Pyronix. Luke brings his significant technical security experience working on numerous integrated monitoring projects in government, commercial, utility and military sectors. For users moving from a single manufacturers’ management software to a platform solution supporting a range of security product and

Securi-Guard Fire and Security partners with Hochiki Europe

Securi-Guard Fire and Security has announced a new professional partnership with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of life safety systems Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd has selected the South West’s largest independent fire and security specialist to be one of its approved Systems Partners in the region. The partnership means Securi-Guard can give both existing and new clients across the South West access to a wide range of life safety

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