Reliance High-Tech, an independent security technology integrator, is celebrating 30 years of membership of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). During this time Reliance High-Tech has been able to help shape the direction of the security industry by sharing its knowledge with other members and playing an active role in a number of special interest groups.
Since it was formed in 1967, the BSIA has firmly established itself as the voice of the professional security industry, while educating the marketplace on the value of high quality and professional security. Its members are responsible for more than 70 per cent of privately provided UK security products and services including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment, and the provision of security officer services and consultancy.
‘We are delighted to be able to celebrate this significant milestone in our relationship with the security industry’s foremost trade body,’ commented Alistair Enser, chief executive officer at Reliance High-Tech. ‘Our work over three decades was recently acknowledged when the BSIA presented us with an award to mark this achievement and we remain committed to working together to ensure that the security industry continues to thrive.’
Reliance High-Tech has always seen the value in those operating within the industry working together to support and encourage excellence and develop best practice. It considers its BSIA membership to be a symbol of the quality and professionalism it offers to its customers.
One area where Reliance High-Tech is particularly active is within the BSIA’s lone worker section. Significant focus over recent years has been around the the development of BS 8484 lone worker code of practice, which details the requirements for suppliers of lone worker safety solutions to attain Police Lone Worker Unique Reference Numbers in order to fast-track Level 1 Police responses where required. The ability to help shape the technical requirements in British, European and International standards is hugely important to Reliance High-Tech.
Chris Allcard, Reliance High-Tech’s lone worker services director, concluded, ‘We are immensely proud of our reputation as a leader in our industry, which is the result of the vast knowledge, skills and experience we have across our expert team. We are committed to improving lone worker safety, which is increasingly important given that more than six million people in the UK work either in isolation or without direct supervision, often in places or circumstances that put them at potential risk. I’m looking forward to building on this success and collaborating with colleagues at the BSIA to further educate people in this area, as well as improving the development and operation of such solutions.’
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