SIA awards major digital services contract to Version 1

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has awarded a major digital services contract to Version 1.  The IT service provider will take over support for STeP, the SIA’s online licensing system, in May 2019. Version 1, which was established over 20 years ago, specialises in digital and Cloud services. It has a 1200 strong team with offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, and India. John Neil, the SIA executive

Kinesis vehicle telematics helps Lincolnshire Security guard the guards

Kinesis vehicle telematics is giving Lincolnshire Security complete visibility of its mobile operation. The recently implemented tracking system gives the Boston based company round the clock monitoring of mobile staff for resource planning, incident response, customer reporting and health and safety responsibilities. Offering a wide range of guarding and mobile security, Lincolnshire Security service offering includes alarm response and key holding, mobile patrols, static guards and special event security. Integration

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new consultation on the licence-linked qualifications required by licensed security staff

Yesterday, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation starts today and will run for four weeks until Monday 11 February 2019. Following an initial consultation last year the SIA has been working closely with expert working groups to inform the content of these draft specifications.

SIA Chief Executive appointed

Elizabeth France CBE, Security Industry Authority Chair, announced the appointment of Ian Todd as SIA Chief Executive. Ian succeeds Dave Humphries who has been interim CEO since the departure of former SIA CEO Alan Clamp at the end of October. Ian will join the SIA on 25 February 2019. Ian will be joining the SIA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where he is currently Deputy Director General.

Security Industry Authority promote safer security at Hartfield's student haunts

The Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Hertfordshire Constabulary are at the Forum, the Student Union bar of the University of Hertfordshire. They are sharing best-practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door supervisors as a reminder of how to keep their clients and themselves safe. The aims of the event are to promote the importance of safer restraint and reduce any possible violence during

Entries are now open for the flagship awards programme at ISC West

Submissions are now open for the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) New Product Showcase (NPS) Awards at ISC West 2019. NPS recognizes innovative security products, services and solutions used to protect life and property in residential, commercial and institutional settings. “Participating in the NPS – the leading awards program at the largest trade show for security products in the country – is a fantastic opportunity to highlight your company and security

Securing New Ground (SNG) Conference

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that the 2019 Securing New Ground (SNG) conference will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Grand Hyatt New York. SNG, founded in 1996, gathers 250+ senior-level industry leaders and financial partners each year and highlights major trends including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and mobile connectivity as well as business focuses such as funding and investment, strategic acquisitions and purchasing trends. “SNG is a top-tier

SBN applauds SIA plans for the future

Following a parliamentary review, the SIA has recommended a systematic and transformational approach to its regulations – a result supported by the Small Business Network (SBN), which is a security industry body made up of leading private security firms.   After long advocating for industry-wide, mandatory SIA licensing as well as an overhaul of the current Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), the SBN is delighted to see progress on both fronts. 

SIA seeks nominations for first-ever Progress Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum. The recipient of the new award will be recognised at SIA Honours Night 2018 on November 14 in New York City. Nominations for the award are being accepted until August 24. The SIA Progress Award will celebrate an individual who is advancing opportunities and success for women in the security industry. The winner

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