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PSI Premier Awards 2017 finalists are revealed

The nominations are in and counted so we’re now able to reveal the finalists in this year’s PSI Premier Awards. Over the last two months we asked PSI magazine readers to tell us which of the technologies they have installed or read about in the last year that have...
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Study highlights impact of CCTV in investigations

CCTV cameras provide evidence “useful” to the police in two-thirds of the investigations in which they are available new research suggests. The Nottingham Trent University study (reported in the European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research), involved analysing more than a...
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FIA reveals new fire and alarm qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has revealed that it will be offering four new qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector, available to book from early July. The four new qualifications are designed to reflect the four main job roles of the sector –...
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Industry “must try harder” on training talent

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research from Hochiki Europe. With recent figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) suggesting that the...
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New offices and training facilities for IDIS

To support continued growth and an expanding customer base, IDIS has opened new offices and training facilities in London.  Remaining in the recently refurbished building, The Mille in Brentford, the new facility features additional desk and recreational space, meeting rooms and...
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Jess Lutwyche is appointed MD at Wessex

Wessex Fire & Security has appointed Jess Lutwyche as its new Managing Director. The company is part of the Dorset-based Wessex Group that Jess joined more than ten years ago. Wessex Fire & Security employs almost 100 staff including 55 engineers and works mainly in a 70...
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Outdoor PIR performance changes opinions

Optex has worked with Amron Security to protect an isolated residential property in a rural location in the West Midlands. Exposed on all four sides by main roads and fields, the owner was concerned that the property, including detached garages, would be a vulnerable target for...
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Aico facilities are expanded and enhanced

Aico has expanded and enhanced its training and support services for customers.  This includes two new mobile training and demonstration units plus an extended “Centre of Excellence” at Aico’s premises in Oswestry. The new fully fitted mobile training and demonstration vehicles...
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New Board Directors appointed at BAFE

BAFE has announced the appointment of two new Directors to the Board, Carol Atkinson and John Pownall, who were approved at the recent AGM. Carol Atkinson MA was the Chief Executive at BRE Global from 1998 to 2012 and has an extensive background in certification, building...