Fire & Security News Roundup - September


Fire & Security, Industry News


In this month's Fire & Security news roundup, the fire industry responds to the Building Safety Bill, analysis claims the internet is playing increasingly prominent role in radicalisation, new guidance document is released on Fire Alarm Management Systems and much more.





Fire industry responds to the Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill was recently put forward to parliament, after a long period of consultation. Said to be bringing the biggest improvements to building safety in a generation – and with many of the changes related to the fallout of Grenfell and its subsequent inquiries to ensure fire safety risks are better managed. Associations, industry bodies and figures in the fire industry share their response.

Read more here (IFSEC)


The internet is playing increasingly prominent role in radicalisation

The internet is playing an increasingly prominent role in radicalisation, with particular use of open social media platforms. That is according to an analysis of the online activity of convicted extremists in England and Wales. The research by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) was the first to use closed source data and has been published today in a parliamentary report by the Ministry of Justice.

Read more here (Professional Security)


New FIA Guidance document released on Fire Alarm Management Systems

The new FIA guidance note, approved by the FD&A Council, gives an introduction to what a Fire Alarm Management System (FAMS) is, and its varying capabilities, uses and benefits. This guidance also discusses the interaction with FAMS and existing codes of practice and standards with particular emphasis on GDPR, the provision of adequate Cyber security and correct management infrastructure.

Read more here (FIA UK)


External security specialists accelerate video analytics enhancements

A new study by NW Security involving 103 medium and large-sized firms across England with existing CCTV systems has found that, where an external security systems installer, integrator or security management company has been involved, certain key video analytics are more widely adopted and deployed.

Read more here (Security Matters Magazine)

Calls for greater education on fire door safety and compliance

A greater awareness and education of fire door compliance is needed in the UK, says Abloy UK and ASSA ABLOY Door Group, as Fire Door Safety Week 2021 begins. The company notes how there even more challenges since the onset of more flexible working, which has placed differing requirements on access control management, fire doors and occupant life safety in commercial buildings.

Read more here (IFSEC Global)


Quickfire Tips on how to prepare for your next interview

Anything between 45 minutes and 2 hours can decide the future of your career. It’s therefore hard to believe how so many people leave it to chance and shun the most crucial stage of the interview: the preparation.

Check out our top tips to get prepared here.



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