Fire & Security News Roundup - November

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In the news for November's Fire & Security Industry News Roundup; The Fire Industry Association publishes its 2021 Annual Report, Comelit-Pac acquisition offers an all-encompassing solution to customers, new CEO appointed for Security Industry Authority, and much more below. 



The FIA publishes 2021 Annual Report

The FIA's 2021 Annual Report is now available to download. The report is packed full of useful information about membership, training, key initiatives, and campaigns, training news, and information about the work of the FIA.

Read more here  (FIA) 


Comelit-PAC acquisition presents an all-encompassing solution to customers

Big congratulations to Comelit Group UK on their recent expansion and acquisition with PAC GDX. Following the significant acquisition, IFSEC Global editor James Moore caught up with Managing Director Francesca Boeris, to find out more about what this means for the company, group, and industry as a whole.

Read more here  (IFSEC Global)


How is the global microchip shortage impacting the fire and security industry?

The global computer microchip shortage first hit the headlines with reports of lengthening waiting times for new car deliveries. As large parts of the world emerged from pandemic-induced lockdowns and customers were able to get back into showrooms, buyers were finding that waiting times had increased, sometimes by up to 12 months. Ron Alalouff reports on the impact the issue is having on the fire and security industry.

Read more here  (IFSEC Global)


Staff risks survey reveals businesses are facing escalating threats

Businesses are facing escalating threats due to a lack of risk awareness amongst employees. That is according to a new pan-EMEA study from a data and documents storage company. About one in three employees (32 per cent) claim to have made a “critical” error at work, and 14pc have taken a risk which cost their organisation money. Despite three quarters of employees believing risk management is vital to protecting sensitive information, near half (49pc) still consider it worth taking risks at work, men more so than women (54pc versus 44pc) according to the survey for Iron Mountain Incorporated.

Read more here  (professional security)


Michelle Russell appointed CEO at Security Industry Authority

Michelle Russell has been named as the new Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Russell has been serving as acting CEO of the SIA since October 2020 having joined the organisation as director of partnerships and interventions in January of the same year, subsequently leading the criminal enforcement and regulatory inspection functions. Russell harbours over 25 years’ experience of working in regulation and regulatory environments in both the public and private sectors, notably at the Charity Commission.

Read more here (Security Matters)



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