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5-7 April 2022
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The Security Event Online

Whilst we wait for our live event we are pleased to announce our digital event series showcasing some of the content from our seminar agendas and other key topics to support the industry in these challenging times.

Live Webinars

Supported by our Lead Media Partner Security Matters magazine, our webinars feature expert speakers from the security industry.
All sessions are CPD certified by The Security Institute.CPD

There will be plenty of time to ask questions at the end of each session. Please also submit your questions during the registration process and we will do our best to answer these during the sessions.

Upcoming Webinars

Debating the implications of Covid-19 on the future of security in the BeNeLux: where are the opportunities and the traps?

Tuesday 29th September 2020, 09:00AM

Key Questions include:

  • What have been the key challenges faced by the BeNeLux during this crisis? How, if at all, have they different between countries?
  • What, if anything, would be done different knowing what we do now?
  • What are the key lessons for security in the BeNeLux from now?


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Thinking about the role of regulators: what is going right and what is going wrong?

Thursday 1st October 2020, 15:30PM

Key Questions include: 

  • In what ways, if any, has regulation been shown to be weak?
  • What are the main areas that regulation is and should focus on?
  • What are the main barriers to better regulation?


Register to attend

On Demand

NSI Installers of the Future Webinar 

BS 7858:2019 – Screening: An Auditor’s Perspective

30 minute session by Clare Crump – NSI Auditor


Security standards for installers/integrators – looking to the future
30 minute session by Matthew Holliday – NSI Technical Manager

Watch OnDemand

Security Guarding - The Roadmap

Coronavirus & how we can prepare for ‘Post Traumatic Growth’ - The Security Institute

COVID-19 - an Outbreak of Learning - Linx International Group

Securing organisations and the supply chain during the pandemic - IASME

Post lockdown impact on the way we securely access commercial & residential premises - TDSi, Comelit, Abloy UK

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The pandemic cyber threats and solutions

Is there really an increased risk and if so what is it and what can people do to mitigate it?  How is the wider cyber market likely to develop over the next few years?  Are nation states really a threat to individuals and why would they be?

  • Graham Ingram, CISO, Oxford University
  • Ian Thornton Trump, CISO, Cyjax
  • Steven Webb, Co Founder, Westlands Advisory

Find out more

Serious and Organised Crime and Terror

What is happening, what is coming and what should business do.

  • Roy McComb, International Consultant on Serious Organised Crime and Former Deputy Director, NCA
  • Vasco Amador, CEO, Global Intelligence Insight
  • Barrie Millett, Director of Assurance, Mitie 
  • Miranda Coppoolse CFIP, Founder, MC Global Security Consulting
Find out more


Our Lead Media Partner Security Matters (SM) magazine has launched a new fortnightly podcast which is now available to download or stream for free.SM pod

The SM Podcasts will be hosted by Editor Brian Sims who interviews industry experts and analyses the latest news stories emerging from across the security business sector.  They will be available fortnightly on a Wednesday. The podcasts are sponsored by The Security Event.

You can listen to the SM Podcasts for free on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube or Podbean.

To download the podcast on Spotify or iTunes all you need to do is enter Security Matters into the platform's search box.

Listen to the podcasts online at



How SSAIB helped lobby for security professionals to be classified as key workers and what this means for the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus interviews with ABL Components who have entered the security market with TruGuard.

View here or on YouTube here.


Hear the latest news emerging from across the security business sector. Exclusive Interview with Rick Mounfield (CEO at The Security Institute) and Lars Larsen (Interim CEO and CFO at Milestone Systems).

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Interviews with Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI (Director of Perpetuity Research and Founder of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) and Pat Jefferies (Commercial Director at Abloy UK).

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In this episode Brian interviews Justin Crump (CEO at the London-based strategic risk consultancy Sibylline) and chats with Nick Smith (Regional Sales Manager at Genetec) about the role of security-focused technologies when it comes to easing the lockdown and establishing the ‘new normal’.

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In this episode, Brian chats with Godfried Hendriks CPP, the 65th President of ASIS International and an expert in the field of retail security, and interviews Kenny Long (UK business development manager for facial recognition at Digital Barriers and a key driver of the ‘Super Recognisers’ movement which helps the police service to spot criminals in CCTV images and large crowds).

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In this episode, Brian also interviews David Rubens (Executive Director at the Institute of Strategic Risk Management) about business preparedness and resilience when it comes to crisis events and hears from Gary Mercer (UK Sales Manager at VCA Technology) in relation to current developments across the video surveillance market.

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Brian interviews Angus Darroch-Warren CSyP FSyI (director at the Linx International Group) on the subjects of CPD and security training, Richard Jackson (founder and chairman of the Gate Safe Charity) and Steven Kenny (industry liaison for systems architecture and engineering at network video solutions developer Axis Communications) who reviews security technology solutions during the COVID-19 crisis.

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In this episode, Brian interviews David Scott (Managing Director at Skills for Security) about apprenticeships in the security business sector as well as some of the core projects in focus for the organisation. In addition, Brian chats with Frederic Haegeman (Business Leader for Honeywell’s commercial security operation in Europe) who focuses on integrated security platforms and healthy buildings.

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Hear an interview with Richard Jenkins (CEO at the National Security Inspectorate) on the NSI’s role in the security sector, how COVID-19 has impacted the inspections regime and developments in standards. Brian chats with John Davies (Managing Director at access control solutions specialist TDSi) who turns his attentions towards security solutions in a post-Coronavirus environment and the delivery of systems for emerging Smart Cities.

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Hear an interview with David Ward, CEO at Ward Security, about the changing role of security officers, attracting new entrants to the sector, and the importance of the City Security Council (of which he's the Founder and Chairman). Also featuring on this episode is Alistair Enser, CEO at Reliance High-Tech, who focuses on the 'new normal' and the challenges now facing end users. 

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No. 11

Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, discusses the challenges facing the security industry and the impact of the recent case involving Ed Bridges on policing and the users of automated facial recognition technology.  Phil Wood, Head of the School of Aviation and Security at Buckinghamshire New University, turns his attention towards the recent formation of The Security Community and what benefits it will bring for practicing security professionals as well as the industry in general. 

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No. 12

Brian interviews Peter French MBE (Managing Director of SSR Personnel and Executive Profiles) about recruitment trends for the security sector, recent salary surveys conducted by the business and ASIS International and the importance of the Security Benevolent Fund, particularly so during the pandemic. Also, an interview with Martyn Ryder (Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Morphean, the specialist high-tech developer of video monitoring and surveillance platforms) who concentrates on how the cloud is positively impacting the physical security world.

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No. 13

Mike Bluestone CSyP FSyI , Director of Corps Consult, division of Corps Security, talks about COVID-19’s impact on the UK’s security guarding sector, the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and diversity and equality within the private security industry. Also, an interview with Jeremy Hockham, Managing Director of Norbain, who focuses his attentions on the current state of play in the security market, the developing role of the distributor, the launch of ‘Norbain TV’ and the company’s ‘Solutions for the New Normal’ campaign.

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Brian hears from Iain Wright CFIRM, Chief Risk Officer for Europe at Canada Life and Chair of the Institute of Risk Management, about the business world’s ongoing response to COVID-19, how companies can build resilience into their operations and the Institute’s recent announcement concerning Modern Apprenticeships for Risk and Compliance. Interview with Jamie Allam, CEO at Amthal Fire and Security, Jamie concentrates on key trends in the security business sector and how the pandemic has altered its internal dynamics.

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Brian chats with Sandi Davies , Executive Director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers, about the origins of the organisation, its key aims and objectives, an upcoming research project being conducted in conjunction with Perpetuity Research and the reasoning behind the recent launch of the IFPO’s UK branch. Also, interview with Ashley Wyton, UK Sales Director, Comelit Group. Ashley reviews how the company has fared during the pandemic, outlines the big trends in play across the security sector and heralds new innovations in store at Comelit for 2021.  

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Brian hears from Neil Williams, Legal Director at Rahman Ravelli Solicitors, about the key details companies need to know in relation to the work of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Deferred Prosecution Agreements, self-reporting of any wrongdoing and ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the SFO. In addition, Brian chats with Mark Rees, Managing Director and Sara Fisher, Sales Director) of 360 Vision Technology. Mark and Sara focus on significant changes witnessed across the security business sector of late, opportunities and challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic, recent recruitment at the Runcorn-based business and also the vision for the company’s development in the next five years. 

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No. 17

Brian chats with Letita Emeana CPP PSP CISMP, Group Security Capability Manager, Unilever, and Dawn Holmes MSc CPP, Group Head of Security, GVC Holdings, regarding their recept appointment as Chair and Vice-Chair of ASIS International's UK Chapter. Also on this episode, Andy Gent, CEO, Revector, talks about IMSI catcher technology and how CNI can be protected from attacks using mobile networks.  Finally, Bill  Hobbs, Global Vice President of Sales, 3xLOGIC and PACOM at PAC and GDX features outlining the future roadmap for security installers and system integrators and the key lessons learnt during the pandemic.

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Simon Pears CSyP MSyl, Global Security Director, Sodexo, and chair of International Professional Security Association features in this episode. Simon and Brian chat about Jane Farrell (his predecessor as IPSA chair) and her achievements, the organisation's revamped website and the new app being launched for IPSA's members. In addition, Rob Watts, CEO, Corsight, chats with Brian providing an overview of the company, outlining why former Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB has recently been brought onto the board and discusses how facial recognition technology can be used as a force for good. 

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Brian talks with Paul Barnard CSyP MSyl, Director, The Security Institute, about his attentions on the 'Secure Futures' Programme created by the Institute in partnership with EY Foundation, outlining how the initiative was realised, discussing the first part of the inaugural course and noting what they journey has been like to date. 

Also featuring is Steve Haworth, CEO, Teleware Group & Vemotion, he offers his views on current trends in the video surveillance market, lists the benefits to be derived from live-streaming security video and details Vemotion's product roadmap across the next five years. 

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Brian chats with Steven Kenny, industry liaison for architecture and engineering at Axis Communications, who discusses security protection for Smart Cities, the need for cyber security of physical security devices and the benefits of a layered approach to security provision for today's organisations. 

Georges Tannous, director of global partnerships and EMEA region marketing at Genetec, shines a spotlight on Genetec's recent State of Physical Security Survey, the overriding need for surveillance systems to be cyber secure, hybrid cloud-based systems for physical security regimes and the benefits of building security operations on a unified platform. 

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