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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.

Next Webinar: Installers of the future - 11th September

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

Clare Crump – NSI Auditor

Applicable in the security systems, security services, public and private sectors, BS 7858:2019 – Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment, was published in September 2019 following a full revision of the previous 2012 edition. Twelve months on, what are organisations’ views of the new Standard, the value it brings, and what are the common findings/misconceptions when it comes to the application of the requirements?

This webinar session will give an overview of the Standard, its background and issues commonly raised by Certification Body Auditors such as where the Standard may be incorrectly applied or misunderstood, helping companies to gain a greater understanding of the common pitfalls and avoid making the same mistakes.

Security standards for installers/integrators – looking to the future

Matthew Holliday – NSI Technical Manager

Standards never stand still. To remain relevant, reflect competence of the professional industry and deliver confidence to buyers, they evolve over time.

Confirmed Intruder and CCTV alarms for Police response, BS 8243 and BS 8418 are both under review, aiming for publication in 2020, creating a more straightforward route to a Police URN through simplification. These alarm confirmation standards will be complimented by a new alarm handling standard for ARCs and RVRCs.

NSI will also shortly be releasing an update to its NCP 109 Code of Practice for access control systems to embrace today’s technology and focus on user requirements and security needs. This session is particularly relevant to Compliance Officers within CCTV and Intruder Alarm System and Access Control installation companies.

Read Clare's Profile

Read Clare's Profile

Clare Crump, Auditor

Clare Crump is an auditor for the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) with over 10 years’ experience in the security industry, specialising in the guarding sector.  Clare joined NSI in 2011 and her auditing responsibilities include assessing companies’ competence in guarding, CCTV monitoring, keyholding, alarm response and lone worker services.

Clare uses international and British standards, the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme, ISO 45001 and 14001 Health and Safety and Environmental Management schemes and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Scheme, as assessment criteria.  Her experience with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Scheme dates back to the pilot stage when organisations participated in the development of the scheme. 

Clare has a good understanding of BS 7858:2019, the Standard for Security Screening, having sat on the BSI committee responsible for developing the current edition.  With a broad portfolio, Clare conducts desk top and full certification audits for private and public sector organisations across the UK.

Read Matthew's Profile

Read Matthew's Profile

Matthew Holliday, Technical Manager, National Security Inspectorate

Matthew has over 30 years’ experience in the electronic security industry including 12 years representing the electronic security installation sector as a subject expert at BSI and CENELEC. At the start of 2019 Matthew joined the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the wholly independent UKAS accredited certification body operating in the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding sectors.

As Technical Manager in the Standards Department, Matthew is responsible for representing the NSI on BSI and CENELEC technical electronic security industry committees, project managing changes to and the development of new NSI Codes of Practices and management of both internal and external technical queries.

As NSI’s Technical Manager, Matthew has responsibility for managing the pipeline of changes to standards and Codes of Practice, reviewing technical standards and developing relevant documentation including technical bulletins & change notifications for NSI approved companies.

On Demand

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

Find out more

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.


In episode two Brian analyses the latest news emerging from across the security business sector. Brian also interviews Rick Mounfield (CEO at The Security Institute) and Lars Larsen (Interim CEO and CFO at Milestone Systems).

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In this episode, Brian interviews 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).

View here or on YouTube here.


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’.

View here or on YouTube here.


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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In this episode, 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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 In Episode 9 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews 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. In addition, 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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This episode sees Brian interview 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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Brian chats with Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, about 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. 

View here or on Youtube here.


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