Electronic Security & Fire Detection

27 January 2010,
The Hatton, London

Security Summit - Electronic & Fire Security


Do you install or maintain electronic security and fire detection systems? Are you responsible for fire safety or security?

To gain a competitive edge, it is essential to demonstrate to your clients that you are following best practice.

Staying up-to-date with guidance on British Standards can help ensure the security and safety of your organization’s premises, and those of your client.

This one day conference will provide you with the latest practical guidance on the implementation of security and fire detection standards. Learn more about implementing BS 5839-8:2008 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. and BS EN 50131-2-5:2008 Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems.

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Chair’s opening remarks

  • Evaluation of crime trends and the impact on electronic security demands and requirements
  • Review of developments in electronic security and fire detection standards
  • Understanding and meeting the standards requirements for police calling alarm systems, including
    - Requirements for limiting false alarms
    - Working with crime prevention officers

James Winter
Chairman, BSI GW/1 Electronic Security Systems

Understanding the impact of changes in legislation and examining European standards development

  • Outlining changes to legislation governing the installation and maintenance of security and fire systems
  • Evaluating the progress of DD 243:2004 Installation and configuration of intruder alarm systems designed to generate confirmed alarm conditions. Code of practice  moving towards a full British Standard  
  • Determining and driving the readiness of security equipment to comply with standards
    - How are manufacturers meeting standards?
  • Understanding how the development of European standards will dictate the progress of security equipment and installation
    - European environmental regulation and its impact on the security industry
  • Evaluating the unification of standards terminology

Brian Harrington
Group Standards Manager, Castle Care-Tech

Answering the challenges of security and detection system integration into existing security and detection systems

  • Assessing the drivers and commercial opportunities of integration:
    - Facility protection
    - Limit access to business critical or restricted areas
    - Enhanced security monitoring for remote locations
    - Delivering security for staff
    - Assisting in cases of evacuation
    - Improving the reporting process
  • Addressing the challenges of integrating CCTV, access control and alarms systems
  • Determining how to manage and maintain integrated systems 
  • Designing and developing the right system to fit clients’ current system and future needs 
  • Achieving the required level of equipment performance

IP CCTV: Exploiting the developments and ensuring the installation and operation meet standards

Outlining the impact of the changed timeline for Next Generation Network (NGN) rollout and the migration to all IP

  • Detailing the progress of NGNs
  • Evaluating the change in strategy for NGNs rollout 
  • Understanding and addressing the security installer’s concerns over NGN handover
  • Examining the commercial implications and opportunities of the NGN strategy
  • Assessing the compatibility of customer equipment for changes in the communication network

James Winter
Chairman, BSI GW/1 Electronic Security Systems

Discussion: Driving the standardization and interoperability of fire detection and security systems

  • Addressing the standardization of systems and products
  • Understanding the concept of intelligent building and interoperability of security and office systems 
  • Assessing how to achieve interoperability to optimize security systems and drive increased service offerings 
  • Developing, implementing and using of software to achieve interoperability

Assessing the implications of the recession on the installation and maintenance of security and fire detection systems

  • Identifying customer priorities when investing in and maintaining security systems 
  • Addressing installers’ challenges in a downturn, in particular:
    - Tax demands
    - Legislation
    - Transport costs
    - Growing or maintaining sales
  • Guaranteeing competitive edge and growth readiness through innovation 
  • Evaluating the expansion into foreign markets and fire installation and meeting the required standards
  • Examining the security opportunity that London 2012 presents
  • Educating customers to the benefits of using installers and equipment that meets standards

Stefan Hay
Head of the Fire and Security Association, ECA

Biometric access control: Overcoming the challenges and meeting standards and legislation

  • Alleviating the public’s apprehension to the deployment and use of biometrics
    - Understanding the opposition to biometric security
    - Identifying where biometrics are not feasible
  • Evaluating how to meet clients’ requirements for the use of biometric devices
  •  Overcoming the challenges of integrating biometric controls into an integrated security and fire system
    -  Is the technology there yet to meet security demands?
  • Examining the requirements for securing and protecting data vital for biometric security
  • Forecasting the future of biometric security

Dr Peter Waggnett
Programme Leader, IBM

Steering the industry though to certification of security and fire alarm installers

  • Identifying where there is a need for accredited certification of installers
  • Detailing the certification process, ensuring standards compliance
  • Addressing the cost issues of training installers to meet the requirements
  • Overcoming industry concerns over certification

Geoff Rendall
Accreditation and Certification Manager, SSIAB

Please check back for updates as the conference programme is confirmed.

Please note that this is a draft progrmamme and subject to change.

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Anyone who manufactures, installs, monitors, tests, maintains or uses access control, security and fire systems or CCTV, including:

  • Equipment installers
  • Integrated security system providers
  • Security managers
  • Security inspection companies
  • Security consultants
  • Fire authorities
  • Facilities managers
  • Equipment manufacturers.

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With security threats frequently in the news, there has never been a more pertinent time to review your security operations.

This half day conference will help you understand how standards can improve your security arrangements and processes despite the current economic downtown.

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