National Security Inspectorate (NSI) News

British Security Awards 2021: National Security Inspectorate To Sponsor Apprentice Of The Year

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is once again supporting the BSIA’s British Security Awards, taking place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 30th June 2021. The British Security Awards recognize key achievements from within the private security industry and for the third consecutive year, NSI is sponsoring the ‘Apprentice of the Year' Award. Dedicated to the next generation of engineers within the industry, this category will award an apprentice for their outs...

National Security Inspectorate Congratulates The Approved Companies And Individuals Shortlisted As Finalists For OSPAs

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is supporting this year’s UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which is part of a global awards scheme currently running in 12 countries recognizing outstanding performance in their private security sectors. This year’s UK OSPAs awards show will be taking place ‘virtually’ on the afternoon of 25 February and NSI is delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator category. NSI congratulates t...

National Security Inspectorate Collaborates With Cyber Essentials Certification Body, Risk Crew To Deliver Cyber Security Certification

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced a new partnership with Risk Crew, an IASME-accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, to deliver cyber security certification and associated benefits to NSI approved companies. The aim of the new partnership is to provide NSI approved companies with a straightforward pathway to Cyber Essentials certification, building increased reassurance for the wider communities they serve. Cyber Essentials/Plus certification Cyber Essentials/Plus...

Inner Range And Antron Security Equip Kajima Properties’ New London Office Property With Touchless Access Control Solution

Specialist property developer and investor, Kajima Properties’ new project development at 77 Coleman Street in the City of London is a luxury multi-tenant office set over seven floors. BNP Paribas acts as the managing agent, while the redevelopment was designed by architect, Buckley Gray Yeoman. The prominent London location is a minute’s walk from Moorgate Tube station and the Elizabeth Line. The redevelopment included installing elegant external facades as well as creating floors...

National Security Inspectorate Unveils eLearning Security Screening Course On The Revised Code Of Practice BS 7858:2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the launch of a new eLearning course to help NSI approved companies understand and apply the requirements of the revised Code of Practice BS 7858:2019 'Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment'. NSI eLearning screening course This introductory eLearning course is available to all who wish to enroll, but is particularly useful for screening administrators and controllers. Accredited by the National Security Institute’s...

Ecl-ips Announces The Acquisition Of Alarm Specialist Security Group To Provide Comprehensive Services To Their Clients

Security and monitoring firm Ecl-ips, has bought Bristol-based alarms specialist, Security Group, to expand its services to clients. Ecl-ips is a CCTV and access control system designer and installer based in Worcestershire which has always strived to offer clients the most advanced solutions it can. Its current preferred partners are Avigilon, part of Motorola Solutions, for CCTV and Paxton, for access control. Meanwhile, Security Group specializes in designing, installing, maintaining and rep...

National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Announces Its Accreditation As A Living Wage Employer

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces its accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer. NSI endorses the Living Wage Foundation’s principles recognizing this independent movement of businesses, organizations and people campaigning on the simple ethic that ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’, an integral part of many organizations’ corporate social responsibility. Living Wage Foundation The Foundation celebra...

National Security Inspectorate Sponsors Apprentice Of The Year Award At The British Security Awards 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognizing individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners. Organized by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Aw...

National Security Inspectorate Announces Audit And Assessment Programs Will Resume Effective From 1st June 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the resumption of all audit and assessment activity from 1st June 2020, in light of current Government “go to work if you are unable to work from home” guidance. Government guidance allows all employers to resume activity in the workplace where appropriate, including professional services that cannot be delivered remotely, such as NSI on-site audits. NSI will utilize a combination of remote audit and on-site audit capability in...

NSI Announces Suspension Of All Audit And Assessment Activity In April And May 2020 Owing To Global COVID19 Pandemic

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced suspension of all audit activity commencing 6th April until 31st May 2020 inclusive, in view of the global coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. All approved companies in the security and fire sector are working hard to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, prioritising the health and well-being of staff and taking necessary steps to support their customers and maintain business continuity. The professional industry is practising social distanci...

NSI-Sponsored Thought Leadership Summit Instigates Debate On Key Issues In The Security Sector

Key topics and challenges affecting the security systems and guarding sectors were addressed at this year’s NSI-sponsored Thought Leadership Summit, held at the Royal Lancaster London. Delegates from across the industry engaged with a lively, informative and thought provoking program, organized by the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). A cross-section of security industry end users, service providers, sector organizations and regulatory bodies attended the third annual UK OS...

National Security Inspectorate Announces The Addition Of The New BS 7858:2019 Course To Its Industry-Specific Training Portfolio

As the UK’s premier specialist Certification Body within the security and fire safety sector, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the addition of a new BS 7858:2019 screening course to its portfolio of industry-specific training. This revised Standard for the Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment involves a number of significant changes taking effect in April 2020. These include an increased emphasis on risk assessment, the removal of character refere...