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Panasonic Security Solutions announced that it had become a Founder of the relaunched International Professional Security Association (IPSA).

The association is dedicated to supporting those individuals and companies working in the fire and security sector, many of which are classified as key workers. Member job roles range from installation technicians of security systems and fire systems to vital security personnel.

Free app and membership

The Panasonic investment, as one of a number of Founders, has helped to fund a radical shake-up of the UK's longest established security association. New initiatives include free membership for all frontline security and technical workers and a new free app.

The app will provide information and training modules, and a network of approved suppliers that support the industry

The app will provide information and guidance, welfare, training modules, and a network of approved suppliers that support the industry.

IPSA also plans to use the app to capture important data and trends about unreported incidents, mental well-being, injuries, diversity, and disability - all of which, for the first time, will allow for an accurate picture of incidents affecting front-line security officers, businesses, and the wider community.

Driving security standards

"IPSA plans to represent the security industry with "one voice" and the support of Founder organizations, such as Panasonic, enable us to deliver on this vision," said Simon Pears, Chairman of IPSA.

"Each and every one of our Founders is showing their commitment and support in driving security standards and professionalism forward. Their support is invaluable as we showcase all aspects of the security solutions and career progression available."

Safeguard security society

Commenting on the investment, Panasonic Security Solutions Marketing Manager Rachael Crook, said, "Panasonic has a 60-plus-year proud history of supporting the security industry - providing reliable camera and software solutions and the valuable real-time information used by its professionals to safeguard society.”

“With the relaunch of IPSA, its commitment to the industry, and the important role it plays in society, as well as the focus on technology solutions like the app, it made perfect sense for us to support the new-look organization."

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