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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
31st May 2023 Issue no. 658

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The Standard unveiled as SSAIB's new magazine

* The-Standard-Magazine-Cover.jpgThe first issue of the brand new SSAIB magazine, The Standard, will be released to registered firms this week.

The annual magazine - formerly known as SSAIB News - received a complete overhaul after SSAIB's PR and Communications Executive Glen Maxwell took over as editor of the magazine, which led to the marketing team decided that a change of name was necessary for the new publication.

Produced by the creators of Fire and Safety Matters magazine - Western Business Publishing - the debut edition of The Standard will be posted out to all of our registered firms next week, along with the April edition of FSM.

The Standard brings together a number of important talking points with the security, fire and manned guarding industries, with articles including an overview of the new GDPR legislation coming into force in May, a focus on facial recognition and if how retail businesses are implementing the technology complies with the current codes of practice and Stephen Adams of BAFE considers fire safety in the current climate - following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower last June.

BAFE's chief executive also talks through the recent changes to their SP101 scheme, while BT Group's Johnny McQuoid discusses the impact that BT's switch to all-IP product solutions by 2025 might have on the industry.

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) discuss how they help ex-Armed Forces personnel back into work and how they assist employers to fill their vacancies with members from the ex-military talent pool, meanwhile CCTVMaster Security - and 18-year-old managing director Asad Saleem - become the first registered firm featured in our new Under the Spotlight feature.

We also have a welcome return of SSAIB chief executive Alex Carmichael's A View From the Top column, in which he discusses the last 12 months within the inspectorate and the industry as a whole. Training manager Trevor Jenks is also back with a Trailblazers update - after a successful first year for the apprenticeship scheme - in addition to his look back at the 2017 Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC.

Further contributions from Security and Monitoring scheme manager David Roscoe regarding PD6662:2017, a manned services update scheme manager David Taylor and a focus on our 2018 regional meetings by Andrew Brown - as well as a plethora of the latest SSAIB news - means that there's plenty to digest in this brand-new magazine.

SSAIB sales and marketing manager Andrew Brown commented: "We're very excited to unveil The Standard to our registered firms. A lot of work has gone into this new venture and we're keen to see what people think of the new format.

"We identified that the magazine needed a bit of a revamp, so I gave Glen the task of going away and producing something new and totally different to everything we'd done before. We felt a name change was needed to help differentiate this new magazine and The Standard allows us to do that."

Copies of The Standard will also be made available at the many exhibitions and roadshows that the SSAIB will be attending throughout the rest of 2018, so feel free to pick up a copy from any of our stands at those shows as well.


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4th April 2018

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