Electronic Security

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ECHO - automating the future of alarm messaging
11:30 - 12:00
Head of ARC & Operations
Director of Technical Services

Learn about the ECHO initiative and how it will improve the efficiency of alarm call handling, whilst reducing errors to blue light services. Understand the benefits to ARCs and installers, as well as how it meets the NPCC Police policy of 2020. Find out when ECHO will be operational.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding why ECHO is being developed
  • Understand what ECHO is set to deliver to industry / blue light services
  • Understand how it will affect ARCs its benefits and costs
  • Find out when ECHO will be operational and in use
Electronic Fire and Security Apprenticeship – Essential information for your business
12:00 - 12:30
Curriculum & Quality Leader of Electronic Fire & Security
New College Lanarkshire
Managing Director and Regional BSIA Scotland Chair
Border Safeguard

David will present the framework programme that is developed across the UK, using the apprenticeship at New College Lanarkshire as an example. He will focus on the importance of employer/partner relations for colleges and how businesses can begin the journey of employing an apprentice. Alan will draw on his experience to argue the importance of apprentices attending a training centre at the forefront of skills delivery.  He will share the opportunities that exist for both the apprentice themselves and the added value to the business itself.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Insight into the colleges delivering the programme
  • Key information for colleges
  • Key information for employers including the apprenticeship programme framework, the funding and also the World Skills event


BSIA cyber security best practice guidance
13:30 - 14:00
Technical Manager

The presentation highlights the key points made within the recently published guidance document.  It provides electronic security solutions installers and maintainers with facts and issues specifically related to the electronic security industry, the impact and some ideas on solutions.

Industry specific learning outcomes include

  • Understanding and cyber security trends
  • The outlook on the potential challenges encountered in the day to day electronic security related activities and solutions
  • Some ‘food for thought’
NCP 104 Issue 3 Update review
14:00 - 14:30

A review and explanation of the changes in NCP 104 Issue 3 which were introduced to closely align it with the requirements of BS EN 62676-4 (Video surveillance systems for use in security applications), which supersedes BS EN 50132-7. NCP 104 Issue 3 is currently running in parallel with NCP 104 Issue 2 which will be withdrawn on the 30th April 2019.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gain an understanding of the changes to NCP 104 brought about through the alignment to BS EN 62676-4
  • Gain an understanding of the key differences between the BS EN 50132-7 and BS EN 62676-4
PD 6662:2017 Update review
14:30 - 15:00

A review and explanation of changes in PD 6662 brought about by the 2017 publication currently running in parallel with the 2010 version which will be withdrawn on the 31st of May 2019.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Gain an understanding of the key differences between the 2010 and 2017 versions
  • Gain an understanding of the relationship changes between the changed European standards and the legacy British standards
  • Understand the timeline for regulatory requirement to implement the 2017 version