Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
December 1, 2016

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BAFE CEO highlights fire monitoring deficiencies at CSL Insurers’ Forum

In the video below BAFE CEO Stephen Adams offers his thoughts on the state of UK fire monitoring, expressing concerns about growing fire losses and responses to incidents at HMOs, care homes and empty buildings.

In the interview, which was shown at the latest CSL Insurers’ Forum, Adams covered these areas:

  • How he would compare fire monitoring to security monitoring
  • How a drop in buildings monitored for fire activations has affected auto deployment
  • How better fire monitoring could help responses when a building is empty
  • What industry and insurers can do to improve fire installations and monitoring

CSL’s 10th Annual Insurers’ Forum – in association with Vodafone – enjoyed a record attendance of more than 60 senior insurers and fire and security consultants from leading companies at IFSEC International’s HQ in Blackfriars, central London.

Expert speakers discussed cyber security, home automation, M2M/IoT solutions and other industry trends.

Speakers included:

  • Jason Girardier of Control4 discussed smart home automation and how it can help compliance of insured clients.
  • Stephen Ridley of Hiscox (Aston Scott partnership) spoke about the need for greater awareness of cyber threats and offered ways for businesses to reduce their risks
  • Entrepreneur Simon Gordon outlined the purpose of innovative CCTV-image-sharing resource Facewatch  which he pioneered – how it reduces crime and what it means for insurers
  • Chantel Smith of Inner Range Europe presented their latest product including the standards it complies with, cyber threats and the ideology of a cloud-based alarm system
  • Ray Kay of Vodafone discussed their investment in UK infrastructure, Vodafone’s ongoing partnership with CSL and the importance of wireless technology
  • Simon Banks of CSL focused on the value of partnerships within the security industry, investing in innovation, progressive trends and bridging the skills gap

CSL is shortly publishing a booklet with more information about the Insurers’ Forum. To request your copy please click here.

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