IFSEC Training Week

Training Week

Available on demand: Skills for Security’s series of technical training webinars are an opportunity to upskill your knowledge, whilst gaining a recognised accredited certificate for participating.

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Intruder Alarm Design & Surveying

Duration: 90 minutes

Learn about everything from the importance of surveying sites and designing a compliant intruder alarm system, to ensuring customer and site requirements are properly documented, and how to identify the correct equipment to comply with system grading for both intruder alarm installations and signalling.

In this webinar you will:

  1. Develop a step-by-step process for carrying out a survey
  2. Learn how to carry out a Security Risk Assessment
  3. Identify the right equipment to meet customer and grading requirements
  4. Learn about the required documentation for a survey
  5. Get an introduction to signalling surveying and grading

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Advanced Signalling

Duration: 90 minutes

Discover the different transmission types for signalling, including IP, GPRS, GSM and PSTN, gather key information on the analogue switch-off of our telephone network and how this will affect security systems, and technical information on the standards, grading and classifications used for signalling.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. The purpose of signalling to an ARC
  2. How to identify the ATS paths used to transmit signals to an ARC
  3. The requirements, standards and codes of practice for ATE and URN
  4. The requirements to maintain and reinstate URN
  5. Why PSTN and ISDN are being phased out

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Fire Alarm Design

Duration: 90 minutes

Learn about the role of a fire risk assessor and competency in fire risk assessments, as well as the design, installation, maintenance standards and design classification for fire alarm systems, including the relevant standards for audible and visual warning devices.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  1. The purpose of a fire alarm system
  2. The system protection categories and protection levels required for a building
  3. The use case, spacing, and zoning requirements for smoke and heat detection
  4. Ways in which false alarms can be managed and reduced
  5. The documentation used to design, maintain, and install a fire alarm system

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VSS Survey and Design

Duration: 90 minutes

Learn all about risk assessments: how they help you design systems, the importance of site surveys and the purpose of grading. Get information on the key areas of system design and learn what documentation should be included within your design proposal.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  1. Why a risk assessment is used within VSS surveys and the design process
  2. What operational requirements are and why we need them
  3. What a site survey achieves
  4. What should be included within a system design proposal (SDP)
  5. The documentation required when surveying and designing a system


Training Host: Darrell Gilmour

In January 2016, I laid down my tools and moved into sales and design. It was a steep learning curve, but the opportunity to see another side of the industry was fully embraced. I was responsible for Business Development in Scotland, but also looking after a number of Key National Contracts, all of which allowed me to develop an understanding of how a business runs. It gave me perspective on the importance of a good design, and the importance of complying with Industry Standards and CoP when delivering and maintaining system.

In January of 2018, I moved on from Kings Secure Technologies to Marlowe Fire and Security. It was a decision taken to develop my skillset and to gain experience within different market sectors, moving away from high street retail and into Large Projects, Hotel & Leisure and Private Sector businesses.

Previously, my knowledge was predominately based around IP VSS and Access Control Systems, but I found myself becoming more heavily involved with Fire Suppression and Life Safety Systems Design. Marlowe provided with opportunities to see the industry is a different way where before I was protecting premises, now I was protecting lives. Near the end of my time at Marlowe, I was involved with the delivery of multiple Fire CPD’s for M&E Contractors with both Notifier and Gent between Scotland and the North. Which at the time unknowingly lead to where I am today.

Following an unexpected opportunity to enter Education, I now find myself passing on my experience and knowledge to the younger generation of aspiring Engineers. The Education sector has so far allowed me to continue to grow both as a teacher and as a learner with yet another new perspective on industry. I now have the chance to engage with employers and industry bodies in a way I could not before. I can be involved in upskilling existing engineers and inspiring new ones. My goal now is to help educate the Fire and Security Sector as a whole, to bring a higher standard and a new quality to the industry, and to learn as much as I can along the way.

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Daniel Dagba
Daniel Dagba
June 1, 2020 4:02 pm

Great news for all

Lee Harling
Lee Harling
June 1, 2020 4:24 pm

Very worthwhile training and invaluable CPD very well presented by Darrell.

Allan Moncrieff
Allan Moncrieff
June 19, 2020 5:08 pm

Happy to put my name down but we are still working so will depend on if I can be local to join in

James Moore
June 22, 2020 9:45 am

Hi Allan, the webinars will be available on-demand to watch back after the event if you’re unable to make it.

Dunamis Bassey
Dunamis Bassey
June 25, 2020 2:52 pm

The training was very well presented and the knowledge that you have impact on the participants is enough to help develop any security person into a professional. The slide are so educating and they service as a very important online resources for me. Thank you very much Darrel keep on keeping on.