IFSEC Interviews


IFSEC Global podcast – Episode One: Diversifying security and developing a professional network

Listen to the first episode of the IFSEC Global podcast, where we speak to Letitia Emeana of ASIS UK and Unilever. Read More

“We’re importing new building techniques, but not the necessary fire protection systems to work with them” – Jonathan O’Neill on the challenges ahead for the fire safety sector

Jonathan O’Neill OBE provides his thoughts on the major challenges ahead for the fire industry and his concerns over new building techniques. Read More

Checkpoint for risk: CROSS-UK’s role in collaborative reporting for critical fire safety concerns

An interview with CROSS-UK to find out the organisation's role and aims of reporting critical fire safety concerns of professionals. Read More

“Installers need to start preparing now for all-IP” – BT Redcare’s Nick Whiting on ECHO, all-IP and reconnecting at IFSEC 2022

Sitting down with Nick Whiting, Head of BT Redcare, to discuss all-IP developments in the alarm signalling sector and plans ahead. Read More

“We need to actively encourage diversity in the fire sector, and I believe that starts with encouraging diversity of thought” – In conversation with Andrea White

IFSEC Global talks to Andrea White, Fire Engineer and Managing Director at A W Fire, about her background in the fire sector, and more. Read More

“Why can’t we change the face of physical security?” – ASIS’ Letitia Emeana on diversifying the security culture

We discuss the dynamism of physical security, growing a network of peers and diversifying the industry. Read More

“Communication and creative collaboration underpin every success in risk management” – In conversation with New Zealand’s Jennie Vickers

We sit down with the inaugural winner of the IFSEC Global Security Influencer of the Year, New Zealand's Jennie Vickers. Read More

“We learn from the mistakes of others; we may not live long enough to make them all by ourselves” – High rise expert Brent Brooks on the challenges in tall building safety

We speak to Brent Brooks, speaker at this year's Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference, about the biggest challenges facing the industry. Read More

“Fire safety – people were complacent about it. Grenfell was the wake up call” – RICS’ Gary Strong on developing international standards and chairing the 2022 Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

RICS' Gary Strong discusses the development of improved international fire safety standards. Read More

Protecting data centres – “A fast growing market”, says Chubb Fire & Security

IFSEC Global speaks to Chubb Fire & Security's Neil Scrivener on the need for global scale protection of data centres. Read More

“I’d like to see more women in active, senior roles – they are capable of it, they just need to be shown that it’s possible” – Triton Group’s Natalie Foxcroft

IFSEC Global talks to Natalie Foxcroft, Systems Director at Triton Group, to find out about her journey into the security industry. Read More

BSIA’s guide to ethical AFR use explained – In conversation with the BSIA’s Ben Linklater

IFSEC Global speaks to Chairman of the BSIA’s Video Surveillance Systems Section, Ben Linklater, for further detail about its ethical and legal guide for the use of AFR. Read More

“Comelit-PAC presents an all-encompassing solution to customers” – Francesca Boeris on the significance of the acquisition of PAC GDX

IFSEC Global sits down with Francesca Boeris to find out more about what the acquisition of PAC GDX by Comelit means for customers. Read More

Security and COVID: Resilience, expansion and upskilling – yet challenges remain, explains Professor Martin Gill

A recent report from the Security Research Initiative reveals multiple stark warnings on the implications of COVID-19 on the sector. Read More

“We’re making AI practical for video surveillance” – Dean Drako on Eagle Eye Networks acquisition of Uncanny Vision

IFSEC Global speaks to Eagle Eye Networks CEO, Dean Drako, to explore the reasons behind its acquisition of 'Uncanny Vision'. Read More

“It would be naive of us to say there are no challenges for women in the industry, because we’ve witnessed them first-hand” – IFSEC Global speaks to Women in Fire Safety Awards Co-Founders

Ahead of the first ever Women in Fire Safety Awards, IFSEC Global speaks to its Co-Founders Kate Blake and Chloe Vickery. Read More



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