Panasonic Security Solutions has become a Founder of the relaunched International Professional Security Association (IPSA). It will assist IPSA to represent the industry with “one voice” and drive security standards and professionalism forward.
The association is dedicated to supporting those individual and companies working in the Fire and Security sector, many of which are classified as key workers. Member job roles range from installation technicians of security systems and fire systems to vital security personnel.
The Panasonic investment, as one of a number of Founders, has helped to fund a radical shake-up of the UK’s longest established security association. New initiatives include free membership for all frontline security and technical workers and a new free app. The app will provide information and guidance, welfare, training modules and a network of approved suppliers that support the industry. IPSA also plans to use the app to capture important data and trends about unreported incidents, mental well-being, injuries, diversity and disability – all of which, for the first time, will allow for an accurate picture of incidents affecting front-line security officers, businesses and the wider community.
Commenting on the investment, Panasonic Security Solutions Marketing Manager Rachael Crook, said: “Panasonic has a 60-plus-year proud history of supporting the security industry – providing reliable camera and software solutions and the valuable real-time information used by its professionals to safeguard society. With the relaunch of IPSA, its commitment to the industry and the important role it plays in society, as well as the focus on technology solutions like the app, it made perfect sense for us to support the new-look organisation.”
Simon Pears, Chairman of IPSA commented: “IPSA plans to represent the Security industry with “one voice” and the support of Founder organisations, such as Panasonic, enable us to deliver on this vision. Each and every one of our Founders is showing their commitment and support in driving security standards and professionalism forward. Their support is invaluable as we showcase all aspects of the security solutions and career progression available.”