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Eagle Security Systems Limited Galtee House 1 Heanor Road Ilkeston Derbyshire DE7 8DY

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This interview is adapted from one first published in PSI professional security installer magazine. Jack Golds Director Jack how long have you been in the Fire and Security business?

Over 40 years but I set up Eagle Security as a one-man band in 1983, so the company has really changed from one man in van to one of

the leading Security Companies in the East Midlands catering to the security and safety requirements of almost 4000 customers many of

which are highly secure installations for well known organisations and companies.

What Accreditations does Eagle Security Have? We hold NSI Gold approval for Gates and Barriers, Access Control, CCTV and Intruder Alarms and Fire, NICEIC Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer Scheme for the electrical work and we are BAFE registered for the Fire alarms, Is third party accreditation beneficial to your company? Yes most definitely. We saw the value of third party accreditation many years ago. We have held Nacoss approval since 1994 when it was then the National Approval Council for Security Systems. Although most firms will endeavour to meet the standards, we find it comforting to know that work is being audited from some one outside the company. It is nice to have the independent confirmation that comes from the inspector or auditors visit. We were one of pioneers of the NSI Gold scheme for gates and barriers. As well as highly trained security engineers we also employ fully qualified electricians and are accredited with NICEIC. We hold the ISO 14001 for environmental management systems and the OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety Management Systems. I do feel the approval bodies should fly the flag and make the public aware of the work they do. In many industries it is not possible to trade unless the company is part of a trade approval organisation which will ensure the standards are adhered to, but in a very complex industry like ours, compliance to the standards is voluntary. The public are not always aware of this and it does leave the market open for some companies who are not so reputable. What would be a typical project for you? One of the exciting things about Eagle Security is there is no such thing as a typical project. A typical day could be domestic alarm systems in two bedroom terraced houses. An alarm and CCTV system in a cathedral. A CCTV system with 25 cameras covering the road system on a large industrial estate on both sides of the M1 motorway, CCTV systems on industrial sites monitoring processes and machinery in food production areas, recycling plants and in a secure hi-tech industries. We have installed and we maintain access control systems for a number of sensitive sites for organisations with presence throughout the East Midlands. We have installed and we maintain several perimeter systems consisting of fence guard detectors, electric fencing and automatic pan and tilt cameras. Possibly the only constant is fire alarms. Although each engineer will have his own speciality, they are all cross trained and they work on multi disciplines. Even the routine maintenance is varied with the service engineer visiting anything from Domestic to Large Commercial and Industrial Sites. Do you use a distributor or buy direct? This depends on the product, we have a very close relationship with a number of manufacturers. Many of the products we use are manufactured in the UK and are not readily available through distributors. We use distributors for the day to day sundry items. Through their buying power distributors are quite often able to offer very competitive prices on popular items enabling us to meet our clients requirements in the most competive way. Do you think there is a skills shortage in the industry? I came into the industry with no official training, there was little available in the early 1980s. We have always taken advantage of manufacturers training courses. We first employed an apprentice in the Mid 1980s and I got involved with Burton on Trent college who were then pioneering an apprenticeship for security engineers. I later became involved with SITO (Security Industry Training Organisation) which later became Skills for Security. After taking the relevant teacher, trainer and assessor qualifications, I assisted many apprentices, from around the country through their training. Eagle Security became established as a satellite training centre, so we had no trouble providing training for our engineers. However, the minimum spends put in place by the awarding bodies have now made this approach unaffordable. We have a low staff turnover and we still believe in training apprentices, but there is now a very definate shortage of suitable security engineer courses available. So we have developed our own in house training courses. Are there any common requests from customers that give you problems? (ie impossible expectations? Every customer is an individual with their own requirements and expectations. We pride ourselves in our flexibility and our willingness to supply the client with a quality system to meet there needs. Over the years that we have been trading there are few problems that we have not encountered. With the technology we have available today and a little research we can usually find a suitable solution. The limiting factor is usual the financial budget. What is the industry’s biggest myth. There are many misconceptions both in and about the security industry, perhaps the biggest is that one single product will solve all the problems. A common belief is that a CCTV camera will prevent intrusion even if it is not monitored. A common belief at the moment is that a self-monitored system, an app on a mobile phone is a suitable alternative to a monitored system with a URN. What will be the impact of smart/home automation on the security sector? I do not think the impact will be that profound. It has been a great advantage to provide our clients with the ability to switch household devices from the same app as the alarm system. Many of the home automation systems available have the ability to connect detection devices, but these are ungraded and do not comply with the security industry standards so are really only suitable for simple domestic systems. Will England ever win the football World Cup again? Of course, they will. Roll on 2022
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This interview is adapted from one first published in PSI professional security installer magazine. Jack Golds Director Jack how long have you been in the Fire and Security business?

Over 40 years but I set up Eagle Security as a one-man

band in 1983, so the company has really changed from

one man in van to one of the leading Security

Companies in the East Midlands catering to the security

and safety requirements of almost 4000 customers

many of which are highly secure installations for well

known organisations and companies.

What Accreditations does Eagle Security Have? We hold NSI Gold approval for Gates and Barriers, Access Control, CCTV and Intruder Alarms and Fire, NICEIC Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer Scheme for the electrical work and we are BAFE registered for the Fire alarms, Is third party accreditation beneficial to your company? Yes most definitely. We saw the value of third party accreditation many years ago. We have held Nacoss approval since 1994 when it was then the National Approval Council for Security Systems. Although most firms will endeavour to meet the standards, we find it comforting to know that work is being audited from some one outside the company. It is nice to have the independent confirmation that comes from the inspector or auditors visit. We were one of pioneers of the NSI Gold scheme for gates and barriers. As well as highly trained security engineers we also employ fully qualified electricians and are accredited with NICEIC. We hold the ISO 14001 for environmental management systems and the OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety Management Systems. I do feel the approval bodies should fly the flag and make the public aware of the work they do. In many industries it is not possible to trade unless the company is part of a trade approval organisation which will ensure the standards are adhered to, but in a very complex industry like ours, compliance to the standards is voluntary. The public are not always aware of this and it does leave the market open for some companies who are not so reputable. What would be a typical project for you? One of the exciting things about Eagle Security is there is no such thing as a typical project. A typical day could be domestic alarm systems in two bedroom terraced houses. An alarm and CCTV system in a cathedral. A CCTV system with 25 cameras covering the road system on a large industrial estate on both sides of the M1 motorway, CCTV systems on industrial sites monitoring processes and machinery in food production areas, recycling plants and in a secure hi-tech industries. We have installed and we maintain access control systems for a number of sensitive sites for organisations with presence throughout the East Midlands. We have installed and we maintain several perimeter systems consisting of fence guard detectors, electric fencing and automatic pan and tilt cameras. Possibly the only constant is fire alarms. Although each engineer will have his own speciality, they are all cross trained and they work on multi disciplines. Even the routine maintenance is varied with the service engineer visiting anything from Domestic to Large Commercial and Industrial Sites. Do you use a distributor or buy direct? This depends on the product, we have a very close relationship with a number of manufacturers. Many of the products we use are manufactured in the UK and are not readily available through distributors. We use distributors for the day to day sundry items. Through their buying power distributors are quite often able to offer very competitive prices on popular items enabling us to meet our clients requirements in the most competive way. Do you think there is a skills shortage in the industry? I came into the industry with no official training, there was little available in the early 1980s. We have always taken advantage of manufacturers training courses. We first employed an apprentice in the Mid 1980s and I got involved with Burton on Trent college who were then pioneering an apprenticeship for security engineers. I later became involved with SITO (Security Industry Training Organisation) which later became Skills for Security. After taking the relevant teacher, trainer and assessor qualifications, I assisted many apprentices, from around the country through their training. Eagle Security became established as a satellite training centre, so we had no trouble providing training for our engineers. However, the minimum spends put in place by the awarding bodies have now made this approach unaffordable. We have a low staff turnover and we still believe in training apprentices, but there is now a very definate shortage of suitable security engineer courses available. So we have developed our own in house training courses. Are there any common requests from customers that give you problems? (ie impossible expectations? Every customer is an individual with their own requirements and expectations. We pride ourselves in our flexibility and our willingness to supply the client with a quality system to meet there needs. Over the years that we have been trading there are few problems that we have not encountered. With the technology we have available today and a little research we can usually find a suitable solution. The limiting factor is usual the financial budget. What is the industry’s biggest myth. There are many misconceptions both in and about the security industry, perhaps the biggest is that one single product will solve all the problems. A common belief is that a CCTV camera will prevent intrusion even if it is not monitored. A common belief at the moment is that a self-monitored system, an app on a mobile phone is a suitable alternative to a monitored system with a URN. What will be the impact of smart/home automation on the security sector? I do not think the impact will be that profound. It has been a great advantage to provide our clients with the ability to switch household devices from the same app as the alarm system. Many of the home automation systems available have the ability to connect detection devices, but these are ungraded and do not comply with the security industry standards so are really only suitable for simple domestic systems. Will England ever win the football World Cup again? Of course, they will. Roll on 2022
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Eagle Security Systems Limited