MSRS June Meeting Cancelled

After April’s EGM the committee looked to a change in meetings with less frequent longer meetings and multiple speakers.

Unfortunately we have not been able to make the necessary arrangements in time for a programme of speakers so we are reluctantly cancelling the meeting next Wednesday 13th June.

June was also to be our AGM and this has been suspended till our next meeting in October

Hope we get to see you Wednesday October 10th.

If you have an idea for future  meeting subjects and speakers please contact us.


Where, when and how - all your questions answered...


Our regular monthly meetings are held from October to June at the West Midlands Police Conference and Banqueting Centre, 'Tally Ho' which is on Pershore Road, Birmingham. B5 7RN - Tally Ho Google Map Link.

Meetings are usually on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of the month (subject to Tally Ho availability or avoiding clashes with bank holidays/school 1/2 term weeks), start at 1.30pm and end at 2.30pm - but many members meet in the bar from 1pm for a drink/snack and a chat.

PLANNED MEETINGS ARE SHOWN BELOW - Please put them in your diary/phone NOW!


How to find Tally Ho



Tally Ho Google Map Link

There is often limited car parking on site, but if the car park is full additional car parking is available on the MAC/Cannon Hill Park car park at the rear. To access this turn right out of the Tally Ho car park, right at the traffic lights then 2nd right into the MAC car park - after the (Edgbaston) cricket ground.

Follow the car park access road down past the MAC centre (on your left) until you reach the back of the Tally Ho site - lots of laurel bushes on your right. Park up and go into the Tally Ho grounds via the metal pedestrian gate.


Past Programmes - for information:


  • April - Extraordinary General Meeting
  • February  - BSIA - PD6669 - Guidance for provision of Alarm Transmission Systems
  • January - UL (United Laboratories) and Standards for Access Control and Connected Security 


  • December  - John Livermore - BT - IP transformation
  • November - Niall Rowan - Association for Specialist Fire Protection - Ensuring best practice in passive fire protection and a few thoughts on Grenfell
  • October - Gary Rogers from Pyronix Limited discussing current trends in intruder alarm systems including IA1501:2015 and the growing use of apps.
  • June - Mark Rowe the Editor of Professional Security Magazine gave a (Crystal ball gazing) talk outlining his views of various topical security issues/concerns
  • May - Gavin Jones of the Building Research Establishment (LPCB) outlined details of their important new ‘SABRE’ scheme, which aims to help clients impartially assess the security levels/regimes in place at high risk sites. 
  • April - David Chapman of International Tools talked about their innovative new [Sold Secure tested] device* for securing high value wheeled motor trade/workshop toolboxes
  • March - Paul Phillips, Technical Manager British Security Industry Assoc (BSIA) discussed the new standards regime coming into being for Alarm Transmission Systems in the UK.
  • February - Roger Kay, Head ARC Operations at Banham Group discussed ARC procedures/processes and problems re: Intruder alarm/CCTV systems
  • January - Chris Auger (Schemes Support Manager) from BAFE presented about their registration schemes, e.g. for fire alarms, extinguishers and Fire risk Assessment 


  • Dec  - Guy Fox from the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) talking about effective use, and possible pitfalls, of social media - Facebook, Twitter and Linkd-In, etc.
  • Nov  - Proposed 'speed dating' style presentation by selected [volunteering] members. Contact our Secretary if you wish to be involved, limited spaces.
  • Oct  - National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Paul Condliffe and Graeme Hazelwood talking about their alarm/CCTV accredited company inspection process; e.g. why and how it's done, what common problems and issues arise with site audits and paperwork - and what we can perhaps learn from the process.
  • Jun – AGM + Lee Wallace (TH March) talking about the (hopefully then concluded) industry agreement on Security Fogging systems - which should be essential learning for insurers and installers. 
  • May – Burton Safes - Ben Lewis (Chair of UK Eurosafe) talking about topical safe issues, e.g. Eurosafe and testing/certfication bodies, the trend to electronic locks/links to alarms, etc. 
  • Apr – CSL Dualcom - Simon Banks talking about cyber threats to the security industry
  • Mar – Selectamark - James Brown talking about forensic spray and asset marking systems
  • Feb – RFID Secure - Robin Rager talking about access control card cloning and precautions 
  • Jan – Smokecloak - Richard Beale presenting an update on the use of this technology.


  • Dec - Gray Rohloff talking about the 'Facewatch' crime prevention/reporting initiative.
  • Nov - Tabitha Morton of Yale talking about 'smart homes' - 'phone app control of locks ansd security systems
  • Oct - Davantis talking about uses of video analytics.
  • June – AGM - Presentation of John Burge Award to John Moore, retiring West Midlands Police's Alarms Manager
  • May – Rob Green, ISIS Technology Ltd – RFID tagging/tracking systems for high value assets
  • April – Dave Wilkinson, BSIA Technical Manager – Impact of new technologies/Telecomms networks on intruder alarm systems
  • March – Richard Flint BRE – Meaning and value of independent physical security product testing
  • February – BT Redcare – Product update
  • January – Meesons – Access Control


  • December - Committee Open Forum - Members will have the opportuity to present questions to a panel on Insurance, CCTV, Intruder Alalrms, Fire, Policing - we are alos looking to have a buffett lunch at the event, so please come along.
  • NovemberMichael Anderson - Fike - talking about video fire detection
  • October - Road Transit Chain Security - Mobile Telephones & Other Thief Attractive Goods   - Case Study review and Practical Lessons
  • June - Society AGM - Meal and talk by Professional Security Magazine Editor Mark Rowe
  • May -  Mike Tolley - Cogent - Piecing together the Jigsaw of Integrated Security Solutions
  • April -  Members Networking Presentations Lunch
  • March - Warrior Doors - Security rated Doors and BRE testing 
  • February - Emizon - LPS 1277 ATE products
  • January - Justin Freeman of MLA talking about ‘Cylinder lock snapping issues – progress/update’


  • December -Property Security Specialist from Aviva talking on ‘Choosing Alarm Transmission Systems – An insurers’ view’
  • November - PANIU (Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) - Barry Mudie (Met Police)
  • October - Smartwater - Maisy Owen
  • June - Society AGM
  • May - BPT - Access Control and Biometrics - Controls, Measures and Benefits
  • April - Deloitte - Cyber Security -Risks and Impact of Cyber Attacks -
  • March - RemoteZone - Temporary Alarms and Protection of Vacant Buildings -
  • February - Connexions2 - Lone Workers, Protection Devices and Police Response -