Spaarta organises India Private Security Summit 2019

Spaarta, a pioneer in security training since last one decade organised India Private Security Summit 2019 on 9th March 2019 at CIDCO Convention Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The event was supported by the Security Association of India.

The aim of the seminar was to discuss measures to optimize manpower in the industry, and the need to enhance security while ensuring balance and social benefit. The classical responsibilities of loss prevention and crowd control/ administration have become more complex. Keeping a vigil at every point is not possible for police. Organizations and individuals have to protect their properties by engaging Private Security guards.

The industry is being unjustly taxed for this positive contribution in keeping society safe. A turnover of over 5 lac crores, a salary bill of over 1.5 lac crore and GST bonanza of over – 90000 cores. The need for a separate ministry or department sensitization of decision makers has a great scope today. Involving the industry and engaging the stake holders will go a long way in optimization. The need to ponder upon and make new laws, regulations which will enable the private industry to develop was brought out.

Lt Col C J Ranade Director of Spaarta in his opening speech recalled the journey of Spaarta and reviewed the state of the security industry. The concept of the vanishing frontiers was analyzed to understand the security industry.

Shri Gurcharan Singh, President of Security Association of India, in his speech spoke at length about the history of the Private Security Industry. He emphasized on the difficulties faced by the industry in particular on account of GST. Adv Sanjay Dwivedi gave a brief presentation on the GST. Smt Anushree Hardikar IRS, Dy Comm. of GST fielded questions after a brief session. The other speakers who guided the seminar were Shri Ramesh Jaid – Jt Comm SGST, Shri Nitin Rasam from the Provident Fund Office and Shri Nagraj Majhge Senior Police Inspector. This is the beginning of a new era in Security Sanitization. The seminar ended with a vote of thanks from Shri Anil Dwevidi CEO of Spaarta.

Security Industry Association announces 2019 Executive Committee

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced its 2019 executive committee and welcomed five new members to the SIA Board of Directors at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At The Advance – held Tuesday, April 9, at the Sands Expo Center – the SIA Board of Directors ratified the selection of five new voting members of the Board of Directors to serve two-year terms from 2019 to 2021:
Greg Hill, director, intrusion architecture, Johnson Controls
Kim Loy, chief marketing officer, ACRE
Jody Ross, vice president, sales, AMAG Technology
James Rothstein, senior vice president, global security solutions, Anixter
Brian Wiser, regional president, North America, Bosch Security Systems
Following the ratification, the SIA Executive Committee for 2019 includes:
Chairman: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors
Chairman Elect: Pierre Trapanese, CEO, Northland Control Systems
Vice Chairman: Scott Dunn, director, business development, Axis Communications
Secretary: Lynn de Séve, president, GSA Schedules. Inc.
Treasurer: Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics
Immediate Past Chairman: Denis Hébert, president, Feenics Inc.
“SIA is thrilled to welcome its newest members to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and leverage the insights of this esteemed group of industry leaders,” said Scott Schafer. “I look forward to the work we will do together to advance the global security industry and provide top-quality service to our members.”

The SIA Board of Directors is comprised of industry professionals representing a broad spectrum of interests in the security industry.