BICSI and PSA SECURITY NETWORK Partner to Promote
Electronic Safety and Security Training
Tampa, Fla., October 4, 2011—BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, has partnered with PSA Security Network® (PSA), the world’s largest electronic security cooperative representing security system integrators, to promote training and credentialing for the electronic safety and security systems industry.
Electronic safety and security technology is rapidly evolving and has integrated beyond the network grid. Fast-paced change, coupled with the need for industry professionals who have the educational knowledge about the entire industry, has led to the partnership between BICSI and PSA. BICSI’s premier security credential, the Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer, is of particular importance in assisting with providing security, protection and life safety-based systems. ESS Designers are at the forefront of IP Convergence, IP Video Surveillance, Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems.
“This partnership is an essential step toward increasing the visibility and knowledge of both organizations’ education, training and credentialing in the field of electronic safety and security,” said BICSI President Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, CSI. “BICSI is eager to work closely with PSA in the coming months to accomplish that goal.”
“We are delighted to have a partnership with BICSI,” stated PSA’s President and CEO, Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS. “Our integrators are focusing more and more on network-based technology, and the educational advantages BICSI has to offer in this space are second to none. We look forward to working with BICSI to accelerate our security integrators’ capabilities and success in network-driven technology deployments.”
Some of the cooperative activities will include co-marketing the security programs of each organization, highlighting PSA’s security-related educational opportunities and BICSI’s ESS Design credential, as well as related courses and publications. In addition, the agreement allows for reciprocal coverage in the organizations’ industry publications, and booth space and speaking opportunities at both BICSI and PSA’s conferences.
About PSA Security Network
PSA Security Network (www.buyPSA.com ) is the world’s largest electronic security cooperative with members responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations. These leading security systems integrators specialize in the design, installation, integration, and maintenance of access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire, and life safety systems.
Contact: Lisa Cole Miller, LisaC@PSAsecurity.com, +1 303.450.3467
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bicsi.org.