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Editor : Santosh Pathak,  Mob: +91 9968172237
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Dear Readers,
Heartiest Greetings from SecurityLink India !

The second edition of the Fire & Security India Expo (FSIE) held during 22-24 February 2018 in Bengaluru was rather encouraging. With more than 100 participants and ample quality footfalls, the fair witnessed over 150 brands displaying and demonstrating live their technological advancements, and products and solutions catering to the wide demand of the industry. The show was well received and exhibitors hailed it on a positive note. The FSIE is an initiative of FSAI taken under the leadership of the current President Pankaj Dharkar, and is organised jointly by the Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI) and NürnbergMesse India (NM).

The rising incidents of protectors allegedly turning perpetrators are of grave apprehension today. The recent assault of a woman by a security guard in her apartment in Chennai is an addition to the number. The profession and entire business of guarding were based on trust and human factors that kept people confi dent in the presence of a guard. These occurrences that precisely amount to breach of trust will devalue them and bring undesirable bearings to the industry. The cause calls for an urgent attention by all stakeholders – the Government, the industry and the enforcement agencies. The PSAR Act 2005 provisions to hold the employer accountable for an offence committed by its employee, which is neither reasonable nor practical for the industry to uphold. However, the industry needs to take responsible steps to preserve the value of the business. This is the time of integrated security deployment, and a concerted enforcement thereof is necessary to produce a sustained result. Proper verifi cation, adequate training, value education and designed deployment of personnel at each hierarchy are a must to keep the business going in a respectable way.

On the same lines, Home Minister Rajnath Singh emphasized that detection is the most effective deterrent against crime, and forensics is a key factor in criminal investigation. He asked the police to acquaint themselves to the latest technologies. The Government is adding more forensic laboratories, and with the CCTNS to be fully operational soon their capabilities would be enhanced. The Government has also decided to establish a cybercrime reporting portal to report cybercrimes against women, and a cybercrime laboratory to stop crimes against women and children.

Till we meet next , stay safe and happy reading!