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Weaponised acid attacks in London

Security Institute of New Zealand (SINZ) Chairman Chris Lawton travels frequently to London, where he reports on the growing concerns over acid attacks and how authorities are responding. Commonly called ‘face-melters’, attacks on people using acid are dramatically on...

Security Company Audits

Security Company Audits The auditing of security companies has caused something of a stir amongst security professionals over the past few years. A large company this week asked me why they need to be audited, who sets the standard and why is it so expensive? I think...

They do things bigger in Texas: ASIS Dallas 2017

ASIS New Zealand Chapter member and scholarship awardee Chris Lawton reports from ASIS International’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), which convened 25-28 September in Dallas, Texas, USA. As they say in the USA, Texas is a big place and anything can...

NZ Security Training Association

NZ Security Training Association The introduction of mandatory training in October 2013 signalled a new era of professionalism across the security sector. A focus on training highlighted a gap in the industry for an independent, apolitical organisation dedicated to...

Mandatory Training – What Have We Learnt?

It is now ten months since the Ministry of Justice announced mandatory training requirements for holders of Certificates of Approval or security licences. C4 has put over 3000 people from 70 different companies through the mandatory training and with a staff of 15...

Welcome to the Security Institute Website

SINZ is dedicated to supporting the security industry by assisting in the professional development of individuals and companies. I recognise we are all here for the same thing; safety and security of our communities. These include people and organisations as diverse as our business clients through to the Police. SINZ askes the questions – how do we all do the best we can?

The SINZ website was launched on the 18th August 2017.  You will quickly see over the next month some interesting things on this site as we unfold a number of articles and professional development opportunities.

It is a start, a work in progress. Join us now and be part of a new, fresh collaborative approach to professional development and increasing knowledge and skills

Chris Lawton


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