A word from our CEO
Our world is characterised by increasing uncertainty. Threats are becoming more complex; from the risk of military conflict and rising terrorism, to cyber attacks against public authorities, companies and the public, to growing organised crime. We witnessed the terrible consequences of inadequate fire safety precautions in the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London. Uncertainty has put safety on the agenda.
The pace of technical developments is also swift, creating not only extraordinary possibilities for technological safety solutions but also novel vulnerabilities. As the ultimate consumers, we are prone to rely on IT solutions which have yet to be tested or verified in an independent and neutral way.
This growing uncertainty places considerable pressure not only on suppliers in the area of fire safety and crime prevention, but also normative bodies such as public authorities and insurance companies and organisations responsible for establishing rules and standards. Requirements and various regulatory regimes must constantly be updated in keeping with world developments.
At SBSC, we find it both stimulating and challenging to work with our customers in meeting and managing growing uncertainty and the ever-increasing complexity of threats.
Through certification, SBSC provides assurances that providers of fire safety or crime prevention solutions meet the requirements imposed by given norms or standards. This demands the utmost integrity on the part of our personnel.
At the same time, we must also be both sensitive to, and respectful of, the day-to-day reality confronting our customers. Combining these considerations takes us far in collaborating with our customers in creating a world which is more secure and in which our work is ultimately about saving lives and protecting property.
Chief Executive Officer