NZSA Member Update

Standards Discussion Document – AS 2201.2 Intruder Alarm Systems, Part 2, Monitoring Centres

The EL-031 Working Group has prepared an update to the 2004 Standard for Monitoring Centres and the draft document is currently available for public feedback and comment.

The NZSA has been represented on the EL-031 Working Group by Doug McCormick, Gallaghers, and Matt Stevenson, HSM Group.

For further information please see the Standard_AS_2201.2_Draft and Monitoring Centre Standard AS2201-2_Doug McCormick commentary.

Feedback and comment can be lodged here: Standards.


NZ Security Awards Nominations

A reminder that the award nominations close 5pm Thursday 15 July.

The nomination process is online and simple to follow however it is important that all key information is included.

Please refer to the tip sheet for guidance on submitting winning nominations NZ Security Awards_Nomination Information.

You can submit your nominations here.


Ministry of Social Development RFP

We have received a lot of communication over the last few days enquiring about the GETS (Government Electronic Tender Service) listing requesting proposals for the Industry Partnerships F22 Security Sector Provider contract.

This relates to the Skills for Industry Work Broker service currently provided by NZSA and where we work with MSD to place those on benefits into full-time, sustainable employment with our members.

The contract has now been in place for three years and, in compliance with government procurement rules, must go through a competitive tendering process. The NZSA will be submitting a proposal seeking continuation of service provision.

The tender process timelines are reasonably short and we should be able to provide an update by mid August.


NZSA Webinar – 12.00 Monday 28 June

Employment Relations Act – Schedule 1A – extending Part 6A Protections to Security Officers

Due to changes to the Employment Relations Act, security staff will be deemed vulnerable employees from 1 July this year. This could have a significant impact on the industry. The NZSA is holding a webinar to discuss what it means to the security industry and what is required of employers to accommodate the change. An email with further details will be sent prior to the webinar.


From the NZSA team.