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Tavcom Training launches Advanced Body Language Skills for CCTV course

Tavcom Training has launched an Advanced Body Language Skills for CCTV course. The training develops the essential skills needed to recognise and read incident risk behaviour and have a greater understanding of people profiling, situational awareness and cultural differences when conducting CCTV surveillance.

The course tutor is Dr Craig Donald, a respected industrial psychologist with a specialist involvement in human factors issues in technology integration and the security industry. Dr Donald explained to Risk UK: “Delegates will take away greater observation skills and a higher sensitivity to incident risk behaviour and situations. They will have the ability to read their environment more effectively and identify potential threats or risks even before they happen.”

The expert two-day classroom course will take place at Tavcom’s bespoke Training Centre in Hampshire. It employs a highly interactive style of training and makes extensive use of real life incident video. The course is ideal for security managers and supervisors, CCTV operators, crime investigators and intelligence specialists.

Core subjects

Subjects to be covered include how the dynamics of crime produce body language and incident behaviour, observation skills and implications for the analysis of CCTV video, standout indicators for the recognition of incident conditions, emotions and anxiety leakage as indicators of crime, how behavioural patterns assist in analysis and detection, countermeasures by criminals (eg hiding body language and detection avoidance), crime types, syndicates and how to identify crime relationships, the various stages of crime and criminal behavioural strategies, implications for the use of body components and characteristics for suspect identification and, last but not least, the nature of situational awareness and its role in detection.

The Advanced Body Language Skills for CCTV course costs £575+VAT per participant, with successful completion resulting in the award of a Tavcom Training certificate.

The course will take place on the following dates: 30-31 July, 16-17 October and, in 2019, on 21-22 January as well as 13-14 March.

Accredited security training

Part of the Linx International Group, Tavcom Training provides accredited security systems training courses, delivering BTEC-certificated education to installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, intruder alarm, access control, fire alarm and all other types of electronic security systems.

Tavcom offers a wide range of technical and non-technical courses within all security systems related fields including security management, Control Room operations, system planning and project management, disaster recovery, counter eavesdropping and covert CCTV.

*For more information on Tavcom Training visit www.tavcom.com

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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