Jamie Wilson
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Crowdsourcing and Criminal Investigations: Evidence Management in ‘The Digital World’

Crowdsourcing has been with us for a few years now. Put simply, it means engaging with the masses in order to gain whatever it is we need. The idea was born out of the digital age and, as Jamie Wilson asserts, some police forces around the world have been quick to embrace it as a...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
Tony Porter: Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office
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UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner presents second Annual Report to Parliament

In his second Annual Report, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office – reflects on his first full year in office and identifies several future challenges around CCTV. In the 44-page report covering 2014-2015, Porter...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
Zaun's security solution for Suffolk Police
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Suffolk Police clad Ipswich goods store to hide contents from prying eyes

Suffolk Police has specified sheet cladding over steel mesh fencing to cover an illicit goods store in Ipswich. Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has installed its HiSec Super8 fencing at Landmark House in Ipswich to hide the recovered goods from prying eyes and secure it against...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015
The City of London skyline
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London Mayor expands Met’s use of number plate cameras to boost crime-fighting capabilities

London Mayor Boris Johnson has more than doubled the number of high-tech Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras used by the Metropolitan Police Service to help identify criminals and bring them to justice. Around 2,300 ANPR cameras are now deployed for policing...
Posted On 31 May 2015
Securitas has begun a ten-year security solutions partnership with the University of Hertfordshire
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Securitas awarded ten-year security solutions partnership with University of Hertfordshire

Securitas has begun a “groundbreaking” ten-year partnership centred on providing security and reception services for the University of Hertfordshire. The partnership contract – which is worth a substantial £31 million across the decade-long period –...
Posted On 18 May 2015
Clacksfirst, a Business Improvement District (BID) managing ten business parks and industrial estates across Scotland, has reported a 50% reduction in crime after the installation of an innovative IP-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition solution
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Axis Communications helps Clacksfirst Scottish business collective cut crime by 50%

Clacksfirst – a Business Improvement District (BID) managing ten business parks and industrial estates across Scotland – has reported a 50% reduction in crime after the installation of an innovative IP-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) surveillance...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
Is the UK's CCTV 'boom' coming to an end?
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CCTV: The end of an era or the dawn of a New Age?

On Thursday 15 January, the online BBC News magazine published an article penned by reporter Rachel Argyle entitled The end of the CCTV era? The piece states that some local authorities are questioning whether further investment in video surveillance can be justified. That being...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015