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Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals have now been adopted by Bedfordshire Police at London Luton Airport. Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit has formally adopted Project Servator – a...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts prompts interest in unmanned petrol stations

A recent spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations. That’s according to METRO Security which provides technology that integrates CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) for both kiosk-driven a...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Modernising and Digitising CCTV: Challenges for the Police Service

Currently, the UK’s public sector is faced with an economic climate that demands today’s services ‘do more with less’. One of those services is surveillance. Given the recent spate of criminality – and a surge in knife crime in particular since the start of this year –...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Project Servator counter-terrorism policing tactic goes live across whole of London

Project Servator – a policing tactic used to deter, detect and disrupt terrorism and a range of other criminality – is now operating across the entirety of London. The tactic is already active in various parts of the capital, including in the Square Mile since 2014, with the...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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How Physical Security Systems Can Protect the ‘Everyday’

The success of any organisation or environment depends on its ability to support the healthy flow of people, products, information and ideas, writes Simon Cook. This is apparent in our daily lives when a minor disruption makes our everyday activities more difficult (or even...
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
Tony Porter QPM LLB: Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales

Following on from a detailed consultation process that began last October, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office – has launched a National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales with the specific aim of helpin...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Commissioner launches consultation on draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, has launched a consultation document on a draft national surveillance camera strategy that’s designed to help keep people safe in public places while respecting their right to privacy...
Posted On 25 Oct 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
Rugby First is showing how joint working on CCTV operation and management can actively protect local communities
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Rugby First shows how joint working on CCTV actively protects communities

In Rugby, organisations have been working together to provide a collaborative approach towards CCTV surveillance that protects the community while at the same time maintaining citizens’ right to privacy. Rugby First was created back in 2005. The Control Room i...
Posted On 18 Oct 2015
The BSIA has welcomed revisions to BS 7958 on CCTV
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BSIA welcomes revision of British Standard BS 7958 on CCTV operation and management

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Management and Operation Code of Practice, which has been updated to take into account the latest legislation. BS 7958:2015 provides...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015