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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
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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
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