Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Home Secretary unveils new transparency measures for Taser use by police service

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that, from next month, UK police forces will be required to collect and publish detailed data on all their uses of force – including Taser usage. Adopting the recommendations of the David Shaw Review into police use of force, Rudd...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

Integration agreed between MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Home Office’s CAST

An integration has been agreed between the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). This decision has been taken following a detailed review examining the best ways in...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
Tony Porter: Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office

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
The BSIA has issued new guidance on CCTV system grading for end users and security installers

BSIA guidance document explains new CCTV grading system for end users

New guidance has been published by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to help users understand the system of security grading introduced by the BS EN 62676 series of international standards – the first standards for CCTV video surveillance that will be used to...
Posted On 18 Aug 2015
Developments in Body Worn Video will be a focus for the new Security Innovation and Demonstration Centre

Government and industry partnership launches Security and Innovation Demonstration Centre

Karen Bradley – the Minister for Organised Crime – has officially launched the Security and Innovation Demonstration Centre (SIDC) which is designed to bring together Government, industry and academia in exploring security and policing challenges and enabling the...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014