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New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones unveiled by Department for Transport

The Government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse with the publication of its considered response to the drones consultation exercise. New legislation will give police officers the power to land drones, search premises and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Drones: Why Is The Security Threat Posed Not Being Taken Seriously?

The threat horizon within the context of security risk management continually evolves, writes Jon Roadnight. Threats emerge largely in response to the identification of vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities are either perceived or real, but without a vulnerability or weakness,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches online toolbox at Global MSC Security Conference

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, delivered an excellent presentation on the National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security’s 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, during which he officially launched an online toolbox – a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Commissioner to present update on National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has revealed that Tony Porter QPM LLB MSyI, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, will offer a presentation entitled ‘Delivering the National Surveillance Camera Strategy’ at the 20th Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018,...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018
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ECITB gives green light for all-new drone training focused on industrial process sector

Drone pilots working on industrial sites can ‘earn their wings’ by undertaking a programme of structured training and technical testing which has been given the green light by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The new Industrial Drone...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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MoD/Home Office joint funding supports tests of “life-saving” chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time. Tests of the cutting-edge, multi-million pound project, co-funded by...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Home Office puts forward proposals to extend police Stop and Search powers

Under new Home Office proposals published in a consultation paper, police officers will be able to Stop and Search individuals whom they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places. This suggested strengthening of police powers will enable officers to better...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Government set to consult on safe use and effective regulation of drones

The Government is to consult on new measures designed to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market that’s set to grow rapidly over...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Incoming BSIA chairman Simon Banks targets more apprenticeships in security sector

Speaking at the Trade Association’s Annual Luncheon and British Security Awards 2018 Ceremony held in central London on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) new chairman Simon Banks – co-founder and Group managing director at CSL...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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Digital Walls: Protecting Remote Critical National Infrastructure

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) fuels everyday life, writes Richard Revis. CNI assets – like oil pipelines and reservoirs, for example – need to be protected at all costs from those who intend to steal resources or cause damage. However, the security process is...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018