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First major City Security Council training exercise takes place in central London

Businesses in the Eastern Cluster of the City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22 February to test their readiness for responding to major incidents. During the exercise a range of different scenarios and procedures were enacted in the Leadenhall...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Crisis Management in Tall Buildings Conference set to challenge current thinking

Thursday 21 May 2020 will see the Crisis Management in Tall Buildings Conference come to London alongside FIREX International at ExCeL. Recent high-profile events such as terrorist attacks, cyber hacks and drone scares have made the discipline of crisis management in tall...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher sentences handed down to those who attack Emergency Services workers. That’s the view of the Police Federation following the release of new prosecution data from the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Police Federation reacts to Conservative Party victory at 2019 General Election

Policing must be at the heart of the new Government’s agenda and it must now deliver on its pre-General Election promises. That’s the considered view of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Giving his reaction to the Conservatives’ comprehensive victory in...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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HelpSystems announces Clearswift acquisition to expand cyber security portfolio

HelpSystems has announced that it will acquire Clearswift, the UK-based content threat protection software company. Clearswift’s award-winning deep content inspection capability enables information to be scanned as it enters or leaves the organisation, allowing sensitive data to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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British Red Cross calls for change in law to improve response when UK emergencies strike

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be updated to give individuals and communities alike more say in how they’re treated and the support they receive during an emergency scenario. Currently, the Emergency Services, Government bodies and councils, who together...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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ECHO service officially launched at CSL Industry Forum in central London

The Electronic Call Handling Operations (ECHO) digital service was launched at the CSL Industry Forum held at the Informa Building in London. Introduced around the campaign ‘Go Digital, Get ECHO’, the ECHO project aims to deliver a centralised, fully automated electronic call...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
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Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE integrated with BlueBox’s video wall controllers

The technology partnership established between BlueBox Video and Hanwha Techwin means that images captured by Wisenet Full-HD, ultra-HD, 4K and 360 degree ‘fisheye’ cameras can now be cost-effectively displayed on and across a video wall, as well as on a desktop PC...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Police resilience and well-being trial sparks positive results for front line officers

A six-month trial examining the resilience and well-being of more than 1,000 serving police officers and staff has culminated in a free online mindfulness package being made available to the service. ​The randomised control trial split police officers and staff into three grou...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019