Abbey Petkar
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Hidden Dangers in the Security Contract Tendering Process

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, Government spending on the police service has gone down by 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Body-Worn Video: The Way Forward for Protecting Lone Workers?

Is body-worn video the way forward when it comes to protecting lone workers? Certainly, the police service has recognised its positive impact for some time. Here, Chris Allcard (lone worker services director at Reliance High-Tech) outlines precisely why he believes body-worn...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Surveillance Camera Day 2019: Join The Conversation…

Two years ago, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner launched the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales. It’s broad in reach with no less than 11 work strands drawing in expertise from across the surveillance camera industry from different backgrounds –...
Posted On 29 May 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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Upgraded Invictus ultra low-light HD ruggedised PTZ camera introduced by 360 Vision Technology

360 Vision Technology has announced the release of an upgraded Invictus ultra low-light, high-performance HD ruggedised PTZ camera. Bridging the divide between analogue and IP systems, the upgraded Invictus features a further reduction in power consumption that offers system...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
Derek Maltby
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CCTV in Austerity: What Price Public Space Surveillance?

Law enforcement regimes across the UK typically involve a mixture of the human presence meshed with the use of technology. This is certainly true at the local authority level, where policing and CCTV have operated in tandem for many years. However, as Derek Maltby suggests, it...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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Multiple Invictus PTZ cameras deployed by DSSL Group across Greater London towns

Following the recent successful installation of 360 Vision Technology’s Invictus ruggedised PTZ cameras by a north London Borough, the same Borough has now rolled-out over 100 Invictus cameras across seven Greater London towns. With an early success in prosecuting serious crime...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Carbon Black Threat Report: “88% of UK businesses surveyed suffer cyber breach during last 12 months”

Endpoint security specialist Carbon Black has just released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, while the average number of breaches has...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions issues White Paper on key management for void properties

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has just released its latest White Paper that concentrates specifically on key management and control for void properties in the social housing sector. According to the Department for Communities and Local Government,...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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