James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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BSIA aims for British Security Awards to be “the national event” honouring “the industry’s finest”

In welcoming members and their guests to the British Security Awards 2018 on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s CEO James Kelly kick-started his Keynote Address by mentioning the re-branding of the event – running in its new guise for the...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance camera system buyers’ toolkit launched by Surveillance Camera Commissioner

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB has launched an easy-to-follow guide for non-experts who are thinking about buying a surveillance camera system. The toolkit is a key deliverable of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales. As...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Forensic Science Regulator sign MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Gillian Tully, the Forensic Science Regulator. In doing so, Porter and Tully have set out agreed gateways through which issues will flow between them and which are of...
Posted On 31 May 2018
Silkie Carlo
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“Dangerous and inaccurate” police facial recognition technology exposed in Big Brother Watch report

Big Brother Watch is launching a campaign calling for the police service to stop using what the privacy and civil liberties champion deems to be “controversial” facial recognition technology, which has been branded by the group as “dangerous and inaccurate”. The...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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‘Strengthening Partnerships’ proves popular theme for attendees at 2018 NSI Summit

More than 200 representatives from National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved companies gathered at the NSI’s fifth annual Summit on Thursday 22 March, which was held at The Vox, the state-of-the art Conference Centre in Resorts World, right next door to the NEC i...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018
Brendan McGarrity
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Brendan McGarrity joins Evolution as head of business’ Risk and Design Division

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has appointed Brendan McGarrity as head of the company’s dedicated Risk and Design Division to provide industry-leading security design and specification services to third party integrators, installers and clients....
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Eboracum UK Ltd becomes first private security firm to gain SCC’s independent certification

Eboracum UK Ltd’s use of body-worn cameras has received independent certification of the Secretary of State’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Certified to ISO 9001:2015 by the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the York-based Security Industry Authority...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Tony Porter and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches ‘Passport to Compliance’ document

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has launched a ‘Passport to Compliance’ document (formerly known as an ‘Operational Requirement’ document). When organisations are considering the procurement and installation of a surveillance...
Posted On 19 Jul 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