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Police forces’ use of body-worn video achieves Surveillance Camera Code of Practice standards

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) – the security, fire and telecare certification body for the UK and Ireland – has announced that two police forces have pioneered the introduction of body-worn video technology in accordance with the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
Tony Porter
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s contract extended by Home Office

The Home Office has extended Tony Porter’s contract as Surveillance Camera Commissioner for a further three years. Porter, who previously held roles in business and law enforcement, including as temporary assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester Police and vice-president...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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Commissioner launches consultation on draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, has launched a consultation document on a draft national surveillance camera strategy that’s designed to help keep people safe in public places while respecting their right to privacy...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Marks & Spencer works with FOUR Group in bid to upgrade Distribution Centre surveillance regime

Retailer Marks & Spencer has upgraded to an effective and efficient CCTV system that adheres to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The company needed to upgrade the CCTV system at its major distribution centre located in Bradford. The business wanted a scheme that was...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Majority of CCTV systems “leave organisations open to cyber attack” reports new Cloudview study

Cloud-based video surveillance specialist Cloudview has just published the results of new research showing that, while the majority of CCTV systems may protect an organisation’s physical assets, they also provide an open door to cyber attackers. The research – carried out...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
Tony Porter: Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office
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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 British Security Industry Association has published a revised version of its Code of Practice relating to the Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems (BSIA Form 120)
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BSIA updates CCTV maintenance guidelines to co-ordinate with Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a revised version of its Code of Practice relating to the Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems (BSIA Form 120) to ensure that its guidance is co-ordinated with the principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015