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Drone safety partnership with retail sector launched as Government moves to limit UAV misuse

The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced a new partnership with popular retailer Jessops as part of a national campaign orchestrated to increase public awareness of the rules around flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones....
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Tavcom Training responds to “airport chaos” with Drone Detection course dates

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has responded to requests from the security industry for expert training in order that organisations can be better prepared to mitigate the threat posed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ie drones). The company will run its...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
Jon Roadnight
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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
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
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IFSEC International announces strategic partnership agreement with UK Drone Show

The Drone Zone enjoyed a hugely successful debut at IFSEC International 2016 and, as a result, UBM EMEA – organiser of IFSEC – has decided to team up with the UK Drone Show which is taking place in early December at Birmingham’s NEC.  The UK Drone Show will...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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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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Dorset and Devon and Cornwall Police achieve third party certification for surveillance cameras on drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ie drones) are often fitted with surveillance cameras. If a relevant authority such as a police force is using them, they must comply with the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Dorset Police and Devon and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
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Ever-rising use of drones underpins new feature at the 2016 Emergency Services Show

There will be a real buzz in the air at this year’s Emergency Services Show thanks to a new feature dedicated to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones). Broden Media (organiser of the event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 21-22 September)...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Nigel Arkwright
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Where is the commercial opportunity for drones?

Following on from Amazon’s recent revelations that the company is looking to use drones for delivering some of its orders, Nigel Arkwright considers scenarios where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles may be deployed to good effect in the security sector. At a recent event, one of my...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Peter Webster: CEO of Corps Security
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Spies in the Sky?

For many members of the population, drones are viewed as nothing other than harmless fun. However, with the US Federal Aviation Administration having just approved retailer Amazon’s plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries Stateside, such occurrences have kick-started...
Posted On 24 Apr 2015