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Government targets 16 “challenging” jails for new X-ray systems

Innovative new X-ray body scanners, developed specifically for the Prison Service, will produce instant images from inside the human body and can reveal internally concealed contraband, including drugs, mobile phones and weapons. The cutting-edge technology will be installed...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
Home Secretary Sajid Javid
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Crimestoppers reports “significant rise” in information received from members of public

Crimestoppers has just released figures that show a significant escalation in the number of pieces of information passed to police over the past two years, with a near 40% increase. The organisation, which is now in its 30th year, passed on 152,000 reports to law enforcement...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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“Industry Self-Delivery enters new phase” announces National Counter-Terrorism Security Office

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has announced a significant change in the way that Counter-Terrorism Awareness is provided to businesses. NaCTSO’s current Industry Self-Delivery package is soon to be replaced with a brand new e-Learning product...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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Security installation at Channel Islands prison on Guernsey takes fight to drone criminals

A Channel Islands prison has become the first in the world to use a new system designed to prevent drones from smuggling drugs, weapons and other contraband over perimeter walls. A group of British companies has collaborated to install a comprehensive perimeter protection package...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
Jason Wakefield
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Security Regimes for Today’s Mail Rooms

What springs to mind when you think about building security? It’s always the usual suspects of CCTV, access control, intruder alarms, gates, barriers, panic alarms and security guarding, etc. All are common and have become essential in the uncertain and dangerous world in...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017
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National Counter-Terrorism Policing launches ‘Stay Safe’ advice film on attack awareness

National Counter-Terrorism Policing is providing advice to members of the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack through the launch of a new awareness film. Terrorist attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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