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Industry comes together to highlight benefits of compliant security systems to consumers

The UK’s Police Crime Prevention Initiatives has put together advice for consumers to assist with the selection of suitable security systems, stressing the importance of using a reputable and independently approved alarm company. Read More

Lengthening sentences for those guilty of assaulting emergency workers

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, following the announcement of a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence. Read More

Private security helping to protect York City Centre during COVID-19 pandemic

We find out how uniformed employees of a private security company operating with police powers have been specifically asked by businesses in York City Centre to check on their premises whilst they remain empty. Read More

Policing Minister launches £25m fund to tackle “crime hotspots”

A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots was launched by the Policing Minister in January 2020, specifically designed for areas that have a high rate of theft, robbery and burglary, also known as acquisitive crimes. Read More

New animation campaign to tackle cash-in-transit robbery during festive season

A short animation, created by The Security Industry (BSIA) and the North West Reginal Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), has been launched to inform the public on how to keep their communities protected from cash-in-transit robberies, especially during this Black Friday week and festive season. Read More

Public consent for facial recognition needs “multi-modal biometric strategy”

This could include “digital fingerprinting, which ensures a higher level of public consent due to the maturity of fingerprints as an identity verification technique,” said Jason Tooley, board member of techUK and chief revenue officer at Veridium. Read More

London Digital Security Centre launches nationwide cyber certification scheme at IFSEC 2019

The PDSC will take the scheme nationwide, helping organisations reduce their vulnerability to cybercrime in partnership with industry, government, academia and law enforcement. Read More

The next-generation body-worn cameras transforming policing and security

In recent years we have seen a transformation in policing and security. Technology-driven solutions have created ‘connected’ officers: they can […] Read More

Edesix to launch new VideoBadge VB-400 AT IFSEC 2019

Edesix's new Body Worn Camera will have 1080p recording, Bluetooth sensor monitoring and GPS functionality. Read More

Tavcom Training launches online body-worn video course

Taking around 10 hours to complete the course covers the practicalities of using BWV cameras, as well as guidance around policy and regulation. Read More

How crime was ‘designed out’ of a notorious London estate

An ex-council estate once blighted by crime and antisocial behaviour has seen crime plummet thanks to a five-year regeneration project guided by the latest crime prevention techniques. Read More

Managing CCTV investigations: Mick Neville on Tavcom Training’s new course

Tavcom Training has introduced a course for senior investigating officers who oversee the retrieval and analysis of CCTV footage during criminal investigations. We spoke to Mick Neville, former head of the central forensic image team at New Scotland Yard, about why he designed the course and what it offers. Read More

CSL Insurers’ Forum 2018 to explore future of ARCs, Grenfell impact and police-business collaboration

The line-up for the CSL Insurers' Forum 2018 has been confirmed, featuring presentations from senior figures from the FIA, NSI, SMS, National Business Crime Solution and Banham Group. Read More

WATCH: Deal or no deal, Brexit seems likely to undermine border security

Labour MP Yvette Cooper has accused the Border Force chief and a top Home Office official of “not being straight” with MPs about the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. This video examines some of the crime-fighting tools, bodies and agreements at stake as the UK inches ever closer to exiting the world's largest trading bloc without a deal. Read More

Accredited lone worker devices have saved the taxpayer £60m in 12 months

The BSIA is crediting BS 8484-accredited systems with the fact that the lone worker industry is now passing between 0.1-0.2% of all lone worker-generated alarms to the police via lone worker unique reference numbers (URNs). Read More

How a murder investigation was solved in minutes using video analytics

If you have watched any of the crime dramas on Netflix you will know that when it comes to solving […] Read More



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