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New technologies: Be aware of data protection requirements

Advanced surveillance systems using new technologies have spread beyond simply cameras. This has implications for the data protection obligations of security system and CCTV operators. ICO identifies increased risk from the latest surveillance technologies The Information…

Retailers call for more action to tackle crime in stores

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Crime Survey 2024 Report published recently showed that between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 the number of violent or abusive incidents against retail staff rose to 1,300 from almost…

Avigilon Unity Video 8: Smarter security

If you are in charge of security on a retail park, entertainment venue or large private property based in the south west of England then we are excited to offer you the latest version of Avigilon’s…

CCTV compliance: Lawfulness, fairness and transparency

If you are operating a surveillance or CCTV camera system, or you are considering installing a system, you need to be aware that any footage of people is classed as their personal data and you have a…

Avigilon launches latest advanced cameras

Avigilon has launched its latest advanced cameras, the H6A and H6X, that with the use of smart technology, have the ability to address privacy issues. These CCTV cameras from Avigilon boast dynamic privacy masking meaning people and vehicles…

Protecting your home or business this Christmas

Recently there has been a burglary from a home in Wiltshire where several rooms were ransacked and Christmas presents were taken while the residents were out. According to Wiltshire Police, the burglars needed more than one…

Fire and security engineer, Seb, joins our team

We are delighted to welcome Sebastian Beddis, who has joined Security Group as our Project Engineer for the company. Seb lives between Bristol and Bath near the Mendip Hills. This means he is perfectly located to…

Martyn’s Law: we can help you prepare for legal changes

Those managing leisure and entertainment venues will be legally obliged to ensure their staff and their premises are better prepared for terrorist incidents, once government proposals known as Martyn’s law, are finalised and passed by Parliament.…

Security industry concerned about Data Protection Bill

Security Industry bodies have expressed concerned about the proposals in the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, which abolishes the post of Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner (BSCC) and removes the needs for the government to…