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Plans to tackle retail crime stalled by election call

Before the general election was announced the UK government bowed to pressure from the retail industry in April and said it would create a standalone criminal offence for assaulting retail workers. This followed a concerted campaign by trade…

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…

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…

Avigilon: Offering end-to-end video security

CCTV and access control developer, Avigilon, has been revitalised in 2023 by its parent company, Motorola Solutions, which has brought this company together with other subsidiaries acquired in recent years. This means that under the Avigilon…