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Blog archives: March 2015

The importance of using licensed manned guards

Posted on: 28/03/2015

Johnny Okeoma, a Director of Tripleway Ltd, pleaded guilty at Barkingside Magistrates Court on 19 March 2015 to providing two unlicensed security operatives.

As a result of intelligence received, the SIA began making enquiries regarding the supply of unlicensed security operatives to Nicholson Court...

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Protecting your business: What the Government says

Posted on: 21/03/2015

Making sure that your security set-up complies with law is essential for any business.

In the UK, you can use CCTV to protect your property but you must follow the Data Protection Act.

You must:

  • put up a sign to let people know CCTV is being used and why.
  • be able to provide images within 40 days to anyone you’ve recorded (you can charge up to £10 for this).
  • share images with the authorities, eg...

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Body worn CCTV introduced at Welsh hospital

Posted on: 09/03/2015

A health board has become the first in Wales to issue body-worn cameras in a bid to cut down on violent attacks and abuse of staff.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board reports between 2,500 to 3,000 assaults on its staff each year, with nearly half considered intentional.

25% of incidents against NHS staff across Wales happen at Cardiff and Vale UHB.

The...

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CCTV innovations: Fujitsu and plenoptic cameras

Posted on: 07/03/2015

Techworld has revealed that Fujitsu has developed image-processing technology that can be used to track people in security camera footage, even when the images are heavily blurred to protect their privacy.

 

In the Techworld article, Fujitsu Laboratories said its technology is the first of its kind that can detect people from low-resolution imagery in which faces are indistinguishable.

Detecting the movements of people could be useful for retail design,...

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Smart CCTV in fight against crime

Posted on: 03/03/2015

Smart CCTV in fight against crime

A million-pound project to develop ‘smart’ cameras that sense violence on the streets is being developed by Cardiff University researchers.

Computer science and violence experts are teaming up with technology specialists from Airbus Group to develop a system that will spot trouble brewing and guide police before anyone gets hurt.

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