National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England & Wales launches 14th March

Tuesday 14th March sees the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Mr Tony Porter launch a new strategy to maintain people’s right to privacy and keep them safe in public places. Designed to give useful guidance to CCTV scheme operators to better understand their legal obligations (Data Protection Act) and what constitutes best practice, the Commissioner’s vision is to…

How Cambridge City Council have appointed their own Mr ‘Spoc’!

In the latest Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s case study published on 30 September 2015, the CCTV News Desk has learnt how….. Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridge City Council have introduced a single point of contact (SPOC) for all CCTV issues. Martin Beaumont, CCTV manager of a shared service for Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridge City Council…

25 common CCTV terms and acronyms & what they mean…

 A bit unsure what some of those unusual terms and pesky acronyms actually mean when you come across them? Well here’s a quick guide to help you….   AGC – Automatic Gain Control is a handy feature that automatically adjusts the Video amplitude under various lighting conditions. If the Gain is manually set too high,…

Cyber Security

10 Steps to Cyber Security…

Sorry boss… I’ve left my laptop on the train… We’ve all heard news reports of how an MP has left a laptop holding official secrets unattended on the train but what would happen if one of your staff did the same thing? As technology becomes part of our everyday lives and we manage our work and…

6 Tips To Get You On Track With CCTV Data Compliance

The Surveillance Code Of Practice   It was interesting to hear Tony Porter the new Surveillance camera commissioner give a webinar on the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code practice. Appointed just last March, he was addressing the use of CCTV on University and college campuses but much of what he said stood…

The CCTV Expert takes a look at Retail Security…

Protect your business… Theft in retail remains the number one problem for shop owners compared to other types of crime. So is your retail security up to the job? In the last year on average 78% of retailers1 experienced some kind of theft. It is estimated that the total annual cost of shop theft is £44…

The Big Book of CCTV Equipment!

The Big Book of CCTV Equipment! Are you looking for a CCTV catalogue that has everything you could possibly need all in one place? Then “The the Big Book of CCTV Equipment” is exactly what you need! This quarterly catalogue has everything from cameras and DVRs to cable, tools and accessories, and as it is a…

Daisy the cow

Rural Crime costs £44 million a year – estimates the NFU

Rural Theft – £44 Million According to the NFU Mutual’s Rural Crime Survey 2014, farms and rural properties are increasingly becoming the targets of criminals. They estimated that in the UK the cost of rural theft in 2013 was over £44 million, that’s an increase of more than 5% from 2012. The most commonly targeted items were tools,…