Havant Council decided earlier this month that they will be closing down their CCTV network in the town centre. The decision was taken in order to make savings of £150,000 on the grounds that the system was expensive, out-of-date and no longer effective.
Visitors to this month’s Secutech India security show in Mumbai should keep an eye out for the icomply stall. The company is setting up a simulated command and control centre that will use real time video feeds from clients and manufacturers to demonstrate how its V-TAS pro system supports integrated security systems.
icomply will be sharing a stall at Secutech India with ADOR Powertron, part of one of the oldest and largest group of companies in the Indian industrial sector. V- TAS Pro will help to demonstrate a range of security devices that ADOR produce, and link them directly to the simulated control room.
The use of CCTV at grounds was one of the recommendations of the Taylor enquiry. Ironically this was one area where CCTV was already well established, and welcomed by most spectators. The enquiry itself highlighted this stating "football supporters are probably more accustomed to being subjected to camera surveillance than most other groups in society."
This year will see the introduction by the UK government of new regulations that will extend the power of security services to monitor information. The so called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ contains proposals that include collection and of people’s personal data, monitoring what people look at on the web, and tracking their use of phones and social media. The draft legislation is undergoing a thorough examination by the draft investigatory powers bill scrutiny committee.
The recent events in Paris a few weeks ago sent shock waves around the world. This was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks that have left communities across the globe reeling with both shock and grief.
For as long as anybody can remember on December 25th families across the world have woken to find their homes filled with presents.
The reasons for this have baffled both scientists and security experts for years - particularly as it seems to happen simultaneously across towns and cities. There are a number of theories about why and how this occurs.