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Monday, 12 April 2010

Andrew Rennison, the interim CCTV regulator, has recorded the following introductory message.

The National CCTV Strategy Board has strategic ownership of delivery of the strategy and will report to the Home Office on progress.

A key part of the delivery mechanism is the appointment of an Interim CCTV Regulator and establishment of an Independent Advisory Group.
These are two distinct functions but with overlapping interests in helping to determine the direction and benefits of effective implementation of the strategy.

In establishing the National CCTV Oversight Body and the independent CCTV Regulator (iCCTVR), the Policing Minister also announced the establishment of an Independent Advisory Group. The IAG will provide advice to the National CCTV Strategy Board and to the iCCTVR, monitor direction on implementing the national strategy, and responding to requests for advice from the Board and the iCCTVR.

Membership of the IAG should have representatives from business, CCTV operators, community and third sector groups. It is expected that that membership of the IAG will be fluid with a core group providing the majority of support, and other members of the Group being engaged on an ad hoc basis.

The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) has been set up to bring external and independent advice and guidance to the National CCTV Strategy Board and to assist in the effective implementation of the National CCTV Strategy. The role of the IAG is to assist the National CCTV Strategy Board in conjunction with the Interim CCTV Regulator to implement the National CCTV Strategy.
iCCTV Regulator

The role of the interim Regulator will be to work with the National CCTV Strategy Board on six key areas. These are to:

* develop national standards for the installation and use of CCTV in public space;
* determine training requirements for users and practitioners;
* engage with the public and private sector in determining the need and potential content of any regulatory framework;
* raise public awareness and understanding of how CCTV operates and the benefits to tackling crime and public protection;
* review the existing recommendations of the National CCTV Strategy and advising the Strategy Board on implementation, timelines and cost and development of an effective evidence base;
* promote public awareness of the complaints process and criteria for complaints to the relevant agencies (e.g. Information Commissioner, local authority, private organisation etc) and dealing with complaints relating to technical standards.

Friday, 9 April 2010

CBC’s surveillance systems debut at Counter Terror Expo |

CBC’s surveillance systems debut at Counter Terror Expo |

Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) will be exhibiting its innovative and future-proof Ganz CCTV systems and Computar lenses this month at the Counter Terror Expo show, being held at London's Olympia from 14-15 April.

On stand Q32 in Olympia's National Hall, CBC will be showcasing equipment including its ground breaking line-up of C-AllView cameras such as Thermal Vision, which combines thermal imaging with the detail capture of visible-light CCTV, allowing individuals to be tracked and recorded in almost all weather and lighting conditions at ranges up to 1000 metres and vehicles up to 2km away.

Other CBC products on show will include Radar Vision, designed to offer unrivalled long-range detection ability by tracking and verifying intruders at distances up to 800m (per unit). The system provides all-round site security using multiple, integrated technologies and offers 360° coverage. A Radar Vision system coupled with a C-AllView dual optical/thermal or Night Vision camera can observe people, animals and vehicles without the need for artificial lighting, Working in conjunction C-Allview cameras, Radar Vision provides images in fog, mist, rain and snow conditions.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Security Middle East Show - Conference and Exhibition 2011 |

Security Middle East Show - Conference and Exhibition 2011 |

For more information and space reservation details please contact:

INEGMA S.A.L, 6th floor, Markazia Bldg., Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon P.O Box: 11 - 132



Monday, 15 March 2010

OPAX First to Implement Mirasys’ Open Video Content Analysis Platform |

OPAX First to Implement Mirasys’ Open Video Content Analysis Platform

By integrating Video Content Analysis software with Mirasys recorders, customers experience simpler, more flexible surveillance
London, UK - 9th March 2010 - Mirasys today announced that OPAX, a provider of high performance video analytics software, is the first video content analysis (VCA) provider to integrate and implement Mirasys' new Open VCA Platform. OPAX's software will now work seamlessly alongside Mirasys recorders without any necessary changes to the Video Management System (VMS) itself, automating an otherwise unnecessarily complex process.

Avigilon Control Centre software delivers NEW features |

Avigilon Control Centre software delivers NEW features

Avigilon Control Center 4.2 Network Video Management Software Delivers New Features to Capture and Preserve the Best Evidence
Award-winning, enterprise-class Avigilon Control Center NVMS engineered from the ground up to intelligently manage high definition video