Drones

How effective are Video Surveillance Systems (VSS)?

Image of two CCTV cameras

Video Surveillance Systems are operated by most Local Authorities in England and Wales and are intrinsically linked with operational policing to protect the public and ensure their safety. So how effective are they and is the cost of installing and operating those systems really worth it?

Raising standards through my certification scheme

Image of surveillance camera certification mark

There’s been a lot of focus recently in the press about the potential mass intrusion of surveillance cameras and I’ve recently blogged myself about CCTV in taxis and the use of automatic facial recognition technology. These are big ticket items …

Relevant Authorities – If you are operating Surveillance Camera Systems in public in England and Wales. Are you assured as to your legal responsibilities?

Graphic which says 'Surveillance Camera Commissioner'

As an operator of a surveillance camera system you are faced with a framework of legal and regulatory requirements and industry standards, some of which place statutory responsibilities upon you in connection with the use of those systems depending upon …

The use of drones

A photo of a drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) in flight

Over the Christmas period you may have been looking to the skies for Santa’s sleigh and you may have thought you saw it when in fact what you saw was an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – more commonly known as a …