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  • 20171114 - Global MSC by @JonCraig_Photos 07778606070

Public space video surveillance provided by local authorities is facing a dilemma of priorities between continuing its use or to spend money on statutory services. Brian Sims of Risk Xtra highlights the comments from the Global MSC Security MD, Derek Maltby.

https://www.risk-uk.com/cctv-in-austerity-what-price-public-space-surveillance/

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20181113 - MSC Global Security by @JonCraig_Photos 07778606070.   Kevin Thomas of Cornwall Fire & Rescue being presented with the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cleo Lake.

Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service has won the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award. The accolade is presented annually in memory of Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Room Manager Gordon McLanaghan, recognising those who have gone above and beyond, to achieve a technical security solution.

The Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Critical Control Centre  (CCC) in Tolvaddon is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by staff who are trained in handling 999 for the Fire Service.  In addition, all members of staff are Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualified CCTV operators, and manage out of hours calls on behalf of Cornwall Council. Since January 2016, the CCC has been actively monitoring 114 CCTV cameras across 11 towns.

The camera footage enables CCC staff to provide on-going narrativeduring incidents via direct radio link. In addition, to the direct radio link, staff have direct Airwave radio contact with police officers on the ground, which has proven to be an invaluable asset to support the use of CCTV monitoring. Today, not only are police able to request CCTV monitoring of incidents, but CCC staff are also able to alert police officers of developing situations, often before they have been reported through traditional routes.

The award was presented at a charity dinner on 13thNovember, hosted on the eve of the by Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition, which took place at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol. Receiving the award on behalf of Cornwall Fire and Rescue was Area Manager – Resilience, Mobilising & Service Training, Kevin Thomas and he comments: “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, as I honestly believe that our Critical Control Centre staff have embraced a wealth of change over the last four years. Workloads have grown enormously but the benefits provided to our local communities are significant.”

Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby adds: “Cornwall Fire & Rescue is a truly deserving winner of the 2018 Gorden McLanaghan Award. This initiative needs to be shouted from the rooftops, so that more people in the security and CCTV business understand what collaboration can achieve.”

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20181113 - MSC Global Security by @JonCraig_Photos 07778606070. Sean Gane and Nicky Wallace of the Warrior Programme and Royal British Legion

MSC are proud to have raised the largest amount ever from our annual seminars in aid of the Royal British Legion to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities of the First World War on the anniversary of the Armistice Day.

We were  joined by Sean Gane an ex-serviceman, representing the Warrior Programme and Nicola Wallace from the Royal British Legion.   Sean - a veteran of 2 Rifles and numerous tours of Afghanistan was medically discharged in 2009 and is now the co-ordinator of The Warrior Programme.  This programme is a 3 day motivation and training foundation programme enhanced by 12 months' structured support and signposting. The Warrior Programme runs these residential programmes across England and Wales not just for Veterans but for family members / partners and dependants of Veterans too.

Nicola Wallace - Advice and Information Officer at the Bristol Office works with Sean, referring Members of the Armed Forces and Veterans to him when appropriate, as well as helping with many other issues faced by Service Personnel that The Royal British Legion can help with.

The delegates heard of the trauma and difficulties Sean had been through after being blown up twice on two different tours in Afghanistan.  This caused severe PTSD and many other effects which took him to the depths of despair.  He was put back on the road to recovery and now gives these inspirational talks to help others cope after giving service to their country.  As a result of the compelling and descriptive account Sean gave, delegates dug deep for the charity raffle to raise a super £2,600 for the charities where people were able to take advantage of the generous prizes donated by the exhibitors of the event.

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Tony Porter the Surveillance Camera Commissioner launched his new online toolbox in his keynote speech at this years Global MSC Security annual conference in Bristol on 13th November 2018.

The toolbox is a collection of resources to help CCTV system owners and managers comply with the surveillance camera code of practice and legal requirements.  It comprises of the Buyers Toolkit; the Passport to Compliance; the Self-assessment Tool and the surveillance cameras specific Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).

Tony Porter said:

I have a statutory remit to encourage compliance with the surveillance camera code of practice and to provide advice about it. To do this, I have worked with a range of organisations to develop various guidance notes, tools and templates which are now available on my website.

These tools will help your organisation comply with the code and its 12 guiding principles, which if followed, will ensure that surveillance camera systems are only operated proportionately, transparently and effectively.

I am grateful to Alastair Thomas, BSIA and the ICO for all their efforts in developing this toolbox.

Derek Maltby Managing Director of Global MSC Security said:

We are always privileged to have Tony speak at our event who recognises the value of end users and suppliers in attendance who are willing to work with him to improve the way camera surveillance is carried out by relevant authorities.

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Global MSC by Global Msc - 7M ago

Risk Xtra have published an article from Global MSC Security relating to GDPR.  To view the article, please click the link here.

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Trinity House have appointed MSC to review their existing CCTV estate across their lighthouses and three vessels they operate to advise them on the actions required to ensure legislative compliance and best practice of their systems.  They also require training from MSC in the ethical use of CCTV for their various managers and operators.

The post Trinity House appoints MSC to carry out compliance audit appeared first on Global MSC.

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Herefordshire Council have requested MSC to conduct a study of its existing public space CCTV systems across Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury to establish their on-going viability and to provide a detailed report concerning it's limitations.  They are aware that their ageing analogue systems could benefit from an upgrade to IP and high definition cameras.  The council needs to know if it can afford this aspiration or what other considerations it can make.

The post Herefordshire Council appoints MSC to carry out appraisal appeared first on Global MSC.

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Global MSC Security has announced that Risk Xtra will be the exclusive Official Media Partner for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018, which takes place on Tuesday 13 November at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol. The headline theme for the 13th Edition of this hugely popular annual free-to-attend event is ‘GDPR, Surveillance and Security’.

Derek Maltby, managing director of Global MSC Security, explained: “Risk Xtra is the ideal Media Partner for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 as the print publication and website’s readers mirror our delegates. They are end users charged with managing and mitigating risks for organisations in the public and private sectors. Not only do they need to be aware of the changing threat landscape, but they also want to understand the latest technology available to help mitigate against it.”

Not only is the event free to attend for all delegates, but the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition also delivers double Continuing Professional Development points from The Security Institute for anyone who does attend the conference programme.

Also on Monday 12th November, Global MSC Security will host a Gala Dinner to raise money for the Royal British Legion and present the winner of the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation.

Speaking about the latest Media Partnership to be ratified by Risk Xtra, Brian Sims – the Editor of Risk Xtra online and in print – observed: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Derek and Global MSC Security as the exclusive Official Media Partner for the 2018 Conference and Exhibition. I’ve attended this event in the past and the depth of insight imparted for end users on the day is always first class.”

*Registrations are open and exhibitor packages are still available. For more information visit: https://www.globalmsc.net/seminars-2/

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We are pleased that in association with Chief PR our public relations agency, we have provided this short briefing about the benefits of attending our free security seminar next November 12/13 in Bristol

The post Video detailing the Global MSC Security seminar in November appeared first on Global MSC.

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Global MSC by Global Msc - 9M ago

BBC Radio 4  - Law in Action  - programme examines the use, benefit and drawbacks of current technology dealing with facial recognition.  In particular it looks at examples in Cardiff and use by Scotland Yard.  Big Brother Watch and others who are concerned about the 'technology creep' are making a legal challenge against the Met Police and Home Secretary.

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter gives an excellent, balanced view to put the use of facial recognition technology and the concerns raised, in context.

A  link to the media is shown here otherwise the full article is appended.

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