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Facewatch and Littoralis working to develop integrated business crime service

Facewatch and Littoralis are pleased to announce that they are working together to develop an integrated business crime service designed to enhance their ability to support the police, partnerships and businesses in the reduction and prevention of crime.

This will be effected by an integration between DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities, which is Littoralis’ secure online platform for information sharing between local community groups such as Business Crime Reduction Partnerships and Business Improvement Districts) and Facewatch’s leading secure Digital Crime Reporting and CCTV analytics system.

Simon Gordon, Chairman of Facewatch, said: “We are delighted to have reached this understanding. DISC has proven itself as the leading online platform for crime reduction partnerships and we believe that it will be significantly enhanced by integration with Facewatch’s Digital Crime Reporting System. Together, we can improve our support to the police in managing low-level crime and, more importantly, help businesses and communities in the prevention of crime.”

Facewatch and Littoralis are working together to develop an integrated business crime service

Facewatch and Littoralis are working together to develop an integrated business crime service

Charlie Newman, CEO of Littoralis, explained: “Facewatch has proven itself to be the leading innovator in the use of CCTV for evidential purposes and has built a tremendous Crime Reporting System. We believe that providing access to this capability through our network of DISC users will enhance their ability to serve communities in reducing low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.”

The Facewatch/DISC service is scheduled to be generally available from June 2014. Products from both companies will continue to be available independently, but Facewatch and Littoralis will work together in defining and promoting the enhanced benefits of deploying the integrated solution.

About Facewatch and Littoralis

Facewatch is the UK’s leading secure online crime reporting platform that enables businesses, public sector bodies and the police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images for the prevention of crime and by submitting CCTV evidence and witness statements to the police to help solve crimes.

Simon Gordon: chairman of Facewatch

Simon Gordon: chairman of Facewatch

The system now contains over 18,000 images and 7,800 business premises and was started in March 2010.

For more information on Facewatch visit: http://www.facewatch.co.uk, e-mail: info@facewatch.co.uk or call 020 7930 3225

Littoralis launched its secure information-sharing system for crime reduction in 2010. DISC (Database and Intranet for Safer Communities) helps the administrators of crime reduction partnerships to manage their partnerships efficiently, effectively and in compliance with Best Practice and the Data Protection Act 1998, in turn building member engagement and participation while also improving community safety.

Today, DISC accounts for around 100 implementations throughout the UK with Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, Business Improvement Districts, Community Safety Partnerships and other organisations.

For more detail on Littoralis and DISC visit: http://www.littoralis.com or telephone 01273 900468

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BSIA South East Business Crime Conference: speaker line-up unveiled

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has now announced the official speaker line-up for its upcoming South East Business Crime Conference, which will be held at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

The free-to-attend event has been organised by the BSIA with the support of a number of police forces in the South East, and aims to help businesses understand the latest risks facing their operations as well as the security solutions available to help mitigate them.

Doors will open at 9.00 am, when delegates will have the opportunity to browse a number of security solutions at the comprehensive exhibition.

Attendees will also be able to speak with security providers first-hand and identify potential solutions for their specific security challenges.

Katy Bourne: Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Katy Bourne: Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex

Katy Bourne, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, will formally open the event at 10.00 am and will be followed by a number of guest speakers.

Impressive array of speakers and subjects

• Roy Smith (New Scotland Yard) will be delivering a talk entitled ‘Police and the Business Community: Equal Partners in the Fight Against Crime?’ Roy will be delivering a Metropolitan Police Service perspective on the ‘Total War on Crime’, discussing the police response to increasing frontline pressures and whether the business community is an equal partner in the fight against crime.

• Lisa Perretta, of the Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), will be speaking about ‘The Business Community and the Fight Against Crime’. The Brighton and Hove BCRP is a partnership-based approach that uses an intelligence gathering and information sharing system to effectively detect and prevent crime and disorder. Lisa will be discussing the ways in which Brighton and Hove BRCP can innovatively and effectively use communications in order to maintain a safer business community.

• Charlie Newman of Littoralis is set to talk about: ‘Linking Local Business Partnerships into a Regional and National Network’. Charlie will look at how individual business crime reduction partnerships come together to play their part in regional and national strategies for monitoring and managing low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.

Professor Martin Gill: director of PRCI

Professor Martin Gill: director of PRCI

• Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International’s leader Professor Martin Gill will deliver a presentation entitled: ‘A Police Accreditation Scheme to Protect Your Business: Secured Environments’. Professor Gill has carried out extensive research into business crime by speaking with offenders in prison to discover the ways in which they overcame business security measures. As a result, Martin has been working with the police in order to develop a crime prevention accreditation scheme, and will be explaining how the scheme can help businesses improve their security and obtain a police certificate for generating a secured environment.

Following the conference, delegates will be able to engage in a Question & Answer session followed by a networking lunch.

To register for this free event online visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SEBCC

For more information about the BSIA and its events programme visit: http://www.bsia.co.uk/events

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