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20th March 2019 Issue no. 449

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The UK's First 'National CCTV Improvement Week'

* NCIW-camera.jpgWith security now firmly under the spotlight in the run up to this summer's Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics, the recently launched National CCTV Improvement Week is pleased to announce the involvement of it's first major Official Supporters.

In recognising the vital need for ensuring maximum effectiveness of the UK's existing security infrastructure, National CCTV Improvement Week warmly welcomes the support of two world class security events, the Counter Terror Expo and IFSEC International.

IFSEC International ( HYPERLINK "www.ifsec.co.uk" www.ifsec.co.uk ), now in it's 39th year and widely respected as the worlds largest annual security event, will again see a substantial convergance of security experts, practitioners and specialist equipment suppliers, when it opens it's doors for business at the NEC Birmingham, during the 14th - 17th May.

The Counter Terror Expo www.counterterrorexpo.com www.counterterrorexpo.com ) is the leading event for specialists tasked with the challenging and complex role of tackling international terrorism. Set to be held in London on the 25th and 26th April 2012, leading security experts, Homeland Security practitioners and the international law enforcement community will be gathering to focus on all the latest issues and solutions, connected with countering an ever present terrorist threat.

Commenting on the objectives for National CCTV Improvement Week, Charlie Cracknell, Event Director at IFSEC International said: "Security solutions such as CCTV can be highly effective in helping businesses protect/monitor their employees, premises and assets - but only if they are installed correctly and working properly. Implementing a security solution which is unfit for purpose, represents a wasted investment and could put your business in a vulnerable position, not only preventing you from protecting your organisation, but also from complying with the latest workplace regulations.

IFSEC International fully supports the aims of National CCTV Improvement Week and we too, are keen to encourage all security practitioners, business owners and proprietors, or anyone who has an involvement with CCTV, to test and review their current security camera installations to ensure they are doing the job efficiently."

In recognising that there are a range of common issues that can readily impact on the effectiveness of CCTV, NCIW 2012 and it's Official Supporters Counter Terror Expo and IFSEC International, are keen to help existing users raise the operational effectiveness of their security camera systems.
National CCTV Improvement Week is seeking to encourage a broad range of CCTV operators to set aside some time to evaluate their existing video surveillance systems, and then look at ways of identifying where simple basic adjustments could be made to hopefully improve overall performance, increase operational effectiveness, and address any existing data management or privacy concerns.

On behalf of NCIW 2012, CCTV Advisor Doktor Jon commented: "With regards to the aims of National CCTV Improvement Week, it's highly gratifying to have such prestigious security events as IFSEC International and the Counter Terror Expo, supporting the key objectives to help CCTV users "focus on safety and security". It's vitally important for all CCTV systems to work effectively, particularly where they may be called upon to provide evidential recordings in serious crime and terrorism related investigations, and this is a key concern for both of these major security events."
CCTV Users that 'health check' their video surveillance systems and identify areas for improvement during NCIW 2012, would undoubtedly benefit from a visit to the world leading IFSEC International event being held the following week at the NEC Birmingham. Anyone wishing to attend can register for free through the event's website at www.ifsec.co.uk

Over the coming weeks, a comprehensive suite of CCTV evaluation documents providing for both auditing and basic performance testing, will be developed and made available for download through the NCIW 2012 website.

As National CCTV Improvement Week is being developed as part of the ongoing TRUSTED(c) CCTV Improvement Project, any individual, businesses or organisations that would like to participate, or indeed help to support NCIW 2012 and it's objectives, are invited to make contact at the earliest opportunity.

Those interested in finding out more can drop a line to: nciw@trustedcctv.org

4th April 2012

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