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When Were Body Worn Cameras First Introduced?

When Were Body Worn Cameras First Introduced?

Body worn cameras are an increasingly common sight on British streets. These devices have multiple applications, many of which will be of interest to business owners. To understand their relevance, it’s useful to look at the reasons why they were introduced and how use of body worn cameras has changed over time.

Body Worn Cameras: 5 Benefits Your Business Should Know About

Body Worn Cameras: 5 Benefits Your Business Should Know About

Body worn cameras have been in use in the UK, within both the police and private sector, for over 15 years. Initially, they were mostly used by police officers on the beat, although later on and after their benefits became clear, their use became more widespread among private security firms, and frontline staff working in shops, nightclubs, schools, and hospitals.

Walkie Talkies Or Two-Way Radios: Which Is Better For Your Business?

Walkie Talkies Or Two-Way Radios: Which Is Better For Your Business?

In scenarios where instant, group voice communication is required, nothing beats push-to-talk. Whether you are a security officer keeping in touch during an incident, or a retail assistant coordinating with a busy stock room, push-to-talk ensures you’re only a button press away from contact. There is an unparalleled selection of devices that offer push-to-talk communication.

Why All Schools Need Extensive Security Systems

Why All Schools Need Extensive Security Systems

Providing a secure environment is essential in every school to support effective learning and keep staff and pupils from harm. In recent years, the topic of how to improve school security systems has become a central issue due to rising crime statistics.

As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures

As Technology Evolves, So Should Your Security Measures

As the world becomes increasingly connected, businesses must be aware of the evolving threats to their physical and online security. Traditional security measures, such as locks and alarms, are no longer enough to deter sophisticated criminals. Instead, businesses should take a holistic approach to security, incorporating biometric authentication, perimeter intrusion detection, and body worn cameras into their security protocols.

4 Reasons Your Retail Business Needs Two-Way Radios

4 Reasons Your Retail Business Needs Two-Way Radios

Retail premises being open to the public creates security risks to staff and customers. According to the British Retail Consortium, retail crime was up by 7% in 2020. To protect themselves and their customers against these incidents, many retailers are considering new strategies for deterring and preventing crime.

Why Is CCTV Important In Schools?

Why Is CCTV Important In Schools?

CCTV has been widely adopted in many sectors as a practical, effective, and cost-efficient security solution. CCTV cameras are not only a practical part of security systems in warehouses or commercial facilities, however, but also in educational venues. In this article we discuss the advantages of CCTV in schools.

The Benefits of Handheld Radios

The Benefits of Handheld Radios

In schools and colleges, student welfare is of the utmost importance. While emergencies are, thankfully, rare, it is vital that staff can act quickly to protect young people, and occasionally other staff members, from harm. In some scenarios, such as an intruder accessing the premises, a full lockdown may be warranted; in others - for example, a fire - immediate evacuation is essential. In these situations, staff need to be able to communicate quickly and clearly, with each other or site security.