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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693
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SSAIB announce first parking enforcement firm to achieve surveillance camera certification
SSAIB announce that Defence Systems Ltd have become the first parking enforcement firm in the UK to achieve certification against the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, in respect of their use of CCTV Enforcement Cameras, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Body Worn Video.
This achievement for Defence Systems Ltd - who trade as Park Watch - is even more significant, as they are the first organisation in the UK to have their use of ANPR subject to assessment under the code of practice.
SSAIB's lead assessor Stephen Grieve conducted the assessment and he commented: "While the use of ANPR is more widely known to be operated by the Police, the technology is also used by a number of other organisations - in order to monitor and manage vehicle movements. It is the one area of surveillance camera systems which - until now - had not been subject to any assessments under the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.
"Therefore, we are pleased to have been able to confirm to the Surveillance Camera Commissioner that, in the case of Park Watch, their use of the technology fully met the requirements of his code."
Park Watch's HR director Geraldine Whelan and operations director Adrian Powell added: "The company's decision to proceed for accreditation - through the SSAIB - for the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's certificate of compliance was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Accreditation will enhance the company's reputation - among its already prestigious customer portfolio - and assist Park Watch in the acquisition of further new business. Throughout the structured audit, with the professional guidance of SSAIB auditor Stephen Grieve, the process was a great success and we would highly recommend this accreditation."
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