The newly formed CCTV National Standards Forum (CNSF) inaugural meeting was held in London in January 2012. CNSF is body of professional representatives of organisations that wish to be involved in improving the technical standards, use and deployment of CCTV, the delivery of professional training, development and standard to CCTV managers and staff that perform those duties. They will provide advice and guidance to the Home Office in the way public space CCTV is utilised and provide safeguards and reassurances to ensure privacy of individuals’ data is also taken into account.
This unique group will transfer information and provide a link between the other identified sector areas to stimulate, discuss, develop and promote best practice in the CCTV industry. Such consistent expertise and direction has been sadly lacking with the advancement, development and use of public space CCTV adopted by many towns and businesses over the years.
The Core Group is made up of representatives from the following organisations: –
- Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
- Metropolitan Police
- British Transport Police (BTP)
- NHS Trusts
- British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- British Council of Shopping Centre Managers (BCSCM)
- Transport Sector
- Association of Train Operating Companies
- Public CCTV Managers Association (PCMA)
- The Security Institute
- Association of Security Consultants (ASC)
- Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO)
The CNSF will hold its next meeting on 5th March 2012 at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel as part of the Seminar being staged there the following day and the Chairman of CNSF will provide an update to attendees at the Seminar.
We are down to our last handful of delegate and exhibitors spaces so if you wish to attend the Global MSC Security Seminar on 6th March, we would recommend prompt booking to avoid disappointment.