System monitors crowd density and sounds the alarm when there is a danger of crushing. Smart safety cameras capable of accurately detecting dangerous levels of crowding during day or night have been developed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) researchers. The system, designed by a
Martin Wilson asks why joined-up information technology is a cause of such consternation among the top brass in the police service. It’s not difficult if senior officers are prepared to learn that centralised Big IT has failed them and move on. Forget slow, cumbersome and expensive, and conv
In This Issue February/March 2014
- Caught on camera - Does constant surveillance of officers and the public using body-worn video cameras help to uphold the law and prevent crime?
- Region focus: United States - As the US develops biometric information sharing policies between its law enforcement agencies it is opening up a huge wealth of data - the next step is to make it available in real-time. We also look at the development of lighter, tougher body armour.
- Stormy waters - As the UK looks to procure a fleet of water cannon to deal with public order incidents, we look at their use in Western Europe and a new prototype being tested in Germany.
- Sea change - Maritime policing units are becoming increasingly integrated with national and international agencies as the fight against trafficking and terrorism demands a sophisticated response.
- Call to action - In the UK Cheshire Constabulary has replaced its old telephones with a unified communications system that allows mobile phones to take the place of landlines.
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