CST welcomes over 30 CCTV contractors and the Police at second CCTV forum

22 Mar 2018 by CST

This week, CST hosted over 30 CCTV contractors from across the United Kingdom at the second CCTV forum that CST has held. Through the Security Enhancement Project, CST has spent over £11 million on enhancing physical security measures at Jewish buildings throughout the UK, including CCTV. CST has also developed a national security control room, with direct CCTV access to hundreds of Jewish communal building across the UK. 

At the forum hosted this week, CST welcomed a guest speaker from the Metropolitan Police Protective Security Operations. Together with CST, the Police representative showed case studies to the contractors in attendance highlighting the value of CCTV in protecting our Jewish community. The participants discussed their legal obligations as CCTV contractors and the importance of ensuring that this growing area of CST’s work closely follows data protection law. For this reason, the implications of the new requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation being brought into UK law was also discussed at the event.

One contractor from the Northern region responded to the forum:

“Many thanks for both your warm welcome and kind hospitality…. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative presentation.”

Since 2006, CST has spent over £11m on the Security Enhancement Project, which includes the installation of CCTV, to ensure physical security at Jewish buildings throughout the UK. Since 2008, CST has installed 5,228 security cameras and 829 CCTV monitors. 

Additionally, in response to increased threats of terrorism and in light of several attacks against the Jewish community in Europe over the past few years, CST has created the national security control room. The 24/7 national security control room has direct CCTV access and radio links to hundreds of Jewish communal sites throughout the UK.

CST would like to thank all the contractors who attended the second forum held this week and would like to thank the Metropolitan Police Protective Security Operations representative for their crucial input on the day.

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