Author Archives: Netwatch UK

Netwatch Welcome New Scrap Metal Laws Across the UK

New UK Scrap Metal LawsThe Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 put new laws in place last week which requires all scrap metal dealers across England and Wales to apply to their local council for a license to operate. The new law gives the council the … Continue reading

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Crime Figures Are Falling, But People Don’t Feel Safer

Fear of crime is on the rise but rates of violent crime are falling. Why the seemingly irrational divide? While there was a 9%  fall in crime last year, a poll for the Royal Statistical Society and Kings College London … Continue reading

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CCTV Can Help Tackle Cargo Theft In Road Transport Industry

Use of live CCTV technology can help tackle the problem of cargo thefts from lorries in the European Union (EU) region, which according to a recent European Commission report costs the road transport industry around €8 billion (£6.7 billion) every … Continue reading

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Think like a burglar, act like a member of the Royal Guard

A good way to protect your business or home from burglary and theft is to know what attracts and what deters burglars from certain premises. Do burglars choose their targets based on rational considerations? Do they consider the location? Or … Continue reading

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Perimeter protection – your own personal “Hawk Eye”?

Goal line technology is set to be introduced to the Barclays Premier league next season. Hawk Eye, invented by Paul Hawkins, used for ball tracking in tennis and cricket already, will be used next season to notify the match referee … Continue reading

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Crime: Costs, Policing and Prevention

Concluding on June 26th 2013, over the start of the summer period, the government will carry out a financial spending review which has sparked concern amongst many departments fearing they will be targeted by cuts. Included are those who worry … Continue reading

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High hopes for next campaign – Netwatch support the exiles at London Irish End of Season Dinner

Netwatch was delighted to attend the London Irish End of Season Dinner and Awards on Tuesday evening last.  Netwatch sponsored the Player of the Season Award on the night, awarded to George Skivington for his outstanding individual contribution on the … Continue reading

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Security stepped up for Sunday’s London Marathon

Security at this weekend’s London Marathon is currently under review following the fatal events at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Chief Executive of the London Marathon, which goes from South East London to the Mall, has told media that he “fully expected” … Continue reading

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Vandalism and Theft Due to Peak This Week

Halloween-BusinessLast year Netwatch recorded a 50% increase in criminal activity during Halloween week and expect that figure to rise this year. David Walsh, Group CEO of Netwatch said, “Halloween is great fun for kids, but it can be an extremely … Continue reading

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