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Auckland’s Project to Improve Video Surveillance in Public Spaces
Auckland Council is working alongside NZ Police, representatives of the NZ security industry, the Office of Privacy Commissioner, business sector, and other project stakeholders, to create the conditions where video surveillance supports the safety of Auckland’s public spaces, and is:
Deployed proportionately & transparently in partnerships for justified and legitimate means
Fit for purpose
Used appropriately and efficiently
Cost-effective and makes a difference
To do so, the project aims to
establish a future strategic approach to video surveillance across Auckland that
is supported by a framework of standards and current best practice that meets
the needs and interests of all stakeholders, users, owners and operators of CCTV.
The ‘Guide to Camera Surveillance Systems in Public Places’ has been established by the project and adopted by the Council. It is a first step towards defining a code of practice for Auckland, and is being piloted and refined over the coming year. Gillian Stewart, the council’s project manager welcomes ideas to improve these Guidelines. Contact her at CCTVProject@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. New policy of the Council will be developed in mid-2014 that will encourage compliance with these Guidelines.
ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2014
The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2013 via video conference between Auckland and Wellington. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:
|Deputy Chairman||Carlton Ruffell CPP® PSP®|
Visit by ASIS International President
ASIS International President, Geoff Craighead CPP® visited the New Zealand Chapter in Auckland on 9 August 2013. The programme included an Executive Briefing for members and invited guests. This was followed by a most enjoyable dinner for ASIS members, their partners and guests.
Pictured (left to right) are Murray Mills CPP® (PCB member), Sarah Craighead, Geoff Craighead CPP® (ASIS International President), Carlton Ruffell CPP® PSP® (Chapter Chair), Alistair Hogg CPP® (RVP Region 15A), and Graeme Polley CPP® (SRVP Group 15).
Fraud Awareness Week 2013
Fraud Awareness Week 2013 is focussing on scams that target seniors. Scams succeed because they look like the real thing. Click here to read more.
Chapter Focus on Certification
This year the Chapter is focussing on Certification, especially Physical Security Professional (PSP®). Candidates are currently preparing for the examinations on Saturday, 2 November 2013.
ASIS International 2012 Review
Eduard Emde CPP®, outgoing President of ASIS International, has released a video sharing some of his experiences during 2012. Click here to view.
Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act
The Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 came into effect on 1 April 2011. Click here to view the Act.
Australasian Council of Security Professionals
New Zealand representation on the Council is provided by ASIS New Zealand (through Alistair Hogg CPP®) and the New Zealand Security Association. Click here to access the ACSP website for further information, including the Council's objectives and minutes of meetings.
Crime Prevention Partnership Forum
The 2009 Crime Prevention Partnership Forum was hosted by the New Zealand Police at the Royal New Zealand Police College on 11 August 2009. The Forum was opened by Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope followed by a series of presentations on the practical issues of Police / Industry partnerships as well as some of the legal issues to be considered. The presentations were followed by a workshop where participants openly expressed their concerns and discussed possible actions to address them. Click here to view the summary notes of the Forum. Click here to view the follow-up memorandum from NZ Police.
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