Friends Against Scams Online Learning

Scams awareness online provided by National Trading Standards. Lots of useful information. By attending a Friends Against Scams awareness session or completing the online learning, anyone can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support a victim. With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation… Continue reading Friends Against Scams Online Learning

Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft.  The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location.  The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code)… Continue reading Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people aren’t using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. Whilst we can’t always prevent it there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming… Continue reading PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

A 96-year-old D-Day veteran is brutally attacked on his doorstep. Police in Taunton, Somerset, quickly arrest his attacker after tracking his spending habits If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

A brave mother fights back against car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her driveway – with her baby inside!  If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

A dedicated police officer successfully predicts where and when burglars are likely to strike again – only this time, he’s waiting for them. If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Video evidence from a police body camera helps convict a violent offender, and a wine bar uses facial recognition cameras to tackle their pickpocketing problem If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using… Continue reading Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Cameras with artificial intelligence catch shoplifters in the act, and a dedicated police team arrests a burglar who broke into an elderly woman’s home while she was asleep If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the… Continue reading Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift