A Cyber Security Toolkit has been launched in London by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The aims; to provide retailers with guidance so they have the appropriate preventative and response measures to reduce their vulnerabilities and to protect themselves and customers.
The toolkit is available to download.
On 2nd November Lisburn Commerce Against Crime [LCAC]
launched a Retail Crime Survey in the Lisburn
& Castlereagh City Council area. RAC in Northern Ireland
Work in partnership with LCAC and are part of the Citywatch
Crime Prevention Scheme and the NI Regional Executive
is a Director on the Board for LCAC. With funding from
the local Policing & Community Safety Partnership,
this survey is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and
an opportunity for local businesses to have their say on
how retail crime affects their business on a daily basis.
The findings from the survey will form the basis of a new
Retail Crime Strategy and going forward, initiatives and
projects will be developed for the benefit of local businesses
There has been a marked increase in counterfeit notes this month. Please ensure that your staff know how to spot a fake.
Please also use UV pens and lights when handling cash as this may deter someone who is intending to pay with counterfeit notes.
For more information and a bank note tutorial, please click on the following link: www.scotbanks.org.uk/banknote_tutorials.php
For the Bank of England please click the following link and also view clips below: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/educational.aspx
An excellent day at the RAC Northern Ireland Conference. The event was supported by the Department of Justice and opened by David Ford, Minister of Justice who stressed the importance of partnership working: “Partnership working is crucial. Government and the police cannot deal with this issue alone and I therefore welcome the proactive approach adopted by Retailers Against Crime and their members who are working on the ground to identify key issues for retailers”. T/ACC Chris Noble also spoke at the conference and highlighted how the PSNI are working together with businesses throughout the Province: “The PSNI will continue to work in partnership with the business community to keep people safe and to create an environment that allows business to prosper.”
The day also included sessions on cybercrime, methods used by criminals, the threat within and nationwide intelligence, Crimestoppers to name a few. Information on banknotes, plastic card crime and further crime prevention advice was available to delegates to take away. The event focused on consistent partnership working and information sharing which is key to the success of RAC. Thank you once again to our exhibitors on the day who were:
ABM Software, Apex, CIFAS, Cordant, Link Integrated, Securitas, Trading Standards, Ulster Bank and VIS Security.
RAC Awards were presented for ‘Outstanding contribution to Retailers Against Crime’ to those who have all gone that extra mile, and shown real commitment to RAC: