2013 – 2011 Seminars

2013 Event

'Making the Most of CCTV'
Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol
11 & 12th November 2013

The latest Global MSC Security seminar was a huge success with over 180 delegates. The conference programme is shown below and indicates the gravitas of the subject and the presenters willing to share their knowledge.

The great news was the money raised for the charities by the generous donation of prizes by our exhibitors and networkers. It was originally intended to raise money for The Royal British Legion as our dinner was being staged on Armistice Day. This was revised when a regular supporter and speaker at our events, Gordon McLanaghan of Bristol City Council was recently diagnosed with Cancer of the Esophagus. It was thought appropriate, whilst unknown to him, that those present would like to assist in the research of cancer. The 'Heads and Tails' was therefore run before we sat down for the meal for the prize donated by CDS of £200 worth of Apple Vouchers. This raised £825 for the charity which has since been chosen by Gordon, GOSH (Gastro-Oesophageal Support and Help) Bristol. The photo below shows the cheque being presented by Gordon to Jackie Elliott of GOSH.

A further £625 was raised for The Royal British Legion; a grand total of £1,450 from about 100 diners! A great result. Thank you all for your generous gifts and donating the money to worthwhile charities.


Some of the feedback received from those attending included: -

"On behalf of the entire team, can I express our gratitude in being involved in an extremely well organised and enjoyable event! I think this was the best Global MSC Conference yet and I sincerely hope you look to organise another very soon – please consider it a given that we will replicate our sponsorship as per this event." Mark Rees, 360 Vision Technology

".... congratulate you on an excellent event. I thought the speakers and content was very good and the organisation excellent." Peter Nelson, Imperial Tobacco

"I wanted to say that I thought last weeks show was extremely successful. As it was my first Global MSC, I didn’t know what to expect, but from an exhibitors perspective the calibre of delegate was extremely high, which was great. I’ll obviously be feeding this back to the business". Ellie Redfern, Synectics

"I would just like to say the event was excellent, and extremely well organised and attended by an unquestionably high calibre of delegates. The quality of accommodation and food was very impressive too. We will definitely be attending the next one." Glenn Waterfall, Redvision CCTV Limited

"Great event yesterday, well done. Our locations was perfect as well." Christopher Ballard, Silvernet

"... a very big “thank you” for the conference this week. It really was excellent. I think I can say, as a layman on the subject, that I found it extremely relevant to what we are currently doing in the London Borough of Merton, highly informative and useful providing us as it did with a large amount of food for thought as well as excellent networking opportunities. The speakers were all very engaging and knowledgeable, and the subject matter actually interesting (not all conferences achieve this)." Mike Pierce, Safer Merton Partnership

"...congratulations – another very worthwhile and enjoyable event. I think you have developed a good model" Adrian Wheeler, UK Broadband

"I thought the speakers, exhibitors and venue were all excellent and I managed to meet some very interesting people. All in all a really good day." Nick Gilbert, UK Crime Reduction Service

We will be organising another informative security event next year; please register your interest with events@globalmsc.net

Please click on this link to see the video of the flavour of the event on the day supplied by Meyertech.

For more information please email events@globalmsc.net

We will be looking at the issues facing the security industry from an international perspective, not just a domestic angle. Focus will be on a number of cutting edge topics in video surveillance, counter terrorism and public safety with a panel of eminent and knowledgeable speakers who will be certain to give you food for thought.


The series of educational talks from the industry's leading experts will include:


Paul Crowther - ACPO Spokesperson on CCTV
/ British Transport Police

"The National CCTV Strategy; where are we 6 years on?"


Andrew Rennison - Surveillance Camera Commissioner

"Surveillance camera code of practice, role of the Commissioner
and early steps."


Nick Gargan QPM - Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

"Who should foot the bill for public space CCTV?"


PC Pat Morgan

"CCTV and the Investigator - Lessons from the riots"


Chris Ware QPM, Head of Security - Bristol International Airport

"The challenges of securing a busy international airport"
"Law enforcement helicopter surveillance. The latest technology
in the skies helping to fight crime on the ground."


Jim Guiton, CCTV Manager - Dacorum Borough Council

"Lessons learnt from migrating over 100 town centre CCTV
cameras in Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhampstead from
fibre optic to wireless transmission."


Mick Neville - Detective Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police

"Catching more criminals caught on camera using enhanced CCTV


Steve Shearn, Professional Film / TV aerial cameraman

"How Unmanned Aerial Systems used by CAA licensed pilots could
be used for surveillance and crime fighting in the emergency services."
"Security industry implications if the CAA relax rules on UAV use."





2012 Event

'The CCTV National Standards Forum - An Overview'

Queens Hotel, Leeds
13th November 2012

80+ Delegates from City Councils, Universities, Blue Chip banks!

In the exhibition area, dozens of companies will be showcasing their latest equipment and services and answering any questions you might have, including how to get best value from your security systems.

A selection of feedback from the Leeds Seminar:

A big thank you for yesterday – it was superbly organised as usual and it was a great day with a good line up of speakers and a great venue – Jerry Woods, Head of Security, University of Bristol
Thank you for organising a very useful and enjoyable seminar – Charles Butters, CCTV Liaison Officer
I would just like to say what a tremendous success the whole event was - Bill Austin, Properties Manager
I was very impressed with the whole event and how well organised it was – Sim Cryer, Detective Sergeant

Andrew Rennison - Surveillance Camera CommissionerProfessor Allyson MacVean - University of Chester
Richard Bell -&nbsnbsp;Transport for LondonBrian Pender - Chairman - CCTV National Standards Forum
David Markland - SilvernetAndy Cassidy - Norbain
David Spreadborough - Cheshire ConstabularyTom Reeve - SecurityNewsDesk
Speaker - Centre for the Protection of National InfrastructureRobert Chandler - Lyyn
Martyn Rowe - SynecticsMartin Bonfield - AMG Systems


Speaking at the event, Andrew Rennison promised that the surveillance camera code of practice would be published early next year. The thrust of the code will be to promote transparency in the CCTV industry so that the public is confident that they know what’s being done in their name. Andrew revealed that he has been in discussions already with the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner and the Information Commissioners Office regarding areas that potentially overlap with the jurisdiction of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. He told the seminar that he will shortly sign a memorandum of understanding with the other commissioners and that he isn’t planning to “venture into their territory” on issues regarding data protection or covert surveillance.

Another presentation was given by a representative from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) who talked about the training of CCTV operators. Ahead of the London Olympics, the CPNI ran a number of training courses for CCTV operators based on research that they had already conducted. Richard Bell from Transport for London gave an overview of the crucial role CCTV plays within the transport structure in London. David Spreadborough, a forensic CCTV specialist from the Cheshire Constabulary, who regularly writes about some of the challenges involved in CCTV examinations on his blog at www.spreadys.com talked about the problems associated with analysing video evidence given the myriad formats that it can be presented in stating that every manufacturer has a different format and few of them are forthcoming with the information that would make video analysis any easier. The chairman of the CNSF, Brian Pender, explained that the CNSF is a not for profit organisation providing independent advice to government, regulators and stakeholders on the regulation and use of CCTV within the UK. Prof Allyson MacVean, from the University of Chester who specialises in the study of ethics in security and policing, spoke of how important ethics is in establishing a framework for what’s acceptable and unacceptable in security.


SilvernetQuadrant Security Group360 VisionSecurity Institute
RISCO GroupWinstedDallmeiericomply
NorbainLyynSynecticsAMG Systems
Intech SolutionsMeyertechWireless CCTVTavcom Training
Bosch Security SystemsDigital Barriers - StrykerLongcross SecurityThinking Space
Cortech DevelopmentsVideotec SPATelesteTVS CCTV
Pelco by Schneider ElectricUK BroadbandTBT SecurityT.I.S
SesysOgier ElectronicsLuxeriteCastel IP Intercom
ZeniteldeView EuropeUpshotCCTV Direct
VemotionMobius NetworksVideconVidicore


360 Vision kindly donated an iPad3 for a prize draw which was won by William Mitchell of the Scottish Practitioners Group.

On the evening of 12th November 2012 as part of the drinks reception prior to the evening networking dinner, our drinks sponsor, CCTV specialists Bosch Security Systems hosted a short, live demonstration for all attendees which was held within the exhibition area. Attendees were given a product overview and demonstration by the Bosch team and were able to see the products in action.

The private networking dinner, took place at the Queens Hotel on the evening of 12th November 2012, to allow delegates and exhibitors to network in a relaxed manner and atmosphere. Throughout the evening funds were raised for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. In total, £800 was raised as a result of fabulous prizes which were donated byRISCO Group, Dallmeier, Winsted, Synectics, TVS CCTV, icomply and Wireless CCTV.

Winners on the evening included Jon Sale of Voicepath, Alan Gardner of Enfield Borough Council, Liz Lloyd of Global MSC and Barry Donbavand of Sedgefield Borough Council.



'CCTV Budget Cuts & the Riots - How Did We Adapt?'

Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol
6th March 2012

We hosted the latest Global MSC Security Seminar and Exhibition, in conjunction with Bristol City and South Gloucestershire Councils aimed at CCTV, Facility and Security Managers. Speakers at the event were:

DCC Graeme Gerrard - ACPO / Cheshire ConstabularyDCI Mick Neville - Metropolitan Police
Dr Peter Fussey - University of EssexTim Close - UK Broadband
C/S Jon Stratford and DS Sim Cryer- A&S ConstabularyBrian Pender - CCTV National Standards Forum
Alex Deane - Big Brother WatchTed Beatson - Synectics
Peter Currie - Milestone SystemsGordon McLanaghan - Bristol City Council
Dr Paul Reilly - University of LeicesterAdrian Kirk - 360 Vision


"I would just like to say how much myself and Terry enjoyed yesterday's Seminar. From a Council's perspective it was very useful especially the networking aspect" - David Burge, Charnwood Borough Council

Deputy Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard, Cheshire Constabulary and the ACPO Lead on CCTV, was the keynote speaker and reflected over his vast experiences over the years from the Brick Lane Bombings to the August Riots as he is due to retire in April 2012. Dr Paul Reilly talked about the use of social media by both criminals and the police during last years social disturbances and DC Mick Neville of the Met Police and C/Supt Jon Straford and DS Sim Cryer of Avon & Somerset Constabulary shared their experiences about bringing criminals to justice through the use of CCTV.  To liven up the debate, Alex Deane of Big Brother Watch shared the organisation's concerns about surveillance and Brian Pender, Chair of the newly formed CCTV National Standards Forum (CSNF) shared an update with the audience about what the CNSF are planning.

After lunch there was a ‘Question Time’ style debate where the audience were able to pose questions to the expert panel who will included DCC Graeme Gerrard, DC Mick Neville, Dr Peter Fussey, Gordon McLanaghan and Alex Deane.

Manufacturers and Service Providers who participated were:

360 VisionNorbainMilestone SystemsCDS Integrated Systems
Conway Security ProductsWavestoreStryker CommunicationsThinking Space
DallmeierUK BroadbandCrimestoppersThe Security Institute
RISCO GroupSynecticsNVTT.I.S
i-ComplyVideotecSchneider ElectricUnseen UK
WinstedExacq TechnologiesIQinVisionCortech Developments
Chroma VisionEnvisage TechnologyRoutesafeBosch Security Systems
Select ElectricsSesysCCTV TrainingSilvernet
DVTelTVS CCTVRemploy CCTVTavcom Training
ADT Fire & SecurityTelesteHoneywellZenitel


"It was the very best to date and considering the high quality of previous years that's some accolade" - Chris Harrison, North Somerset Council 
Throughout the day, there was the opportunity to enter a draw to win a fabulous iPad2 which was kindly donated by 360 Vision. The winner was Colin Goodhind of Melksham Town Council.

"Very enjoyable event" - Christine McElhatton, Tavcom Training
We staged a private networking dinner on the evening of 5th March 2012 at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel to allow exhibitors and delegates to meet in before the more formal event the following day. Throughout the evening there was a charity raffle to raise very much needed funds for unseen(uk). In total we raised over £820. We had fabulous prizes donated which included £300 of Apple Vouchers donated by UK Broadband and won by Neil Walker of Thinking Space, a bottle of champagne donated by RISCO Group which was won by Neil Harvey of Nottingham City Council, an iPod Nano donated by Stryker Communications which was won by Richard Martin of Christchurch Borough Council and dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel donated by Marriott Hotels which was won by Heather Cronin of Norbain. unseen(uk) is a charity established to disrupt and challenge human trafficking at all levels. unseen's specific focus is to combat the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation. They aim to provide safety, hope and choice to women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.

"Thank you to you for putting on another great event! It was a great success and we were really pleased with how the evening demo went" - Natalie Simpson, Synectics

Additionally, as part of the drinks reception prior to the evening dinner at 7.30pm, our drinks sponsor, software integration specialists Synectics hosted a short live demonstration for all attendees which was held within the exhibition area and included complimentary drinks. There was a live feed from the CCTV Control Room at Bristol City Council and attendees were able to view live images from around the City and the Synectics technology in action.



2011 Event

'The Protection of Freedoms Bill - An Update'

Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle
8th November 2011

We were delighted to host the Global MSC Security Seminar and Exhibition, in conjunction with Safe Newcastle, aimed at CCTV, Facility and Security Managers. Speakers included:

Andrew Rennison - Interim CCTV Regulator
Judith Jones - Information Commissioners OfficeDCI Mick Neville - Metropolitan Police
Peter Webster - Slough Borough CouncilAlan Gardner - London Borough of Enfield
Iain Cundy - PanasonicJason Piggott - Dallmeier
Nigel Horsfall - Everything EverywhereSimon Adcock - BSIA
Vince Bessell - RaytecRobert Chandler - Lyyn
Tim Close - UK BroadbandJonathan Squires - Synectic Systems


"The officer from the Met gave an excellent and stimulating presentation and the event always features a good keynote address" - Ken Wilson, Nexus

Interim CCTV Regulator Andrew Rennison was the keynote speaker and delivered a very thought provoking presentation on how regulation may look once the Protection of Freedoms Bill is passed (due Spring 2012), Judith Jones of the Information Commissioners Office gave the audience an update on the Bill. Whilst Mick

Neville of the Met Police and Nigel Horsfall of Everything Everywhere talked candidly about the August Riots and how CCTV helped to catch and convict those responsible.

After lunch there was a ‘Question Time’ style debate where the audience were able to pose questions to the expert panel who will included Nigel Horsfall, Judith Jones, Simon Adcock (BSIA), Peter Webster (Slough Borough Council) and Alan Gardner (London Borough of Enfield). Manufacturers and integrators who participated:

Risco GroupThinking SpaceVIPA UKDallmeier
COE360 VisionVideo & Optical SystemsSynectic Systems
Castel CommunicationAltronNorbainPanasonic
WavestoreQuadrant Security GroupConway Security ProductsStryker Communications
i-ComplyFreeSpace NetworksLyynSesys
UK BroadbandCommend UKMercer CCTVWireless CCTV
ComNetSchnieder ElectricWinstedPivot 3
RaytecRemploy CCTVThe Security InstituteNVT
TVS CCTVSelect ElectricsEmizon IPMel Secure Systems


"I would just like to say how much myself and Terry enjoyed yesterday's Seminar. From a Council's perspective it was very useful especially the networking aspect" - David Burge, Charnwood Borough Council