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Aidan Gibson has joined the team of Televigil associates, advising clients who require protective security of personnel, property, assets and event coordination. Aidan has been entrusted in the past with Counter Terrorism (CT) Protective security planning and co-ordination around a number of high profile and sensitive events, which include: Trooping the Colour, Cenotaph, State Visits, General Elections and multiple Government Conferences as well as a number of national and international events, for example, London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Rugby World Cup 2015 and Euro 2016.

Aidan is a retired Chief Inspector with 30 years’ experience of working in London, the last 10 spent as a senior manager, with portfolio responsibilities for Criminal Justice, Operations and Partnership. Aidan is recognised and respected nationally as one of the foremost Counter Terrorism Security Co-ordinators, is highly accomplished in the fields of protective security, the management of threat and vulnerability, risk mitigation, crisis management, major operations, investigations and strengthens the portfolio of consultancy services that Televigil Security and Compliance Consultants are able to offer clients.

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The success of your business depends on many things but one is providing a safe and secure environment for your customers, employees and visitors. Such an environment will help reduce the incidence and impact of crime. Without good security, and the trust which flows from it, your staff, premises and the space around you will be at a disadvantage compared to your competitors – and could lose you money.

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London recognises this imperative. Two strategic aims are to design areas around London to prevent crime and reassure the public. The Safe Spaces Self-Assessment Scheme has been created to help you recognise how you can identify and improve safety, security and resilience. For you to identify and improve safety, security and resilience. London First, police and business security people have produced a self-assessment survey tool:https://www.london.gov.uk/mopac-publications/safer-spaces?source=vanityurl
Professional Security Magazine reports that the Home Office has played a dead bat to a call by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for enforcement powers. As background, the commissioner Tony Porter carried out a review of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice in 2015. Reporting in February, he suggested "limited enforcement sanction powers" if public authorities - local government and police users of public space CCTV and surveillance systems - fail to comply with the code.

In a letter, however Home office junior minister Mike Penning said that he "was not yet convinced" that giving the commissioner such powers would improve compliance, claiming that additional regulation "could cause confusion". (The Information Commissioners Office has teeth and has imposed fines of up to £500, 000 breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 which covers the use of CCTV and Surveillance Systems).

As back ground the Surveillance Commissioners Office was set up under the Coalition government, with only the power of persuasion to make councils abide the Surveillance Camera Commissioners Code of Practice..for more subject coverage visit the Professional Security Magazine web site
In 2009 TeleVigil Associates were appointed by Total as security consultants for their new gas production facility in Shetland. The contract included the development the Operational Requirements and design the physical integrated security system for the new site, to meet with the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructures (CPNI) site security classification.

To overcome the extreme weather and environmental problems experienced on site, the security systems specified and installed include the long range thermal imaging technology and Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS) originally developed for the defence industry installed by
Nessco Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) by Avon Barrier Company and security fencing installed by Allens Total Perimeter Security.
The hazardous terrain and ground conditions coupled with the serve weather conditions over a long period of time proved to be extremely challenging for all involved. The legacy of this complete security solution is there for all to see, and is recognised and accredited by leaders in the industry.

Andy Brooks and TeleVigil Associates have worked alongside the Laggan Tormore Project team from the initial appointment by Total Exploration and Production and with Petrofac during the procurement, construction and delivery phases to completion of the project. The project is without doubt, one of the most technically difficult and environmentally challenging projects and largest in the UK since the Olympics. The new facility went live this month and will provide enough gas to supply more than 2 million homes. See BBC report today