Disc continues growth despite Covid: November/December 2020
Local business crime reduction schemes have been confronted with unparalleled challenges since the advent of Covid. Yet new schemes, including Shopwatches and Pubwatches, continue to be set up while existing ones continue to develop, with new Disc systems and upgrades to Disc ‘SC’ (for Segregated Content).
New county-wide scheme for Derbyshire
Chesterfield Business Crime Reduction Scheme, managed by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, has upgraded its existing Disc system to Disc ‘SC’ as part of its plans to deploy Disc across the entire county. Re-branded as the Derbyshire Business Crime Reduction Partnership, the scheme is well on its way to supporting towns throughout the county and Disc SC will enable it to support multiple schemes under one Disc system.
Fifth Disc system for Telford & Wrekin
West Mercia Police has invested in a further Disc system for its local policing area of Telford & Wrekin. The police-administrated Disc system covers Great Dawley and joins (and links to) four other Disc systems in the area serving Wellington, Telford – retail and night-time – and Oakengates.
Two more shopping centres in Scotland
The UK’s largest shopping centre operator has confirmed the acquisition of two more Disc systems to add to its existing eight implementations. The new systems, deployed at the company’s two Scotland-based centres, means that Disc now supports its entire portfolio. Each system is locally administrated and supports local exclusion schemes within each centre, yet they are also linked together to help identify travelling offenders. We’re also working with the customer to link each of its own Disc systems with others in the same areas, so they can work together to share local alerts and other current awareness as well as the identities of relevant offenders.
Two new Disc systems for the Midlands
Highly regarded Business Crime Reduction Partnerships Leicester City Watch and Mansfield Business Crime Partnership have adopted Disc. Leicester City Watch is one of the longest established schemes of its sort in the UK; Mansfield Business Crime Partnership is managed on behalf of its levy-payers by Mansfield Business Improvement District. Both have decided to migrate from existing information-sharing systems to Disc.
New Disc SC system for Gloucestershire Safe
Gloucester City Safe is a long-established Disc customer. Now Gloucestershire County Council has chosen City Safe to set up and manage a separate Gloucestershire Safe scheme based on a new Disc SC system to co-ordinate local government response to the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the county. The system has been deployed to support the county’s response to the pandemic by enabling efficient, effective sharing and recording of relevant information and to brief the county’s Covid-19 Marshals.
More upgrades to Disc ‘SC’
Our new Disc SC (for ‘segregated content’) upgrade is being adopted by more and more existing customers, enabling them to deploy multiple crime reduction schemes, while ensuring ongoing compliance with GDPR obligations. The last two months have seen customers including Cardiff Against Business Crime, Hastings Area Business Crime Reduction Partnership, Northamptonshire Business Crime Partnership, Norwich BID, Southampton Business Crime Partnership and Skipton Crime Reduction Partnership move to Disc SC.
If you’d like to know about Disc SC and whether it is a suitable option for your own scheme, contact us for more information.