Research proves effectiveness of BIDs in driving down business crime
New research demonstrates that Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are highly effective in reducing low-level business crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in their areas, and that the more they do, the more substantial are the benefits to levy-payers. Indeed, by analysing only the number of crimes reported to police, the report substantially underestimates the positive impact that…
Eighteen new Disc systems; thirteen new customers
We’re delighted to welcome thirteen new customers and to announce a further five new Disc systems for existing customers. New customers include five Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) – Andover, Newcastle NE1, My Milton Keynes, Weymouth and Wimborne – and four independent Business Crime Reduction Partnerships – Romford Safe & Sound, Tunbridge Wells Safe Town Partnership,…
Disc’s new API: enabling truly joined-up local crime reduction
We’re delighted to announce our new Disc ‘Application Programming Interface’ (API). For major retailing and hospitality sector businesses that want to reduce the impact of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour on their businesses premises, it’s a game-changer… The API means that incidents submitted into any third-party reporting system can be instantly copied into a local…
Fifteen more customers join the Disc network
October and November saw a record 15 new customers sign up to Disc. Among them: another police force has chosen Disc to support its rural crime reduction work; one of the UK’s top-10 security companies; an ‘industrial’ BID using Disc to reduce crime and ASB for its levy payers… In the North East, Cramlington in…
A radio revolution for business crime reduction schemes?
Sharing information is a core function of business crime reduction schemes, whether it’s sharing urgent, important information between members, or enabling them to quickly, conveniently access images of local offenders and banned individuals. Now a new generation of radio handsets is set to support both types of communication in one powerful – and affordable – package….
Intelligence@Work: keeping up to date about business crime reduction
Intelligence@Work is our new online information resource for Disc customers and administrators who together deliver business crime reduction schemes across more than 500 towns and city-centres in the UK – and for anyone else who manages or supports business crime reduction schemes. Intelligence@Work provides a wealth of news, guidance, documentation, and latest Best Practice of…