Acctive Issue Security Systems Warning after Graff Gems Robbery

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Leading security systems provider Acctive Systems Ltd has warned Jewellers to review their CCTV positions following the Graff Gems Robbery. The £40 million raid on Graff Diamonds, the Mayfair Jewellers, earlier this month, is thought to be the biggest ever gems heist in the UK.

Leading security systems provider Acctive Systems Ltd has warned Jewellers to review their CCTV positions following the Graff Gems Robbery. The £40 million raid on Graff Diamonds, the Mayfair Jewellers, earlier this month, is thought to be the biggest ever gems heist in the UK.

Sean Goodman, Managing Director at Acctive Systems said:
"The Graff Jewellery robbery is a typical case of poorly sighted camera position. What is the cameras fundamental objective? To view an area of potential dispute/incident, the pictures released by the police showed a typical 'top of the head shot'."

When having a CCTV system installed its vital to consider the end result i.e. playback/review. So with this in mind why do people insist on having cameras high up? So they do not get attacked or because they are out of the way and do not spoil the décor?

Every jewellery shop should have a camera looking directly out of the shop window and entrance door to record facial images. The "Graff" robbery was typical in that it was rehearsed, almost all of these type of robberies are rehearsed one way or another, whether it be by a quick look into the window to see the amount of potential, or by a visit inside to browse one or two days before the attack.

There should not be a high-value shop owner who does not heed this advice and move their cameras to better positions.

Established in 1996, Acctive Systems specialise in the design, installations and maintenance of integrated security solutions, which consist of surveillance to access control and intruder alarms. Acctive Systems aim to deliver long term practical benefits for their customers and guarantee value for money.

Acctive Systems is the UK's leading independent security systems provider; they provide state of the art electronic security solutions to blue chip companies and public sector clients. Their solutions allow the proactive management of incidents, help minimise losses, and protect personnel.

Acctive is approved to Panasonic Premier Integrator status for their security products and is accredited to the gold standard by the security industry's regulatory body the National Security Inspectorate. The company is also certificated against ISO 9001:2008.

Further information can be found at http://www.acctive.co.uk

Contact:

Kirstie Lewis
Acctive Systems
0870 199 4044
http://www.acctive.co.uk

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