The Cambridgeshire based crime reduction partnership Cambridge Business Against Crime (CAMBAC) have this week improved the way they manage and process low level crime within their area, thanks to the introduction of SentrySIS within their crime partnership.
SentrySIS is the ‘new market leader’ platform used by business crime reduction partnerships and national retailers to help manage retail crime incidents. The new system will replace CAMBAC’s existing solution with immediate effect.
CAMBAC members can access the crime intelligence platform via a dedicated smartphone app and secure cloud-based web portal to receive the most up to date crime information occurring in their area. This means security guards, loss prevention personnel and shop staff can now prevent known offenders from entering their stores which reduces the risk of retail crime from happening in the first place.
The SentrySIS platform is already popular with multiple crime partnerships and national retailers in Scotland, Northern Ireland, The North East of England, Yorkshire and The Midlands.
The platform will provide the CAMBAC administration team and the 200 retail members they serve across the region, with all the modern technology tools used to make tackling retail crime much easier than before.
CAMBAC’s Crime Manager, Adam Ratcliffe commented and said: “We are very excited to implement Sentrysis across our scheme. The high level of functionality, as well as the advanced statistical data it produces, means we can equip our members with all the key information they need to prevent crime in our business community.”
Over recent weeks, the SentrySIS system has been adopted by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) as their national data sharing platform which will serve 115 crime partnerships across the UK.
Now that CAMBAC has implemented the same SentrySIS platform, the sharing of crime data between both organisations can now be achieved in a fully secure and GDPR compliant way.
Chris Nriapia, Director at SentrySIS commented and said: “We are really pleased to be working with Adam and his team at CAMBAC. Businesses who are part of CAMBAC will now be able to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in their area in a much more robust and efficient way than before through the use of our technology.”
The software includes an array of crime intelligence tools ranging from known and unknown subjects of interest through to vehicles which have been associated with crime and criminal activity within the area. CAMBAC users can also be informed about historical crime incidents that have occurred in the area and further afield.
The SentrySIS crime management software also includes the reporting of crime directly to local participating police constabularies. The online crime reporting function generates a completed MG11 witness statement, business impact statement and the secure transfer of in-store CCTV video files.
This presents both cost and efficiency savings for the local retailers and local police officers as it eliminates the need to attend the store in person to collect an MG11 statement and CCTV video on disc. The system therefore allows the local constabulary to deploy front line resource elsewhere.
Chris Nriapia commented further and said “This is really exciting for not only us but CAMBAC and Cambridgeshire Constabulary as this partnership can help join up the retail crime strategy across the region. Our wider police efficiency saving tools can complement the business crime software used by CAMBAC which will provide a series of benefits for all involved.”
CAMBAC members can access SentrySIS via its smartphone app which is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.
For more information on joining CAMBAC, please contact Adam Ratcliffe at www.cambac.co.uk.