Businesses in Bath are more protected than ever through the launch of a new crime intelligence platform, provided by SentrySIS. The partnership between the Bath BID, SentrySIS, South West Business Crime Centre (SWBCC) and other local partners form part of Bath BID’s wider crime reduction strategy, Safe and Secure Bath.



The aim of the scheme is to prevent and deter crime and antisocial behaviour in the city centre whilst bringing together night-time and daytime security under one scheme. 


The initiative will promote three key elements: the Bath BID Marshals having a presence in the city centre seven days a week, a radio link operation connected to the police and council CCTV, and the introduction of the secure SentrySIS intranet system, which will allow businesses to share crime intelligence between themselves and receive information directly from the police and scheme administrators.



Nick Bishop, Office Manager at the Bath BID, said: “The purpose of the Bath BID is to make Bath a better place, and we are committed to supporting Bath’s businesses to achieve commercial success and inclusive growth. As part of this commitment, we are delighted to launch Safe and Secure Bath to help tackle shop theft and antisocial behaviour in the city centre, helping Bath to become a more welcoming city.”


The SentrySIS crime intelligence platform is already very popular with other crime partnerships and BIDs in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, the Midlands, North-East England, and across London, where the platform has played a crucial role in tackling low level crime and antisocial behaviour across multiple towns and cities.


Bath BID Levy Payers can access the SentrySIS platform via any web browser or mobile phone app which makes the circulation of crime intelligence between users secure, quick and direct to the businesses and members of staff who need to receive it. 



The administration of the Bath BID SentrySIS intranet is managed in partnership by the well-established and experienced SWBCC who also provide crime intelligence management services for multiple existing crime partnerships across the UK.


Commenting on the Bath BID installation, Chris Nriapia from SentrySIS said: “This is a real milestone for SentrySIS, as working with crime partnerships and BIDS across the West Country has always been on our road map. We are really looking forward to working with Bath BID, their levy payers and other key stakeholders in the city.”



(Safe and Secure Bath covers the area shown in the above map)


Part of the SWBCC’s role within the scheme is to help gather verified crime intelligence and disseminate this to Bath BID members and other stakeholders in a GDPR-compliant manner.


SWBCC’s founder, Andrew Sharman commented: “SWBCC are delighted to add the Bath BID to our ever-growing list of clients and we are looking forward to supporting them in delivering excellence in their efforts to make their city as safe and secure as possible.”



Andrew continued: “It’s the first time I’ve used SentrySIS but I’ve been very impressed with the input and support from the team as we’ve developed this implementation. We’re really looking forward to seeing how it now performs for us and our client and we’re really excited by some of the unique SentrySIS features. They have the potential to really be game changing.”


Bath businesses seeking further information about the Safe and Secure Bath initiative and the SentrySIS platform, can find out more at