Swansea - Wales’ second largest city has this week switched from its previous crime intelligence platform provider to SentrySIS, in a bid to better protect local businesses, residents and visitors to city centre.
Working closely and in partnership with South Wales Police, Swansea BID, Swansea City Council and other local stakeholders, Swansea Against Business Crime (SABC) made the strategic decision to help meet its business aims and objectives by using a more enhanced platform.
SABC aims to bring together the day time and night time economies in the city, by providing businesses and other organisations with the necessary crime reporting and monitoring tools built into the SentrySIS application.
The scheme already runs a successful high quality radio network from MRS Communications as part of its wider crime reduction remit with Swansea BID. Implementing the SentrySIS platform into this already effective crime reduction strategy, only improves the service offered to its members and other city invested partners.
Steve Gallagher, Business Crime Reduction Manager said “We’re really looking forward to the difference this makes to how we work in partnership with South Wales Police, Swansea Council, and our stakeholders. Security is a top priority and having the opportunity to work more collaboratively and see things in real time means we can monitor what’s happening to keep our members and visitors safe. We’re always investing in new ways to make our city safer, and the new system will make it easier to do so.’’
The move to SentrySIS means that secure GDPR compliant data sharing and collaboration options between SARC and other regional crime partnerships using SentrySIS, can happen with ease.
Earlier this year, Cardiff’s business crime reduction partnership also switched over to SentrySIS meaning both partnerships have the ability to share intelligence about local and ‘would-be’ travelling offenders who commit crime across the South coast of Wales.
The introduction of SentrySIS into Swansea’s crime reduction strategy feeds directly into other wider business objectives driven by Swansea BID to help create Swansea into a more safer welcoming destination. This approach helps raise the city’s profile bringing direct benefits to businesses, delivering on a set of agreed business priorities and boosting the overall Swansea experience.
Chris Nriapia from SentrySIS said: “We are really pleased to be working with Swansea Against Business Crime and their other city partners to help them reach their crime reduction objectives. The ability to connect all businesses and other stakeholders together through our SentrySIS platform opens up an array of opportunities to help reduce crime in the area. We are also keen to see how relationships develop with neighbouring business improvement districts such as Cardiff, as data sharing between the two cities will improve how intelligence is circulated across the South coast of Wales.’”
Members of the SARC partnership can keep abreast of local crime intelligence through notifications and incidents via the SentrySIS webportal or mobile phone app on Apple and Android devices.
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