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Personnel Security from Crewshield Ltd The transpo ortable, sel lf-con ntained, easily y loaded, deck moun ntable, secur re, arm moured citad del with full life support systems Crewshield Ltd have designed a portable and easily deployable Safe Room / Citadel based within a standard ISBU (ISO) shipping container. The turnkey units look just like any other container from the outside yet offer a rapidly deployable safe room capability for land or Maritime use and can be configured in a number of ways to suit client requirements. Crewshield Ltd have designed a portable and easily deployable Safe Room /

Benefitting from the use of the ISO container platform, the modular, transportable,

Citadel based within a standard ISBU (ISO) shipping container. The turnkey units

ballistically protected units are air, road, rail and sea portable. Secure and

look just like any other container from the outside yet offer a rapidly deployable safe

affordable, the Crewshield system is adaptable for individual requirements in both

room capability for land or Maritime use and can be configured in a number of ways

land and marine environments.

to suit client requirements.

The Crewshield system is now used for ground crew shelters, feeding stations,

Initially designed for the Maritime security market, the format is now common to

logistics storage, briefing rooms, communication units and medical suites in

every major port in the world and can be rapidly fitted to ships without the need for

locations around the world.

external modification.

Stringently tested against a range of projectiles the system offers high levels of

The Crewshield system is currently patented in the UK and was devised based on

ballistic, fire and acoustic protection as standard – Fully compliant with ballistic

the founders military experience. The rationale was to provide a turnkey saferoom

testing completed to BS EN 1063 Class BR6NS, covering NATO 7.62 Ball and the

capability that could be cycled through a fleet quickly and cost effectively, both to

more typical threat or 7.62 x 39 Kalashnikov AK47. For additional protection RPG

mitigate insurance premiums and to complement other security measures such as

screens are available and can be transported within the unit.

guarding – this concept is equally applicable for land based uses.

The citadel has been specifically designed as a secure refuge for use in high

“I wanted to create a system that could not only help those people using it in a

threat environments, in its current configuration as a high endurance personnel

high threat situation but would also assist any organic guarding forces and indeed external rescuing forces in the safe retaking and securing of a site or vessel after an event.” Said Mike Samways Managing Director of Crewshield UK “The fact that you can place the capability exactly where it is needed and quickly ensure that all ‘at risk’ personnel are behind a layer of B6 with effective 2 way communications is a game-changer when developing an effective security plan. Events in Iraq, Afghanistan and famously Algeria show that compound attacks remain a favoured tactic to the ill-disposed. One wonders what the hostages at the

protection shelter, the Crewshield system is B6 armoured and comes complete with insulation, sound proofing, power supply, communications, lighting and facilities for personal comfort. The portable, modular citadel unit, which resembles a standard 20” shipping container can be easily transported anywhere in the world with no need for the pre-preparation of the area, providing immediate protection upon placement. It can also be removed without leaving a legacy footprint whilst complimenting the use of other security measures including guards.

In Amenas plant (or indeed the Algerian SF sent to retake the facility) would have

No specialist skills or power tools are required to implement the Crewshield unit and

given to have been offered this capability.” He concluded.

no major in-service maintenance is required. The unit is fully weatherproof, built to

The covert self-contained, protected shelters are fitted with enhanced communications and surveillance equipment if required. With the ability to run off external power as having their own internal power supply each unit is capable of

withstand environmental extremes, sea transportation and helicopter downwash and features low thermal properties, requiring very low power for heating, cooling and lighting.

over 96 hours independent operation, providing protection for up to 24 personnel

The ISO high cube container offers ballistic, fire and acoustic protection – stringently

even in ambient temperatures as high as 55’C.

tested against a range of projectiles and ballistically tested to BS EN 1063 Class

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BR6NS, whilst also offering protection from direct fire and fragmentation from

Following a recent visit to Crewshield’s site in Hull, a representative of the

shells, mortars, rockets etc.

Security Industry E Magazine commented: “Crewshield is the most impressive and

Crewshield features a fully customisable interior, which can be tailored to the

innovative personnel safe haven system available on today’s market.”

clients’ specific requirements. The standard unit, which accommodates up to 24

“The system must be one of the most flexible and cost effective methods of

personnel, features two independent main doors for initial access and an escape

protecting crews in remote or hostile locations,” he continued. “The versatility of

hatch. Designed with bench seating and storage space for food and/or medical

Crewshield means that not only is it the most effective maritime deployable crew

supplies, the Crewshield also comprises suspended bunk beds, a chemical

protection citadel, but it is also equally operationally effective on land and can be

toilet and fresh water tanks. Comfortable conditions are ensured through two air conditioning units, CO, CO2 and temperature monitoring systems. The Crewshield portable unit also features a range of technical capabilities including a 500Gb networkable hard drive enabling the users to record images from the inbuilt covert CCTV system as well as options to relay to external cameras and sensor systems. The unit’s inbuilt silent battery banks and whisper generator provides 96 hours of independent power even after the loss of external supply and

used for a variety of applications such as checkpoints and border control. The ability to rapidly deploy, remove or re-locate the capability must be extremely attractive to security professionals when faced with changing threats and tight budgets” “This citadel from our point of view seems faultless, offering crew comfort coupled with state of the art communication ability. It appears that we are set to see much more from this innovative company across all areas of the security and military sector,” concluded the SIEM rep.

the systems security is enhanced with a locator beacon, full VHF transceiver and

Crewshield have already achieved sales and currently supply high profile UK

satellite phone.

government clients in West Africa. The units are designed and manufactured and

Crewshield can provide a versatile security solution for use across a series of applications, including: • storage for heat/humidity/theft sensitive items – 55°c 100% humidity • patrol bases and guard posts

tested in the UK and standard lead times are 14 weeks dependent on specification. “Crewshield are also in the process of designing a protected vehicle checkpoint (VCP) variant for a Middle Eastern government, which may have potential for use in the commercial sector. This system will allow a rapidly deployable protected VCP to be established within 1 hour,” Mike explained. “Our unit’s independent power

• vehicle check points

supply enables the use of stand-off technology (remote barriers, ANPR and under

• armoury / explosives storage

vehicle scanners) to be operated from the citadel, further protecting checkpoint

• transportation – high risk transits

crews from opportunistic small arms attack and VBIEDs,” he concluded.

Having spent 2 years in R&D, Crewshield launched their revolutionary system

For further information, please contact Crewshield on +447712 529 695,

within the UK in April 2013. Currently, the company have a completed hybrid office

email enquiries to info@crewshield.com or visit the company’s website

/ accommodation unit on-site at their Hull manufacturing plant, this will be available

www.crewshield.com l www.crewshieldltd.com

for viewing until March and the company intend to display a unit at the Security and Policing Exhibition at Farnborough (11-13 March 14).


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David W. Dyson:

Firearms Consultant Firearms legislation has undergone many changes in recent years. However,

Increasingly though, and as a result of fiscal cut-backs Police Forces are

a distinct lack of clarity and apparent contradictions make it an area fraught

relying more on in-house examiners rather than incurring the expense of

with danger for the unwary.

specialised external forensic providers. Some Police Examiners are very

David Dyson is a firearms and weapons expert with over 30 years experience in the fields of gun law, firearms law and weapons law. He specialises in all aspects of firearms law, related legal cases gun law, firearms law, weapons law and shotgun law.

good, but there have been many instances where David Dyson has been able to identify errors in classifications which have resulted in charges carrying a minimum mandatory 5 year custodial sentence being dropped. The prosecution examiner simply got it wrong. When an examiner instructed by the defence approaches his task he will

A Master of Laws (Distinction) in Firearms Legislation in the UK, David also

normally have the benefit of knowing how the prosecution classify the

holds experience and expertise in all sub-specialities of ballistics. David’s

weapon, and will certainly address the conclusions of the prosecution report,

areas of expertise lie in:

but before looking at the precise detail, it is important not to forget the basics.

• air weapons

The defence expert should also be expected to consider the test procedures

• shotguns

and protocols adopted by the prosecution; was anything done to the

• rifles

weapon before it could be fired? was conventional ammunition used or

• pistols & revolvers

were modifications made to allow discharge? If the gun was not capable of

• disguised firearms

discharging any shot or bullet when seized did it conform to the definition of

• ammunition

a firearm at that time?

• gunshot residues • explosive & bombs

Prosecution examiners frequently neglect to consider the issue of antiquity, particularly if the firearm is capable of discharging currently available

Advising on civil and criminal law: criminal charges, negligence, liability

ammunition, or is of a ‘modern’ design, but such factors do not feature in

issues and technical interpretation, David Dyson is a Professional Member of

statute, and dismissal of the possibility that a firearm might be an antique

the Forensic Science Society, a member of The Society of Expert Witnesses.

may reflect the way the examiner would wish the law to be, rather than the

He is also listed on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, a Member of the

way it is.

Expert Witness Institute and a Registered Firearms Dealer. With an in depth understanding of the classification of weapons under provisions of the Firearms Act, David is able to provide a critical appraisal of forensic and expert reports and the testing and examination of weapons of all types; guns, edged weapons and related items.

Adherence to these principles is perhaps changing, but solicitors should ensure that the expert they instruct has been consistent in his approach. In summary, no-one is perfect and prosecution experts, whether employed by the police or by other forensic providers can get it wrong, or may apply what some might consider inappropriate principles. A robust expert instructed by

In a recent article, David explained the role of an expert firearms consultant

the defence such as David Dyson will critically assess every aspect of the

and the challenge that they may face:

prosecution evidence.’

‘It has often been said that the classification of firearms is a mixed question of fact and law, with experts instructed both by the prosecution and defence applying legal classifications. But the vast majority of firearms experts have no legal qualifications. Specific charges brought under the Firearms Acts can be particularly susceptible to the opinions of experts because they are often based completely on their classification in law of the exhibits.

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Mr Dyson is obliged to accept instruction either nationally or internationally and can be contacted on 01484 607 331. For further information, please contact David W. Dyson through his website at www.firearmsexpert.co.uk. Alternatively, email enquiries directly to info@firearmsexpert.co.uk


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✓ The only Home Office security event ✓ Security & Policing is FREE to attend ✓ Strict Home Office criteria will ensure a secure environment for visitors and exhibitors

✓ Network at the very highest levels of decision making ✓ Free to attend Government briefings ✓ Liaise with other agencies To register your attendance, or for more information, please visit www.securityandpolicing.co.uk or contact +44 (0)20 7091 7835


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CLARITY INTEL

It is with great pleasure that we announce CLARITY INTEL has been singled out to receive the Digital Forensics Award for 2013, an independent Award programme recognised both in the UK and abroad. This Award is sponsored by the Forensics Industry E-Mag, a forward-thinking publication that created the Award Scheme in order to recognise companies that have made an outstanding contribution to their particular field. As the investigative arm of Forensic Pathways, receiving the Digital Forensics Award 2013 serves as a milestone for Clarity Intel, and forms the final piece of the jigsaw that confirms the Company’s success. Key to securing this Award was the commitment on the part of Clarity Intel to employ a team of highly experienced and diversely skilled professionals, all of whom boast backgrounds in commercial, criminal and civil investigation services, covering disciplines ranging from Business and Financial Intelligence, Forensics, Law and Evidence, Digital Investigation and Forensic Data Recovery/Computer Forensics, as the company’s MD Richard Leary outlined in a recent interview: “Having access to relevant and informative information is key to running a successful business in the modern age. Our range

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of Forensic Business services utilizes technology and expertise to provide organisations with the data to make better, and more informed, decisions allowing them to respond quicker to changes that may impact their business.”

Tribunals, which come under the supervision of the Appeal and High Court. In these cases we have the ability to process large volumes of transactional data produced in commercial transactions to find evidence of fraudulent activity.

“Our USP lies in our significant knowledge base in the area of handling and investigating ‘big data’ and providing outcomes for the client that has meaning, so that strategic decisions can be reached speedily and in a justifiable manner. As the investigative arm of Forensic Pathways Ltd we have at our disposal a full range of award winning innovative proprietary technology which supports and enhances the services we are able to offer our clients, ensuring no matter what scale the investigation we are able to provide a service which is insightful and decisive.

Having ‘mapped’ over 200 VAT Cases and decisions since 2006, Clarity Intel through its association with Forensic Pathways was recently called upon to provide evidence in a major VAT Case that involved a review of the way in which these cases have previously been investigated: “By using new state-of-the-art investigative practices involving the forensic analysis of large volumes of data, we are in effect able to provide clarity and resolve cases that have hitherto been investigated using old and out-dated techniques.”

Over the past 12 years the company has achieved an enviable reputation in providing Fraud, Due diligence, Asset Tracing, Surveillance, and other Business and Financial Intelligence Services to a diverse range of international companies ranging from Corporations and Multi-nationals, through to Governments, Local Authorities, Banks, Telco’s, Law Firms, private businesses and private citizens; working alongside Lawyers and Counsel in investigatory, discovery and pre-trial preparation work. Award-winning Clarity Intel ensures its’ clients can make sense of complex data, diverse relationships and in so doing helps ensure that critical decisions are made based on sound intelligence. Richard added: “Our Business Intelligence service ensures clients are empowered to make informed decisions, thereby optimizing opportunities whilst managing risk.” Services provided by the company include: Due Diligence; Fraud Investigation; Identification of potential acquisitions; Market analysis; Reputational analysis; International Brand and IP protection; Monitoring of websites; Identity checking; Vetting; PEP Screening; Prevention of Data Loss and Computer/Digital Forensics. The company also undertakes cases involving VAT FRAUD, as Richard explained: “We have developed a set of techniques for the investigation of high value VAT Fraud Cases and the provision of expert evidence in Tax

CASE STUDY: Clarity Intel played a key role in securing an important and successful action in the High Court for a ‘high net worth client’ facing potential prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office. Clarity Intel undertook a detailed forensic analysis of an extremely large amount of digital and hard copy documents extracting relevant content and highlighting important evidence key to the case which had previously been unseen. This proved critical in the preparation and presentation of the case in a Judicial Review. The final word goes to Richard who gave us the following comments on receiving this accolade: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this Award. Forensic Pathways created the Clarity Intel brand as a result of the growing success we were achieving in the Business and Criminal Intelligence market. This Award celebrates that success.” TO DISCUSS YOUR INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS CONTACT AWARD-WINNING: CLARITY INTEL Tel: +44(0)1827 255 170/0121 696 4071 Fax: +44(0)1827 261 022 Email: info@clarityintel.com Website: www.clarityintel.com


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Forensic Accountancy Award Winner for 2013 The Directors and Senior Management of the Forensics Industry E Magazine are delighted to announce Chris Makin as the deserving recipient of the much coveted Award for Forensic Accountancy Services in 2013. The Award recognises Mr Makin’s reputation as a highly valued Expert Witness, his experience within Chartered Accountancy, and his critical involvement in many disputes involving Corporate and Civil cases. Chris Makin qualified as a chartered accountant 40 years ago, and practised in the “boring” areas – accounts, audit, tax, business advice – for 15 years. In 1988 he was asked to help defend the

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chairman of Barlow Clowes, which had collapsed with debts of £150million; this was the first big infamous Ponzi scheme. With a team of 6 assistants he had to assess van-loads of evidence from the Serious Fraud Office, and his report of 43 ringbinders was agreed by the Prosecution, leading to the chairman’s “Not Guilty” verdicts on all charges. Chris was hooked, and he has practised full-time as a forensic accountant, expert witness, mediator and expert determiner ever since. He loves the courtroom, having given expert evidence about 80 times, and he has conducted a similar number of mediations, with an 80% settlement rate.


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Chris Makin

Forensic Accountant Chris has vast experience in all manner of legal cases, including professional negligence, director disqualification, shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance claims, product liability, family, personal injury, fatal accidents and crime, as well as lecturing and training. He is a much respected author of legal papers. Versatility is key to the role of a forensic accountant. Chris offers a wide range of dispute resolution methods as an accredited forensic accountant, accredited expert witness, accredited mediator and accredited expert determiner. He finds mediation particularly satisfying, when he can help others to settle their differences in their own way, and avoid the horrors and expense of a trial.

Dedicated to helping others, Chris is an active fellow of the Academy of Experts - of which, there are only sixty worldwide - and sits on the Academy’s investigation committee. He is an examiner in mediation and expert determination. At ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) he sits on the Forensic committee, the Ethics Advisory committee and the Support Member steering group. He acts as a Support Member, or honorary counsellor for chartered accountants facing disciplinary and other ethical problems. A highly experienced and respected chartered accountant, Chris understands business; he wrote a chapter for Kemp & Kemp The


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Quantum of Damages to explain business, financial accounts and how to quantify losses in a style which “even” barristers and judges could understand! Chris offers a professional, objective and independent opinion on cases where the common factor is that money or valuable assets are involved. This Award-winning chartered accountant has also been instructed to work on many ‘structured collar’ cases, involving the big banks of the UK and smaller businesses.

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‘Structured collars’ are interest hedging agreements sold to SMEs, as “protection” against interest rises. The FSA/FCA have ruled that they were mis-sold in 90% of cases, and that compensation must be paid. Some 30,000 SMEs are entitled to compensation, and Chris’s task is to quantify the loss of profits and other costs and losses arising from the damage caused to a business where £250,000 a year or more has been paid to the banks under these mis-sold contracts. His findings are typically that compensation of £1-3million should be paid. At the time of writing, only 10 of the


Chris Makin

Chris has vast experience in all manner of legal cases, including professional negligence, director disqualification, shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance claims, product liability, family, personal injury, fatal accidents and crime, as well as lecturing and training. 30,000 cases have been concluded, but it is said that Vince Cable the business minister is keeping a close eye on progress. The main attraction in using Chris as a forensic accountant and expert witness is that it costs nothing to find out if he can add value to your case. He provides an initial review with no obligation to instruct him. If the case doesn’t proceed any further than the initial review, there is no charge and all paperwork is destroyed. If the matter does proceed the time spent on the initial review is included in the fee quoted, and only when terms are agreed is a contractual relationship established. Over the last 25 years Chris has acted in hundreds of personal injury and fatal accident cases, both large and small. He acted for the dependents of 5 of those killed in the Selby rail crash, for example, and he currently has several mesothelioma cases. The pattern is 50% for claimants, 30% for defendants and 20% as Single Joint Expert. When acting for claimants, his figures are mostly accepted even after detailed review from the other side, but

when acting for defendants he has made significant savings. And with so many appearances in court as an expert witness, judges are used to relying on his opinions, too. Chris has a vast experience in matrimonial cases. With business and share valuations being a large part in these cases, Chris can advise on a tax-efficient way to withdraw assets from the marriage. Criminal cases have involved money laundering, drug trafficking and taxation offences. When it comes to hiring a forensic accountant, Mr. Chris Makin certainly has the experience required. As well as offering his valuable no obligation review, the work completed will be to an impeccable standard and hard to beat. Forensic Industry E Magazine is proud to make this most deserving award. For fur ther information, please call Chris Makin, Forensic Accountant on 01924 495888 or email enquiries to: chris@chrismakin.co.uk


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Protecting international and national borders is no easy feat, with a full array of solutions required to protect against threats that could

Protecting International Borders Rapiscan Systems’ wide range of non-intrusive inspection technologies keeps the flow of international trade moving. For example, one of its systems can produce a high-resolution image of a 40-foot container in less than six seconds. Covering everything from Baggage and Parcel, Cargo and Vehicle inspection

be presented by sea, air, road or rail. Rapiscan Systems leads the world in security inspection solutions for customs and border control. Applying the broadest array of technologies to meet customs needs, the result is security that keeps in what needs to stay in, keeps out what needs to stay out.

Latest developments of Rapiscan include: Rapiscan RTT™ 110 is the next generation Real Time Tomography technology for hold baggage offering ECAC standard 3 approved screening.

through to Hold Baggage screening and people screening, Rapiscan has a

Designed to provide best possible security and lower overall cost of ownership,

solution that will meet the requirements of border protection agencies.

the RTT™ 110 meets the operational demands of modern airport environment.

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www.rapiscansystems.com The RTT™ range is renowned for providing class-leading high resolution 3D

The Eagle® M60 is the most powerful X-ray inspection system available on a

X-ray images. The RTT™ 110 provides end users with a scanning speed of 0.5

mobile scanner and has the capability to easily penetrate dense and densely

metres per second and also brings lowest total operating costs.

packed cargo, which previously has otherwise been manually inspected.

RTT™ ground breaking aviation security technology accurately detects an increased range of explosive threats and prohibited items when compared to currently deployed CT systems. In the current market, high speed X -ray systems are fast but do not generate detailed images of the object being scanned. On the other hand, computed Tomography-based systems generate more detailed images but are relatively

The system’s material separation option enables inspectors to find low density contraband including explosives and narcotics. While the Eagle® M60 also offers a large scanning option enabling the inspector to scan objects up to 5 metres tall. M60 offers best-in-class imaging, robust standard features and advanced options. It is the most user friendly and flexible mobile system available.

slow – Rapiscan’s RTT™ 110 effectively combines the two. The recently developed system features an innovative gantry design and has the technical capability to produce 3D images of the item being scanned at speeds of between 1,500 and 1,800 bags per hour. The static EDS computer system used with RTT™ requires less manning than other systems; less maintenance, spare parts, and features no moving parts. The cost of operation is minimised and less machinery results in minimised power consumption. The latest RTT™ product from Rapiscan Systems assists the customer with the application of up-to-date EU regulations.

High Speed Rail Detection One of the biggest areas of focus for Rapiscan in the past 12 months has been in the rail scanning industry. Moving cargo by rail is efficient, fast and reliable – last year alone, billions of tonnes of cargo were transported around the world on more than one million kilometres of track. However, with increasing levels of cargo being transported across the globe using this method, it places a great deal of pressure on customs officials to efficiently scan, search and secure the contents of the containers without slowing down operations. There The Rapiscan Eagle® M60 is used for cargo and vehicle inspection. The mobile, 6MV X-ray imaging system provides a industry-leading solution for the

is therefore an increased demand for X-ray cargo inspection systems that can efficiently inspect larger volumes of cargo without slowing the flow of trade,

versatile inspection of dense cargo

which represents a huge benefit for shippers, operators and customs teams

The system allows the end user to inspect at any location with a mobile scanner

in operation modes, meaning there can be requirements to scan a single or

to find contraband with material separation options available. The Eagle® M60

multiple tracks, trains going in one or either direction, various types of cargo -

can also be used to inspect dense cargo, wherever and whenever there is a

some needing to be scanned, others not , different speeds of the cargo at the

need to do so.

point of inspection etc. etc.

alike. A key challenges of developing a rail inspection system is the variation


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www.rapiscansystems.com Another key requirement is for them to be fully automated operationally, with

for screeners at ports across the globe. But radiation detection is improving

no associated personnel required to physically operate the system on site,

- advances in rad-nuke screening technology and “traditional” x-ray screening

reducing both the manning and associated infrastructure costs, and meeting

have made it possible to integrate the two operations into a single checkpoint,

health and safety requirements.

allowing operators to pinpoint conventional threats or contraband within a

Fortunately Rapiscan have the answers, with a number of High energy rail

container while simultaneously detecting radioactive materials.

inspection systems deployed on single and dual tracks, multi-direction and

Developed by Rapiscan’s Cargo and Vehicle Inspection (CVI) division, the

even offering high speed inspection.

Eagle Radiation Detection device can effectively identify gamma or gamma

Already in action within Europe, Rapiscan have unveiled a breakthrough in supply chain security: the Rapiscan Eagle R60HS, the world’s first truly high speed rail scanner, capable of scanning rail containers moving at 60 kilometres per hour.

neutron radiation emitted from containerised or vehicle-borne cargo. The new device, which eliminates the dependence on the increasingly scarce element, helium He-3, of previous detectors, integrates gamma-neutron radiation detection during a high energy x-ray inspection scan, providing simultaneous, comprehensive surveillance. The compactness of the device facilitates covert

Images are obtained when the train’s cargo moves through the system

surveillance and detection of illicit radio-active materials without those carrying

between the X-Ray generator on one side of the track and the X-Ray detector

such materials knowing that they are being monitored.

array on the opposite side; generating a high quality X-ray of a 40 foot shipping container in 0.8 of a second; enabling the scanning of hundreds of thousands of containers a year without slowing the flow of commerce. By electronically linking the cargo manifest and container number against the relevant X Ray image tracking and analysis becomes efficient and effective. This high energy rail inspection system is providing clear and unambiguous images of even the densest rail cargo, whilst ensuring that the port which the rail link feeds into is operating more efficiently due to the high throughput and reduction of time spent on unnecessary manual searches. Addressing new markets One of the greatest threats facing checkpoint security is radioactive materials.

This innovative technology distinguishes between the materials used in nuclear weapons, medical radiation sources and naturally occurring radio-active materials. It senses such radiation and automatically generates alarms when materials of particular intensity or significance are detected. Rapiscan Systems were selected to receive the Award for Border Control System Provider of the Year in 2013. The Security Industry E Magazine selected Rapiscan as the company to receive the accolade based on their introduction of innovative ideas, first-class customer service and value for money. Rapiscan are a company that we recognise as being on the cutting edge of technology and are an essential part of our countries border security systems industry covering a wide range of environments and difficult market places.

They have the potential to cause significant harm and must be screened for with just as much caution, especially due to their propensity to be shielded

For further information, please contact Rapiscan Systems on

which makes them nearly invisible to conventional radiation detectors.

0870 777 4301 or email enquiries to sales@rapiscansystems.com

Today’s range and complexity of radioactive materials makes detecting these hazardous substances in containers or vehicles increasingly difficult

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✓ The only Home Office security event ✓ Security & Policing is FREE to attend ✓ Strict Home Office criteria will ensure a secure environment for visitors and exhibitors

✓ Network at the very highest levels of decision making ✓ Free to attend Government briefings ✓ Liaise with other agencies To register your attendance, or for more information, please visit www.securityandpolicing.co.uk or contact +44 (0)20 7091 7835


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ASL GRP achieve Armour & Security Solutions Award success Th he Air Sea Land Grou up (ASL GRP) is a dynamic Armour company with over 30 years experience in the Armour, Security and Defence industry. The company offer complete package solutions from design through to production and full delivery worldwide.

GRP that they voted unanimously in favour of awarding the Isle of Wight-based ourr & Seccurity Solutio ons Awaard for 20113 company. The much coveted Armo was presented to Managing Director, Jonathon Diffey and Sales Manager, Jack Haigh during the DSEi 2013 event at ExCel London.

With a highly skilled workforce, ASL GRP are constantly adapting to find new and innovative ways to produce Armour and Security products with the utmost accuracy, coupled with full project management along the way.

On receiving the Award, the two Directors paramount to the ongoing success of ASL GRP commented:

AS SL prid de them mselves on the fact th hat their products save livees. ASL GRP provide a comprehensive range of products and services from armoured vehicle kits to blast containment and transparent armour systems for use in high profile buildings throughout the world. The Directors and Senior Management of the Security Industry E Magazine were so impressed with the services and professional approach taken by ASL

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“We are delighted to be receiving this award and I feel very proud to be able to celebrate this with my team. We thank the Security Industry E Magazine and look forward to what the future may bring” Jonathon Diffey, Managing Director. “It’s fantastic to win this award with all of the hard work that we have put in during the last 18 months, it’s a very difficult market place and it’s imperative that we continue to develop lifesaving products that can make a difference” Jack Haigh,Sales Manager.


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AS SL’s Seecurityy solutionss ASL GRP design, develop and manufacture a range of products to battle against unfortunate threats of terror, giving customers’ a first line of defence. s

Legion Green Panels are manufactured from a fibre reinforced woven material, providing protection from shell fragments, blast bullets and other projectiles. Uniform protection is provided by the entire panel, which can be supplied in a variety of thicknesses to meet different levels of threat. Whereas, ASL’s High Hard Steel products can be used for both military and civilian applications. Offering excellent ballistic properties due to their hardness and mechanical properties; High Hard Steel offers fantastic blast protection from enemy fire and is perfect for high armour and military applications.

The unique Legion Bulletmaster door can be easily fitted to conventional security doors and has been installed in banks, cash offices and panic rooms throughout the UK. The ASL Ballistic Blanket is designed to suppress blast fragmentation from an explosion that can cause damage or injuries. Whilst ASL’s Post Room Blast Container is a cylindrical assembly consisting of composite woven fibres designed to withstand blast and fragments from an explosive device containing up to 500g (16 oz) of PE4.

Maarine solutionss ASL GRP provide hardened products for range of applications, from every day glass fibre components to moulded armoured structures. The ASL 560 CAT and ASL 520 foldable CAT rescue boat designs use Asymmetric hulls, which are used to minimise wake interference and to produce a softer ride with minimum pounding. There are many benefits from the asymmetric design; the boat will carve turns, can safely maintain speed in rougher conditions, high transverse stability, reduced wetted area, a reduction in vertical acceleration and low wash. The 520 Cat is a uniquely constructed and transportable vessel that can be launched and recovered from its dedicated trailer.

Arrmourss The Isle of Wight based company provide several light weight exotic solutions to high hard steels catering for any ballistic needs which may occur including the design and development of moulded armour and armoured vehicle systems. Attack Resistant Composites (ARCs) are developed to suit a variety of applications and are widely used in the Police Force and Security sectors. ARCs are manufactured from high strength, woven yarn highly consolidating with fire retardant resin systems to protect against small fire arms, riot attack situations and fire bombs.

As a company, ASL GRP continues to provide high levels of customer satisfaction through their after-sales activities. With the aim to maintain long term customer relationships through their products, ASL offer continuous support through additional life saving products and services. With in-house tool making capabilities and a range of designs for Blast Containment systems, Ballistic Transparent glass and Cash in Transit Protection projects, ASL GRP’s ability to adapt allows the company to deliver the products that their customers want on time and within budget. For further information, please call 01202 862 504, email enquiries saa les@aa slgrp.cc o m or visit the company’s website at w ww.aslgg rp.com


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Forensic analysts use rugged mobile technology to collect evidence in harsh environments

A solid piece of evidence can be the difference between freedom and time

Data Duplication’s clients consist of law enforcement organizations, digital

behind bars for a person charged with a crime — and a just verdict often

forensic service providers, forensic consultants and forensic analysts.

depends on the field workers and analysts who uncover that evidence.

These professionals encounter a wide variety of working conditions and

New technologies make it possible to not only track and store important data electronically on users’ devices, but also for analysts to extract that evidence from mobile units. Seized devices, especially cell phones, often hold a huge amount of data — including conversations, contacts, photos and locations — that can be used to either incriminate or vindicate the accused. But gathering this data and interpreting it correctly can present a challenge: Data-extraction methods sometimes require several types of software, multiple computers and inconvenient setup, which is a lot to contend

environments in their work outside the office — including fluctuating temperatures, rain, wind and dust. The mobile technology they use in their investigations has to be able to hold up to tough conditions, and it also needs to be accurate, efficient and easy to use. “We used to offer non-rugged tablet options to our clients,” says Andy Ridgway, Sales Engineer at Data Duplication. “Those tablets were unreliable so a rugged option was needed.” A durable mobile solution that could handle rugged environments while still supplying the sophisticated technology capabilities their customers needed out in the field was required.

with when timeliness is critical and worksite environments are anything

A rugged, mobile solution

but gentle. Even though engineers have made huge improvements

Oxygen Software soon chose the Algiz 7 rugged tablet from Handheld in

in technology’s ability to extract data, few tools are able to apply these

order to create a field-ready version of its Oxygen Forensic Kit, a package

advanced collection capabilities out in the field.

that combines hardware and forensic analysis software from Oxygen

Uncovering clues in tough environments Because of the variety of environments detectives and analysts encounter, fast and reliable forensic data collection requires robust, durable and portable technology solutions. The team at Data Duplication Limited, a

Software. Oxygen Software is a developer of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile and smartphone devices. Its Oxygen Forensic Suite is designed to extract and examine the maximum amount of data from mobile phones — including data deleted by the user.

United Kingdom-based supplier of digital forensic hardware and software,

“The analysis can include anything from basic phone data such as

often hears requests from its customers to provide solutions that meet

contacts, calls and SMS messages to geo positioning information that

these needs.

shows where the phone has been located. Deleted data is also extracted

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“Our customers often ask us to recommend a solution that can be used in the field to extract and analyze important information. They work in offices and out in the field, where all types of conditions are possible — rain, dust, temperature shifts, drops,” Ridgway says. “This kit is a complete and effective solution that meets all these needs.” Uncompromised reliability and convenience The Oxygen Forensic Kit is a straightforward, durable and capable mobile solution for field data analysis. Using the kit is easy, right from the box: The customer connects a mobile phone to the Algiz 7 unit with a cable or Bluetooth, chooses which data to view, and waits for the unit to extract it. Once extracted, the selected information can be analyzed, either immediately on the mobile unit or later in a lab. The user can view contacts, messages, photos, applications, geo-positioning information, Web browsing along with data from pre-installed and third party applications. Additionally a Communication Statistics section allows an examiner to easily find out who the owner has called the most and if more than one phone is being analyzed, the software can help find possible connections between them,” Ridgway says. Oxygen Forensic Kit Rugged is the only complete solution available on the market that allows not only extraction, but also analysis of the extracted data in the field. The solution is also expandable with any Windows software, thanks to the Algiz7 Tablet PC running Windows 7. Handheld’s Algiz 7 is a brawny rugged tablet with a brilliant 7-inch widescreen touch display. It’s compact, weighing only 2.42 pounds (1.1 kilograms) and measuring just 5.56 x 9.5 x 1.57 inches (144 x 242 x 40 millimeters), yet it features some impressive rugged specifications: It’s IP65 rated and it meets MIL-STD-810G military testing standards, which means it can withstand any harsh environmental condition, from drops, extreme temperatures and vibrations to humidity, dust and water. But besides needing to be rugged, a complete, field-ready solution also must be convenient. The Oxygen Forensic Kit comes with Windows 7 Ultimate, Oxygen Forensic Suite and Bluetooth drivers installed and configured. It requires no other forensic hardware and no additional

history and more from the phone, including deleted information — exactly the types of evidence that may be needed to help crack a case. But with help from the ultra-rugged Algiz 7, solving crimes is the only type of case-cracking Data Duplication’s customers will be experiencing from now on. This sturdy mobile solution eliminates costs associated with broken units, such as downtime and repair expenses. “Our customers say they can spend more time working, instead of making the tool work,” Ridgway says. “The Oxygen software turns the Algiz 7 into an all-in-one rugged forensic extraction and examination tool, with the durability and reliability the customers requested.” Challenge Track down a mobile technology tool for forensic data collection that works just as well in the field as it does in the office. Solution Strengthen investigations with the Oxygen Forensic Kit, a data-analysis package from Oxygen Software that runs on Handheld’s rugged Algiz 7 tablet. Result A technology solution that can tackle tricky analysis in tough environments, minimizing repair costs and maximizing investigators’ time.

settings or installations to operate, and it allows not only data extraction but

For further information, please call Handheld UK & Ireland Ltd on

also viewing and analysis right at the worksite. The only cables required are

01926 333 266, email enquiries to info@handhelduk.com or visit

the included set of phone connector cables.

www.handhelduk.com

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MCQUEEN TARGETS real time solutions in a challenging enviroment McQueen Targets is an industry renowned brand and a proven expert in the supply of counter terrorism training equipment. McQueen Targets have developed a range of instant targets which can be applied in hostile and tactical training sessions for law enforcement agencies, military and special forces units worldwide. The revolutionary product range has been developed specifically for use in realistic training scenarios for anti-terrorist, siege, hostage rescue and hijack situation training as well as close quarter battle and sniper training. The company’s range of Threat Assessment Targets feature a variation of different images which are designed to provide real time training situations enabling operators to make quick, effective decisions and move away from stereotyping in extenuating circumstances. The 8000 series of threat assessment targets features 46 variations using overlay sheets. The variety of images feature non-threatening individuals as well as threats to public and individual safety meaning that the targets are not familiar to the operator. The targets encourage gun handlers to make a mental decision based on the scenarios that are presented in front of them rather than an instant ‘fire on sight’ reaction. Each target is printed in full colour and can be changed from shoot to no-shoot situations. They are designed to fit onto standard NATO backing boards measuring 458mm x 1143mm (18” x 45”). McQueen’s life-sized 3D Targets are manufactured from repairable foam and offer a realistic, low cost approach to shoot/no shoot scenarios. The 3D humanoids are effectively a range of specialist

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The company’s specially designed targets are used in law enforcement agencies, military and special forces units worldwide. foam mannequins which are designed to absorbs thousands of bullet rounds. The male, female and family styled models also house a series of wires which allow them to grip weapons and other, non-threatening items such as books, cans and bottles and can be set in a variety of environmental surroundings to recreate hostage situations where there is potential to disarm individual threats.

The torso of each humanoid is specifically designed for sitting in scenarios involving motor vehicles, aircraft seats and furniture. Manufactured in four pieces; head, common torso, left and right arms; replacements can be purchased separately. Humanoid nationalities can be made to order as well as male, female or child format 3D targets. The faces of the 3D targets can also be altered by adding earrings etc, and felt tip pens can be used for drawing on scars, moustaches and other character defining traits. McQueen Targets recently received the 2013 Design & Innovation Award for the Military Sector from the Directors of The Security Industry E Magazine. The accolade portrayed the outstanding product range that the company provide to law enforcement agencies and military organisation on a global scale. Managing Director, David Liddle commented on the Award success: “It’s great to be recognised for the work and service that we provide. Our products are not expensive high end technical pieces of equipment but nonetheless we believe they add huge value at the training stage

so that whoever uses them is able to get critical decisions right when they are placed in extreme circumstances – low cost = massive return.” Representatives from Sykes Global, the parent company of McQueen Targets will be attending the DSEI Show in September, clarifying its suitability to showcase their product range, with a view to exhibiting at the event two years later.

In a recent interview, David Liddle explained what the company were looking to gain from this year’s DSEI Show: “As well as ensuring that it is a suitable arena to promote our products in the future we also hope to meet Companies who we believe we can do business with as well as trying to create new individual contacts that will be of mutual benefit going forward. My Team are excited at attending for the first time.” For further information, please call McQueen Targets on 01896 664 269 or visit the company’s website at www.mcqueentargets.com


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AWARD NEWS

SECURITY INDUSTRY E-MAG AWARD WINNER

Product Innovation Award Winners, Danfo The Directors of the Security Industry E Magazine are pleased to announce the deserving recipients of the Product Innovation Award for 2013/14, a Swedishbased company that has developed a product for recovery of swallowed narcotics at border crossing and international customs.

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The trafficking of illegal drugs is a global problem which has social and financial repercussions. The drugs are often swallowed to prevent detection, making recovery a difficult and unpleasant experience for all. The manual separation of narcotics from faeces is unhygienic and a potential health risk for staff and also could damage evidence.


The trafficking of illegal drugs is a global problem which has social and financial repercussions. The drugs are often swallowed to prevent detection, making recovery a difficult and unpleasant experience for all. The Swedish company has developed a solution for this global issue through NaRQ / Narcotics Recovery Equipment – a safe, hygienic way of recovering swallowed narcotics and other banned substances. The innovative recovery equipment isolates foreign objects from waste matter, ultimately securing evidence of drug swallowing without the need for manual handling. The equipment has been installed in a series of applications including airports, border crossings, prisons, police holding cells and other controlled environments across the world. Recently, the Swedish company were commissioned to provide Narcotics Recovery Equipment for eight different locations in Norway, including the country’s largest airport, Gardemoen. This followed the NaRQ installations in two locations in the country’s homeland of Sweden. In these locations, NaRQ has been used across multiple inspection points and has improved working environments for border control personnel in line with the speedy, secure processing of potential evidence. “The product is actually a solution that we came up in a close collaboration with the customs in Sweden and in Norway. We previously offered a manually handled product

Stage One: Separation When flushed; the contents of the bowl are transported to a wash chamber where water is sprayed from various points and in a variety of directions. During this process, the waste and toilet paper disintegrate into smaller pieces and are rinsed down the drain, while dense, non-organic objects are gathered in a central location chamber. Stage Two: Rinsing Once the waste and paper is removed, a cleaning agent is distributed into the chamber which sanitises the remaining objects and removes unpleasant smells. Stage Three: Drying & Retrieval Warm air is then blown on to the remaining objects which removes excess moisture, before being transported to the front hatch of the collection chamber, where staff can lift out the contents to be inspected. Each recovery cycle should be followed by a cleaning cycle, which can be activated at the push of a button, and lasts approximately 90 seconds – this ensures maximum hygiene and safe operation.

for customs and border control clients. However, the

NaRQ comprises a toilet unit and separation unit, which

Authorities in Norway and Sweden wanted a product that

are usually kept in separate, adjacent rooms. The toilet unit

would be more automatic and would eradicate the need

is a standard, stainless steel WC, designed for maximum

for staff to manually handle the faeces, that is when we

durability. The toilet is wall mounted above a steel podium

invented the NaRQ.”

with patterned surfaces to prevent slipping, even when wet,

Industry robust, and simple to operate, NaRQ recovers narcotics through an automated recovery cycle – a 3 step process which takes 20 minutes from start to finish with no

and all loose fittings are removed for security reasons. The unit does not feature any sharp edges for the safety or both the detainee and staff.

manual input required. Following the recovery cycle, foreign

The NaRQ separation unit is a stainless steel box which is

objects are isolated and cleaned prior to being processed.

connected to the toilet unit and houses the wash chamber.


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...NaRQ / Narcotics Recovery Equipment – a safe, hygienic way of recovering swallowed narcotics and other banned substances.

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...NaRQ recovers narcotics through an automated recovery cycle – a 3 step process which takes 20 minutes from start to finish with no manual input required.

The separation unit contains the sewage system and drain, hot air fans and collection chamber.

equipments is operated via pre-programmed software and is ready for use 3-4 hours after installation.

For safety purpose, a clear window is located at the top of the separation chamber, allowing staff and the suspects’ representatives to observe the recovery cycle. The separation unit connected to video camera with hand-held screen ensuring that the entire process can be monitored.

The equipment should be serviced once a year or after 200 uses. Trained technicians are available on call to visit installations for regular inspections.

NaRQ can be installed easily in one, or two directly adjacent rooms with very little space required. Entailing none or very little refurbishment to existing facilities, the narcotics recovery

For further information about the NaRQ product, please visit www.narq.com or email enquiries to info@narq.com.


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David W. Dyson:

Firearms Consultant Firearms legislation has undergone many changes in recent years. However,

Increasingly though, and as a result of fiscal cut-backs Police Forces are

a distinct lack of clarity and apparent contradictions make it an area fraught

relying more on in-house examiners rather than incurring the expense of

with danger for the unwary.

specialised external forensic providers. Some Police Examiners are very

David Dyson is a firearms and weapons expert with over 30 years experience in the fields of gun law, firearms law and weapons law. He specialises in all aspects of firearms law, related legal cases gun law, firearms law, weapons law and shotgun law.

good, but there have been many instances where David Dyson has been able to identify errors in classifications which have resulted in charges carrying a minimum mandatory 5 year custodial sentence being dropped. The prosecution examiner simply got it wrong. When an examiner instructed by the defence approaches his task he will

A Master of Laws (Distinction) in Firearms Legislation in the UK, David also

normally have the benefit of knowing how the prosecution classify the

holds experience and expertise in all sub-specialities of ballistics. David’s

weapon, and will certainly address the conclusions of the prosecution report,

areas of expertise lie in:

but before looking at the precise detail, it is important not to forget the basics.

• air weapons

The defence expert should also be expected to consider the test procedures

• shotguns

and protocols adopted by the prosecution; was anything done to the

• rifles

weapon before it could be fired? was conventional ammunition used or

• pistols & revolvers

were modifications made to allow discharge? If the gun was not capable of

• disguised firearms

discharging any shot or bullet when seized did it conform to the definition of

• ammunition

a firearm at that time?

• gunshot residues • explosive & bombs

Prosecution examiners frequently neglect to consider the issue of antiquity, particularly if the firearm is capable of discharging currently available

Advising on civil and criminal law: criminal charges, negligence, liability

ammunition, or is of a ‘modern’ design, but such factors do not feature in

issues and technical interpretation, David Dyson is a Professional Member of

statute, and dismissal of the possibility that a firearm might be an antique

the Forensic Science Society, a member of The Society of Expert Witnesses.

may reflect the way the examiner would wish the law to be, rather than the

He is also listed on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, a Member of the

way it is.

Expert Witness Institute and a Registered Firearms Dealer. With an in depth understanding of the classification of weapons under provisions of the Firearms Act, David is able to provide a critical appraisal of forensic and expert reports and the testing and examination of weapons of all types; guns, edged weapons and related items.

Adherence to these principles is perhaps changing, but solicitors should ensure that the expert they instruct has been consistent in his approach. In summary, no-one is perfect and prosecution experts, whether employed by the police or by other forensic providers can get it wrong, or may apply what some might consider inappropriate principles. A robust expert instructed by

In a recent article, David explained the role of an expert firearms consultant

the defence such as David Dyson will critically assess every aspect of the

and the challenge that they may face:

prosecution evidence.’

‘It has often been said that the classification of firearms is a mixed question of fact and law, with experts instructed both by the prosecution and defence applying legal classifications. But the vast majority of firearms experts have no legal qualifications. Specific charges brought under the Firearms Acts can be particularly susceptible to the opinions of experts because they are often based completely on their classification in law of the exhibits.

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Mr Dyson is obliged to accept instruction either nationally or internationally and can be contacted on 01484 607 331. For further information, please contact David W. Dyson through his website at www.firearmsexpert.co.uk. Alternatively, email enquiries directly to info@firearmsexpert.co.uk


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For over 26 years, Emmerson Associates has maintained their leading position within the Forensic Science sector by drawing on the vast experience of their dedicated team of Forensic Consultants who provide a wide range of services for clients throughout the UK and abroad, dealing with many serious and high profile cases. Some of their experts are accredited experts for the ICC at The Hague. In a recent interview, Managing Director, Nicola Beckwith-Elliott explained: “Collectively, our forensic experts and accident investigators have many years’ experience within the Government forensic laboratories, as well as Police and private practice. This knowledge enables us to provide reliable and independent forensic science services, as well as acting as Expert Witnesses. A sign of the esteem in which Emmersons experts are held is evidenced by the number of commissions received to re-examine cases previously examined by the Crown’s experts. We review this work and report upon it.” The company can also review forensic findings and provide comments or responses to specific queries raised by instructing solicitors or Queen’s Counsel. “Once instructed, we undertake responsibility for all arrangements; including exhibits transfers, laboratory examinations, contacting the OIC through to making an appointment with the Prosecution Expert.” An interesting knock-on effect of the phenomenal increase in recent years of fraudulent insurance claims is the fact that Emmerson

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Associates has seen a vast rise in the number of requests received from insurance companies themselves wishing to instruct an ‘expert’ to investigate the matter and provide a report in order to mitigate or reduce their liabilities. “Many types of evidence can be gleaned with regard to various insurance claims, not solely road traffic matters,” added Nicola. “Our many specialist skills range across the board and include DNA, drugs, alcohol-related cases, document alterations, fingerprints, CCTV and footwear marks. We are therefore able to provide an individually tailored solution to meet your specific forensic needs by using the most suitable expert to achieve the best results possible.” Emmerson Associates also keeps abreast of technology matters and offers forensic analysis of computers and mobile telephones, including cell-site reports and forensic imagery analysis; covering facial, body mapping and height analysis, CCTV footage and enlargement and enhancement of poor quality footage. Now, as part of a continual commitment to extend and develop the range of services it offers, the company is also able to provide surveillance services. Some of the cases we have assisted in this way include:


“A sign of the esteem in which Emmersons experts are held is evidenced by the number of commissions received to re-examine cases previously examined by the Crown’s experts...” • ID photography

• CCTV analysis, photography and video

• Vehicle tracking

• Death by dangerous/careless driving

• Commercial theft enquiries

• Locus inspections/scale plans of collision scenes

• Installation of cover/overt camera systems

Having been listed and checked by the English Law Society, Emmerson Associates strives to maintain the high professional standards for which it has become known. It can come as no surprise, therefore, to learn that the company’s scientists boast many accreditations including holding membership of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Academy of Experts, Society of Expert Witnesses, The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators, Sweet & Maxwell, UK Directory of Expert Witnesses, Forensic Science Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

• Benefit/fraud investigations and injury/fraud investigations • Marital differences/ASBO harassment/residential disputes Emmerson Associates is one of the few independent forensic companies to offer expert advice covering PIDs (Personal Identification Devices), more commonly known as ‘home curfew tags’ which regard to accidental or deliberate removal. Emmerson Associates also deals with a great many cases involving road traffic matters; providing Expert Witness services in all areas of forensic road collision investigations, analysis, reconstruction and associated evidence in both criminal and civil cases. These include, but are not limited to • Staged collisions • Forensic examination of stolen vehicles • Personal injury claims arising from road traffic collisions • Driver’s hours disputes involving tachograph regulations and route tracing • Forensic examination of keys, tyres, light bulbs, vehicles and components • Alcohol-related cases (breath, blood and urine)

As you would expect from such a quality-conscious operation, all reports and statements prepared by the company are fully compliant with Part 33 Criminal Procedure Rules and Part 35 Civil Procedure Rules. TO DISCUSS YOUR INDIVIDUAL FORENSIC REQUIREMENTS CONTACT : EMMERSON ASSOCIATES 2A MERRYLAND, ST IVES, CAMBRIDGE, PE27 5ED Tel: (01480) 460 116 Fax: (01480) 460 117 Email: info@emmerson-forensic.co.uk


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Forensic Document Services Ltd have experts with over 30 years experience of forensic examination of documents, handwriting and signatures. The company prepare detailed reports and its representatives can act as Expert Witnesses in the Court of Law when oral evidence is required. Based in a Central London laboratory, Forensic Document Services (FDS) Limited are extensively equipped with sophisticated instrumentation to carry out techniques used in the forensic examination of documents. All techniques employed are noninvasive and the Company’s Experts, Maurice Rodé and Michael Handy specialise in Questioned Documents in Civil and Criminal related work. Areas covered include: • Commercial/Employment Litigation

• Shipping • Intellectual Property The company work with a range of clients including UK/International Law Firms, Local/Central Government Agencies, UK/International Financial Services Organisations, Private and Public Companies. All matters are dealt with in strict confidence and the FDS laboratory is based in a secure suite of offices with a Chubb fire resisting document safe for storage of documents. The Company is certificated to the internationally recognised quality standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and takes part in externally audited trials. Reports are subject to peer assessment as part of the laboratory’s Quality Assurance programme.

• Probate

Michael Handy and Maurice Rodé both practice as independent document examiners and have been recognised as experts by Courts of Law in the UK, including the High Court. They have

• Professional/Medical Negligence

both presented oral expert evidence on behalf of the Prosecution/

• Banking

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Claimant and Defence/Respondent on numerous occasions and also as Single Joint Experts. Since the early 80s FDS experts have each specialised in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/signatures. The pair apply sound scientific methods together with objective assessment in formulating their opinions as expert witnesses Michael Handy holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science, is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist. He is a member of the Forensic Science Society (MFSSoc), the Academy of Experts, the Expert Witness Institute and his name is listed in a number of Expert Witness directories. Michael Handy undertook his formal training in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/ signatures at the Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory, London.

Michael’s associate, Maurice Rodé holds the degree of Bachelor of Science from the University of London, is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist. He is a member of the Forensic Science Society (MFSSoc) and his name is listed in a number of Expert Witness directories. Maurice Rodé undertook his formal training in the scientific examination of documents and comparison of handwriting/signatures at Scotland Yard’s Forensic Science Laboratory, London. • Estimates provided on request • Legal Aid work undertaken

For further information, please call Forensic Document Services on 0207 583 9962, email enquiries to fds.limited@btconnect.com or visit the company’s website at www.fds-ltd.co.uk


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Body armour specialists, Aegis Engineering

Aegis Engineering was initially established in 1990 by Steve Jenkins, then

the ‘city’ approach to running the business was not conducive to success,

being joined by Ian Bennett in 1991. With headquarters in Warrington, the

and by September 2010 ‘Shieldtech PLC’ were in trouble.

company design, manufacture and supply specialist personal protective equipment to Police, Military, Government , NGO, & Private Security end users in over 100 countries. Since it was formed in 1990, Aegis have supplied a wide range of armour protection meeting a variety of requirements dependent on threat and appropriate gender specifications. The company have supplied everything from personal protective apparel, shields, helmets and other complementary products designed to defeat ballistic, edged and pointed weapon attacks.

As a company Aegis was still viable and well respected by its customers, so the initial founders (Jenkins and Bennett) along with other private investors purchased Aegis from the Shieldtech administrator and set out rebuilding the business. After a challenging start the company is now well established, having retained many of its key employees, and has enjoyed success winning several high profile contracts both in the UK and Overseas.

Aegis’ designs take into account ergonomic factors – enabling the wearer

“One of the key elements of Aegis’ success over the years is the ability to

to carry out appointed tasks without undue hindrance.

engineer a quality and robust solution to meet the operational need of an

In a recent interview with Aegis Engineering’s Director, Ian Bennett, he explained: “The initial focus was the supply of an Integrated personal protection system (IPPS) to Police and Military forces across the world, the success of this unique approach and the close relationships with end users and practitioners enabled the further development of equipment ranging from helmets, body armour, shields and specialist clothing.” “By the mid 1990’s the company became more focused on the design of innovative body armour and other ballistic apparel, and successfully developed and patented a unique aramid based material solution for body armour.” “Owing to its ongoing success and growth the company relocated its UK manufacturing facilities to Warrington Cheshire and by 2004 was employing more than 50 full time staff.” In 2007 the company was acquired by ‘Shieldtech PLC’ and the initial founders departed, Aegis became an operating division of the PLC parent, but unfortunately the combination of the economic collapse of 2008/9 and

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end user,” Bennett added. “Many of our clients are on record as saying we like dealing with engineers and not just sales people, and it is this approach that we maintain today, its the people who actually design and develop the products who also interface with the customers and end users.”


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Although, the whole of Aegis’ staff team understand that they are effectively the critical connection to the company’s life-saving products. They work closely with key suppliers, enabling Aegis to stay at the forefront of design and technology. Commenting on the company’s dedication to growth within the industry, Bennett concluded: “Aegis will continue to maintain its growth by the continued development of new and innovative armour solutions via its relationships with key suppliers together with the ongoing research and technical collaborations with academia and other industry partners.” “We are committed to our ongoing investment in lean manufacturing techniques and facilities with the aim of remaining competitive in the global “We have prided ourselves on designing armour that is safe, wearable and durable, many of our solutions have now been in service with end users for well over ten years, and they perform as well today as the day they were manufactured. We possess and maintain the quality records of every armour we have ever produced and to date that is in excess of 200,000

marketplace.” Aegis Engineering will be exhibiting at the Security & Policing Event held at FIVE in Farnborough from 11th-13th March in 2014. The company’s representative will be available to talk about the solutions that they provide and answer any questions at Stand H33.

sets,” he continued. “Our comprehensive UK manufacturing facilities enable us to design develop and test all our solutions in house, and we now have strong relationships with several UK universities and research groups with whom development programmes are in place to bring new materials technologies to fruition and ultimately into future armour design.” Aegis Engineering are constantly updating their design and manufacturing service to include emerging materials and new manufacturing techniques, whilst keeping abreast of industry standards. All products are rigorously tested in-house using Aegis’ ballistic test range and stab testing apparatus to meet UK Home Office regulations. Aegis’ ISO9001:2008 accredited body armour also meets NIJ, German, Swiss and other international standards. The senior team of Aegis’ design and technical specialists boast over 250 years of cumulative expertise in the armour sector, and thus the depth of in-house experience that the company can call upon, within what is still an SME business, is unrivalled within the industry. “To this date we continue to embrace the latest material technologies with the aim of providing solutions that meet the ever changing threats that our Police, Military and NGO customers may face,” Bennett explained.

For further information, please contact Aegis Engineering on 01925 840 048, email enquiries to info@aegis-eng.com or visit the company’s website at www.aegis-eng.co.uk


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ARRO Supranano Ltd is dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of Nanotechnology derived particles and services for forensics, counter terrorism and healthcare. Arro’s advanced technology based on Supranano™ sub micron particles is revolutionising forensics and will boost the fight against crime. Current products are targeted at two complementary applications for the international forensics market:

40% improvement in clarity and definition across a range of non porous and semi porous surfaces and materials. Arro’s powders are perceived to offer a significant improvement over current powders while also allowing existent prints to be revisited. Benefits:

1. Latent Fingerprinting Powders

• The Supranano™ engineered powders are both hydrophilic and hydrophobic meaning that they adhere more closely to finger mark features.

Arro’s Supranano™ powders are specially engineered to adhere very closely to the fingerprint ridges and features resulting in a 20-

• Prints have clearer definition with much less risk of background staining.

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Arro’s Supranano™ powders are specially engineered to adhere very closely to the fingerprint ridges and features resulting in a 20-40% improvement in clarity and definition across a range of non porous and semi porous surfaces and materials. • The fine Supranano™ powders allow smoother application. • Significant enhancement of both footwear marks and fingerprints • Less propensity for smudging. • The Supranano™ powders are reported to lift well with a range of tapes and gels. • The Supranano™ magnetic powders work well with both small and large area wands having low risk of scratching and interference. • The fluorescent Supranano™ powders give exceptional definition when illuminated with a UV light source. • The fluorescent suspensions have been reported to perform well in adverse conditions. 2. Analysis of Latent Finger Marks. To benefit from the enhanced capabilities of the Supranano™ fingerprinting powders Arro has developed the only patented technique for direct analysis of latent finger marks by MALDITOFMS and SALDI –TOF. MS technique. Applying patented Supranano™ nanotechnology based powders with Surface Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation (Time-Of-Flight) analysis provides a quick and simple technique for the analysis of developed

latent fingerprints. By matching spectra to Arro’s software library this fast innovative technique can be used to: • identify specific contact residues in latent finger marks: e.g. Nicotine, drugs and explosives. • identify endogenous and exogenous metabolites in latent finger marks e.g. Drugs and various biomarkers including for sex with downstream potential for other biomarkers to indicate age and ethnicity. • Potential to harvest skin cells from latent finger marks giving DNA Using Supranano powders it is also possible to analyse finger marks which have already been treated with CNA (Superglue). Supranano powder technology will improve efficiency in solving crime by providing rapid supporting evidence for suspect identification or elimination. For further information, please call ARRO SupraNano plc on +44 (0)191 5118319 or email sales@arrosupranano.com Visit the company’s website at www.arrosupranano.com


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