Tavcom, a supplier of security systems training courses, has begun an extensive programme of CCTV training for students at the International Centre for Security and Safety (ICSS) in Dubai.
Tavcom tutors are conducting Foundation and Advanced CCTV courses in partnership with the ICSS to enhance the skills of local engineers. This is to enable the Department of Protective Systems of the Dubai Police Service to issue licences to those wishing to install and maintain electronic security systems in accordance with international codes and good practices.
The ICSS based at the Dubai Police Academy plays a significant role in the strengthening of the skills of Dubai nationals, as well as local and contracted personnel of various nationalities working in the region. As such, it provides a range of vocational training programmes for individuals involved in the electronic security industry.
During the next twelve months it is estimated that approximately 1,000 engineers will benefit from the specialist training provided by Tavcom’s expert team of tutors carried out at a purpose-built training centre.
In a separate initiative, Tavcom have developed an online training analysis tool on behalf of the Dubai Police Service which is designed to establish a person’s current level of knowledge on a wide range of CCTV technical issues and to analyse what further training is required in order for their licence to be renewed.
Responding to an invitation from the Department of Protective Systems, Mike Tennent flew to Dubai to carry out a presentation at EmSEC 2013 which took place at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel on 28th & 29th October and brought together law enforcement and security agencies with elite companies and organisations working in the same field.
Now in its second year, EmSEC2013, which is organised by the Department of Protective Systems in partnership with the UK Home Office – Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space organisation, is regarded as the premier platform for showcasing law enforcement and public security solutions in the UAE.
“I am understandably delighted that Tavcom has been given the opportunity in a number of different ways to contribute to increasing knowledge and the raising of standards in respect of CCTV in the UAE,” said Mike Tennent. “I was particularly pleased to be invited to carry out a presentation at such a prestigious event as EmSEC 2013.” In his presentation Mike highlighted important aspects of the system design process that need to be taken into consideration in order to ensure that specified cameras are fit for purpose. He also provided some practical tips on how video management software can assist with the display, recording, storage, transmission and retrieval of video evidence, and when necessary, how the use of technology behind the software can be used to enhance poor quality images.