Fake ID Scanners Join in Campaign To 'Improve The Safety of Night Life in Scarborough'

Fake ID Scanners Join in Campaign To ‘Improve The Safety of Night Life in Scarborough’

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Starting from beginning of August door staff at Bar 2B, The Barbican, Blue Lounge, Bar Hush, Quids Inn and Vivaz is now checking ID’s with SCAN-NET systems to spot fake documents.

Fake ID Scanners Join in Campaign To 'Improve The Safety of Night Life in Scarborough'

Fake ID Scanners Join in Campaign To ‘Improve The Safety of Night Life in Scarborough’

Just like the ‘Alcoblow’ breathalysers, the ID scanners part of new initiatives aimed at tackling alcohol-related issues in the town following the council’s successful bid to secure Local Alcohol Action Area status for the area.

Over the next 6 months the scanners will be deployed at Bar 2B, The Barbican, Blue Lounge, Bar Hush, Quids Inn and Vivaz. Door staff will simply scan the IDs using SCANNET and will see a cross on a the screen of the device if the ID is fake.

As well as spotting fake IDs the machines will also detect that the person with the ID is the legitimate holder, alert staff if the same ID is used twice by different people and prevent those previously barred from gaining entry to premises they are banned from.

It’s good to see the police and council working together with licensees to improve the safety and enjoyment of the Scarborough night life. The scanners are commonplace in a growing number of big towns and cities in the UK and the evidence suggests they are an effective tool to help tackle under-age drinking and disorder and help keep people safe. Lee Knaggs, Designated Supervisor from Barbican

SCANNET systems have been funded by the Safer Communities Partnership and have been welcomed by licensees taking part in the trail. They say it will help them detect fake IDs, prevent under-age drinking, enforce pub bans and make their premises safer for the majority of customers.

Following an initial one month grace period the scanners will be compulsory for anyone who looks under 30 if they want to get into the premises. SCANNET systems can accept over 4000 ID documents around the world including driver’s license, passport or nationally-recognisez proof of age cards and are operated under strict data protection legislation.

SCANNET systems also have fingerprint recognition feature, which will mean returning customers will only need to have their age verified the first time they visit a premises if they give permission for their fingerprints to be scanned.

Lee Knaggs, Designated Supervisor from Barbican, said: “It’s good to see the police and council working together with licensees to improve the safety and enjoyment of the Scarborough night life. The scanners are commonplace in a growing number of big towns and cities in the UK and the evidence suggests they are an effective tool to help tackle under-age drinking and disorder and help keep people safe.”

“Door staff will be able to tell instantly if a person is using a fake ID or if someone has been ejected from other premises earlier on in the night for causing trouble and whether someone has been banned from licensed premises as part of the Pub Watch scheme, bail conditions or an ASBO.”

“The information may also be used by police if they’re investigating an incident, which, importantly for victims of crime, makes it more likely an offender will be brought to justice.” The scheme supports Scarborough Borough Council’s licensing objectives and as well as improving the safety of Scarborough’s night life, it is intended to improve the night time economy of the town.

Read our whitepapers on how SCAN-NET ID scanning system for leisure industry helps to reduce the crime:

1-  Watford Borough Council on SCAN-NET vs. Crime Article published by the Watford Council on how our systems reduce crime in Watford.

2-  SCAN-NET Reduces Crime | Watch Read how our systems help reducing the crime in the UK.

3-  How we reduced crime by a quarter Newquay safe partnership annual evaluation day police report 2012.

4-  Kingston First For a safer night out

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Newcastle Police introducing SCAN-NET systems to clubbers to scan ID before getting into late bars

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird at the launch of Project Safehaven at Revolution in Newcastle City Centre

Newcastle Police introducing SCAN-NET systems to clubbers to scan ID before getting into late bars

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird at the launch of Project Safehaven at Revolution in Newcastle City Centre

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird (Photo Credit: Cronicle Live)

Police in Newcastle is now introducing SCAN-NET ID scanning systems at city clubs and late-night bars as they target criminal gangs.

Commissioner Vera Baird said she wants to see a “club scan” system introduced, in which anyone stepping in to a nightclub has to provide a copy of their passport or driving licence, with police able to trawl through the list if any crime is reported. Mrs Baird says the club scan system is vital if the city wants to tackle the groups of professional criminals who travel to Newcastle to target clubbers.

It is thought crime gangs regularly head to city clubs with the aim of stealing bags and mobile phones, often getting them out of the region within hours.

Mrs Baird was hoping to launch a smaller trial scheme as part of her ongoing crackdown on the city’s troublesome nightlife. So, Northumbria Police bought 10 SCAN-NET systems and “Tiger Tiger” was the first nightclub where the system has been installed.

She told her police and crime panel: “It is the view of Northumbria Police that this type of system provides significant opportunities in crime and disorder reduction and it will act as a deterrent to gangs that currently travel the country, including Newcastle, to steal personal items in licensed premises.” Mrs Baird said: “Newcastle has a vibrant night-time economy with thousands of people visiting every weekend and our aim is for people to be able to have fun, but do it safely.

“In November 2013 Newcastle City Council became the first local authority in the country to introduce the Late Night Levy. “Since then I have worked with officers from Northumbria Police and liaised with Newcastle City Council officers to identify ways to use receipts from the levy to further improve safety within the city centre.

“One of the ideas we are considering is a system of electronic door entry and we are working with businesses in the city centre to decide which premises will benefit most from this type of equipment.

“The electronic door entry scanners enable premises to check identification such as driving licences, passports and proof of age cards of people wishing to enter the club.”

“This is a useful tool to prevent under-age drinking and discourage anyone from coming into the club to commit crimes.”

Damian Conway, of Newcastle Pubwatch, said the news would likely be welcomed by clubbers and pub bosses.

He said: “We did something similar a little while ago with fingerprints in Blu Bambu, and across the country venues still use fingerprint technology.

“It was very successful then. But it is targeted towards a minority of professionals who try to steal from people while they are trying to enjoy a good night out.

“What you have to remember about Newcastle is that it is a very, very safe city centre. There are on average 17 crimes a day here, day and night, from bike thefts to the small number of violent crimes, so it is clearly not an unsafe city.

“We could give it a go and get rid of that tiny minority who cause the problems. In many premises it actually speeded up entry, and I think in that respect it will be an excellent idea.”

The SCAN-NET system is just the latest move from a commissioner who has made tackling the city’s drink-fuelled crime a priority.

Already Mrs Baird has forced through changes to how bouncers are trained to deal with vulnerable young women, following a horrific double-rape in Newcastle.

Alongside that, she has told cheap hotels they must be more aware of who men are bringing back into their rooms late at night.

The new night time levy was also pushed through with a promise to use the funds on making the city safer at night.

Read our whitepapers on how SCAN-NET ID scanning system for leisure industry helps to reduce the crime: #

1-  Watford Borough Council on SCAN-NET vs. Crime Article published by the Watford Council on how our systems reduce crime in Watford.

2-  SCAN-NET Reduces Crime | Watch Read how our systems help reducing the crime in the UK.

3-  How we reduced crime by a quarter Newquay safe partnership annual evaluation day police report 2012.

4-  Kingston First For a safer night out

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