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’

SCANNET Challenge21, Safer Night Out

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. 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 …

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

SCANNET Challenge21, Safer Night Out

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 …