Biggest roll out of ID scan technology

Friday, 10 November 2023 22:16

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Biggest roll out of ID scan technology in the night-time economy goes live in Northamptonshire 

Thirty late night venues across Northamptonshire have been equipped with state-of-the-art security technology, creating a virtual network to help tackle crime and disorder, and keep people safe on a night out.

Bars and clubs in Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering and Daventry that open after 1am all now have the latest ID scanning equipment to help them manage who comes into their venue, thanks to funding from Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold.

The venues are now able to share information about people who have caused trouble in their premises, meaning that anyone banned from one venue could find themselves banned from them all.

The system scans someone’s identification and checks if it is genuine. The system also captures the person’s image, sending a message to anyone intent on causing trouble that they could be identified if an incident occurs.

Some of the venues taking part in the scheme already had identification scanning equipment, but now that all 30 are operating with the same technology, information sharing and closer working is made much easier.