NaCTSO launches ACT app to help businesses during terror attacks

NaCTSO launches ACT app to help businesses during

 

terror attacks

 

The UK National Counter Terrorism Security

 

Office (NaCTSO) has launched a new Action

 

Counters Terrorism app (ACT app) for providing

 

real-time information from The National Counter

 

Terrorism Policing Network (CT Policing).

 

The app also provides round-the-clock protective

 

security advice, which is available for

 

downloading from Google Play or App Store, said

 

the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

 

Over a thousand specialists from across the country have been helping officers test run the ACT

 

app, which includes some of the major organisations from the security, sporting, and retail

 

sectors.

 

Free to be downloaded for businesses, the app, which is powered by Urim, has been developed in

 

partnership with industry specialists from e-learning materials supplier Highfield eLearning and

 

retailer Marks and Spencer.

 

The ACT app will give access to practical advice and guidance to help businesses to protect

 

themselves along with details on how they can respond in case of a terror attack.

 

It will also provide information on CT Policing’s ACT training products along with access to the

 

online e-learning package.

 

Apart from that, the new app offers a suite of NaCTSO guidance videos, an online reporting form

 

and confidential hotline, real-time news updates from UK Protect, and emergency response and

 

post-incident guidance.

 

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office said that based on user feedback, more features

 

will be developed in ACT app.

 

Protective Security Senior National Coordinator and MetPoliceUK Deputy Assistant

 

Commissioner in Specialist Operations Lucy D’Orsi said: “We have made crucial information

 

available for our business partners even easier and quicker to access and the added bonus is that

 

it is free.

 

“The feedback we have received during the trial phase has been overwhelmingly positive and I

 

encourage everyone working in crowded places – particularly those with a security role – to sign

 

up to use this new tool. We would like everyone to feel that they have a role to play in national

 

security and making the UK a hostile place for terrorists to operate.

 

“For me the ACT app is a further example of how collaboration and integration between police

 

and the private sector can enhance national security and collectively work to make all

 

communities safer.”

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