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




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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