Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District unveils new crime-fighting technology

Town centre manager Steve Townsend with Weston BID street wardens Adrian Ley and Bridget Parsons.

Town centre manager Steve Townsend with Weston BID street wardens Adrian Ley and Bridget Parsons. - Credit: Archant

Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District has made a new application available to businesses in the town centre, which will make communication systems ‘easier to use than ever’ and could help to reduce crime.

The DISC app will help businesses in Weston to share intelligence and prevent and detect crime.

The application is expected to be adopted by the majority of the 120 firms which already use the radio link in the town centre.

Businesses will be able to use the application on mobile devices, without the need to log into a computer which may not be to hand.

Dave Gwyne, crime manager at Weston Town Centre Partnership, believes the new application will make the radio system more efficient.


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He said: “It isn’t always easy to explain to potential new members how crime reduction partnerships work, and how they deliver bottom-line benefits to subscribers or levy-payers.

“But put the app in their hands and suddenly everything is so much clearer and easier to comprehend; suddenly people get it.”

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