Hytera digital radios are helping Leeds businesses
combat crime and anti-social behaviour.
A Hytera DMR XPT radio system and DMR hand portables is helping Leeds businesses work together to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre and outlying areas.
BACIL is a crime initiative based in Leeds. BACIL (Business Against Crime In Leeds) is run by a small, dedicated team who work with over 420 members from both the day and night time economy to prevent, deter and detect crime and anti-social behaviour across the city centre and outlying areas. BACIL works in partnership with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds and other bodies across the city. Information is shared via a member’s website and a two-way radio system, which gives members real-time access to the latest crime news in the area.
Intelligence is built up from prison releases to make town centre businesses aware of offenders returning to the streets. A ‘rogues gallery’ of any known offenders with up-to-date photos is available on the website, so businesses can easily and conveniently identify criminals. The website is utilised in conjunction with a tablet, so crime updates can be accessed at any time. The two way radio system enables members to communicate city-wide to other businesses and agencies on the network. It provides a quick and efficient way of sharing information and passing on warnings to groups of people and businesses simultaneously.