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ACT app reaches ten thousand users

June 29, 2020, 11:58:07 AM

GOV.UK

Posted on: 26 June 2020

ACT app reaches ten thousand users

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More than 10,000 security specialists and workers in crowded places have subscribed to the Action Counters Terrorism application for business – the ACT App.

That means more than 10,000 people across the UK are now receiving live-time information direct from Counter Terrorism Policing and straight to their phone. Will you join them?

Sign up and you will be able to access our latest protective security advice 24/7, wherever you are.

As Saturday’s horrific incident in Reading began to unfold, ACT App users received an instant message direct from CT Policing and they were sent regular updates as the situation developed through the rest of the weekend.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve McGrath, who is head of information, capability, and business engagement at the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) said:

''I am sure everyone will have been shocked and saddened when they learned the dreadful details of the incident in Forbury Gardens last weekend.''

''But as everyone who has responsibility for security will know, in the aftermath of a major incident there is a need for clear, accurate and trustworthy information about what has happened and the wider implications for the UK – and our ACT App subscribers are some of the first people to receive that.''

''Our users received instant message updates direct from Counter Terrorism Policing’s experts throughout the weekend, as well as receiving a message from the Head of Counter Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu.''

''We saw a huge spike in ACT App users across the weekend, with thousands of people located in 16 different countries using it to access the latest messaging, advice and protective security documents created by CTP.''

Launched in March this year and powered by Urim, the ACT app is free for businesses and has been developed in partnership with industry specialists from Marks and Spencer and Highfield eLearning. It is designed for use across business and industry, including the security, sporting and retail sectors.

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Posted on: 24 July 2020

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Funds for Grassroots Music venues

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