Pub CCTV is Crucial to Maintain Zero Tolerance of Violence, says AlertSystems Tuesday 17 February 2015 PDF Print the CCTV security system that had been installed in and around the premises showed footage of what happened The reaction follows a report in the Lincolnshire Echo detailing an assault in a pub in Sleaford that resulted in a man being hospitalised after a dispute on the venue’s dance floor. The attack occurred at the Bull and Dog in Southgate, an urban village in the region, where Joshua Simpkins fractured a man’s cheekbone in an incident that is believed to have occurred after a number of disputes throughout the night. While the victim has no recollection of the moments immediately before the assault, the CCTV security system that had been installed in and around the premises showed footage of what happened. The recordings highlighted that both men went outside of the public house in order to settle their grievances and Simpkins proceeded to carry out the violent attack, with clear images of a punch to the face and then a subsequent kick. Thanks to the evidence presented to the Magistrates Court by the prosecution, Simpkins was given a 12 month suspended sentence due to the fact he opted to plead guilty and that it was his first offence. Combined with this, 150 hours of community service and a £500 compensation payment to the victim were also required in order to avoid a jail sentence. A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in the successful implementation of security systems on commercial properties, has released a statement following the incident. “For venues whose main custom is the sale and consumption of alcohol on their premises, it’s imperative that sufficient security is put in place in order to maintain a zero tolerance policy when it comes to violence. “Fortunately, the incident that occurred outside of the Bull and Dog in Sleaford was recorded by a CCTV camera that could help police identify who was at fault easily. This is a clear message both to customers who may now want to think twice about starting needless violence and to venues which are still without adequate security systems.” AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AlertSystems in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Food & Drink, Business & Finance, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.