Like business crime reduction partnerships, many shopping centres and retail parks run their own exclusion schemes. They know how such schemes can reduce levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, and how important it is for them to be effective, efficient - and compliant with the law.
DISC has been successfully deployed in some of the UK's largest shopping centres; its customers include the UK's leading property management and security companies.
In addition to using DISC to manage exclusion schemes, retail centre managers benefit from DISC by enhancing customer-service and extending their service provision to their customers, and to their customers' customers - invaluable in the highly competitive retail security industry.
DISC can deliver compelling content to shopping centres' tenants. This goes beyond information on banned or targeted individuals and includes news on new modus operandi, appeals for identification of ID-Sought images, police 'alerts', standard operating procedures and other documents, as well as information about upcoming events.
And DISC addresses a challenge facing all good security providers: the better they are, the less they're noticed. DISC ensures tenants remain aware of the constant work required to maintain safe, secure retail environments.
Large-scale office and industrial environments may attract less low-level criminal behaviour than shopping centres and retail parks, but the benefits of using DISC are just as substantial: the opportunity to build their own proprietary intelligence management network is a potent asset in retaining old - and winning new - business.
Meanwhile there's a growing agreement among retail security providers that sharing offender information with each other enhances the service-provision of the industry as a whole, to the benefit of each company within it. Information about offenders is not commercially sensitive and, increasingly, customers - and the wider community - expect it.
DISC enables flexible information sharing, not only by linking implementations within the same group of shopping centres but more widely, For example, DISC drives the Retail Security Network - a major new regional information-sharing system which brings together shopping centres for better information sharing.