20th June 2018

Trak Global hosts BVRLA terrorism awareness workshop

On 14th June 2018, Trak Global welcomed over 15 guests for a BVRLA terrorism awareness workshop in its Crewe head office. Forming part of Project Griffin, the government-backed counter terrorism awareness initiative for businesses produced by NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office), the workshop aimed to equip vehicle and rental leasing companies with information and guidance on how to tackle terrorist threats. With rental vehicles widely used as a deadly weapon in terrorist attacks in recent years, raising awareness in the industry on the role rental companies can play has emerged as a priority.

Trak Global, the UK’s leading telematics supplier to the rental industry, has previously called on policymakers and law enforcement agencies to partner with the sector and explore how technology could be used on a wider scale in the UK’s counter-terrorism efforts. Dave Turnock, Trak Global’s International Rental Relations Director, detailed to attendees how telematics data can be used to both assist in the prevention of terrorism and in detecting possible vehicle crime. Reflecting on the day’s workshop, Dave said:

As well as its known benefits in improving efficiencies and claims, telematics can be used as an effective tool to help combat many types of crime, including terrorism. We had a valuable discussion today with leading rental companies and look forward to exploring further how we can assist them with terrorism and crime prevention.