The term ‘Behavioural Detection’ refers to the method of observing individuals for the purpose of identifying those displaying physical signals which indicate an individual may have hostile intent.
When implemented in an appropriate, proportionate and effective way, Behavioural detection can be a powerful tool in a range of environments. As part of a systematic approach to disrupt criminals and terrorists carrying out activities that aim to cause harm to others.
An additional layer to protective security, this overall approach to disruption may include detecting individuals whilst they are conducting hostile reconnaissance as part of plans to undertake a terrorist attack, deterring thieves from targeting a venue and denying criminals access to information they need to plan an illegal activity in the right environment.
Some people with hostile intentions can exhibit overt, observable cues or signals which staff can be taught to identify and as such can detect individuals with hostile intentions.
Behavioural Detection can be used to deter hostiles whilst reassuring the public, staff and other site users. Correctly implemented, Behavioural Detection has no negative impact on other operational capabilities and as it is deployed with a customer service approach, the introduction of Behavioural Detection regularly benefits the customer experience at a site.
*HM Government. Behavioural Detection - Best practice, guidance and advice
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