When considering to install a new CCTV system, there are many questions you may need to ask or take into consideration.
We provide you with the answers to the two most frequently asked questions which may help you gather all the information you require before installing your new CCTV system.
Do I need permission to install CCTV?
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions when installing CCTV. Generally speaking, depending on your reason for installing CCTV and where you are installing it, you do not need permission.
Businesses, public organisations and commercial organisations, do need to adhere to the data protection act when installing CCTV. The business should state the following points:
- Let the information commissioner’s office know about the installation of your CCTV system and provide them with the contact details for the person responsible.
- Ensure that the CCTV system that you are installing produces clear images.
- Make sure that members of the public are aware that CCTV cameras are present and are recording. We believe that the easiest way to do this is by displaying clear signs.
- Do NOT record a conversation between members of the public.
- You MUST storage the footage from the CCTV cameras securely and destroy it after the appropriate period of time.
- Supply footage to those they have filmed upon their request within 40 days of receiving the request and for a maximum charge of £10.
- Carry out regular maintenance work to ensure that it is in good working order.
How much does it cost to install CCTV?
There is not a specific cost to install CCTV. The cost will depend on your requirements and therefore, the number of cameras you need and what footage you need to receive from these cameras.
If you require any further information before installing your CCTV system, please do not hesitate to contact us.