Can I Install CCTV at my Business Premises?This presentation provides some information on installing CCTV at a business premises. It explains the laws that you must follow. If you wish more detailed information, then please read our article, 'Can I Install CCTV at my business premises' or get in touch.
Can I Install CCTV at my
CCTV is often used at commercial premises in the UK.
Where there are high cases of theft, it will be used to
supplement an intruder alarm system.
It can also be used to protect employees and customers.
In most cases, it will be used for multiple reasons so that you
can protect your assets from theft and vandalism, and your
staff and customers from all types of abuse. The benefit of
CCTV over an intruder alarm is that the footage recorded
can be used as evidence by the Police. It can also help the
Police find the people responsible for the crime committed.
So the answer is that yes, you can install security cameras at
your workplace either indoors or outdoors, however, there
are restrictions that you must follow.
Is it legal to install CCTV at a
Put up a sign to let people know CCTV
is being used and why.
Have the ability to provide images
within 1 calendar month to anyone
You must follow Data
Protection Laws and rules
under the Human Right Acts
Share images with the authorities, such
as the police, if they ask for them.
Keep images only as long as your
business needs them.
Pay a data protection fee.
What are the rules for
installing CCTV at business
premises in Scotland?
You must consider the privacy rights of those that you may
You must have a good reason for installing security cameras
such as crime prevention or employee safety.
A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) must be
A CCTV Policy must be created.
you are using CCTV.
You must put up signs at your premises stating you are using
CCTV and register with the ICO.
Only keep data as long as you need it (usually 31 days).
You CANNOT legally record sound.
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