Deciding whether to use CCTV


Using CCTV can be privacy intrusive, as it is capable of putting a lot of law-abiding people under surveillance and recording their movements as they go about their day to day activities.


You should carefully consider whether to use it; the fact that it is possible, affordable or has public support should not be the primary motivating factor. You should take into account what benefits can be gained, whether better solutions exist, and what effect it may have on individuals.


Example: Cars in a car park are frequently damaged and broken in to at night. Consider whether improved lighting would reduce the problem more effectively than CCTV.


You should consider these matters objectively as part of an assessment of the scheme’s impact on people’s privacy. This does not have to be an extensive or time-consuming process in all cases. The extent of assessment necessary will depend on the size of the proposed scheme and the level of impact it is likely to have on people’s privacy1.


You should use the results of the impact assessment to determine whether CCTV is justified in all the circumstances and if so how it should be operated in practice.


Talk to Abracadabra CCTV about your requirements and we will be happy to come and carry out a free, no obligation site survey and discuss your options.

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