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Are you using your domestic CCTV system correctly?

Domestic CCTV systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye

Whilst installing a CCTV system offers an excellent way to improve the security of your home, it’s important to ensure you meet Government guidelines and that you respect other people’s privacy.

If your cameras are positioned so that they only capture images within the boundary of your private property, including the garden, then data protection laws won’t apply to you. However, if your system captures images of people outside your private boundaries such as your neighbours’ homes and gardens, a public footpath, street or shared spaces, then both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 will apply to you.

How to use CCTV responsibly

Before installing a CCTV system it’s important to spend time thinking about how to position the cameras so that your neighbours’ property, shared spaces and public spaces aren’t intruded upon. In addition, here are a few other things you might consider before installing CCTV:

  • try to find the most privacy-friendly way to position the cameras
  • consider carefully which areas you want the cameras to capture
  • think about whether you need to record the images or whether a live feed is adequate
  • if your cameras don’t capture images outside your boundaries, then the data protection laws wont apply to you

FirstEye – experts in CCTV installations in West Yorkshire

If you’re considering installing a CCTV system, we have the expertise to help. We can help you choose the best system for your budget and requirements, whilst helping you position the cameras to ensure you have the protection you need, without compromising your neighbours’ privacy.

To find out more or to arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch with FirstEye by calling 0113 2288599 or email