CCTV offers enhanced security for your home but before you install a system, there are a number of things you need to consider. Using CCTV comes with a set of responsibilities and it’s important to be aware of your neighbour’s privacy, for example. Here are a few tips on how to ensue you make the most of CCTV technology whilst meeting privacy regulations:
- Before installing a CCTV system you should consider whether it is the best solution for you and your property. Here at FirstEye we work with homeowners throughout Leeds and will use our expertise to help you find the most appropriate privacy system. In some cases, for example, motion sensor security lighting may be sufficient.
- External cameras should be carefully placed to ensure that they don’t invade your neighbour’s privacy or the privacy of passers by.
- If your CCTV cameras do happen to capture part of a neighbouring property, or a property across the road, you must ensure you comply with data protection regulations.
- To comply with data protection regulations you’ll need to put in place signage to let other people know that CCTV cameras are in operation, only provide access to the footage to those who need it (e.g. the police) and choose a system which enables you to choose what to record.
- You should always make sure that the date and time on your system are correct and that images aren’t stored for longer than necessary. This means that footage must be deleted once it is no longer required.
- The information recorded should only be used for the purposes for which the system was installed.
The above points cover the main points to consider and for further information on how to ensure you’re using your system correctly, please get in touch with us or see the latest government guidance.
CCTV systems installed in Leeds by FirstEye
Here at FirstEye we have many years of experience of installing CCTV and security systems for residential and business customers throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire. If you would like to find out more about CCTV and security, please get in touch.