Tony Porter

Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s contract extended by Home Office

The Home Office has extended Tony Porter’s contract as Surveillance Camera Commissioner for a further three years. Porter, who previously held roles in business and law enforcement, including as temporary assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester Police and vice-president...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

Salford University receives Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s certification mark

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification scheme enables organisations to clearly demonstrate that they comply with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. For relevant authorities (such as local authorities and police forces) this is particularly...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016

Commissioner launches consultation on draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, has launched a consultation document on a draft national surveillance camera strategy that’s designed to help keep people safe in public places while respecting their right to privacy...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016

Dorset and Devon and Cornwall Police achieve third party certification for surveillance cameras on drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ie drones) are often fitted with surveillance cameras. If a relevant authority such as a police force is using them, they must comply with the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Dorset Police and Devon and...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
Left to Right: Emma Dowell (CCTV manager at Conwy Borough Council) is presented with the Certificate of Compliance by Tony Porter (the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner who’s standing alongside Tony Weeks (head of technical services at the NSI). The presentation took place at the CCTV User Group Conference on 24 May

Conwy County Borough Council receives Certificate of Compliance for management of Public Space CCTV

With the best interests of local communities firmly in mind, Conwy County Borough Council in North Wales is working to ensure the Public Space CCTV systems under its direct control are managed appropriately and, in particular, in accordance with the Surveillance Camera Code of...
Posted On 27 May 2016

Marks & Spencer works with FOUR Group in bid to upgrade Distribution Centre surveillance regime

Retailer Marks & Spencer has upgraded to an effective and efficient CCTV system that adheres to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The company needed to upgrade the CCTV system at its major distribution centre located in Bradford. The business wanted a scheme that was...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
Tony Porter: the UK's Surveillance Camera Commissioner

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner initiates survey on information requirements for CCTV

The UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are conducting a survey designed to ascertain how people go about finding information on CCTV. The survey will run until the end of January. The findings from the study will ultimately be used in...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Left to Right: SSAIB CEO Alex Carmichael, Cllr Yasemin Brett and Alan Gardner

Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre celebrates “unprecedented” array of security achievements

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has presented a range of certificates to Enfield Council’s Public Safety Centre. In an official ceremony held at the site in north London, the security, fire and telecare certification body’s CEO Alex Carmichael and...
Posted On 15 Dec 2015
Tony Porter: Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner presents second Annual Report to Parliament

In his second Annual Report, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office – reflects on his first full year in office and identifies several future challenges around CCTV. In the 44-page report covering 2014-2015, Porter...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

Third party certification scheme launched to support UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales at the Home Office, has launched a third party certification scheme wherein that certification is said to be “simple, accessible and affordable”. In essence, the new scheme enables organisations...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015