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

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
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

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
Part 4 of Video Surveillance Systems for Use in Security Applications has been revised by the BSI

Part 4 of BS EN 62676 on Video Surveillance Systems revised by British Standards Institution

The British Standards Institution has revised BS EN 62676-4:2015 Video Surveillance Systems for Use in Security Applications – Part 4: Application Guidelines. The standard, which saw input from the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London, provides...
Posted On 21 Oct 2015
Rugby First is showing how joint working on CCTV operation and management can actively protect local communities

Rugby First shows how joint working on CCTV actively protects communities

In Rugby, organisations have been working together to provide a collaborative approach towards CCTV surveillance that protects the community while at the same time maintaining citizens’ right to privacy. Rugby First was created back in 2005. The Control Room i...
Posted On 18 Oct 2015
The BSIA has welcomed revisions to BS 7958 on CCTV

BSIA welcomes revision of British Standard BS 7958 on CCTV operation and management

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS 7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Management and Operation Code of Practice, which has been updated to take into account the latest legislation. BS 7958:2015 provides...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The BSIA has issued new guidance on CCTV system grading for end users and security installers

BSIA guidance document explains new CCTV grading system for end users

New guidance has been published by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to help users understand the system of security grading introduced by the BS EN 62676 series of international standards – the first standards for CCTV video surveillance that will be used to...
Posted On 18 Aug 2015