It helps to be knowledgeable of CCTV before jumping headfirst into getting a CCTV system installed. Here are a few things you should know before installing a CCTV camera:
- Legal requirements
If you’re installing a CCTV camera in a public place or in your business, you must comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act, which means turning any sound recording facilities off, restricting access to recording images, and keeping a record of those who have viewed any footage collected. You should also check to see if you need to register your CCTV system with the Information Commissioner’s Office, as most need to be.
- Installing CCTV cameras
You want to make sure that your CCTV camera works, and with the correct installation, you can feel reassured that everything is as it should be. It’s worth spending money on making sure the person who installs your CCTV system does the job right, and that’s where UK CCTV Security cameras can help.
- Knowing your components
Smaller CCTV systems consist of a camera, cable, and monitor. Larger systems consist of more than one camera, with multiple cables, monitors, controllers, matrix switchers, or multiplexers, and analogue or digital recording devices.
- Free help and advice
We offer free help and advice, so if there’s anything else you’d like to know about CCTV before your CCTV installation, you can call us on 0800 633 8486 and a member of our team will be happy to talk to you.