CCTV installers Scotland based and throughout the UK offer an incredibly important service to businesses and residential premises throughout the country. Alongside modern intruder alarm systems, CCTV is one of the most popular security features used either alone or as part of wider security systems Scotland wide. There are numerous ways CCTV can be used, including providing evidence and offering a preventative measure. There are also many diverse types of CCTV available on the market. However, there are also a range of issues that need full consideration before you install and use such systems.
There are numerous things to consider when you are investigating the installation of a CCTV system in your place of business. As well as ensuring you choose the right CCTV installers Scotland wide, you need to consider the legal ramifications of such an action. The Data Protection Act protects the personal information and images of the people recorded by CCTV cameras when used in public or business spaces. The rules laid down in this Act must be followed regardless of whether you are considering Aberdeen CCTV, or a CCTV system anywhere in the UK. To comply with the Data Protection Act in relation to your CCTV installation Aberdeen based, firstly, you must tell people that they’re being recorded. It is illegal to covertly record your staff, customers, or colleagues. The easiest, and most common, way to do this is to clearly display a sign that states that CCTV images are being recorded, and why. Additionally, you must be able to provide any person captured on the CCTV with a copy of the images of them within 40 days (you are however, allowed to charge up to £10 for this service). Under the Data Protection Act you must not use the CCTV system for any purpose other than which it was installed for. Care also needs to be taken in relation to who has access to the images; password protection is advisable. Finally, you are obliged under the law to provide the authorities with any images they request as part of an ongoing investigation within a timely manner.
Security systems, such as CCTV whether fitted to residential or business premises have two primary roles. Firstly, they are there to provide evidence and aid in the investigation of any break in, theft or other wrong doing. The second role, is not always considered, but is just as important, and that is the prevention of the crime in the first place. Simply having a CCTV system fitted, from secutiry systems Glasgow to Aberdeen CCTV systems, can deter would-be thieves and other individuals from committing acts such as larceny, assault or damage to your property. A visible, external CCTV system can only help to prevent criminal damage to the exterior of your building, and deter break ins if the cameras cover the whole of the of the property, including the approach to the property. The same approach needs to be taken with interior cameras. Where there are no blind spots cameras can detect and deter everything from theft and damage to assaults on members of staff. However, there is a fine line between safety and snooping, and while you want to ensure your shop floor, offices and warehouse are covered and safe, the cameras cannot be obtrusive. Staff that feel they are not trusted are unlikely to feel valued in any aspect of their work. Similarly, some areas need to be clear of cameras either partially or entirely, such as changing rooms, bathrooms and staffrooms. If you are unsure on any aspect of camera placement you should gain access to experienced CCTV installers in Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland. One place that you will find such experience is VWS Ltd.
At VWS Ltd, we aim to take you through each step of the security journey, helping you to choose the best security systems Scotland wide to protect your business from a range of threats. Our CCTV installers Scotland based are highly experienced, knowledgeable and want to help you find the best fit for your own needs. We see every business as individual and advise our customers accordingly to create a full security package that works specifically for them. For more information about the services we offer, please visit: https://vwsip.co.uk or give us a call on 01236 727 233.