CCTV Surveillance code of practice undergoes changes to reflect the latest legislation
British Standard BS7958 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) – Management and operation – Code of Practice has recently undergone multiple changes designed to take into account the latest legislation, the BSIA has revealed.
BS7958:2015 offers guidelines and recommendations for the management and operation of CCTV within controlled environments where data – which might later be offered as evidence – is received, stored, reviewed or analysed. The standard can help key employees who are responsible for the operation and management of a CCTV system
The most important changes are related to the inclusion of some of the newer technologies in the CCTV arena such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition and body-worn cameras.
Furthermore, a key change from the previous edition of BS7958 has been the acknowledgement of the 12 principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice issued by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner as required by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, and wholly supported by the BSIA’s CCTV section.
Simon Adcock,Chairman of the BSIA’s CCTV section commented: “Camera technology develops at a rapid pace these days and the results that can be obtained from professionally designed and implemented systems increase the value of CCTV in fighting crime and protecting people and property.”
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