Wroot Ltd, have been providing CCTV equipment & systems to customers for many years.
We'd previously concentrated our skills on designing and installing bespoke communications systems involving 2 Way Radios, but over time, we found ourselves becoming increasingly more involved in providing the added security and protection that CCTV surveillance equipment could provide.
There is no 'standard' system for us to offer to you. Each system is as unique as you are and depends on the premises that it is to be installed into and the purpose and outcome required from the equipment.
If you are interested in finding out more about the systems and equipment we can provide for you, we would strongly recommend that we discuss your requirements with you in person so we can find out your particular requirements and see the areas you are hoping to cover.
There are many different brands of equipment that are available to us and not all of them offer every product for every situation, so it is always best to look into your options before finally deciding on the right system to install.
Is Your Current Equipment Compliant With the Latest Data Protection Acts?
- If your organisation has CCTV systems in operation, you should consider the following:-
- Have you performed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and do all your CCTV cameras serve a legitimate purpose?
- Have you made sure the CCTV system has the ability to be switched on or off, if this is appropriate, so that recording of footage is not continuous? The system should also have the ability to stop capturing either footage and/or sound recordings both of which should work independently of each other. Capturing both could be deemed excessive and you would need to demonstrate clearly the reasons for recording both and what legitimate grounds you are relying on to justify this.
- If you capture sound recordings are they obtained when it is absolutely necessary and for this specific purpose? CCTV surveillance systems should not normally be used to record conversations between members of the public or members of staff as part of a working environment. Recording conversations is highly intrusive and unlikely to be justified and performance of a PIA would identify this.
- Are recordings from the CCTV system securely stored and are you able to restrict access to them?
- Are your CCTV recordings of sufficient quality to be fit for their intended purpose and is there a regular check that the date and time stamp recorded on images is accurate?
- Are you able to access recordings easily at particular locations or times in order to comply with a subject access request or police investigations?
- Are there sufficient security safeguards in place to prohibit interception and unauthorised access?
- Do you have an information retention policy which is documented and understood by those who operate the CCTV system?
- Do you ensure that you delete CCTV recordings when they no longer serve a purpose?
- Have you notified individuals with fair processing information including letting them know when they are in an area where a surveillance system is in operation and their right to access their recordings/images?
- Have you put in place appropriate CCTV policies and do your staff know how to respond to requests from individuals for access to CCTV recordings?
For further information on any of the above products or associated services, please call: 01405 446142.