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CCTV and the Law

Alert message sent 21/10/2021 08:01:00

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A recent court case highlighted the importance of following ‘the rules’ when installing CCTV. It is a technology that has already contributed a great deal of information to Thames Valley Police and added security to our communities.  Video doorbells particularly, have enabled a step-change in doorstep security and they have provided a great deal of invaluable criminal intelligence to the law enforcement authorities.

However, a recent case - where the Judge found in favour of a complainant - clearly showed how not to use CCTV.  In this particular case the cameras were judged to be intrusive, invaded the neighbour’s privacy, and no remedial changes were made despite repeated requests.  This should not be seen as ‘CCTV causing problems’, but ‘incorrect usage causing problems’.  The Neighbourhood Watch Network endorses the use of video doorbells and similar CCTV security - when correctly installed and positioned - as these devices both add security to individual homes and function as a deterrent to criminals across a wider area.
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Geoff Pegg (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Wycombe LPA, High Wycombe, Hazlemere, Marlow )

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