June 24, 2009

Domestic Property Home Security

Filed under: Home Security — admin @ 1:01 pm

In today’s gone mad society we all need to watch our family, possessions and property … Home Security CCTV is an ideal way to watch over it all. There are many different types of home security cameras on the market today, however there is a grey area in the Data protection act 1998 concerning CCTV. Many people are frightened to protect their property due to this act.

Britain has more CCTV per head than any other country in the world, so this act is being used by people to deter them from using their CCTV cameras. The Data Protection Act does not apply to domestic property. What the act does protect is the use of peoples information obtained through CCTV including car number plates. The use of CCTV cameras are still a major deterrent against burglary and attempted burglary in the home.

Are you breaking the law if you put CCTV cameras round your property? NO! There is no law that says you cannot use CCTV – fact, is the Police use it as evidence if a criminal act has been committed. However, a different set of laws will be enforced if your camera is being used as a way of spying on your neighbours.

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  1. I’ve been installing domestic cctv systems for the last couple of years and their is still lots of confusion about when you’re breaking the law using cctv and when not and I’m glad you’ve used this opportunity to highligh it.

    I also think cctv in the home is going to take off much more over the next few years, not just because people are more wary under current economic conditions but becuase it’s becoming a lot more affordable.

    peter

    Comment by Peter Smith — July 1, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

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