CCTV Security Signs
CCTV security signs must be displayed by any Business operating a CCTV system.
From May 2018 businesses must comply with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Images of people captured on CCTV cameras is classified as personal data.
Organisations are obliged by the legislation to notify people that their personal data is being recorded. The most effective way of doing so is by prominently displaying signs within the area captured by CCTV – at the entrance to the area as well as within.
Clear and prominent signs are particularly important when the CCTV cameras are placed discreetly or where people do not expect to be under surveillance. Signs should be prominent and frequent.
Having CCTV signage is an added deterrent when it comes to protecting a property and costs very little to install.
CCTV Security signs involving closed circuit television recording should give the identity and contact details of the person in charge of the scheme.
All our CCTV signs can be customised with this information.
If you cannot find the sign you need, please let us know and we will be happy to help.
The CCTV signage checklist
- Signage should be clearly visible and readable. It will also need to show details of the organisation operating the system, the purpose of it’s use and who to contact if there are any queries.
- Signs should be an appropriate size in relation to its context. If the sign needs to be seen by a car driver it should be bigger, and if it is in a shop then a small sign would be more suitable.
- All staff should know what to do and who to contact if a member of the public enquires about the CCTV system. Any signs in a public area must show the organisation or authority responsible for the systems.
- Take care when it comes to positioning your CCTV cameras. Although your cameras may be positioned on site, they may still capture images of people walking by. If this is the case your CCTV signage should be visible outside the business too.
- Depending on the location, new signage alone – without CCTV – might be a sufficient and cost-effective deterrent to thieves.