Mathers Satellite and Security provide customers across Scotland with professional and CCTV systems across both the domestic and commercial sectors.
Many of us are familiar with CCTV but when it comes to installing it at your property, home or business, it pays to make sure you have all the facts.
CCTV is an effective deterrent and a tool on which many people rely on. If you are thinking of installing CCTV at your property, you need to know what the law says.
By opting for professional installation with us, you will not only get the right system for you but also confidence and peace of mind that your system is within the law.
If you live of a busy road, you may have been told that CCTV is not possible because it infringes on people walking past on the pavement, car drivers and so on.
This doesn’t stop you having CCTV but you will need to bear in mind that where the camera or cameras are fixed needs to be in keeping with protecting your property.
In other words, you are collecting information about what is happening on your property, without overly infringing of other people’s rights to privacy.
You also need to inform people that they are under CCTV surveillance.
Have you noticed the questions you are asked on forms you are completing, or the information others gather on you? Do you stop to ask why they need to know that snippet of information about you?
If you ask, quite often they don’t know or they say they have ‘always gathered that information from people’. This is not acceptable and the same is true with CCTV.
You should only gather and keep information that you need to, and information which is not excessive. In other words, ensure that your cameras are gathering information on your property and if you no longer need it, delete it.
A CCTV system at a property will gather a lot of information over a 24-hour period. You need to ensure that this information is kept securely and that you get rid of it (safely), when you no longer need it.
Thus, CCTV footage from two years ago, is perhaps an excessive amount of time to keep the information, unless you have reason to believe it is important.
There is no doubt that CCTV forms an integral part of keeping your property, possessions, you and your family safe. And it is a crime-prevention tool that is within budget.
Mathers Satellites provide multiroom services across Central Scotland:
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