CCTV installation at your commercial property

You can use CCTV to protect your property but you must follow data protection law.

You must:

  • put up a sign to let people know CCTV is being used and why
  • in most circumstances, be able to provide images within 1 calendar month to anyone you’ve recorded
  • share images with the authorities, such as the police, if they ask for them
  • keep images only as long as your business needs them
  • pay a data protection fee

You usually can’t charge a fee for providing images.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has: