This leaflet offers guidance to current or potential users of CCTV on how to get the most from this technology.
Much like buying a new car or a television you have to make some important decisions before you buy to ensure that it actually meets your requirements and gives you a return on your investment.
Further guidance for users of CCTV will be available in the surveillance camera code of practice which, subject to the outcome of statutory consultation and the will of Parliament, will come into force in summer 2013. The code is intended to strike an appropriate balance between protecting the public and upholding civil liberties. This leaflet will be reissued after the code comes into force.