The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has a statutory role to provide the surveillance camera industry with a current list of recommended standards.
The links below will give you more information on each standard and include a link to the BSI website where you can purchase standards. You can also read The Centre for Applied Science and Technology’s resources for the crime prevention industry.
Standards for surveillance camera installers and maintainers
This is a list of relevant British, European and International standards for installers and maintainers of surveillance cameras.
Other relevant standards
These standards may be required depending on the installation.
Standards for public space CCTV control rooms/operators
This is a list of relevant British, European and International standards for public space control rooms and operators of CCTV. These standards can also be of use if you run private CCTV control rooms or use cameras to monitor private (eg commercial, retail, education) premises where members of the public have access.
The following standards offer best practice for control rooms
Other relevant standards for control rooms
The following standards may be applicable to control room managers responsible for CCTV contractual requirements.
Other relevant standards for contractors
Standards for manufacturers
This is a list of relevant British, European and International standards for CCTV manufacturers.
- Manufacturing: Establishing and implementing a security-minded approach. Specification (PAS 1085)
- Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s secure by design/secure by default
Standards for private CCTV monitoring companies
This is a list of relevant British, European and International standards for private monitoring companies of CCTV monitoring public space CCTV.
- (Note: This standard is only applicable if the control room monitors detector activated cameras)
Other applicable standard
The standard below may be required depending on vetting requirements.
Standards for body worn video cameras
This is a list of relevant standards for the use of body-worn video cameras (BWV).
Guidance for in-house monitoring centres
This guidance is for in-house monitoring centres that only monitor their own surveillance camera systems, and don’t have contracts to monitor third-party surveillance camera systems.