Guidance

Recommended standards for the CCTV industry

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has a statutory role to provide the CCTV 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 and also their specific guidance on Body Worn Video (BWV):

Standards for CCTV installers, maintainers and manufacturers

This is a list of relevant British, European and International standards for installers, maintainers and manufacturers of CCTV.

Main standards

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 a private CCTV control rooms or use cameras to monitor private (eg commercial, retail, education) premises where members of the public have access.

Main standards

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 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.

Main standards

Other applicable standard

The standard below may be required depending on vetting requirements

Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 18 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added links to guidance from CAST.
  2. First published.