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.

Standards for CCTV installers and maintainers

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

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

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.

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.

Published 26 March 2015
Last updated 11 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added section "Guidance for in-house monitoring centres"
  2. Added a new section on standards for body worn video cameras.
  3. Added links to guidance from CAST.
  4. First published.