The Home Office guide is intended for anyone in any organisation up to and including small and medium sized enterprises buying a surveillance camera system who wants to maximise their chance of success (and minimise risk) by observing the principles of good practice.
As a buyer, you could have many different roles in an organisation, but there are a few things that you will all have in common:
- you want to feel that you have spent your money wisely
- you want your needs met now and for the life of your surveillance camera system
- you want a solution that solves a problem and may have less interest in the technology used
- you don’t want to be an expert in surveillance camera systems
- you want to hire a competent service provider and be able to hold them to account.
This simple guide will give you an overview of what you should be thinking about as you decide whether you need a surveillance camera system. For larger organisations, there is a more in depth guide in the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Passport to Compliance. The commissioner’s website includes lots of useful information and links to further sources of advice about good practice in the use of surveillance camera systems.