We recognise that having security cameras installed outside your home can make a person feel safer.
We also recognise that some people may feel that security cameras on a neighbouring home may feel like an intrusion on their privacy.
What to do if you want to install CCTV on your home
You will need to make an application to install CCTV on external walls of your home.
Before you do this, think about the problem you’re trying to resolve by installing CCTV.
Contact the local police for advice about crime prevention. Better locks or security lights may be a more effective way of securing your property.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) gives advice on their website on how you can use CCTV responsibly. They also give advice on what you can do if you’re worried about someone else’s use of CCTV in your community.
What happens after making a request
You’ll need to fill out an application form.
We’ll assess your application and let you know if we give you permission to install CCTV or not.
If you install CCTV on your home after we’ve rejected your application, we could ask you to remove it.
We have the right to withdraw consent at any time or to impose conditions if there are problems with their installation.
Dummy CCTV Cameras
The term ‘Dummy’ camera is used to describe a fake camera installed on a home.
They don’t record any images.
Although these cameras are not expensive to buy, they don’t have much effect on preventing crime. Criminals or some one that causes anti-social behaviour will quickly realise that it’s a fake. And it wouldn’t stop them from committing a crime.
If you are going to install a CCTV system, it’s worth spending a bit more to get a system that works.