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How effective are Video Surveillance Systems (VSS)?

Video Surveillance Systems are operated by most Local Authorities in England and Wales and are intrinsically linked with operational policing to protect the public and ensure their safety. So how effective are they and is the cost of installing and operating those systems really worth it?

Launching the human rights, data and technology strand of the national surveillance camera strategy

Hi, I’m Professor Pete Fussey and have been asked by Tony Porter to lead a new strand of his National Surveillance Camera Strategy on human rights, data and technology. I’m a Director at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance …

Raising standards through my certification scheme

There’s been a lot of focus recently in the press about the potential mass intrusion of surveillance cameras and I’ve recently blogged myself about CCTV in taxis and the use of automatic facial recognition technology. These are big ticket items …

Buyers Toolkit now available on SCC’s website

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Alastair Thomas here!  Following user testing and stakeholder consultation, we are delighted to announce that the Buyers Toolkit guidance is now available for download from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s website. The feedback received by the project team helped to fine …

When can you expect to see the SCC’s Buyers Toolkit?

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Alastair Thomas here! I am the project manager responsible for delivery of the Buyers Toolkit (BTK). This work is being progressed as part of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s National Surveillance Camera Strategy. It is being provided to assist small and …

Standards Strand: National Surveillance Camera Strategy (England and Wales)

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Hello, this is Alex Carmichael again (Chief Executive, SSAIB) reporting from the Commissioner’s Standard Strand. Before I get into this update blog I would like to thank all those representatives who attend the Standard Strand meeting and the organisations that …

Relevant Authorities – If you are operating Surveillance Camera Systems in public in England and Wales. Are you assured as to your legal responsibilities?

As an operator of a surveillance camera system you are faced with a framework of legal and regulatory requirements and industry standards, some of which place statutory responsibilities upon you in connection with the use of those systems depending upon …