The Camera Surveillance Commissioner has published the new CCTV code of practice
Click on the link above to read what has been published;
The Information Commissioner has issued an updated Draft Code of Practice for CCTV. It is compatible
with the Camera Sureveillance Commissioners Code but has a few otyher areas for users of CCTV. Go to the Information Commissioners
website for more details. www.ico.gov.uk
Our new seminars for the Education Sector are launched
this May. Aimed at Head Teachers, Principals, Bursars and anyone who uses CCTV in the education sector, this one day seminar
gives clear guidance on what is allowed or not allowed. Current discussions between Teaching Unions and schools, colleges
etc. are causing some confusion as to what is permitted. This seminar will clear up any ambiguity and help keep you legal.
The mobile CCTV unit will be busy in May at Luton Carnival and helping with
the management of European elections in Cambridgeshire. The new CCTV National Standards Forum has it's website up and running and you
can access it on this link www.cnsf.co.uk. Please view the site and see what is happening in respect of standards and the new Camera Surveillance Commissioner
The Protection of Freedoms Act creates the post of Camera Surveillance
Commissioner. He has the task of formulating a Code of Practice for CCTV which will include ANPR and other surveillance mediums.The
only problem is the Code will only apply to Public Authority CCTV at first and not to private systems, which may come under
CCTV Training recently delivered a number of courses to CCTV
operators in Kurdistan, IRAQ. Over 60 security staff undertook the UK equivalent SIA course and are now engaged in operating
CCTV for a large recently completed airport.
In August we delivered training to a University security team in Saudi Arabia.
This will be our fourth visit there but the floodlit golf course has nothing to do with our attendance, nor has the private
beach on the Red Sea! 30 Students completed the Command and Control Course we designed on behalf of Highfield and which we
succesfully delivered. CCTV was a major part of the course.
Training is a centre for the awarding body HABC. (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) This organisation has been overseeing
health and safety and food awards for some time and has only recently been granted approval to run SIA awards in security
topics. CCTV Training is one of the first training companies to deliver this qualification under HABC and we believe that
this course delivery will be even more suitable to students trying for their SIA CCTV Operator licence. We work very closely
with Highfield and help to design CCTV training materials.