New BSIA guide for CCTV

A new guide that gives users an overview of detector activated monitored CCTV has been released by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

Jun 2, 2006
By David Howell

A new guide that gives users an overview of detector activated monitored CCTV has been released by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

The guide gives details of the level of compliance that is needed for CCTV operations to gain a Level 1 police response.

BSIA CCTV Section Chairman, Adam Wiseberg said: “When applied correctly, detector-activated CCTV brings huge benefits to end-users whose sites need to be kept secure. A verbal warning alone can deter at least 90 per cent of intruders.

“However, an immediate Level 1 police response to detector-activated CCTV is only available when the system complies with BS8418 and is therefore able to qualify for a Unique Reference Number. Looking for a system that is inspected to this standard not only ensures quality, but is also a means to determine that an incident on your premises becomes a police priority.”

The User-guide to detector-activated, remotely monitored CCTV systems can be downloaded from the BSIA website at www.bsia.co.uk/pdfs/form_196.pdf.

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