CCTV Data Protection Act (DPA)/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

It is a legal requirement for CCTV systems which are recording images of the public, to comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA/GDPR). Failure to do so, may result in fines, bad publicity and even legal sanctions.

Lightning Fire Safety Systems take compliance very seriously and, although legal responsibility sits with the Data Controller, we always offer our assistance with the ICO registration, The CCTV Policy, System Management and Signage.

We are also pleased to offer a CCTV Compliance Workshop. Our half day workshop is designed to bring delegates up to date with current CCTV regulations and the actions required to comply with them. This will result in better informed day-to-day decision making with regards to CCTV and a reduced risk of accusations of non-compliance being levelled against themselves or their organisation. Workshop content includes:

  • What is the Data Protection Act/GDPR?
  • Personal and Sensitive Personal Data
  • The 8 Principles
  • The CCTV Policy Document
  • Effective Management
  • Statutory and Advisory Authorities
  • Home Office Scene Content

Lightning Fire are happy to run this workshop at your office with a maximum of 10 delegates and included with the half day workshop is content/supporting materials and a Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact our office on 02392 268999.


EU and British Standards Compliance for Intrusion and Hold-Up Alarm Systems (I&HAS)

The following British and European standards are currently applicable to I & HAS:

  • BS EN 5013-1:2006+A2:2017
  • PD 6662: 2017 which incorporates:
  • BS8243 – Installation and Confirmation of I &
    HAS
  • BS8473 – Management of I & HAS
  • BS9263 – Commissioning, maintenance and re
    mote support of alarm systems

In the past, customers expected a Police response upon an alarm activation. With a high number of activations being false alarms, Police time was mis-directed and wasted. PD6662: 2017 now suggests that only alarm systems installed to Grade 3 and 4 standards should benefit from Police response.

Grading of Intruder Alarms is as follows:-

Grade 1

Low risk - Audible sounder only.

Grade 2

Low to medium risk - Audible sounder, transmission to ARC and signal failure notification within 25 hours.

Grade 3

Medium to high risk - Audible sounder, transmission to ARC, Police Response and signally failure notification within 5 hours.

Grade 4

High risk – Audible sounder, transmission to ARC, Police Response and signalling failure notification within 3 minutes.

It is essential that the customer's operational requirements are established at beginning of the process in order to ensure compliance throughout the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance procedures.

To ensure the alarm system is fit for purpose, maintenance must be carried out on a regular basis. If not maintained, insurance cover may be at risk.

For further information on intruder alarm compliance, please call our office on 02392 268999. Lightning Fire are delighted to add Security Solutions to our portfolio of products and services. These will include: