You can use CCTV to protect your property but you must follow the Data Protection Act.
- put up a sign to let people know CCTV is being used and why
- be able to provide images within 40 days to anyone you’ve recorded (you can charge up to Â£10 for this)
- share images with the authorities, eg the police, if they ask for them
- keep images only as long as your business needs them
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has guidance on how to use CCTV cameras and storing images.
You can use CCTV to protect your property but you must put a sign and provide images on request to the police