BS 7958:2015 Closed circuit television (CCTV) Management and operation - Code of practice
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BS 7958:2015

Closed circuit television (CCTV). Management and operation. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : August 2015



What is this standard about?

BS 7958:2015 provides recommendations for the management and operation of CCTV within controlled environments where data – which might later be offered as evidence – is received, stored, reviewed or analysed.

Who is this standard for?

  • Anybody responsible for the operation and management of a CCTV system 
  • Security trade association members
  • Those with responsibility for town centre management
  • In-house companies which have their own CCTV control room
  • Local authorities
  • Sporting associations
  • Schools and hospitals

Why should you use this standard? 

BS 7958 provides advice on CCTV schemes used in areas where the public has a ‘right to visit’. This ranges from places that are privately owned but where no boundary is perceived by the public, to roads, sports stadiums, housing estates, supermarkets and other areas offering a public service.

The standard covers the monitoring and management of public spaces and also gives recommendations on best practice that will help owners to obtain reliable information that can be used as evidence. 

BS 7958 is also part of the best practice guidance for all local authority monitoring centres, police CCTV control rooms and all private industry CCTV control rooms. 

What’s changed since the last update?

  • The 2015 revision takes due regard of the introduction of the CCTV Code of Practice, issued by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, and as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This outlines 12 principles applicable to public space CCTV systems.
  • The scope of the standard has also been expanded to include the operation and management of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and body worn cameras

Standard NumberBS 7958:2015
TitleClosed circuit television (CCTV). Management and operation. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 August 2015
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 8591, BIP 0008-3, BS EN 15713, BIP 0008-2, BS 5979, BIP 0008-1, BS 7499, BS 7858
Informative References(Provided for Information)Human Rights Act 1998, Criminal Procedure and Investigation Act 1996, BS ISO 27001, BS ISO 10002, Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, Equality Act 2010, Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, Freedom of Information Act 2000, BS EN ISO 11064-3, Data Protection Act 1998, Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2002, BS EN ISO 11064-2, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Traffic Management Act 2004, BS EN ISO 11064-1, Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment), Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Regulations 1992, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Private Security Industry Act 2001
ReplacesBS 7958:2009
Draft Superseded By15/30299657 DC
DescriptorsErgonomics, Quality assurance, Records (documents), Legislation, Television systems, Buildings open to the public, Safety devices, Regulations, Video tape recordings, Security systems in buildings, Closed-circuit television, Technical documents, Training, Urban areas, Data storage protection, Conformity, Anti-burglar measures, Policy formation, Data media, Personnel, Cameras, Reports, Data security, Environment (working), Marking, Occupational safety, Management operations, Data handling
ISBN978 0 580 86308 0
File Size752 KB

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