Can you install CCTV outside your home?

When it comes to security many of us want to try and protect our homes as much as possible and with some CCTV systems available at quite a reasonable cost, it is often a no-brainer for many people. When installing CCTV there are a few things you need to bear in mind to ensure that you comply with the law and that you are not infringing on others privacy.

CCTV can often be used as a deterrent to stop burglars breaking into your home, sometimes even having a dummy camera is enough to make the thieves think twice before breaking and entering or stealing something from your garden. CCTV can also help to catch criminals that have already or are in the process of committing a crime. Police often say that CCTV footage from homes has helped in bringing criminals to justice and not only in break-ins. The footage has been used in the past to record incidents of dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on pavements and roads. You need to think carefully about where you are positioning your CCTV system as setting it up pointing at a pavement, neighbours house or road could mean you breach the data protection act or harassment laws.