Advice Regarding Installation of CCTV

Before you consider installing CCTV cameras to protect your home please contact the Council's Crime Prevention Officer on 01429 523100 for advice regarding crime prevention and home security.

The Crime Prevention Officer will carry out a home security inspection and risk assessment for your property and advise on what crime prevention equipment you could install to improve your home security.

Further advice can be obtained from the Council's Building Design Section who offer a CCTV design service (01429 523384).

Points to consider when installing CCTV:

  • Speak to your neighbours before you install any CCTV camera(s) to explain why you are installing them and to reassure them that your camera(s) will not be used to film them.
  • Display a visible, appropriately sized and located sign advising the public that they are being monitored by CCTV.
  • Ensure that CCTV cameras are visible and are not hidden.
  • CCTV cameras must not film outside the boundary of your property.
  • If you do not own your home you must ensure that you have the property owner's written permission before you fit CCTV camera(s) to a property.
  • If your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building you may need permission from the Council.  Please contact Hartlepool Borough Council's Planning Advisory Service for informal planning advice and guidance.
  • Check that your CCTV system is fit for purpose:
  1. Does it record CCTV images for a reasonable time period?
  2. Does it record CCTV images which shows the correct date and time on them?
  3. Are the CCTV images recorded good enough to identify someone?
  4. Are there adequate light sources for your CCTV camera(s)?
  5. Is your CCTV system able to record usable CCTV images at night?
  6. Do you know how to view and download CCTV images from your CCTV?

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