|Part 2 relates to requirements for existing CCTV systems, to be capable of achieving & maintaining desired level of Operational Compliance|
Following on from the April 2015 announcement of the world’s first Operational Standards for Security Camera Systems, the TRUSTED© CCTV Improvement Project are now releasing the revised updated version 2.1.1.
The latest developments of the TRUSTED© CCTV Operational Standards are being introduced to help CCTV Users and Operators ensure they more easily achieve an efficient, effective and responsible level of performance, from their security camera systems.
Building on the concept of encouraging Operators and Users to adopt a strategy of Responsible Societal Surveillance (RSS), these latest CCTV Operational Standards have been further enhanced, to provide practical benefits to a broad spectrum of CCTV Stakeholders.
CCTV End Users can choose which level of TRUSTED© CCTV Operational Standards compliance best suits their needs, and by following a detailed set of requirements and undertaking a thorough annual review, they will be able to identify and design out many of the current issues and concerns which beset the CCTV & Security Industries.
The TRUSTED© CCTV Operational Standards documents are now available in PDF format from the recently launched TRUSTED© CCTV e-Store.
Hardcopy A4 book versions of the updated standards are also due to become available before the end of September 2015.
Whilst the TRUSTED© CCTV Operational Standards are currently available directly, subject to wider industry support they may in future also be offered through established ‘partner’ bodies or organisations.
- Level 1 - ‘PLATINUM’ standard - requires independent expert verification
- Level 2 - 'GOLD' standard - requires independent expert verification
- Level 3 - ‘SILVER+’ standard - requires independent verification
- Level 3 - ‘SILVER’ standard - self compliance - no external audit
- Level 4 - ‘BRONZE+’ standard - requires independent verification
- Level 4 - ‘BRONZE’ standard - self compliance - no external audit
CCTV Users can initially obtain an individual Operational Standards document (from the e-Store), to use as a working tool to help improve the management and operation of their security camera system.
Having completed the workflow to the required level, an independent assessment can also be undertaken if required (mandatory for Gold and Platinum standards), to verify that the standard has been achieved.
An optional ‘Compliance Pack’ (CP) will also be available to allow CCTV Operators to complete the process, by entering their Standard’s achievement on a publicly viewable online register. In addition to this, a completion certificate and unique TRUSTED© CCTV Compliance Mark are also included as part of the pack, along with other benefits.
Subject to demand, the generic versions of the TRUSTED© CCTV Operational Standards will in time also be further customised to meet the demanding needs of various specific sectors; for example schools and colleges, hospitals, retailers & shopping centres, hotels, pubs & bars, petrol retailers, stations, ports & airports, museums, cinemas & theatres, etc. Bespoke versions are also planned for various other global markets, taking account of any specific local requirements.
PART 2 - EXISTING SYSTEMS Annual Compliance TESTING & EVALUATION v2.1.1 Release - 09/2015
Seven individual sections covering:
- Operational objectives
- Technical reviews & testing
- Recording review & testing
- System management
- Transparency, accountability, privacy, & data related issues
- Legal considerations
- System maintenance
Part 2 relates specifically to the requirements for existing working CCTV systems, to be capable of achieving and maintaining a desired level of Operational Compliance.
Evaluated systems can opt to receive an annual certificate, TRUSTED© Compliance Mark, and online directory listing.