With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) where CCTV is in operation, you must display signage that advises people of recordings. Signage must be visible and as such can also be viewed as a deterrent. So how can signage help you comply?
Here’s our quick guide:
Signage must be clear and informative with contact details. Here at BEL Signs we stock standard security and surveillance signage but can also offer a bespoke service, where signage can be branded with your logo and additional company details.
Signage can also be made to suit your space, whether external or internal, on a variety of materials. Surveillance signs can be fitted onto existing walls or posts. However, we can also provide an installation service placing site-specific posts for signage or fixtures. Arranging a site visit with our signage experts can help with the hassle and any confusion, offering our expertise.
Sizing is important and dependent upon where the signage is being placed and how it needs to be viewed. If it has contact details these need to be legible and therefore at an appropriate size and possibly at eye level, so safety must also be considered. For example we manufacture and install car-parking signage in many Horsham locations, find out more here.
- Is Everyone Aware
Do you have a justification to be monitoring a space or people? In addition to a reason for storing the data and monitoring it. You must have grounds for doing both and clearly only be using the recordings for intended purposes.
Be sure to set-up your contact with all the relevant information, perhaps a dedicated email address. Ensure all staff are made aware of GDPR regulations and then who and how people can make contact with the operator, should they wish too as individuals have the right to request a copy of the footage, as do the police. These details can be printed on signage, or we can put together a design with everything listed in a clean format.
Remember it’s not just the public that needs to made aware but your staff too may be monitored by CCTV so they too should be informed. Signage for these can differ in tone and look, but should always conform.
- Need Help?
Why not book a site visit to ensure your signage is compliant? Our staff can help with any queries you have, call us on 01403 255442 or book now by email
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