Does the Data Protection Act prevent me from installing cameras on my domestic property viewing public areas?
No! As long as you are not pushing the boundaries and stalking your neighbour! The Data Protection Act contains an exemption for domestic use, however, so a householder who has a camera on their property for their own personal use would not be covered by the DPA even if the camera overlooks the street or other public areas near their home. This exemption also applies to recreational use, eg by using a mobile phone or camcorder.
Does the Data Protection Act prevent me from installing cameras on my business premises viewing public areas?
No! Although there are considerations when installing a system for business use. NCS can advise you and make sure you are 100% compliant.
You may have to consider the following actions:-
• Register as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
• Put up signs notifying people that CCTV is in use and who operates it.
• Give any individual who requests it copies of footage of them (for a charge of up to £10).
• Ensure that any footage stored is kept for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is obtained.
• Ensure that footage is not disclosed to anyone else without the consent of the individuals shown in it unless it is for a reason permitted under the DPA, such as the prevention or detection of crime.
What happens when I request a quote from NCS?
Unless your request is very small and simple a member of the NCS team will contact you to arrange a visit and a survey. In order to make sure we meet your requirements and manage your expectations, NCS always prefer to survey the task at first hand in the most professional manor.
Id like to try before I buy, can I get a free demo?
Yes no problem, either a member of our team can visit your property to demonstrate the latest technology or we can provide you links to online demonstrations and footage so you can see at first hand the quality we can provide.
Will CCTV be useful at night?
It certainly will, with the use of either infra red light and new IP technology NCS can provide you with excellent quality CCTV images even in poor lighting conditions. If additional lighting is required, NCS will advise during the initial survey.
Will my CCTV alert me to an intruder?
If that is your requirement then yes! NCS can configure cameras to send snapshot images via email straight to your smart phone, tablet or PC. In addition to this, NCS camera systems can alert a central monitoring station to any intruders on your premises 24/7 audio challenging them, alerting keyholders and in certain circumstances calling the police should a crime be witnessed via CCTV.
Do security systems installed by NCS come with a guarantee?
We guarantee the quality of the installation will be of the highest standard. Once the job is signed off and completed, the equipment installed will carry at least a 12 month on site warranty. Many CCTV manufacturers now offer 2 and 3 year warranties on their products giving you complete piece of mind.
Do security systems scare off burglars?
Approximately 90% of burglars would prefer to break into homes without security systems. These criminals want the easy way in; they don’t want to risk an alarm siren going off or being caught on camera.
Are security systems expensive?
Effective systems are vastly more affordable nowadays and our friendly staff are always willing to cut a deal! For example we can supply a 2 camera full HD system from as little as £8 per week (subject to status).
Should I tell my friends and associates about NCS?
Yes! Absolutely! Don’t keep us a secret, we grow by recommendation.