Antisocial behaviour

Residential CCTV

Basic Information

The Council is developing a policy on CCTV which will be available on the website once finalised. However there is information available online should you wish to install your own residential CCTV.

The basics are have a good reason for installing it, keep the data safe, do not intrude into private spaces and make sure your CCTV is overt by clear signage.

Letting your neighbours know why you are installing it may also prevent any upset or complaints.

Make sure anyone that may enter an area covered by the cctv can see signage first. Therefore will be aware of it beforehand and can choose not to enter this area. Lots of sites online give signs that can be printed out and laminated, most cctv come with signs and they can be bought off websites too.

What else to consider

If you are thinking to install CCTV on your Council or Hjaltland property you may need permission from them.

It maybe a condition of a tenancy agreement that written permission is obtained to carry out any adaptations to the property.  

If the cctv camera is on the outside of the property planning permission maybe required.

There are no real issues covering your own property where it can become problematic is when it covers a shared access path or any other area that is not owned by yourself. The main concern is privacy as surveillance equipment can be quite intrusive even when it is areas that are visible to the public normally.

Further Information

Using your CCTV in a Responsible & Proper Manner - ASB HELP: (External Link)

Police Scotland Checklist:
Police_Scotland_CCTV_Advice.pdf ( (External Link)

Hjaltland Housing Association Policy:
tenant-property-cctv-policy ( (External Link)

Domestic CCTV systems - guidance from the Information Commisioners Office: (External Link)

Contact the Information Commissioner’s Office – Scotland Queen Elizabeth House Sibbald Walk Edinburgh EH8 8FT. Telephone: 0303 123 1115. Email: