Retail property organisation, BCSC, has released the CCTV Users Guide for Shopping Places, which features advice from the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, Prudential, Martin Taylor Associates and MACE.
The publication provides information to assist shopping centre and development/asset managers in purchasing or upgrading CCTV equipment for commercial premises.
The guide, which was compiled by BCSC’s Security and Safer Shopping Committee, is in two parts – licensing, and operational requirement. It provides a checklist for the specification of a new CCTV system and also contains advice on planning the installation of a CCTV system.
BCSC highlights the benefits of CCTV, including security and crime prevention; commercial benefits such as measuring footfall and pedestrian flow; personnel uses such as monitoring staff performance; and monitoring individual pieces of equipment.
The CCTV Users Guide for Shopping Places is available at £15 + VAT for BCSC members and £25 + VAT for non-members.