Surveillance Camera Commissioner Launches a new CCTV Operational Requirement Document


Tony Porter the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) has launched the replacement to the Operational Requirement; the Passport to Compliance.

The compliance document, formerly know as an operational requirement document, is crucial to be able to specify what they want the CCTV system to do, how they want it to perform and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations. As well as how much it will cost to procure and run.

It’s aimed primarily at public space CCTV systems such as those operated by local authorities or in large shopping centres, although it can be used for any type of surveillance camera system.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter said:

I’m delighted to be able to launch the passport to compliance. It enhances, updates and simplifies the widely used Home Office operational requirement document and aims to reduce technical jargon to enable procurement experts within organisations to have the ability to properly hold suppliers to account, where non compliance of the surveillance camera code of practice is evident.

It has been designed with the help of industry experts and thoroughly tested and I am confident that it can make a real difference to how surveillance camera systems are planned, installed and operated.

N.B. The SCC will be speaking at the next MSC seminar in November at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol.