Deputy Information Commissioner, David Smith was quoted in an SMT online editor’s View article about licensed premises being forced into installing CCTV in order to get a license for their premises. He said: “We recognise that CCTV plays an important role in the prevention and detection of crime, and can help to reduce criminality in areas of high population density. Installing surveillance in pubs to combat specific problems of rowdiness and bad behavior may be lawful, but hardwiring-in blanket measures where there’s no history of criminal activity is likely to breach Data Protection requirements. The use of CCTV must be reasonable and proportionate if we are to maintain the public’s trust and confidence in its deployment.” One of CCTV Camera London’s aims is to ensure that all the systems we specify and install are always reasonable and proportionate in their deployment whether demanded by the Police and Council or where the owner or manager has identified the need for a CCTV system themselves. That is why we are proud to be a Silver level NSI approved company. View CCTV Camera London Case Study for the Half & Half Bar, Croydon.