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Operation of CCTV

We use CCTV to complement existing safety and security measures in public areas and buildings across North Lanarkshire.

We currently have over 1000 public space cameras, all of which are operated and monitored by our dedicated CCTV control room within the Community Safety Hub.

Our control room is one of the most advanced control systems in Scotland.CCTV covers a number of public space locations, including:

  • 7 Town centres
  • 33 Housing areas
  • 27 Tower blocks
  • 89 Low rise housing blocks
  • 9 Recycling and waste centres

We work in partnership with Police Scotland, with officers routinely working within our control room.

CCTV is designed to help to prevent and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour levels, environmental incidents and for public health and safety.

Environmental incidents include assisting our environmental team with littering and fly-tipping offences. This plays a key role in making communities safer and more pleasant places to live, to work and to visit.

More information on the use of CCTV can be found within our Privacy Notice for Public Space CCTV in North Lanarkshire which explains:

  • personal data
  • how information is processed and stored
  • why we need personal data and what we do with it
  • the legal requirements
  • who we share information with
  • how long we keep images for
  • your rights under data protection law
  • how to make a complaint

If you would like to make a request to access information held on any of our CCTV systems this should be done through our Data Protection Officer. We will respond to you within 30 calendar days of receiving your request. Our Data Protection Policy can provide further information.

 

Page last updated:
11 Nov 2021

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