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The installation of CCTV cameras has become increasingly popular in recent years, as homeowners and businesses alike look to increase their security. But do you need planning permission to put up CCTV cameras? The answer is that it depends on the type of camera and where it’s being installed. In this blog post, we’ll look at the different types of CCTV cameras and when you may need planning permission for them.

Types of CCTV Cameras

There are two main types of CCTV cameras: internal and external. Internal cameras are those that are installed inside a building, such as in a shop or office, while external cameras are those that are installed outside a building, such as on a wall or in a garden.

When Do You Need Planning Permission?

In general, you don’t need planning permission to install internal CCTV cameras. However, if you want to install external cameras then you may need planning permission depending on where they’re being installed and what type they are.

For example, if you want to install an external camera in your garden then you won’t usually need planning permission unless it’s in a conservation area or if it’s going to be used for commercial purposes (such as monitoring customers). If the camera is going to be mounted on a wall or fence then you may also need planning permission depending on the height and visibility of the camera.

It’s also important to note that some local authorities have specific rules about installing external CCTV cameras so it’s always best to check with your local council before installing any kind of camera.

Benefits of Installing CCTV Cameras

Installing CCTV cameras can provide many benefits for both homeowners and businesses alike. For homeowners, having an extra layer of security can help deter burglars and provide peace of mind when away from home. For businesses, having visible security measures can help deter shoplifters and other criminals from targeting their premises. Additionally, having footage from CCTV cameras can be invaluable if there is ever an incident or crime committed on your property as it can provide evidence for police investigations or insurance claims.

Conclusion

In conclusion, whether or not you need planning permission for installing CCTV depends on the type of camera and where it’s being installed. It’s always best to check with your local council before installing any kind of camera as some areas may have specific rules about installing external ones. Installing CCTV can provide many benefits for both homeowners and businesses alike so it can be well worth getting one even if you do need planning permission!

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