Planning permission

Many homeowners choose to install CCTV on their land to catch and deter intruders.

Planning permission is not normally required for installing a CCTV camera, though if you live in a listed building or conservation area you should check with your local planning authority.

Building regulations

Building regulations do not generally apply but you should take care that the installation is safe and the fixed units are stable. 

If your installation involves carrying out electrical work in your home or garden, you will have to follow new rules in the building regulations. 

Access the building regulations: Approved Document P – Electrical Safety.

You may wish to use an installer who is registered with a competent person scheme or seek approval from a Building Control body. It is advisable to contact an installer who can provide the necessary advice.

Find out more about the Competent Persons Scheme.