CCTV Systems

CCTV Systems

JDES supplies and installs a broad range of CCTV products ranging from basic home kits to high end technology.

We have something for everyone. Our range of products include:

  • Digital surveillance and recording management systems
  • Digital recording from entry level to high level.
  • Day and night cameras
  • Fixed cameras
  • Varifocal cameras
  • IP Cameras Video Analytics
  • Till scan (Retail Stores)
  • Number Plate recognition
  • Fully networkable
  • Remote access and management

Security Consultancy Service

JDES offer a comprehensive approach to protecting your home and business. We offer free no obligation site assessment. We will make a detailed recommendation as to the solution required and can implement appropriate controls relative to your requirements.

GDPR and your CCTV System

The GDPR regulation came into force on 25th May 2018. The penalties being considered for non-compliance are fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover. The regulations apply to all companies worldwide that process personal data of European Union citizens.

As a business owner you need to be aware of the affect the new GDPR regulations which includes reviewing the use of CCTV.

If your CCTV system is collecting recognisable images, you are then managing ‘personal data’ and as such are now acting as a Data Controller. A Data Controller must be able to justify the obtaining and use of personal data by means of a CCTV system.

We're here to help!

JDES are very clear on the necessary requirements under the new GDPR and will assist all clients in adhering to these regulations. If you have any doubts over your CCTV system and would like to discuss how JDES can help you meet your requirements under the GDPR legislation, contact us today on 01 835 9739 or email us at

In the meantime here's some pointers...

1. Is your CCTV system justified?

Placing cameras around the perimeter of your site to detect intruders is easily justified. However, installing cameras to monitor employees may be seen as an invasion of privacy unless you can prove that the cameras are there for Health & Safety reasons by highlighting incidences in the past.

You need to carry out a risk assessment itemising each camera, the intended viewing area, and the reason for the camera.

2. Make people aware of the CCTV presence

Signage highlighting the use of CCTV must be installed in prominent places to ensure people are aware.  The signage should include the reasons for the CCTV (i.e Employee Monitoring or Health & Safety) along with a contact number for anyone wishing to follow up. 

JDES can assist clients with signage design and templates.

3. Storage and Retention

Data Controllers need to justify reasons for retaining data.
It is generally about 30 days’ retention but if you feel you need to retain CCTV data for longer, then your risk assessment should state how long and provide reasons why.

Modern CCTV systems allow you to set retention limits per camera.

When setting up your system JDES will assist in ensuring that best practice in this area is achieved.

4. Access Requests

Any person whose image is recorded on a CCTV system has a right to seek and be supplied with a copy of their own personal data from the footage.

So, anyone who is captured by your CCTV cameras has the right to request that footage, it is seen as personal data. They must follow a procedure, but are perfectly within their rights.

If any other individuals are visible in the footage, there needs to be a footage redaction service provided i.e. blur out the faces of other individuals.

5. Supplying CCTV Images to the Gardaí

Gardaí will often just want to view the footage on the premises of the Data Controller or Processor, this action would not raise any concern for data protection.

However, should the Gardaí request a copy of footage you may supply this, but always ensure it is followed up by a written request on Garda headed paper.

6. Security Company Responsibilities

Security companies act as Data Processors under GDPR. Clients of the security company should have a contract in place which details what the security company may do with the data; what security standards should be in place and what verification procedures may apply.

Subcontractors working on your behalf, e.g. Security companies or CCTV Engineers, must follow this procedure.


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After Hours Support

JDES contract customers have a dedicated telephone number to call should they require assistance.
This line is open after hours throughout the whole year.