FAQ- What are the Do’s and Don’ts Of Installing A CCTV Systems



When it comes to CCTV installation in Singapore, it is not just all about the price and the types of security cameras that need to be considered. Besides getting the best CCTV system and best CCTV providers, you should take note of the do’s and don’ts to avoid causing unnecessary affairs or breaking any laws in Singapore.


The Do’s

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  1. Install surveillance cameras in these locations.


Owned Private properties

Installing CCTV cameras around your house is permissible as long as the cameras face your property. Even if you own the land, you must make certain that your camera is not pointed at other people’s private property or public places. It would be against the law to do so. If your cameras are facing such regions, you’ll need to adjust their direction or get a permit from the appropriate authorities beforehand, unless it’s really required.


Within your commercial or corporate premises

You just need to ensure that the camera is looking inside your company premises, just as you would with private houses. There will be no legal difficulties as long as you follow these guidelines.


Within your workplace

It’s fine if you install a CCTV system within your office complex as long as you notify them upfront and post clear labels indicating where the cameras are located. It is a legal offence to fail to warn employees and other individuals, whether on purpose or because there are no visible labels posted, and it can result in a heavy punishment.


  1. Obtain a permit for the regions that are necessary.


If you live in a HDB apartment, you will need to obtain authorization to install a CCTV camera inside your house. This permit is only valid for six months, and if you want to prolong it, you must reapply for permission.

If you wish to put a CCTV camera outside your home, you’ll also need a permission because it’s already considered public property. Noncompliance can result in significant legal consequences.


The Don’ts

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1. Without authorization, install CCTV cameras in these places.


The Restroom

It makes no difference whether the toilet is a HDB unit or a private residence. It is a violation of the law to install CCTV cameras inside the toilet. Installing surveillance cameras in toilet areas might result in a legal action against you.


Property owned by the government

It should be self-evident that cameras should not be installed on government property. That is also a blatant violation of the law, and if you persist, you will face significant penalties.



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