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Closed circuit television (CCTV)

CCTV is used by us to complement existing safety and security measures in public areas and buildings.

There are currently 106 public space cameras and 1580 security cameras in use throughout South Lanarkshire all of which are operated in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We have our own dedicated CCTV control centre in Hamilton which monitors all the public space cameras and has direct communication links to the police control room in Motherwell.

As required by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have a dedicated Code of Practice relating to the management and operation of both our public space and security CCTV systems.

In order to respect the differing operational purposes of CCTV systems we have two separate retention periods:

  • 15 days for public space cameras
  • seven days for security cameras

For more information view the Council's CCTV operation and information management policy.

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