The US generally has nothing.
The UK has a fair amount of licensing and laws surrounding CCTV and its installation - see their governing body - the UK Home Office Security Industry Association.
It is a legal requirement for installers of cctv, access control and alarm systems to be licensed in Ireland. It is also an offence to employ a unlicensed contractor to install / service a security system with penalties ranging from fines up to €3000 ($3500) and up to 5 years imprisonment!
More info from licencing authority psa.gov.ie
It is generally the same here in the US, but it is at the State level. There are no Federal guidelines I am aware of. There have been attempts at it, but none have been successful.
If you are in the US, you will want to read up on your States requirements. They vary greatly.
THere are not any U.S. laws that are specific to CCTV, however lately with a lot of the work we have done inthe past wo years regarding new construction and extensive remodels, there are many jurisdictions that ae adopting low voltage codes that would impact CCTV. Specifically they are requiring permits and plans for such low voltage projects to be submitted.
All of my expirance is within TX.
One jurisdiction went as far on an extensive remodel to require all existing low voltage wiring to be removed and not just abandoned in the ceiling or capped off in the wall.
These codes cover not only CCTV, card access, burglary alarms.
The NEC requires any cables not in use to either be tagged for future use or removed. The local AHJ, as always, can have a more strict interpretation of that code. They can require the removal and tagging would not be an option. If he/she does not have an opinion or requirement, the code does allow for "tagging for future use", as long as it is identified. Who could argue indeed. It would appear that Damon has found one that does have a strict interpretation/opinion.
IPVMU Certified | 06/20/15 07:34pm
If you come in Cyprus a small island in Mediterranean sea, you must have a POLICE licenses to install Any alarm system including CCTV.
The annual fee is 2000 euro!!! Plus 50 euro per year for every installer you employee.
The US. Government generally has no laws, currently that are applicable. States have only the electrical installation guidelines, no CCTV or security guidelines. There is and has been for some time now an effort by U.L., a private organization to institute some regulation, but it has been rejected to date.
You are correct of course, the Cyprus National debt is approximately 18 Billion U.S dollars against a GDP of 21 Billion and a population of just over 1 million. Cyprus banks invested heavily in Greece's economy and that is due to implode any day now unless the EU grants another extension.
The small attempt at humor on my part was not directed at you or Cyprus. Most governments increase fees when they need to raise revenue. Our own State increased our Security fees by 50% a few years ago when our economy went into the dump. All of our fees went up dramatically. Our license fees, our permit fees, you name it. Taxes and fees are a governments only source of revenue.
There was no harm intended towards Cyprus, just governments in general. Best of luck to you.