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Councils Approved CCTV for Vehicles

An increasing number of Local councils and authorities are implementing mandatory car CCTV system taxi requirements due to the increasing number of incidents reported. Southampton was the first council to introduce these measures in 2013 and selected ACSS as a supplier. We have had our systems certified by many local councils throughout the UK and are therefore well-equipped to meet any taxi CCTV requirement introduced in the future.

We have worked with a large number of councils, helping them develop their policies and to develop their CCTV installation plan. Our range of nationwide installers allow for us to service the various councils efficiently

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We Have Been Supplying CCTV to Taxis for Over 20 Years:

  • In 2003, our Taxis CCTV system won the prestigious ‘Security Product of the Year Award’ at CeBIT,
  • In 2006, the PCO grants us approval to supply our CCTV system to London Taxis,
  • In 2011 and 2012, our new 4-channel CCTV systems received PCO approval.
  • In 2013, Southampton City Council, the first council in the UK to make CCTV mandatory in Taxis, select us as their supplier,
  • In June 2022, our newly launched Taxis/PHVs systems incorporating the latest encryption requirements are approved by the PCO (TFL- Transport for London)
  • We are pleased to be the first to offer CCTV systems that are fully compliant with the new AES256 encryption which is due to become the standard in the public transport sector and is fully compliant with the Information Commissioner Office’s (ICO) latest recommendations. Thus, our system will allow you to remain confident for the foreseeable future.
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Taxi Drivers and passengers are faced with several potential problems regularly – Taxi CCTV can be a solution

Taxi operators need to ensure the highest levels of safety and security to protect both drivers and passengers. From anti-social behaviour to false insurance claims, we have developed numerous cost-effective taxi CCTV systems for both taxis and private hire vehicles to reduce the likelihood of these incidents occurring.

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Key Benefits


What is ICO?2023-03-22T14:13:38+00:00

ICO is the Information Commissioner’s Office, it is an independent regulatory body in the United Kingdom that is responsible for upholding information rights and data protection laws. Find Out More Here.

Do I Need to be ICO Approved?2023-03-22T14:14:19+00:00

The regulations around CCTV use in taxis vary depending on the council you are licensed in. Some councils require that they serve as the Data Controller for your CCTV footage. This means that in the event of an incident, you would need to contact your council to access your recorded footage. However, some councils do offer the option for taxi drivers to become their own Data Controllers. This would require becoming ICO approved, which allows you to access your footage whenever you need to. Alternatively, ACSS can serve as your Data Controller, and you would contact us in the event of an incident to gain access to your footage.

What do I do if ACSS is my Data Controller?2023-03-22T14:14:56+00:00

If ACSS is your Data Controller and you need to access your CCTV footage following an incident, please contact us for assistance. ACSS provides two free downloads of your footage. After that, we charge £50 per download. However, we strongly advise that you consider becoming your own Data Controller and obtain ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) approval. For an annual fee of £40, you can have direct access to your CCTV footage at any time, which can be a more cost-effective solution. Our team can provide guidance and support if you choose to become your own Data Controller.

How Do We Install Our Systems?2023-03-22T14:15:31+00:00

ACSS has our team of installers who can install the system or we will use one of our approved installers. For added security, the Mobile Digital Video Recorder (MDVR) will be securely screwed into place to prevent tampering. Additionally, if you opt for panic buttons to be included in your installation, our team will drill holes into your vehicle to properly fit them. We understand that your vehicle is important to your livelihood, and we take great care to ensure that our installations are carried out with the utmost care and expertise.

What are the benefits of having mobile CCTV in a taxi or PHV?2023-03-24T11:30:38+00:00

Mobile CCTV in taxis and PHVs offers several benefits, including increased safety and security for both drivers and passengers, improved driver behaviour, reduced crime and vandalism, and enhanced evidence collection in case of an incident.

How much does CCTV for taxis and PHVs cost?2023-03-24T11:31:16+00:00

The cost of CCTV for taxis and PHVs can vary depending on the type and number of cameras, the quality of the equipment, and installation fees. It’s best to consult with a reputable provider for a detailed quote based on your specific needs. Typical search terms like “CCTV for taxis prices” can help you find providers that cater to your budget.

What types of CCTV systems are available for taxis and PHVs?2023-03-24T11:31:42+00:00

There are several types of CCTV systems available for taxis and PHVs, ranging from basic single-camera setups to more advanced multi-camera systems with features such as night vision, motion detection, and remote access. Searching for terms like “vehicle CCTV” or “taxi camera installation” can help you find providers that offer a range of options.

Is it legal to install CCTV in a taxi or PHV?2023-06-07T14:03:22+01:00

Yes, it is legal to install CCTV in a taxi or PHV, but there may be certain regulations and guidelines that need to be followed. It’s important to check with your local transportation authority or regulatory body for specific requirements.

Can passengers object to the installation of CCTV in a taxi ?2023-08-17T16:13:34+01:00

While passengers may have concerns about privacy, the installation of CCTV in a taxi or PHV is generally seen as a safety measure and can help deter criminal activity. It’s important to inform passengers about the use of CCTV and ensure that their rights to privacy are respected.

What is Mobile CCTV for Taxis/PHVs2023-08-17T15:35:20+01:00

Mobile CCTV for taxis, also known as Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), is a security system that involves the installation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in a taxi or PHV to monitor the interior and exterior of the vehicle during operation.  While passengers may have concerns about privacy, the installation of CCTV in a taxi or PHV is generally seen as a safety measure and can help deter criminal activity. It’s important to inform passengers about the use of CCTV and ensure that their rights to privacy are respected.

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