CCTV installations are an investment that many homes and businesses have taken on for security. As both a deterrent and a way to collect evidence if needed, these systems allow for peace of mind when owning property. In Western Australia, any professional or company working on these systems must be certified and hold a security license. This ensures they have the skills and ability to responsibly work on these electronic designs without causing harm or hazard. Individuals must also work for a business that holds a Security Agent’s license, allowing them to conduct services in Australia.
The Licensing Enforcement Division of Western Australia Police is the body responsible for issuing licenses and ensuring compliance with the Security and Related Activities Act of 1996 as well as the Security and Related Activities Regulations of 1997. This allows for the professional provision of equipment and installations for security purposes.
The term ‘security purposes’ includes a device or system that is capable of capturing or storage of images or events from around property and buildings. As a security system that can store and record this data, it allows for a consistent source of visual evidence and may be provided to aid in the prosecution of an intruder or incident. As a property owner, you are required by law to assist when needed if your system manages to pick up and needed information. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in heavy fines and penalties.
Types of Licenses
A Security Agent cannot consult or install the equipment unless they hold the appropriate class of security license. As a skilled, professional eye the agent is there to monitor and investigate to ensure all is working as intended, with varying responsibilities depending on their certification.
As a different level of certification, the installer is the person who, for remuneration, puts in alarms, camera systems for security purposes and access control systems, must hold a Security Installer’s license for the class of equipment that is to be installed into any property or building. Without the proper licensing or certification many elements and components can not be worked on.
Any person who receives payment to complete jobs around alarms consultations, cameras for security purposes or access control system is required to hold a Security Consultant’s license. Within this role and industry, someone with this title cannot provide consultation or bill with a client for services unless they also hold a valid Security Agent’s License or are employed by someone who holds one.
CCTV installations are an integral and needed part of pretty security, and they need to be working correctly at all times. Always ensure your service provider has the correct level of qualification to work on your building or property. For top-quality service, contact HE Technology today!