The surveillance camera commissioner for England and Wales has taken the lead in setting minimum security requirements for surveillance cameras and components to improve the UK's resilience to cyber attacks.

In recent years, there has been several high profile compromises of CCTV systems caused by inadequate security configurations. This has showed a need for improved manufacturing standards.

Mike Gillespie, cyber security adviser to the surveillance camera commissioner, said the requirements initially apply to systems being procured in the UK, but the ambition is to have a positive impact internationally.

Surveillance camera manufacturers Axiz, Bosch, Hanwah, Hikvision and Milestone Systems helped draw up the minimum requirements and have all pledged to achieve the secure by default certification mark.