Apply for a Digital SpeedWatch Device
Local authorities can apply for a grant from the Road Safety Fund to purchase a Digital SpeedWatch Device.
Who can apply
Local authorities can apply for a Digital SpeedWatch Device on behalf of their Community SpeedWatch Scheme.
A police funded device can only be deployed where there is an active police approved Community SpeedWatch Scheme.
Before you apply
- Contact the highways department of your local authority to get approval for the location of the device. Permission is not required if the device can be operated from a tripod.
- Complete a self-assessment form from the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner for third party certification.
- Obtain third party certification ready to upload with your application.
- Complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
- You must ensure that any equipment on the highway is compliant with current regulations.
- The device should be painted bright yellow and be clearly visible.
- The person installing or removing the device must be qualified to Chapter 8 Regulations (PDF).
- Your organisation, as the owner of the device, will remain responsible for all repairs.
- Public and employer’s liability insurance will be required to cover the installers. You may also want insurance to cover against damage and theft of the equipment.
- Devices can only be installed at locations agreed with your local authority. Permission is not required if the device can be operated from a tripod.
- Make sure you use the device in rotation at various locations for short periods.
- Consider sharing a device with other organisations to maximise use.
- Device data can be used to generate reports for the local councils, local authorities or police.
- Installing a device permanently must be agreed with the local authority and police.
- A licence from the local authority is required before installing a pole to fix the sign on. You will be charged for this. A licence is not required if the device can be operated from a tripod.