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Amendment to CRO for CCTVs sold in India released by MeitY

MeitY has released a Notification dated April 9, 2024, for amendment to the CRO order for CCTV for all, making it mandatory for testing of the “essential security parameters. The order is effective from October 9, 2024, giving enough time for the industry to prepare itself. The test reports from BIS-recognized labs like STQC etc. would need to be submitted.

With this, the Government has ensured that any CCTV cameras deployed in India are safe from national security issues and ensure trusted source of critical components for CCTV/Video Surveillance Systems.

This was a long pending demand of TEMA/CMAI Video Security Surveillance Advisory Council of India and CSAI- Cyber Security Association of India. It would go in long way to ensure National Security aspects in CCTV/Video Surveillance Systems deployed in the country, welcomes TEMA/CMAI.

On March 6, 2024, MeitY issued a notification for Public Procurement of CCTV for essential testing of critical security parameters and giving details for Local Content (LC) calculations.

Of special importance are requirements of verification for Trusted Source for sourcing the critical hardware components related to security functions like SOC, Not allowing Proprietary Network Protocol or giving implementation schedule and Source Code, verification of all codes including third parties(backdoors) and not using banned C functions etc.
BCS Bureau

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