CCTV Cameras to Require BIS Certification for Sale in India

The Indian government has recently amended the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021. The amendment now mandates Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for Closed-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV Cameras) sold in the country. This order was issued on April 9, 2024.

This amendment will come into effect from October 9, 2024.

Improved Safety Standards:

CCTV cameras will now need to comply with the safety requirements outlined in IS 13252 Part 1: 2010, an Indian Standard specification for Information Technology Equipment – Safety General Requirements. This standard ensures CCTV cameras meet essential safety benchmarks.

BIS Conformity Assessment:

Manufacturers seeking to sell CCTV cameras in India will need to obtain a BIS certification. To qualify for the certification, they must submit test reports from laboratories recognized by the BIS, demonstrating compliance with the specified standards.

Benefits of BIS Certification:

  • Enhanced Safety: BIS certification helps ensure CCTV cameras meet safety standards, reducing the risk of electrical hazards or malfunctions.
  • Consumer Confidence: BIS certification signifies product quality and safety, potentially boosting consumer confidence in CCTV camera purchases.
  • Fair Market Practices: Standardized safety requirements help create a level playing field for manufacturers and promote fair competition in the Indian CCTV camera market.

The mandatory BIS certification for CCTV cameras seeks to ensure the safety and quality of electronic products sold in India. This regulation is expected to enhance consumer protection and promote fair market practices within the country’s CCTV camera industry.