CCTV - Closed Circuit Television.
A television system intended as a "closed" system, rather than
broadcast system, to be viewed by only a very limited number of viewers e.g. 1
camera to 1 monitor in its simplest form.
CCTV Security Cameras Work!
Statistics point to major reductions in the amount of crime being committed
where there are cameras are installed. An article in 'New Scientist' magazine
showed that simply installing a system can reduce crime, in the areas covered,
by over 95%. As our customers inform us that they are having similar results in
all types of business, you will begin to appreciate why CCTV is seen by many as
the best system for deterrent and detection.
Benefits of CCTV
CCTV equipment can provide instant alerts when trouble occurs, ensuring that
crime against people, theft and vandalism are all substantially reduced. And
when crime does occur, CCTV system incident recording can provide valuable
evidence, improving the likelihood of a conviction.
CCTV security system technology and CCTV equipment can be used in both
internal and external environments to watch over and protect people, property,
vehicles and valuables.
CCTV Security Systems - In a retail environment
In the retail sector, the use of CCTV is not confined to the prevention of
crime. Properly designed and implemented, modern digital CCTV also provides
valuable management information, as well as crowd control, staff monitoring and
With a safer environment and increased peace-of-mind for staff, customers and
the general public, there are benefits in terms of increased traffic and
Internal shrinkage is a major problem for the retail sector. By using CCTV to
monitor cashier activity, these losses can be significantly reduced.
Covert & Discreet Cameras
We can supply and install security cameras hidden inside a variety of
everyday appliances and inconspicuous housings. Take a look at how they can
improve the effectiveness of your security installations!
- Hidden cameras are virtually undetectable yet provide high quality picture
even through a pinhole
- Hidden cameras provide security without creating an oppressive environment
- They actually detect crime whereas visible cameras tend to deter
- An effective solution for eliminating office theft, shoplifting, stock
shrinkage and burglary
CCTV is now common place in most environments with a vast array of equipment
available. As a professional installation company, we can provide the best
solution to meet your requirements and budget.
Our solutions incorporate only quality equipment from manufactures such as
Panasonic, Sony, Bosch and Pentax.
We also lead the way in Ethernet CCTV, pioneering the latest technology to
transmit quality CCTV images over LAN's/WAN's and the Internet.
What Digital CCTV Recording can do for you.
Technology to take your CCTV recordings to a new dimension.
- Instant image retrieval
- Record what you need when you need it
- View your pictures anywhere in the world
- No tapes!
Tape changes are eliminated saving tape costs and staff time.
Quality and Security
Digital recording provides high quality images far in advance of standard
video tapes. Images may be easily copied or emailed without degradation.
Authentication software ensures images are tamperproof.
Standalone Digital Recorder
Standalone Digital Recorders offer a simple upgrade for your current system
retaining VCR style controls for easy use.
Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir John Stevens told a recent press
"CCTV is a powerful weapon in preventing and
detecting crime just look how it helped us catch the nail bomber in a matter
of days. But without proper maintenance, clean lenses and decent tapes it's a
bit like looking at things through a snowstorm."
Whether you are protecting your business or your home against robbery and
theft, If you use CCTV to protect your premises you should check your system.
There are a few simple rules to ensure that CCTV is not rendered useless:
- Change tapes daily*
- Use them no more than 12 times*
- Keep tapes for at least a month (Check with your Data Protection Policy)*
- Use good quality tapes and check them by playing them on a different
- Ensure that the picture is clear
- Check that the time and date displays are correct
- Check that the picture is covering the right area
- Make sure there is enough light for the camera to give a proper picture
*Time-Lapse Video Recorder
For CCTV recordings to be effective in detecting and investigating crime they
must be fit for purpose and easily accessible by police investigators. For
digital CCTV security camera systems there are 4 main areas that must be
- Quality - are the pictures good enough?
- Storage - are the pictures stored appropriately?
- Export - can the pictures be easily exported from the system?
- Playback - can the pictures be easily viewed by authorised third parties?
information on Police requirements for Digital CCTV Systems.
CCTV Surveillance System
A properly installed and managed CCTV system can dramatically reduce crime
levels. Drops as high as 90% have been recorded where a highly visible CCTV
camera has been installed in certain locations, i.e. in shopping centers and car
We can design, install & maintain CCTV systems which range from single
camera/single monitor installations to those with multiple cameras and
sophisticated control and monitoring equipment capable of remote access and
We can also provide a range of covert cameras to assist in providing discreet
video/audio surveillance when needed.
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