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CCTV Systems

CCTV can consist of a camera, viewing and recording equipment or be a simple video monitor allowing you to see who is at the door.

CCTV can be an excellent visible deterrent to any would be intruders and therefore protect your house, gardens and ground etc.

There are many options available (and as with everything) some very cheap options available, however you do need to think about what you expect to be able to see from the images that are recorded, and what you will use the images for.

For instance, if you wish to have the images considered in a court of law they must be fit for purpose and comply with British and European Standards to be accepted as evidence, this includes having the date and time automatically recorded on to each ‘frame’ (picture)

A survey by an experienced surveyor can be essential as there are a lot of factors to consider before being able to decide which camera, lens, monitor and type of recording equipment would be suitable to give you the images you are expecting to see.

Some factors that we would consider:

  • Light levels at night
  • How wide a view do you want to see
  • Colour or black and white pictures
  • Does the camera need to only record when movement is detected, or continuous recording
  • How long do you want to record for e.g. if your away on holiday
  • How long do you need the images to be kept for
  • Do you need to download the images to a disk or USB stick
  • How often will you view the images

The principles and standards are the same for a home CCTV System, as a Commercial CCTV System and are generally classified as an Analogue CCTV System or an IP CCTV System.

See our ‘CCTV’ pages for further technical and system details.

For advice, assistance or a free quotation, please Contact Us on 0191 384 0079

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