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CCTV Systems

Our systems are used by every sector for a multitude of applications, ranging from public safety and crime prevention to health and safety in the workplace and even to monitor production equipment in factories.

Overview

When we are asked to provide a quotation for a new CCTV system, as with any other quotation, we always set out to identify the problem or requirements and design a solution. We never consider our role as providing and installing hardware, we are here to listen to our clients and provide a real world solution.

Our systems are used by every sector for a multitude of applications, ranging from public safety and crime prevention to health and safety in the workplace and even to monitor production equipment in factories.

We provide full multi system integration allowing all systems to work together seamlessly. We believe this capability separates us from our competition and seeing really is believing. We have some excellent case studies and testimonials showing the range of integration we are capable of offering.

We offer all types of CCTV systems on the market, Including Analogue (Standard) CCTV, HD CCTV and IP Megapixel CCTV.

 

We can provide a cost effective solution for any property, be it a residential dwelling or 125,000 sqm warehouse and we have case studies to prove it. All of the systems we offer are feature rich and very high quality.

The following features can be found across our range of CCTV systems;

  • 24/7 Digital recording, typically from 7-90 days
  • Simple and easy to use intuitive mouse controlled equipment
  • Remote access from anywhere in the world via Internet Explorer, Mac, Iphones, Android Smartphones, Ipads and other Tablets.
  • 2 Way Audio providing the functionality to listen and talk to site
  • Control External lighting, open automated gates and many more control functions
  • Central Video Management Software, allowing multiple sites from anywhere in the world to be managed from any one location
  • EPOS data integration
  • ANPR capability

Analogue CCTV

Analogue CCTV provides our entry level into CCTV Systems. There have been many advances in recent years with HD CCTV and IP CCTV and while we would encourage anyone thinking of having a new CCTV system installed to consider HD and IP CCTV, Analogue CCTV can still provide good quality images if correctly specified and installed.

 

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24/7 DVR Hard Drive Recording

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Vandal Resistant Cameras

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Night Vision w/ LEDs

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 Remote Access From Anywhere in the World

 

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We have installed hundreds of analogue systems over the years and many are still being maintained and providing an adequate solution for our clients.

There have also been many advances in analogue CCTV, allowing very good images to be produced in total darkness. The image below is a snapshot of our Analogue CCTV cameras at 3am with no lighting other than moonlight.

All of our external Analogue CCTV cameras are vandal resistant and discreet. They offer a visual deterrent without being large and unsightly. We also only specify vari-focal cameras as standard, these allow the camera to be ‘zoomed’ in and out on the day of installation to ensure the object of surveillance is adequately visible.

Many other extra features have also been added allowing you to view your CCTV system from anywhere in the world via PC, Smartphone or Tablet. Even opening gates or turning security lights on and off.

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(Existing System Upgrades – Most Cable Can be Utilised Coax, Cat5, Cat5e & Cat6)

 

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Full 1080p HD CCTV

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24/7 Lossless NVR Hard Drive Recording

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High definition 1080p CCTV is an excellent middle ground between Analogue and full IP megapixel CCTV. HD CCTV uses coaxial cable that has traditionally been used for Analogue CCTV systems, this means it offers a lower cost upgrade option for existing Analogue CCTV systems.

Our HD CCTV systems are capable of mixing and matching HD CCTV and Analogue CCTV cameras on one recorder, again further increasing the value for money when upgrading Analogue CCTV systems.

NVR Recorder

24/7 Lossless NVR Hard Drive Recording

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HD PTZ Camera w/IR

HD Vandal Resistant Camera

HD Body Camera w/IR

HD LCD Monitor

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If you need extra cameras you have the option of upgrading the recorder and additional cameras to HD, whilst still retaining your existing analogue cameras.

The main advance HD CCTV offers over analogue CCTV is the quality and definition of the image. The full HD 1080p recordings offer a far deeper image that is able to provide the clarity required for CCTV to be more effective.

You will find many analogue cameras quoting 600-700 TVL image quality, however most recordings are at far lower resolutions. This means the live images look reasonable but the recording quality is often very poor. The comparison image below shows the difference between the highest quality Analogue CCTV cameras available and our 1080p HD CCTV cameras.

It is also important to ensure all images are recorded at the same definition as the camera, all our systems are configured to record at the same image definition as the camera.

If you have the recording level at lower definition than the camera you will find you have the same issues as mentioned above, great live images but poor recorded footage.

We are specialists in the provision of HD CCTV, providing the latest technology and high quality equipment combined with our design and implementation experience provides an excellent solution for all our clients.

 

Benefits:

  • Use existing Coaxial Cable infrastructure
  • Retain Existing Analogue Cameras when upgrading
  • Less cameras required to cover larger areas
  • Rack Mount Standalone DVRs
  • Advanced video management software linking multiple sites anywhere in the world

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(Using New or Existing Networks, Hard Wired or Wifi)

 

NVR Recorder

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IP HD PTZ Camera w/IR

IP HD Vandal Resistant Dome Camera

IP HD Body Camera w/IR

HD LCD Monitor

IP Megapixel CCTV is fast becoming commonplace in many buildings throughout the world. Offering over 10x the image quality of analogue CCTV, even exceeding 1080p high definition video.

The main advance IP Megapixel CCTV offers over analogue CCTV is the quality and definition of the image. The Megapixel recordings offer a far deeper image that is able to provide the clarity required for CCTV to be truly effective. Do to the far more detailed images you will often find that less IP

 

 

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Full 1080p HD CCTV

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24/7 Lossless NVR Hard Drive Recording

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Vandal Resistant Cameras & Night Vision w/LEDs

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 Wifi or Hard Wired via Network

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 Remote Access From Anywhere in the World

 

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Do to the far more detailed images you will often find that less IP cameras are required to cover larger areas that may have required 3 or analogues cameras, a petrol station forecourt is a good example. One IP camera can often offer coverage of three to four pumps, providing detailed images of vehicle registration numbers and people.

You will find many analogue cameras quoting 600-700 TVL image quality, however most recordings are at far lower resolutions. This means the live images look reasonable but the recording quality is often very poor. The comparison image below shows the various recording resolutions used in CCTV systems. The most common found throughout the UK is CIF, you can see the vast difference in image quality when you look at even the entry level 1.3MP IP cameras.

It is also important to ensure all images are recorded at the same definition as the camera, all our systems are configured to record at the same image definition as the camera.

If you have the recording level at lower definition than the camera you will find you have the same issues as mentioned above, great live images but poor recorded footage.

We are specialists in the provision of IP CCTV, providing the latest technology and high quality equipment combined with our design and implementation experience provides an excellent solution for all our clients.

 

Benefits:

  • Use existing cat5/6 network infrastructure
  • Network Bandwidth Control
  • All Cameras are capable of POE or local power supply.
  • Less cameras required to cover larger areas
  • Rack Mount Standalone Network Video Recorders or servers
  • Advanced video management software linking multiple sites anywhere in the world

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Monitoring

What is Monitoring?

We connect your CCTV System to our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), the ARC then receives any signal your CCTV System generates, such as an alarm trigger when the system is armed, or fault signals such as video loss, loss of connectivity etc. When the ARC receive a signal the operator will review the signal and take the appropriate action. If your CCTV System is armed and a detector is triggered, the system will send an alarm signal and footage from the appropriate camera, the operator will then review this footage. If the footage is deemed to require further investigation the operator will remotely connect to your CCTV System to view the live video streams. Should a trespasser be seen on the premises the ARC operator will issue an audio challenge, instructing them to leave immediately. Should the trespasser remain on the premises the ARC operator will inform the appropriate authorities including the local Police Force as required. Other signals such as video loss, or connectivity loss to your system can be reported in a variety of ways, such as informing your nominated keyholders by phone, email or SMS text.

Our monitoring systems are very secure and are available on a number of varied platforms, such as Single Path (Using your phone line, broadband or 3G/Sim Card) or Dual Path (Using a combination of two of the former options e.g. Broadband + 3G). We always recommend Dual Path as this is the most secure option. If your broadband is down then your signal will be passed to the ARC over the GPRS network. Our monitoring service is different from most services offered by other fire & security system providers. When your alarm is activated most intruder alarm monitoring services will just inform your keyholder that your intruder alarm has activated. Whereas our monitoring platform will pass a detailed message to the ARC, describing the cause of the activation. e.g. 'Kitchen Window Sensor' or 'Landing Smoke Detector'. The operator can then pass on this detailed description to your keyholders, which is very useful when attending the activation. All our Monitoring services using our ARC are fully compliant with British and European Standards such as PD6662:2010, BS8243, EN50131 and BS5979.

What is Self Monitoring?

Self Monitoring is an exciting new service we launched in 2014, this service allows the client to monitor their system directly via our smart phone application, without the use of an ARC. We connect your intruder alarm to our servers and signals are passed directly to your smart phone. This system offers great features such as audible and visual alerts on your phone when the intruder alarm activates, arming/disarming of your intruder alarm, viewing the event log and many other features. Please take a moment to view the video demonstration below. We must stress this service is not a replacement for a full ARC Monitoring service, as detailed above. It is designed for those clients who would normally not consider Monitoring and only have an audible system.

Maintenance

Maintenance and system servicing are an essential element to any safety or security system. Without regular preventative maintenance the systems performance will be hindered and the system may fail when you need it most. All our engineers are provided with the most advanced test equipment on the market and work to the highest standards. They are trained to understand that the quality of their work is of the upmost importance. Our maintenance plans offer excellent value for money and second to none customer service. A current maintenance contract with an approved company like Protex is often a stipulation of many insurance policies, in turn many insurance companies offer a more cost effective policy for clients with a properly maintained system.

Design & Installation

We provide full design and installation services in-house to British and European Standards, for all of our systems.

Repairs

We specialise in the repair and upgrade of existing systems. Our Engineers have years of experience, along with all the latest diagnostic equipment to get your system back to full health.

Commissioning

We provide a full commissioning service for any fire & security system. Our engineers have access to state of the are commissioning software and test equipment.

Keyholding

Our Keyholding service provides an SIA licensed guard to respond to any out of hours alarm activations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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