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What is CCTV Security?

A CCTV (closed circuit television) system comprises of cameras, digital video recorder and single or multiple screen/monitor.

Cameras can be of fixed type or moveable (PTZ, Pan Tilt Zoom). There are two common choices :

Colour CCTV Camera
, suitable for operation during the day

Day / Night CCTV Camera, suitable for 24hr operation and providing colour images during the day, and black and white at night. Good lighting is essential and we can provide lighting services where required. Infra-red lighting can be used to enhance night images.

Modern recorders are digital, providing vast storage capability to a hard drive and hence storage drives don't require changing as old tape systems did and can be classed as zero maintenance.

Live and recorded images can be easily viewed locally and remotely on a PC.

We provide a full CCTV service covering survey, installation and maintenance.

"Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems are an important weapon to fight against crime. CCTV can be used to protect your business or your home against robbery and theft"

The Major Benefits of a Home CCTV Systems

The use of CCTV has become a normal part of life. From preventing shoplifting and break-ins at business premises, to traffic cameras used for prosecuting driving offenses. CCTV cameras are becoming more and more common-place.

In fact, the UK has become the most watched nation in the world,

There are 2.5 million CCTV cameras in the UK on everything from cash machines to buses. In the streets, train stations and shopping centres we are almost constantly under the eye of one or more CCTV cameras.

No doubt there is some debate on this subject. Privacy is an issue for some and others feel that it would be too expensive to install CCTV at home, thinking it is only the luxury of big business or the police.

Interestingly, there is little dispute over the benefits of CCTV cameras themselves and these benefits far outweigh any potentials issues.

People say that the presense of CCTV cameras makes them feel safer, and crime is proven to be reduced by the use of CCTV.

Home security and CCTV is considered vital in crime prevention and detection.

The way that Home CCTV is able to prevent and reduce crime is because of one or more of the following reasons:

A: Deterrence- potential burglars and thieves will see the camera and decide that the home in question is not worth the risk and therefore not a good target

B: Fear reduction- as everyone knows that there is a camera, it helps them feel safer in the area. When people feel safer it has been proven to prevent potential criminals from attacking. This gives peace of mind to the homeowner that not only is their property safe, but so are their loved ones.

C: Prosecution - thieves and criminals can be caught on camera and this can help catch and prosecute them

This approach provides the homeowner with the ultimate criminal deterrent that is both visible and effective.

Home CCTV is also increasingly becoming more popular as a cost-effective way of protecting outdoor areas, such as driveways and gardens from intrusion and other crimes.

Cameras Work

As statistics point to major reductions in the amount of crime being committed where there are cameras installed you will begin to appreciate why CCTV is seen by many as the best system for deterrent and detection.

With a home CCTV system installed, only a fool would attempt a burglary in full view of the cameras. These are usually caught. For the majority, the cameras provide a high level of detterance and prevent the crime from ever occurring.