Frequently Asked Questions

What is CCTV?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and refers to the camera/s linked to a monitoring point.

What is CCTV used for?

CCTV is used for cameras to view an area for the use of Security, Safety or Monitoring.

How will I know what system I need?

The type of system should be designed with the purpose in mind along with environmental conditions. Our surveyors are trained to match the correct equipment to your systems needs.

What is Digital CCTV?

Digital CCTV refers to the use of the storage medium for the images, typically a hard drive within a DVR (Digital Video Recorder). This is not be to confused with IP video cameras which refer to the transport medium used to connect with the recording device.

What is a DVR?

DVR means Digital Video Recorder. This is the recording device that replaced the old video recorders that used tapes.

What is Video Motion Detection?

This is a type of based Video Analytics. It is able to see movement within the scene and can execute an action; like increase the record rate or email a picture etc… Basic Video Motion is not suited to external use as objects such as trees will cause it to trigger.

Can I view images remotely?

Yes, most DVR’s these days include remote viewing software. All you will need is a broadband line to which the DVR gets connected to.

What is Remote Monitoring?

Remote monitoring is the linking of your site to our Video Control room where they can see and control the CCTV whilst having the ability to issue warnings over a speaker system.

How is CCTV affected by the Data Protection Act?

Every commercial CCTV system should be registered with the Data Protection Registrar and the rules and guidelines followed.

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/cctv/

 

We specialise in CCTV systems and cameras for UK based commercial premises of all sizes using remote monitoring and digital recording.