What is CCTV?
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, casinos, airports, military installations, and shops.
In industrial plants, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from a central control room, for example when the environment is not suitable for humans. CCTV systems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. A more advanced form of CCTV, utilising digital video recorders (DVRs), provides recording for possibly many years, with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features (such as motion detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralised IP cameras, some equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network-attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation. Surveillance of the public using CCTV is particularly common in many areas around the world and will continue to grow.
What can we do for you?
As the world changes, whether we like it or not CCTV is becoming an everyday tool. Not only for monitoring purposes but also for our protection. Home systems are becoming more and more popular. Protection of elderly loved ones have seen a real boom in the use of personal CCTV, with the Metropolitan Police now recommending the installation of personal CCTV to help solve crimes.
We provide solutions both on the large and small scale from home installations of 1,2,3 or 4 cameras to multi million pound Control Centres integrated with additional security devices. We can just supply, or supply and install everything you need to give you the peace of mind that you have the best solution for your situation.