We are able to advise, design and install the right system for you. In addition, we can make sure that you are compliant with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the new Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.
There are many types of CCTV systems available in the market place that can leave most people bewildered and invariably buying a system that is not the best for their needs. We install all types of systems from a basic monitor only, systems you can view from a PC, tablet or smart phone anywhere in the world to fully controllable pan, tilt and zoom camera systems.
We believe it is in the best interest of our customers to invest into the technology of tomorrow and not of yesterday
Even though the quality of the images and the recordings have improved greatly over the years with the introduction of digital recorders, CCTV systems being installed today still mainly use coaxial cable based analogue technology that dates back to the early 1940s and are limited to a maximum resolution that is known as D1 PAL. This is 720 x 576 lines or 414,720 pixel resolution. On low cost Digital Video Recorders with small hard drives, to increase the length of time they will record before overwriting the images, they record at an even lower resolution known as CIF. This is 352 x 288 lines or 101,376 pixel resolution. This is why you sometimes see poor images on replay that can make the recording useless. We install High Definition Cameras and large capacity Digital Video Recorders that can record at full HD 1080P. This is 1920 x 1080 lines or 2,073,600 pixel resolution, over 20 times the definition of a CIF recording. This is done on standard co-ax meaning we can, depending on cable quality, usually upgrade an existing system to High Definition.
Isn't Megapixel CCTV far more expensive than analogue?
When compared as a one to one replacement with analogue cameras, yes it is. However one single Megapixel Camera can sometimes replace several analogue cameras. As most CCTV systems in the UK currently record CIF Resolution, Megapixel Resolution is far superior. In a car park scenario for example; two High Definition Cameras might cover the area to be monitored better than up to four standard analogue cameras. For higher security applications we can fit cameras up to 2992 x 1944 lines or 5,038,848 pixel resolution based on IP systems.