We provide a variety of high performance CCTV systems and have the expertise to give superior technical support when dealing with CCTV systems of any size. CCTV can be implemented for many needs such as entry control, deterrent and detection of theft, intruder verification and general surveillance.
There are a wide range of cameras available all offering different technologies and functions. We will discuss your options and ensure that each camera is specifically suited to your individual requirements.
These are the more conventional cameras used in many CCTV installations where each camera is wired directly back to the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) using coaxial video cable. Analogue cameras are more economical than IP cameras and are widely used in small to medium CCTV installations. The resolution of analogue cameras defines the quality of the image and is measured in TV Lines (TVL); where a typical medium resolution camera will be 480TVL and a high resolution camera will be >600TVL.
This type of camera is connected via Cat5 cable to an Ethernet port on the network infrastructure or directly to the Networkable Video Recorder (NVR). They are rapidly increasing in popularity with the increase of network bandwidth availability and technology. They are more commonly used on larger installations or sites with multiple buildings. A major benefit from using the Ethernet network to carry video signals is the saving on cable and associated cabling costs.
Full Body Cameras
Full body (or 'box') cameras are modular; where the full component is built up using the camera the lens and often the housing. Full body cameras are less discreet and usually more visible, providing a more effective deterrent against criminal activity.
Dome cameras have become more popular as they are more aesthetically pleasing and usually cheaper than a full body camera of equal technology. They can be purchased with the correct lens to suit the application and with vandal resistant housing for outdoor applications.
PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras have the ability to be controlled remotely via telemetry controllers; either a joystick or through PC software. When they are not manually being controlled, they can carry out a 'tour' following a pre-programmed sequence. PTZ Cameras can also be integrated into Alarm or Access Control Systems, allowing the camera to focus in on a 'preset' position, i.e. if a door is opened or a detection device is triggered.