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CCTV is short for Closed Circuit Television, meaning that one or more cameras are connected to a recording & monitoring device.

CCTV cameras are used to view and monitor areas to ensure that they are safe and secure.

If you want to protect your business, home or any other private property, CCTV has never been as accessible as it now. With low prices, easy installation and the technology allowing you to get HD pictures now is a good time to invest in a CCTV system. Working in conjunction with an alarm system, CCTV makes a great deterrent for would be thieves. 

 If you are looking to purchase CCTV for your business there are even more reasons why you should have one installed. With a CCTV installed at your business premises you will be able to help ensure your employee and customer safety, maintain security around any stock, protect your property or even keep an eye on your staff.

DVR is short for Digital Video Recorder, a device that records CCTV camera footage onto one or more hard disks. It has a number of BNC connections to connect to the cameras. Our DVR’s can support 4, 8, 16 and 32 channels (connections) on the BNC ports whilst several of our NVR’s can also connect to IP cameras over the network.

IP cameras are the latest technology in CCTV cameras and can achieve higher resolution than standard HD CCTV cameras. They transmit digital signals so can directly connect to switches on the local network. As these can connect directly to switches you can actually run an IP CCTV system over an existing computer network.

When viewing remotely it is important to have good upload speed as you will be streaming footage from the NVR/DVR. For this reason we would say that 2mb should be the minimum upload speed required in order to view remotely.

This depends on the number of cameras recording at the same time and the level of quality/detail they record at. This will also depend on how big your hard drive is. If you require us to spec up a system to record for a certain amount of time please contact our support team. With our recorders you can also save recording space by only recording when motion is detected.

This is a type of Video Analytics. When the recorder detects that there has been movement in some camera footage then it will record. You are able to configure it to record several seconds before the movement was detected and you are able to configure the recorder to send an email notification when this happens too. There are also sensitivity settings that allow you to adjust how much movement is detected before an action is triggered. Due to the nature of motion detection we do not recommend this to be used for cameras that will face objects that may sway in the wind, such as trees.

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