Monitored CCTV Systems
CCTV systems on their own are not as effective in reducing or preventing crime as a monitored CCTV system. A stand-alone CCTV system will record the events, but it is not pro-active and will not trigger an alarm activation. It is a valuable, but essentially, a passive security solution, and not especially helpful when your home is unoccupied.
Equally, the Intruder Alarm will typically only activate if someone breaks in. You want to know that if persons access the property grounds, they are challenged and they leave without causing any further trouble. Historically, this type of intervention was only available for a select few individuals who could justify employing a full time Residential Security Team.
The advent of Broadband technology and Monitored CCTV System changes this. Our Video Receiving Centre can accept alarms, conduct regular ‘patrols’, control gates and doors and have 2-way conversations with anyone authorised or unauthorised who attends your property. This removes the need for you to leave the security of your home to physically challenge a potential intruder. Our systems are discreet, bespoke and utilise the best available technology, including Video Motion Detection. All conversations and alarm events are recorded for possible evidential purposes. Our systems can be completely controlled by you and your chosen degree of privacy is absolutely guaranteed.
Covert Camera Systems can be installed either on a permanent or temporary basis. These systems are particularly useful when trying to catch individuals being abusive, or being anti-social. We can also install these systems to verify the activities of cleaners, nannies and other home helpers. With the correct authority levels, these images can be reviewed over the internet, at any time.
The Data Protection Act does not apply to home users of CCTV. However, it is important that the design of a system does not interfere with the privacy of your neighbours. Our designs will ensure that you are not compromised in the future, and do not record any images that may be inappropriate.