CCTV Installation, Maintenance & Repair Discussed by Elite Fire & Security
The definition of CCTV is Closed Circuit TV. CCTV System cameras secure your business or commercial property both inside and out if you need it. They can be placed in strategic positions to ensure all access points to your property and any areas you need to monitor are covered 24 hours a day, 265 days a year.
CCTV cameras give you the option to monitor and safeguard your property 24/7, 365 days a year with a real-time view, recording and playback options available. They are used to secure your property from external threats such as break-ins or vandalism and can be used internally to monitor what’s going on in different areas of your property.
What is a CCTV System?
A CCTV (closed-circuit television) is a continual surveillance system which is made up of cameras strategically placed around your property giving you video and displays for monitoring activity in real-time or after the event. A reliable and effective CCTV system requires knowledgeable and strategic placement of cameras for it to be highly effective at deterring break-ins, vandalism and more.
What is the purpose of a CCTV System?
The purpose of a CCTV system is for a property or business owner or organisation to be able view activity in a building or area at a specific time. Some CCTV systems will alert you to unusual activity happening in real-time using heat or infrared alerts or you can playback historical activity if you need to.
CCTV cameras simultaneously transmit footage to a screen which allows the areas where the cameras are installed to be viewed as it is happening and recorded for playback later. A CCTV system captures any activity that could be taking place in and around your property whether it is a commercial or residential property or business.
Why are CCTV cameras so important for your business or commercial property?
CCTV cameras not only monitor your property inside and out but they will deter break-ins and criminal activity or activity that shouldn’t be happening inside your property as if people are aware you have CCTV they will be less likely to do something they shouldn’t be doing.
CCTV cameras are an extremely effective security tool that can be used in many different premises, homes, businesses and they are used in many different ways. Some businesses choose to have someone monitoring their CCTV cameras 24 hours a day whilst others will only use it to look back at footage if they need to.
CCTV systems are often used in warehouses, industrial plants, offices, leisure centres, cinema complexes, retail centres, developments, car showrooms, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, caravan sites, public places, car parks, supermarkets, train stations, bus stations, universities, colleges as well as residential properties. There aren’t any types of businesses or properties that wouldn’t benefit from a good and professionally designed and fitted CCTV system.
Elite Fire & Security are the number one security experts in the South West, Bath and London and will come out to your property to assess which security system is best for you and which one will offer you the best value for money. Our security experts will know where to place your CCTV cameras to get the most from them and will work with you to ensure your property or business is secured 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us today on 0333 577 1230 to arrange a free no-obligation site survey and quote.
What types of CCTV systems are there?
If you are doing it yourself it is a daunting task trying to work out which CCTV system is right for your business and, or property as there are many different types and options available. You should always use a reputable and expert security business like Elite Fire & Security who have the know-how and expertise to advise you on the best solution for you.
There are lots of different types of CCTV and each one offers different benefits. A professional security company will always come out to your property to assess your needs and your security hotspots to design the best security and CCTV system for you and your budget. The main types of CCTV systems are:
- Dome CCTV Camera
- Bullet CCTV
- Infrared CCTV
- IP CCTV
- Wireless CCTV
- High-Definition (HD) CCTV
- Thermal Heat detection CCTV
- C-Mount CCTV
- Day/Night CCTV
Your first consideration should be, do you need a CCTV system and why
Questions you should ask yourself are;
- What areas of my property or business do I want to be surveyed inside and out?
- Do I want to continuously monitor my property of business?
- Do I want playback from my CCTV system?
- Do I want an alert system on my CCTV system using thermal heat or infrared?
- Do I want day and night vision CCTV?
- How evident do you want your \V cameras to be (hidden or in view)?
- Do I want CCTV cameras inside, outside or both?
If as a business or homeowner you are looking to protect your business then CCTV is a good option and it can always be paired with other security systems to give you the maximum benefits. Elite Fire & Security experts will be able to advise you on this and other security options.
If you want 24/7 surveillance for your property or business then CCTV is the security system for you, however, if you are looking to deter break-ins then a burglar alarm may be a better option for you, however, pairing them together will give you both benefits.
When you have a professionally fitted CCTV system designed for you and in place, it can be used together with other security measures, CCTV can provide you with a wide range of benefits regardless of where you have it set up.
What are the benefits of a professionally fitted CCTV system?
Like any form of security system, there isn’t a “one size fits all” system that suits every business, home or commercial property so using a specialist and expert security business like Elite Fire & Security will ensure you get a bespoke service and bespoke designed security system that is right for you.
You can buy off the shelf CCTV systems however these are much less user-friendly and won’t give you the benefits that a professional system will.
There are huge advantages and benefits of having a professional CCTV system installed at your business, home or commercial property, including:
CCTV Systems Visually Deter Crime
CCTV as a visual deterrent is one of the biggest uses for the system and they are an extremely effective way to deter criminals from breaking in and anyone internally doing anything they shouldn’t be. Business and properties which have a CCTV system installed are far less likely to be broken into, causing damage to your property, limit risk to anyone inside and the potential loss of products or systems that will have an impact on the operational running of your businesses. Break-ins will also have a negative impact on your annual insurance costs.
CCTV Systems Monitor Activity
CCTV systems ensure you are able to monitor what is happening inside and outside of your property or business. They can be used to monitor the activity of employees and any visitors who enter your property at any time, which you are able to see in real-time or playback to a specific date and time if you need to. A professionally fitted CCTV system gives you and your team or family peace of mind, making them feel safe when they are inside and gives you a 24/7 view of everything that is happening within your business as well as who is entering and exiting and when. It has been established that CCTV systems within a business mean that employees are aware there are cameras resulting in them having a higher level of accountability for their actions and the work they carry out, and in summary, it deters any illegal or inappropriate behaviour. CCTV can also increase work activity within a business as employees are less likely to waste work time taking a call, sending a text within their work time. taking excessive bathroom breaks, or treating themselves to longer lunchtime.
CCTV Footage Evidence
A CCTV system offers you evidence of who has entered your property without authorisation on a specific date and time and can be used as evidence for both the police or for any workplace HR management. CCTV footage can be used to collate evidence which can help you build a picture of activity and can even help with settling delivery disputes. Good quality CCTV footage is admissible in a court of law as evidence and plays a crucial role in identifying a criminal and the crime they have committed.
CCTV Reduces Insurance Costs
Professionally fitted CCTV systems will often reduce your annual insurance premium so always let your insurance provider know you have one. They will often need to know the make and model of the system and who has fitted it for it to make a difference to your premium as they will need to know it has been designed to the requirements of your building and fitted by a professional security company like Elite Fire & Security.
CCTV Aids Decision Making
A professionally designed and fitted CCTV system can often help you settle disputes with internal colleagues and external suppliers as the footage will clearly show you what has happened on specific times and days giving you the evidence you need.
CCTV Activity Records
A CCTV system gives you a record of when your teams are coming in and out of your business keeps records of when your staff are coming in and out as well as tracking deliveries or any visitors that enter and exit. This alone can help you ensure your business is running smoothly and quickly manage any problems that could be happening at any time.
CCTV Can Find Lost Property
A CCTV system’s footage can often re-trace someone’s steps on a day or time to find something they have lost. This often comes into play if you need to locate essential documents or property for a customer or stock for yourself.
CCTV Increases your Property Value
A professionally designed, fitted and maintained CCTV system will increase your business or residential property’s value when you come to sell. Interested parties are far more likely to buy a business or residential property if it comes with a fully functioning CCTV system which has been designed to your properties requirements and installed by a professional security company.
The benefits of a CCTV system are huge when it comes to securing your business or home to internal and external threats and a professionally designed and fitted CCTV system from Elite Fire & Security offers you:
- Leading brand CCTV systems
- Latest technology in CCTV systems
- Strategically placed cameras
- A system suited to your property and needs
- High-quality images
- High-quality sound
Elite Fire & Security will work with you to understand your business or properties security needs and will explain the benefits and disadvantages of each system available, including the visual and audio quality as well as the cost for installation, ongoing maintenance and repair.
A simple home CCTV system which is a set up of one or multiple cameras strategically placed in and around your property which provides continuous monitoring and recording.
Multi-camera CCTV systems are modular so can, therefore, be expanded when and if you need it. This means you can add cameras to your CCTV system at any time without having to have a completely new system installed which will record different locations around your property simultaneously.
Whether you need a single or 12 camera CCTV system in your business, home or commercial property then Elite Fire & Security can help. We will assess your security needs and design a system that offers you security and peace of mind along with other security options available at the time, or as an add on later down the line.
Elite Fire & Security have helped thousands of businesses and homeowners to secure their properties, contact us today on 0333 577 1230 and we can arrange a no-obligation survey to review your security needs and give you our professional and expert advice on the security system you need. If you already have a CCTV or Alarm system in place which needs servicing or upgrading then we can help with this as well.
Combining two security systems such as CCTV and an alarm system may seem over the top, however, it will give you the ultimate security system and peace of mind when it comes to your home or business property and at Elite Fire & Security we will help and advise you on this.
We stock CCTV systems from all leading brands and have systems to suit all sizes of properties and budgets. CCTV systems are a dynamic and adaptable product that can be tailored to fit your specific needs when it comes to protecting your people, property and business.
About Elite Fire & Security
- We only install the highest quality CCTV systems and components supplied by leading manufacturers within the security industry
- We supply a wide range of CCTV systems from simple static and IP cameras, to fully functional pan, tilt and zoom controlled systems
- We offer an upgrade option to your existing security system
- We offer a full assessment, layout and design service
- We service, maintain and repair all types of CCTV and security systems
- We offer planned maintenance, servicing and maintenance contracts for your CCTV system to maintain the quality of your ‘live’ and recorded images
- Our installations are carried out by our fully qualified engineers
- We offer emergency callouts and repairs if your system goes down and we can be there within 2 hours to repair it, keeping you up and running consistently
- We provide software that allows you to monitor your system from home, work or on the go
- Following installation full training will be given to you and your team to ensure you get the most out of your system
- We only use proven manufacturers and the latest technology to ensure complete protection for your business
- Since we started in 2005 we have carried out hundreds of jobs for business throughout the South, South West and Somerset
- Our jobs vary in specification and size and we have extensive experience in all aspects of Fire and Security
- We work with Leisure Centres, Storage Facilities, Restaurants, Offices, Car Dealerships, Industrial Properties and Works and Residential properties as well as many more
If you are thinking about installing a CCTV System for your business, home or commercial property in Bristol, Bath or London contact us today on 0333 577 1230 and one of our CCTV specialists will be able to answer any questions you may have and book in your free no-obligation property assessment and design service.