CCTV camera installations have a variety of uses. In the field of Internal and External Access Control it can be deployed so that if a door is unlocked, a camera will be activated in that location. If the camera is already active, it can be set to run at a higher frame rate and quality of resolution. Both working room lights and security lighting can be turned on.
Should there be a perceived emergency situation, CCTV can be put to good use to verify what is happening and advise of the extent of an actual fire or intrusion for example.
When positioned at the perimeter of a site, CCTV systems can monitor walls and fences and other intruder hotspots. One of the best ways to get a return on investment is to use CCTV to grant entry via Pedestrian Gates or via Vehicular Gates, Barrier and Bollards. It can be linked to all Access Control Mechanisms such as card readers and can also incorporate Facial Recognition to provide automatic entry or an additional layer of verification.
There is a vast range of CCTV system hardware from the simple camera on an intercom, through to internal multi-direction dome cameras through to external models that can zoom in and out over long distances and operate in low light conditions. Our CCTV installers are familiar with all the major camera and systems suppliers and will design and install a solution that suits your current needs and can grow to meet your future needs. If you want a fully integrated, computer controlled system with multiple facets or a simple intercom, we will advise you accordingly.
Wired vs Wireless CCTV Systems
Wired CCTV systems are the most common and cheapest type of CCTV systems, where a wire plugs directly or indirectly from the camera to the monitor. The downside is that not being wireless the wires, including extension cables and connectors, are easier to locate and disable.
Wireless CCTV systems are more “the norm”, these days as they use the power of the Internet to transmit images back to a central resource and for smaller or domestic installations can be linked to an App and thus viewed over a mobile phone.