CCTV Installation in London

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    London CCTV installer serving businesses and organisations 


    ACCL is a professional CCTV company in London offering CCTV system installations. We install CCTV throughout all the London areas and home counties. 


    Protect your London-based business with a security camera system.


    Our CCTV installers in London & Kent, offer a comprehensive expert CCTV installation service ranging from a single camera monitoring one point of entry through to a sophisticated package that monitors every access point (including at walls and fences) and even multiple locations and buildings. All of our CCTV systems can integrate with Access Control and Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems.


    And if your business needs multi-site access control from a single central monitoring station controlling CCTV, gates, doors and barriers, we can link it all together – we have many years of experience!


    Our London-based CCTV contractors are able to access your current Perimeter Intruder Protection and advise on aspects such as anti-climb walls and fences and other impediments. We will also advise on Security Lighting either to complement a CCTV installation or as a standalone deterrent.


    The quality of our CCTV installation services can be maintained with a London-based CCTV maintenance contract.

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    What is CCTV?


    CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and now is used to describe a Video Surveillance system.  A CCTV system consists of components including cameras, transmission paths, recorders, control devices and displays.  In its basic form CCTV systems use video cameras to transmit a signal to a previously specified monitor or set of monitors.  It’s most commonly used for real-time surveillance of a building or open area and is an essential tool in protecting people, business property, and assets, with camera systems used to monitor banks, schools, bars, offices, airports, commercial properties, hospitals, shops, and many other locations. 


    Modern CCTV systems have evolved to provide many smart features that can improve the systems usefulness.  If your office CCTV system has many cameras it might be difficult to track an event you are looking for.  For example, if you arrive in the office on a Monday morning and find that something happened over the weekend when the office is closed.  If you have 10 cameras and potentially more than 380 hours of footage to review (office closes at 6pm on Friday and opens at 8am on Monday).  That is a lot of footage to potentially look at – nearly 48 days if all watched in real time!  Obviously this is not going to happen but our systems can help.  Detecting movement was a good way to find incidents quicker but were not always great – a flapping blind or reflection could easily render this feature useless.  Our systems can instantly detect persons or vehicles in a scene and highlight just these for you to review.  That 380 hours of footage is reduced to just the relevant footage in seconds and your investigation can be complete before your first cup of tea!   


    How does CCTV work?


    A CCTV system is a collection of cameras that stream live video images back to a recording device.  There are many types of cameras.  These cameras can be fixed to see one area or be able to be moved by the operator.  Cameras that are able to moved are called PTZ cameras.  This stands are Pan, Tilt and Zoom – which means they can move up and down, left and right and zoom into a scene.  A recording device allows the operator to view these live images and play back recorded footage.  A modern system uses a PC and dedicated software to view and control the system.  The cameras can be connected to the system in a variety of ways and these different methods can be used by a single system with no impact on the users.  Wireless can be used if there are issues getting a cable to a camera.  While good quality, reliable wireless links are an additional cost they can enable cameras to be positioned in the best place and reduce costs in running cables and installation time.  Corporate IT networks are also a useful way to deploy CCTV in an office environment.  Existing analogue CCTV cables can also be used to provide HD quality images.  This can be a really effective way to upgrade your current low definition and aging CCTV system.  At ACCL, we will work with you to implement the best, most cost effective solution possible.       

    Why do you need CCTV installed?


    CCTV installations in London and other city centres are becoming increasingly common, as is its use in homes, to increase security and reduce the risk of burglary. 


    It’s most commonly used for real-time surveillance of a building or open area and is an essential tool in protecting people, business property, and assets, with camera systems used to monitor banks, schools, bars, offices, airports, commercial properties, hospitals, shops, and many other locations.   


    CCTV can be used to monitor activity within your business.  The possibilities are almost endless for this.  We have clients that use CCTV to ways that you might not even have though of.  For example we have a high end car audio company with a large workshop – they often use the extensive camera system to find lost keys!  An engineer will put them down and then forget where he put them – CCTV can quickly track his movements and work out where the keys ended up!  Our client finds this added benefit priceless – they wanted a system to protect the high value assets but our design and installation has given this added benefit they use daily – saving them time and money.

    CCTV can protect your business from breaches of security and help with insurance claims.  Many companies share common areas with other companies – a good system can help you resolve issues that can occur between neighbours.

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    CCTV cameras help deter intruders and give employees peace of mind.  Potential unwanted intruders are less likely to attempt to enter a building if they see modern overt CCTV camera capturing them before they enter the site.  CCTV systems now feature full colour, high-resolution rendering, which works well at night.  Installing CCTV offers a wide range of security features – cameras can provide 180 or even 360 degree views of an area giving unprecedented coverage.  Cameras can even strobe a white light if they detect movement – extremely useful in back of house areas where potential intruders might attempt to break in – the flashing light will make them aware that there is an active camera watching them and give extremely good images of the person in any lighting situation.  Our experienced CCTV team can design and install a solution to meet your needs and that can grow to meet future needs.


    CCTV Integration security solutions for your business

    We can install CCTV system to work as part of your existing security solutions and enhance their effectiveness. Access control of a site can be improved with the addition of video verification – if there is a question of who entered an area, CCTV can be used to verify the access control records.  Cards can be used by anyone – so the card information provided by the access control system might not be accurate if a card has been misused.       


    Learn more about our business CCTV installation services.

    Image quality

    CCTV cameras now provide exceptional image quality in many different situation.  Our experts will select the right camera for each location and ensure that each camera is positioned and setup in the most effective way.  Advanced setting within the cameras allows for optimal image quality.  A common issue with entrance cameras is that at certain times of the day the sun can provide a strong backlight effect that can produce a silhouette effect and the features of someone can be obscured.  We will ensure that the camera is able to cope with this scenario and produce identification images at all times of the day.

    Extending the life of legacy systems

    Active Communication Company Ltd recognizes that it is not always possible to fund an entire replacement of CCTV hardware and infrastructure. We are able to advise on the latest encoding software that will allow the upgrading of analogue camera systems and the migration to Internet transmission. In conjunction with changing recording devices, ACCL can help enhance the quality of your existing CCTV system, allowing it to be overhauled in a controlled timescale.


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    How to Choose the Ideal CCTV Camera Type

    Ready to call a security company to handle your CCTV installation process? While CCTV installation experts can help you with choosing the ideal type of CCTV cameras, it doesn’t hurt to be familiar with some of the basic options before you make the call.


    The list below will provide you some insight into the functions CCTV cameras can handle and the options we can use to build your customised system. Depending on your budget and your needs, you can opt for one, two, or more types of security cameras. For instance, you don’t have to pay extra to have HD cameras in areas where you don’t need them.


    Let’s take a look at the surveillance cameras and systems that can offer your peace of mind and keep your premises safe from intruders. Take a look at the available CCTV Security systems.


    The most popular types of CCTV monitoring cameras are:


    Dome CCTV 

    They get their name from their dome-shaped casing around the camera. Their unobtrusive design makes them super easy to fit for any outdoor or indoor use. The dome makes it hard for intruders to tamper with the camera, so you’ll enjoy a future-proof security system.


    Dome CCTV cameras are ideal for restaurants, hotels, casinos, and others because they have 360-degree angles and can be easily added to any monitoring system.



    Pros Cons Ideal for
    • unobtrusive design
    • Limited range
    • Office
    • easy to fit in or outside
    • Periodic cleaning required
    • Hotels
    • vandal proof
    • Casinos
    • wide angle of coverage
    • Home
    • Difficult to see the direction the camera is viewing


    Turret Cameras


    Similar to dome camera but do not have a glass dome covering the lens.


    Pros Ideal for
    • unobtrusive design
    • Office
    • easy to fit in or outside
    • Hotels
    • vandal proof
    • Casinos
    • wide angle of coverage
    • Home
    • Easy to see the direction the camera is viewing
    • Cons
    • Limited range
    • Periodic cleaning required but less than a dome camera


    Bullet CCTV 

    Bullet CCTV cameras are perhaps the most widespread option. Their iconic design makes them easy to recognise and act as a deterrent for intruders.


    CCTV specialists always recommend bullet cameras where possible because they withstand rain and even extreme weather conditions very well. They may not be suitable for high-definition and high-quality photos, but they are still a great technology for outdoor use.

    Bullet camera

    Pros Cons Ideal for
    • flexible design
    • Can be moved out of position
    • Office
    • well suited for outdoor use
    • More vulnerable to vandalism
    • Car parks
    • Long range versions available
    • Hotels


    PTZ Pan Tilt & Zoom Cameras

    Do you have a large security team that needs to closely monitor certain areas? Then PTZ cameras are the best choice, since they offer the possibility to zoom in and out to analyse certain incidents in detail.


    Not only does the optical zoom give you the possibility to focus on certain areas, but the pan/tilt function provides a 360-degree view angle. This way, your security service can always be on top of every situation, even developing ones, as they have

    the opportunity to react quickly.

    PTZ Camera


    PTZ means Pan Tilt & Zoom – the camera can be moved to see anywhere around it. 

    Pros Cons Ideal for
    • Can pan tilt and zoom
    • Requires someone to operate
    • Exterior areas
    • well suited for outdoor use over a wide area
    • Larger and heavier
    • Car parks
    • very high quality images at greater distances
    • Can miss incidents when moved
    • More prone to failure


    All camera form factors can have the following:


    Infrared/Night Vision CCTV

    Want to install CCTV cameras that are useful 24/7? The night vision cameras are what you need. If you worry about night-time security, these cameras are the ideal solution.


    Advanced chipsets now give extremely sharp HD images even in completed darkness. 


    Day/Night CCTV 

    Need a CCTV system that doesn’t compromise quality depending on the time of day? Day/night CCTV cameras are designed to ensure your security 24/7. Typically, they record in both colour and black and white and the quality of the image when the lighting is ideal is very good.


    Day/night cameras are typically used when you want to install CCTV in outdoor areas, where the light is variable.


    Network/IP CCTV 

    Go mobile with your monitoring by using network/IP cameras. Their feed can be accessed online, from anywhere in the world, which makes them ideal for offices where management travels a lot.


    The feed is stored on NVR (Network Video Recorders) – not to be confused with DVR(Digital video recorder), which is used for analog cameras for later access. Your archive footage can always be accessed via NVR for later use. Plus, the installation process is very easy, since there are no computer stations or co-axial cables required. Learn more about IP Cameras and IP CCTV systems here.


    Wireless CCTV 

    Thinking about installing CCTV on your premises, but dread the long process? We get it! Wireless cameras are often the fastest system to install because they need fewer cables. Please bear in mind that, despite their name, wireless cameras aren’t 100% wireless. They still need to be connected to the mains network to draw power. Some newer options work on batteries, but do keep in mind that this means changing the batteries quite frequently.


    Still, they are an increasingly popular option, especially in indoor environments like churches, museums, stately homes, art galleries, and others where aesthetics are very important.

    Still not sure what type of CCTV system or camera is the ideal fit for your company or your oganisation? No problem!

    Our CCTV installation service always starts with an on-premise survey. This will help us identify the most suitable security camera system for your security needs, as well as the best solution budget- and aesthetics-wise.

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    For more than 20 years, we’ve served customers in London and the surrounding areas with CCTV installation services that are always future-proof. What does this mean for you exactly?

    It means that, since the moment you call us until the final test of your system, our main concern is making sure that your money is well-spent. We would never recommend a CCTV system that will be obsolete within a few years.


    ACCL work with top manufacturers and distributors of CCTV and security solutions from all over the world. We are certified installers and service professionals for some of the most popular CCTV brands in the UK. This means we have high standards to uphold and that our installation services will always go above and beyond.

    Ready to take your security to the next level? Call our CCTV installation experts today or drop us a line and we’ll get back to you to schedule your on-site survey. This is a completely FREE, no-obligations service, so what have you got to lose?


    Let’s talk about enhancing your business security today!



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    As with all ACCL’s installation services, we can integrate a variety of systems. Our guarantee is our CCTV consultation, design and installation services are based on achieving our customer’s aims both in the short and long term.


    The ACCL CCTV camera installation service team are also certified professional installers of Avigilon and Hikvison CCTV camera products. 


    Want to learn more about CCTV installation services? Read our CCTV security blog posts:


    Are you thinking about having CCTV installed at your premises? Learn more about our services and CCTV system cameras by visiting our CCTV installations blog section

    Want to learn more about having CCTV installed at your business premises? Visit our business CCTV page.


    CCTV Installations and Video Analytics software


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    Your CCTV installation service can be enhanced with a video analytics solution. In this type of CCTV security system an advanced, computer-controlled Video Analytics software can be programmed to identify moving objects, and different types of moving object, so they can distinguish a moving person from a car. 

    Alarms can be set for when specific events occur, for example, if a person approaches a secure area, and image processing software can allow individuals to be identified.


    A CCTV system installation forms the heart of an integrated security system, supporting verification of intruder and fire alarm activations and allowing emergency response to be prioritised. These arrangements can be discussed with your CCTV installer. Contact us to learn more about our business CCTV packages and security services.


    As the client I can only say thanks and its an amazing piece of work by all involved. Believe me that the work to coordinate this work around other issues was challenging but Wayne and ACCL were great.

    TUI / Scott Ronan

    I have had the pleasure of asking Wayne and team for advice and guidance over a number of years, and have always felt assured that all advice I have received was totally unbiased and 100% accurate.

    Ntegra Ltd / Grant Ward, Test Manager

    The Engineers were helpful and patient. They did anything and everything that was asked of them. Thanks for a very good first job.

    Leagas Delaney / Alfred Place, London

    The Engineers were punctual and courteous whilst on site. They worked professionally, always being aware of the needs of the other tradesman who were also working on this project. They were sympathetic to the needs of the school and we are very satisfied with the overall installation.

    Bishopshalt School / Evelyn Nolan

    Another professional installation by ACCL, on time and in budget!

    Bank of New York / Alan Hawley, President of IT Infrastructure

    All the people involved were extremely helpful at all times. All performed equally well in a fast-track project and responded quickly to any changes in requirements.

    Barnhill Community High / Sunil Kubavat, Head of IT
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