CCTV Security Surveillance Systems A View From Across The Pond


CCTV Security Surveillance Systems What’s Trending In The United Kingdom

London’s Metropolitan Police say you’re less likely to become a victim of a crime if you have a well-fitted and maintained security system, which includes CCTV Security Surveillance Systems. CCTV Security Surveillance SystemsWhether it’s in your home or place of work having a security system is imperative in the fight against crime. A CCTV system using cameras that transmit video and audio to a control point where images can be watched and/or stored is the first line of defense against things such as theft, vandalism, violence, as well as settling arguments that could occur between public and staff members, etc.

With regards to buying and installing CCTV security surveillance systems, wherever it may be, there will be a wide variety of options available to you within your budget. If your budget is on the low end, there is no problem as long as you get value for money and buy what is necessary to job the job properly on the building(s) in question. My advice would always be not to buy cheap but to buy wisely. You may not necessarily need to spend a fortune, especially if you have a smaller premise that has few points of entry. However, what you do want to do, no matter what, is to get decent enough equipment so that your setup is effective. What I mean by this is, for example, you need equipment that will capture an image of an intruder that is of good enough quality you can show to the police to provide a suspect. An image good enough you can share on social media to help track down the criminal.

CCTV Security Surveillance Systems if installed correctly as a physical presence can also be used as a deterrent to would-be criminals. As well as crime, you need to be prepared to deal with health and safety issues which CCTV can provide, of course, fit a smoke alarm as well and you are well on your way to a safe and secure premises. When setting up use common sense with regards to placement of cameras and avoid locating them in areas that could susceptible to obscurity and consider day and night time with regards to external transmission.

These days with modern technology as advanced as it is it’s also a choice that you can access, CCTV transmissions via mobile devices such as iPad’s and smartphones. CCTV Security Surveillance Systems are a useful tool in keeping one step ahead of the law breakers who also try to evolve as time passes. Your CCTV Security Surveillance Systems can further put your mind at risk when you leave your home or place of work for an extended time. The emotional return on investment can be instantly paramount.

The BSIA (British Security Industry Authority) calculated there are close to 5.9 million CCTV cameras in England. Their surveys maximum estimate would mean that would be one camera for every 11 people. These, however, are government used cameras that have high numbers placed in certain areas such as schools and hospitals. With this being said in 2009, 95 percent of Scotland Yard murder cases used CCTV footage as evidence. Ok, enough of the government used CCTV, I spoke of this only to show how highly it is used across the UK and is now spreading more and more rapidly across not only public areas but private places too. With such a demand in the market in the UK, companies have to compete with each other to provide the best for public consumption so what do they have on offer?

Firstly, for as little as £150, you can get a CCTV system set up, and you can install this yourself or have it installed for a fee dependent on the size of your system. On the higher end of the scale, you can go as high as you like or need to, however, remember as important as it is having a system set up is it equally as important to make sure you use it correctly and to its full capabilities. £150, as of writing, is the equivalent of $215. To give you a rough idea of value for money this would get you, for example, four weatherproof cameras that include remote viewing online and via mobile devices, a hybrid recorder, easy remote access, motion detection option, and USB backup features. That would be from a lesser known brand, but if it is research correctly and is suitable for your requirements you have a bargain once installed the correct way and system this size you could probably install yourself.

For £5500 ($7922) you can buy yourself a high-end top brand name set up. This will include 16 HD cameras and a high-quality hybrid recorder with built-in DVR that can view and record or store images and has the capabilities to connect to any portable device that can be used in conjunction with the setup. With such a wide variety of options, products and prices it comes down to not only the budget but personal choice. Mixing budget with a choice will lead you to your destination and maybe buying from the UK via the internet could be your next option.

As time passes and things evolve so does security technology. With regards to CCTV Security Surveillance Systems, fire and smoke alarms, intruder alarms, and access control everything is always updating at a certain pace to improve the current technology and meet the public demands and needs. Stay on the cusp when buying and look to maintain and improve what you already have where and when necessary.

Guest Author

Simon Parker

Minerva Security


Minerva Security, a security and fire safety company based in Essex, shares over 70 years of experience in the commercial security and fire safety industry.

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