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CCTV Installation Colchester

We are an NSI Gold CCTV installation company that specialises in security installations across Colchester. Our comprehensive range of services ensures your property is secure 24/7.

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Looking for CCTV Installation in Colchester?

Our CCTV installation team comprises experienced and knowledgeable installers who have worked across a wide range of projects. We utilise our expertise to provide you with the best technical knowledge combined with professional customer service. Because of this, our services are trusted by businesses, organisations and local authorities across the country.

We have worked with over 350 businesses throughout Colchester, including Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Institute, Jump Street Colchester, University of Essex, FDM Artwork Limited, AK Metals Ltd, Apex Evolution, and the  NHS.

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    how we can help our clients

    Our Commercial CCTV Installations Colchester

    Throughout Colchester, business owners and managers invest in better technologies to protect their assets, property and employees. We provide an extensive range of high-performance CCTV systems and installation services to commercial properties across the region. Our expert installers undertake a no-obligation site survey to discover vulnerabilities within your premises and recommend an efficient security solution designed to meet your budget. Then, we utilise our expert knowledge and experience to implement a CCTV system that secures your property whilst giving you peace of mind.

    Crime in Colchester

    In 2020, the overall crime rate was 92 crimes per 1000 people, above Essex’s overall crime rate by 16%. In September 2020, there were 81 reports of shoplifting across Colchester. Additionally, during December 2020, 55 drug-related crimes were making it Essex’s most dangerous area for drugs.

    In January 2021, Colchester Council began a significant transformation of their CCTV systems, which included the installation of over 100 cameras connected to a central control system.

    CCTV Monitoring

    Our SSAIB category five approved monitoring station provides continuous surveillance for your business or home—full coverage, 24 hours a day, seven days a year.

    Intelligent Detection Systems

    Video Analytics provide significant value as intelligent detection and alert systems. Integrate your systems with face recognition software, the ability to count people or detect intruders.

    Intruder Alarms

    Our alarms systems aren't only an excellent way to be notified of an intruder, and they also act as a deterrent. When combined with our Monitoring services, you can be confident your property is efficiently protected.

    The leading CCTV Installers in Essex

    We have been providing expert installation services across Essex for over 25 years. Find out more about our work across the county and how we can help secure your property.

    Common questions about CCTV systems

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:

    How many security cameras do I need for my business?

    A:

    The number of cameras you need will depend on the area’s you wish to cover. We will note vulnerable and high traffic areas during our free site survey and make recommendations for your consideration. However, ultimately the size of your property and budget will dictate the number of cameras required.

    Q:

    How much does it cost to install CCTV in Colchester?

    A:

    CCTV installation costs vary depending on your surveillance system’s size, scale, and technical specifications. Our technicians will provide a free site survey to make recommendations and offer you a free fixed quote.

    Q:

    What camera resolution do I need?

    A:

    To identify faces on your CCTV recordings, you will need 40 pixels per face in good visibility conditions. Therefore, we recommend using HD CCTV cameras between 3 and 8MP.

    Our graphic below shows the visual difference between standard (HD), High Definition (HD) and 4K CCTV cameras.

    Q:

    What is the best CCTV system for my business?

    A:

    There is no ‘one size fits all’ for CCTV systems. That’s why our technicians conduct a free site survey to establish your requirements and make a recommendation. As an NSI Gold accredited installer, you can be confident we design our systems to meet your needs and budget.

    Q:

    Do I need a licence for CCTV?

    A:

    Business owners, organisations and sole traders need to include details of their CCTV usage to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). If you’d like to know more about this topic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our service team on 01245 214104.

    Q:

    What is an IP CCTV System?

    A:

    IP Cameras are referred to in several ways, IP Cameras, IP CCTV or IP Security Cameras. IP (Internet Protocol) cameras transmit their signal through a network or the internet. As a result, they enable you to remotely control and monitor your camera.

    4K Definition CCTV Resolution
    The benefits of

    4K Resolution CCTV

    4K CCTV cameras are currently towards the top of the CCTV range in terms of resolution. Like HD cameras they offer great picture quality, but at double the resolution you can see even more detail. 4K cameras can in some instances remove the need for cameras to have an optical zoom, so although they are the more expensive option, it may be worth comparing them with HD cameras. If you are looking for a highly crisp picture quality or extending the viewing distance of your existing CCTV system this is a great option.

    High Definition CCTV Resolution
    The benefits of

    High Resolution CCTV

    High Definition (HD) CCTV is the new standard for most installations. It offers 1920 x 1080 pixels and provides a superior image to SD cameras. Higher image quality improves the ability to identify faces and objects at greater distances. Furthermore, since the introduction of 4K systems, HD has become a cost-effective security solution.

    Standard Definition CCTV Resolution
    The benefits of

    Standard Resolution CCTV

    Cost is the only advantage of standard definition CCTV cameras. Today SD cameras offer poor image quality compared to their HD and 4K counterparts. As a result, identifying intruders or details within the image can be challenging. However, if cost or network bandwidth is an issue, SD CCTV could be the appropriate choice.

    4K 3840 x 2160 pixels
    HD 1920 x 1080 pixels
    SD 720 x 480 pixels

    CCTV Camera Types

    There is an extensive range of CCTV cameras on the market. Each camera type has unique features and advantages for specific use case scenarios. All of our technicians are trained across all styles and major brands of cameras. Learn more about the types of CCTV cameras here.

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      Fully Accredited

      Peace of mind through certification to the highest industry standards.

      Experienced

      Over 25 years providing bespoke CCTV, Fire Protection & Access Control security solutions from our 2,000m² HQ in Essex.

      Security Specialists

      Complete fire & security service with rapid response 24/7, 365 days a year.