- Q: How many security cameras do I need?
- A: This will depend on the nature of the problem or threat that the CCTV camera system needs to resolve. The first step is to mark key areas of concern on a site plan. Next, define the problems affecting the premises e.g. theft, unauthorised entry, health and safety etc. This process will give you an idea of the number of CCTV cameras required.
- Q: How much does it cost to install CCTV?
- A: The camera type, number of cameras and installation requirements will all determine the final cost of your CCTV system installation.
Please get in touch with us to book a free consultation and site visit so we can determine your requirement and provide a fixed quote for your consideration.
- Q: What camera resolution do I need?
- A: The camera resolution required will depend on whether you want to detect, observe, recognise or identify (as defined by the Home Office), at each area under surveillance. We typically use HD CCTV cameras with between 3 and 8 megapixel resolution (8MP cameras are termed 4K CCTV cameras). For identification, you will require 40 pixels per face or 5 pixels/cm. Our designers will ensure that the right CCTV cameras are selected for your system. Please take a look at the section below showing the difference between common camera resolutions.
- Q: What is the best CCTV system for my business?
- A: The best CCTV system for your business depends on a number of factors. That's why we offer a free quote and no obligation consultation to determine your exact requirements. Ensuring as a minimum we meet your security needs while taking into account budget and any technical constraints.
In short, the best CCTV system for your business is one that can be realistically obtained based on your needs and circumstances. We work with a range of partners to ensure a wide variety of products are available, and are NSI Gold accredited to ensure we can provide the best installation advice to our customers.
- Q: Do I need a licence for CCTV?
- A: You do not require a CCTV licence as such. However, if you are an organisation, business or sole trader who processes personal information (this includes use of CCTV systems), you will need to include details of your CCTV usage in your notification to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). This will help ensure that you comply with your GDPR obligations.
If you would like to find out more speak to a member of our team by calling 01245 214104, completing the form above or start a live chat (bottom right of your webpage).
- Q: What are the different types of CCTV cameras?
- A: There are many different types of CCTV camera, some general use and some for bespoke requirements. Categories include wired, wireless, fixed and PTZ (pan tilt zoom) controlled. Fixed camera are bullet, turret or dome and designed for internal, external, vandal-resistant and weatherproof applications.
Specialist bespoke cameras including Thermal CCTV, Marine CCTV, Explosion proof CCTV, Hazardous CCTV and ANPR systems can be found on our CCTV Cameras page.