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CCTV Installation Lechlade Gloucestershire (GL7): CCTV systems and security cameras in Lechlade have become a common occurrence over the last ten years or so thanks mostly to improvements in technology and ever reducing costs. Yet not all CCTV systems provide the same degree of security, especially if the cameras have been improperly installed or positioned. To avoid any design issues and get the best from any security system it is recommended that you use a professional installation company in Lechlade with a lot of CCTV experience.

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TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS

Analogue Equipment - The standard CCTV setup which can have multiple cameras feeding into a fixed recording device. Analogue style systems can be configured to take still frames or provide constant recording or video and transfer them to a local Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for storage and viewing. The DVR should have the facility to copy the data stored across to an external storage device, such as a USB stick, or might have an inbuilt CD or DVD recorder to permit images and video to be handed to the police for evidence purposes. Although many DVR setups do have a web connection as standard, they are designed to work as a standalone system.

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Internet Protocol (IP) Systems - These cameras can be linked to a local intranet, a wide area network or via the internet for providing recording and monitoring. Each CCTV camera has its own unique IP address and links to a specific gateway on a computer system or DVR. Having the capability to send a live stream to your smartphone is a big advantage of IP cameras, and the video and still images can be saved on your device for increased security. It has to be emphasised that security features such as passwords should be sufficiently strong on IP equipment and cameras to prevent any unwarranted access to your CCTV recordings.

Cloud Systems - Uses a secure encrypted gateway to record into "cloud" storage. Any CCTV system, analogue or IP, that has internet access has the ability to store their video footage to a cloud based server. Cloud recording usually has an annual or monthly fee which will be determined by how much space is required on the servers and whether or not you need remote monitoring.

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LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS

Night time vision using infrared LED lighting normally comes as standard on many CCTV cameras. The images captured by an infrared camera might be of a marginally lower resolution than those captured in normal daylight and they will also always be in black and white thanks to the characteristics of low light recording equipment. It is possible, if you think the night vision resolution is too low for your requirements, to fit special security lamps that create a more natural light source for your CCTV cameras. These offer you the best possible chance of capturing colours under artificial lighting, and can be set to only turn on if your camera picks up movement.

If you're using motion sensor security lights with a camera system, you must make sure the light doesn't overly shine on neighbour's homes and gardens, or shine straight onto a road.

CCTV AND THE LAW

If your CCTV cameras record any public areas or a neighbouring garden or property you're subject to the regulations within the Data Protection Act. This does not mean you're not allowed to use your CCTV system or record any activity, but it does mean any recordings must be protected in agreement with the legislation.

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There are specific guidelines on informational signage for your CCTV camera system if you're going to be monitoring and recording a public place or an area belonging to some other person, and the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) should be contacted for advice. To forestall any issues from the legal requirements it is best to bring in a reliable and professional CCTV firm in Lechlade to install your CCTV system and any related equipment.

Planning permission for CCTV cameras placed on the outside of your home might be necessary if you live in a conservation area, you are putting them on a listed building, you are in a place of scientific interest or you live in a national park. Planning permission for the majority of other homes in Lechlade will not be required if they're positioned more than 2.5 metres above ground level and they do not jut out more than one metre from your external wall.

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PICKING THE RIGHT CCTV SYSTEM

Whatever your budget is you should find a CCTV camera system that suits your needs. Your circumstances might mean that all you need is a solitary camera to monitor your main entrance, while a larger house might require a selection of cameras with motion detection technology that's linked to a security company's monitored alarm system. A specialist CCTV company in Lechlade will look at your specific requirements and recommend a security system that meets your needs and circumstances.

A decent Lechlade installer will also do all that they can to ensure costs don't go beyond your stated budget, without the need for shortcuts. It should not matter how much money you shell out on a CCTV system, a professional installer in Lechlade will pride themselves on the highest level of service. Do not meekly accept the first estimate you are offered because it is always sound practice to obtain a minimum of 3 price quotes from different installation companies.

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Visible CCTV cameras offer a deterrent to intruders, yet discrete systems with appropriate signs can be just as effective in some situations. Be aware that interviews held with ex-burglars by insurance companies and police indicate that skillfully fitted CCTV equipment is the top deterrent in making a would be intruder consider a less protected property.

Maybe you've bought a CCTV system from an electronics store or online retailer, and require assistance in its fitting and setup. A local Lechlade alarm and security installation contractor will still install your CCTV system, even if you did not buy it directly from them. With their knowledge of the different CCTV cameras on the market, they are likely to be familiar with any model you have purchased, and will quickly and efficiently set up and fit your brand new equipment.

STANDARDS, TRAINING, ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Camera equipment that's installed on your Lechlade home or business premises needs to comply with British Standards for CCTV, BS EN 62676. These standards give installation teams guidance on the requirements of CCTV systems and how effectively they should perform. CCTV equipment can be fitted that hasn't got the British Standards kitemark, however the reliability and quality will not have been evaluated and you may not have any recourse after the installation if it fails to meet up with your expectations.

To ensure you are using a respectable CCTV company you should always look for affiliation or membership of an accredited trade organisation within the industry. In the UK the main security trade organisations include:

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Secure By Design - Secure by Design is a police security initiative set up with the aim or reducing crime. So as to improve the security of industrial and residential buildings throughout the country, Secure by Design work alongside builders, designers and security companies.

The National Security Inspectorate - As an independent UK trade organisation, the NSI promotes the security and fire safety industry by highlighting the best CCTV and security firms throughout the country. In the recognition procedure a security provider must illustrate their ability in the planning, maintenance and installation of CCTV systems and other security devices. A security must also prove that they have vetted and trained employees correctly, have suitable equipment and vehicles in their field of expertise, and that their business premises are appropriate for promoting the security industry in a good light. It is recognised as the highest possible standard by fire services, the police and insurance providers in the UK.

The Security Institute (SI) - The SI is a recognised and respected body within the security sector, and as a result has the largest membership of security technicians and contractors in Great Britain. The SI has over three thousand registered members from all aspects of the security industry and promotes best working practices, professional competence and setting the highest security standards for all its membership.

The British Security Industry Association - Within the CCTV and security industry, the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) is one of the most highly respected trade bodies. All its registered members must follow the security industry's British Standards Code of Practice for security and CCTV installation and comply with ISO 9000 regulations.

There's a fair likelihood that somebody you know will have had CCTV installed in the past, so you can family and friends for recommendations of CCTV installers they have used recently in Lechlade. When push comes to shove, word of mouth testimonials are more likely to be accepted, and this should come as no surprise, as we all love to chat about goods and services to our friends and family. It is still sensible to get at least 3 or 4 job quotes from other companies locally, even though a specific CCTV technician has been highly recommended by someone you know.

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CCTV Installation can be done in Lechlade and also nearby in: Little Faringdon, Buscot Wick, Langford, Inglesham, Claydon, Thornhill, Whelford, Filkins, St Johns Priory, Kelmscott, Radcot, Hannington Wick, Broughton Poggs, Eaton Hastings, Upper Inglesham, Dudgrove, Downington, Fairford, Alvescot, together with these postcodes GL7 3EW, GL7 3FL, GL7 3AR, GL7 3GF, GL7 3BY, GL7 3AU, GL7 3BL, GL7 3DB, GL7 3AW, GL7 3AA. Locally based Lechlade CCTV installers will probably have the phone code 01367 and the postcode GL7. Click the "quote" banner to get info on CCTV installations in your location. Checking this out should confirm you access locally based providers of CCTV. Lechlade homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.

Can CCTV Lower My Insurance Costs?

We are frequently asked about this, and the answer we typically give is "No". A modest discount may be offered by certain insurance companies, where CCTV is installed, but normally only when it's being used alongside an intruder alarm or more elaborate security system. Many insurance companies will not even offer you a price reduction for an intruder alarm unless it's professionally installed and monitored, which is naturally the priciest option.

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The key factors that fix the price of your home insurance is the value of your property, your postcode (where you live) and the level of contents insurance you require. When it comes to insurance, the predominant factor is actually the rate of crime in your area of Lechlade.

The fact is that the majority of homes in Lechlade still haven't got CCTV, and if you try looking this from the insurers viewpoint, they may wonder why you have decided to fit cameras. For example, if you are adding cameras due to there being increased criminal activity in your part of Lechlade, the insurance company may see this as a heightened risk and would be unlikely to lower their prices.

In the final analysis, the most important reasons for installing CCTV ought to be that it supplies evidence in the event of an offence or break-in, it deters intruders and it boosts your sense of security.

CCTV and the Law

If you're installing a CCTV system in your Lechlade home, and it's liable to record images from beyond your property boundary, then your system will be subject to the current UK data protection laws. This includes recording in areas such as a public road, a next door neighbours' garden or a footpath.

This does not mean that you are committing a crime by doing this, but according to the law you are a "data controller", and thus you'll have to abide by the Data Protection Act (2018) and meet its legal obligations.

You are still allowed to capture such footage, so long as you realise that you have to show that you're data protection compliant, and are respecting the rights of those who you're capturing without exception.

Basically:

  • You should securely store any recorded footage, and make sure that nobody else can watch it.
  • You should not wrongly use the system nor enable others to do this.
  • You must put up CCTV signs to indicate that recording is taking place.
  • You must comply with SARs (subject access requests) when received.
  • You should, within one month of being asked, delete recorded images of a particular person.
  • You should not capture more video footage than is necessary to accomplish your purpose.
  • Recorded footage should only be kept for the time that it's needed, and you must erase it on a regular basis.
  • You must be able to explain your rationale for capturing these pictures if asked.
  • You should have an obvious and justifiable basis for capturing such images.

Does CCTV Reduce Crime?

"Do CCTV cameras help to stop crime?" Is a question that is regularly asked when considering home security. The answer appears to be - most definitely, yes. To establish whether or not this is the case several research studies have been done in the UK, and they have come up with some intriguing results.

A reputable insurer, who literally talked to former thieves as part of their research, learned that the presence of barking dogs and CCTV cameras are the 2 situations most likely to prevent a break-in. Not attracting attention appears to be the chief concern of the culprit when contemplating a break-in or crime.

Further studies outlined by the College of Policing point out that crime can indeed be lowered by the existence of CCTV surveillance in both public and private settings. Based on forty one independent studies, approximately 16% of criminal offences were prevented by CCTV cameras. The results were even more significant with regards to vehicle related crime, where an extraordinary 23% drop was reported. This effect seems to be even more striking when the cameras in question are actually monitored.

It is believed that crooks are predominantly deterred by:

  • The fact that potential victims are taking more precautions.
  • The real risk of being recognised.
  • The encouraged public use of an area.
  • Their increased awareness of the risk of being arrested.

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To help discourage thieves or criminal activity, there are quite a few options available, and you can always put up a few fake/dummy CCTV cameras if you can't really afford, or don't want to go to the extreme of installing a comprehensive security system. You can reap the benefits of having dummy CCTV cameras installed, whether you are a business or home owner in Lechlade, and obviously when compared to the real thing, they're significantly cheaper. The fake cameras which are available to purchase nowadays are incredibly realistic, and they're difficult to distinguish from the real thing for all but the most inexperienced eye.

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I have frequently seen it stated that an experienced criminal won't be fooled by a fake camera and that dummy CCTV will only deter the opportunist burglar. A phony CCTV camera, will however, make your home much less attractive than an entirely unprotected one with no camera at all. And, when considering the point that a reasonable percentage of the crimes committed in Lechlade are indeed opportunistic, the benefits are undeniable.

In Lechlade (or anyplace else in the UK for that matter), the majority of burglars love easy pickings, and there is a high probability that they will seek out an easier target if you can make them think twice about trying to enter your home or business premises.

Ranging in price from as little as £6 for simple internal units up to £40 or more for elaborate exterior versions, dummy CCTV cameras are available in all shapes and sizes. (Tags: Imitation CCTV Cameras Lechlade, Dummy CCTV Lechlade, Fake CCTV Cameras Lechlade, Dummy CCTV Cameras Lechlade).

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Latest Gloucestershire CCTV installation requirements: Rhys Ridley and Efa Ridley recently enquired about getting CCTV camera installation in a bungalow in Upton St Leonards. Kye and Ciara Senior recently enquired about the installation of CCTV cameras in Patchway, Gloucestershire. Junior Symonds and Tayla Symonds recently enquired about CCTV camera installation in a cottage in Dowend, Gloucestershire. Alisha and Ernest Reeve recently asked for an estimate for the installation of CCTV cameras in Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire. Mr and Mrs Chilvers recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a CCTV security system in a house in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Ross and Arianna Keating recently enquired about having the installation of a CCTV camera system in a semi-detached house in Siston. Steffan Mcculloch and Gemma Mcculloch recently asked for a quotation for the installation of CCTV cameras in Fairford. Robin Prescott and Christopher Prescott recently enquired about the installation of a CCTV security system in a cottage in Sling. Most of these Gloucestershire householders searched for "CCTV Gloucestershire" and noticed this webpage on Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Lechlade CCTV installer including bespoke home CCTV systems, access control system installations, infra red CCTV camera installation, CCTV wireless cameras, night vision IR camera installation, smartphone CCTV installation in Lechlade, security grilles, thermographic CCTV system installations, wireless surveillance systems, CCTV site surveys, burglar alarm installation, indoor CCTV cameras in Lechlade, tamper-proof CCTV system installation, fire alarm installations in Lechlade, dome camera installation, CCTV camera installation in Lechlade, CCTV installations, farm security systems, CCTV maintenance Lechlade, box cameras, CCTV installation for homes Lechlade, CCTV kits, outbuilding CCTV installations in Lechlade, remote access CCTV systems, the best CCTV installation services, gate & door intercom systems Lechlade, vandal-proof CCTV systems, day & night vision cameras, and more. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are carried out by those installing CCTV. Lechlade specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of CCTV services.

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How To Make Sure Your House in Lechlade Is Never An Easy Target

It's a regrettable fact of life that the possessions in your home may be seen as easy pickings for opportunistic thieves. You really shouldn't take too lightly, specifically with today's ever widening disparity between rich and poor, the number of people out there who covet your property. Usually a would-be house breaker will choose your home purely because it looks like a simple in and out. Sometimes, an enterprising burglar will strike any time he sees a house where there's practically an open invitation for them to commit the crime. The psychological scars this can leave for the homeowner can be hard to recover from as many times they lose items that have sentimental meaning as well as things of value. Fortunately, there are quite a few basic things you can do to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim.

You have locks on every one of your doors and windows, obviously, but do you actually have any idea how good they are? The requirement for quality deadlocks on your outer doors, and secure window locks, is obvious, and it's a good idea to get expert advice in this area. The objective is to do everything you can to keep unwelcome visitors out. Additionally, it is a good idea to secure your home in such a way that it's fast to set if you must leave quickly. Once you feel confident about your home's safety measures, give some attention to how secure any outside sheds and/or garages may be. Items including garden tools and bikes are rich pickings for the thieves.

You will be able to further enhance your home's security with the addition of a good alarm system, which can be a bit pricey but is well worth the investment. Virtually any thief, even an accomplished one, is far less likely to burgle a house displaying a quality alarm system than one without. You can even set up what's known as a "monitored" alarm system. This simply refers to the fact that there is actually a person supervising your alarm 24/7, ready to deal with whatever the nature of the incident. You can kick your security up even another notch through adding a CCTV system (closed circuit television system), if your budget allows, since these are more expensive.

Keeping intruders out of your property with an evident, high quality alarm system is fine, but you also need to make it a whole lot harder for would-be crooks to ascertain exactly what valuables you have, and where they're kept. The best way you may do this is to know exactly what's visible to the outside world through your windows, and to remove your most valuable items from clear sight. Additionally, you may need to make it challenging for anyone to get from the front of your house and into your back garden. Security lights fixed to the front and the rear of the house are also a deterrent, as many thieves operate under the cover of night. What thief wants a nice, brilliant light shining on him as he endeavors to break into your home?

It's up to you, and of course, your budget how many of these steps you wish to use, but rest assured that any actions you do take are well worth the time and expense.

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Also find: Dudgrove CCTV installers, Filkins CCTV installers, Buscot Wick CCTV installers, Fairford CCTV installers, Radcot CCTV installers, Eaton Hastings CCTV installers, Hannington Wick CCTV installers, Inglesham CCTV installers, Claydon CCTV installers, Whelford CCTV installers, Kelmscott CCTV installers, Downington CCTV installers, Thornhill CCTV installers, Little Faringdon CCTV installers, Upper Inglesham CCTV installers, Langford CCTV installers, Broughton Poggs CCTV installers, St Johns Priory CCTV installers, Alvescot CCTV installation services and more. All of these places are catered for by companies who install CCTV. Lechlade home and property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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CCTV Installation Around Lechlade: CCTV Installation has recently been done in the following Lechlade roads - Tidford Cottages, Sherborne Street, Bridge Close, Briary Road, Thames Street, Kingsmead, Monks Walk, High Street, Wharf Lane, Keble Close, Butler's Field, Fossway Court, Swan Close, Chancel Way, Hambidge Lane, Mill Lane, Oak Street, Russet Avenue, Bryworth Lane, East Allcourt, Lechlade Road, as well as the following local Lechlade postcodes: GL7 3EW, GL7 3FL, GL7 3AR, GL7 3GF, GL7 3BY, GL7 3AU, GL7 3BL, GL7 3DB, GL7 3AW, GL7 3AA. Work was undertaken in these places by experts in CCTV. Lechlade householders benefited from dependable and top notch CCTV services on each occasion.

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(This CCTV Lechlade article was revised and updated on 08-08-2022)