CCTV Installation Macclesfield Cheshire (SK11): With reduced costs and technology improvements, security and CCTV cameras have become commonplace in Macclesfield on both commercial and residential buildings. But the security benefits can be squandered if cameras are installed improperly or the CCTV system has been poorly designed. To eliminate any installment problems and get the best performance from your security system it's best to use a professional Macclesfield installation service with plenty of CCTV experience.
TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS
Analogue Equipment - The conventional CCTV system which can have multiple cameras feeding into fixed recording equipment. Analogue systems can be installed to provide constant recording of video or take still frames and transmit them to a locally sited Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for storage and viewing. Video clips can be removed via USB or CD/DVD for inspection by the police if required. These are designed to work as a standalone CCTV system with an optional connection to the internet.
IP Cameras - Wireless CCTV cameras hook up to local equipment through their own intranet (network), or can connect to a router for the transfer of their recorded video. The DVR part of an IP system has a secure gateway into which the cameras can link wirelessly, whilst also being able to connect via an internet router for monitoring purposes. The main advantage with IP systems is the ability to record video and images to a remote location, including your smartphone, so that any relevant footage can't be deleted on-site by an intruder. Security has to be perfectly set-up to avoid unwanted individuals from observing your images and videos.
Cloud Based Systems - Cameras use an online connection via an encrypted server to store and save all images and video footage in what they call a "cloud". Both IP and analogue systems can use cloud technology as well as their primary recording capabilities. The storing of data in the "cloud" typically requires a monthly or annual charge and is based on the size of data you wish to store, and whether or not you want your property in Macclesfield by a professional CCTV company.
LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS
Modern day CCTV cameras often come equipped with built in infrared lights to enable use in low light conditions. The images from an infrared camera might be of a fractionally lower resolution than those recorded in normal daylight and they'll also always be in black and white due to the nature of low light recording equipment. If there's a big resolution difference, it may be possible to put in extra security lighting with specialist lamps to generate a natural light. Such lamps can provide "daylight" conditions for your cameras, as well as providing bright lighting when any movement is identified by your equipment.
If you are using motion sensor security lights with a camera system, you must make certain that the light doesn't shine brightly on neighbour's gardens and property, or shine straight into the eyes of passing motorists.
CCTV AND THE LAW
Residential CCTV cameras which capture images across the boundary of your property, onto the main street or into a nearby garden, now come under the Data Protection Act. The Data Protection Act does not mean that the use of CCTV system are illegal, but any records stored on the system must be safeguarded from possible misuse for any person who features in the video recordings.
If your CCTV is able to record even a small area of public land, the Information Commissioner's Office has distinct requirements on signage and data protection. An experienced CCTV installation contractor in Macclesfield will ensure that all legal requirements are satisfied in regard to recording public areas and siting cameras, which a DIY installation might not entirely follow.
Planning permission for any CCTV placed externally to your home may be needed if you're mounting them onto a listed building, you live in a national park, you live in a conservation area or you're in a place of scientific interest. In other homes in Macclesfield you can avoid the need for planning permission by ensuring that your security cameras are fixed at least 2.5 metres above ground level and that they do not protrude a distance of more than 1 metre.
CHOOSING THE BEST CCTV SYSTEM
It should be simple enough to find a decent CCTV system that suits your security specifications and also matches your budget. Your situation might dictate that all you need is a single CCTV camera to cover your main entrance, whilst a larger property might need several cameras with motion detecting technology that's connected to a security firm's monitored alarm service. A scrupulous and certified CCTV installation company in Macclesfield will only fit a security system that fits your circumstances.
A decent Macclesfield CCTV installation company will also observe your stated budget and make certain you receive the best CCTV camera system for your price range. It doesn't matter how much money you invest in a CCTV system, an experienced company in Macclesfield will take pride in offering the highest level of service at all times. You should not meekly accept the first quotation you are offered because it is always wise to get at least three estimates from different local security companies.
You may wish to keep your CCTV cameras hidden from the public eye, or conversely you might need them to act as a physical deterrent by being more visible. Remember that interviews conducted with ex-burglars by insurance companies and police indicate that skillfully installed CCTV equipment is the top deterrent in making a would be intruder move on to a less well protected property.
It might be the case that you have acquired an off the shelf CCTV security system and need expert help with the installation. A local Macclesfield alarm and security installation specialist will still install your CCTV system, even if you have not bought it through them. With their expertise in the various different CCTV systems available, they're likely to be familiar with the brand you've purchased, and will swiftly and efficiently configure and install your new equipment.
ACCREDITATION, TRAINING, STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
When choosing a CCTV security system for your Macclesfield property only consider the BS EN 62676 (British Standard) symbol. The standards highlighted in BS EN 62676 states the performance criteria for the apparatus, and recommendations on how best to install and site the CCTV camera system for the best effect. Equipment can be installed that does not have the British Standards mark, but the reliability and quality won't have been scrutinised and you may not have any recourse after the installation if it fails to meet up with your high expectations.
The security sector is highly regulated and any certified CCTV company should have membership of a trade body, or have an affiliation with one or more established security associations. The major trade bodies to look out for are:
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - As an independent UK trade association, the NSI promotes the security and fire safety sector by recommending high quality security companies and CCTV installers in Great Britain. The vetting procedure is strict and involves a company demonstrating their competence in the maintenance, installation and design of an array of security equipment. A security must also prove that they have trained and vetted 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. Fire & rescue services, insurance providers in the UK and EU all acknowledge members of the NSI as having the highest possible working standards within the fire safety and security industry.
The British Security Industry Association - This is one of the main trade organisation for the professional security industry in Britain. Every registered member of the BSIA has to be appraised and comply with British Standards, ISO 9000 regulations for security installations, and follow all the industry Codes of Practice.
Secure By Design - SBD is a police security initiative set up with the aim or reducing crime. The SBD works closely with designers, security installers and construction firms to improve the physical security of industrial and domestic buildings all over Great Britain.
The Security Institute (SI) - The Security Institute has the largest membership of specialist security companies and contractors in the United Kingdom. It sets very high standards for all of its three thousand plus membership in all parts of the security industry by the promotion of best practices, and it guarantees the competency of its affiliates.
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