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CCTV Installation Petts Wood Greater London (BR5): Security cameras and CCTV systems in Petts Wood have become a common sight over the last few years thanks to ever reducing costs and improvements in technology. A poorly sited CCTV system might not however provide you with the level of security that you're searching for in your property. It is strongly suggested that if you're thinking of installing security cameras on your homein Petts Wood, you use the knowledge and experience of a certified CCTV installation service.

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Analogue CCTV - These are the conventional setups which can monitor and record using a multi-camera installation. Analogue systems can be installed to provide constant recording of video or take still frames and transfer them to a locally sited DVR (digital video recorder) for viewing and storage. Recorded video clips can be removed via DVD/CD or USB flash drive for police inspection where needed. The connection to the internet is entirely optional, because these CCTV setups are intended to work as a standalone system.

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Internet Protocol (IP) Systems - Cameras can be connected with a wide area network, a local intranet or through the internet to provide recording and monitoring. Each individual camera has got its own IP address through which they are linked to a DVR or computer system. IP cameras can also send images, video footage and alarm notifications direct to your smart phone, therefore adding an extra security layer by preventing a burglar from removing video evidence from an on-site DVR. However, the encryption and security features have to be configured properly to stop any unsanctioned viewing of your camera footage.

Cloud Based CCTV Systems - Employ a secure encrypted gateway to record camera footage into the "cloud". If your CCTV equipment can connect to the web, either via a router as in IP cameras, or via an analogue DVR system, they'll be capable of using cloud based storage. Cloud recording normally comes with an annual or monthly fee which depends on how much space is required on servers and whether or not you need remote monitoring.

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Today's CCTV cameras will often come with built-in infrared lights to allow for dark conditions. The images captured by an infrared might be of a slightly lower resolution than those captured in full daylight and they will also always be in black and white due to the peculiarities of low light recording devices. It's possible, if you discover your night vision resolution doesn't meet your expectations, to put in special security lamps that produce a more natural light source for your cameras. When attached into a CCTV security system these lamps generate a brighter light source and can also be programmed to light only when the camera perceives a certain amount of movement in its vicinity.

Be careful if you're using security lighting with CCTV, so you don't aggravate next door neighbours or shine lights directly on road traffic.


If your CCTV cameras record any part of public areas or a neighbour's property or garden you are subject to Data Protection Act legislation. This does not mean that you are not permitted to use your CCTV system or monitor any activity, however it does mean any video footage has to be secured in agreement with the legislation.

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The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) can provide advice on the legislation concerning the monitoring and recording of public areas, which includes specific guidelines regarding signage to the general public of your use of CCTV. To avoid any issues from the legal requirements it is recommended that you employ a reliable and certified CCTV installation firm in Petts Wood to install your CCTV cameras and any associated equipment.

If your property is in an area of scientific interest, is in a conservation area, is in a national park or is listed, you will need to double check with the local council whether planning permission is needed. You will be able to avoid the need for planning permission if you lighting and camera system is fitted at least 2.5 metres above ground level and does not stick out more than one metre from the walls of your property.

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Whatever your budget you should be able to find a CCTV system that matches your requirements. The most inexpensive security system may still be able to provide you with remote recording and monitoring from just one camera, whilst a multi-device, motion detecting system connected to your alarm and remotely monitored by a specialist company, will of course be at the top end of the budget range. A reliable CCTV installation company in Petts Wood will look at all your constraints and requirements to supply you with the most suitable CCTV system at an acceptable price.

They'll also ensure that your budget isn't overstepped or attempt to palm you off with equipment that is not really required. No matter how much money you spend on a CCTV system, a good Petts Wood installer will provide you with the best service, from sales through to installation and aftercare. It is always advisable to get at least three different quotations for the CCTV equipment you want to put in.

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You may wish to keep your cameras hidden from the public eye, or conversely you may require 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 expertly installed CCTV equipment is the number one factor in making a would be intruder think about a less well protected home.

It could be the case that you have acquired an out of the box CCTV security system and need assistance with the installation. You don't need to have bought your CCTV equipment directly from your local Petts Wood CCTV installers in order to have them set it up for you. They'll be trained and familiar with all manufacturers of CCTV equipment and will provide a specialist service to fit and configure your new system.


When picking a CCTV security system for your Petts Wood property always look out for the British Standard (BS EN 62676) symbol. The standards set down in BS EN 62676 states the performance criteria for the equipment, and guidelines on the best way to position and install the CCTV security system for best effect. If you have non-British Standard equipment fitted and it fails to meet the quality levels offered by the installation company, or your own objectives, you may find you have difficulty in rectifying the situation.

CCTV companies, tradespeople and contractors should really be members of at least one trusted trade association within the security and camera sector. The UK's major security related 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. Secure by Design liaises closely with building firms, designers and security companies to improve the physical security of commercial and domestic buildings all over the UK.

The Security Institute (SI) - The SI is a recognised and respected organisation within the security sector, and thus holds the largest membership of professional contractors and technicians in the UK. With more than 3,000 members, the Security Institute guarantees its certified members will provide the highest standard of security by using best working practices and following Codes of Conduct at all stages of maintenance, installation and planning.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - In the British CCTV and security industry, the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) is one of the most highly regarded trade bodies. All members of the BSIA are appraised and comply with ISO 9000 regulations, British Standards for all kinds of security installations, and observe all the industry Codes of Practice.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - This independent UK trade organisation only accepts top quality companies in the security and fire safety sector. The vetting process is strict and includes a company showcasing their competence in the maintenance, installation and design of an array of security equipment. They also have to show an alleyway, a council park, a next door neighbours' garden, an adjacent street, a footpath, and even company premises' suitability, all come under the demanding standards of their codes of practice. Members of the NSI are acknowledged across the United Kingdom and the European Union by the three main emergency services, and by insurance providers, as holding the highest quality of standards in the CCTV and security industry.

It is said that a large proportion of homeowners see endorsements from friends, family and workmates as the most trustworthy resource before buying any product, or accessing any service, therefore if you have a family member or friend who's recently had CCTV installed, you can ask for a recommendation or reference. Word of mouth is acknowledged as the most trustworthy form of endorsement, and roughly eighty per cent of householders in Petts Wood would choose this form of recommendation above any other. It's still sensible to obtain at least three or four quotations from different tradesmen locally, even when a specific CCTV installer has been recommended by someone you know.

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CCTV Installation can be undertaken in Petts Wood and also nearby in: Locksbottom, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Southborough, Chislehurst, Crofton, Farnborough, Widmore, St Paul's Cray, Keston, Bickley, Broom Hill, Kevingtown, Bromley Common, Derry Downs, as well as in these postcodes BR6 0BT, BR5 1BJ, BR6 0AD, BR6 0BB, BR6 0ED, BR5 1QN, BR5 1NA, BR5 1LD, BR5 1SY, BR6 0DD. Locally based Petts Wood CCTV fitters will most likely have the phone code 01689 and the postcode BR5. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of CCTV installation in your area. Verifying this can guarantee that you access local providers of CCTV. Petts Wood homeowners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other security related services.

CCTV and the Law

Your use of a CCTV system will be bound by the current UK data protection laws if you choose to fit CCTV in your home in Petts Wood and it records footage beyond the boundary of your property, such as a neighbour's garden, a public road or a footpath.

You aren't actually breaking the law by doing this, but the law regards you as a "data controller" in this situation, and you'll have to adhere to the legal responsibilities as laid down by the Data Protection Act.

It's still feasible for you to record such footage, however you must have respect for the legal rights of anybody whose activities you are filming, and do it in a manner that conforms to the data protection legislation.

If you've got surveillance cameras that are capturing pictures outside the perimeter of your property:

  • If asked, you should be able to explain the rationale behind recording these pictures.
  • You must let people know by means of signs, that you're using CCTV.
  • Captured footage should only be stored for as long as it is needed, and you must delete it regularly.
  • You should comply with subject access requests (SARs) when received.
  • You must not misuse the system or enable others to do this.
  • You should have a clear reason for recording these images.
  • You must ensure that you don't record more footage that is absolutely necessary.
  • You should keep safe and protect the security of any recorded pictures.
  • You should, within 30 days of being asked, delete recorded images of individual people.

CCTV Petts Wood - Dome Cameras

When you're looking into investing in a CCTV camera either for a commercial premises in Petts Wood or for security within the home, you'll have to decide on which kind of camera you would prefer. A dome camera is one of the styles that you may think about, and we will be looking at these in this paragraph. Dome cameras are one of the most favoured patterns of CCTV camera that are currently available, and they have a genuine advantage over other CCTV cameras in that they can either be mounted on the wall or the ceiling. Dome cameras are often able to keep on filming activity without much danger of vandalism or damage, as they are frequently mounted in inaccessible places and are less obtrusive.

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When you're a business owner or a manager, and you operate a grocery store, a cafe or a small shop in Petts Wood, then you will be rightly be focused on security measures for your premises. Dome cameras can help you with this. Additionally, you will want to make certain that the money that belongs to the shop stays in the shop, in other words you are concerned with light-fingered employees as well as customer theft.

As dome cameras generally boast tinted glass, it can be difficult for customers or employees to deduce in what direction the camera is aiming, which improves their effectiveness. The extra amount of uncertainty that this raises for any person planning on causing mischief or stealing, is enough to deter most criminals from executing their crime.

It is abundantly clear that a dome camera can be effective for both stopping crime and documenting it as evidence which can be used in a potential prosecution, and can be a valuable security measure for your home or business in Petts Wood.

Does CCTV Help Prevent Crime?

"Do CCTV cameras help to stop crime?" Is a question that's frequently asked with regards to both home and business security. The answer to that question seems to be - undoubtedly, yes. In recent years several studies have been carried out to discover whether this is the case or not, and some fascinating results have emerged from these investigations.

A leading insurance provider, who literally interviewed former burglars as part of their research, discovered that CCTV cameras and barking dogs are the two situations most likely to discourage a break-in. When contemplating a break-in or crime, the prime concern for the culprit seems to be not attract attention to themselves.

Additional evidence that crime can indeed be reduced by the presence of CCTV surveillance in both public and private settings was reported by the College of Policing. Based on forty one individual studies, something like 16% of criminal activity was prevented by CCTV cameras. For vehicle related crime, the results were even more notable, with reductions of roughly 23%. There's an even greater effect when active monitoring of the cameras in question is occurring.

Burglars are predominantly deterred by:

  • The perception of the risk of being arrested.
  • The fact that possible victims or crime are taking extra precautions.
  • The increased use of a protected area by the public.
  • The actual risk of being arrested.

Will CCTV Reduce the Cost of My Insurance?

We are frequently asked about this, and the answer we usually give is "No". Some insurance providers might offer a minimal discount if you've got CCTV installed, but normally only when backed up by a burglar alarm. Even with an intruder alarm, many insurers will still not give you a discount unless the alarm is professionally installed.

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Essentially, what level of contents insurance you need, the value of your house and where you live (your particular postcode), are the main details that dictate the amount of insurance you pay. In fact, the current crime rate in your area is the predominant consideration when it comes to insurance.

The fact is that most homes in Petts Wood still don't have CCTV, and if you consider this from the insurance company's viewpoint, they might speculate on why you are choosing to fit cameras. This could even be viewed as an increased risk by insurers, because maybe there has been increased criminal activity in your part of Petts Wood, and that is why you are investing in CCTV.

In the final analysis, the best reasons for installing CCTV ought to be that it discourages burglars, it raises your sense of security and it provides evidence in the event of a break-in.

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To help deter thieves or criminal activity, there are plenty of available options, and you could always stick up a few dummy/fake CCTV cameras if you can't really afford, or don't want to go to the extreme of fitting a full-blown security system. Dummy CCTV cameras are substantially cheaper than the genuine article, and you can reap the benefits of having fake CCTV cameras put in, whether you're a home or business owner in Petts Wood. These days, the dummy CCTV cameras that are available to buy are very realistic, and to the untrained eye, are difficult to distinguish from the real thing.

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We're often told that a determined criminal will seldom be deceived by a phony device and that only the opportunistic intruder will be put off by this sort of deterrent. A phony CCTV camera, should however, make your property much less appealing than an entirely unshielded one having no cameras whatsoever. And additionally, a substantial percentage of crime in Petts Wood is indeed opportunistic, so there certainly are benefits to be gained.

If you are able to make a criminal think twice about breaking into your home, there is a fairly decent chance that they will look elsewhere, and the majority of criminals in Petts Wood much prefer premises that they can easily break into.

Dummy CCTV cameras can be bought in all sizes and styles and range in price from around £6 to £30 or £40 or more for elaborate models. They're also available for use both internally and externally.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Petts Wood CCTV installer including CCTV dummy cameras, HD CCTV system installation, monitored CCTV Petts Wood, infra red CCTV camera installation in Petts Wood, wireless CCTV systems, CCTV camera installations, CCTV installation estimates, indoor CCTV Petts Wood, the installation of CCTV systems in Petts Wood, CCTV maintenance, external security lighting, smartphone CCTV installation in Petts Wood, remote access CCTV systems, CCTV installation, thermographic CCTV systems, CCTV hard drives, home security packages in Petts Wood, door entry systems, tamper-proof CCTV systems, cheap CCTV installations in Petts Wood, security grill installation, dome camera installation in Petts Wood, monitored CCTV systems in Petts Wood, outbuilding CCTV installations in Petts Wood, CCTV site surveys, pan, tilt & zoom CCTV cameras Petts Wood, access control system installation, indoor CCTV cameras, night vision IR cameras, wireless surveillance systems, HD CCTV Petts Wood, police response CCTV system installations, and more. These are just an example of the tasks that are carried out by those installing CCTV. Petts Wood providers will tell you about their full range of CCTV services.

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Current Greater London CCTV installation customer enquiries: Logan Dover in Surrey Quays, Greater London needed to get two CCTV cameras installed in his house. Kitty Harding from Church End needed a monitored CCTV system installed in her house. Luke Mcshane and Livia Mcshane recently enquired about getting CCTV installation in a semi-detached house in The Burroughs, Greater London. Zara and Theon Collier recently asked for a price quote for CCTV camera installation in a bungalow in Bermondsey. Sky Batten and Arun Batten recently enquired about getting the installation of CCTV cameras in a semi-detached house in Canonbury, Greater London. Felix and Eva-Rose Wickens recently enquired about the installation of CCTV cameras in a semi-detached house in Aldgate, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Donaldson recently enquired about having the installation of monitored CCTV cameras in a bungalow in Northwood, Greater London. Saffron and Heath Jarvis recently requested an estimate for the installation of CCTV in Belsize Park. All of these people conducted a search for "CCTV Greater London" and discovered this webpage on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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

It's sad though true that the home you purchased and cherish is seen as just another easy source of income to a common thief in Petts Wood. The shifting economy together with people's cravings to own what they cannot afford can lead some to steal from others. In many cases a house is selected because it appears easy to enter the property and escape quickly without being disturbed. The problem is, most households will look like a good opportunity to at least a few criminals. The mental scars this tends to leave for the prroperty owner can be hard to recover from as many times they lose items that have sentimental meaning as well as things of value. If you choose to avoid being a victim, there are actions you can take to keep your property secure.

It might sound obvious that you require locks on your doors and windows, but just how secure are the ones in your home? Initially, make sure all your home's outer entry doors are guarded with quality deadlocks, then find an expert to help secure all your windows as well as possible. The aim is to make sure you are doing every little thing to keep unwanted people out of your home but also to have something you can easily operate if you need to vacate the house in a hurry. Furthermore, once you've attended to to the security of your home, don't forget about securing any sheds or garages on your property. Items including garden equipment and bicycles are rich pickings for the thieves.

You will be able to further improve your home's security by adding a good alarm system, which can be a bit pricey but is well worth the investment. Provided a choice between a house with an obviously high quality system of alarms and one without, can there be any doubt which one a crook will choose? Lately it is possible to have what is known as a monitored alarm which means that there is a central control that is manned 24 hours a day and they will take action on any alarms that are set off. You are able to 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.

Other than installing an obvious, high quality alarm set up, it's also smart to give some thought to hiding or disguising exactly where inside your home you keep your most valuable items. It helps to clear away your valuables from obvious view, including going so far as to align things so you control what is visible through your windows. Furthermore, you may want to make it difficult 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 will also be a deterrent, as many thieves operate under the cover of night. What burglar wants a nice, dazzling light shining on him as he tries to break into your home?

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

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