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CCTV Installation Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): The improvements in technology of security and CCTV cameras, and their ever reducing prices, means they are a common sight on commercial and domestic premises in Potters Bar. A poorly sited CCTV system might not however provide you with the the high level of security that your are searching for in your home. If you're looking at ways to improve your security by installing a CCTV system it's recommended you use a reputable CCTV installation firm in Potters Bar.


Analogue CCTV - The traditional CCTV setup which can have a multi-camera installation feeding into a fixed recording device. Analogue style systems can be installed to provide constant recording of video or take still frames and send them to an on-site DVR (digital video recorder) for viewing and storage. Video can be transferred to a USB or CD/DVD for inspection by the police when required. The connection to the internet is entirely optional, because these CCTV setups are designed to function as a standalone system where necessary.

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Internet Protocol Systems - These cameras can be connected with a local intranet, a wide area network or via the internet for providing monitoring and recording. Each camera has its own IP address which is used to connect them to a computer system or DVR. Being able to send notifications to your smart phone is a major advantage of IP cameras, and the images and video can be saved on your device for added security. Security needs to be perfectly set-up to avoid unwanted people from watching your recorded footage.

Cloud Based CCTV Systems - CCTV cameras make use of an internet connection via an encrypted server to store and save all images and video in what is known as the "cloud". Any CCTV system, analogue or IP, that's got a web connection has the capability to store its recordings to cloud based storage. Cloud recording typically comes with an annual or monthly fee which depends on the amount of space required on servers and whether you need remote monitoring by a security company.

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Most CCTV cameras on sale these days come equipped with some kind of infrared lighting built in to enable video recording in even the gloomiest settings. Any infrared CCTV camera will record black and white images in the night time and at a marginally lower resolution than the device's daytime footage. If there is a big resolution difference, it might also be possible to fit security lighting with specialist lamps that will generate something close to natural light. When linked with a CCTV camera system this lighting provides a brighter light source and can also be adjusted to light only when the camera perceives a certain amount of movement in its field of view.

Motion sensor lighting can be used with CCTV nonetheless, as is the case with any such lighting they should never shine straight into the eyes of passing motorists or into neighbour's gardens and properties.


Domestic CCTV cameras that capture images across the perimeter of your property, into a neighbour's garden or onto the main street, are no longer exempt from the Data Protection Act. This Act does not mean the use of cameras are illegal, but any records stored on the system must be safeguarded from possible misuse for anybody who is captured in the recordings.

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If your cameras are capable of recording even a small view of a public area, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) has distinct guidance on data protection and informational signage. To prevent any issues with your legal obligations it is advisable to bring in a dependable and experienced CCTV service in Potters Bar to install your cameras and any associated products.

You shouldn't need planning permission for your external cameras unless you live in a conservation area, you are in a place of special scientific interest, you live within a national park or you are placing them onto a listed building. Planning permission for the vast majority of other properties in Potters Bar will not be required if they're positioned more than 2.5 metres above the ground and they don't jut out more than a metre from your outside wall.

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Budgets shouldn't have to be a deciding factor when it comes to picking an appropriate CCTV camera system for your property in Potters Bar and there are models available to suit everyone's price range. Your situation might dictate that all you require is a solitary camera to monitor your front door, whilst a larger property may need multiple cameras with motion detector technology that's connected to a security company's monitoring service. A specialist CCTV installer in Potters Bar will evaluate your individual requirements and install a system that matches your circumstances and needs.

A decent Potters Bar installer will also do all that they can to make certain costs are kept within your budget constraints, without the need for shortcuts. Irrespective of how much money you spend on a CCTV system, a genuine installation company will offer you the very best service, from sales to installation and aftercare. It's generally a good idea to get a minimum of three different price quotes for the equipment you wish to put in.

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You might wish to keep your surveillance cameras hidden from the public eye, or then again you may require them to act as an obvious deterrent by being noticeable. It has been shown through police reports and insurance interviews with ex-burglars, that carefully-located, skillfully installed, and visible CCTV security cameras are the most effective deterrent to potential criminals.

If you've bought a CCTV system from an electronics shop or an online supplier, you can still get professional assistance in its installation. Any local Potters Bar CCTV installation specialist will be happy to help even if you've not bought the equipment through them. With their experience of the various different CCTV systems available, they are likely to be familiar with any model you have bought, and will be able to efficiently and quickly set up and fit your new equipment.


Camera equipment installed in your Potters Bar property needs to comply with British Standards for CCTV, BS EN 62676. The standards set down in BS EN 62676 stipulates the performance criteria for the apparatus, and guidelines on the best way to position and install the CCTV camera system for the best effect. It's not legally necessary to install a BS EN 62676 compliant CCTV system, but non-British Standard devices may not have been thoroughly tested and if the system does not meet your high expectations, you may discover you have little if any available recourse.

To guarantee you're using a respectable CCTV installation company you should watch out for affiliation or membership of a recognised trade organisation within the field. The primary trade bodies to look for are:

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The National Security Inspectorate - This independent trade association only accepts top quality companies in the security industry. The vetting process is stringent and includes a company demonstrating their proficiency in the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of security and fire safety equipment. A security company also has to supply records and data relating to; company and personal liability insurances, personnel training and vetting, equipment calibration and maintenance, and must also demonstrate that the business premises are suitable for the NSI's demanding specifications. Members of the NSI are acknowledged across the UK and EU by the 3 main emergency services, and by insurance companies, as upholding the highest standards in the fire and security industry.

Secure By Design - Launched with the aim of crime reduction throughout the country, the SBD is a government initiative led by police forces. Its goals are to improve the security of all properties by working alongside security installers, building firms and designers.

The Security Institute (SI) - The Security Institute has the largest membership of professional security technicians and companies in the UK. With over 3000 registered members, the SI guarantees its members will provide the highest standard of security by using best practices and following the security Code of Conduct at every stage of maintenance, installation and planning.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is a trade association for the security industry in the British Isles. All its registered members must adhere to the security industry's British Standards Code of Practice for security and CCTV installation and comply with ISO 9000 regulations.

An endorsement by friends or acquaintances is an excellent place to start when you are looking for a CCTV installer, but do not let this be the only factor that affects your choice. It is acknowledged by about 80% of homeowners in Potters Bar, that a word of mouth endorsement is better than any other form of recommendation. It's still advisable to get at least three different estimates from different companies in the area, even if a particular CCTV technician has been highly recommended by somebody you know.

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CCTV Installation can be done in Potters Bar and also nearby in: Cuffley, Monken Hadley, High Barnet, Hadley Wood, Gordon Hill, Water End, Ganwick Corner, Kitts End, New Barnet, Bentley Heath, South Mimms, Northaw, Brookmans Park, Cockfosters, and in these postcodes EN6 1QD, EN6 1NH, EN6 1PE, EN6 1DA, EN6 1EE, EN6 1EH, EN6 1JQ, EN6 1PW, EN6 1QR, EN5 4RX. Local Potters Bar CCTV installers will likely have the postcode EN6 and the telephone dialling code 01707. Click the "quote" banner to get info on CCTV installations in your area.

Does CCTV Reduce Crime?

"Do CCTV cameras help to stop crime?" Is a question that is frequently asked when considering home and business security. Undoubtedly yes, appears to be the answer. Various research has been done in the United Kingdom to discover whether or not this is the case, and the outcome has been quite intriguing.

According to research done by a major insurance provider who talked to former burglars, the 2 situations most likely to forestall a break-in are CCTV cameras and barking dogs. It appears that the main concern when considering a crime is to refrain from any action which is likely to attract attention to the perpetrator.

Additional studies cited by the College of Policing point out that crime can indeed be reduced by the existence of CCTV cameras in both private and public settings. Based upon forty one independent studies, something like 16% of criminal activity was prevented by CCTV cameras. For vehicle related crime, the results were even more remarkable, with a reduction in the region of 23%. This impact seems to be even more apparent when the cameras are actually monitored.

It's thought that offenders are primarily deterred by:

  • The encouraged public use of an area.
  • The perception that their likelihood of being caught and arrested is increased.
  • The fact that additional precautions are being taken by possible victims or crime.
  • The real risk of being recognised.

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Employers or companies might decide to install CCTV in the workplace for a variety of reasons:

  • To reduce damage caused to company property.
  • To prevent or reduce violence, theft or other offences.
  • To improve productivity and track employee performance.
  • To reduce misconduct.
  • To check adherence to health and safety legislation.

Care should be taken if consequences are to be avoided, as in employer/employee relations, mutual trust is important. Employers must keep their team notified about what information is likely to be recorded and stored, how any recording will be undertaken, what recorded footage will be used for, how long recorded footage will be kept and what is the intended usage of recorded pictures.

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If you do not want to go to the extent of having CCTV installed or cannot afford the outlay of a comprehensive security system, you could maybe think about sticking up a few fake CCTV cameras to help deter burglars or criminal activity. Whether you're a householder or a business owner in Potters Bar you could benefit from having fake CCTV cameras fitted, and needless to say these are substantially cheaper than the real thing. Nowadays, the fake cameras that are available to purchase are quite realistic, and to the untrained eye, are hard to distinguish from the genuine article.

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I have quite often seen claims that a seasoned criminal will not be deceived by a phony camera and that dummy CCTV is only likely to discourage the opportunist intruder. Having said that, a home with no sign of a camera will be far more appealing to a potential intruder, than one which has some obvious degree of security be it fake or real. And furthermore, a considerable proportion of criminal activity in Potters Bar is undoubtedly opportunist, so there are certainly benefits to be gained.

In Potters Bar (or anyplace else for that matter), most burglars are generally looking for an easy target, and there's a pretty good chance that they will look elsewhere for easier pickings if you can put doubts in their mind about trying to enter your home or premises.

Dummy CCTV cameras can be purchased in all styles and sizes and range in price from about £6 to £30 or £40 or more for sophisticated models. They're also available for both inside and outside use.

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Can CCTV Lower My Insurance Costs?

This is the million dollar question that we are regularly asked, and unfortunately our reply is usually "No". When used alongside a burglar alarm, a CCTV installation could possibly get you a modest discount from some insurance companies. Even in the case of an intruder alarm, many home insurance providers will not offer you a reduction unless it is professionally installed and monitored.

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The amount you pay for your home insurance is largely dictated by the value of your property, the level of contents insurance you need and the postcode where you live. Actually, the predominant factor is the crime rate in your area.

You could look at it from their standpoint, and the fact remains that most homes in Potters Bar still do not have CCTV cameras, and the insurer could question why you are putting one in. It could be that there's been a crime surge in your area and you are taking extra precautions - this may be seen as an increased risk by your insurance company.

When push comes to shove, the most important reasons for CCTV installation ought to be that it warns off intruders, it boosts your sense of security and it supplies evidence in the event of a break-in or offence.

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