CCTV Installation Reading Berkshire (RG1): With falling costs and improvements in technology, CCTV and security cameras have become commonplace in Reading on both residential and commercial buildings. An improperly 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 are looking at installing surveillance cameras on your home or business premisesin Reading, you use the experience and knowledge of an experienced CCTV installation service.
TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS
Analogue Equipment - Can have a multi-camera installation to record all areas of your property, both internally and externally. Analogue systems can be installed to take still frames or provide constant recording or video and transmit them to an on-site DVR (digital video recorder) for storage and viewing. The DVR will have the facility to transfer stored data across to an external device, such as a USB stick, or may have an inbuilt CD or DVD recorder to enable video and images to be given to the authorities for evidence purposes. The connection to the web is entirely optional, because these CCTV setups are intended to perform as a standalone system.
Internet Protocol (IP) Systems - Wireless CCTV cameras hook up to local equipment using their own network (intranet), or can connect to a router for the transfer of their video signals. The DVR in an IP CCTV system has got a secure gateway into which the cameras can link wirelessly, while at the same time having the capacity to connect via an internet router for viewing and monitoring purposes. Having the ability to send a live stream to your mobile is a major advantage of IP systems, and the video and images can also be saved onto your device for added security. It should be stressed that passwords and other security features have to be strong enough on IP equipment and cameras to prevent any unauthorised viewing of your CCTV system.
Cloud Based CCTV - Employs an encrypted secure gateway to record camera footage into the "cloud". Both IP and analogue systems are able to use cloud technology as well as their primary recording capabilities. The storing of data in the "cloud" usually involves an annual or monthly fee and will be based on how much data you wish to store, and whether or not you want your home in Reading by a professional CCTV security company.
LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS
Night vision through the use of infrared LED lighting typically comes as standard on many CCTV systems. Any infrared CCTV camera will record video in black and white during the hours of darkness and at a marginally lower resolution when compared to the device's daytime recordings. If you think the resolution produced by infrared isn't sufficiently good for your CCTV's requirements, you might be able to install extra lighting to create a natural light. These offer the most effective options for capturing colours in artificial lighting, and can be set to only switch on if movement is detected by your cameras.
Motion sensor lighting can be employed alongside CCTV however, as is the case with any such lighting they mustn't shine straight into the eyes of passing motorists or into neighbour's properties.
CCTV AND THE LAW
Domestic CCTV cameras that record footage over the edges of the perimeter of your property, onto the main street or into a nearby garden, are now covered by the Data Protection Act. This Act doesn't mean the use of CCTV system are illegal, however any footage stored must be safeguarded from possible misuse for anyone who features in the footage.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) can provide advice on your legal obligations with regards to the recording of public or neighbouring areas, which includes targeted instructions regarding disclosure signs to the public of your use of CCTV. To avoid any issues with your legal obligations it is best to employ a reliable and professional CCTV installation company in Reading to install your CCTV cameras and any related equipment.
If your property is within a national park, is in a conservation area, is in an area of special scientific interest or is listed, you'll have to double check with your local authority whether planning permission is needed. You will be able to avoid the need for planning permission if any lighting and camera system is mounted at least 2.5 metres above ground level and doesn't project by more than one metre from the wall of your house.
PICKING THE RIGHT CCTV SYSTEM
Whatever your budget you should be able to find a CCTV system that fits your requirements. From a simple internal camera to record exit and entry, to a multi-point IP camera system, with HD recording and motion detecting alarm linked devices. A responsible security camera installer in Reading will consider all your requirements and constraints to provide you with the best CCTV products at the right price.
An honest Reading CCTV installer will also stick to your stated budget and make sure you receive the most effective CCTV system for your price range. You should be able to expect the highest levels of service for any CCTV installation, regardless of your budget. You should always get quotes from at least three different installation companies and make sure you understand fully the equipment and service that they are offering.
You might wish to keep your security cameras hidden from onlookers, or conversely you may need them to act as a physical deterrent by being visible. Bear in mind that interviews held with ex-burglars by police and insurance companies indicate that skillfully installed CCTV equipment is the number one factor in making a would be burglar think about a less well protected home.
It could be the case that you have acquired an off the shelf CCTV security system and need expert assistance with the installation. Any local Reading CCTV installation specialist will be happy to help you out even if you haven't bought the equipment through them. They will be trained and familiar with all brands of CCTV cameras and will offer you a specialist service to fit and configure your new system.
TRAINING, STANDARDS, ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
When picking out a CCTV system for your Reading property only consider the BS EN 62676 (British Standard) mark. Such standards give installation teams guidance on the recommendations for CCTV systems and how well they should operate. Equipment can be installed that hasn't got the British Standards mark, but the quality and reliability will not have been thoroughly tested and you might not have any recourse after installation if it does not meet up with your expectations.
The security industry is well regulated and any competent CCTV company ought to have membership to a trade body, or have an affiliation with at least one accepted security association. The main trade bodies to look for are:
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - As an independent trade association, the NSI promotes the security sector by recommending top quality security firms and CCTV installers throughout Great Britain. In the recognition process a security provider must show their technical ability in the installation, maintenance and planning of CCTV systems and other security devices. They must also show installation equipment, training records, vehicle suitability, insurance policies, employee vetting, and even company premises' suitability, are all covered by their exacting codes of practice. Police forces, insurance companies, and fire & rescue services in the United Kingdom and the EU all acknowledge NSI members as upholding the highest possible standards within the fire safety and security industry.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - This is one of the main trade body for the professional security industry in Great Britain. Every registered member of the BSIA must be vetted and conform to ISO 9000 regulations, British Standards for security installations, and abide by all Codes of Practice for the industry.
Secure By Design (SBD) - Launched with the aim of reducing crime throughout the country, the SBD is a government backed police security initiative. They work with installers, designers and builders to develop the physical security of domestic and industrial buildings all across the United Kingdom.
The Security Institute (SI) - The largest of all the trade organisations for security specialists, the SI is respected and recognised within the security industry. With more than three thousand members, the Security Institute guarantees its certified members will provide the highest security standards by using best working practices and following the security Code of Conduct at every stage of maintenance, installation and planning.
CCTV Installation can be undertaken in Reading and also in: Shinfield, Play Hatch, West Reading, Calcot, Mapledurham, Whitley, Emmer Green, Pingewood, Chazey Heath, Caversham, Lower Earley, Sulham, Southcote, Tilehurst, Dunsden Green, Earley, Englefield, Caversham Heights, Woodley, Pangbourne, Sonning, Norcot, Tidmarsh, Theale, Purley on Thames, as well as in these postcodes RG1 1NR, RG1 1QB, RG1 1BX, RG1 2QF, RG1 2EF, RG1 1JL, RG1 2NJ, RG1 2NY, RG1 1DT, RG1 2AD. Locally based Reading CCTV installers will probably have the phone code 0118 and the postcode RG1. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about CCTV installations in your area.
Browsing the Internet
Nowadays the vast majority of folks in Reading who are looking for tradesmen of any kind tend to "Google it", in other words search for them online. As you're looking at this web page at this instant, you very likely located it by typing a search phrase into Bing, Ask, Google or Yahoo. Initially it may seem that the results on page 1 are precisely what you were looking for, however that is not invariably the case.
When you're trying to track down CCTV installers for example, you'll browse to a search engine like Google or Yahoo and type "CCTV installation Reading", "CCTV installation near me", "CCTV installation in Reading" or "Reading CCTV installation". All the same, you will swiftly discover that a lot of the page one listings on the various search engines are either going to be listings from large trade portals such as My Builder, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, My Hammer, Local Heroes, Quotatis or Rated People, internet directories like Free Index, Yell, Yelp or Gumtree, or "paid for" advertising that the search engine has for profit positioned there.
You'll more likely find the websites of genuine CCTV installers hiding on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search engine listings, held back by the richer players who can well afford search engine optimization. Needless to say, many CCTV installers in Reading don't bother with their own dedicated internet sites, so if that's the case you can happily use one or more of the trade portals like Rated People or Trustatrader where you'll be able to read reviews, get free quotes and consider client appraisals
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