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CCTV Installation Thundersley Essex (SS7): A camera-based surveillance system which is now more often seen in Thundersley, closed-circuit television (most commonly known as CCTV) is used to monitor commercial premises, residential properties, buildings, land and public places like council facilities, parks and leisure centres. Transmitting recordings by way of signals or an internet connection, to screens on which moving video or static images can be viewed, a CCTV system is simply a network of wireless or wired cameras that cover areas of concern. Given that there are numerous sorts of CCTV systems available to purchase in Thundersley, all of which offer different features and need to be employed in varying ways, wherever possible professional CCTV installation is recommended.

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TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS

Analogue Equipment - These are the traditional camera setups that can record and monitor using multiple cameras. They are able to record still images or continuous video, save them to a local DVR (digital video recorder), and the DVR can also be connected to the internet for remote monitoring via smartphone or laptop. If police inspection is necessary, recorded video can easily be transferred over to a USB stick or DVD/CD. These are designed to work as a standalone CCTV system with an entirely optional connection to the internet.

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IP Cameras - These cameras can be connected to a wide area network, a local intranet or through the internet to provide recording and monitoring. An IP address is assigned to each camera within the system, and for monitoring and recording purposes these will be hooked up to a PC or DVR. IP systems have one huge benefit in that they are able to stream live images and video to your smartphone, and store this information in an off-site location, preventing the possibility of intruder deletion. To prevent unwelcome people from viewing the footage, encryption has to be set up flawlessly.

Cloud Systems - Through the use of an encrypted secure gateway, these camera systems send video clips and images to a "cloud-based" storage location. Although this might seem like a big advantage, both IP and analogue security systems can also be connected to "cloud" technology. These systems are typically used in combination with monitoring companies who charge an annual or monthly fee to keep a close eye on your property in Thundersley.

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LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS

Most cameras on sale now come equipped with some form of infrared lighting built in to allow for recording in even the gloomiest areas. The images captured by an infrared camera might be of a fractionally diminished resolution than those taken in daylight and they will also always be in black and white due to the nature of low light recording devices. It is possible, if you discover your night vision resolution is not good enough for your needs, to install specialist security lamps that create a better light source for your CCTV system. These offer you the best options for recording colours in artificial light conditions, and can also be set to only switch on if movement is detected by your camera.

If you're using motion sensor security lights with a camera system, you have to ensure the light does not shine brightly on neighbour's homes and gardens, or shine straight into the eyes of passing motorists.

CCTV AND THE LAW

Systems that record or monitor your own property aren't covered by the Data Protection Act except when they record footage from any public areas, or neighbouring property; regardless how small the captured area may be. This does not make them illegal, it simply means that any footage that you record is subject to the appropriate regulations.

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If your CCTV system is capable of recording even a small view of a public area, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) has distinct guidance on informational signage and data protection. To circumvent any problems from the legal guidelines it is recommended that you use a reliable and certified CCTV installation company in Thundersley to install your cameras and any associated products.

You should not require planning permission for your CCTV cameras unless you're in a place of scientific interest, you're putting them onto a listed building, you live in a national park or you live in a conservation area. Planning permission for the vast majority of other houses in Thundersley is not required if they are positioned more than 2.5m 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

Spending budgets shouldn't need to be a deciding factor in picking an appropriate CCTV system for your home in Thundersley and there are options available to suit all tastes. From a straightforward interior camera to capture exit and entry, to a multi-point IP camera system, with motion detection alarm linked devices and high definition recording. A reputable security camera installer in Thundersley will consider all your needs and constraints to offer you the most effective CCTV security system at an acceptable price.

They will also ensure your spending budget isn't overshot or attempt to palm you off with equipment that isn't necessary. No matter how much cash you decide to spend on your CCTV system, a good installation company will give you the very best service, from purchase to installation and maintenance. It's always a good idea to get at least three different itemised quotations for the CCTV equipment you want to put in.

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Certain zones might require discrete cameras, whilst others may need a more visible presence in order to act as a deterrent to intruders. A skillfully fitted CCTV system has been proven by police interviews with ex-burglars to provide the biggest deterrent to potential burglars.

Perhaps you've purchased a CCTV system from an online retailer or an electronics store, and need professional assistance with its fitting and setup. Any local Thundersley alarm and security service will still fit your CCTV system, even if you did not purchase it directly from them. Whatever size and brand of CCTV equipment you may have purchased, they will have the expertise and knowledge to effectively and quickly get it installed.

TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Security camera equipment that's installed on your Thundersley home needs to comply with British Standards for CCTV systems, BS EN 62676. This British Standard kitemark lays out how well a CCTV system is supposed to operate and offers guidelines on its installment to security specialists. CCTV equipment can be fitted that doesn't have the British Standards kitemark, however the quality and reliability won't have been tested and you might not have recourse after its been installed if it fails to meet your expectations.

Contractors, CCTV installers and trades-people should really be affiliated with at least one trusted trade body within the security and camera sector. The following are the main UK security trade organisations:

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The Security Institute (SI) - The biggest of all the trade organisations for security technicians, the Security Institute is respected and recognised within the security sector. With more than 3000 signed up members, the SI guarantees that its members will deliver the highest possible security standards by using best practices and following the security Code of Conduct at every stage of planning, maintenance and installation.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - This independent UK trade body only acknowledges the best companies in the security and fire safety sector. The vetting procedure is exacting and includes a company demonstrating their competence in the design, maintenance and installation of a wide array of security equipment. A security must also substantiate they have vetted and trained employees effectively, own suitable equipment and vehicles for their area of expertise, and that their business premises are suitable to promote the security industry in its best light. Fire & rescue services, police forces, and insurance providers in the United Kingdom and the EU all recognise NSI members as upholding the highest working standards within the fire safety and security industry.

Secure By Design (SBD) - Founded with the aim of crime reduction throughout the country, the SBD is a government initiative led by police forces. So as to improve the security of commercial and residential buildings all over the country, the SBD work alongside designers, builders and security companies.

The British Security Industry Association - In the security and CCTV industry, the BSIA is one of the highest regarded trade associations. Signed up BSIA members are accredited security contractors and companies which are compliant with all of the ISO 9000 regulations and British Standards, and follow the security industry's Code of Practice.

It is quite possible that somebody you know in Thundersley will have had CCTV installed recently, so you could ask friends and family for recommendations of CCTV companies they have found to be good. Somewhere around 80 percent of homeowners in Thundersley would prefer a word of mouth recommendation above any other type of review or endorsement, so make the most of this whenever you can. Even if a particular CCTV company has been recommended by someone, you should still obtain a minimum of 3 quotations from different tradesmen in the area, to provide you with an idea of prices.

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Quotes for Installation of CCTV Thundersley (SS7)

CCTV Installation can be undertaken in Thundersley and also in: Westcliff-on-Sea, Hockley, Leigh-on-Sea, Stanford-le-Hope, Canvey Island, Hadleigh, Basildon, Corringham, South Benfleet, North Benfleet, Eastwood, Daws Heath, Pitsea, Bowers Gifford, Rochford, Rayleigh, together with these postcodes SS7 3LN, SS7 3NJ, SS7 3AX, SS7 3NF, SS7 3AS, SS7 3AW, SS7 3PB, SS7 3FG, SS7 3EE, SS7 3JZ. Local Thundersley CCTV installers will probably have the postcode SS7 and the telephone dialling code 01268. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on CCTV installations in your area. Checking this out can confirm you access local providers of CCTV. Thundersley householders can utilise these and many other CCTV related services.

Popular Brands of CCTV Camera

  • Axis
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  • Hanwha Techwin
  • Sannce
  • Dahua
  • Idis
  • Yale
  • Hikvision
  • Logitech
  • Swann

Workplace CCTV Thundersley

CCTV may be installed in a workplace for a range of different reasons:

  • To ensure health and safety rules are being adhered to.
  • To prevent damage caused to company property.
  • To discourage misconduct.
  • To prevent or reduce theft, violence or other crimes.
  • To keep tabs on employee performance.

Given that mutual trust is crucial in employee/employer relationships, this should be done with a degree of care. Employers must keep their staff notified about how recording will be carried out, what information is likely to be captured and stored, what any recorded images are likely to be used for, what captured footage is going to be used for and how long recorded footage will be stored.

Will CCTV Reduce the Cost of my Home Insurance?

This is a question that we're asked every day, and our reply is most often "No". A tiny discount may be conceded by some insurers, where CCTV is installed, but normally only when it's being used in conjunction with an intruder alarm or more sophisticated security system. Unless a security alarm is professionally installed and monitored, a lot of insurers will still not give you a price reduction.

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The amount you actually pay for your home insurance is mainly influenced by the postcode where you live, how much contents insurance you need and the value of your property. In fact, the rate of crime in your area is the overriding factor when it comes to home insurance.

The fact remains that most properties in Thundersley still don't have CCTV, and if you look at this from the insurance company's standpoint, they may well wonder why you have chosen to fit cameras. This might even be regarded as a heightened risk by your insurance company, because perhaps there has been a crime surge in your area, and that is why you're considering CCTV.

At the end of the day, the most important reasons for CCTV installation ought to be that it improves your feeling of security, it warns off criminals and it provides evidence in the event of an offence.

CCTV Thundersley - Dome Cameras

Whether it's for home security or for commercial purposes in Thundersley, one of the decisions that you will have to make when considering CCTV cameras is what sort to invest in. One possibility that you might give some thought to is a dome camera. Dome cameras are one of the most favoured designs of CCTV camera that are currently available, and they have a real edge over other forms of camera in that they can either be installed on the ceiling or on the wall. They can thus be positioned in out-of-reach locations which means that they are less obtrusive and can continue filming activity without fear of damage or vandalism.

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Dome cameras can be particularly beneficial for business owners, and the security of your premises will undoubtedly be a major consideration for you if you are the manager or owner of a grocery store, a cafe or a retail outlet in Thundersley. And it's not simply the clientele who you want to keep under surveillance but also your personnel, because employee theft is not uncommon in Thundersley.

Due to the tinted dome that these cameras have, observers aren't going to be able to easily identify the direction of the camera inside, which is yet another major plus point for these devices. If there's something that potential criminals hate, it is uncertainty, and dome cameras add a level of uncertainty for any person planning on causing mischief or stealing.

It's abundantly clear that a dome camera can be effective both for protecting against criminal activity and documenting them as evidence that could be used in a prosecution, and can be a valuable security measure for your home or business in Thundersley. (Tags: Dome Cameras Thundersley, Dome Camera Systems Thundersley, Dome CCTV Cameras Thundersley, Dome Security Cameras Thundersley).

CCTV and Data Protection

If you choose to install CCTV in your home in Thundersley and it is set to capture images outside the boundary of your property, such as a footpath, a public street or a neighbour's garden, your CCTV system will be bound by the data protection laws for the UK.

This doesn't mean that you are actually committing a crime by doing this, but in the eyes of the law you are a "data controller", and as a result you will have to conform to the Data Protection Act (2018) and meet its legal obligations.

You're still allowed to record such footage, so long as you realise that you must show that you're data protection compliant, and are showing respect for the legal rights of those who you are recording without exception.

If your cameras are collecting footage outside your property perimeter:

  • You should not misuse the system nor allow others to do this.
  • You must let people know by way of signs, that you're using CCTV.
  • You should not film more footage than is required to achieve your purpose.
  • You should always acknowledge subject access requests (SARs) within a month.
  • You must, within a month of being asked, delete recorded pictures of individual people.
  • You should securely hold any recorded footage, and make sure that nobody else can watch it.
  • You must have an obvious reason for recording these images.
  • If asked, you should be in a position to explain the rationale behind filming this footage.
  • You must only keep captured footage for as long as it is needed, and when it is no longer required, erase it on a regular basis.

CCTV Signage Thundersley

When they are thinking of installing CCTV in Thundersley, a lot of property owners are uncertain about whether or not they have to put up signage. And there's little doubt that it can be puzzling for some. So, keeping tabs with the latest regulations that apply to CCTV systems is always a wise idea.

You only actually need to install CCTV signs in a domestic home in Thundersley if your cameras are capturing footage outside your property's boundary. If you are only covering your own garden or your front entrance for example you do not "have to" erect signs. You'll need to put up signage if you're recording part of a public park, a neighbours' garden, an alley, a footpath or a nearby street in Thundersley.

If you're looking to install a CCTV system in a business premises in Thundersley, you will most definitely need to erect signs to let both customers and staff know that they're potentially being observed. Noticeable and clear signs are particularly important when CCTV cameras have been located where people would not usually expect to be monitored or in discreet and out of the way places. Signage should provide information regarding who is operating the CCTV system, and should be clearly readable and highly visible.

Seeing as the signs themselves can be an added deterrent to anybody intent on crime or out to cause mischief, it's still recommended that you install signs, even if it's not a requirement to do so.

Essex CCTV Enquiries

Essex CCTV Installation Enquiries

Recent Essex CCTV installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Henry recently asked for a price quote for the installation of CCTV cameras in Great Waltham. Humaira Tailor and Laurence Tailor recently asked for a price quote for the installation of monitored CCTV in a detached house in Benfleet. Isabella and Yannis Strachan recently enquired about having the installation of a CCTV security system in a cottage in Great Bentley, Essex. Boris Charles and Jade Charles recently requested an estimate for CCTV installation in a house in Lawford. Leyton Lamb in Fryerning, Essex needed to get two CCTV cameras installed in his house. Mr and Mrs Cummings recently asked for an estimate for the installation of a monitored CCTV security system in a semi-detached house in Halstead. Bella-Rose Crocker in West Mersea needed a monitored burglar alarm and CCTV system installed in her house. Margot Samuel enquired about having some security cameras installed in some premises just outside Hockley. All of these homeowners did a search for "CCTV Essex" and came across this page on Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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Also find: South Benfleet CCTV installation, Basildon CCTV installation, Bowers Gifford CCTV installation, Westcliff-on-Sea CCTV installation, Rayleigh CCTV installation, Daws Heath CCTV installation, Pitsea CCTV installation, Leigh-on-Sea CCTV installation, Rochford CCTV installation, Canvey Island CCTV installation, Stanford-le-Hope CCTV installation, North Benfleet CCTV installation, Eastwood CCTV installation, Hadleigh CCTV installation, Corringham CCTV installation, Hockley CCTV installation services and more. The majority of these places are served by companies who install CCTV. Thundersley home and property owners can get quotations by going here.

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CCTV Installation Around Thundersley: CCTV installation was recently requested by folks living in Woodcote Way, Dovesgate, Sidwell Chase, St. Clements Close, Sidwell Avenue, Martingale, Grosvenor Road, Albion Road, Elm View Road, Peartrees, Croft Close, Kingsley Lane, Arcadian Gardens, Nicholson Road, Bouldrewood Road, Overton Drive, Wren Close, New Road, Central Avenue, Sayers, Beresford Gardens, Lynn View Close, Blyth Way, Woodcroft Close, Cranbrook Avenue, Abbotswood, London Road, Fernlea Road, Burlington Gardens and these Thundersley postcodes: SS7 3LN, SS7 3NJ, SS7 3AX, SS7 3NF, SS7 3AS, SS7 3AW, SS7 3PB, SS7 3FG, SS7 3EE, SS7 3JZ. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in CCTV. Thundersley householders received dependable and professional security services in all cases.

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