CCTV Installation Watford Hertfordshire (WD17): Security cameras and CCTV systems in Watford have become a common occurrence over the last ten years thanks mostly to ever falling costs and improvements in technology. An inaptly sited CCTV system may not however provide you with the the high level of security that your are looking for in your property. If you are looking for improvements in security by fitting a CCTV system it's recommended you use an established and professional CCTV installation contractor in Watford.
TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS
Analogue Equipment - Can have multiple cameras to record all aspects of your property, both inside and out. They are able to record video and images to locally sited DVRs (digital video recorders) and can provide a link to the internet for viewing remotely via your tablet or smartphone. Video clips can be copied to a CD/DVD or USB stick for inspection by the police when needed. These are designed to work as a standalone CCTV system without the need for an online connection.
Internet Protocol (IP) Systems - Cameras can be connected to a wide area network, a local intranet or via the internet for providing recording and monitoring. The DVR within an IP CCTV system has got a secure gateway which the cameras can link into wirelessly, whilst at the same time having the capability to connect via an internet router for viewing and monitoring purposes. The advantage with IP systems is the ability to record images and video to another location, such as your mobile, so any relevant video data cannot be deleted by the intruder on site. However, the encryption and security features have to be configured properly to stop any unwelcome viewing of your recorded material.
Cloud Based Systems - CCTV cameras use an online connection via an encrypted server to save and store all images and video in what is known as the "cloud". Provided that your CCTV apparatus is able to connect to the internet, either through the DVR in an analogue system or directly through a router as in IP cameras, they'll be capable of using cloud storage. Cloud recording typically has a monthly fee which will be determined by how much space is required on servers and whether you need remote monitoring.
LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS
Modern CCTV cameras will often come equipped with built in infrared illumination for low light conditions. The images from an infrared camera could be of a fractionally diminished resolution when compared with those recorded in full daylight and they will also always be in black and white thanks to the nature of low light recording devices. If there's a sizable difference in resolution, it is also possible to install security lighting with special lamps that will generate a natural light. When attached into a CCTV camera system these lights generate a natural looking source of light and can also be configured to light only when the camera senses some movement in its vicinity.
If you're using motion sensor security lights with a camera system, you have to make certain the light doesn't shine brightly on neighbour's gardens and homes, or shine straight onto a road.
CCTV AND THE LAW
CCTV cameras which monitor or record your property aren't covered by the Data Protection Act unless they capture any public areas, or neighbouring property; irrespective of how minimal the area covered may be. This doesn't mean that they're illegal to use, it just means that any recordings you make are regulated.
If your CCTV is capable of recording even a small public area, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) has precise guidance on informational signage and data protection. To sidestep any problems from the legal guidelines it is wise to bring in a reliable and certified CCTV company in Watford to install your cameras and any associated equipment.
If your property is in a conservation area, is in a national park, is in an area of scientific interest or is a listed building, you'll have to double check with the local council if planning permission is needed. You should be able to avoid planning permission if you camera and lighting system is fitted at least 2.5 metres above ground level and does not protrude more than 1 metre from your walls.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CCTV SYSTEM
Budgets should not need to be a deciding factor when it comes to picking a suitable CCTV security system for your property in Watford and there are options out there to suit all tastes. The most economical security system may still be able to offer remote monitoring and recording from a single camera, whilst a multi camera, motion detecting system connected to your burglar alarm and remotely monitored by a specialist company, will clearly be at the higher end of the budget range. An honest and certified CCTV installer in Watford will only install a system that matches your situation.
They'll also ensure that your spending budget isn't overshot or attempt to palm you off with equipment that's not needed. You should be able to expect the highest possible levels of service for any Watford CCTV installation, irrespective of how much you are prepared to spend. It's generally good advice to get a minimum of 3 different itemised quotes for the equipment you want to put in.
You might want to keep your security cameras discrete from the public eye, or conversely you may require them to act as an obvious deterrent by being visible. It's been demonstrated through insurance interviews with ex-burglars and police reports, that well-positioned, skillfully installed, and highly visible CCTV systems are the best deterrent to opportunistic burglars.
Maybe you've bought a CCTV security system from an electronics store or online retailer, and need professional assistance in its fitting and setup. Your local Watford professional alarm and security installation company will still install your CCTV equipment, even if you have not purchased it through them. They'll be familiar and trained with all brands of CCTV equipment and will offer a specialist service to fit and setup your new system.
TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
When picking a CCTV security system for your Watford property always look for the BS EN 62676 (British Standard) symbol. The standards laid out in BS EN 62676 states the operational parameters for the equipment, and instructions on the best way to position and install the CCTV system for best effect. Equipment can be fitted that does not have the British Standards mark, however the quality and reliability won't have been thoroughly analyzed and you may not have recourse after its been installed if it doesn't meet your expectations.
The security sector is highly regulated and a reliable CCTV installer should have membership of a trade body, or have an affiliation with one or more established security associations. In the UK the principal security trade bodies include:
The Security Institute (SI) - The largest of all the trade bodies for security specialists, the Security Institute is recognised and respected within the security industry. The SI has over 3,000 affiliates from all aspects of the security sector and promotes professional competence, best working practices and setting the highest standards in security for all its members.
Secure By Design (SBD) - This government initiative is driven by police forces throughout the UK to reduce crime. Its aims are to strengthen the physical security of all buildings by working together with construction firms, architects and security installers.
The British Security Industry Association - In the security and CCTV industry, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is one of the highest regarded trade bodies. All members of the BSIA are appraised and conform to British Standards, ISO 9000 regulations for security installations, and follow all Codes of Practice for the industry.
The National Security Inspectorate - As an independent trade body, the NSI promotes the security industry by sanctioning top quality security firms and CCTV installers throughout the country. The membership application process for the National Security Inspectorate is exacting and includes demonstrations of a firm's capability to maintain, design and install a whole host of CCTV, fire and security systems. A company also has to provide records and data that relate to; personal and company liability insurances, employee training and vetting, equipment calibration and maintenance, and must also demonstrate that the business premises are appropriate for the NSI's stringent specifications. Membership of the NSI is recognised as the highest possible standard by police forces, insurance providers and fire services in the United Kingdom.
CCTV Installation can be carried out in Watford and also in nearby places like: Letchmore Heath, Oxhey, South Oxhey, Rickmansworth, Bushey Heath, Garston, Eastbury, Batchworth, Northwood, Bushey, Pinner, Croxley Green, Pinner Green, Elstree, Northwood Hills, Aldenham, and in these postcodes WD17 1RQ, WD17 1DU, WD17 1DG, WD17 1BB, WD17 1HG, WD17 1HQ, WD17 2BB, WD17 1QN, WD17 1PU, WD17 1RD. Local Watford CCTV fitters will likely have the phone code 01923 and the postcode WD17. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on CCTV installations in your location.
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