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CCTV Installation Willingdon East Sussex (BN20): CCTV systems and security cameras in Willingdon have become a common sight over the last ten years mostly due to ever reducing costs and improvements in technology. Yet not all CCTV systems deliver the same security benefits, especially if the cameras have been improperly sited. If you are looking for improvements in security by fitting a CCTV system it is strongly suggested you use a reputable CCTV installation service in Willingdon.

TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS

Analogue Equipment - Can have multiple cameras to record all aspects of your property, both outside and inside. They basically record images and video to locally sited Digital Video Recorders (DVR) and are able to supply an internet link for viewing remotely via your smartphone or PC. The DVR will have an option to transfer stored data to an external storage device, like a USB drive, or may have a CD or DVD recorder inbuilt to permit images and video to be handed to the relevant authorities for evidence purposes. They are designed to work as a standalone CCTV system without the need for an internet connection.

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Internet Protocol Systems - Using Internet Protocols (IP), these cameras hook up with a wireless intranet or internet connection to transfer their footage. Each of the cameras has got its own unique IP address and links to a specific gateway on a computer system or DVR. IP systems also send video footage, pictures and alarm notifications directly to your smartphone, subsequently adding an extra bit of security by preventing a burglar from removing video evidence from a local DVR. Security needs to be correctly set-up to avoid unwanted people from tapping into your videos.

Cloud Systems - CCTV cameras make use of an online connection via an encrypted server to store and save all video footage and images in the "cloud". Provided that your CCTV system is able to connect to the web, either through a router as in IP cameras, or via the DVR in an analogue system, it will have the capacity to use cloud storage. Cloud recording usually has a monthly fee which is determined by how much space is required on servers and whether you require remote monitoring by a security firm.

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LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS

Today's CCTV cameras often come equipped with integrated infrared illumination to allow for dark conditions. Any infrared CCTV camera will record black and white video at night and at a somewhat lower resolution when compared to the camera's daylight footage. It is possible, if you think the resolution at night is not good enough for your requirements, to put in special lamps that produce a natural light source for your CCTV system. These provide you with the most effective options for recording colours under artificial lighting, and can also be configured to only turn on if movement is detected by the cameras.

If you are using motion sensor security lights with a CCTV camera, you have to make certain that the light does not overly shine on neighbour's property and gardens, or shine directly into any oncoming traffic areas.

CCTV AND THE LAW

If your CCTV system captures images from any part of public areas or a neighbouring property you are governed by Data Protection Act regulations. This does not make them illegal, it just means that any recordings that you make are regulated.

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) can provide advice on the regulations in regards to the monitoring of public areas, which includes targeted instructions regarding disclosure signs to the public of your use of CCTV cameras. You can guarantee all legal obligations are met by choosing a certified CCTV company in Willingdon for the installment of your CCTV security system.

If your property is listed, is in a conservation area, is in an area of scientific interest or is in a national park, you will have to double check with the local council whether planning permission is required. Planning permission can be sidestepped on most other homes in Willingdon as long as the lights and cameras don't jut out from your outside walls by more than a metre and they are fitted at least 2.5 metres from ground level.

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PICKING THE RIGHT CCTV SYSTEM

Whatever your budget is you should be able to find a CCTV system that matches your requirements. The least expensive security system may still be able to offer remote monitoring and recording from just one camera, while a multi-device, motion detecting system linked to your alarm and monitored remotely by a specialist company, will of course be at the top end of the budget scale. A reliable CCTV installation company in Willingdon will evaluate all your constraints and needs to supply you with the best CCTV apparatus at an acceptable price.

A decent Willingdon CCTV installer will also adhere rigidly to your budget and make sure you receive the most suitable CCTV camera system for your price range. It should not matter how much you shell out on a CCTV system, a trustworthy installer in Willingdon will take pride in offering the highest level of service. It's generally advisable to get at least 3 different price quotes for the equipment you wish to put in.

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Certain locations might need discrete cameras, whilst others may need a more visual presence in order to act as a deterrent to intruders. A well positioned CCTV camera system has been proven through interviews with ex-burglars to offer the biggest deterrent to would be burglars.

Maybe you've purchased a CCTV system from an electronics store or online retailer, and need assistance with its fitting and setup. Any local Willingdon professional alarm and security installation specialist will still fit your CCTV equipment, even if you have not purchased it through them. Whichever size and model of system you might have bought, they'll have the expertise and knowledge to quickly and effectively get it installed and set up.

TRAINING, ACCREDITATION, STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

You should only consider CCTV cameras that carry the British Standard BS EN 62676 for the protection of your Willingdon home or business premises. This British Standard kitemark specifies how effectively a CCTV security system is supposed to operate and offers instructions on its installation to security technicians. It's not a legal requirement to have a BS EN 62676 compliant CCTV system installed, but non-British Standard equipment mightn't have been adequately tested and if the system doesn't meet your high expectations, you might find you have little or no recourse.

The security industry is highly regulated and a competent CCTV installation company should have membership to a trade body, or have an affiliation with one or more established security associations. The following are the principal United Kingdom security trade associations:

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The National Security Inspectorate - As an independent UK trade body, the National Security Inspectorate promotes the security and fire safety industry by recommending the most reputable security firms and CCTV installers throughout the country. The vetting procedure is stringent and includes a company showcasing their proficiency in the design, maintenance and installation of a wide array of security equipment. A security company must also provide data and records that relate to; company and personal liability insurances, employee vetting and training, equipment calibration and maintenance, and must also show that its premises are appropriate for the NSI's stringent specifications. Membership of the NSI is acknowledged as the highest possible standard by police forces, fire services and insurance companies in the United Kingdom.

The Security Institute (SI) - The largest of all the trade associations for security companies, the SI is respected and recognised within the security sector. The SI has over 3000 members from every area of the security industry and promotes best working practices, professional competence and the highest security standards for all its membership.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is a trade association for the security industry within the UK. All of its registered members must adhere to the security industry's Codes of Practice, British Standards for CCTV installations and conform to ISO 9000 regulations.

Secure By Design (SBD) - Founded with the aim of crime reduction across the UK, the SBD is a government backed police security initiative. They work with builders, installers and designers to strengthen the security of domestic and industrial buildings all across Great Britain.

It is a well known fact that householders are more likely to accept a recommendation from a member of their family or a friend. Therefore, if you have friends, family or neighbours who've recently has CCTV installed, and were satisfied with the outcome you can ask if they are prepared to recommend them. Word of mouth is often seen as much better than commercial advertising and reviews, because it gives a clearer perception of quality, and comes from the mouth of a person you trust. You'll want to get at least 3 or 4 quotations from your list of prospective tradesmen in Willingdon.

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CCTV Installation can be done in Willingdon and also nearby in: Hailsham, Foulride Green, Polegate, Litlington, Upper Dicker, Magham Down, Hellingly, Selmeston, Alfriston, Wannock, Jevington, Sayerland, Summerhill, Stone Cross, Arlington, Hankham, Eastbourne, together with these postcodes BN20 9SB, BN20 9NL, BN22 0HS, BN20 9RJ, BN22 0NL, BN20 9JA, BN20 9NP, BN22 0HX, BN20 9PN, BN20 9HX. Locally based Willingdon CCTV fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01323 and the postcode BN20. Simply click the "quote" banner to get information on CCTV installation in your area.

Makes and Models of Surveillance and CCTV Camera

There is plenty of choice if you've decided that you would like to install CCTV on your property in Willingdon, and there are a whole host of surveillance and CCTV cameras on the market at the moment. Leading surveillance cameras in 2020 include brands and models such as: Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, Ring (Stick Up Cam, Spotlight Cam, Indoor Cam, Floodlight Cam), EufyCam2, Arlo Pro 3, Ezviz C3W Wi-Fi Security Camera, Blink (Outdoor Cam, Indoor Cam), D-Link Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera, Logitech Circle View and Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera.

Does CCTV Reduce Crime in Willingdon?

A typical question which is frequently asked with regards to home security is "Do CCTV cameras prevent crime?" The answer seems to be - most definitely, yes. In recent years various studies have been done to find out whether this is the case, and some interesting results have emerged from this research.

A prominent insurance firm, who actually questioned former criminals as part of their research, learned that barking dogs and the presence of CCTV cameras are the 2 situations that are most likely to forestall a burglary. It appears that the chief concern or issue when considering a crime is to refrain from any break-in that is liable to attract attention to the offender.

Also the subject of a College of Policing review, CCTV surveillance cameras in both private and public environments were found to lower the likelihood of criminal activity. Based on 41 separate studies, something like 16% of criminal offences were prevented by CCTV cameras on average. For vehicle crimes, the results were even more impressive, with reductions of around 23%. When the cameras are actively monitored, this impact is apparently even more obvious.

It's believed that crooks are predominantly deterred by:

  • The fact that added precautions are being taken by possible victims or crime.
  • Their awareness of the probability of being caught.
  • The actual risk of being caught or recognised.
  • The encouraged public use of an area.

Will CCTV Reduce the Cost of My Insurance?

This is a question that we are commonly asked, and sadly the answer is typically "No". A modest discount could be offered by some insurers, where CCTV is installed, but normally only when it is being used in conjunction with a burglar alarm or more elaborate security system. Unless a security alarm is professionally installed, a lot of insurers will still be reluctant to give you any money off.

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The amount you actually pay for your home insurance is largely influenced by where you live (your particular postcode), the house value and how much contents insurance you require. When it comes to insurance, the overriding factor is actually the crime rate in your area of Willingdon.

The fact remains that most homes in Willingdon still do not have CCTV, and if you consider this from the insurance company's standpoint, they may well speculate on why you've decided to install cameras. It may be that there has been a crime surge in your part of Willingdon and you are taking extra precautions - this could perhaps be seen as an increased risk by insurers.

In the final analysis, the best reasons for installing CCTV ought to be that it provides evidence in case of an offence or break-in, it deters criminals and it improves your sense of security.

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Dummy CCTV Cameras Willingdon

If you don't want to go to the extreme of having CCTV installed or cannot really afford the outlay of a comprehensive security system, you could maybe consider putting up a few dummy CCTV cameras to help prevent criminal activity or deter intruders. You can reap the benefits of having dummy/fake CCTV cameras put in, whether you are a householder or a business owner in Willingdon, and obviously when compared to the genuine article, they're significantly cheaper. To the untrained eye, the fake CCTV cameras that can be purchased today are extremely realistic, and it is not that easy to tell the difference between these and the genuine products.

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We're often told that a determined criminal will rarely be fooled by a fake camera and that only the opportunistic thief will be put off by this form of deterrent. However, a dummy CCTV camera is much better than no camera at all, and should undoubtedly make your property less appealing than a completely unshielded one. And, when you consider the fact that a fair percentage of the crimes committed in Willingdon are indeed opportunistic, the benefits are undeniable.

In Willingdon (or anywhere else in the UK for that matter), the majority of criminals favour easy pickings, and there is a high probability that they will search for an easier target if you can put doubts in their mind about trying to get into your home or business premises.

Available in all styles and sizes, for both inside and outside use, dummy CCTV cameras can be bought for for anything from around £6 up to £40 or more for sophisticated versions.

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CCTV Installation Around Willingdon: People living in the following streets and areas have recently requested CCTV installation - Lodge Avenue, The Grove, Bailey Crescent, The Thatchings, Winchester Way, Dutchells Way, Wannock Avenue, Eastbourne Lane, St Mary's Close, Meadows Road, Eastbourne Road, Green Lane, Oxendean Gardens, Church Lane, Wheelwright Close, Oldfield Avenue, Church Close, Wayfaring Down, Jordans Lane West, Tas Combe Way, The Dene, Cornmill Gardens, Went Hill Gardens, The Croft, Scanlon Close, as well as these local Willingdon postcodes: BN20 9SB, BN20 9NL, BN22 0HS, BN20 9RJ, BN22 0NL, BN20 9JA, BN20 9NP, BN22 0HX, BN20 9PN, BN20 9HX.

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