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CCTV Installation Chertsey Surrey (KT16): Over the past decade, advancements in technology and decreasing costs have led to a widespread adoption of CCTV systems and security cameras in Chertsey. Inadequate functionality of a CCTV system may hinder the anticipated security gains. For the very best outcome, you are advised to employ an accredited CCTV installation service when planning to install surveillance cameras on your Chertsey property. Verifying that a certified CCTV installation service meets industry regulations and standards is vital when searching for one to ensure the safe, secure and legal installation of your system.

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TYPES OF CCTV SYSTEMS

Analogue Equipment - Comprising a series of cameras, an analogue CCTV system uses a standard setup to monitor and record activity throughout a both outside and inside. Analogue systems can be installed to provide constant recording of video or take still frames and transfer them to a locally sited DVR (digital video recorder) for viewing and storage. If inspection by the police is necessary, video footage can readily be transferred to a DVD/CD or USB drive. Despite the fact that a lot of DVR's do have a web connection as standard, they are designed to perform as a standalone system. A CCTV system with remote viewing capabilities can offer greater convenience and accessibility, allowing you to view live footage of your property from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

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IP Security Systems - IP cameras hook up to an internet connection or a wireless intranet to transmit their images and video. Each of the cameras has its own unique IP address and links to a specific gateway on a computer system or DVR. IP systems can additionally send pictures, alarm notifications and video footage straight to your mobile, thus adding a supplementary security layer by preventing an intruder from removing evidence from a local DVR. To prevent any unauthorised viewing of the video and images, the encryption and security must be configured in the correct way.

Cloud Based CCTV Systems - To send video footage to "cloud" storage, these camera systems employ a secure encrypted gateway. Although this may appear to be a big advantage, both IP and analogue camera systems can also benefit from "cloud" technology. Normally used by security monitoring companies, these systems will usually come with a monthly or yearly payment plan (which may be determined by the amount of storage required).

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LIGHTING FOR CAMERAS

To provide video recording for even the darkest of conditions, many CCTV cameras on the market now come with some type of infrared lighting built-in. The images captured by an infrared camera may be of a fractionally poorer resolution in comparison with those taken in full daylight and they'll always be in black and white thanks to the nature of low light recording. It's quite possible, if you discover the night vision resolution is too low for your requirements, to install specialist lamps that yield a natural light source for your cameras. These offer the best options for recording colours in artificial light conditions, and can be configured to only switch on if your camera picks up movement.

Be cautious if you are using traditional security lighting with cameras, so you don't affect next door neighbours or shine lights directly on road traffic.

CCTV - THE LAW

The Data Protection Act (2018) takes effect if you have a household CCTV system where your cameras record footage of areas outside the perimeter of your property, such as a neighbour's garden or a public street. This does not make them illegal to use, it simply means that any recordings that you make are subject to the appropriate regulations.

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Advice on your legal obligations with regards to the recording of public areas, and specific information regarding signage to passers-by of your use of a CCTV system can be gleaned from the Information Commissioner's Office. To make sure that all the regulations are observed with regard to positioning cameras and recording public areas, you should hire a professional CCTV installation service in Chertsey, rather than going with the DIY option.

If your property is in a conservation area, is a listed building, is within a national park or is in an area of scientific interest, you will have to double check with the local authority whether planning permission for CCTV is necessary. Planning permission for the vast majority of other properties in Chertsey will not be necessary if they're positioned at least 2.5 mtrs above the ground and they don't protrude more than a metre from your external walls.

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SELECTING THE BEST CCTV SYSTEM

There are CCTV systems available for all houses in Chertsey no matter what the level of their budget and security requirements. Your circumstances might dictate that all you need is a single camera to monitor your front entrance, whilst a larger premises might need multiple cameras with motion detection technology that is connected to a security company's monitoring service. To install a security system that fits your specific circumstances and needs it is wise to employ a reliable Chertsey CCTV specialist.

They will also make certain your spending budget isn't overstepped or attempt to sell you equipment that is not needed. A reputable company in Chertsey will pride themselves on the highest level of service and aftercare at all times, even if you aren't investing a great deal of cash on your CCTV camera system. It is generally a wise idea to get a minimum of 3 different estimates for the security system you want to put in.

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To act as a deterrent to trespassers and burglars some cameras might need to be obvious and fully visible, however with clear signage discrete cameras can sometimes prove to be just as effective. Skillfully fitted, well-located and highly visible CCTV camera systems have been identified as the strongest deterrent to any potential criminal - and that came from the mouths of former burglars themselves.

If you have bought a CCTV security system from an online supplier or electronics shop, you are still able to get skilled assistance in its siting and installation. Any local Chertsey alarm and security company will still install your CCTV system, even if you've not purchased it through them. Whatever brand and size of CCTV system you may have bought, they'll have the knowledge and expertise to swiftly and efficiently get it installed.

ACCREDITATION, STANDARDS, TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

When picking out a CCTV system for your Chertsey property always watch out for the British Standard BS EN 62676 symbol These specifications give guidance to installation teams on the recommendations for CCTV systems and how well they should operate. You may find you have difficulty in rectifying the situation, if you buy and install non-standard equipment and it does not live up to the levels generally offered by the installers.

An experienced CCTV company should have membership of a trade body, or be affiliated to an accepted security association. So it's sensible to check this out before you choose one. The major professional associations to look out for in the United Kingdom are:

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The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - As an independent UK trade association, the NSI promotes the security industry by endorsing the most reputable CCTV and security firms in the country. Any company that wants to join the NSI has to undergo a demanding vetting process, during which they need to show their skills in designing, maintaining and installing CCTV equipment and any related security devices that may be involved in the scope of their work. Information also need to be provided in relation to; equipment calibration and maintenance, personal and company liability insurances and employee training and vetting, together with showing that their company premises are up to security industry standards. In the UK and EU, it is widely recognised as the topmost standard by fire & rescue services, insurance providers and the police.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) - Within the security and CCTV industry, the BSIA is one of the highest regarded trade associations. Every registered member of the BSIA must adhere to the Codes of Practice for the industry, and must abide by ISO 9000 legislation, and British Standards for security installations.

Secure By Design - SBD is an official police initiative with an aim to reduce crime. Its objectives are to strengthen the security of all properties by working together with architects, security installers and construction firms.

The Security Institute - The biggest of all the trade associations for security technicians, the SI is recognised and respected within the security sector. The SI has over four thousand five hundred members from all aspects of the security industry and promotes best working practices, professional competence and setting the highest security standards for all its members.

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Does CCTV Help Prevent Crime in Chertsey?

On the subject of home security, a popular question that's regularly asked is "Do CCTV cameras help to stop crime?" The answer to that question appears to be - undoubtedly, yes. To determine whether this is in fact the case several studies have been done in the United Kingdom, and they have produced some interesting results.

A major insurance firm, who literally questioned former thieves as part of their research, discovered that the presence of barking dogs and CCTV cameras are the two situations that are most likely to prevent a break-in. When contemplating a break-in or crime, the key concern for the offender seems to be not attracting attention to themselves.

Further studies cited by the College of Policing indicate that crime can certainly be lowered by the presence of CCTV surveillance in both private and public environments. It was estimated that an average of 16% of crimes were prevented by CCTV cameras, and these statistics were based on forty one independent studies. The reductions were even more significant with regards to crime on vehicles, where an extraordinary 23% drop was recorded. This impact is apparently even more evident when the CCTV cameras are actively monitored.

It is believed that crooks are primarily put off by:

  • The increased use of a protected area by the public.
  • The actual risk of being recognised.
  • The perception of the risk of being arrested.
  • The fact that potential crime victims are taking extra security precautions.

Fake/Dummy CCTV Cameras

If you can't really afford real CCTV cameras or don't want to go to the lengths of having a full-blown security system installed, there is always the option of putting up some fake/dummy CCTV cameras instead. Dummy CCTV cameras are considerably cheaper than the real thing, and you could benefit from having fake CCTV cameras put in, whether you are a householder or a business owner in Chertsey. The fake CCTV cameras that are available to buy nowadays are incredibly realistic, and they are difficult to distinguish from the real thing for all but the most inexperienced eye.

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I have quite often seen claims that a seasoned criminal aren't going to be duped by a fake camera and that dummy CCTV will only discourage the opportunist burglar. Having said that, a phony camera is much better than no camera at all, and should surely make your premises less appealing than an entirely unshielded one. And, when you take into account the fact that a fair proportion of crimes perpetrated in Chertsey are indeed opportunistic, the benefits are plain to see.

If you can make a criminal think twice about targeting your home or premises, there is a pretty good chance that they'll look elsewhere, and the vast majority of burglars in Chertsey, or anywhere else for that matter, favour an easy target.

Available in all shapes and sizes, for both interior and exterior use, dummy CCTV cameras can be bought for as little as £6 up to £40 or even more for elaborate versions.

Night Vision CCTV Chertsey

What is Night Vision CCTV? - Night vision CCTV is a security camera system that is equipped with infrared (IR) technology that enables the cameras to capture clear images and videos in no light or low light conditions. The infrared technology lights up the area being monitored and produces footage in black and white, providing a clear and sharp view even in complete darkness.

Night vision CCTV cameras are commonly used for a variety of security applications, including domestic and commercial properties, industrial premises, and other places where surveillance is necessary at night time. They come in various types, such as bullet cameras, dome cameras and PTZ (pan, tilt,zoom cameras, each with different features to suit different surveillance requirements. Certain night vision cameras can provide as much as 100 feet of visibility in complete darkness, meaning they are suitable for large outside areas. The footage that these cameras capture can be recorded for later review, or monitored in real-time, providing an extra layer of security for homes and businesses in Chertsey.

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(This CCTV Chertsey article was edited and updated on 20-02-2024)