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CCTV Installation Clacton-on-Sea Essex (CO15): Security cameras and CCTV systems have become commonplace in Clacton-on-Sea over the last 10 years or so, due mostly to reduced costs and improvements in technology. Nevertheless not all CCTV systems deliver the same degree of security, particularly if the cameras have been poorly sited. If you are looking for improvements in security by installing a CCTV system it's recommended you use a certified CCTV installation firm in Clacton-on-Sea.


Analogue Systems - Can have multiple cameras to monitor and record activity over all aspects of your property, both outside and inside. Analogue style 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 viewing and storage. The stored images and videos can be removed via USB flash drive or DVD/CD for inspection and identification of suspects by the police for any criminal investigation. Although a lot of DVR setups do have a connection to the internet as standard, they are designed to work as standalone systems.

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IP Cameras - Wireless cameras connect with a local device using their own intranet (network), or can be connected to an internet router for the transmission of their video signals. The DVR in an IP system has got a secure gateway into which the cameras can link wirelessly, while also having the capacity to connect through a router for viewing and monitoring purposes. Having the ability to send notifications to your smartphone is a huge advantage of IP cameras, and the video and still images can be stored on your device for extra security. It has to be emphasised that passwords and other security features have to be strong enough on IP equipment and cameras to prevent any unsanctioned viewing of your CCTV recordings.

Cloud Systems - CCTV cameras make use of an internet connection via a secure encrypted server to store and save all images and video footage in what they call a "cloud". If your CCTV equipment is able to connect to the net, either through a router as in IP cameras, or via an analogue DVR system, they'll be capable of using cloud based storage. These systems are generally used in combination with security monitoring companies who charge an annual or monthly fee to keep an eye on your property in Clacton-on-Sea.

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Most cameras on the market nowadays come with some form of in-built infrared lighting to enable video recording for even the gloomiest areas. Any infrared camera will record video in black and white at night and at a marginally lower resolution than those of the device's daytime footage. If there is a substantial difference in resolution, it may be possible to put in additional security lighting with special lamps that will generate something close to natural light. These security lamps can provide a daylight effect for your CCTV cameras, as well as delivering brighter lights when any motion is picked up by your equipment.

Sensor security lighting can be employed alongside CCTV but, as with any such lighting they should never shine directly into the eyes of passing motorists or into neighbour's gardens and properties.


If your CCTV cameras capture footage from any public areas or a neighbouring garden or property you are subject to the legislation within the Data Protection Act. This Act doesn't mean that its illegal to use these cameras, however any data stored must be given protection from possible misuse for any individual who's captured in the footage.

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There are precise regulations on signs and notices for your CCTV camera system if you are going to be monitoring a public place or an area belonging to another person, and you should contact the Information Commissioner's Office for advice. You can make sure that all legal requirements are met by employing a competent CCTV service in Clacton-on-Sea for the installment of your CCTV security system.

If your property is within a national park, is in an area of special scientific interest, is in a conservation area or is a listed building, you will have to double check with the local council whether planning permission is required. Planning permission for the vast majority of other houses in Clacton-on-Sea is not needed if they're sited at least 2.5 metres above ground level and they do not stick out more than a metre from your external wall.

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Budgets should not have to be a decisive factor when it comes to picking an appropriate CCTV security system for your home or business premises in Clacton-on-Sea and there are packages out there to suit everyone. From a basic inside camera to capture exit and entry, to a multi-point IP camera system, with high definition recording and motion detection alarm linked equipment. A reputable CCTV installation company in Clacton-on-Sea will consider all your constraints and needs to supply you with the most suitable CCTV products at the right price.

A genuine Clacton-on-Sea CCTV installer will also stick rigidly to your spending budget and make sure you get the most suitable CCTV camera system for your price range. You should count on the highest possible levels of service for any installation from an experienced CCTV company, regardless of your budget. It's always a good idea to get a minimum of 3 different itemised quotations for the security system you want to put in.

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You may want to keep your surveillance cameras hidden from the public eye, or then again you may need them to act as a physical deterrent by being visible. It has frequently been proven through insurance interviews with ex-burglars and police reports, that carefully positioned, skillfully installed, and visible CCTV security cameras are the most effective deterrent to opportunistic burglars.

Perhaps you have purchased a CCTV system from an electronics store or online retailer, and need expert assistance with its fitting and setup. A local Clacton-on-Sea CCTV installation specialist should be able to help even if you haven't bought the equipment from them. They will be familiar and trained with all models of CCTV cameras and will offer a specialist service to install and setup your system.


You should always watch out for CCTV systems that carry the BS EN 62676 (British Standard) for the monitoring of your Clacton-on-Sea property. This British Standard kitemark states how effectively a CCTV system is meant to operate and offers guidelines on its installation to security contractors. Equipment can be installed that hasn't got the British Standards mark, but the reliability and quality will not have been analyzed and you may not have any recourse after the installation if it doesn't meet your expectations.

The security sector is highly regulated and any competent CCTV company should have membership of a trade body, or be affiliated to one or more recognised security associations. In the UK the main security trade associations include:

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The Security Institute (SI) - The biggest of all the trade organisations for security professionals, the Security Institute is respected and recognised within the security industry. With over three thousand registered members, the Security Institute guarantees that its certified members will deliver the highest standard of security by using best practices and following Codes of Conduct at every stage of installation, planning and maintenance.

Secure By Design (SBD) - Created with the aim of reducing crime throughout Great Britain, the SBD is a government initiative led by police forces. Its aims are to strengthen the security of all buildings by working with architects, construction firms and security companies.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) - As an independent UK trade association, the National Security Inspectorate promotes the security industry by showcasing the best CCTV and security firms throughout the country. The vetting process is stringent and includes a company demonstrating their proficiency in the installation, maintenance and planning of a wide array of security equipment. They must also show a council park, an adjacent street, an alleyway, a next door neighbours' garden, a footpath, and also company premises' suitability, all come under their stringent codes of practice. Members of the NSI are recognised throughout the UK and the European Union by the 3 emergency services, and insurance companies, as upholding the highest quality of standards within the security and fire industry.

The British Security Industry Association - Within the security and CCTV industry, the BSIA is one of the most highly regarded trade associations. All members of the BSIA are vetted and meet the British Standards, ISO 9000 regulations for all types of security installations, and follow all Codes of Practice for the industry.

It is quite possible that somebody you know in Clacton-on-Sea will have had CCTV installed in the past, therefore you could ask family, friends and neighbours for recommendations of CCTV installers they've found to be reliable. Word of mouth will tell if a project was done properly, and will come from someone who you trust to be truthful and honest. Even when a specific CCTV company has been recommended, you still ought to obtain at least 3 different quotations from different tradesmen in the area, to provide you with an idea of prices.

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CCTV Installation can be carried out in Clacton-on-Sea and also in nearby places like: Brightlingsea, Frinton-on-Sea, Little Oakley, Kirkby Cross, Wivenhoe, Great Holland, Great Clacton, Kirby-le-Soken, Weeley Heath, Holland-on-Sea, Jaywick, Thorpe-le-Soken, Great Bentley, together with these postcodes CO15 1AA, CO15 1NF, CO15 1SS, CO15 1RA, CO15 1DJ, CO15 1AJ, CO15 1NQ, CO15 1BX, CO15 1NX, CO15 1EJ. Local Clacton-on-Sea CCTV fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code 01255 and the postcode CO15.

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There are a number of reasons why CCTV might be installed in the workplace:

  • To keep tabs on employee performance.
  • Enforcing health and safety protocols or security procedures.
  • To reduce or prevent theft, violence and other offences.
  • To reduce misconduct.
  • To discourage damages to company property.

This should however be accomplished with a modicum of care, since mutual trust is critical in employer/employee relations. Employers must keep their employees notified about how any recording will be done, how long footage will be kept, what information will be captured and stored, what recorded pictures are likely to be used for and what captured footage will be used for.

CCTV and the Law

If you install CCTV in your home in Clacton-on-Sea and it records images beyond your property boundaries, such as a next door neighbours' garden, an alleyway or a public road, your use of the system will be covered by the data protection laws for the UK.

You're not actually breaking the law by doing this, but the law sees you as a "data controller" in this scenario, and you'll have to satisfy the legal responsibilities as laid down by the Data Protection Act (2018).

You are still allowed to film such images, providing that you appreciate that you must show that you are data protection compliant, and are showing respect for the legal rights of those who you are capturing at all times.

If you've got surveillance cameras that are recording images outside the perimeter of your property:

  • Recorded footage should only be stored for as long as it's needed, and you must erase it frequently.
  • You must let neighbours and passers-by know that you've got a CCTV system set up through clear signage.
  • Unless needed for a genuine legal dispute, you should erase footage of individual people when asked to do so.
  • You should not wrongly use the system nor permit others to do so.
  • When asked by the ICO or an individual, you must be able to fully explain the reason for recording these pictures.
  • You must always comply with subject access requests (SARs) within 30 days.
  • You must make sure that you don't film more video footage that is absolutely necessary.
  • You must securely hold any recorded footage, and make certain nobody else can watch it.
  • You must be able to give a justifiable and specific reason for wanting to film such footage.

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To help deter intruders or crime, there are plenty of available options, and you could perhaps stick up a few fake/dummy CCTV cameras if you can't really afford, or don't want to go to the lengths of installing a full-blown security system. Dummy CCTV cameras are significantly cheaper than the real thing, and you could reap the benefits of having dummy/fake CCTV cameras installed, whether you are a home or business owner in Clacton-on-Sea. Nowadays, the dummy cameras that are available to buy are extremely realistic, and to the untrained eye, are difficult to distinguish from the real ones.

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It is frequently declared that a dummy camera is only likely to deter the opportunistic burglar and that seasoned criminals aren't going to be duped by a phony camera. A fake camera, will however, make your premises much less attractive than an entirely unprotected one with no camera at all. And also, a considerable proportion of crime in Clacton-on-Sea is undoubtedly opportunist, so there certainly are benefits to be gained.

In Clacton-on-Sea (or anywhere else in the UK for that matter), the majority of burglars prefer an easy target, and there is a fairly decent chance that they will look elsewhere for easier pickings if you can make them think twice about trying to get into your home.

Dummy CCTV cameras can be purchased in all sizes and designs and prices range from as little as £6 to £30 or £40 for more sophisticated versions. They're also available for use both internally and externally.

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