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CCTV Installation Grays Essex (RM17): The technology improvements in CCTV cameras, and their ever reducing prices, means they are an increasingly common sight on domestic and commercial buildings in Grays. Nevertheless a poorly installed and designed CCTV system might not provide the security benefits you are interested in. If you are looking at ways to improve your security by the installation of a CCTV system it is highly recommended you use an established CCTV installation service in Grays.


Analogue CCTV - These are the traditional systems that can record and monitor activity over a multi-camera installation. Analogue style systems can be installed to provide constant recording of video or take still frames and transfer them to a local Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for storage. The DVR will have an option to transfer stored data to an external device, like a USB drive, or may have an inbuilt CD or DVD recorder to permit images and video to be given to the authorities for evidence purposes. The internet connection is optional, because these CCTV installations are designed to work as a standalone system.

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Internet Protocol Systems - Wireless cameras connect to a local device using their own intranet (network), or can connect to a router for the transmission of their recorded video. The DVR part of an IP system has got a secured gateway into which the cameras can link wirelessly, whilst also having the ability to connect through a router for monitoring purposes. The advantage with IP cameras is the capacity to record video and images to another location, such as your smartphone, so any identifying data cannot be deleted by the intruder on site. However, the encryption and security features have to be configured correctly to prevent any unsanctioned viewing of your cameras and their recordings.

Cloud Based Systems - CCTV cameras use an internet connection via an encrypted and secure server to store and save all video and images in what is known as the "cloud". So long as your CCTV system can 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. To store data in the "cloud" typically involves a monthly or annual fee and is actually based upon the quantity of data you need to store, and whether you want your property in Grays by a professional CCTV security company.

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Most cameras on sale now come equipped with some kind of in-built infrared lighting to enable recording in even the gloomiest settings. The images recorded by an infrared might be of a slightly lower resolution when compared with those captured in daylight and they will always be in black and white because of the nature of low light recording devices. It is possible, if you find the resolution at night doesn't meet your expectations, to fit specialist security lamps that generate a more natural light source for your cameras. These provide you with the most effective options for recording colours in artificial lighting, and can be set to only switch on if movement is detected by the cameras.

If you are using motion sensor security lights with a CCTV system, you have to make sure that the light doesn't shine brightly on neighbour's property and gardens, or shine straight onto a road.


If your CCTV system records any part of public areas or a neighbouring property or garden you're governed by the legislation within the Data Protection Act. This doesn't make them illegal to use, it simply means that all recordings are regulated.

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The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) can provide advice on your legal obligations in regards to the monitoring and recording of public or neighbouring areas, which includes precise instructions regarding signs to the general public of your use of CCTV. To avoid any problems with your legal obligations it is recommended that you use a reputable and certified CCTV installation specialist in Grays to install your CCTV cameras and any related devices.

You should not need planning permission for your external CCTV cameras unless you are mounting them onto a listed building, you live in a conservation area, you live within a national park or you're in a place of special scientific interest. You will be able to avoid the need for planning permission if you camera and lighting system is installed at least 2.5 metres above ground level and doesn't protrude more than one metre from the wall of your house.

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Whatever your budget is you can find a CCTV system that satisfies your requirements. The most economical system may still be able to provide you with remote monitoring and recording from a single camera, whilst a multi camera, motion detecting system connected to your security alarm and monitored remotely by a security company, will of course be at the top end of the budget scale. A reputable CCTV installer in Grays will evaluate all your needs and constraints to offer you the best CCTV products at an acceptable price.

A decent Grays installer will also do all that they can to ensure that costs don't go over your budget constraints, without making any shortcuts. You should be able to count on the highest possible levels of service for any installation from a trustworthy CCTV installer, irrespective of your budget. Do not accept the first estimate you are offered since it is always sound practice to obtain at least 3 estimates from different security companies.

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Certain zones might require hidden cameras, whilst others may need a more noticeable presence to act as a deterrent to burglars. A perfectly located CCTV camera system has been shown by interviews with ex-thieves to deliver the biggest deterrent to would be burglars.

Maybe you've bought a CCTV system from an online retailer or an electronics store, and need expert assistance with its fitting and setup. Any local Grays professional alarm and security installation contractor will still fit your CCTV equipment, even if you haven't bought it through them. With their knowledge of the different CCTV cameras available, they're likely to be familiar with any brand you have purchased, and will quickly and efficiently set up and mount your new equipment.


When selecting CCTV equipment for your Grays property always watch out for the British Standard BS EN 62676 kitemark. These specifications give guidance to installation teams on the recommendations for CCTV systems and how effectively they should perform. If you've non standard equipment fitted and it fails to meet the levels usually provided by the installation company, or your own requirements, you might find you have difficulty in rectifying the situation later.

CCTV installers, contractors and trades-people should all be members of at least one trusted trade association within the security and camera industry. The UK's main security trade organisations include:

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The Security Institute (SI) - The Security Institute is recognised and respected within the security sector, and hence holds the largest membership of security technicians and contractors in the UK. The Security Institute has over three thousand affiliates from all aspects of the security industry and promotes professional competence, best working practices and the highest standards in security for all its members.

The British Security Industry Association - Within the security and CCTV industry, the BSIA is one of the most highly regarded trade organisations. All of its registered members must observe the security industry's Codes of Practice, British Standards for CCTV installation and comply with ISO 9000 regulations.

Secure By Design - Founded with the aim of reducing crime throughout the United Kingdom, the SBD is a government backed police security initiative. In order to develop the physical security of residential and industrial buildings all across the country, Secure by Design work alongside builders, designers and installers.

The National Security Inspectorate - As an independent trade association, the NSI promotes the security and fire safety industry by highlighting top quality security firms and CCTV installers throughout the country. As part of the certification process a security firm must show their ability in the planning, installation and maintenance of CCTV and other security devices. A business must also prove they have vetted and trained employees properly, own suitable equipment and vehicles in their area of expertise, and that their company premises are suitable to promote the security industry in a good light. Membership is acknowledged as the highest standard by fire services, insurance providers and police forces in the UK.

It is said that a very high percentage of people see references from family and friends as the most reliable source of information before buying any product, or accessing any service, so if you have a friend or member of their family who's recently had CCTV installed, you could ask for a recommendation or reference. When all is said and done, word of mouth recommendations are more likely to be accepted, and this comes as no surprise, since we all love to talk about products and services to our friends and relatives. When you have got a list of possible contractors you should ask them to give you a quote - you'll need a minimum of three price quotes.

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CCTV Installation can be undertaken in Grays and also in nearby places like: Tilbury, Chafford Hundred, Rainham, Horndon on the Hill, Chadwell St Mary, Upminster, Aveley, West Tilbury, North Stifford, Stanford-le-Hope, Badgers Dene, Linford, Mucking, Orsett, Little Thurrock, as well as in these postcodes RM16 2TA, RM16 2PJ, RM16 2UJ, RM16 2TR, RM16 2EX, RM16 2RX, RM16 2UT, RM16 2DA, RM16 2JU, RM16 2EQ. Local Grays CCTV fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code 01375 and the postcode RM17.

Will CCTV Lower the Cost of My Insurance?

We're frequently asked about this, and the answer we most often give is "No". When used in conjunction with an intruder alarm, a CCTV installation might get you a small discount from a few insurance firms. Even in the case of an intruder alarm, a lot of home insurance providers won't offer you a reduction unless the alarm is professionally installed.

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The amount you pay for your home insurance is largely determined by the value of your property, your postcode and the level of contents insurance you require. When it comes to home insurance, the overriding factor is actually the current crime rate in your area of Grays.

The fact remains that most homes in Grays still do not have CCTV, and if you try looking this from the insurers viewpoint, they may speculate on why you're choosing to fit cameras. This might even be regarded as a heightened risk by your insurance company, because perhaps there's been increased criminal activity in your part of Grays, and that's why you're investing in CCTV.

When all is said and done, the best reasons for installing CCTV should be that it discourages criminals, it supplies evidence in case of an offence or break-in and it increases your sense of security.

Does CCTV Help Prevent Crime in Grays?

On the topic of home security, a popular question that's regularly asked is "Do CCTV cameras prevent crime?" The answer appears to be - undoubtedly, yes. To find out whether or not this is the case various research studies have been carried out in the United Kingdom, and they have come up with some intriguing results.

According to research done by a major insurance company who actually talked to former thieves, the two things that are most likely to discourage a burglary are the presence of CCTV cameras and barking dogs. Not attracting any attention seems to be the chief concern of the offender when contemplating a break-in or crime.

Further verification that crime can certainly be lowered by the existence of CCTV surveillance cameras in both private and public settings was cited by the College of Policing. Based upon forty one independent studies, something like 16% of crimes were prevented by CCTV cameras. And, even more impressive were the figures for crime on vehicles where approximately 23% of infractions were prevented. This impact appears to be even more prominent when the cameras are actively monitored.

The issues that mostly put crooks off are:

  • The increased use of a monitored area by the public.
  • The real likelihood of being caught.
  • The fact that potential victims or crime are taking more security precautions.
  • Their awareness of the risk of being arrested.

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To learn about how to pick a CCTV system check this out. To view the type of social media marketing that is being done on CCTV, check this out. If you'd like to read more about CCTV, you'll find information about traffic flow monitoring with CCTV, the technological developments in CCTV, CCTV in private homes, the applications of CCTV, CCTV in schools, the history of CCTV, IP cameras and CCTV for crime prevention, by heading to Wikipedia. If you are trying to find a CCTV fitter in Grays and want a craftsman who is qualified and accredited you can head off to Rated People or the government backed Trustmark website. Watch a YouTube video tutorial on wireless CCTV installation here. {Forums exist on a lot of topics, and CCTV is no exception, so take a peek at the Use IP forum

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Latest Essex CCTV installation enquiries: Ruqayyah and Rueben Armitage recently requested a price quote for CCTV camera installation in a house in Tilbury. Mr and Mrs Wyatt recently requested a quote for the installation of CCTV cameras in a bungalow in Great Wakering, Essex. Alfred Finlay and Daniela Finlay recently enquired about getting the installation of CCTV in a house in Tollesbury, Essex. Dara and Elizabeth Osman recently requested a price quote for CCTV installation in a semi-detached house in High Ongar. Ayden and Ayah Holman recently asked for a quote for the installation of a CCTV system in a semi-detached house in Kelvedon Hatch. Colin and Libby Mctaggart recently requested a price quote for the installation of CCTV in a semi-detached house in Nazeing, Essex. Alyssia Peterson and Harry Peterson recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a CCTV camera system in Wickham Bishops. Mr and Mrs Crossley recently enquired about getting the installation of CCTV in Blackmore, Essex.

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CCTV Installation Around Grays: CCTV Installation has recently been done in these Grays roads - Defoe Parade, Benson Road, Stifford Hill, The Barn, Albert Close, Culford Road, St Giles Close, Thurloe Walk, Schoolfield Road, Cedar Road, Semper Road, St Michaels Road, Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre, Adstock Way, Bowerman Road, Camden Road, Chadwell Road, Dukes Avenue, Seabrooke Rise, Blackmore Close, Churchill Road, Connaught Avenue, Southview Road, Conrad Close, Claremont Close, Baker Street, The Retreat, Blackshots Lane, St Annes Close, Toft Avenue, as well as the following Grays area postcodes: RM16 2TA, RM16 2PJ, RM16 2UJ, RM16 2TR, RM16 2EX, RM16 2RX, RM16 2UT, RM16 2DA, RM16 2JU, RM16 2EQ.

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