CCTV Security Systems : Design : Installation : Maintenance : Monitoring
Choosing the right CCTV system (Closed Circuit Television) and having it professionally installed will provide extra safety for commercial and residential properties.
CCTV is a visual surveillance technology designed for monitoring a variety of environments and activities.
CCTV Systems can be standalone on site systems, fully networked to provide visual access from a remote location or integrated with other systems to offer automatic viewing in response to activations.
The Plexus Security Group can offer several solutions incorporating CCTV systems ranging from:
Every camera is selected based on the scene it is to view and the environment in which it will work. With literally thousands of different models available from hundreds of manufacturers, the correct selection of cameras is key to the performance of a system.
Recording and Storage
The single biggest development within the CCTV industry in the last 10 years has been the migration from tape based analogue recording to tape free digital technology.
With hard drive capacities continuing to grow it is possible to offer long term storage of high quality, high frame rate recording with the added advantage of fast image search, retrieval and archiving to DVD.
Monitoring and Control
From dedicated control rooms utilising the latest technology DLP monitor walls to single monitoring systems every CCTV system requires a user interface. This must be simple to operate and ergonomically engineered to minimize fatigue to the user. IP networks are often used to allow multiple users to benefit from access to CCTV system on their PC or Laptop.
It is also possible to offer remote building management services such as the control of gates, barriers and lighting.
CCTV can be used as a cost effective alternative to manned guarding by providing 24 hour, event driven monitoring. Plexus Group members are certified to BS8418:2010 NSI approval for the design and installation of remotely monitored CCTV systems.
Highly trained operators in a BS8418 accredited Monitoring Station can respond to and prevent unauthorized access by challenging potential intruders, alerting emergency services and initiating predetermined procedures.
IP CCTV is able to offer high-quality, high-performance network-based CCTV systems. Providing powerful distributed system architecture and a hardware/software platform for the total utilisation of today’s Ethernet networks. These non-centralised systems allow customers to make use of a facility’s network and network infrastructure, representing significant savings in cabling, hardware and manpower resources.