CCTV - Closed Circuit Television. A television system
intended as a "closed" system, rather than broadcast system,
to be viewed by only a very limited number of viewers e.g. 1 camera
to 1 monitor in its simplest form.
Statistics point to major reductions in the amount of
crime being committed where there are cameras are installed. An article
in 'New Scientist' magazine showed that simply installing a system can
reduce crime, in the areas covered, by over 95%. As our customers inform
us that they are having similar results in all types of business, you
will begin to appreciate why CCTV is seen by many as the best system
for deterrent and detection.
CCTV equipment can provide instant alerts when trouble
occurs, ensuring that crime against people, theft and vandalism are
all substantially reduced. And when crime does occur, CCTV system incident
recording can provide valuable evidence, improving the likelihood of
CCTV security system technology and CCTV equipment can
be used in both internal and external environments to watch over and
protect people, property, vehicles and valuables.
In the retail sector, the use of CCTV is not confined
to the prevention of crime. Properly designed and implemented, modern
digital CCTV also provides valuable management information, as well
as crowd control, staff monitoring and support.
With a safer environment and increased peace-of-mind
for staff, customers and the general public, there are benefits in terms
of increased traffic and business.
Internal shrinkage is a major problem for the retail
sector. By using CCTV to monitor cashier activity, these losses can
be significantly reduced.
We can supply and install cameras hidden inside a variety
of everyday appliances and inconspicuous housings. Take a look at how
they can improve the effectiveness of your security installations!
- Hidden cameras are virtually undetectable yet provide
high quality picture
- Hidden cameras provide security without creating an
- They actually detect crime whereas visible cameras
tend to deter
- An effective solution for eliminating office theft,
shoplifting, stock shrinkage and burglary
CCTV is now commonplace in most environments with a
vast array of equipment available. As a professional installation company,
we can provide the best solution to meet your requirements and budget.
Our solutions incorporate only quality equipment from
manufactures that have been tried, tested and installed by ourselves.
We also lead the way in Ethernet CCTV, pioneering the
latest technology to transmit quality CCTV images over LAN's/WAN's and
What Digital CCTV Recording can do for you.
- Technology to take your CCTV recordings to a new dimension.
- Instant image retrieval
- Record what you need when you need it
- View your pictures anywhere in the world
- No tapes!
- Cost Savings
- Tape changes are eliminated saving tape costs and
Digital recording provides high quality images far in
advance of standard video tapes. Images may be easily copied or emailed
without degradation. Authentication software ensures images are tamperproof.
Standalone Digital Recorders offer a simple upgrade
for your current system retaining VCR style controls for easy use.
To ensure your CCTV system is working properly and up
to date Nova Security Systems can provide planned routine and preventetive
maintenence visits to your system, repairs to system not installed by
us. Please contact us for
"CCTV is a powerful weapon in preventing and
detecting crime – just look how it helped us catch the nail bomber
in a matter of days. But without proper maintenance, clean lenses and
decent tapes it's a bit like looking at things through a snowstorm."
Quote by: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner
Sir John Stevens
Whether you are protecting your business or your home
against robbery and theft, If you use CCTV to protect your premises
you should check your system.
There are a few simple rules to ensure that CCTV is
not rendered useless:
- Change tapes daily*
- Use them no more than 12 times*
- Keep tapes for at least a month (Check with your Data
- Use good quality tapes and check them by playing them
on a different machine*
- Ensure that the picture is clear
- Check that the time and date displays are correct
- Check that the picture is covering the right area
- Make sure there is enough light for the camera to give
a proper picture
*Time-Lapse Video Recorder
Nova Security can provide leasing for systems please
contact us for a quotation.
For CCTV recordings to be effective in detecting and
investigating crime they must be fit for purpose and easily accessible
by police investigators. For digital CCTV there are 4 main areas that
must be considered:
- Quality - are the pictures good enough?
- Storage - are the pictures stored appropriately?
- Export - can the pictures be easily exported from the system?
- Playback - can the pictures be easily viewed by authorised third parties?
As of 21st October 2001 it is a criminal offence to
use an unregistered CCTV system to record people in a public or private
place unless it meets certain criteria. Please use the links below to
find out more on the Data Protection Act.
Nova Security Systems Ltd installers of CCTV Systems,CCTV Installers
Manchester based covering Lancashire, Cheshire and all of the Northwest.