CCTV systems for home and business
We offer a range of different CCTV systems to suit different needs.
Night Vision CCTV – Night vision security cameras provide continuous surveillance and high-resolution images combined with considerable digital image storage. Most systems permit data storage from multiple cameras to a single DVR. You can opt for continuous footage or take a still shot every five or 10 seconds. Further options include colour or black and white, outdoor or indoor models, available light settings and more.
HD CCTV – High definition cameras provide excellent quality images, valuable for identifying intruders, number plates etc. We strongly recommend HD CCTV over standard systems.
IP CCTV (or WiFi CCTV) – Internet Protocol CCTV cameras turn images into data and then send this through a computer network or internet connection, allowing you to view the images on any internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world. There’s no need for the cable connections, making IP CCTV more convenient to instal. We can recommend mobile apps to enable you to connect from your phone or tablet to your home CCTV system and we will help with the configuration of this app when we install your CCTV system.
Wired CCTV – While wireless CCTV is our recommended option for smaller applications, a wired CCTV system is more suitable for coverage of large areas.
Covert Cameras – While most CCTV cameras provide a visible deterrent to prospective intruders, covert cameras (also known as ‘spy cameras’ or ‘secret cameras’) are designed to catch criminals in the act. They come in many ingenious forms, including miniature cameras that can be clipped to your clothes, disguised as a smoke detector, intruder alarm or even a clock. But the use of covert cameras is strictly regulated by The Data Protection Act 1998, so make sure you’re aware of the law before installing covert cameras. We can advise you on that.
In essence, you are free to place as many secret cameras in your own private property as you like, as long as they are only capturing footage of your property. If you want to add CCTV to the outside of your property, you need to make sure they can only capture footage of your property, not neighbouring houses or strangers in the street.
In places of business, hidden cameras may only be used in cases where the business owner suspects a specific crime, such as theft, and intends to involve the police. Otherwise, secret monitoring amounts to the unlawful infringement of a worker’s human rights in the workplace.
For expert advice on the use of CCTV, talk to Spy
Talk to us