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CCTV AND ACCESS CONTROL

What is CCTV 

CCTV (closed-circuit television) is a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes.

CCTV relies on strategic placement of cameras and private observation of the camera's input on monitors. The system is called "closed-circuit" because the cameras, monitors and/or video recorders communicate across a proprietary coaxial cable run or wireless communication link.  Access to data transmissions is limited by design.

Older CCTV systems used small, low-resolution black and white monitors with no interactive capabilities. Modern CCTV displays can be high-resolution colour, providing the CCTV administrator with the ability to zoom in on an image or track something (or someone). Talk CCTV allows the administrator to speak to people within range of the camera's associated speakers.

Home and business CCTV cameras can be used to monitor and record:

  • Anti-social behaviour.
  • Security & surveillance.
  • Dark or hidden entrances.
  • Family & loved ones – check they are well.
  • Pets at home or in the garden.
  • Watching wildlife.

Home and Business CCTV System Features include:

  • Movement triggered recording.
  • Continuous monitoring or recording.
  • Night-vision, low light to HD colour cameras.
  • Bullet or Dome CCTV Cameras, internal or external.
  • Wired or wireless cameras.
  • Wired are recommended for fixed security usage but a
  • wireless camera can be flexible & fun.
  • Recording to tape, DVD, hard disk, computer or the cloud.
  • Viewing via computer, TV, the internet or smart phones.

What is access control?

The term ‘Access Control’ generally refers to a system that can control, monitor and restrict the movement of people, assets or vehicles, in, out and around a building or site.

The benefits of using an access control system include the prevention of loss or damage to capital assets and the reduced risk of personal injury to staff and visitors.

Access control applications range from controlling a single entrance door to managing a large complex site. Physical access control systems comprise three main components:

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