In town and city centres and other potential crime hot-spots, CCTV installations and the effects of CCTV security systems on rime is clearly illustrated through declining crime statistics.
With their use established in the public sector, the case for CCTV installations security systems for commercial and other organisations has become clear.
Electrim Control Systems is a leading provider of electronic security and fire detection systems, and behind some of the best known brands in the industry.
Benefits of CCTV
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 a conviction.
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. CCTV is considered to be the most effective method of reducing crime.
CCTV System Integration
We provide CCTV systems to fit all applications from the small corner shop, to an office block, a hospital, town centre or airport system with thousands of cameras.
We can work with you to identify your security needs and objectives, and develop a system to answer them. Electrim Control Systems will also help ensure you meet your legal obligations.
Systems with integrated CCTV can be developed to deal with particular problems. For instance: an Access Control system to provide confirmation against a stored image that a swipe card is being used by the card owner and not an intruder. Similarly, a alarm signal from an Intruder Alarm System can cause the CCTV system to record the event and identify the person who caused the alarm, to provide valuable evidence if required.
Our expertise across all types of electronic security means that we can integrate these systems with other security measures. Our CCTV can be intelligently linked to other systems including:
- Access Control
- Intruder Alarms
- Fire Detection
- Electronic Article Surveillance
- Remote monitoring
Electrim Control Systems CCTV monitoring centre can provide 24-hour monitoring, with visual patrols or event driven observation, triggered by integrated motion or other sensors. Trained operatives can alert emergency services or initiate other procedures, as required, ensuring a swift and appropriate response to any situation.
When intelligently linked with remote monitoring, CCTV can also prevent crime with our full audio facilities, which enables our analysts to give warnings to potential attackers or assistance to staff, customers and other visitor to the site.
CCTV – Advanced Digital Technology Lets CCTV Work Harder For You
With Digital CCTV technology there is no need to replay hours of tape to search for an incident. CCTV footage can be searched by simply entering a date and time or applying a mouse pointer to a timeline on a monitor screen.
If the incident time is not known, a search can be made by marking an area on the image and asking the system to search for activity in that area, a list of events will be offered for review. During all these operations, normal recording continues, uninterrupted.
Digital recorders offer significant benefits over VCR?s. These include:
- Low maintenance
- Never stops recording
- Superior image quality
- Instant Playback
- Fast image search & retrieval
- Easy alarm management
- Superior archiving capabilities
- Simultaneous Playback, Record & Archive
- No tapes required (unless archiving)
- Remote transmission & networking
CCTV Security Systems – Creating A Safer Retail Environment
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.
CCTV Product Range
A variety of cameras, lenses, housings, mounts and lamps are available to accommodate specialist needs or general-purpose use.
Generally the accepted standard for most installations where good lighting is available.
These cameras have all the benefits of colour, combined with the superior night time performance of monochrome cameras and Infra-red lighting.
Lens selection is especially critical since the choice directly affects the size, and quality of the image. Various options are available to meet the most demanding of requirements.
PTZ & Dome Cameras
Allow an operator to direct the camera to the area of interest. Powerful zoom capabilities and fast movement allow targets & patterns of operation to be programmed. Various mounting options are available for internal or external use.
The analogue VCR has been the standard method of recording for many years, and is now joined by Digital recorders
These utilise PC technology and record the footage to a Hard Disk or DVD. Some systems also use CD/RW and /or Digital Audio Tape (DAT) for archive purposes. Digital recorders are available as single channel or multi channel products, thus eliminating the need for a separate multiplexer.
Systems employing many cameras require a means of selecting and displaying the footage from the required camera on a particular display monitor.
These generally used in small, low cost applications. A manual switcher allows users to select the required camera by pressing an appropriate button. These devices can also switch from one camera to another automatically, or on receipt of an alarm.
Large CCTV systems, employing many cameras and monitors, will require a means of distributing the footage to the selected monitors and recording devices. This can be achieved with a Matrix Switcher. With multiple keyboards, several operators are able to control the system at the same time.