CCTV Tips

  • Mobiles, apps, digital this and digital that - We live in a world where technology moves fast, and constantly upgrading our devices is part of our routine. With IP CCTV offering amazing resolution and cool features such as facial recognition, video analytics capabilities and more, it's easy to miss how good analogue CCTV systems are.

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  • IP CCTV: What you need to know

    If you’re determined to get the latest in technology to future proof your investment in a security system, then IP CCTV is what you’re looking for. The term IP CCTV is a buzzword these days, but what’s all the buzz about?

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  • If you are among the many home and business owners who've made the decision to take control of their security, here are:

    8 Helpful Tips Now that you Own a CCTV System

    1. Use Weatherproof Cables If the installation cables are mostly external to your property, you'll want them to be weatherproof to avoid any weather damage.

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    If you are a first time CCTV buyer, here are 4 reasons why pre-configured kits are the best choice for you:

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    Technical specs for CCTV equipment can sound complicated at first, in this article we highlight

    5 Things you Need to Know About CCTV Cameras:

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  • If you've ever taken a photo in sunlight from your smartphone or placed an older model CCTV camera outside in a position where it is exposed to varying degrees of brightness, the chances are that at one point in time you may have experienced loss of detail in the darker areas of the picture. You may also have noticed that in some conditions you can also lose definition in the brighter parts of the picture too leading to what is mostly an ineffective and unusable picture quality.

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    Over the past decade we have seen CCTV becoming more accessible and easier to install. This has led to an increase in the use of cameras in the UK by both the general public and business owners. This has greatly helped to protect the people of the UK and their property, however there are a few legal pitfalls that some users may not know exist when capturing footage in both public and private property. This blog will highlight some of the main factors that need to be considered to have a legal CCTV system securing your property.

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  • The UK has seen an ever increasing amount of data being used, transferred and stored over the last decade. One of the main contributors to this increase was the advent of Ultra HD screen resolutions such as 4K and the upcoming 8K. It is currently estimated that around 70% of internet traffic consumed is video content. As the new wave of Ultra HD resolutions have a dependence on large amounts of data to work efficiently, it was thought by experts in compression technology that a solution that improves the current standard of data compression was required.

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  • Why you should change your default CCTV password

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    Recently it has been widely reported about websites which have been openly streaming video from surveillance systems across the globe, the largest being a website called Insecam which featured over 73,000 live streams from networked CCTV systems whose owners had failed to change their default DVR & NVR passwords. There have been reports criticizing Continue reading

  • Understanding CCTV Cameras FAQ

    This CCTV camera faq guide should help you choose security cameras to best suit your needs. If you want the most out of your CCTV system then this choice is critical to providing you with the security you need. This FAQ should explain some of the more complex and misunderstood aspects of cameras.

     

    How does a camera work?

    Like a human eye, light enters through the pupil (camera lens), then it hits the retina (image sensor) which processes the image into a signal. This signal is Continue reading

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